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Can native English speakers read Dickens easily?

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3 answers
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What does "for a million bucks" mean in "I wouldn't have gone inside for a million bucks"?

8 votes
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What does "numbers" mean in the picture?

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"You have just dropped your key." or "You dropped your key."

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What's the meaning of "as may be" in this sentence?

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1 answer
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What does "a fear of he was not certain what" mean?

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1 answer
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What's the meaning of "what he saw in it of censure or rebuke"?

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3 answers
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What does this mean?: "So monstrous was I then ready to pronounce it that the child should be under an interdict."

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1 answer
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How to read this confusing sentence by Henry James?

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What nuance does "Scientists do not really know." have?

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1 answer
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Meaning of "If it was proper to speak of days" in the novel 1984 by Orwell

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What does "Imagined only as Orwell could," mean in the sentence?

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What does "A dream is, so to speak, an additional helping of experience for which, in my opinion, we are never sufficiently graceful." mean?

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What is the difference between "a" and "the" in these sentences

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Please teach me what these sentences mean

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1 answer
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Please teach me the correct meaning of this sentence

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1 answer
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the meaning of "as it seemed to him at times"?

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"information" and "the information" in this case

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Is this an interrogative sentence or rhetorical question?

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the meaning of "a sin as any sin ever was one"

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Is "he could not remember how many" a noun phrase in 1984 by Orwell?

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Why is "an university" used, not "a university"?

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About a meaning of "My collection was growing."