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The word closed is an adjective, describing the state of your nose after pinching. The structure is called resultative: Wikipedia "resulative" "In linguistics, a resultative (abbreviated RES) is a form that expresses that something or someone has undergone a change in state as the result of the completion of an event. Resultatives appear as ...


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No, this doesn't make sense. Literally it means that "something guides the book well". But what you probably mean is "a book that guides the reader well" You can then look to see if this is an idiom (by typing "well guided book" into your favourite search engine. On my google this finds this question and a barber shop in "...


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A dictionary definition of 'early': belonging or happening near the beginning of a particular period. The "early martian surface" means the surface of the planet in its early period, perhaps at what is believed to be the beginning of its existence.


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Mathematically the first is a "set" the second is a "multiset" These are technical terms not used outside of maths (and "multiset is not often used in maths) They are nouns, not adjectives. In casual speech, the distinction is not needed. It is impossible to have two of exactly the same object (as these two objects would have to be ...


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This is a complex topic which can be researched further, for example here. The researchers, through the present research, have investigated the different uses of both attributive-only and predicative-only adjectives. The present research aims at finding out the problematic areas faced by those who have, or like, to deal with the two subclasses of adjectives....


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When used as determiners, “one” is no different from any other number that could have been used, while “single” indicates a difference between one and all other numbers. For instance, I might say you can have “one” cookie after dinner; I could just as easily have allowed you two cookies. But you have a “single” winner in a race; anyone who is not the winner ...


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You understand that "romantic" can be both an adjective (eg "he is romantic") and a noun (eg "he is a romantic"). The expression "the [noun] in me" is quite common and can actually work with either an adjective or a noun! With an adjective, the expression is quite literal. For example, someone of mixed heritage might ...


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The two are both valid, and to my eye are in fact subtly different. "First rank" is not exclusive. There may be a number of universities on the first rank, all of the same class. Hence: "Sharif University of Technology, the first rank technical university of Iran" suggests that S.U.T. is one of the best technical universities (in the ...


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They are very similar and in most cases can be switched out without a significant difference in meaning. If you are looking to subtleties, "health-conscious" is much more common, and from "consciousness" has a slight connotation of ongoing awareness, a whole state of being or habits; whereas "health-minded" has a slight ...


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In your first set of statements The shop will open tomorrow The shop will be opened tomorrow implies it will be closed tonight and then will re-open tomorrow The shop is open tomorrow The shop will be open tomorrow are both neutral about what is happening to it tonight, it may close over night, it may not Your second pair are more complicated as they ...


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