1. Nikined


    "Oh God... well, it started about a half hour before the wedding. I was in the room where we were keeping all the presents, and I was looking at this gravy boat. This really gorgeous Lamauge gravy boat. When all of a sudden- (to the waitress that brought her coffee)Sweet 'n' Lo?" What is...
  2. Lucy 234

    quite smile

    Hi all, I saw there are many sentences online with "quite smile"? What does it mean? "He always had a quite smile on his face." With a quite smile at Kennedy, Cronkite responded to each question by saying, "Well, the economy is the number one issue.".
  3. D

    Sight of battle.

    Hi. The text is about Japanese army in the WW2 battle of Okinawa in 1945. After major losses in previous defeats, now it's their final and decisive battle against the Americans. They were forced to admit that defeat in the war was all but inevitable, given the Americans' military supremacy...
  4. garbage_cnbeta

    coul dbe

    How Kyle Rittenhouse ended up in Kenosha armed with an AR-15 What does coul dbe mean?
  5. Meganyu2011

    opportunity <to> improve on

    'TikTok had an opportunity improve on older networks. It has not taken it.' It is from the article 'Devious licks' in The Economist, I wondered why there isn't 'to' in front of 'improve on'.
  6. olga69

    Should to ?

    I wonder if there is a mistake in the lyrics ? (the line "all the things that I should TO say")
  7. M

    to be serve

    Police officers aren't usually allowed to be serve on a jury. I came across the above sentence in the Cambridge dictionary but the structure seems a bit odd to me why be serve is used instead of serve?
  8. W

    using nouns in a sentence

    Hello, Which ones should I use in the following bold portions: " The internship taught me (1) some / the skills that are required in a job, such as (2) management of / managing / how to manage a team, (3) submission / submitting / how to submit reports in a timely manner, and (4) application...
  9. C

    math and skills

    Hello It's this paragraph "There is also a reason why taking a traditional class can beat an online brain-training program. Classes offer a level of complexity that has long-term benefits; they not only employ cognitive skills, such as visual comprehension, short- and long-term memory...
  10. mike412

    a lot of vs much/many

    Hi everyone, I have seen some contradictory answers about which is a bit stronger or weaker in meaning. Thanks in advance.
  11. A


    Hello! I can't understand meaning of "til" in this particular context. Can you explain, please? "What should I have done?" "You should have said, Til let you two be alone,' and started to walk away, as if you were giving her to him—even though you knew she liked you more"
  12. Nikined

    when T wasn't thinking

    "I never counted on his coming back to blow me, though, sometimes, when T wasn't thinking, an odd sort of fear would come over me, and I would feel myself trembling with the notion that, after all, he might return" (The Last Wager) What does "T wasn't thinking" mean? Is it a typo?
  13. younghon

    The Canary Islands <is><are>...

    1. The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal? 2. The Canary Islands is charged by its volcanic screening. 3. The Canary Islands are one of the most popular destinations in Spain. 4. The Philippines are surrounded by American warships. Q: In the above three sentences, some...
  14. L

    there will <be> at least one time that...

    I just encountered a line from a movie, which goes, In your life, there will at least one time that you forget yourself for someone, asking for no result, no company, no ownership nor love. Personally, I think "be" should be added between "will" and "at", otherwise this sentence has no main...
  15. E

    it was etemity

    Hi folks, this is cited from 1984 by Orwell. Q: it was etemity. It was eternity? Is it a typo? He settled deeper into the arm-chair and put his feet up on the fender. It was bliss, it was etemity.
  16. Tae-Bbong-E

    There's is a wheeled alarm clock.

    Hi I want to know what is about "There's is". I saw it from English humor website.
  17. AidaGlass

    as male novelists could, by restricting them to the women's league

    Hello, I don't understand the part in bold. I'd appreciate some clarification on it. As Charlotte Bronte and George Eliot increasingly came to dominate their period and to represent the models against which other women novelists were measured, they too became the objects of both feminine...
  18. A


    Hello, I'm pretty sure there is a typo in the transcription of a text, but I can't figure out what exactly was initially said - can you help? This is taken from a transcription of a recording of one of Napoleon Hill's conferences in 1954. Context: the author is explaining it's important to be...
  19. meneiggles

