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Rumors Of Her Death Flooded The Internet...

Hi Would you say that both the underlined words are equally natural and synonymous? Rumors of her death flooded the internet. Rumors of her death swept across/through the...

Tore Up Vs. Teared Up?

Hi Could you please tell me if I understand these correctly? She tore up the letter and stormed out of the room. She teared up as she saw her son in the hospital. ( teared...

What Does The Phrase "Put A Name, Face...

"Step out from the background, get ahead of the numbers, and put a name, face, and some personality behind your effort and you will see increased engagement." (source: The Power...

What Does The Phrase "Move Beyond Business...

"What happens if we move beyond business-as-usual, and start building content that is engaging and powerful, by harnessing the energy of the well-told story?" (source: The Power...

What Does ''For Your Kind Information...

Hi, What does for your kind information mean? To me the use of word kind here is total nonsense. Kind means merciful or type but what does kind mean here?...

Curiosum Sui Generis?

The second objection refers to the length of effective of these intervention and is a curiosum sui generis Hello, Could anyone explain the meaning of " curiosum sui generis"...

Very Close?

Hi Is the underlined phrase natural English? Is it as natural as very end ? We have come to the very close of our meeting/program/function. (very end of our meeting... )...

There Is No Such Thing As Piano Playing...

The crucial point remains its practical application -but not in the sense of the old joke: There is no such thing as piano playing; I have myself tried it several times and nothing...

A Group Of Cows Is Called A...

... a herd. But I also need to know how do you call a group of... -sheep (>flock?) -bees -fish -elephants -birds -wolves (>pack?) -puppies -deer -lions Can anyone help me...

Throw To Wind?

Hi. What does thrown to wind mean in: A body effaced, reduced to dust and thrown to the winds, a body destroyed piece by piece by the infinite power of the sovereign constituted...

Has Yet Been?

"He also stated that “the results of the election were not impacted”, a conclusion that has yet been independently established." (The Guardian.) Does " a conclusion that has...

Yikes?

Hello! Please help me, what does "YIKES" mean and when is it used??? Thank you. Jake.

Is This The Correct Use Of The Word 'Peculiar...

The conflict of this poem was the peculiar mindset of the moth.

Pull And Bear ?

hi maybe it's silly, but i was wondering if i should translate "pull and bear" as a two words or one phrase (together). is it some kind of idiom? i haven't found anything like...

To Have Fired Him...

"Crucially, perhaps, Trump still faces accusations that, as president, he acted criminally by attempting to obstruct justice by interfering in the Russia investigation. Specifically...

What Little He Does Retain...

With Trump, it is difficult to talk about credibility. What little he does retain has just measurably diminished . (The Guardian.) Is What little he does retain a subject and...

Lasting Impact Vs. Lasting Effect?

Hi Could you please tell me if both of the underlined phrases work naturally and synonymously? Some (good) books and movies leave a lasting effect on you. Some (good) books...

Use Of Vitriol?

Hi I bump into the word vitriol ( severe criticism ) every now and then in our English newspapers. However, some dictionaries describe it as literary. Could you please me how...

The Law Made It?

There is more women in the management because the law made it . Is "made" a causative one in the sentence above? ...

Arguably And Unarguably?

Hi Would you say that people often mix the two while speaking? Also, would you call these words opposites? Arguably, he is the best player in.. Unarguably, he is the best player...

When To Use "Ate" And "Eaten"?

My girlfriend gets confused with the use of the words "ate" and "eaten". Can someone explain in simple terms how these terms work? Specifically she uses the word "ate" in sentences...

Tertium Non Datur?

Hello, Can anyone explain the literally meaning of "datur" in this phrase? The phrase appears in a book in English. I have looked up on a dictionary, and got the defintion-no...

Someone Who Rocks

Hi all. Please some one tells me about the meaning of "Someone who rocks". What does it mean? Thank you all. Jeff

A Courtesy To Readers?

"I could write that parallelism is important because it:• makes reading more efficient• improves clarity• enhances logic • is a courtesy to readers." (From: [link]) In what...

Knob Gags?

What are knob gags? ------------------------ There's a cartoon in which a book titled "Pericles' knob gags" is in possession of the caricatured secretary of state. ([link]) ...
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