"It is not only colours and sounds and so on that are absent from the
scientific world of matter, but also space as we get it through sight
or touch. It is essential to science that its matter ...
Is there any difference in meaning between seem and look?
For example, “He seems to be popular.” v. “He looks popular.”
What do "unviolated to have multiple downstream benefits" mean in this context?
Healthcare, education, and entertainment are the sectors with the highest potential for Blockchain in India.
What do "unique to what has come before it" mean in this context?
What is blockchain?
Blockchain is a record keeping system – a ledger – where multiple sources validate an entry before it gets ...
I'm reading a book called "A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life" by Eckhart Tolle. In this book the author writes that enthusiasm will help us to be creative and that is what the new world needs. In ...
What do "persona" mean in this context?
Blockchain as a creative medium
There is clear potential for creatives to be directly recompensed for their work.
Services like Mycelia aim to ...
if my friend asks me on today 3.2.2017 this question:
What have you bought in the last two weeks? What should I say to him?
(I bought a car weeks ago on Tuesday.)
Would it be okay to say: I bought ...
To this question physical science gives an answer, somewhat incomplete
it is true, and in part still very hypothetical, but yet deserving of
respect so far as it goes. Physical science, more or ...
I am reading a text and the text say.
"has love been denied you?"
I tried to work it out but it makes no sense to me
Should the text say
Has love been denied to you?
Thanks for the explanation ...
I've been studying all morning.
I've been studying all morning long.
I was studying all morning.
How are the first, and the third different in meaning?
What's the difference between the first, and ...
What does 'go' mean in 'go show', 'go say', 'go want', 'go do' etc and why no 'to' between?
What the difference between these pairs of words without 'to' and with 'to' as with the infinitive?
What does this mean?
like I wasn't dreading tomorrow enough having to give it back to him
I saw this in friend's series and I don't understand it.
"that" when I have to use "that" in the simple sentence and what's different between "that" or "the/a" with
He didn't buy "that" car
He didn't buy the/a car
Ps: Please give me more ...
I have come across this in Crash Course World History. It is at 6 minutes and 55 seconds. Here it goes:
You also had statesmen like Pericles, whose famous funeral oration brags about the golden ...
I sometimes see the phrase "that being said" and I wish to know a little more about it. Especially, when and how can we use this phrase?
Is there a difference if we shorten it to "that said"? In what ...
Which is more correct?
How do you think about me? or How you think about me?
In English crime series I often hear mom or mam or mum. I don't know...
What does it mean? When is an appropriate time to use it?
See this trailer from the BBC's Bodyguard crime series.
Many of us probably have a nagging feeling that we don't listen enough to other people. Here we're not going to make the guilt worse by telling you that listening is a good thing, worthy but in fact ...
Kindly, consider the image below:
Can I say for the glass in the middle: "too few water" instead of "not enough water"? Are they equivalent in meaning?
a. The law has not reflected it yet.
b. The law doesn't reflect it yet.
What is the difference in meaning between the two sentences?
I have a paragraph as follows:
All of us are very receptive to adopting beliefs when we are young, but the idea that “males have to earn females” is not something that is only hammered into ...
This is coming from Charlie and Cardi B on BBC1 radio show:
Charlie - Would you rather have a night out with me or Offset?
Cardi B - With my man (Offset)
Charlie - Come on, man! I know London ...
I read such a quote from command line utility fortune
Life is a healthy respect for mother nature laced with greed.
Does that sentence mean that we are greedy to live long?
Well texting someone yesterday. They stated,
I will be over Later.
Does this imply they will be there later in the week? Or later that day?
I read this NYP article about a Volvo car breaking Guinness word record. However, at the end of the article the man said this sentence which I don’t understand:
“I don’t see my ex-wife or my kids. ...
I saw a lesson in English, said in Past Simple the following examples:
When did you get married?
When did you graduate?
Now, Why he said at (1) "get married" NOT "marry" like "graduate" in ...
In the sentence "the best choice would be...", what does "would" mean in the following sentence?
Questioner: Is this sentence correct?
'Finished eating, we went to the zoo'.
Answer: I'm ...
What does commission mean in this context:
a volunteer who fixes up old, dilapidated houses for better community housing commission
I looked it up in the Oxford dictionary, but it doesn't seem to ...
This function, at least, philosophy can perform. Most philosophers,
rightly or wrongly, believe that philosophy can do much more than
this—that it can give us knowledge, not otherwise attainable,
It is a line from an American TV drama when a man saw a young boy after 5 years and said: Last time I saw you, you were too short to ride the Cyclone.
I searched on Google and it shows that ride a ...
I have a question about some sentence in this Economist article:
Reserve prison for the worst offenders. Divert the less scary ones to drug treatment, community service and other penalties that ...
Very often my co-workers ask me the question:
What are you doing?
And I always wonder whether I should reply with reading on or reading about :
I am reading about the origins of the universe.
I found this sentence in the Oxford Dictionary:
A white shirt will show the blood.
What does "show the blood" mean?
The Longman Dictionary seems to suggest that on the fringes can be used either literally or figuratively, while on the fringe refers to something actually physically away from the center.
on the ...
I have an Australian friend who travels very often and I want to say to her
I really envy your traveling life
Is it right sentence? If not, what is nicer words?
I don't quite understand the role and usage of the preposition off in this sentence from an online article:
Eric Dier scored the decisive kick to end a run off five successive tournament exits on ...
“Palermo, in the 1980s, counted a dead person a day, they were so common people were almost used to them. Now, a homicide in Palermo is news,” he says.
Source: How the Mafia's Murder of an Italian ...
Is it something like "far away"? Unfortunately I don't have the context but it would be nice to have some examples of how this word is used. Is it conversational?
The sentences below are describing how a certain event will happen on Friday, and I'm very excited.
I can't wait to Friday comes.
I can't wait for Friday comes.
I can't wait till Friday.
I am an IELTS test-taker. I am fond of using procon.org as English study material. Anyway I have a question about a sentence on the website.
Medical marijuana is a front for drug legalization and ...
I've heard this expression several times in TV shows, but I couldn't find it anywhere. Is it like a small "piece" of some spread? Can I say for example:
"Shmare me some Nutella"?
Can I have ...
While I’m reading The Martian,
I may as well yell toward Earth for all the good that damned thing will do me.
What is the meaning of “damned things will do me” here?
I came across it in a children's book Pippi longstocking. The way I understand it is something like: "there it goes again". I would really appreciate if someone confirmed (or the other way round) my ...
I would like to know the meaning of the word project onto, as far as I see from the context here that the word "protect onto" means that you redeem other people to have the same feeling you have.
The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from
between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering
of people be. (Genesis 49: 10)
Here is "lawgiver" a person (like ...
Can anyone help me with these sentences?
The middle classes jeer at the collier for buying pianos-but what is the piano, often as not, but a blind reaching after beauty?
I don't understand what ...
It seems to me that on a hill has subtle difference in connotation from at a hill. In my opinion, I would think on a hill implies on the surface and at a hill express a specific location. I am not ...
I hope this question is not a duplicate because I reviewed other posts.
I just want to make sure that I have the right meaning in these specific examples.
If I was watching a movie portraying a ...
I am creating an article. I have chapters such as Objective, Preamble, Assumptions, Instructions. I need to add a chapter for some things that are out of the article essence but related to and ...
I’m English learner and reading The Martian. In there:
Turns out, through a neat set of chemical reactions with the Martian atmosphere, for every kilogram of hydrogen you bring to Mars, you can ...