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    in the sock

    Dear teachers, Please read the following part of a sentence: The drama, an animated poem, is either in the buskin or in the sock; Could you please kindly explain the underlined phrase ? Looking forward to hearing from you.
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    less moment

    Dear teachers, Please read the following: Ridicule is not only confined to questions of less moment, but is fitter for refuting error than for supporting truth. Could you please explain the meaning of the underlined part? Looking forward to hearing from you.
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    are of this number

    Dear teachers, Please read the following sentence: That the two qualities above mentioned are of this number is undeniable. My question is: What does the underlined word mean? Does it mean "many"? Looking forward to hearing from you.
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    both way

    Dear teachers, Please read the following: If you have young children, send them to a friend’s home, and offer to host playtime another day. “It works both ways.” Could you please kindly explain what both refers to? Looking forward to hearing from you. Jiang
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    vote with wallet

    Dear teachers, Please read the following sentence: More and more consumers will start to vote with their wallets. Could you please explain the meaning of vote with their wallets? Looking forward to hearing from you.
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    run

    Dear teachers, Please read the following sentence: The terrifying "runs" on more than 5000 failing banks had stripped rural areas of capital. "runs" means "selling" or even "closing". Is that right? But I can't find the meaning "closing" in my dictionaries. Looking forward from hearing from you.
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    comprehension (out of money)

    Dear teachers, Please read the following sentence: (The context is lifespan) Morelikely, either you'll die earlier than you thought or you'll live longer and run out of money. My question is: Does run out of money imply you have to pay for living long for example medicine expense? Looking...
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    elliptical structure

    Dear teachers, Please read the following sentence: A product of the open-source software movement, wikis have been around in one form or another for about a decade. My question is: Is the underlined part an elliptical structure of : As a product of the open-source software movement? Looking...
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    convict and guilty

    Dear teachers,Please read the following sentence:After 14-year-old Nathaniel Brazill was convicted of second-degree murder in May for the shooting death of his favorite teacher, he rode back to the Palm Beach County Jail in silence. Tried as an adult, he had faced the possibility of being found...
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    official and commissioner

    Dear teachers: Could you please explain the difference between official and comissioner? To me the only difference is a commssioner is more importand than an official. official: relating to a position of responsibility commissioner: an important official who hasresponsibility in a government...
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    Mr.

    Dear teachers, Is it correct to use full name after Mr. or Ms? For example, which of the following is correct: Mr.+given + family name or Mr. + family name? Looking forward to hearing from you. Jiang
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    2015

    Dear teachers, Should I read 2015 "two thousand fifteen" or "two thousand and fifteen"? Looking forward to hearing from you. Jiang
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    turn to lead

    Dear teachers, Please read the following sentence: Even the gold standard of forecasting turned into lead. Does "turn to lead" mean a useless thing? Looking forward to hearing from you. Jiang
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    north of

    Dear teachers, "Most of the wall was north of the present wall" bears the same meaning with "Most of the wall was to north of the present wall". Is that right? If the sentence reads "Most of the wall was in north of the present wall" that means most of the wall is part of the present wall. Is...
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    open

    Dear teachers, Please read the following sentence: The sreet was open its entire length and width. The correct word should be "was opening" or "opened". Is that right? Looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you in advance. Jiang
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