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Kelly: Ms. Kline, how do you think the attempt on Detective Alex Murphy's life will affect tomorrow's vote for the Dreyfus Act? Kline: At this time, Omnicorp's sole concern is the full recover …
asked May 13 '14 by Kinzle B
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Consider: The first layer might provide indemnification for losses between $50 million and $60 million, the next layer might cover losses between $60 million and $70 million. I think "for" here fi …
asked Mar 18 '14 by Kinzle B
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In movie Sin City the actor says The wind rises, electric. She's soft and warm and almost weightless. Her perfume is a sweet promise that brings tears to my eyes. I don't see what electric mean …
asked Feb 16 '14 by Kinzle B
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I remember "Crysis" was a common word in textbooks when I was in school, but "Crysis" has made way for "Crisis" in lots of articles I have read recently. Has "Crisis" really gained popularity? Any p …
asked Nov 26 '14 by Kinzle B
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The 5th & 6th definition of "all" in OALD: 5.consisting or appearing to consist of one thing only The magazine was all advertisements. She was all smiles (= smiling a lot). …
asked Feb 26 '15 by Kinzle B
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When I'd been a cadet, one term, we'd studied (among much else) a play by Shaw and a tragedy by Shakespeare. Shaw's plays had a clear message, explained importantly in the preface to each. One may …
asked May 30 '14 by Kinzle B
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The following line is taken from Sin City 2005, Bad guy: John Hartigan, Mr. "Law and Order", Mr. "By-The-Book", Mr. High and Mighty. I got to give you credit. Being such a straight arrow for …
asked Jul 4 '14 by Kinzle B
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Consider: I was almost shot for a moose. I was almost shot as a moose. I take them to mean the same thing. However, I think "for" here is a restricted usage, as in "He takes you for gran …
asked Jan 16 '15 by Kinzle B
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In OELD the 25th entry for "get" offers two examples, You get(= There are) all these kids hanging around in the street. They still get cases of typhoid there. I wonder why "you" is chosen …
asked Mar 16 '14 by Kinzle B
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The United States is the greatest perceived threat to the People's Liberation Army (PLA), a top military strategist told China Daily on Sunday, confirming remarks made last week to a group of v …
asked Oct 4 '14 by Kinzle B
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What, if anything, should financial risk managers of banks and other corporate entities be thinking and doing right now? Will such businesses suffer in a world of persistent, unbridled inflatio …
asked Jun 25 '14 by Kinzle B
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Left Ear (who is an explosives expert, but deaf in his right ear) : Okay, party people, here's the status. It's an anti-scaling fence. It's hardened, electro-plated steel. Yeah, I'm gonna have …
asked Dec 6 '14 by Kinzle B
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The following parts are taken from PEU:1 122.2 common or typical We often use can to say what is common or typical. Scotland can be very warm in September. Ann can reall …
asked Apr 25 '14 by Kinzle B
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“Fundamentals matter less in an environment like this,” said Orlando Green, a fixed-income strategist at Credit Agricole SA’s corporate and investment banking unit in London. “It’s very much driven …
asked Jul 21 '14 by Kinzle B
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With these facts, Katia figures out that her dad would be living in a country which has a warm climate where orchids can grow, has Tamil as one of its official languages and where advanced medi …
asked Jan 10 '16 by Kinzle B

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