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"I burst into tears every time I see my late Mother's picture." "I cry a lot every time I see my late Mother's picture." What is the difference between those two sentences?
asked Feb 3 '16 by Student
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There was a time before heroin took over Jessica Grubb’s life. “She was an incredible achiever, she made straight-As, she was smart as a whip, involved in social change,” her father said. What do …
asked Mar 29 '16 by Student
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I've come across 'the grim reaper is gone' and been surprised to encounter that they have put contemptuous bastard in the article: "This contemptuous bastard of a man has overseen “welfare reform …
asked Mar 19 '16 by Student
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I found Zilch. Every. Dang. Year. in A bittersweet farewell to the Obamas at their last White House Easter egg roll. Zilch is nothing at all What does Zilch. Every. Dang. Year. mean in this article? …
asked Mar 29 '16 by Student
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His English is exceptional. If it is applied to non-native speaker: What rank of English when someone is considered being "exceptional"? Does his knowledge of English is similar with native sp …
asked Feb 4 '16 by Student