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    [Vocabulary] i want to learn the meaning of "first-due."

    [ ... there are few sounds so exciting in Manhattan as those of fire apparatus dashing through the night. At the outset there is tentative hint of the first-due company bullying his way trough midtown traffic... ] Could you explain the meaning of "firist-due" for me?? ;-)
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    [Vocabulary] the meaning of the word "take to ~"???

    Still, it's not clear exactly what's wrong with Cannon's kidney. This could be very simple like dehydration, which should correct itself quickly with treatment. Or it can be something very complicated that's going to take a lot of time to diagnose properly and treat. Later Wednesday, Cannon...
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    [Grammar] the usage of "would like sth to~"

    ->After my death I would like a former girlfriend notified. ->I have written my will, made a list of those to be notified after my death, wrote my obituary and requested in which newspaper I would like it printed. (i found these from an article written by an American.) Are the two...
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    [Grammar] the usage of 'would like sth~'

    ->After my death I would like a former girlfriend notified. ->I have written my will, made a list of those to be notified after my death, wrote my obituary and requested in which newspaper I would like it printed. Are the two sentences grammatical? I think these sentences must be changed...
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    the meaning of sentence..

    A full inquiry into airport closures and disruption is already underway by BAA's new non-executive director Sir David Begg. His report is not expected until the end of March and one of BAA's biggest customers, Virgin Atlantic, will not now be paying any airport fees before then, an amount said...
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    pick up line

    Are you from Tennessee? cuz you are the only ten i see. i can not understand this sentence in bold. what does the word,ten, mean exactly??
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    [General] hang on~~

    A: Oh yes, I went shopping yesterday and bought lots of food for the party. Eat up! There’s plenty more…. B: Thanks! It’s great - I’ll have no problem eating this food up – it’s lovely! A: And if you drink up, I’ll go and make you another cocktail! B: You’re a great host Matt. Hang on then and...
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    [Grammar] used to

    A:Didn't you ever used to fight with your sister? B:Didn't you ever use to fight with your sister? Which one is correct? :shock::roll::?:
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    Are we done yet?

    Are we done yet? -> what does this mean?? Have you met my husband yet? Vs Have you met my husband already? --> what is the difference between these two sentences?
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    i thought were bad.

    But she always pointed out the good things in stories i thought were bad. -- Is this sentence gramatically correct? i can not understand why the subject between thought and were is missing.
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    [General] do so

    Let's remember that it was a man from this state who first carried the banner of the Republican Party to the White House, a party founded on the values of self-reliance and individual liberty and national unity. Those are values that we all share. And while the Democratic Party has won a great...
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    [Idiom] feed back on

    The findings suggest that the effect of depression on heart health may have less to do with changes in hormones or other biochemical pathways, and more to do with behavior. Compared with other people, notes Whooley, the depressed are less healthy overall — they're less likely to exercise or take...
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    max

    The sales department has maxed out and needs more personnel to call on new clients. i don't understand the meaning of this sentence..:-(
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    come back from...

    i can not understand the meaning of this sentence. i am sort of confused in figuring out because of prepositions. :-? They come back from their week by the sea, glowing with health. does this mean that they spent their time near the sea for a week and came back? :-?
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    [Idiom] one kind or another

    what does one kind or another mean? :roll:
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    means by

    i do not understand the meanding of the sentence in bold. [ Every jazz player knows what he or she menas by improvision. And all writers know what they mean by improvision.]:-?
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    actions as an outsider might see them

    i do not understand the meaning of the sentence in bold. [ From ten to twelve years old, children's mental processes are still sort of tied to direct experience. But on a social level, children can now understand actions as an outsider might see them. this permits children to understand the...
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    few if any

    [It has only slight seasonal change in temperature, few if any air currents, and a constant relative humidity of nearly 100 percent.] i don't know the exact meaning of the sentence in bold. :-?8-)
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    be of interest to someone

    i can't understand this sentence in bold grammatically. [ Therefore, such zones are of interest to archaeologists, as they provide clues to the habitat of early human beings.] can i just say that such zones are interesting to archaeologists? :roll: i get confused in understanding the...
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    come in

    Vessel drums come in a variety of sizes, from the very large drums of Africa to the very compact and portable drums like this one from Hawaii. What does the verb phrase 'come in' mean? 8-)
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