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When He Saw That The Bandits With Their...

Hi Could you please tell me if these lines are completely natural? Any suggestions are welcome. When he saw that the bandits with their ferocious weapons were at his heels, and...

Cake Or Pie?

What's the difference between a cake and a pie? The other day I was teaching some vocabulary related to food and my students asked me the difference between a cake and a pie. I...

How Do You Say This In English?

Hi, What do you call the inedible meat parts that are removed. Thanks! ...

Dying On The Vine Meaning?

Hi, what is the meaning of quietly dying on the vine in this text? Look, you've got an issue that's quietly dying on the vine here. Why do you run the risk of reviving it? Thanks...

All The Credit ,Too Meaning?

Hi, what is the meaning of "all credit ,too" in this text? And when a reporter from the Boston Gl obe called to ask about the settlement ,he took the call and all the credit...

Anybody Want To Try Translating This Banter...

England, 1944 The squadron leader enters an RAF officers' mess and takes off his helmet Bovril Morning, squadron leader. Squadron Leader What-ho...

What Does "It" Refer To?

Individuals who survive an infection normally become immune to that particular disease, although not to other diseases. The reason is that the immune system “remembers” foreign...

Saw To That Meaning?

Hi what is the meaning of saw to that in this text? There was nothing modest about its beginning. He saw to that. The Ritz negotiations had convinced him that the appearance...

"See To It"?

Hello there, Can you help me with the following sentence, please? Why "to" is used in this case and what is the meaning then? If i don't use "to" in this sentence, will the meaning...

Type Of Word?

The below set of words are types of sentences that people say. For example a particular sentence may be a question, or an insult, or an accusation. My question here is, what...

An Outsider Meaning?

Hi, what is the meaning of "an outsider" in this text? He felt as if he had committed an indiscretion, a social gaffe, his ignorance of Facher's name and stature marked him as...

Meaing?

Hi, What is the meaning of "clutching arrows " and "bas-relief" in the following text? From above the judge's black marble bench peered a large bronze eagle in bas-relief its...

English?

What is the "track of a wild animal" called

Secure?

Hi If all students are required to pay, those on a low income may be dissuaded from attending, thus making it unfair. The reason for this is that they will likely not be able...

I Devote You To The Devil'?

The show being over, the flutter in the air became quite a little storm, and the precious little bells went ringing downstairs. There was soon but one person left of all the...

Ability?

"When Jayne-Anne Gadhia was once turned down for a promotion, her boss provided two reasons for his decision: she lacked a thick skin and the ability to bullshit." (The Guardian...

Be, A Subjunctive One?

"If the answer is no, he/she will not get my vote. If that means I have to vote Lib Dem, or Green, or for one of the nationalist parties, or even independent, or Monster Raving...

Question About Thus And Hence.

Hi! I read about the meaning of the words "thus" and "hence". I also read in another post that "thus" is old-fashioned. My question is whether it is acceptable to use these two...

The Road Was Gridlocked?

Hi Would you say that both of these are equally natural and synonymous? The road was gridlocked. It was impossible to make it through. The road was jammed. It was impossible...

Check Please?

His new job is to make sure lights and electric appliances are switched off. (Is this sentence correct?) My mother fortunate to do sure that I attended all the lectures.(There...

To Cultivate A Little Flakiness In Myself...

Hi, what is the meaning of to cultivate a little flakiness in myself in the following text? He knew he was smart, but in his most self-critical moments he saw himself as methodical...

Highway Robbery?

Can I use this expression only when the price of something is too high? How about, for example, I find out that I won't get a refund for something that I purchased but decided...

Spoonful With Liquids?

Hi, I wonder if the British would use the word SPOONFUL with liquids e.g. a spoonful of oil, a spoonful of milk I konw it's grammatically correct, but is it common in use? In...

Charming Grandmammas Of Sixty Dressed...

Such homes had these various notabilities left behind them in the fine world of Paris, that the spies among the assembled devotees of Monseigneur—forming a goodly half of the...

Meaning?

HI, what is the meaning of dry and bloodless in the following text? Usually he represented one large company that was suing another, or was being sued by the government, in disputes...
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