• What is a word that has x in the word?

    20 answers · 13 hours ago
  • Does the phrase "sift the sand of" mean to kill?

    Here is a quote from a book, where I assume the phrase means "to kill", but I haven't found it used anywhere else with this meaning, so I'm quite confused. Is it a common phrase in spoken English? "The Antioch earthquake in A.D. 526 shook and silted the port of Seleucia Pieria, sifting the... show more
    Here is a quote from a book, where I assume the phrase means "to kill", but I haven't found it used anywhere else with this meaning, so I'm quite confused. Is it a common phrase in spoken English? "The Antioch earthquake in A.D. 526 shook and silted the port of Seleucia Pieria, sifting the sand of some 250,000 inhabitants."
    21 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why would anyone major in english?

    it seems like such a waste of four years, something you already know, like completely unnecessary. Too broad of a subject. Please don't insult my grammar thank you.
    it seems like such a waste of four years, something you already know, like completely unnecessary. Too broad of a subject. Please don't insult my grammar thank you.
    27 answers · 2 days ago
  • What's sunbathing?

    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • What is the difference in meaning between affect and effect, and when do you use them in writing?

    Best answer: The basic difference between them is that affect is chiefly used as a verb. Its main meaning is ‘to influence or make a difference to’, as in the following example sentences, all of which are taken from the Oxford English Corpus: Research suggests that the neighbourhood you live in can affect how well your children... show more
    Best answer: The basic difference between them is that affect is chiefly used as a verb. Its main meaning is ‘to influence or make a difference to’, as in the following example sentences, all of which are taken from the Oxford English Corpus:
    Research suggests that the neighbourhood you live in can affect how well your children perform at school.
    The long periods of separation never affected her love for her mother.
    Continuous rain since mid-June has resulted in widespread flooding, affecting over 119 million people.
    He is in no doubt that thousands of people will be seriously affected if this proposal becomes a reality.

    ffect is used as both a noun and a verb, though the noun use is much more common than the verb. As a noun, effect means ‘a result or an influence’:
    It was clear that the strong windy conditions were going to have an immediate effect on the result of the game.
    The beneficial effects of exercise are well documented.
    Corporations need to think about the long-term effects of their actions.

    As a verb, effect means ‘to bring something about as a result’. It’s often used in quite formal contexts, such as written reports, rather than everyday English:
    The couple had been separated for two years, but her boyfriend tried to effect a reconciliation.
    A Royal Commission appointed in 1906 effected several reforms.

    The key thing to remember is that affect is typically used as a verb:
    A bout of rheumatic fever in his youth had affected his health throughout his life.
    On the other hand, effect is most commonly used as a noun:
    Participants were asked to volunteer for a study looking at the effects of stress on their health.

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    10 answers · 1 day ago
  • Whats a hoe?

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  • What is the word rape means?

    11 answers · 2 days ago
  • What does pm mean in internet slang?

    Best answer: Private Message
    Best answer: Private Message
    6 answers · 9 hours ago
  • What exactly makes a word a racist word or a racial slur?

    Best answer: The same thing that makes any word mean what it means: general understanding and agreement among speakers of the language that it means what it means. For example, if most people decided that a "table" was the thing you sit on and a "chair" was the thing you put the food on, then those words... show more
    Best answer: The same thing that makes any word mean what it means: general understanding and agreement among speakers of the language that it means what it means.

    For example, if most people decided that a "table" was the thing you sit on and a "chair" was the thing you put the food on, then those words would mean those things.

    Similarly, most people have come to agree that "Chinese person" isn't a racial slur but "Chinaman" is, even though both of them are literal translations of the non-slur phrase "zhongguo ren" ("China/Chinese man/person").
    9 answers · 22 hours ago
  • Do you say 12 months or 1 year?

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  • " Throw it away" or " throw it out"?

    Best answer: They're both correct. They mean the same thing. You can use either; it's your personal preference, which, by the way, you can change any time you want.
    Best answer: They're both correct. They mean the same thing. You can use either; it's your personal preference, which, by the way, you can change any time you want.
    7 answers · 18 hours ago
  • Is there a word for wanting to get away from everything?

    I constantly feel trapped at home. On sunny days I look out of my window and I just want to go somewhere far away, even just for a little while. Like, finding a place in the forest to sit and draw or anything. As long as it isn t here. It s hard to explain to friends and family, so I m wondering if this feeling has... show more
    I constantly feel trapped at home. On sunny days I look out of my window and I just want to go somewhere far away, even just for a little while. Like, finding a place in the forest to sit and draw or anything. As long as it isn t here. It s hard to explain to friends and family, so I m wondering if this feeling has a word. Does anyone know?
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • The pejorative term, `snowflake` seems to carry opposing meanings; What is the consensus upon the actual meaning?

    Best answer: Lately, it's been used as a term for people who are easily offended. Both conservatives and liberals accuse each other of being offended by little, inconsequential things.
    Best answer: Lately, it's been used as a term for people who are easily offended. Both conservatives and liberals accuse each other of being offended by little, inconsequential things.
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • What does it mean if someone has a chequered past?

    Best answer: It means their past isn't all rosy. They've got some black marks back there. It means they've done some bad things in the past. It doesn't really intimate that they've done good things, just that they've done some bad things, some things that they or most would not be very proud of or... show more
    Best answer: It means their past isn't all rosy. They've got some black marks back there. It means they've done some bad things in the past. It doesn't really intimate that they've done good things, just that they've done some bad things, some things that they or most would not be very proud of or even ashamed of. The fact that it's being called a "checkered past" kind of points to that because people say that when they don't want to go into detail about what those things actually were.
    6 answers · 1 day ago