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Hi. Can someone tell me please what is the clearer meaning of the word "reformulation" in this sentence? Can it mean "translatation", or "interpretation"? I need to find some other synonym to translate it into my language. This is the sentence: In spite of their preparation and skills, interpreters do encounter difficulties online in both comprehension and reformulation.
 
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If he had been alive, he would have been seventy now. If it's not correct, what's the reason and what correction is needed?
 
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what does it mean to 'take on' something?
 
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Hello, I'd like to know the difference between wage and salary. Also, how do I express the idea that I'd like my net wage/salary to be 600Euro for the first 6 months hoping to be increased after this period. Is there a non-arrogant way to say it? thank you in advance.
 
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She is as fast as I or she is as fast as me? Which is correct. I believe it to be She is as fast as I, but I so often hear and see "as me"....
 
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Hi, The following are a few example sentences I just picked from the COCA hit lists... (1) In 2007, PepsiCo hired a former executive director at the World Health Organization to direct its global health policy, including a… (2) He then spent 5 years in London as an executive director with Goldman Sachs International. (3) William Becker, executive director for the National Association of Clean Air Agencies, said that " there is… (4) ...are you going to take me to dinner tonight? " said Bob Hall, executive director of Democracy North Carolina (5) Belin also served as executive director to the Rockefeller Commission, which investigated CIA activities within the United States. Looks like the prepositions "AT", "FOR", "OF", "WITH" (and perhaps even "TO") can (in most cases) be used interchangeably in context like this? If you could tell me ( please specify EXPLICITLY! :-) what alternative prepositions could be used (a) for "AT" in (1) (b) for "WITH" in (2) (c) for "FOR" in (3) (d) for "OF" in (4) (e) for "TO" in (5) Sorry for this (kind of) boring query :-) mus-te...
 
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Do you pronounce opposite with a "s"? Or do you pronounce it as 'oppozite"? I think Americans pronounce it with an "s" while Brits do it with a "z". Right?
 
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Is it possible for "reasonable hotels" to mean "hotels whose charge is reasonable"?
 
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'This only applies to/on certain people' 'That theory does not apply to/on me' Is it always either to or on, or can both be correct depending on the context?
 
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Are these both OK? They have taken trains when they visit there. They have taken trains when they have visited there.
 
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I'm trying to figure out whether a 'be + past participle' construction is in the legitimate passive voice or not. For example, I think that the following 'be + past participle' construction is not in the passive even though it is followed by the preposition 'by' ( Please correct me if I'm wrong. ): Thanks to Facebook and Twitter, the generation gap has never felt so wide--and children are so embarrassed by their parents behavior online they're defriending them and blocking them in their droves. Now, turning over to the following pair: (1) The company is loved by investors. (2) The company is beloved by investors. I think that (1) is in the passive voice, whereas (2) is not, 'beloved' simply being an adjective. Am I on the right track? I'd like to know what native speakers think about my analysis.
 
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This adjective is not necessarily a put-down, but the implication, when you so characterize such people, is that you wish they would pause for breath once in while so that you can get your licks in. 'Lick' here, I think, means 'chance' or 'it's one's turn to do some thing'. Is it right?
 
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The lich also convinced Iphegor to command several of the church of Kossuth’s militant orders to join the fight against the undead, and he supplied the priests with magical torch-like weapons to aid them.
 
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The match is due to kick off at 4:30 pm. According to my dictionaries, "kick off" means "start" here. However, I am confused about the word "due to". It seems "due" is an adjective that means "expected". The match is expected to kick off at 4:30 pm. Do you agree? Thanks.
 
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For a title of a notice placed in a building> could you please tell me if the following is intelligible? < Technical blackout due to Legal Checkup of Electrical Installation>
 
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Hi, In my mother tongue there are a few jocular "warnings" that we address to those who eat sugar and candy to excess. These cannot be translated into English "seamlessly" I am afraid... But the idea is clear enough of course (e.g., "don't eat too much candy because you risk losing your teeth in this case" - these is the mildest of what I can think of :-) What sayings/idioms, applicable to those having an (excessively :-) sweet tooth, can the English language boast of? mus-te
 
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"Karaoke" is originated from Japanese. We, Japanese, pronounce it "Kah-rah-oh-keh." Do we have to pronounce it like "carry-oh-key" when we talk about karaoke with English-speaking people? If we pronounce it like "kah-rah-oh-keh," do English-speaking people understand what it is?
 
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Hi, can you please tell me if there is a specific adjective that classifies/describes those old days’ classes, where the teacher did all the talking and the students sat down quietly and just listen? Is " vicarious classes " a good way to put it?
 
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1. what is the between difference JSA & JHA ? 2. If 2 crane is lifting vessel . what name of lifting ? 3. what difference between commissioning & pre commissioning ? 4. How many method of hazard of operability ? 5. How many step of risk for process hazop ?
 
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FYI- Szass Tam is the undead wizard/lich. 1. In the country of Thay in 1385 DR, the mighty lich Szass Tam, the zulkir of the Order of Necromancy and the pretender to the regency of Thay, met with his prisoner, Yaphyll, the zulkir of the Order of Divination, to discuss the War of the Zulkirs, the ongoing and chaotic conflict between the undead wizard and the Council of Zulkirs that began in 1375 DR. 2. In the country of Thay in 1385 DR, the mighty lich Szass Tam, the zulkir of the Order of Necromancy and the pretender to the regency of Thay, met with his prisoner, Yaphyll, the zulkir of the Order of Divination, to discuss the War of the Zulkirs. The conflict was the ongoing and chaotic war between Szass Tam and the Council of Zulkirs that began in 1375 DR.