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Can we use different prepositions using Future Perfect Tense?

My questions is: Can we use different prepositions using Future Perfect Tense? Some context. I will have finished my work BY 10 o'clock or BEFORE 10 o'clock or UNTIL 10 o'clock. I heard that only BY ...
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what's the meaning of “all along the perimeter”?

In American TV show "The Office" S2E11 "Booze Cruise", the captain of a ship is introducing safety instructions. He says, "the life preservers are located underneath the seats all along the perimeter."...
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The American English learning counterpart of 'Cambridge English in Use'

I am seeking help on searching resources for learning American English collocations, phrasal verbs, idioms, and pronunciation skills. For work-related reasons I am seeking exclusively resources on ...
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“At” or “On” another level

I’ve heard that when you talk about a “level” the right preposition to use should be “on” but I recently read this tweet: “We are at another level” just next to a video of a person desinfecting a cup ...
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Meaning of “at least initially”

What does "at least initially" mean? I've heard this but don't understand this phrase.
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“lose out” or “lose”?

I don't get the meaning of phrasal verb "lose out". Lets consider this example: The deal will ensure that shareholders do not lose/ lose out financially. In this context are they have any ...
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What word expresses both actions “to spring & catch a prey”?

catch [transitive] catch somebody/something to capture a person or an animal that tries or would try to escape The murderer was never caught. Our cat is hopeless at catching mice. How ...
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Do we use the singular or plural form here?

Consider the singular use of "a sentence" in this statement: This is a question about the origin of "pretty" as an adverb in a sentence like "that's pretty good" or a phrase like "pretty much"...
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I haven't played for four months or I didn't play for four months?

Today i played with my friends a video game that i used to play always before four months from now, so the context with my friends was : A: why don't you play well? B: man, I didn't play for four ...
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Difference between slump/stoop/slouch?

What’s the difference between these three words as far as postures are concerned?
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Is “also” necessary in the construction: not only because … but (also) because …?

I always thought that also was necessary in constructions like this. But then I saw this line from The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles by Haruki Murakami: I wanted to ignore the phone, not only because ...
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'went with it' and 'hard five massive major ammunition sites' meaning

]2 https://youtu.be/5QZmMWSVw_4?t=159 from this................. 1) What does went with it mean? 2) 'We had very,very hard five massive major ammunition sites' -> What is it about?
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Opposite of Behind schedule

What is the opposite of 'Behind the schedule?. How to say if we are ahead of the schedule or exactly on the schedule? Can I say we are ahead of schedule or on the schedule?
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“trip on” vs. “trip over”

I am aware the meaning of "trip" to lose your balance after knocking your foot against something when you are walking or running I guess this is called "tripped over a cable" I see some people ...
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patients with diabetes OR the patients with diabetes

To my knowledge, if we indicate diabetic patients as a whole, 'patients with diabetes' is grammatically correct rather than 'THE patients with diabetes'. I don't understand why because we have to put ...
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What does prove too much and end up mean in this context?

The heat proved too much for a few people who'd gone off too fast for their capabilities and ended up suffering from exhaustion. Does prove mean this to show a particular quality after a period of ...
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What's the usage of “only” here?

She's just like a guy I know. Only, he didn't get a small practice bike He bought a fucking Harley-Davidson, despite having never rode a bike. Is it actually like "Not only did he get a small ...
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does this type of conditional expresses no possibility in the past?

does this type of conditional expresses no possibility in the past? If she found that she had herself some power of producing the raps, however obscure the way by which she did it, she would be ...
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What's the adverb to unencrypted?

"This data must always be stored securely and never unencryptedly, i.e. never store this data in an unencrypted fashion"? Is there an adverb for unencrypted?
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“Try to write as it is mentioned in the passage.”

I wrote "robustus" (a type of dinosaurs), and the examiner corrected me as "R. robustus" and commented:"Try to write as it is mentioned in the passage." does that mean "try to write robustus as same ...
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still with a continuous tense, is it possible

However the covid is spreading fast , I still receive parcels from all over the world However the covid is spreading fast , I am still receiving parcels from all over the world I don't know which ...
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What form is it "understand someone to have Verb+ed? Is it a right form?

As in "his answer does not even attempt to teach any skills, which I understand the OP to have requested" Could someone tell me what form of use this is and share a reference link? Thank you
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A quiet man with quiet ways

could you, please, help me to understand what kind of person is "a quiet man with quiet ways"? May it be, that this man is quiet and self-collected? Here is the context: "A quiet man with quiet ...
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What is the name of this rule

They are both the same to me. What is the difference? For example: "I'm getting bored tonight"-"I'm boring tonight" "I'm getting came"-"I'm Coming" English is not my first language - If you point ...
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can adjective modify adjective

To my best knowledge, an adjective cannot modify another adjective, but I cannot realize how the following sentence works: Create a stimulating working environment is what a leader should do.
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How is it better to say?

