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Is “there” omittable in this kind of sentence, “Have you ever wondered how many atoms are in a drop of water”?

This post says Have you ever wondered how many atoms are in a drop of water or how many molecules are in a single droplet? If I rewrite this as Have you ever wondered how many atoms are there in ...
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Tense of subordinate clause after “I confirmed that”

Which is best among the following sentences, and why? 1. I confirmed that now the page was updated. 2. I confirmed that now the page is updated. 3. I confirmed that now the page has been updated.
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Is this called a water tank or a tank of water? Or both are idiomatic?

Is this called a water tank or a tank of water? Or both are idiomatic?
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clean water with any coloring could be viewed as cloudy, is my understanding right?

This video is showing some cloudy water. cambridge explains cloudy as "not transparent". According to which, I guess clean water with any coloring could be viewed as cloudy, adding something like ...
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In spite of … usage

In spite of their/them arriving late, she was happy. I wrote this sentence in meaning "Although they arrived late, she was happy." Is this structure correct? If not, how should I write it properly?
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What does the phrase “source real products” mean here?

Please help me figure out the meaning of the expression "source real products, mock up your space, and bring it to life with AR" in the following sentence: Morpholio Board lets you source real ...
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What does the phrase “mock up” mean here?

Please help me figure out the meaning of the expression "source real products, mock up your space, and bring it to life with AR" in the following sentence: Morpholio Board lets you source real ...
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“Hamdi is very fast I think he will win the match”

What is the difference between Hamdi is very fast I think he will win the match and Hamdi is running fast, I think he is going to win the race is that only running and very fast or this is not ...
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Is it natural to use the verb “stomp” in the sense of getting something off one's feet?

Is it natural to use the verb stomp in the sense of getting something off one's feet? For example: Before you come in, please stomp off the snow of your feet. If it is not, the what would a native ...
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The use of “take”, “take back”, “have back” and “get back” in context

Let's say my tablet stopped working and I took it to a rapair shop and said it would be fixed in three days. After three days I came back and what do I say to the shop assistant to tell them that I ...
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felt with past participle

We say “I felt honored to have won such a prestigious award.” In the first sentence, we use felt+past participle form. Why we use past participle form? is it any rule like be+past participle?
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What's the difference, if any, between 'going to (do something)' (aka 'gonna') and 'fixing to (do something)' (aka 'finna')?

go [...] 3 (be going to be/do something) Intend or be likely or intended to be or do something; be about to (used to express a future tense) (from here) fix [...] 4 (be ...
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I got your message just now

Let's say I just turned on my computer, opened email and there is an unread message from my friend there - he sent it to me a few hours ago. First of all, I want to tell him that I didn't answer ...
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What do you call a shop or place where phones, laptops and tablets are fixed?

What do native English speakers call a place where phones, computers, tablets, headphones are fixed. Would they call it a technician's shop? For example: I am going to take my phone to the ...
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Meaning of a sentence with word get [closed]

I have some question regarding get meaning If i say, "Man is drawning.get him out of water." Soes it mean "Save the man from drawning". Please response soon
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Can you omit 'it is' from “it is likely that blah blah”?

To every ones amazement, the ring world has erupted into a flurry of color as thousands of space worms, or as it seems, larvae, are transforming into butterflies. Likely the change has been brought on ...
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Meaning of the idiomatic “biscuits and gravy”

In the movie Line of Duty (about 45:30 in), a guy huge gets a weight thrown at him in a gym. Surprisingly not very bothered nor hurt, he says: "Biscuits and gravy, bitch!" and then starts to fight ...
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“The car is high quality” VS. “The car is of high quality” [duplicate]

What's the difference here? The word, of, is among the most difficult English word to learn, I guess...
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What is the meaning of “wonder if perhaps” in this context?

This is the context: Once there is a limitation (from a self-referential paradox or in any other way), it is not hard to find other limitations by looking at reductions. One limitation can ...
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Meaning of “doodle let me go” and “yaller girls”

I've recently watched the movie "The Lighthouse" directed by Robert Eggers and in one of the scenes in the movie two main characters were singing a song containing following lyrics: "Doodle let me ...
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Grammar usage structure

In addition, you will be calm if all of you more always remember God in where ever, when ever, put the God in your heart, also make the God as number one thing in your life
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53. Isn't there a discount for ordering in bulk? (A) Yes, but very few. (B) No, none whatsoever. (C) No, it isn't

Isn't there a discount for ordering in bulk? (A) Yes, but very few. (B) No, none whatsoever. (C) No, it isn't. This question appears in my test, and I'm confused with the answer because I ...
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Using articles with proper nouns

I recently came upon these two curious sentences: " I believe it was a young Barack Obama who said...." "The young Joyce already showed signs of the genius that was to be fulfilled in Ulysses" ...
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Alternative ‘of’/‘to’ Facebook

When there will be a better alternative ‘of’ Facebook? When there will be a better alternative ‘to’ Facebook? Which one is the appropriate preposition?
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Confused about the structure of it

Here are few things to remember. Is the above sentence correct? I think the sentence should be : Here are few things to be remembered. Or, here are few things which are to be remembered. Do the above ...
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Questions regarding usage of appostive phrase

I did some Googling and learnt that an appositive phrase should be placed RIGHT AFTER/BEFORE the noun it is describing. (https://englishsentences.com/appositive-phrase/) However, I recently came ...
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Event timeline in No Longer human - Is my event order right?