    "...drew taught..." (possible typo)

    Hello, I have a question about the possible typo in the title of this thread, seen in the digital edition of the Pacific Rim novelization, by Alex Irvine. The context: "From Gipsy Danger’s right gauntlet, a long whip made of serrated metal segments woven together with a high-tension cable...
  20. T


    The following is from the website of Westfield London, a large shopping centre in London. Westfield London We will continue to offer our high level of Guest Services our customers are used, however to ensure customer and staff safety we will need to limit our offer. We are currently unable to...
  21. T


    Hi all, What does "make" mean in the sentence below??? One video from the scene shows a make police officer lying on the floor outside the hotel after being stabbed in the leg with another man sitting on the stairs appearing to hold a bleeding wound on his neck. Another man was shown being...
  22. Robby Zhu

    Resumes start look thin.

    Hello everyone. Resumes start look thin, their peers begin surpassing them and they may get stuck in underemployment. Not Making A Choice Is A Choice Why does the writer use a base form rather than "looking"? Thanks in advance. Edit: to fix the link.
  23. E

    regardless of what someone does or does not so

    I came across this sentence online: But Pelosi sounded defiant, telling the AP that Trump was “impeached forever” regardless of what the Senate does or does not so. (New York Post) What is the purpose of the last word so in that sentence? Please confirm if these modifications are also...
  24. kalemongy


    Q3 was the final quarter to lap the exceptional infusion of brand-building investment that we made during Q4. How do you interpret 'lap' here in this sentence??
  25. wuzongxian

    She is <a> French.

    She is French or she is a French??? What I learned are she is Chinese, she is English... There is no A before the people of one country. But I found this sentence: she is a French in lesson 5, NCE1, an English learning book from China. So I'm confused why it isn't she is French here? Thank you...
  26. SaraM16

    every forth voter

    Hello, I'm translating from English into Italian an article about politics. I found the expression "every forth voter" in the sentence "Be it in the latest elections or in the former GDR states mainly more than every forth voter supported this party." I thought that it was a typo and the writer...
  27. H

    ways of stating healthy

    Please help me. Would anyone please help me understand "ways of stating healthy" in the following context? This text is excerpted from Digital Sociology which is edited by Kate Orton-Johnson and Nick Prior, chapter 14: E-Health and Renewed Sociological Approaches to Health and Illness...
  28. Lucy 234

    As I child

    Hi all, I came across the following sentence and I didn't know how to understand "As I child"? Is it grammatical? Thank you! As I child I thought she was beautiful, as most children think their mothers are beautiful. Children of the Manse
  29. Y

    Complaint here,

    hi Complaint here, what does it mean? The program shall be submitted to the Employer for review and approval not later than ninety (90) days from the Commencement of the Services which shall include a plan and schedule of the buildings and facilities to be painted complaint with the inspection...
  30. N

    “‘N at d’yeh —”

    In "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"of J.K Rowlling there is sentence: “‘N at d’yeh —” What does stand for this?
  31. P

    Getting through a high rate risky

    It's about - Why to justify public debt. The two parts of the expression isn't clear for me- Getting through a high rate risky thanks for helping. The last one again, which is more relevant for countries like Italy and the U.S at this point, is if you were in not the bad equilibrium, the...
  32. Jardino

    They all have their mileage cut to under under ten thou

    Topic "Every single car that comes through my hands gets the treatment," the father said. "They all have their mileage cut to under under ten thou before they're offered for sale. And to think I invented that all by myself," he added proudly. "It's made me a mint." source : Matilda by Royald...
  33. passengerman


    Hi all, What does "Researchment" mean here? Researchment of cloud computing platform based software craftsmanship pattern Researchment of cloud computing platform based software craftsmanship pattern - IEEE Conference Publication Thanks in advance,
  34. VicNicSor

    unclear handwritten word

    shot from the film Bad Teacher What's the little word in handwriting between the lines please, starting with "yo ..."? Thanks.
  35. NewAmerica

    lest it disappears on <my> again

    Should "lest it disappears on my again" be "lest it disappears on mine again"? Is the former acceptable as an informal usage? ************** For good measure, I also disabled the Google Stars bookmarking tool, but I don't think many other people were able to install it before it was pulled...