The Top English Grammar Tips From A–Z
1.1(pile)(of wood, books, plates) montón masculine(of wood, books, plates) pila feminine(of wheat, hay) almiar masculine(of rifles) pabellón (de fusiles) masculine
- ‘Come in,’ she called absently, slaving over a stack of papers neatly arranged on her desk.
- Emanuelle frowned as she traced her fingers down the stack of folders neatly piled inside.
- ‘These should be your size,’ she handed him a stack of neatly folded clothes.
- It was then that her hand slid across what sounded like a stack of neatly clumped paper.
- I climbed up a stack of old crates arranged haphazardly behind the warehouse.
- Deia's stepmom emerged underneath the staircase with a stack of neatly folded clothes and shot Vaius a look of dislike and poisonous curiosity.
- She opened her mouth to say something, but Valora Adora bustled back into the room with a small stack of neatly folded colorful clothing.
- Her bed had a whole stack of clothing piled up and it was getting higher.
- He grabbed a nearby stack of bandages and piled on one after the other until he felt there was enough to soak up the blood.
- A stack of kindling was piled on the floor nearby and he tossed some in, quickly lighting a fire.
- The man heaved as he piled the stack of six books onto Roy's already dusty lap.
- She greeted her brother, as he finally walked over to the car, a stack of books piled up to his chin.
- Most amazing of all, there was a stack of gifts piled on the chair in the corner.
- Do you have a stack of books piled beside your bed that you really are going to read?
- Neither the pile of work related e-mails in my inbox nor the stack of paperwork on my desk can put a dent in my enthusiasm.
- Sheriff Vasey was sat at his desk, lines of worry incised into his face as he tried to ignore the storm and concentrate on the stack of paperwork piled up in front of him.
- Groaning and pushing myself up, I shuffled over to my bathroom, almost tripping on a stack of books piled near my bathroom door.
- At other times, her mother lay in bed for days, not bothering to get dressed, reading from a stack of books piled on her bedside table.
- Vincent moved silently into a deep shadow on the other side of the room, going behind a stack of crates piled in the middle of the floor.
- I got out my small stack of exams from my summer class and, looking up once in a while to watch the people pass by, I graded question 1.
- Coronach if you get 9 more rifles you could set up a table in your living room where each leg is a rifle stack.
- I recall M/Sgt Widner, a high school ROTC instructor, demonstrating that this arrangement, when properly done on a grass parade field, was strong enough that a soldier could stand (one legged) on the stack.
- This won't be as sturdy as a stack made by three M1s or three '03s.
- From another hole came the straw that was again piled into a stack.
- Our only pickup truck was used to operate the overshot stacker that piled the hay into stacks.
- We used to build stacks mainly in the stackyard by the farm buildings but occasionally we built some in the field.
- I finished with the dirty hay and began piling clean hay from a stack on the far wall, leaving the wheelbarrow for another time.
1.2informal (many, much)montón masculine informalpila feminine South America informalI've got stacks / a stack of homework — tengo montones / un montón de deberes
- Kearsley and Horwich piled up a stack of runs in an entertaining draw.
- I still have plenty to do, and a stack of emails that are waiting for replies, but they will have to wait until later in the week.
- Yet a growing stack of academic research this year suggests that playing Doom or Half-Life can sharpen your physical reactions and improve your social life.
- Stalin closed the show for the three nights and sang four of his classics from his stack of hits.
- There will be some people who have stacks of confidence and some who have none.
- There are stacks of people who have e-mailed me or commented over the last year or so who I would love to meet in the flesh.
- The next type of beggars were some people walking around with stacks of CDs in their hands on the Walk of Fame.
- Plus, loggers get to eat stacks of pancakes every day.
- The first track opens with what might be a guitar solo filtered through massive stacks of electronics as insect-like squeals pour out of the speakers.
- Before it, a desk with stacks of waiting paperwork held vigil, its dark wood surface holding old ink stains.
- It seems that absence does make the heart grow fonder for on our return, what do we find but stacks of great emails from you.
2.1cañón de chimenea masculinechimenea feminine
2.2smoke stackcolumna de humo feminine
- A team of scientists investigating ruins atop a remote sea stack in the Western Isles this summer have been using a Troylean sling to get to the remains of a medieval castle.
