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

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If someone just learnt to ride a bike and is not very good at controlling the speed. That person (by accident) increases the speed by twisting the throttle towards him/her more than (s)he should. S …
asked Apr 24 by It's about English
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Are "far away" and "far apart" interchangeable in this context: A <--------->B A and B are far apart from each other. A and B are far away from each other. Are "apart" and "away" interc …
asked Jun 5 by It's about English
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I now "pay your way through" means paying for your expenses yourself or maybe parents can do that as well. Like: His parents payed his way through the college. But can it be used to mean "payin …
asked Jun 8 by It's about English
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I know "I can't stop hiccuping" is natural. But if we have to say that "I stop hiccuping after a while only to start hiccuping again", is it okay to use: My hiccups are coming and going. Is the …
asked Jun 3 by It's about English
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I know it's a bit weird but I can't express this idea naturally.... When someone has food or water quickly(especially water) we start coughing. The food or water don't get stuck but we start coughi …
asked Apr 23 by It's about English
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I want to buy a Coke bottle. Now there are different prices of Coke for different amounts. So what will be a natural way to ask for a Coke of a particular price? Can I get a Coke priced $1.50. [ …
asked May 29 by It's about English
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Under an entry for rip something off, The Free Dictionary says: To steal (something). A noun or pronoun can be used between "rip" and "off." The kids were caught going to different shops arou …
asked Jun 5 by It's about English
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Should "from" be included or dropped in this sentence? Hold on to the seat from behind. Hold on to the seat behind. Should "from" be included or dropped here? It is about a parent helping …
asked Jun 2 by It's about English
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Someone is having a vision problem.(that person can't see clearly wity one eye)So what should be used: I can't see with my left eye. I can't see out of my left eye. What would sound more n …
asked Jun 5 by It's about English
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If we have to talk about turning off the switch by using the place (main switch; like something is connected to a secondary power socket, which is in turn connected to the main socket) So something …
asked Jun 7 by It's about English
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In Urban Dictionary I happened to stumble across a sentence. "This is my go-to expression". Is the use of "go-to" okay with facial expressions? Here it is: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php …
asked May 31 by It's about English
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Will all the three sentences express this idea naturally? Section two roughly symmetrical pieces of your hair at the front. (Used by an American on a website.) Or Take two sections of yo …
asked May 27 by It's about English
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In English what is the terms used to refer to the hair on the sides of the head? Some people have it naturally and some people get a haircut. Like "the natural curls on the side of the face" or "strai …
asked May 29 by It's about English
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Does "in front of people" sound natural in English? . It is how you present yourself in front of people. It is how you present yourself to people. (It is how you present yourself when you a …
asked Jun 4 by It's about English
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A small part of ice-cream is taken (from a brick of ice-cream) on a plate. So if someone is talking about taking a spoon and breaking off a small part, what will be a natural way to describe that: …
asked Jun 4 by It's about English

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