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Preparing or cooking the food?

The two words have different definitions: Preparing food would include chopping it, mixing it etc. You might 'prepare' a salad, but salads are not usually cooked! Cooking generally refers ...
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Is "think on your feet" used with positive or negative meanings?

I don't see how thinking on one's feet can be seen as negative even in the OP's second example. If you need to give an answer in an interview, you just have to do it, and the only way is to think on ...
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"others took to finish" vs "others to finish took"

The second is wrong. The phrase "...the others to finish took" violates the typical order of constructing phrases involving time and actions. In English, we generally follow a Subject-Verb-...
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"others took to finish" vs "others to finish took"

The first one, …took to finish, suggests that everyone did finish. The second one, …to finish took, restricts the comparison to omit those who never did finish. Here, to finish could be replaced by ...
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Synonyms for "to be in higher education"

Young Americans may study at college after they successfully graduate from high school, they will continue their studies as undergraduates and may refer to the educational institution as school (what ...
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Synonyms for "to be in higher education"

Perhaps the simplest word that you haven't mentioned is "university". You can say that you are in higher education by saying "I'm at university" or "I'm a university student&...
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Synonyms for "to be in higher education"

Any of those answers are fine, although (1) can be ambiguous and (2) is less general with the timing. In colloquial American English "in X" can sometimes be taken as "in the business/...
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Do you distinguish "show up" and "turn up"?

As with a lot of synonyms, the meaning of the words just needs to be close enough to not be easily misunderstood. In that sense, "turn up" and "show up" are certainly synonyms and ...
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