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    a question from me

    Dear native experts, I felt something crawl up my arm. We felt the ground give way under our feet. Are the sentences above correct? What does the present tense of the words in bold mean above? does it indicate "a completed state"? Thank you very much again.
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    a question from my 13-year-old little sister

    My father has fished in (the) rivers all over Australia. Is "the" optional above? I believe "all over Australia" is specific enough to justify the "the" above. What would you say? Thank you so much
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    pls help me.... pls... pls..

    The fact that you were late all this week may prejudice your chances of getting a promotion. is "all this week" correct above? Is there such phrase as "all the afternoon"? Thank you, please help me,.,,,:-(
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    invade / intrude on - last question

    Can I use both "invade" & "intrude" in this context? Many personalities find the press (intruded on/invaded) their privacy. Thank you everyone. I'm very much grateful to you all. Maybe I will leave this forum for a while until my exams are done. Thanks.
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    increase in (?) crime rate

    "rate" is a countable noun. Therefore, which of the sentences below are correct? 1. The increase in a crime rate is in direct proportion to the number of unemployed. 2. The increase in crime rate is in direct proportion to the number of unemployed. 3. The increase in crime rates are in...
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    reward x award

    Even though I have looked them up in my dictionaries, I still don't understand their differences. reward x award Could you give me a brief explanation, just a rough one? Thank you.
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    opposite of upperclause - need your profundities

    For the sake of god, please help me.... pls... pls.... What is the opposite of 'upper class'? 1. underclass 2. lower class 3. working class Thank you. (fleeting Chinese New Year is gone) :-(
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    position of inversion

    1. After a 30-minute walk, out came an aged man with a flowing white beard in front of me. 2. After a 30-minute walk, out in front of me came an aged man with a flowing white beard . 3. After a 30-minute walk, in front of me out came an aged man with a flowing white beard. Could you tell...
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    position of inversion

    1. After a 30-minute walk, out came an aged man with a flowing white beard in front of me. 2. After a 30-minute walk, out in front of me came an aged man with a flowing white beard . 3. After a 30-minute walk, in front of me out came an aged man with a flowing white beard. Could you tell...
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    to/for - confused

    Can I use both "to" and "for" in this context? There are disadvantages to/for the digital age. Do you have any guidelines of when to use "to" or "for" for me to adhere to? Thank you; Happy Chinese Rabbit New Year.
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    in/with haste

    HI, Good day everyone. Are "in" and "with" both acceptable in this context? His father had just died and he didn't want to marry in/with haste. Thank you very much. Happy Chinese New Year.:-)
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    lineal + linear

    Hopefully, I didn't get them confused. This linear diagram shows his lineal descent from Henvy VII. Are they correct? Thank you. Happy Chinese New Year.
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    bailiff = sheriff

    Hi, thank all of you I'm not from western countries, that's why I don't know the work of a bailiff or sheriff. Do they (bailiff & sheriff) refer to the same job but with different names in UK (bailiff) and US (sheriff)? I have heard them a lot on TV or in films? Thank you.
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    on or in - perplexing

    I am kind of confused about when to use "on" and "in". for example in the context below, The space shuttle lost a meteor sheild (on/in) launch. Do you have any hints to be my guideline on that? Thank you.
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    balcony & terrace

    Hi, dear English natives All rooms have a balcony or terrace. Could you tell me what the difference is between balcony and terrace? I have googled them already and seen their pictures but I still cannot see the difference. Thank you very much indeed. Happy Chinese New Year.
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