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Lightness Races in Orbit
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What is the correct word for "turn off lamp" for a non-electric lamp?

12 votes

What do you call the act of drinking a whole bottle of, say, water in one go?

10 votes

Shouldn't it be "Nobody touch him!"

9 votes

Is the language of The Economist artificially complex?

6 votes

What does "a drop in replacement" mean

6 votes

"Listen my dear two-year-old son, this is (a) cat, and that is (a) dog." -- Leaving out the article in definitions like this

5 votes

Meaning of "Too true, too true!"

5 votes

"Too expensive for me to afford it" why ungrammatical?

4 votes

To look "forced"

4 votes

What should I say if someone from the opposite side of the earth says “good morning”?

4 votes

Words which mean Off and On when someone is speaking a second language

3 votes

Word for unused in a while?

2 votes

What is the opposite of "star" (celebrity)?

2 votes

Flammable or Inflammable

1 vote

Worship someone as a sign of love, respect, etc

1 vote

Is it okay to use the phrase "try and"? Is it grammatically correct? e.g. "I will try and answer ..."

1 vote

How to understand "don't code today what you can't debug tomorrow"?

1 vote
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"I'm in!" -too casual?

1 vote

meaning of "claim" in "claim asylum"

0 votes

Is "keep out each other's hair" wrong?

0 votes

Meaning of "then as xxx is not so much that"

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What does "like few others" mean?

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BBC News Sentence: Isn't it an indirect speech? If yes, where is 'that'?