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(A room / an office) where an artist works
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A studio is a working space for an artist. a: the working place of a painter, sculptor, or photographer b: a place for the study of an art (such as dancing, singing, or acting)

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What does "tea juice" mean in this context?
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I think he's humorously referring to milk as "teat juice" (not "tea juice") because it is squeezed from a cow's teats (i.e., udders).

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I'd like to know the difference between "a memory" and "a keepsake"
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A keepsake is a physical object that is used to help you remember. A memory is typically a mental process, not a physical object. (Admittedly, M-W's second definition seems like it's referring to a ...

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It is better to~ vs It is better off~
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A quick look at MiCase shows a difference in usage. Better + infinitive follows the impersonal it: It is better to take a bus at night. It is better for the school to offer more courses. Better + ...

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"Four-star verbal commits"
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Your guess that commit is being used as a noun is correct. It's a colloquial way to refer to a high school athlete who makes a commitment to attend a particular college. A verbal commit is an ...

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Use of "of" without any noun or pronoun before "of"
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Of can be "used to indicate what something is made from or includes" (definition #7). Here, the antecedent is small Christmas ornaments we've made: the ornaments are made out of twigs wound around ...

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What does "The skis who dreamed it all up" mean?
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I think he's calling the person a skeeze

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Is there a name for a person who has 2-3 citizenships?
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As it happens, I have citizenship in two different countries. In other words, I have dual citizenship. That makes me a dual citizen. According to Merriam-Webster, even if I were a citizen of three or ...

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Understanding the meaning of "are you hustling me?"
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Hustling (and swindling) involves more than fooling someone or lying to them. Hustling is lying to someone in order to get them to give you money. In your example from the X-Files, the man convinced ...

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'resulting in' vs 'resulting on'
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One tool you might want to add to your research toolkit is Google's Ngram viewer. A quick comparison of resulting in and resulting on shows that the phrase resulting on barely exists. Use resulting in....

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Plural count noun (with no articles) vs (any or some)
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One use of any in a negative statement is to emphasize that there are no exceptions. Whether you say not any or you put the not before a verb, not plus any is an emphatic no (see the section Not Any ...

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"last" intransitive or transitive?
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Yes, it is an adverbial of time. As the British Council says, "We often use a noun phrase as a time adverbial." This means that it may appear to be a transitive verb, because there is a noun phrase ...

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dominate vs domination, verb vs noun, why is domination a noun?
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The -tion (or -sion) suffix is commonly used to turn a verb into a noun. Some common examples include: communicate => communication relax => relaxation educate => education It's true ...

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Can you fix the sentence? There is a verb tense error
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The problem with the tense is that it does not match the sense of time indicated by the word since. Since means "from a starting point until now." Therefore, the time in your sentence spans from when ...

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"I'd ask if(=whether) ~ " Do my examples make sense? Plz correct me
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All three sentences are second conditional. You need the second conditional here because none of you actually were interviewing anyone for a job. It was, therefore, an "unreal" situation. The ...

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usage of " wears as a badge of honor"
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The sentence is a bit out of standard order, probably because the direct object is so long. [He] [wears] [the millions of dollars spent fluffing his image and importance as bulk-buyer of US ...

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How to figure out whether Infinitive is being used to express cause or purpose
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A simpler (to my mind) substitution than the one proposed by Lambie is to expand purpose infinitives from "to" to "in order to". I come in order to bury Caesar. That makes sense right? That's a ...

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'as' as a pronoun or conjunction
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They're both adverbs. The MW Learner's Dictionary says that the as can be used in formal registers to introduce examples. It's more common to introduce an example with the phrase such as, rather ...

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Help to clearly understand 'TO' when object becomes new subject
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You've already noticed the difference between your two example sentences: I want to open the window - no noun or pronoun between "want" and "to open." But I want her to open the door - there is ...

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A boy eats a freshly pounded rice cake
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This use is called the Historical Present (or the Literary Present). As JavaLatte noted, the Historical Present is often used to give a sense of immediacy to past events, or to describe literature or ...

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Help me to combine these sentences to make a big sentence
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Here's how to get from your sentences to a single sentence: "My uncle sent in a picture. And in that picture my little cousin had marked his calendar, that said sports day." The word picture ...

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