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Hi I heard the word desist used something like this in a movie made somewhere in 1980s.  (Teacher to students) I want all of you to desist from telling lies and fighting like animals.  I want to know if the use of desist would sound perfectly natural ...
 
Mr. TomTeacher to students
If it was an English class, the teacher may have been trying to expand the students' vocabulary as well as to control their behavior. Emotion: smile
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Mr. Tomused something like this in a movie...
Shouldn"t be "somewhen" instead of "somewhere" in the above? ...
 'Somewhen' is not a word. Perhaps you mean 'sometime'.
But 'somswhere' is commonly said and accepted, ie at some point.
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Hello everybody, I've just come across the following sentence: [Species name], on the other hand, was evaluated as a primary plant feeder ([Author], [Year]). As such, the sentence seems alright - until one realizes that the intended meaning of 'evaluated ...
 
petusek[Species name], on the other hand,...
"evaluate" would not be out of place in a reference to the methods of mathematical taxonomy.
CJ ...
 True. I'd probably change the original sentence in the following way (preserving at least some of the original structure):
[Species X] and [Species Y] were regarded as primary predators by [Author A], but [Species Z] as a plant feeder by [Author B], while  ...
 I see. Thank you, CJ!
We'd probably agree, however, that this isn't the case. I'm no biologist, but whether a particular species is a primary plant feeder or a carnivore or what, seems to be a matter of observation (in this case of the species' ...
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We have contacted The Lady Eleanor Holles School (LEH) and have decided that we (Hampton, Denmead and LEH) will close the schools at 3:00 pm on Friday 18 September 2015 so that vehicles are able to leave before the traffic gets heavier. This is a ...
 
CalifJimWhere a command is concerned I can...
Do you mean that you think the "purpose" in "Speak loudly[,] so that we can hear you" is the speaker's purpose rather than the addressee's? ...
 The speaker's purpose. Or maybe both. The purpose can be thought of as a mutual purpose I suppose. The speaker wants the listener to adopt the purpose as his own. I imagine the speaker is one of the "we" who want to hear the "you" being ...
 
CalifJimThe speaker's purpose.
I hadn't even considered that.
CalifJim The purpose can be thought of as a...
Though approximate paraphrases can no doubt be constructed to express a mutual purpose, for me, the actual words "Speak loudly[,] so that we can hear you", must, if they express purpose, express the addressee's ...
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So i'm translating an english-manga into my language... But there is a sentece that i just don't get it "She's an outlet to vent out on" (I know it has a bad meaning) But can someone please explain it to me?
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Hello everyone, I know similar questions have been asked here before, but none of the answers I've seen so far seem to be relevant and completely satisfactory. I've come across the following sentence: To evaluate the historical development of jaws, knowledge ...
 
petusek While most dictionaries and grammar...
There is none, but 'of' is by far the most common: https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=knowledge+of%2C+knowledge+about%2C+knowledge+on&yea...
petusek my question in short: Is it...
No. ...
 Perfect! Thank you!
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