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Why is the future perfect used in "This latest setback will have done nothing to quell the growing doubts about the future of the club."?

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Can 'as much as' be replaced by 'as well as' in 'Sam retorted that it was my fault as much as his.'?

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Do we always use "worsen" with something which is already bad?

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Natural person / is it idiomatic?

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Is it correct to say that any adjective consisting of "number + noun" cannot be used predicatively? E.g.: "The waist is thirty-inch" is unnatural

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What is the difference between "the problem about", "the problem of", and "the problem with”?

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What is the meaning of "yard" in "a yard across the street"?

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"Brass neck of her. Spoilt rotten, her."

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Why does this question have strange order?

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Is what ChatGPT said true about the difference between "can" and "be able to"?

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What does '...are quite well down the politeness scale...' mean?

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"being" with different types of adjectives

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Is the following sentence structure correct? — "How many story a building is it?", "How many person a tent is it?", "How many core a processor is it?"

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In which part are the sentence saying that the frame is part of the cot?

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what does the combination of the present progressive tense and as of three hours ago mean?

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How to interpret the cost for both items?

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Even though the bike was underneath CCTV, they weren't going to look at the footage. | Why ".....weren't going to do...."?

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What’s the difference between “can” and “will be able to” in this context? Please don’t tell me they are the same

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"before + past perfect" vs "before + simple past"

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Why are "half of a loaf" and "half of an orange" not correct, whereas "half of a pizza" is correct?

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How powerful can articles become? Can saying "The X" mean that is definitely an X and there is also only exactly one X?

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Popular idiomatic phrase to convey "false pride"?

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Simple future vs other future tenses when talking about a plan

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"X increased two times." — What can this mean?

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Usage of "All" with subject pronouns and some verbs

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Indefinite article with the names of arithmetic operations

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modal perfect verb usage

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Is there a rule for the "Not so easy is it now" expression?

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What is the meaning of "to coin a phrase"?

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Can I say 'I suggest her to go to the doctor's'?

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might (typical events from the past)

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what does cipher mean here?

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Simple future for a decided plan (2)

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Why is the form of the verb "to be" used after conjuction "and"?

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Is there any difference between 'should' and 'be advisable that'?

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Can you solve this math problem? ~ It/That looks difficult

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using ignorant as a positive word

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Are there words with two shwas in a row?

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"You don't ever ......." | Does this structure mean "Don't ......" or is it advice for people in general?

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“have a shot at” vs “have a bash at”

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A few times I've drunk/I drank it until I've felt/I felt terribly sick... - Which one to choose?

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I've felt relief of the headache [in] ten minutes after I've put on the ice?

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How to name a text with a line in the middle: strike-through, struck-through, struck-out, crossed-out, crossed-off or maybe something else?

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Can "put (someone) down" be used to mean "to kill a person" in a humurous context?

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Is it a past participle in passive voice?

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Are both of these sentences correct in American English?

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AmE: I never found the right one


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