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Forum: Expressions & Vocabulary

The meaning and origin of expressions and words.

  1. Question Use of Particular and Special

    In works contract documents, why is it usually mentioned as "particular specification" and "special condition", is it exchangeable for "particular"...

    Started by ball9199, 04-30-2010 04:48 AM
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    05-03-2010 04:53 PM Go to last post
  2. Expression and comparison of numbers

    Hi, I was wondering how to compare numbers and how to use the comparative and the superlative with numbers, e.g., there are * small numbers *...

    Started by dirk101, 04-27-2010 03:37 PM
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    05-03-2010 04:45 PM Go to last post
  3. Decimation

    The meaning of "decimate" is a hot topic in many places: whether it should still have its original meaning (to destroy one tenth) or whether the...

    Started by Cecily, 03-22-2010 10:50 AM
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  4. Indian

    This word had disturbed me for 10 years. Indian We know people of India was called: Indian, along with the native of American was also...

    Started by QuillingQuillQuiller, 06-09-2008 04:25 AM
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    03-11-2010 03:33 PM Go to last post
  5. I don't feel like talking vs I 'm not in a mood to talk

    Hello . would you please tell me if there is any difference between the two sentences and which one is more common? - I don't feel like talking...

    Started by majid, 03-20-2009 07:45 AM
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    07-27-2009 01:00 PM Go to last post
  6. i.e./e.g., etc.

    Hi all! So I'm writing my thesis (they call it "final project"), and I was wondering if I am "allowed" to write the "i.e." as "id est" in it. I...

    Started by Jester, 04-11-2009 03:21 AM
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    05-15-2009 01:09 PM Go to last post
  7. expressions and sayings

    One of the most difficult things for me as a non-native English speaker is translating Dutch sayings and expressions into English. Online...

    Started by johanm, 05-03-2009 08:36 AM
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    05-04-2009 01:39 PM Go to last post
  8. what's a brier?

    I was reading something about using the word redneck and there was a comment from someone named HAL who said something about not wanting to be called...

    Started by Wimsey1, 03-30-2009 11:47 AM
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    04-17-2009 01:45 PM Go to last post
  9. BC vs. BCE / AD vs. CE

    Anyone who reads anything dealing with history will notice there is no standard on which to use: Before Christ (BC) or Before Common Era (BCE); Anno...

    Started by Tyree, 07-17-2008 05:21 PM
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  10. Leapt? Lept? Leaped?

    My characters are forever leaping over things. Now... would it be "He leaped over the fence." or "He'd lept over the fence." The thing is, I...

    Started by Silke, 05-17-2008 04:46 PM
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  11. What it is meant by "there has/have/had been"?

    I had hard time to understand 'there is/are/was/were" since it is far different way of saying this in my mother tongue. For my knowledge, it means...

    Started by hongcc, 04-30-2008 04:52 PM
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  12. Immigrate or Emigrate?

    I'm starting to see emigrate and emigrant more and more as opposed to immigrant and immigrate. When I looked the two up on Dictionary.com, the...

    Started by Tyree, 09-08-2008 07:52 PM
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    09-09-2008 11:18 AM Go to last post
  13. Copygraphing?

    Would a neologism like "copygraphing" (same as copywriting but using charts and graphs instead of written words) make any sense? Unlike graphic...

    Started by camoesjo, 07-26-2008 09:04 PM
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    08-21-2008 06:15 PM Go to last post
  14. Reduplicatives

    Sharon just wrote an interesting post about reduplicatives: http://www.dailywritingtips.com/reduplicatives-double-delight/ Examples: ack-ack...

    Started by DanielScocco, 04-23-2008 05:56 PM
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    06-03-2008 07:14 PM Go to last post
  15. Is it different?

    It's been totally destroyed. Totally, it's been destroyed. It looks similar but different. Do you agree?

    Started by QuillingQuillQuiller, 05-26-2008 05:55 AM
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    05-28-2008 04:15 AM Go to last post
  16. invalidated vs unvalidated

    Is unvalidated a word? I want to use a word to describe something that has not been validated. Invalidated strikes me to mean made invalid, while...

    Started by Jaguar, 04-30-2008 08:52 PM
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    05-01-2008 07:08 PM Go to last post

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