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It means remove that spot. The manager asks, "Now, how would you remove that spot?" The confusion perhaps comes because the manager's question is chopped. If he were being more explicit, he would ask, "Now, how would you get that spot out of the carpet?"


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From the article, below, the subject is that a stilted, more traditional version of Arabic language is used rather than a modern one. Much is made of the fact that multiple translations are made for small populations of small countries while larger also disparate speaking countries have to get by with one or two. Arabic being one. The examples given ...


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If you know someone to be in a certain condition, you know that they are in that condition. Your sentence could be rewritten as Someone who, I know, is dead. Someone refers to the 'someone' mentioned in the first sentence. I know someone to be dead is a different sentence, indicating what you know.


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They do not convey the same meaning. He hasn't asked me yet, but he may do so. He might have asked me (on an earlier occasion), but he didn't.


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They are sentence fragments. They are grammatically incomplete. They also are not meant to be read rationally. They are intended to reflect the emotional turmoil of falling in love. To be read as intended, they must be read as essentially appositive phrases in the preceding sentence. Trying to make sense of what I see as over-written balderdash, it seems to ...


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In my Christian tradition, canon most frequently means "the selection of sacred texts" (wikipedia). As in, by choosing which books are in and which are out (of the Bible), ancient Christians decided what stories, preaching, and metaphors will echo down the centuries as "sacred text" (canon). Without more context than this one paragraph, I ...


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Escorting means to take along physically. For example, He escorted me to the hotel. This can also be said as he took me to the hotel or dropped me off to the hotel. Basically to accompany a person to a place. Definition from the Cambridge Dictionary--- escort: to go with a person or vehicle, especially to make certain that he, she, or it leaves or arrives ...


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"As such..." means "Because of this it is called a decimal point, not a period." "When used in this way..." means that it is called a decimal point only when it is used the way it is being used in this case. "When used in this way" means that it is not always called a decimal point. "As such" means that it is ...


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The author is saying that: "To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom" is true, both when trying to find truth in general, and when trying to live life in a good way. That is, it says that this rule applies both to "the pursuit of truth" and to "the endeavor after a worthy manner of life." The use of "the endeavor after&...


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They have very similar meanings, and can largely be used interchangeably. However, "ready to be shipped" means that the item is still in YOUR warehouse, whereas "ready to be delivered" might be taken to mean that the item is in the hands of the courier, possibly even 'out for delivery'. Depending on locations and delivery methods, that ...


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Making healthy food choices are not easy. That should be is not are as it is the making which is the subject not the choices. This is a very common mistake particularly in speech where the verb is made to agree with the nearby noun rather than the subject. Her example: Making healthy food choices and eating well do not have to be difficult. I view this ...


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This could be paraphrased as: "It is not what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It is what you know for sure that isn't true [that gets you into trouble]". The author is saying that it is not dangerous to have a lack of knowledge. Instead, the author claims it is dangerous to think you know something, when in reality, you do not (or at ...


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Linger means "spend a long time (a longer time than needed) in a place or doing something". He is drinking something, perhaps wine, and is lingering by drinking it more slowly then one would normally, to completely enjoy the taste of the wine.


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