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How would you correct this sentence?

“She left an hour ago. You should be here earlier.” This question was in my grammar exam yesterday, and I’m not sure about my answer. Since it expresses expectation, I chose to make it this way: She ...
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When the enrollments were done?

For example, Staff members who enroll in courses related to business over the summer will have their tuition fees reimbursed in September. The current problem for me of the above sentence is totally ...
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How to express that my lovely personality got some of my employers to recommend me for other projects/contracts?

Maybe I am treading on proofreading territory, but I've been struggling with this particular problem for a while now. My supervisor says that I should mention in my resume (under the related job) that ...
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How to invert if-clause in continuous form?

I want to know how to invert these if-clauses: If I am not going to catch the train... (a real conditional) If I were not going to catch the train... (an unreal conditional in the present) If had ...
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(What you are going to do is...) or (What you are going to do are...)

Suppose, I want to mention what someone is going to do and they have to do more than one, which one is more appropriate between: [1] What are you going to do is: clean your room, sweep the floor and ...
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How can "going with" and "went" be used together in a sentence?

And, of course, going with these social distinctions went an ideology that higher classes had breeding and refinement built into them which set them apart from what seemed to be the rough-hewn or ‘...
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Expressing stopping work early

Is it correct to say - I will stop work early before 8 pm from now onwards? is there a better way or more elegant way to express this?
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i bought/ have bought is before

If someone suggested, ‘You try to buy this.’ Then I answered, ‘I have bought it before.’ or ‘ I bought it before.’ before use past tense or present perfect tense?
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ionization vs ionisation

I see that ionization is the American version of this word, and ionisation is the British version. Is "ionization" acceptable in text written in the British variant of the English language? ...
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Is "knowledge point" idiomatic?

In this paper some Chinese authors wrote that: in a discipline, the knowledge body can be divided into a series of knowledge points, so we proposed and designed a discipline oriented common knowledge ...
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Expressing expectation for future career

In a paragraph, I have written about my past experiences, plans, and my interests. As a conclusion I want a single sentence to explicitly express my expectation for my future career. I can simply say &...
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Difference between it and there

There is this situation that: A boy saw a silhouette in the moonlight. Not sure what it actually was, he thought "was it/there really a Martian in his room tonight?" (Actually the boy is ...
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is the usage of article "a" correct in this context?

the headline is: "Going Back to Eat in Midtown, Where the Main Dish Is New York This often-maligned neighborhood is pulsing again with a variety, energy and deep history that are part of the city’...
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What do "minor interest" and "doers" mean? [closed]

What do "minor interest" and "doers" mean in the following sentence? While academics often see Stoicism as an antiquated methodology of minor interest, it has been the doers of ...
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Is it a valid structure: requirement for something/someone to do/be something

Is it a valid structure in English: requirement for something/someone to do/be something? In particular, are the prepositions correctly chosen? For example: It is a requirement for lengths of table ...
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Could you help me with articles please? [closed]

I have some problems with this sentence: "University is the place where an idea of the whole and an integral view of the world are formed through knowledge". It's my translation from Russian....
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Is "where" in "place where" redundant?

Example sentence: We're heading to the place (where) you're going to have your next challenge. Is where redundant in situations like this? Why or why not?
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Do we have a verb that expresses "to be hit or beaten by a group"?

A student was hit by a group of people. Is it correct to say "The student was group-hit / group-beaten / gang-hit by a gang"? Do we have a verb that expresses "to be hit or beaten by a ...
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Is the usage of "over" in the meaning of "finished" formal?

Is the usage of "over" in the meaning of "finish" like the below sentence formal? My project will be over by 2022.
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Why present simple for a temporary state

Many students are not going to school at the moment .They are practising and studying at in their houses . Their Teachers send them videos and activities every day . Why "send" is not ...
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Procedure Q can access **its** arguments [meaning of the "its"] [duplicate]

Assume that procedure P calls procedure Q with n integral arguments, such that n > 6. Then the code for P must allocate a stack frame with enough storage for arguments 7 through n, as illustrated ...
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Conducting a thorough investigation into a casual issue

I conducted a thorough investigation into artificial intelligence. I think "conducted a thorough investigation" may be too strong for the above sentence. I think it should be used for ...
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Is contractor the one who employs someone or the one who's employed?

I've always used the term contractor to describe the type of engagement I have towards my clients. Basically, it mean that I'm not a permanent employee but rather a temporarily hired expert with the ...
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"I want to get it finished [with]" - Is there any difference with 'with' or without 'with'?

I want to get it finished vs. I want to get it finished with. Any small or big difference could be here?
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If someone says “He saved her life” and you say “I’m very grateful for that”

Does it mean that you are grateful to the person for saving their life even though you you didn’t say “I’m very grateful to them?”
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What do you plug into a socket in the UK?

