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Even people who have watched the world of business for a long time, and seen enough strange things to lose interest, would have been surprised when they heard that Home Depot's board of directors handed Bob Nardelli two hundred million dollars. The meaning of 'jaded' that you need is not having interest or losing interest because you have experienced ...


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Healthy exits on the investing world means that the company has generated a lot more money via an "exit event" than what was invested in them, so the investors can make a considerable profit. On the link above there are several "exit strategies" listed (going public, being acquired, and so on) and "healthy" is meant in its "...


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Queen Victoria succeeded to the throne in 1837, so her Golden Jubilee (50 years) was celebrated in 1887 and her Diamond Jubilee in 1897. There do not appear to have been any particular celebrations for her Silver Jubilee (25 years), as there were for the present Queen in 1977, so the 1897 one was thought of as 'the second jubilee'. https://www.royal.uk/...


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"Tonight is a work night" is -- most likely -- an allusion to the more common phrase "Tonight is a school night". "Tonight is a school night" is often used to indicate that one must get to bed early tonight in order to get up early tomorrow for school. From Cambridge dictionary school night noun [ C ] US /ˈskuːl ˌnaɪt/ UK /...


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I take it to mean your doing those things that require being able to grab things, from direct care like brushing to indirect like opening a can or working a doorknob.


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Both of these sentences would be considered grammatically correct; as you've surmised, however, they have slightly different contextual applications. "In the scorching heat" implies that the speaker is referencing a specific or known situation. For example, if it is currently very hot outside, telling someone that you are dealing with "the ...


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The sentence is grammatical, but, as you point out, it does not literally make sense. This is the causative use of "have." A has B do X This means that A did something so that B did X. It is indeed active. A has X done This means that A did something so that someone unspecified did X. It is indeed passive. Perfectly grammatical forms. ...


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In the film, a "CIA TECH: The photograph is particularly dark. As we can see, there is a Caucasian man and a Negro woman. The resolution breaks down pretty quickly. The film stock is definitely Russian, low grade." The technician is looking at a photograph. The photograph is on Russian paper stock. These are usually gelatin silver prints. The stock ...


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It helps to know this was published in 1835. Some words are being used in ways that are no longer common. "Anticipate" here means something like, "Someone did it first." "Design" means something like "goal" or "plan" and explains what was done first. So I gather the whole meaning is something like this: He ...


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Structured time is when the children have a particular timetable, for example going to an after-school club. A family might also structure homework time. "You do homework from 5:30 to 6:30..." Unstructured time is when the children don't have anything particular to do, and can play, relax, watch tv etc. The suggestion is that the mother should ...


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This is a difference in British and American english. "Team" is a collective noun, that is, a singular noun (team, not teams) that refers to more than one entity (multiple players). In general, in British English you can use either singular verb forms (or it in your example) or plural verb forms (or they in your example) depending on if you are ...


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