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Topic: other/unknown/strange voices
Posted: Sunday, January 3, 2021 1:13:41 PM
Thank you, FounDit!
Topic: other/unknown/strange voices
Posted: Sunday, January 3, 2021 3:06:42 AM
My phone book’s getting thinner year by year,
The Reaper’s scythe keeps taking human souls,
The slam of coffin lids I often hear
And other voices answer my phone calls.

In the last line I'm trying to describe a rather sad situation when you're calling someone and hear someone else voice on the phone since the man you're calling has passed away.
Does "other" work in this case or I should use "unknown" or "strange" instead?

Topic: brown thoughts
Posted: Tuesday, December 29, 2020 2:38:08 PM
Excellent explanation!
Thank you both a lot.
Topic: brown thoughts
Posted: Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:50:25 AM
People dress and go to town;
I sit in my chair.
All my thoughts are slow and brown:
Standing up or sitting down
Little matters, or what gown
Or what shoes I wear.

This is from "Sorrow" by Edna St. Vincent Millay.
What does "brown" mean here?

Topic: present continuous
Posted: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 8:46:51 AM
You mean "it's" and "its" are synonyms?
Topic: A feeling of distrust grew on me.
Posted: Saturday, December 12, 2020 8:24:48 AM
I believe it should be,
A feeling of distrust of Mr. A grew on me.
Topic: nothing like
Posted: Saturday, December 12, 2020 8:02:52 AM
Mammals have no piece of clothing
For their legs and for their hands.
All year long they're wearing nothing
Like some boots or pair of pants.

Is this a correct usage of "nothing like"?

Topic: brimmed
Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 3:19:55 PM
Thank you all very much!
Topic: brimmed
Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:56:34 PM
I bring you with reverent hands
The books of my numberless dreams,
White woman that passion has worn
As the tide wears the dove-grey sands,
And with heart more old than the horn
That is brimmed from the pale fire of time:

This is from "A poet to his beloved" by William Butler Yeats.

What does "brimmed" mean here?
"White woman that passion has worn", does it mean that her passion has worn? Or the woman is exhausted by her passion?

Topic: the floor
Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2020 4:39:46 AM
Thar, could you please explain why
"This picture shows a lake----There is a lake in this picture" correct
"This picture shows the sea----There is a sea in this picture" incorrect?