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The way in which English is spoken, either formally or informally. As opposed to written usage.

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Here is an appropriate reference for this usage: What do you take me for? - Dictionary.com This means "What sort of person do you think I am?" For example, "What do you take me for, an idiot?" T …
answered Aug 20 '16 by JavaLatte
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If Ann and Bob are alone, Ann cannot use Bob's name in place of 'you' in the sentence. If Ann and Bob are with other people, Ann can use Bob's name in place of 'you', but this makes it clear that Ann …
answered Jan 10 by JavaLatte
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There isn't a convenient word for this, but the idiomatic expression that's most widely used (by those who have no fear for their own personal safety) is You'd make someone a lovely wife. This i …
answered Aug 30 '16 by JavaLatte
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Both sentences are nearly right. For the first sentence, the word meaning is normally followed by the preposition of. You can often work out what prepositions are used with a particular word by loo …
answered Jun 4 '16 by JavaLatte
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Omission of the auxiliary verb in questions is common for ESL speakers, and also occurs among native speakers in very informal usage and in certain regional dialects, however it is not considered corr …
answered Sep 18 '17 by JavaLatte
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This is the entry for thunder from the Cambridge Dictionary: thunder noun UK ​ /ˈθʌn.dər/ US ​ /ˈθʌn.dɚ/ B1 [U] the sudden loud noise that comes from the sky especially during a storm Note t …
answered Jul 2 by JavaLatte