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Expression: This Is Another Thing That...

Hi There is an expression in my language whose literal translation would be this: this is another thing that Surely John will give her time and listen to her problems. This...

Hold Your Position?

Hi guys, In what situation could you use the expression "hold your position"? Does that mean "Stay at the place where you are and don't go anywhere" or "Try to keep the present...

An Expression Required For Someone Who...

Hi Is there any expression for someone who loves to wear nice clothes, eats at expensive restaurants, buys the latest models of mobile phones, cars, etc? She is very ___________________________...

An Expression Required For Someone Who...

Hi I am not necessarily talking about flattery but there are people in every office who try to appear extra good in the boss' eyes--at times by being over-efficient. Is...

"Soft Peace" And "Staid Here His Flying...

Love, borne in Greece, of late fled from his native place, Forc’d by a tedious proofe, that Turkish hardned heart Is no fit marke to pierce with his fine pointed dart: And pleasd...

The Continuing Debate On One Vocabulary...

A tweet has stirred up a hornet's nest of diatribes (twitter storms) on an irksome vocabulary word. I remember it being vilified when I was a whippersnapper, long before twitter...

How Your Conversation Goes With Him?

Hi Are these sentences natural? Any suggestions please? A - I'll call him now and try to explain. B - Yes, you must. But then do let me know how your conversation goes with...

Use Of Spring?

Hi We often say that the spring in a sofa or a mattress is broken when in reality it is not. It only becomes dysfunctional. Could you please provide me with a natural word...

The Debts Of Friendship Are Paid?

Hello Can you help me to realize the meaning of this: we must eat quite a few bushels of salt together before the debts of friendship are paid. In this sentence, what is the...

Be Restored To The Englishmen?

"Murad at the end of May 1580 ... signed a charter of privileges – ‘Capitulations’ – granting the English full commercial rights in Ottoman dominions... It listed in minute detail...

Werelight?

A strange word I bumped across in the novel A Wizard Of Earthsea. So if you have ever read this novel, could you tell me what it means?

Use Of 'Remorse' And 'Regret' In Spoken...

Hi Could you please tell me how these two words (remorse and regret) would sound to you in everyday English? Do these phrases sound OK to you? expressed remorse (over the...

Use Of Incite?

Hi Are these sentences natural English? Or is there some phrasal verb that is more natural than incite in everyday English? Who has incited you against your own father? He...

Mathematical Nature-Knowledge?

Hello, I have come across the phrase " mathematical nature-knowledge " in a sentence which I will mention in just a moment. My question is, does it mean anything more than mathematics...

Finding Him To Be A Very Earnest Protestant...

"... Elizabeth’s first ambassador to Morocco, Hogan set sail from Portsmouth on 6 May 1577... But what really caught Hogan’s attention was al‑ Malik’s appar‑ ent antipathy towards...

Heeeeelp Me?

Fill the blanks with one suitable word. I had no ______(1)sat down and opened the menu than she came in, smiling, slightly swaying, her arm outstretched. _________ (2)catching...

Is The Weather Such That We Can...

Hi Is this sentence fully natural in spoken English? (Mother to an angry child...) OK, you tell me. Is the weather such that we can plan a picnic? Thanks, Tom ...

Idiom 'Keep Me In The Swim'?

Hi I recently watched an interview in which the Indian speaker played with the expression ' in the swim '. He said. I asked him to keep me in the swim but... (= keep me posted...

To Make House Calls ?

An expression I heard in a TV show goes like '... you wouldn't be able to make house calls...' or something around those lines. Apparently this was said in a negative or even disparaging...

I Have Always Credited You With A Lot...

Hi Is this dialogue natural? Any suggestions please? (A man said something very inappropriate to his friend. The friend replied:) I've always credited you with a lot of intelligence...

Use Of 'Minimal'?

Hi Is the use of minimal OK/natural here? (She is talking about her husband.) He would make an issue out of everything--at times, something as minimal as the tissue box being...

Meaning?

Hi, What is the meaning of comparison goods? Does it mean non perishable sample goods which are presented in a special place and if so what and where are these places? Please...

The Correct Option?

Hi, What would be the best option? -I really enjoy stories that are ...... in the distant future. a)found b)set c)put d)placed Thanks.

Use Of 'Lose Him'?

Hi Is the use of lose him natural in this context? Man (in his car) notices his friend following him...tells his driver Frank behind us in a white car. Lose him fast . (...

What Does "Be It Through" Mean?

Across the Commonwealth and around the world, we have seen heart-warming stories of people coming together to help others, be it through delivering food parcels and medicines...
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