Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Ruler"

The meaning of "Ruler" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does inexpensive six-inch ruler that MEASURES FLOOR PLANS in FLOOR PLAN FEET mean?
A: In architecture and building engineering, a floor plan is a drawing to scale, showing a view from above, of the relationships between rooms, spaces, traffic patterns, and other physical features at one level of a structure.

A cheap six-inch ruler that measures floor plans which are scaled in feet.
Q: What does I also need your ruler real quick.

What is the meaning of "real quick"? Thank you. mean?
A: In your example, it means that I just need to use your ruler for a very short period of time, and then I will give it back.
"Real quick" also defines other things that take a (relatively) short period of time.
"I am going to run to the store real quick."
"I did my homework real quick and because I wanted to play Call of Duty."
It is usually interchangeable with "really quickly" and "really quick".
Q: What does "Should I become the new ruler, I will make the dragon forget the covenant it demanded." mean?
A: Should in this sentence is not acting as an auxiliary verb but a conditional verb. In sentences like "Should this happen, this will happen", should acts like an "If" or "In case"

This sentence means "If i become the new ruler...." or "In case i become the new ruler....".

Another such usage is with the word were. Example: "Were I to become the new ruler..." or "If I were to become a new ruler..."

Also note that because they are used as conditionals, they generally refer to predictions or a future imaginary case, which means the sentence would always be in future tense.

Example sentences using "Ruler"

Q: Please show me example sentences with ruler.
A: If you’re talking about the measuring device
“Pass me the ruler, I need to know how long this is”
“A standard ruler can measure twelve inches”
“I used a ruler to find the length of this table”
If your talking about someone who has authority over an area
“After the ruler of the nation dies his first born will take is place”
“The ruler was cruel to his subjects”

Synonyms of "Ruler" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between He became the sole ruler of a vast territory and He became the only ruler of a vast territory ?
A: In this case, both sentences have the same meaning, it just has different wording.
But in a different context, 'only' can be used when talking about a set number of things, whereas sole refers to only one. For e.g. Those two guys were the only survivors. Sole means 'one' or 'only', so it cannot be used in the example sentence, as it talks about two people.
Q: What is the difference between ruler and slide rule ?
A: A ruler is a tool used to measure distances.
A slide rule is a tool used for calculations that involve logarithms. Slide rules are rarely used today because calculators are easier to use.
Q: What is the difference between ruler and leader ?
A: Generally, there's none. Although you might read some inspirational quote saying something like one is better than the other.
Q: What is the difference between ruler and straightedge ?
A: A ruler is a straight edge, but is used to measure. Anything that has a edge that's straight is also a straight edge.

Translations of "Ruler"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? I didn't know the rulers of China were considered as son of heaven!
(is it natural?)
A: I didn't know the rulers of China were considered sons of heaven!

"rulers of China" is in plural form (more than one person), so "son" should also be in plural. Also, in most cases, you don't need to use "as" after "considered".
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? the rulers chosen from Sunni might have more focused on other ways to justify their authority like make cities more peaceful or claiming Muslims are all equal like the Chinese emperor claimed all Chinese are equal
( is it natural?)
A: thank you so much!
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? 'having rulers up the butt' ← what is mean?
A: This is a suggestive and inappropriate phrase.

It’s meant to be an insult, and a representation, of how ignorant or arrogant the person you are talking to is.

I hope I got that right. Would you like an example?
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? ruler
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Other questions about "Ruler"

Q: Put the ruler on the paper and then draw a line
Set the ruler on the paper and then draw the line

Are both ok? Does one sound more natural than the other?
A: Both are ok. I would say the first one. :-)
Q: What does " day-to-day ruler" (5th paragraph) mean?

Coordinated drone strikes on the heart of the Saudi oil industry forced the kingdom to shut down half its crude production on Saturday, people familiar with the matter said, potentially roiling petroleum prices and demonstrating the power of Iran’s proxies.

Yemen’s Iranian-aligned Houthi rebels claimed credit for the attack, saying they sent 10 drones to strike at important facilities in Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich Eastern Province. The production shutdown amounts to a loss of about five million barrels a day, the people said, roughly 5% of the world’s daily production of crude oil.
Officials said they hoped to restore production to its regular level of 9.8 million barrels a day by Monday.

The strikes mark the latest in a series of attacks on the country’s petroleum assets in recent months, as tensions rise among Iran and its proxies like the Houthis, and the U.S. and partners like Saudi Arabia. The attacks could drive up oil prices if the Saudis can’t turn production back on quickly and potentially rattle investor confidence in an initial public offering of the kingdom’s national oil company.

President Trump called Saudi Arabia’s day-to-day ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, on Saturday and said the U.S. was ready to “cooperate with the kingdom in supporting its security and stability,” according to the Saudi Press Agency, the official news service.
A: "Day-to-day" can refer to the small, practical matters that happen every day. So the king is the official head of state in Saudi Arabia, but the crown prince manages the day-to-day governing of the country.
Q: This ruler is in the scale of 1 mm.
Does this sound natural?
A: This ruler is marked in 1mm increments.
Q: my ruler is same length. Does this sound natural?
A: I agree
Q: This ruler has a built-in calculator, which sounds like a pretty good way to cheat on a calculus test. We need to crack down on the cheating students, which means complete eliminating of rulers like this.

Does this sound natural?
A: either 'completely eliminating rulers' or 'the complete elimination of rulers'

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