Each electrical gadget, such a lamp (or a hoover), has a part that needs to be plugged into a socket in order to turn it on. This part has two protruding metallic sticks (that fit into the socket). ...
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There is a large gap in the background between or among students?

I want to write a sentence 'There is a large gap in the background between/among students'. I am struggling to figure out the correct answer, even though I looked at similar questions. On one hand I ...
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Different verb tenses

We were cooking all morning because we had 15 people coming to lunch. We were cooking all morning because there were 15 people coming to lunch. What is the difference? Many thanks.
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What is the difference between the usage of "nevertheless" and "nonetheless"

1. Statements which, although literally true, are ___________ misleading. 2. It was the barest of welcomes, but it was a welcome ____________. Google dictionary says that "nevertheless" ...
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The post isn't gone [migrated]

I'm not sure this is the right section to ask my question. Sorry. But I deleted one of my previous posts, but it still can be seen. Is there a problem?
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"on the other hand" or "on the contrary"

I'd like to know which phrase to use in the following: John is bad at playing baseball. On the other hand/On the contrary, he plays basketball very well.
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What article should I use here?

The uniform on the second photo looks like <a/the> Soviet post-war uniform. I was so uncertain that put no article at all. But I think that is wrong.
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Is "that" or "which" more appropriate here?

I don't remember agreeing to this. Please produce a document __________ bears my signature In my opinion "that" and "which" can be used interchangeably in this sentence, however ...
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Can "such as" be placed far from the noun it modifies?

Question 1: Can "such as" be placed far from the noun it modifies like the case in Example 1? Example 1: Many great books withstood the test of time such as Animal Farm, 1984, and Alice's ...
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Can we say 'She sat in front of me'?

I don't know why the key answer in my book chose this sentence: She sat down opposite me and started talking to me. Instead of She sat down in front of me and started talking to me. The ...
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What is correct comma usage for multiple adjectives before a noun? Do all of these words need a comma in this context? [closed]

Please, punctuate these two sentences properly. One is from a cover letter for advertised positions. The other is from a cold cover letter with no advertised position. I am unsure about current job ...
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"explanations on topics related to mathematics" or "explanations of topics related to mathematics"

Which sentence is the most appropriate ? #1 - Short explanations on topics related to mathematics #2 - Short explanations of topics related to mathematics #3 - Short explanations on topics related ...
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What does "affront" mean in this context?

Does it mean "thank you for insult"? But who thanks for insult?:) “You love her.” Nick met his twin’s knowing gaze. “More than I ever thought possible.” Ralston leaned back in his chair. “...
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inversion with "so . . ."

Is "so" correct with inversion in the following? Is it mandatory? Just as the French love their wine, so the English love their beer. Just as the French love their wine, so do the English ...
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Using "Much" with a gerund

Much walking was necessary.​ "Much" as a determiner(quantifier) is used in negative sentences or questions, but it can be used in positive ones though it's formal or unnatural. However, in ...
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Active Vs Proactive

As you can see in my provided dictionary definitions, there is hardly a definite distinction between the two adjectives at least here in my case. I was wondering how these two differ semantically and ...
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I feel sorry for what I've done

is the following sentence correct ? "I feel sorry for what I've done.", with the meaning: "I'm sorry for what I've done." Does "feel sorry" have this meaning ? Cuz I ...
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If (someone) didn't (do something), (someone) will (experience something)

I've never seen the structure in the title before. I want to know which type of conditional is this: If you didn't do much maths at school, you 'll find economics difficult. Why not: If you didn't ...
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Me: "Wrote a program to merge the datasets." Friend: "Okay. So, did your program actually merge the datasets?" Petty or correct?

My dear friend is being too critical of me. I wrote the following in my resume: Wrote a program in R to efficiently integrate and match student data from multiple sources. Then he says "So did ...
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'Not' before a noun subject in a question

We know that if we don't use contraction, the structure of a negative question is as follows: Auxiliary verb + subject + not + verb ...? e.g., (1) 'Does he not go to school everyday?' (2) 'Does the ...
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A homemade breakfast

Do the first and second sentences sound less natural? 1."We carry/have a cold home-made breakfast to school." 2."We have/carry a cold breakfast made at home by our parents." &...
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Singular or plural in compound sentences

Consider this scenario - A plate divides the tube into a primary part and a second part. In the end, there are only two parts. If I want to join this, what is the right way? A plate divides the tube ...
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The students and the teacher

When talking about local schools and how students study can I use the articles in the following way? "A student studies 10 to 12 subjects." (Removed "the") (Removed the)"...
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We used to take our books out

I don't know if you have similar desks, but I am talking about the desks in which you could put your books. Is the sentence clear for a native speaker? "We used to take our books out of our desks ...
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Classes or their classes

Which sounds natural "their classes" or "classes"? "Russian students finish classes at three o'clock."

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