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I'm studying the poem 'Ozymandias' by Percy Bysshe Shelley. The language is a bit complex, and that's why I want someone to tell whether my interpretation is correct or not. [...] on the sand, a s …
asked Feb 6 '17 by Soha Farhin Pine
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Beauty is a feast for the eyes of every. I'd thought it was Old English. But, someone said it's downright ungrammatical and isn't Old English. Beauty is a feast for the eyes of every person / …
asked Jul 17 '17 by Soha Farhin Pine
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According to Oxford Learner's Dictionary, next to in or into a position right beside somebody/something following in order or importance after somebody/something If: A is next …
asked Jun 23 '17 by Soha Farhin Pine
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According to Oxford Learner's Dictionary, next to in or into a position right beside somebody/something following in order or importance after somebody/something If: A is next …
asked Jun 23 '17 by Soha Farhin Pine
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His weird interests change so rapidly that it's hard to tell what he likes at any time. What I mean is: His weird interests change so rapidly that it's hard to tell what his current ones (int …
asked Aug 6 '17 by Soha Farhin Pine
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The sentence I'm talking about (in bold), along with relevant context: She was eight years old and small for her age, and the baby brother she carried on her left hip was large and plump [...] He …
asked Aug 6 '17 by Soha Farhin Pine
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I'm reading Arthur Conan Doyle's LOT NO. 249, and I'm having some troubles understanding the first paragraph. Of the dealings of Edward Bellingham with William Monkhouse Lee, and of the cause o …
asked Sep 14 '17 by Soha Farhin Pine
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From the comprehension book—Secondary English (Book 4) by Sadler Hayllar Powell: The following piece of writing comes straight from the childhood of Clive James, the author of Unreliable Memoirs. …
asked Jul 31 '17 by Soha Farhin Pine
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This question has many wonderful answers. But I would like to post a different approach. What if the broke in this sentence means this: broke adjective informal having completely run out o …
answered May 24 '17 by Soha Farhin Pine