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in/at one fell swoop(=at one time) What's fell here?

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9 answers
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She got an A for effort. (meaning of the sentence)

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2 answers
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That puts us almost at the same age, actually. (Meaning in context)

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'Fail to take' interpretation

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6 answers
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Do native English speakers regard ‘bawl’ as an easy word?

9 votes
5 answers
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Who's that book by? vs. Whom's that book by?

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4 answers
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He didn’t get married until he was well into his forties. (What's the implication of marriage status?)

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He missed the car in front by that much

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3 answers
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What does "troop" mean in "[...] 300 glider troops had drowned at sea"?

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In the phrase "there's a good film on late", does "on" mean "on TV"?

6 votes
2 answers
758 views

I must go now. vs. I must be off now

5 votes
1 answer
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They would/will have been married forty years come this June

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3k views

I will grab a taxi back. vs. I will grab back a taxi

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I’d rather come or go with you

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3 answers
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Is there any difference in pronunciation of 'wore' and 'were'?

5 votes
2 answers
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"I'll call round and see you on my way home." Can we replace 'round' with 'around'?

4 votes
1 answer
331 views

The lion of a man is okay?

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2 answers
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As you will see, the use of color, different perspectives, and engaging plots can have an uplifting effect on your mind, body, and soul

3 votes
2 answers
60 views

a sound like rats scrabbling on the other side of the wall

3 votes
1 answer
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pronoun "it" question in context

3 votes
1 answer
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In general, the changes they had made were to be welcomed

3 votes
1 answer
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Bill thought of the problem. vs. Bill thought about the problem [duplicate]

3 votes
1 answer
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Thrive-throve-thriven vs thrive-thrived-thrived

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371 views

One likes to do it oneself. (Who is one?)

3 votes
1 answer
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by a quarter to ten [closed]

3 votes
2 answers
576 views

He has arranged to go there on Monday for you. (Is this sentence correct?)

3 votes
1 answer
132 views

Bobby should be good for a few drinks

3 votes
1 answer
286 views

She’d come off her new bike and hurt her knee. (she'd) [closed]

3 votes
1 answer
253 views

treat with the enemy for peace (is this phrase idiomatic?)

2 votes
1 answer
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Social events and training days are arranged for all the staff. (already arranged or to be arranged or a regular schedule)?

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