- The Old Man of Stoer comes into view shortly after this, and you follow the cliff edge round to the right and then down steeply to look over the sea stack.
- The sea stack of Am Buachaille stands to the south end of the bay although it is best viewed from the middle or the northern end.
- Additional features include a private island - a small sea stack known locally as The Stag - and a 24 square metre self-contained Swiss chalet in the back garden, which features two bedrooms, a living area with kitchenette and a shower room.
- He, along with Graeme Nicol and the lyric mountain churl Tom Patey (who died in 1970 falling off a sea stack called The Maiden), did the first ascent of Ben Nevis's Zero Gully, then one of the hardest ice climbs in the world, in 1957.
- Looking south you see the 220 ft sea stack, sentinel of the beach, Am Buachaille - the herdsman - which was first climbed in 1967.
- The climb to the top of the 450 ft sea stack was to raise money and awareness of the plight facing patients with kidney problems.
- The other arch stands close by - a Cyclopean gateway through a tall and slim sea stack.
- I finished my pint in the ship's bar and went to the starboard viewing rail to watch the sunlight reflecting off that famous sea stack, the Old Man Of Hoy.
- This remote corner of Washington's Olympic Peninsula is upholstered with deep forests of cedar, spruce and fir looking over rock cliffs, sea stacks and wave-carved caves to the open Pacific Ocean.
- The sandstone cliff ledges and stacks provide suitable nesting and roosting areas for some species, while three of the four main islands in the area are ideal breeding grounds for large gulls.
- The climbing partner of a man who fell to his death in Orkney last week has told The Orcadian how a last-minute decision to tackle a 12-metre stack ended in tragedy.
3.1(in library)estantería feminine
- Perhaps it took that long to declare the book lost from the stacks of the Geneva Public Library District.
- They're the smell of yellowed book pages in the stacks of an abandoned library.
- People will want to live in a coffee shop, talking to people about books, not in the stacks at the library or the warehouse at Amazon.
- Books will be fetched by Library staff from the stacks downstairs, where the collection will be housed in suitable conditions of security, temperature and humidity.
- Nearly every day I'm at the library, searching the stacks.
- Sneak the book back into the stacks and tell them they screwed up because you returned it long ago, or else hold onto it until the next amnesty period.
- Some of them were friendly and even allowed the use of dollies to transport the books from the stacks to the check-out desk.
- This is the version that will go into print and be found in the stacks at the library.
- The librarian sped away along the stacks of books.
- For today much, perhaps most, of a student's search for information has moved out of the stacks and into dorm rooms and studies, via the Internet.
- I used to go to UCSD's Central Library and browse the stacks, especially the economics section.
- Neither outside nor inside the library did I see any sign of where one might deposit one's weapon before browsing in the stacks or settling into the periodicals room.
- The search engines are virtual librarians who take your order and retrieve documents from the stacks in less time than it takes your browser to load the next page.
- The gateway holds the hardware interfaces and software protocol stacks to get all the various technologies talking nicely to one another.
- Within the protocol stack, SSL / TLS is situated underneath the application layer.
- By implementing VI, applications can communicate with each other directly, bypassing the operating system and protocol stacks.
- Execshield also randomizes the memory address of a program stack to make it harder for malicious code to know where to gain entry into the program.
1.1(pile up)(boxes/books/chairs) amontonar(boxes/books/chairs) apilar
- A desk spanned the width of the room, and there were files folders and CDs stacked in neat piles on the desk, and a computer built into it.
- I'd stack hatboxes covered in floral-print paper in a corner.
- The banker can stack the appropriate number of chips on top of the puck to indicate how many consecutive wins he has.
- High ceilings provide the clear height to stack a large number of equipment racks and to accommodate overhead services.
- Spread the manure thinly outdoors so that fly eggs and larvae can be killed by drying, or stack the manure and cover with black plastic.
- Here and there on the curb, other entrepreneurs hack shoe soles out of used tires and stack the soles in neat bundles for resale.
- While I rinse plates and stack them in the dishwasher, I decide to call Renee to see what she thinks.
- The wise magician then ordered the young prince to spend the day lugging and stacking a pile of huge logs, menial labor unbefitting royalty.
