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Does "take a second" mean "take a second look"?

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"the police conspiracy" vs. "the police's conspiracy"

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6 answers
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The phrase "to the Right of Attila the Hun"

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listener to or listener of

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3 answers
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How should I understand this line from Pulp Fiction?

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We have to go. It is time we…

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1 answer
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the hidden comic effect in one limerick

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1 answer
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Looking for opposite expression to "She looks twice her age"

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2 answers
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"The irony was lost on no one, least of all"

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1 answer
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The function of "it" in "I hate it when..."

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"…are not having to live in bunkers…"

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3 answers
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Author of two previous novels, his third…

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1 answer
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reported speech and usage of "will" or "would" -- "I told him that I will (would?) be there at three o'clock on Friday."

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1 answer
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Can "revolution that would transform" be rewritten as "revolution that transformed"?

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2 answers
366 views

on either side of them

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2 answers
809 views

two kinds of passive voice

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1 answer
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What does "you are one off us" mean?

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1 answer
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"the glacial pace at which justice has arrived"

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1 answer
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What are constructions like "the getting-to-know-you stuff" called?

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3 answers
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heat-wave that would make the West Indies seem like an extension of Alaska

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2 answers
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how to parse one news title

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1 answer
902 views

"did little to raise the tone"

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2 answers
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as he jumped off

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1 answer
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Have somebody doing something

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2 answers
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My wife will be angry, unless I'm home by 7.00

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6 answers
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"We asked because of what she laughed" - why is the sentence wrong?

5 votes
2 answers
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"Would" in a backshifted reported context

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1 answer
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If you'll pick up some snacks, I'll get the beer

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6 answers
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he was a third member vs. he was the third member

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Article before ordinal numbers

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