The Tea Of An Afternoon
Hello: Is this "tea of an afternoon" an idiomatic expression, similar to "five o...
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Gibberish (A Bit Long)
I recently had an on-line debate over the usage of the word "gibberish". I'm not...
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Get Some Stones, Dorktoasts.
What does the expression "Get some stones, dorktoasts" mean in the context of the...
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"Hopeful" As A Noun.
I have noticed in the last few years the use of the word "hopeful" as a noun. Most...
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Knock Back
Let me ask a question about the following sentence. They really knocked our radars...
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"Must Have Forgot" Or "Must Have Forgotten...
My son Ryan and I are arguing over the proper expression of "must have forgot" or...
Usage Of Stood Where Standing Seem More...
Hi! I recently encountered a somewhat strange usage of the verb (to) stand. I first...
Will Or Shall
Hello, could you please tell me the context of usage for Will and Shall ? Thank...
Be That ?
Hi, Heard somewhere someone say ' be that ' in the context it could mean something...
"What Right Has She To Say That We Can...
"Murderess." "Primitive totalitarian." "Three times over - for what right has /she...
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A/The - "A/The Something Of A/The Something...
Hello! I have a question regarding a/the usage. Is it correct to say: "First of...
How Could Anyone "Stand To" Listen To...
Hi, Would you tell me the meaning of this "stand to," underlined? I assumed it...
Draw Draperies Back
I had switched off lamps and drawn draperis back from the sliding glass doors. (P...
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Shall To Be? OR Shall Be?
Dear native teachers, I'd like your help on the following Grammar issue. I ran...
Umbrella Organisation?
he Indian Premier League (IPL) is back in India after shifting to South Africa last...
Usage Of "Word Field" And "Pyramid Scheme...
Hi everyone! I was wondering about the usage of two words that are used quite often...
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Argumented
I came across this word in an academic document I was proof reading recently, and...
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"Can't Help But Not"
Hi, I have a question about "can't help but not" phrases. I was talking about someone...
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Odd Conditional Form?
 While reading a book, I came across such sentence: " If he could have slept...
Mackerel Snappers
I encountered the term 'mackerel snappers' while watching TV last night. It was used...
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