I've seen this page of No longer human, from Osamu Dazai God, I ask you, is non-resistance a sin? I had wept at that incredible smile Horiki showed me, and forgetting both prudence and resistance, ...
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have a hard time with / have difficulty with / have trouble with / struggle with

Here's the context. I admit that I'm not the best driver in the world and if I'm being totally honest, it's not at all unusual for me to drive above the speed limit. But, most of the time, I try to ...
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My shoes got swapped with someone

I had taken off my shoes(we're supposed to take them off before we enter the music room). When I came back and put them back on, I realized they weren't mine. (There had been a lot of shoes there, now ...
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Using word “clip” to refer to a short video

For some reason Russians often insist on using English word "clip" to refer to a "short video", especially a "music video" on TV. I know that what Russians would call a "clip" is actually called "...
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Should we Islamize with a capital i or islamize with a small i?

I am wondering about the correct spelling of the word to islamize which I met right now in a research paper on distribution of conspiracy theories by a colleague (not important here, just to ...
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happened to be teaching / was teaching : difference?

Here's the context. I get asked every now and then about how I got into teaching English in the first place and, frankly, I’m not really sure. It just sort of happened. When I was finishing college,...
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can and could usage

what is the difference in meaning of these two sentences??? You must carry on so that you can succeed. You must carry on so that you could succeed.
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so that… usage

1) You must carry on so that you will succeed 2)You must carry on so that you may succeed 3)You must carry on so that you can succeed My grammar book is saying that sentence1 is wrong and ...
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“I like swimming breaststroke” or “I like swimming the breaststroke”?

Tell me please if I need to use the before the types of swimming techniques when they are used as adverbs? For example: I like swimming (the) breaststroke. I prefer to swim (the) front crawl ...
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“A fire in Chursoo village in Jammu and Kashmir's Awantipora” is this correct grammar?

I cannot work out if "a fire in Chursoo village in Jammu and Kashmir's Awantipora" is grammatically correct in UK English grammar. The text is copied from an English language newspaper in India. ...
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so big / big enough : difference

something that's so big that it feels like a hassle to carry around. something that's big enough that it feels like a hassle to carry around. what is the difference between them? I think I feel ...
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Fear FOR something vs fear ABOUT something

All these problems make me fear _____________ my children’s future. Out of 'for' and 'about', is either word more appropriate than the other to be filled in the blank. The source of this (stand ...
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“Akkadians are/were referenced in the Bible”

I was talking about the Sumerians, a Mesopotamian people who are not just extinct but were all but forgotten about for millennia - unlike the Akkadians, a later people, who are also extinct but were ...
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Confused about the structure of this sentence

Don't take a decision based on your assumptions. I think some parts of the sentence are omitted. The complete sentence may be Don't take a decision that is based on your assumptions. or Don't ...
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Should I use “air” or “the air” when talking about waves in the context of physics?

This post by @choster gives a nice explanation about using 'in the air' rather than 'in air'. Unfortunately, when I google: how does sound wave travel through air, I found that lots of guys are using ...
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Which is correct? “under/in the Materials Science Division”

Mr. X worked in my laboratory under the Materials Science Division. Mr. X worked in my laboratory in the Materials Science Division. Which sentence is correct? One of the professors of my wife ...
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Difference between metaphor and figurative? [closed]

I'm curious to know, as the title asks.
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I rewritten a sentence by get rid of “is of” and may get opposite meaning

this post gives a nice explanation about "is of" A preposition phrase headed by of is a common way of attributing a quality to a noun, either as a modifier or as a predicate and gives this example ...
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Is the sentence “wherever and whenever you want” correct?

Is the sentence "wherever and whenever you want" correct? I have just come across this sentence. I think if it is correct it can be very useful in compositions.
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Why can we use these words “lay me on my side”?

I have been reading J.D.Vance's "Hillbilly Elegy" and met the following sentence in the chapter 7. Mamaw's older brother Uncle Pet lay me on my side with a Bible as a pillow and thought nothing ...
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is it idiomatic to say “to walk / run / climb up straight, don’t slouch” like when we say “Sit up straight, don’t slouch.”?

straight (adv): 2 POSITION in a level or correct position Sit up straight, don’t slouch. People often say "Sit up straight, don’t slouch" or "Stand up straight, don’t slouch". My question is, ...
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I was *on* Mallorca or *in* Mallorca?

I may have been on some particular island (and probably not in it, unless I explored a cave). But in this specific case it sounds better to me to say "I was in Mallorca", perhaps because the island is ...
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What is the difference between saying “motor oil” and “motor's oil” [closed]

What is the difference between saying "motor oil" and "motor's oil"?
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I'll be too busy looking good

This the famous script from the movie Enter the Dragon. Han: We are all ready to win, just as we are born knowing only life. It is defeat that you must learn to prepare for. Williams: I Don't ...

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