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## Expression for temporarily moving into a another place

I am looking for an expression that emphasizes moving into a friends place without having to paying rent. Only because your friend is doing you a favor. I am planning to using it in the line below...

english-language

## How to pronounce/say the abbreviation 'i.e.'?

I know that 'i.e.' is an abbreviation of 'that is'. But, my question is about pronouncing it perhaps, in normal speech, reading from a piece of text containing the abbreviation, etc.

english-language

## Why does "enjoy" (almost) not have a causative sense?

Its etymology confirms that the en- is the same prefix as in enshrine, encourage, encircle, etc., which would normally suggest a causative sense. But rather than "to give joy to", the predom

english-language

## Verbs that follow an amount of time, singular or plural?

Which one is grammatically correct? One hour and a half is all you have left. One hour and a half are all you have left. Two hours is all you have left. Two hours are all you have left...

english-language

## Nouns and pronouns

When I am writing about the United States and refer to "the states", do I say: "states began using their police powers" or "states began using its police powe

english-language

## Plural or singular

This sentence is from IELTS-teacher Youtube video (time 19:01): A very important aspect of teaching is the ability of the teacher to shape their teaching style to the needs of their students. ...

english-language

## Looking for differentiable functions $f$ such that the set of points at which $|f|$ is not differentiable has some particular properties

I know that $\sin x$ is differentiable at all points but $|\sin x|$ is not differentiable at countably many points namely at integer multiples of $\pi$ . So I am asking the following questions i)...

mathematics

## $f:\mathbb R \to \mathbb R$ be twice differentiable , $f(x)+f''(x)=-xg(x)f'(x) , g(x) \ge 0 , \forall x \in \mathbb R$ , then $f$ is bounded?

Let $g:\mathbb R \to [ 0,\infty)$ be a function and $f:\mathbb R \to \mathbb R$ be a twice differentiable function such that $f(x)+f''(x)=-xg(x)f'(x) , \forall x \in \mathbb R$ , then is

mathematics

## Supersymmetric Extension of Mirror Model

A brief description of Mirror Matter can be seen. Some papers about Mirror Matter : Berezhiani, Kolb, Seckel, Turner, Foot,Lew,Volkas Does anyone have some references about How to construct

physics

## Where does the expression “at a crack” come from?

The phrase at a crack is sometimes used to mean at one time. For example §§: Companies that have had generations of employees growing up under a no-layoff policy are now dumping 10,000 .

english-language

## resemble = look like… ??? = sounds like… ??? = smells like

The verb resemble is typically used to denote similarity in appearance. We can thus replace this verb with "look like." But does English have analogous single-word verbs for "sound like," "smell ...

english-language

## Is there another expression for “my manager's manager”?

As the title says, is there another expression for "my manager's manager"? For example, in the large company I currently work for, there are 4 managers and the CEO above me. If there is no single ..

english-language

## What does it mean by “bondsman's two hundred and fifty years of…” in Lincoln's 2nd inaugural adress?

I'm not sure who is the bondsman and why his wealth matters here. Here is the quote, from the paragraph of Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the ...

english-language

## “with which” or “which with” [duplicate]

Which of these sentences is correct? The accent with which I speak The accent which I speak with Are they not the same? While we are on the topic, I would greatly appreciate if you would tell

english-language

## Are commas needed to set off the word “then” in the following sentence?

What, then, could be more wonderful than to have a faithful friend?

english-language

## What is the meaning of “laughing out”? [on hold]

The class didn't seem to mind the plot. They loved it. They were laughing out there. I wonder in that context what the meaning of out is.

english-language

## a/an exception for the word “username”? [duplicate]

In American English, the usage of either a or an depends on whether the word that comes next is a vowel or consonant. However, this seems fairly simple until you reach this: It is required that ..

english-language

## Is there a saying or proverb for a situation where the weakest party will always lose? [duplicate]

Yes this a repeat of a previous question, but I could not figure out how to post this answer, so I shall try to re-ask the question and answer it myself: THE HISTORY OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR By ...

english-language

## What does “[got] a bird-dog on” mean?

I have recently discovered the, in my view, rather splendid song Guitar Town by Steve Earle. It contains the following lyric: Hey pretty baby are you ready for me, It's your good rockin' daddy .

english-language

## Who are some linguists who have an “essentialist” view? [migrated]

I have to write an essay which looks at the way the study of gendered differences in language changes over time but I'm struggling to find any linguists who write with the view that language is ...

english-language

## Use of Oxford comma to separate two words [on hold]

I know that Oxford comma is not normally used to separate two words. However, can it be used when I want to indicate that the last of two words or subjects have some property that the last doesn't. ..

english-language

## Etymology of “queue” from “cue” [migrated]

Queue has such a strange spelling (80% of it is vowels!) that I wanted to see where the word came from. I searched for its origin at Etymonline.com, which had this to say: queue (n.): late 15c., .

english-language

## Comma between attribute tuples

Consider the following sample sentence: Peter is pretty tolerant and mostly good-humoured, free-spirited and good to talk to. I want to say that Peter has all four attributes ("tolerant", ...

english-language

## Plural Noun + Each

Executives, including the chief executive officer, the chief financial officer, and the chief operating officer, each attending the board meeting, support the manager's proposal to expand sales into .

english-language

## Do you “chew” yogurt? What is the correct verb?

Someone told me (half) jokingly that I should be able to eat my yogurt (plain Greek yogurt) quickly since I don't have to chew it. We then started wondering if chewing is the correct verb for when ..

english-language