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Interposed Vs Interspersed?

Hi, If you could explain the difference? see below: 1) My comments are interposed in italics, in red 2) My comments are interspersed in .... How close are interposed and...

To Hyphen Or Not To Hyphen?

Would a hyphen be used for the phrase catch-up? As in: At work Friday is our catch-up day.

As The Tree Falls, So Shall It Lie.

"As the tree falls, So Shall it lie." Does anybody know the meaning of this proverb? I think that it might be from the bible, however, I don't know it's meaning.

Shot Of Us?

"So I can perfectly understand why Europeans such as French president Emmanuel Macron just want to be shot of us, so as to push ahead with an important, ambitious agenda for...

Solely / Merely / Barely / Uniquely?

I'm an English teacher, and a couple of days ago, on trying to explain something to my students, I wasn't able to come up with something convincing. The exercise we were doing...

"Previous Job" Meaning?

Hi all. I want to ask about the meaning of previous. I read somewhere that "previous"means one before the current one. Is it always like that? For example right now I'm working...

Use Of 'Police' As Singular?

Hi I have heard the noun police being used as singular in national geographic documentaries. Could you please tell me how these sentences sound to your native ears? The police...

Over-Coded?

The opening of the extreme verticality of the Burj Khalifa was loaded with multiple myths, symbols and messages of progress, arrival, success, centrality and future prosperity...

Are These Two Sentences Correct? If So...

Are these two sentences correct? If so, are they grammatically interchangeable? Please send the document to your boss to sign it. Please send the document to your boss for him...

Yard, Garden, Courtyard?

Could you explain to me the difference between the words yard, garden and courtyard? I appreciate your help.

Talking About Size?

At a clothes shop, after being asked about size, which of the following answers are correct? A- I usually wear a medium size, B- I take a medium size. C- I'm a medium size. D...

Linguistic Schoolscape

what is the linguistic schoolscape?

Coldily Rainy?

Hi Is this a natural phrase? The night was coldily rainy. Thanks, Tom ...

A Block Of Material Wrung Like Blood?

"Gold value is a kind of fiction, embodied by a block of material wrung like blood from a stone from vast tracts of the earth to end up in a vault , in the earth." (Liam Young...

Exchange = Buying Things For Money?

Hello everyone! This is from a video in which people are asked how they imagine the future. One of them answers this: "(...)there's an economist called Richard Delthright...

A Slang Word For Someone Who's Habitually...

Hi, I have been looking for a sland word (a noun, preferably common both in AmEng and BrEng) for someone who is habitually late. 1) "flake" ? (saw this one in a posting in...

Host Somebody At Home?

Tomorrow I will host my cousin at my home. --- Is it OK to use the word "host" here meaning that the cousin will be a guest in my home? ...

Have Somebody In One's Home?

Is it OK to say or to write to somebody: My mother and I will have you in our home. (meaning that that person will be a guest in our home; is the phrase "have you" correct...

Construct Lego Blocks?

Is it OK to say that "he likes constructing lego blocks " (e.g. constructing cars, planes, towers etc.) meaning that he likes building different things using lego blocks or...

Difference Between History And Story?

What's the difference between History and Story?

Meaning To "Adequate Input Into Decisions...

Hello. I have this sentence that beats me a bit. "I have adequate input into decisions that affect how I practice medicine." What does "have adequate input into decisions" mean...

Smile Shortly?

Hi So this issue has actually bothered me for a long time. It came up again while writing a story so I decided to get to the bottom of this. I'm looking for a verb or something...

Uncovered By Health Insurance?

For example, Medicine A cannot be covered by your health insurance. Medicine A costs 1000 yen. You want to say about this cost/charge: Charge excluded from the range of your...

Right Front Wheel Vs Front Right Wheel...

Hi Would you say that both are equally natural? I checked the right front wheel. I checked the front right wheel. Thanks, Tom ...

The City As A Volumetric Experience?

"Deep and mysterious sewer systems, tunnels, forgotten subway stations, bunkers and caverns become familiar sites of daily infiltration and navigation. The city, in other words...
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