- During the day these pillows are stacked in a pile and the room is converted into a place for sitting and eating.
- A series of photograph of two toddlers earnestly stacking a pile of blocks only to knock them back down will be accompanied by this dialogue.
- Inside, the chairs are stacked in three neat piles on the porch.
- As the men progress to the next tree, a woman gathers up the curved strips of cork and stacks them into a pile.
- More money than even I had seen in my lifetime was stacked in piles around the linoleum floor.
- The Baron was in the Great Hall, counting coins and stacking them in piles.
- Leafy veggies which are not sold are stacked into vegetating piles which emanate a stink and consequently create health hazards for denizens.
- Karl finally had five neat piles of photos stacked.
- We sat at the big table and watched my mum count the coins, stacking it all into neat piles by denomination.
- The books that couldn't fit on the shelves were stacked in neat piles nearby.
- Ian wandered back into the cave and began sorting what was left into packsack-sized piles, stacking them by the mouth of the cave.
- She picked up the dishcloth and started to wipe the plates, stacking them in neat piles of 5.
1.2(load, fill)to stack sth with sth
- he stacked the shelves with the cans
- the table was stacked high with crockery
- Compared to Watkins, Atlantis is a bit grubby and poorly lit and the place is stacked with arcane junk.
- Every surface is stacked with knick-knacks; every chair piled with quilts.
- If you want a knot garden in your own space, stack the central spaces in the middle of your evergreen outline now with as many herbaceous perennials as you can.
- The place was stacked with empty boxes and cages to carry them around.
- The only table that can fit into the tight living room is stacked with books and papers.
- Some of the storage areas are stacked with hundreds of baskets that were soaked in poison years ago because at the time it was the only way to protect them from bug infestation.
- Cabinets around the room were stacked with china dishes.
- Journal pages have to be filled, and library shelves have to be stacked with books.
- And, very definitely, I love to let my eyes swerve over those endless rows of covers stacked upon shelves.
- My bravado from earlier dwindled as he nodded, smiled again, and continued stacking the shelves.
- Her shelves are stacked with cookbooks and clippings, her drawers filled with gadgets and graters.
- This time he stood with his back to them continuing to stack the shelves with more force than necessary.
- His lack of selectivity only stacks the shelves higher.
- As it turns out the ‘poor old man’ picks up the internal trolley used for stacking the shelves and tries to claim the missing £1.
- Then one day while I was stacking the shelves, I collapsed.
- When I was 15, I got a job stacking shelves in Dunnes Stores.
- Every housewife stacking her shelves should be proud to have her tins of beans stamped with a such a badge of high distinction.
- Most people would just shrug and go get a job stacking shelves in Tescos.
- A great shelf which covered that whole wall was stacked with age old books!
- The bath is stacked with bottles of shampoo, conditioners and various beauty-enhancing lotions and potions.
2.1(prearrange)to stack the deck — arreglar la baraja
- to stack the cards — arreglar la baraja
- to stack the cards — arreglar la baraja
2.2(jury/meeting) amañar(jury/meeting) arreglar
- While the odds were stacked against them, the trio were able to establish contact with Wellington-based Maritime Radio which relayed their plight to Bay of Plenty Coastguard.
- Frye's turnout surprised San Diego voters partly because, from a practical standpoint, the odds were stacked against her.
- Wolff Reik, cloning expert at the Babraham Institute, Cambridge, said even if the woman became pregnant the odds were stacked against the baby.
- Little Maisy and Ruby Jolly have been dubbed the ‘Miracle Twins’ after the odds were stacked against their survival.
- The odds were stacked against the 17-year-old Toowoomba student from the start, but he triumphed anyway.
- The odds were stacked against them but there was no lack of self-belief from the Tigers, who subjected the Wakefield line to an onslaught.
- Add in that he was out of action for a couple of months earlier this year with a knee injury and it's clear the odds were stacked against a comeback.
- The visitors were short their best two players so the odds were stacked against them before the ball was thrown in.
- When you consider how the odds were stacked against us it was a fantastic display and result.
- Despite all the odds being stacked against them, Mandi and David are determined to be together.
1do the chairs stack? — ¿se pueden colocar las sillas unas sobre otras?
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