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    [Vocabulary] Boast or brag

    The magazines were full of "picture perfect" models, boasting/bragging white teeth and wrinkle free skin. I chose 'boasting' but I am not sure if that would be the correct answer.
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    -an agreement on transport safety -an agreement about transport safety If I use the word "agreement" referring to a contract here, which preposition should I use? (I'd choose "on", but I'm not sure if both are possible.) Thanks.
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    [Vocabulary] consumable

    What would be the opposite of consumable goods? Non-consumable (nonconsumable) goods, durable goods, hard goods or something else? I am interested in what is the usual phrase when we refer to both types of goods, comparing or contrasting them.
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    [Grammar] centuries

    Hello, I'm a bit confused about whether I should use a singular or plural noun in situations like these: It was the most prominent between the 18th and 20th century. It used to happen in the 18th and 19th century. ... from the 18th to the 21st century. Is it correct to use a singular noun...
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    Hello, If I want to say that a country covers a large area, can I say that it is a "territorially large country"?
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    [Grammar] He is thought to...

    People think that he lives in this town. People think that he will live in this town. If I wanted to write a passive structure, would it be the same for both sentences (a), or should I write different forms? (a) He is thought to live in this town. (b) He is thought to be going to live in this...
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    [Grammar] Steward: "We will be..."...

    Steward: 'We'll be taking off in a couple of minutes.' (verb: take off) Is this the best option in this sentence or would you suggest using a different future form? Thanks.
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    Which idioms or phrases can we use to say that someone is very curious and inquisitive? I know "Curiosity killed the cat." and I've heard: "Aren't you curious George?" although I'm not sure if it is very common. Thanks.
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    Dyson it out

    It's too late to dyson it(=baby) out of her. What could we use to replace the underlined word in this sentence and get exactly the same meaning?
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    [Grammar] lived/were living

    We were living/lived in Australia when we started this project. Jane was living/lived in Rome when she met Tom. Is one of these tenses a better choice in these examples or does it depend on the situation - whether someone temporarily or permanently lives somewhere? Thanks.
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    [Grammar] gone / been

    Have you seen my shoes? They have gone/been missing. I'd like to know if both versions are possible. If yes, is there any difference? Thanks in advance.
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    [Vocabulary] I have washed 3...

    I want to say that I did the laundry and to point out that I turned on my washing machine three times. What word or phrase could I use here? For example: A:What have you done this morning? B:I have tidied my flat and I have washed 3 ____________ of clothes this morning.
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    1. Is it usual to pronounce 'vanity' in this way: /ˈvænədi/? I saw it here, and they offer such pronunciation for other words ending in -ty, like vitality/vaɪˈtælədi/, density or poverty.
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    [Vocabulary] go for/on a visit/trip/journey/walk

    I went on a visit to Prague. I went for a visit to Prague. I went on a trip to Prague. I went for a trip to Prague. I went on a journey to Prague. I went for a journey to Prague. I went on a walk. I went for a walk. Can I use these two prepositions (on and for) in all these examples without...
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    crowded bus

    If you were on a crowded bus and had a few bags and an umbrella in your hands, and your things hit someone (someone's legs) a few times while the bus was moving, how would you say sorry to that person in a polite way? Is "I am sorry that my bags hit you." good enough?