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    [Vocabulary] Bread

    Freshly baked bread, hot from the oven, is crisp and soft. After being left for a day or two, it becomes tough and loses its crispness. Is there a word to describe this condition? 'Stale' doesn't quite describe it.
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    Backwards Movement, Movement Backwards

    Are both the phrases below correct? Is there any difference? 1) The movement backwards of an object from its original position or 2) The backwards movement of an object from its original position
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    We cook ourselves?

    We have our meals at home We do our own cooking. We do the cooking ourselves. Can you say this (which I have heard): We cook ourselves? If not, why not?
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    Order of Pronoun

    I have been asked why 'I am' is changed to 'am I' in the second sentence. Which is the grammar rule that says the order has to be reversed that way?
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    [Idiom] What is the saying?

    A friend has heard a saying from somewhere but cannot recall what it is - about tearing down something old to make way for something bigger, stronger and better. I know this sounds a bit vague. Can you think of any such saying in English? Thanks.
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    Guide to 'becoming' or 'on becoming'

    I have been following a forum on education and careers for non-native English users. The name of one of the threads was titled 'A thorough guide to become an architect'. Shouldn't it be called 'A thorough guide to becoming an architect'? What about 'A thorough guide on becoming an architect'...
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    Which of these sentence is not correct?

    Do you study as hard as your friends do? Do you study as hard as them? Do you study as hard as they? Which is not correct and why?
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    Appreciate if....

    I often see sentence written this way at the end of letters: Shouldn' t there be an 'it' after 'appreciate'? Wouldn't 'I will appreciate ...'' be better than 'I would appreciate...'?
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    What Tense are these?

    As I grew older I realized the importance of a good education. As I walked down the street, I saw a girl dressed in white. I have been asked what tense the underlined parts are in. Does the 'as' change the verbs that follow to something else other than the past tense?
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    Make a Move

    Hi Teachers I understand the phrase carries several meanings. Is it common among native speakers of English to say 'make a move' to a host when a guest wishes to leave the former's house? Ex - It's getting get, I have to make a move.
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    Past Tense

    It is high time the government changed its policy on immigration to curb the massive influx of illegal immigrants. It is high time the government changes its policy on immigration to curb the massive influx of illegal immigrants. I understand both the past and present tenses could be used in...
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