Tag: comprehension

28 How to get rid of mistakes in spoken English? 2013-02-06T15:08:43.337

21 What is the meaning of "you know, be the pie"? 2014-05-27T12:32:31.130

19 These look like fragments. Help me to understand why they are okay to use 2015-05-08T01:28:31.810

13 knocked several people down -- what does this mean? (context provided) 2016-11-03T10:31:53.527

12 you're out a dollar -- what does that actually mean? 2015-04-27T15:30:48.587

10 Difficulties interpreting this complex sentence 2016-12-06T16:46:00.933

9 I have a hard time understanding "since" in the following sentence 2015-02-23T17:37:09.260

9 Meaning of "his junior" in "a Ukrainian model 30 years his junior"? 2015-03-01T04:02:20.397

8 Laika, the late, great Russian space dog -- why mention that the dog is late? 2015-03-08T12:35:24.773

8 a role in whatever Western diplomatic effort might eventually bring the war to an end -- why is there no "that" after "effort"? 2015-11-30T17:51:25.077

8 What are the "glass coffins"? What does "there's lights out, then there's lock up" mean here? 2018-10-28T15:06:16.440

7 toggle in -- what does this phrasal verb mean? 2015-05-31T16:12:03.077

7 take a screwdriver to something 2015-09-02T05:37:19.773

7 What is the meaning of "from within"? 2015-11-30T19:29:51.447

6 How to understand this Joke? 2017-04-15T11:49:13.270

5 the Russians have had their favorite, most-hated pindoses -- I got a problem understanding what this exactly means 2014-12-30T14:32:41.850

5 he said with a resigned air 2015-04-08T08:11:10.427

5 suspended with pay -- meaning? 2015-04-28T10:24:57.833

5 Putin's vice like grip -- what does "vice" mean here? 2015-06-05T16:44:23.240

5 with a decade more experience 2015-08-24T15:53:08.830

4 Any form rather than using "Thank you very much" 2014-02-28T15:44:27.617

4 pledge your first-born child to Microsoft -- I don't understand what that means 2015-03-05T21:28:08.367

4 The car crashed into a bend -- meaning? 2015-04-01T22:12:31.910

4 "Long wire runs often cause nuisance tripping of GFCI circuit breakers" - could we omit the preposition "of"? 2015-09-14T02:26:51.960

4 Which of the following options is best suited for the given statement? 2016-05-04T05:56:09.063

4 Help understanding a sentence from "The Screwtape Letters" by C. S. Lewis 2016-06-25T19:29:31.613

4 "When is a virtual function not?" -- I don't understand the phrasing 2016-07-25T11:39:52.377

4 Gulping the Minimum Hardware Details -- I don't understand how the verb "gulp" is used here 2016-11-13T22:37:53.040

3 What's this kind of more advanced, analytical reading called? 2014-10-22T15:18:26.700

3 "funny you should ask" 2014-11-24T23:08:41.683

3 In what ways can this song phrase be grammatically parsed? (From "Close to the Edge" by Yes) 2014-12-24T17:48:24.183

3 “save for” -- meaning? 2014-12-26T08:38:09.537

3 little less than 2015-01-30T05:54:55.303

3 survive one another -- meaning? 2015-02-10T21:09:37.417

3 are thought to work in... - already working or expected to work? 2015-02-22T15:06:32.517

3 ascribe significances -- meaning? 2015-04-20T10:48:21.657

3 the outside of the page -- what is it exactly? 2015-04-20T11:41:05.417

3 iron men -- meaning? 2015-05-13T08:23:37.327

3 object-oriented programming took people -- where did it take them? I don't get it 2015-05-30T10:36:54.103

3 comprehension problem 2015-05-31T10:46:08.753

3 in place of proofs, figures and examples are used to 2015-07-04T20:03:42.227

3 all loud colors and improbable cuts -- what does "cuts" mean in this context? 2015-08-02T01:45:41.650

3 seen to somebody 2015-08-14T09:26:55.977

3 Understanding "How iPods dish out media to go." 2015-09-05T09:55:34.187

3 What does "up by 500" mean? 2015-09-22T06:30:04.950

3 transom of hypocrisy 2015-09-25T10:31:18.997

3 key in charge -- how do you understand that? 2015-10-12T09:42:37.280

3 it's an attempt to... but tweak... , to fit -- I have a problem comprehending that 2015-12-15T12:00:51.123

3 actual time: more than none -- I don't understnad what that means 2015-12-30T11:41:49.777

