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What is the difference between ''a spool'' and ''a reel''?

I believe the technical distinction is that a spool is just the part where something is wrapped, and a reel includes the mechanisms to do the wrapping. That's more-or-less how I'd use them: AmE, ...
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What is the difference between ''a spool'' and ''a reel''?

I want to expand on this existing answer which covers most of it, but leaves out the why, which is touched on by the question comments. I'm answering from an American English viewpoint, but I believe ...
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Do 'have got' and 'got' have the same meaning in American English?

I have gotten an idea. I got an idea. I have an idea. I have got an idea. Bear in mind that in English, there are two ways to say have in the present simple tense. There is have and have got. So: I'...
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Do 'have got' and 'got' have the same meaning in American English?

Number 1 wouldn’t be used very often. The only situations I can think of are things like Sometimes I have gotten an idea while in the shower. Number 2 would mean “an idea occurred to me.” Number 3 ...
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What is this enclosed space that projects out of the house called?

In the U.S. that small room is often called a mudroom. I have only ever heard it called that, however, in places that get muddy, the midwestern, eastern, and southern U.S. Generally it serves as a ...
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'Will miss' vs 'Will be missing'

The verb "miss (something)" indicates a state. And "be missing" is the continuous aspect. In the present tense it could be used to indicate that the state is current, but ...
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Do 'have got' and 'got' have the same meaning in American English?

"I got an idea" is sometimes used to mean the exact same as what other people would phrase as "I have an idea" or "I've got an idea". There seem to be regional ...
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