What’s the meaning of the word “pastoral” in this context?

Iford Manor has been described as one of the most stunning concert venues in the West Country. Throughout high summer, Iford Arts stages an internationally renowned festival in a breathtakingly beautiful pastoral setting. Operatic performances are staged in-the-round in the intimate surroundings of the Italianate Cloister, which could not be more perfect in terms of … Read more

Good but thirsty

I was reading the novel Dracula when I came across the following phrase related to a dish that the narrator wrote in his diary. I had for dinner, or rather supper, a chicken done up some way with red pepper, which was very good but thirsty. Citation – The above is quoted from the mentioned … Read more

What’s the difference between “any” and “every”?

When I see “every” and “any”, I think they have the same meaning but it’s not actually so! To be more specific, what’s the difference between “everything/anything”, “everytime/anytime”, “everywhere/anywhere” and things like these… Answer Any chooses one item from a set (or a few) Every chooses all items from a set. Consider everywhere vs anywhere, … Read more

How do you say you have an empirical knowledge of something?

In Portuguese we have an expression according to empiricism… we say “Conhecimento de causa.” which means that you have confirmed the knowledge through your senses and experience. Is there a short way to say that in English? Or do I have to explain it in detail? I have ___________ knowledge on this subject. I know … Read more

Is Dr. the same as Doctor? Or how to distinguish these two? [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for English Language & Usage Stack Exchange. Closed 4 years ago. Improve this question First of all, English is my foreign language. I’ve never thought of this until the release of the film … Read more