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Use this tag for questions about meanings of whole sentences rather than phrases.

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Here, "it's" refers to Hehr's collection of actions and "off-script remarks" or perhaps the situation created by Hehr's actions and remarks. In the third sentence, the writer says that these remark …
answered Dec 15 '17 by farnsy
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Almost the same. Yes. When we use regardless, the implied bad thing may or may not happen or may be uncertain. Regardless of the costs, he is with us. Here the costs may or may not happen and …
answered Mar 31 '18 by farnsy
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This example does not specifically refer to the color of the room. The color spectrum here is a metaphor for the variety of aesthetic tastes. Essentially what is written here is that the decor of the …
answered Sep 28 '20 by farnsy
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I think you would normally just use "at" or "from." Let's try and do a little rewriting: Work on this thesis was supported by Big Company X and by the Institute for random things at one of the un …
answered Dec 24 '17 by farnsy
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"The portal" is an electronic tool that the junior researcher uses to store or disseminate her research. I do not work in the medical field so it is not clear to me exactly what this portal is in thi …
answered Oct 1 '18 by farnsy
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You did hard work. or more naturally, You worked hard. says that the person put a lot of effort into the work. The former implies that the nature of the work is difficult, while the latter …
answered Dec 24 '17 by farnsy
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It means they caused injuries to them. It doesn't say how. They may have beat them, hit them with a car, stabbed them, or something else. All we know is that there are injuries, and they aren't just l …
answered Jul 1 '20 by farnsy
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A girl who is very poor owns very few things. Girls in that situation therefore fantasize (dream) exclusively about owning material things. It's implied that the things they fantasize about owning a …
answered Sep 29 '18 by farnsy
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Both sentences are correct but the common/normal usage is I like being a doctor if you are currently a doctor. The other usage sounds a little odd and might be used if the statement is currently not …
answered Sep 6 '18 by farnsy
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The language of the texts suggests that the leadership provided by most people is adulterated by lesser things (self-interest, power-seeking, hypocrisy, or whatever). On the other hand, leadership th …
answered Dec 9 '17 by farnsy
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When talking about a movie, I think you would be more likely to say it is stilted if you are specifically referring to the writing or acting being poorly executed. I had a hard time enjoying that …
answered Dec 24 '17 by farnsy