How is it better to say: 1 I hope the time is still enough to get the certificate before next trip due to extended vacation. 2. I hope the time is still enough and I will get the certificate before ...
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meaning: may well V

In the following exchange, "you may well ask" is used after a question has been asked. ‘What’s all the noise?’ ‘You may well ask.’ But I'm wondering whether "may well V" is normally used after the ...
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what is the meaning of “retell” in this passage?

what is the meaning of "retell" in this passage? Over the years, The Lord of the Rings has met with widely varied critical reception. Tolkien intended his novel to act as a mythology for England, a ...
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What does “SciRant” mean?

The word "SciRant" was seen in Twitter hashtags. An example from Twitter is given here. I see this word as the combination of Scientific and Rant. Does it mean that the author of that post thought ...
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Pls is this statement correct, u might look but won't

When your eyes are open but your mind closed,you might look but won't see
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What verb or phrase could I use to mean “fail to notice and take action about something until it's too late”?

In Russian, you can use the word 'oversleep' (as a transitive verb) to mean "fail to notice and take action about something until it's too late" (usually, something that causes harm to that person/...
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How much time does it take to be an English master

How much time does it take to be an English master I mean how to speak English like your native language and how much time does it take???
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Will become vs Can become

Life is about making the right choices and choosing the right things to enhance your life, and you can become better. or Life is about making the right choices and choosing the right things to ...
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Present simple followed by present continious

I am trying to understand, why answers are that. I am talking about the second sentence. As answers I did put in - "is really killing me, are bleeding, am still wanting" But correct is the only one ...
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Do you say “the pillow is stained with some substance” when you don't know if it is sweat, water, milk or tea, etc stained it

stain 1 /steɪn/ ●○○ verb 1 [intransitive, transitive] to accidentally make a mark on something, especially one that cannot be removed, or to be marked in this way Be careful you don’t ...
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Getting discouraged (by / with / from) somebody

I was wondering which prepositions(s)sound(s)natural in the following scenarios: Scenario 1: I'm your father! I want you to stop smoking, Anna. That's really harmful to your health. Sometimes, you ...
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Is it idiomatic to say “to push your poo” when you mean “to try hard to push the waste out of your bowel when you are constipated”?

​constipated adjective: unable to get rid of waste material from the bowels easily You should eat more fibre and fruit if you are constipated. Suppose that your child is constipated and is ...
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it's hard to accept the truth because the lies sound so much better

One of my friends (not a native English speaker) told me this is a famous saying "it's hard to accept the truth because the lies sound so much better" I doubt it is. So, I googled a bit and got ...
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subjunctive mood without 'would'?

I've seen the sentence below in The TV show Friends. If little Joey's dead, then I got no reason to live. But I think it should be If little Joey's dead, then I would/should/might get no reason to ...
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Why the adj. word “frozen” after the verb in the sentence “Mr. Dursley sat frozen in his armchair.” in Harry Poter.?

Why the adjective word "frozen" after the verb in the sentence "Mr. Dursley sat frozen in his armchair." in a book called Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. I change the sentence. "Mr. Dursley ...
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Using “only ever” in a sentence

In an old video I found a sentence: Despite the tremendous amount of work put into individual pieces, they are only ever made once. Is it the same as: they are only made once? What is the ...
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“New York City” “Boston City” “Beijing City”

I guess some cities actually have the word "city" in their names, e.g. New York City, some others not, e.g. Boston, Beijing. In some informal situations, people might use "New York", "Boston City" or ...
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What does it mean by “take something into the bargain” and the following sentence in this context?

The story of Rip Van Winkle may seem incredible to many, but nevertheless I give it my full belief, for I know the vicinity of our old Dutch settlements to have been very subject to marvellous events ...
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How do I refer to an agreement grammatically?

In one of my posts ("When would I use which" vs. "When to use which") I said What I meant is not a disagreement, and it is not an agreement either. I'd just like to know how to ...
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Is It correct to say Let's never surrender

Is it correct to say "Let's never surrender"? Or should we say just "Never surrender"? Thank you.
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A term similar to “typography”, “paragraph” or something else that improves the readability of written language

I suggested this modification(improvement) to a post, though I don't know the term/expression to refer to this kind of modification. I said the following to suggest an answerer do something like ...
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Use past and present tense in the same sentence

This topic was discussed before, and I do know that tenses should agree when they're in the same clause, but hear me out: "I realized that, in order to make a real difference, I need an MBA." My ...
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What is the difference in meaning between “be going to” and “will” with an “if-clause” in the context of showing someone around?

What is the difference in meaning between be going to and will with an if-clause in the context of showing someone around? For example: If you look to the right, you will see an old castle. If ...
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Is it correct to say “a continua”?

In this video, the phrase "a continua" is mentioned several times. Is that correct use of the indefinite article?
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Went outside the line (for went over/crossed the line)

Someone was doing a very tiny maze, and was having a hard time staying within the lines. So she "went over/crossed the line" by accident. Do the following sentences work: I went outside the line. (...

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