"With Au Jus"
How common is the phrase (in English) "with au jus"? Each time I encounter it (on...
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Recent Hearings
Recent hearings (compare "hearings" to "sightings"): 1. In reference to snow: "....
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Difference Between Thank You And Thanks
Hello, Last friday, someone at my office was briefing someone else about the difference...
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Is There A Difference Between Titties...
Do the words "Titties" and "boobies" mean the same thing? Or do they have different...
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Three-And-Twenty
Numbers such as "three-and-twenty" are frequently found in Jane Austen's novels ...
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In A Conversation
Hi,I have a question. If someone tells me an order such as '' Don't do that.'',...
A Problem With Sentence Stress
Which word should be most stressed in the sentence "I hope you'll enjoy the larger...
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Alternative Meanings
I received this in email the other day. ** Once again, The Washington Post published...
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I'm Good
Nowadays I hear the expression "I'm good" used in conversation: (1) As a negative...
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A Question Abut Subjunctive Mood?
Hi, everyone. Here is a conversation with which I'm deeply puzzled. Howard: I really...
Not So Much .. As ..
Dear all, I just used this expression in a mail: "I am not so much worried as...
Playing Gooseberry
Does anyone know what 'playing gooseberry' means in: "I had a strong feeling of...
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The Frog That Says "Ribbit"
After the recent conversation here about "ribbit" (ribbet, rivet) as the modern US...
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Thrice As Much
Some time ago I was told in this ng that "thrice" is still used in adjectives such...
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Where Am I Vs. Where I Am?
Hello, I had an EFL student ask me what is the different between the following...
As If?
I'd like to start notes to you as if we're already in the middle of a conversation...
"What Is The Purpose Of Your Call?"
We are a Danish firm, sometimes receiving calls from abroad. Some of the calls are...
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Need Correction For A Formal Letter Please
Hi teachers, Could you correct this letter? To Whom it May Concern, I would like...
Run Up To ...
Hi, Is the following sentence correct in a conversation? ‘I am going to quickly...
Would You Correct My Sentence?
Hi teachers, Tom: And is it very far? I mean, how long does it take to walk there...