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    [Vocabulary] I am looking for a word to describe insincere invitation.

    Hello Teachers, I am not a teacher! I am looking for a word to describe an insincere invitation. To give you some context, a person A made a call to another person B asking him to come to attend her wedding, but the person A is doing it so as not to come across as rude to the person B. Am I...
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    How "unlikely" is an adjective not an adverb

    Hello, I'd really appreciate if it if someone could help me understand why "unlikely" is an adjective, not an adverb in the following phrase: a) I find this very unlikely. Thanks for your support
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    [Vocabulary] At the same time.

    Hi, I would greatly appreciate it if someone could help me paraphrase the following sentence: A) I am feeling a bit down, but at the same time I know it's for the good. Thanks for your help and support.
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    [Vocabulary] The machine is out/off.

    Hello, I would like to know the difference b/w the following sentences: A) The oven is out. B) The oven is off Thanks for your time and consideration.
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    [Vocabulary] Difference between retention and retainment.

    Hello, I would really appreciate if someone could tell me the difference b/w "retention" and "retainment." Thank for your time and consideration.
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    [Idiom] run in

    Hello, I can not understand the meaning of "run in " in the following sentence: Let's run in the new model on a short flight. source: http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/run+in Thank you for your time and consideration.
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    [Vocabulary] Be all upon someone meaning

    Hello, I would really appreciate someone helping me out with the meaning of "be all upon someone". Does it mean be all over someone? Context: You got me thinking about when you were mine And now I'm all up on you, what you expect? But you're not coming home with me tonight Thanks for your...
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    [General] don't want to be too sure

    Hello, I was hoping if someone could explain the meaning of "We don't want to be too sure." A: We have not seen any police tonight and don't want to be too sure about that, so let's get out of here quickly. Thank you for your consideration and help.
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    [Grammar] If I asked her, she would help me.

    Hello, I would greatly appreciate if someone could explain the difference between the following sentences: A) If I asked her, she would help me. B) If I had asked her, she would help me. C) If I had asked her, she would have helped me. As for me, I think that the first shows that the...
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    [General] Practice makes a man perfect or practice makes for a perfect man.

    Hello, I have been trying to understand the need for preposition "for" in "make for" by inserting and removing "for" in some sentences. At times, I get confused about the need for "for" as in the following: A) The mountain of press releases on teleworking and how it makes for happier moms...
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    [Idiom] Break out a word

    Hello, I would like to ask you about the usage of "break out" in the following sentence that I heard Seth Meyers saying: I normally don't break out the word "racy" unless I am absolutely sure something is racy. Thank you for your time and consideration.
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    [Vocabulary] I am having a crazy time

    Hello, I would really appreciate it if somebody could clear up the meaning of "crazy time" for me. Judging from the context in which it was spoken, it meant "hard or difficult time". I wanted to confirm it from a teacher. If you were to define such crazy time, which word would you choose...
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    [Vocabulary] Spread and Spread out

    Hello, I would really appreciate it if someone could explain the difference between "spread" and "spread out". Thank you for your consideration.
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    [Vocabulary] Your way

    Hello, I am trying to figure out the meaning of "your way" in the following context: A) Borrow your way out of trouble. B) You can pedal your way through forest. C) Find your way through this life...
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    [General] I am extremely grateful.

    Hello, Could you please check this for grammar? I don't know whether it is appropriate or not, but I just wanted to express how grateful I am to the group of teachers who have been answering my questions. Thank you for your support and help. I am extremely grateful to Rover_KE, Tdol, Goes...
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    [Vocabulary] Sense of friendship/cooperation Or Spirit of frienship/cooperation

    Hello, I would really like someone to help me identify what is the difference b/w "spirit of " and "sense of" in the following : A: There was a spirit of cooperation between the two sides. B: There was a sense of cooperation between the two sides. A: There was a spirit of friendship between...
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    [Vocabulary] He is a nice teacher or a good teacher

    Hello, I would be really grateful if you could tell me the difference b/w good and nice in the following context: He is a nice teacher or he is a good teacher.(Does that mean he is a kind and polite teacher vs he is good at teaching?) He is a nice guy or he is a good guy.(I can't find any...
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    [Vocabulary] Few Questions about "idea."

    Hello, I would like to ask a few questions about the word "idea" which are as follows: Q1: Can I replace "notion" with "idea?" Locals have this ridiculous notion/idea that hostility is a tool to keep people away? Q2: Government has not ruled out the idea that he could be killer? To me, idea...
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    [Vocabulary] What is the difference between contend for and compete for?

    Hello, I would really like to know the difference between contend and compete when there is something to gain. Contend for power Vs Compete for power? Thank you for your help and consideration.
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    [Vocabulary] Land as commodity.

    Hello, I would like to know how land could be classified as a commodity? Thank you for your continuous help.
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