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How does the "Dalai Lama walks into a pizza shop..." joke work?

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6 answers
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Canonical Post #2: What is the perfect, and how should I use it?

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11 answers
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How should I refer to a friend who is a girl but not a girlfriend?

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14 answers
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Is there any difference between “which” and “that”?

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8 answers
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What is the right word to refer to a black person, when you don't know their name?

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Why is "a Japanese" offensive?

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Why is "Mary told the cake to be cut by John" ungrammatical?

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IS or ARE? "The only thing that I want you to hit right now IS/ARE the books"

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1 answer
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Why did he reject my thank you?

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How do native speakers say 'the light bulb has stopped working'

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"a ten years old boy" or "a ten year old boy"

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32 votes
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How is double negation interpreted in English?

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How to get rid of mistakes in spoken English?

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Asking the position of a person in a sequence

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First, second and third conditional

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How do I use "also" in a sentence?

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Meaning of "Give a man a fire and he's warm for the day. But set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life."

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What is the difference between "being" and "having been" in this context?

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15 votes
3 answers
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Is there a general rule for Verb + Preposition/Particle idioms, such as "come across"?

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Difference between "across" and "through"

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What is the difference between "I am done" and "I am through"?

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Is there any difference between 'let me go' and 'let go of me'?

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"Reason to visit" or "Reason for visit"

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Tense agreement: "Before he 'had come'/'came' to the factory, Tom 'was studying'/'had studied' at the university of London"

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Which is the appropriate word here : 'wish' or 'want'?

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1 answer
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difference between "in" and "out of" when talking of amounts

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'I wish' and counterfactual

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"compare with" or "compare to"

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Does overtone = undertone?

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What exactly is the difference between "cool" and "cold"?

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