3 How to overcome comprehending the words we don't know while listening 2016-06-27T13:12:56.867

3 Why did Constantinople get the works? -- what exactly does that mean? 2016-08-09T16:50:50.390

3 and out stamped this Alabama varsity -- what does that mean? 2016-08-10T14:43:27.920

3 including but not limited to - explain this sentence 2018-01-09T17:11:26.320

2 Which is better for listening: intensive or extensive listening? 2013-02-20T23:52:34.283

2 all we have to go on is this -- I don't understand how "have to go on" is used in this sentence 2014-12-24T13:42:08.240

2 the opportunity coalesced -- how do you understand that phrase? 2015-02-12T06:20:23.113

2 a critic since the killing -- he wasn't a critic before the killing? 2015-03-08T12:26:26.373

2 What does "on a twist on" mean in the following context? 2015-04-01T04:03:59.500

2 What does "a line of type" mean? 2015-04-04T14:48:24.837

2 one generation away 2015-04-09T09:39:30.877

2 hit learning curves head-on everywhere 2015-04-20T10:41:21.380

2 pet project status -- meaning? 2015-05-09T12:51:58.463

2 send her victorious, happy and glorious -- how do you understand that grammatically? (from "God Save the Queen") 2015-05-13T07:24:58.380

2 “at combat” -- meaning? 2015-06-14T08:13:22.353

2 you're gonna go out with this win -- meaning? 2015-06-24T01:34:18.190

2 Singing PM: 'Fats' Putin over the top of 'Blueberry Hill' with piano solo 2015-07-02T06:28:31.533

2 the Republican id -- meaning? 2015-07-10T13:03:07.717

2 is, at the most, but little 2015-07-14T01:12:05.150

2 definition of what is part of the operating system -- I don't understand that 2015-07-21T05:51:11.913

2 skin deep -- meaning? 2015-08-09T12:36:17.143

2 force and fraud are in war the two cardinal virtues 2015-08-31T04:47:30.397

2 within a hairbreadth of something 2015-09-04T17:12:23.990

2 sad to relate (meaning) 2015-09-07T11:17:09.030

2 Will it return 1 if I delete one row? -- "[Returns] the number of rows affected ... To remove all rows and get a count pass "1" ..." 2015-09-14T14:54:07.380

2 put something point to head 2015-09-23T11:49:44.127

2 why "next planet" and why "over" in "NASA has said it plans to send humans to the next planet over by 2030"? 2015-09-27T12:43:25.760

2 Mansoor claimed the success in Kunduz countered Afghan government pronouncements -- I don't understand this sentence 2015-10-03T08:20:53.327

2 pass by a convoy -- I'm not sure how to exactly understand that 2015-11-12T23:37:59.087

2 treat something to something else 2015-11-30T03:00:10.980

2 What is "appear to be telling gentlemen how ignorant they are while giving the ladies a pass" intended to mean? 2016-01-11T17:22:15.897

2 meaning of a complex sentence 2016-02-03T18:13:39.767

2 as only one cog in the vast machine of effort involved, ... -- I don't understand that 2016-03-23T07:59:37.543

2 The right answer for the following question in a passage 2016-06-10T01:24:47.777

2 students of the mind -- what exactly does that mean? 2016-08-05T09:04:29.090

2 the best one for learning on -- I'm exactly not sure what "learning on" means here 2016-09-01T17:51:28.657

2 how to get 'an extra 9 hours' 2016-09-24T14:40:02.327

2 with a medium to large enterprise -- not sure what that means 2016-10-28T13:57:23.977

2 How can I merge and shorten the two questions? 2019-11-15T18:16:42.933

1 coherence of answer 2013-08-22T21:39:37.170

1 Who is "acting responsibly" in this news article about Russian bombers? 2014-11-14T03:45:17.030

1 as soon as January due to... -- I don't understand this part of the sentence 2014-12-25T14:33:11.330

1 has been called all three 2015-03-14T13:18:09.373

1 more Swiss media confirmed -- is "media" a mass noun? 2015-03-15T09:26:38.167

1 running from the command line will let you do -- a gerund as the subject? 2015-04-01T22:30:35.403

1 Problem comprehending “push the relatively small, for example the impact of the munition megaton class” 2015-04-03T03:10:37.143

1 take off programming with a language like Java -- I don't understand this 2015-04-29T19:33:59.100

1 a record of the daily high temperature for a month -- meaning? 2015-06-02T13:54:59.193

1 "Is owned programmers" - What does this mean? 2015-06-12T03:26:21.470

1 where structured data is concerned, the flat file is as simple as it gets 2015-07-05T10:00:50.717