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We need a place (that/where) we can stay for a few days

We need a place (that/where) we can stay for a few days. Might I trouble you to tell me whether 'that' is also possible in the question? I think 'where' alone is correct because 'stay' is an ...
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Has been+complement-VS-has+pp+object

Another important trend has been to reduce the number of platform used for car models, as Japanese producers have long been doing. Another important trend has reduced the number of platform used for ...
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Is it right about relative pronoun?

I really want to know about the relative pronouns. so I want you to make it clear so that I can understand better. If there is any sentence you wouldn't use, please point that out. and please tell me ...
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Should hypothetical sentences be past tense all throughout?

Should it be past tense all throughout when writing hypothetical sentences? If I were to imitate someone who was currently famous, it would be Hugh Laurie. If I were to imitate someone who is ...
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In a negative-intergative sentence, whether NOT before subject or after subject?

I'm a boy. I'm happy. I'm eating rice. I eat rice. I have eaten rice. I'm here. I'm in Canada. What would be negative-intergative questionss for all above? I'm confused sometimes "NOT" sits before ...
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Am I reading this wrong? Or is my understanding anachronical?

I started reading this short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, What to Do About It, published in 1933. And the story starts with a character trying to free a wheel from a tirelock: [...] he continued ...
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“if i was to return only platonic feelings” meaning

A friend sent me that and the context was "I could count you as a friend, if i was to return only platonic feelings" and I'm still unsure about the meaning of the latter part : does it mean he implied ...
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Is she not a girl?-VS-Isn't she a girl?

Is she not a girl? Isn't she a girl? Am I not here? Am not I here? Are tey all correct or right structured?
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An advice for don't forget the connection words

I'm starting to record some YouTube videos to practice my spoken English skills. Please I need an advice to don't forget the connection words in phrase sentences. My first video introducing myself: ...
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What is mean by “Only if they want to be”

What is mean by "Only if they want to be" Can we say it means: they wouldn't do this thing or behavior?
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After linking verb whether adjectives or adverbs

I know after linking verb, Adjectives should be used, not adverbs. For example I'am fine (not well, as WELL is an adverb). But how you explain the following sentences , I'm abroad. I'm home. I'm ...
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Shake a cloth out(is it used in AmE)

Is "shake a cloth out" used in AmE? Like: He shook out his clothes. He shook out the rug.
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problem with understanding the structure

Nevertheless, had she not initially felt enough respect to want to understand what was important to her husband, she wouldn't have made the shift. Could someone explain the structure used in this ...
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to increase the quality code base

Is it idiomatic to say "to increase the quality of code base"? Like for example in the following sentence: The refactoring increased the quality of the project’s code base.
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identifying relative clause and noun clause

This, it has been argued, is probably true for purely informative advertising, where only the product or store information required to make a rational decision is provided. I think between ...
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The/A or no article: Fishing line

Does the word fishing line have a plural? Wikipedia says that there is a plural, and in the Longman Dictionary it is uncountable. There are no articles in similar sentences: Canada Goose ...
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How can I formally say “I'm getting into work, we talk later”?

I thought about "I'm going to enter my work now", but I'm both not sure if it formal or even correct.
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How write about personal achievements? (tense choice)

Let's say I have to describe my personal achievements during my work in some project. What tense should I use - the simple past or the present perfect? The past simple Achievements: ...
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Use of assimilate vs imitate in a sentence

Today I took an English test , in which I was asked to choose between assimilate and imitate as a word which closely resembles the phrase ‘to make a copy of’. I chose assimilate , because in my ...
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Usage of commas

The concept of using commas to link dependant and independant clauses has always confused me. - Can you please explain this concept? Here's an example that might help if you're trying to answer my ...
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What is the polite way of replying when someone says their day is going to be busy

"Well it's going to be a really busy day though" How to respond to this? -thanks
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Development VS A development

This a brief description of a software project I was involved in: Project description: Development of market analysts's applications. [These applications allow you to ...] Is it correct to ...
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“Prepare with” meaning in this context

I have a question in my textbook: What was Franz expected to be prepared with for school that day? Is "prepare with" a phrasal verb? Can I say : "I am preparing with mathematics tasks for school" ? ...
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Imperative special cases — “Everybody look!”

One of the Imperative Special Cases here are the Imperatives With Subject, explained as follows; Normally when we use the imperative there is no subject because the subject is obvious—it's YOU! ...
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“labour is something happens to them rather than with them” meaning?

Childbirth is an important transitional life event, but one in which many women are dissatisfied stemming in part from a sense that labour is something that happens to them rather than with them. ...
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There has/have been a lot of advertisements – singular or plural with “a lot of”

There has been a lot of advertisements. There have been a lot of advertisements.
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“When they had made themselves comfortable, a stranger appeared looking very angry.” Why 'looking'?

