What does the phrase "all in a day's disappointment" mean?
Look, Lacy has forgot to put her toys in the box after playing again! All in a day's disappointment, I guess.
Would it be wrong to modify ...
How and when is the phrase "How I wish I could..." used?
I came across this phrase at at least two instances:
How I wish he could question the Indian powers!
How I wish I could. But I have a real ...
Jair Bolsonaro is the new president of Brazil. Indeed, this last election provoked a division of opinions among voters.
In this phrase is normal use "in fact" or "indeed"? These words are synonymous?
Beyond a doubt this man is honest.
"Beyond a doubt" seems to be a phrase here and I believe it's a noun phrase, but I'm told it's not. Its a adverb phrase how?
What is it?
Is it grammatically and lexically correct to call a person with a particular habit "a habit holder" or "a habit carrier" for short?
The message i got :
Thanks for your interest in XXX. We were introduced to your profile via xyz.
We are glad to inform you that we believe you could potentially be a great fit
for the ...
The Infinitive phrase may be
subject: For you to learn English is good
subjective complement: My desire is for my family to be happy
object: I consider it better for children to learn ...
I found the following sentences in many English Writing books for exams like TOEFL:
First and foremost, ...
Last but not least, ...
However, my grammar ...
Let's say you have downloaded an 'adblocker' app on your phone. Then, when you are testing it, it's not working, you are now grumpy due to that because you feel that you have been fooled by the app's ...
Man has no more right to say an uncivil thing than to act one
According to me the meaning of this phrase is:
Man has equal right to say an uncivil thing and to act an uncivil thing.
Am I right?
Is How come a phrase? What does it mean? Is it formal or informal? British or American?
Can I use it in anywhere?
Having evaded wretchedness, the gay young man making up his shining life in the city is one of civilization’s wonders, and Édouard Louis is a new, inspiring real-life example of such transfiguration.
I wonder if it is neutral (in a sense close to that no positive or negative things implied) when an American utters "that makes sense" after hearing an explanation. I would like to know if it is used ...
My belief paid off well.
About the phrase, should I add the word "was" before "paid off"?
He runs just like his brother.
He runs just like his brother does.
He runs just like his brother runs.
Which sentence is grammatically correct. Also, what about these three?:
He runs ...
Are both of these phrases grammatically correct?
Preparation of medicinal plant extract.
Preparation medicinal plant extract.
Can both be used as headings?
I need to know if my usage of the term had they been. This is a phrase:
Had they been aware of the danger, they would perform regular checks
I want to say if they have been aware of the danger, ...
Is it appropriate to say
'Sorry for making this hard for you'?
Some context: We tried to set up a time to meet but we have conflicting schedules so we decided to meet later at night.
Can I start my essay with "To do so"? Does it sound too informal?
These are the sentences: the teacher could give a lecture ... To do so, they should train ...
Let's say you have a friend who can't stop smoking cigarette, and you don't believe him saying that he is concern about his health. And you say:
"If you were really concern about your health, ...
I get confused when I read this sentence: "An increasingly efficient agricultural industry freed British workers for factory employment." Does the phrase "free...for..." exist? Does it mean "workers ...
What is the meaning of "pull it over"?
I work in a meat factory where we were cutting meat, and my co-worker, who was on the other side of the table, gave me a command "to pull it(the meat) over" as ...
I found this Question in a student book and I can't understand why not "What is a typical home there?"
This is one of the things that I don't really know the proper name for, because I've never heard anyone say it, but I know how to explain it.
Let's say a toddler is searching through your backpack, ...
A long serving member of the Army, he recieved many decorations including The George Cross, the most fitting conclusion to his distinguished career.
People often pass away because they've simply '...
I'd like to know the grammatical points of the phrases "when children have a job" and "due to their age" in these sentences and how I can find more details about building sentences ( a common ...
I saw it in the title of a book.
My guess would be "on an enterprise level", is that correct or does it convey something more than that?
I can understand what an enterprise is, but why is it ...
Schools use the feedback from Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint to make strategic decisions, drawing upon a pool of information
and specialist reporting tools that are built into the tests.
I saw this question What does "For next to nothing" mean? and it got me thinking about "The man with the golden gun" lyrics.
An assassin that's second to none
If you think about it, ...
Which one of the following is the correct answer sentence ?
Que: "Which is your favourite game ?"
Correct answer phrase ?
1) "The one I have been playing since the day I born"
2) "The one I have ...
When I asked for the directions to the HR's cubicle, I got this reply:
Go down the hall then take the first left, You will find the HR's cubicle there.
(I don't remember exactly what he said.)
How to describe someone's immediate liking toward some negative activity?
For example, in the example below, I was told that "He took an instant liking to bullying" doesn't sound well:
When this ...
What does "I cannot be more thankful" mean?
I want to say that I am very thankful for having this opportunity. Can I say something like the following?
... and I cannot be more thankful for having ...
I came across the following sentence and I would like ask to if it is grammatically correct?
There is a phrase " to think through" which means to think carefully over something and there is a phrase "...
In this World, some people do act like they did something amazing, wherein they didn't even have contributions to it. Putting it this way:
''Some people take credit for work they didn't even have ...
I want to know what "in the spirit of Hegel" means. What does it mean in the context of philosophy
I tried spirit but it didn't help me understand.
I was trying to find some information on using "to + Ving" The following was the closest I got, but I still have a question.
In the following snippet out of context:
...which causes him to switch ...
No further back than 1834, Professor William P. Dewees assumed the first chair of obstetrics at the University of Pennsylvania.
What is the meaning of 'assume' here? What does 'to assume the first ...
What is the meaning of the phrase "a little too + adjective" ?
This is a little too hard for me.
Does it mean same as:
This is slightly hard for me.
How are the following ...
I am a Japanese student.
I know some words that end with "ish" such as girlish and Turkish.
If I say "His learning style is Obamaish", does this make sense?
Is it correct to say: 'I'd appreciate you copied me in the e-mail?' If not, then why and what is the correct phrase?
"the mental constitution of crowds is not to be learnt merely by a study of their crimes, any more than that of an individual by a mere description of his vices."
is "any more than that" in this ...
Let's say you are watching a video clip, then while watching, there is a portion that suddenly reminds you of a book. You know that book but you can't recall its name. And you say:
"I can't ...
So, my friend said "getting a compliment out of X is like pulling teeth". Somehow I always remembered that expression as "pulling nails with a plier". He pointed that the expression doesn't exists. So ...
the context is as follows
...or complex moment where ethical reasoning skill will be put to bare where they will have opportunity to discuss online their reactions to that particular film...
I always drank until past midnight, and there we'd sit, at 5 a.m. in the morning, waiting to get on the clock, waiting for some regular to call in sick.
In here what does "to call in sick" mean
I am trying to convey the next message:
Being an introvert doesn't mean [avoiding company/to avoid company].
Is it correct to use 'to avoid company' in the meaning of 'to be alone, to keep ...
What is the meaning of this sentence? Can anyone explain it to me please:
Although we may seem worlds away, I hope you know I am right there with you.
I tried to google it and I understood that ...
Consider this phrase:
"To solution, an equation is derived to describe the particle motion."
And also this phrase:
"To this problem, the new proposed method can reduce the weight of the payload ...
Is there a reason why we don't normally put a possessive pronoun before the word 'mind' in some phrases?
For example, it is not used in the phrases
come to mind
keep in mind
but it is used in some ...