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"You will be the President himself." — The noun "President" is not someone but something. Then why is "itself" not used instead of "himself"?

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Who does "she" refer to in "She wasn’t the jealous type, but she’d always been curious, and Sabé rarely did anything first."?

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Distinguishing Between 'Periodically' and 'Sporadically': Usage and Differences

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Are causative verbs transitive or intrasitive?

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"I" vs "me" when subject of sentence is implied

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How to explain, "listen" has 5 sounds while its pronunciation is `/ˈlɪsn/`? Why not 4 sounds?

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What does a she-wolf mean

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Should convert 'k' and 't' sounds to 'g' and 'd' sounds when they follow 's' in a word for pronunciation?

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Why is it "be" instead of "is" in "your boyfriend be crazy"?

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Why is the comparative illusion "More people have been to Russia than I have" ungrammatical?

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Can you say: 'He did the ignoble' in English?

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Why some write "an" in "an bosonic"?

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Is "consist" really intransitive?

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Why is "citrus" uncountable in one dictionary and countable in another?

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-ng sound in idiosyncratic

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Is spondee itself a spondee?

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"Be an average height" vs. "be the average height"

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Is pronouncing "happening there" as "happening nere" common among native speakers anywhere?

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Are there more than 44 phonemes in English?

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What does "biting one's nails" mean?

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Why do we write /-ɪŋ/ instead of /-iŋ/?

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Are the phonemes [i] and [i:] "allophones" of the phoneme [ɪ] in General American?

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Why don't the vowels in "northern" and "eastern" get short like "southern"?

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Gender neutral word for alumna/alumnus

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Do we have to use singular nouns after "plenty of"?

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Can I add an “s” after a specific/non-ten year like 2015s?

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Why is there no article after "no" in "I have no car"

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how to pronounce "causa causans" in american english?

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Is it a very common and recognized way to pronounce the word "opposite" /ˈɑː.pə.sɪt/?

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Why do Russian names transliterated into English have unpronounceable 'k's before 'h's (e.g. 'Mikhail' instead of just 'Mihail')?

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