When they had made themselves comfortable, a stranger appeared looking very angry. May you help me why it uses looking in the sentence? Why not use 'looked'? How to comprehend the word 'looking'?
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A noun must be missing in which/that or what clauses?

Can I simply conclude that a noun must be missing in which/that/who or what clauses, even though the missing noun might be an object behind an infinitive verb, gerund verb or a preposition? I wrote ...
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Developing Write Programs [on hold]

Developing Write Programs Use Write programs write the data to be archived to archive files. Procedure Important Information To avoid loss of data, the write program must not delete any data in the ...
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“As” as a relative pronoun

This weighed about 50% more than the first edition, reflecting my growing discovery that there was, so to speak, more grammar around than I had first thought. The third edition incorporated ...
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Corrosive skepticism

In Nietzsche's Genealogy on Morals, I found the expression corrosive skepticism. But it was against precisely these instincts that there spoke from me an ever more fundamental mistrust, an ever ...
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They took an umbrella with them. It might rain. Connect these two sentences with the phrase in case

They took an umbrella with them. It might rain. Connect these two sentences with the phrase in case. The right answer is: They took an umbrella with them in case it rained/ should rain. Can ...
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fill in the most appropriate preposition 'I placed an order of/for french fries

Fill in the most appropriate preposition "I placed an order for/of french fries"
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“to be considered ” vs “should be considered”

Consider the following sentence. We are happy to recommended that his son to be considered for the post. This is grammatically incorrect(why?). The notes I am reading says that the correct ...
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more than one verbs in a sentence

The teacher has to try to remember to remind him to make his friends be interested in different subjects. I wrote this sentence but I am not sure if this follows the grammar rules.(the sentence may ...
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A problem regarding numbers

Meaning of the word ground is reason. But in the following sentence Despite governments bringing in legislation towards this end, they have been struck down on the grounds that the additional ...
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Sally found an excuse and escaped the punishment. Can I replace the word 'escaped' by 'ran away, fled or got off'?

Sally found an excuse and escaped the punishment. Can I replace the word 'escaped' by 'ran away, fled or got off'? If 'escaped the punishment' is a set collocation?
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a component of a hardware and software system

Low-level Control Layer (LLCL) - a component of a hardware and software system for controlling the device. This is from a project description. Could you please tell me whether the articles in the ...
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Which sentence is right

"Have you read about the latest royal scandal? No, don`t you believe all (or all what?) you read in the papers, do you?" Which one is correct?
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“Which number of apple looks the best?” Is “number of apple” correct to refer to the index?

Imagine having 10 items in a stack. Which item would you like? I'd like item number 3 as counted from the top. No problem with this sentence. But what if I continue like this: And you sir, ...
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“Right to” or “Right of” in this context

As a basic learner, we commonly use: Will to play(verb).. will of car(noun).. Need to eat(verb).. Need of food(noun). Similarly, we should write: Right to read(verb).. Right of education (...
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Do you see that notice? Do you see that ( ) ? Which is the best answer and why? [on hold]

Do you see that notice? Do you see that ( ) ? (a) sign (b) label (c) signal (d) board
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Disguises can be too perfect. This means they can be ( ). Which is the best answer?

Disguises can be too perfect. This means they can be ( ). Which is the best answer? (a) perfect (b) quite perfect (c) more perfect than is convenient (d) almost perfect I saw the right answer is ...
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What is the difference between “of X origin” and “X origin”?

In the following sentences: This word is of French origin. This word is French origin. The first sentence is what I found on the web. But now I wonder what is different from the second ...
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Which is the best choice? You must try to run ( ) as you can on the limited food and water that you have

You must try to run ( ) as you can on the limited food and water that you have. a) as wide b) as long c) as far d) as possible I deem b.c.d are all right. Which is the best one?
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Can someone please clarify the language function of the expression typed in bold below

A couple of teachers have got different opinions about the function in one of the lines in below given conversation. Principal : We all are going to visit the museum tomorrow. Student : That's ...
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Prepositional phrases and what they go with

He delivered a presentation which students are not likely to see in class. What does the PP goes with , does it go with the verb delivered or the verb in the relative clause see ? Involvement is ...
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Some people hate noise. They should not live in the city. Connect two sentences with who. People who hate noise should not live in the city

Some people hate noise. They should not live in the city. Connect two sentences with who. People who hate noise should not live in the city. Why the answer does not include the first word ...
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What does “don't have a baby” imply or mean in this sentence?

This is really, realy confusing as the literal meaning of "don't have a baby"–– being pregnant or give birth to a child–– does not fit the context at all. My guesses are : 1) don't act like a baby, ...
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How do I link the following sentences. He is a social worker. He is a teacher

How should I link these sentences? He is a social worker. He is a teacher. I think the correct answer is Besides being a social worker he is also a teacher.

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