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Do I have to use the past continuous or the past perfect?

I’m working on mixed tenses exercises, and this sentence has confused me! I’d like to know whether my answer is correct or not please. This is the sentence: “For the first eight years, she worked in ...
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Is “against” used correctly in this context?

She has the right to know why her husband died; the company should give her that information. Does she have such right against the the company? Does such right hold against the company? ...
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which one is more appropriate when talking about a near future? “at the end” or “by the end”

I am learning this course Hello everyone. Welcome to the second lecture for CS230. as I said earlier, you can go to menti.com from your smartphones or your computers and enter this code 84 5709 ...
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“Verb1 preposition1 and verb2 preposition2” VS. “Verb1 and verv2 preposition2”?

When we have two verbs followed by a preposition separately, should we omit the first one? I am addicted to and pleased with the new drug. I am addicted and pleased with the new drug. ...
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Concerning the meaning of “of” in “less of”

Which specific meaning does the preposition of takes on within: It was less of a thought than I expected. ? Edit: replaced than a feeling by than I expected.
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Preposition + being + adjective

Can I omit "being" in such cases. (preposition + being + adjective) For example: 1- Despite (being) poor, he was happy. 2- He was very fast in spite of (being) terribly overweight. 3- ...
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Tense use in the Rolling Stones song “As tears go by”

Is the use of the Present Simple grammatically accurate in these lyrics, or is it an example of so-called poetic license that allows for violating grammar rules for the sake of rhyme: It is the ...
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Using “thought” to imply a single instance of thinking (not recalling)

Can the past form of the verb "think" imply a single instance of thinking rather than a habitual way of thinking about something or someone? I mean this, many times I heard such phrases like "In ...
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Tense agreement with “the first time/case/person/etc.”

I've been taught in school that the proper time agreement in English is to use Present Perfect or at least Past Simple after "the first time/case/person/etc.", "the second time/case/person/etc.", "the ...
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Tired parents and happy kids lives here

I saw many plates with such sentence, but isn't grammatically incorrect to use "lives"? Shouldn't it be just "live"?
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should I use a determiner before this nominalised adjective?

Is it preferable to say referring to Gulliver "You're a giant in the land of small" or "you're a giant in the land of the small" or "you're a giant in the land of (the) small people"?
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Get a change of $50

Suppose I only have a $100 bill and I bought something that costs around $50. So I get $50 back. What will be a natural way to express that? I got a change of $50 back. (I mean: I got $50 ...
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Sentence correction,usage of the present perfect

Is it right to say like this in present perfect? It has not been a decision, I have forgotten.
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One of the minister's residences

Today I read a grammar rule regarding usage In the following sentence He informed me that he had gone to one of the minister's residences and stayed there all night Rule was in such constructions ...
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“Live with every day”

In this quotation: Strange counterfactuals emerge in Vaughan’s tale, as a result of the very real disparities we live with every day. (Context) What does "live with every day" mean? Can I use ...
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Using “the” before a nominalised adjective “small”

Instead of putting: You're a giant in the land of small people could I say: You're a giant in the land of small (referring to the Lilliputians in Gulliver's travels?) Or should I use “the” ...
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A word to describe tools of the workplace

What group do work or office tools, devices, widgets, gizmos and accessories belong to ? Examples : post-it notes, calendar, address book, kanban board, phone... From my understanding, "stationary" ...
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Why use “has knocked here”

Everybody believes that Reggie is the one who "has knocked" Chris down after the Big Game. Can we say "knocked". If not can anyone tell me why use "has knocked" here. Thank you.
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Searching for adv modify

Could you please help me find (or give me) the site that explains amount of adv modify please? I found just some of them doesn’t enough hard /difficult (for ex; early,pretty,gradually and really etc.) ...
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How to ask for ordinal date?

Let's say my friend's just arrived in New York 4 days ago. I could ask him "How many days have you been in New York?", and he would answer me something like "4 days." But if I want him to answer me, "...
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The use of the word “soften” in context

Let's say my boss doesn't want to give me a day off because I have had one this week. And then he becomes kinder, and less strickt. Will it be the correct use of softened in the following sentence. ...
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Why is it “excite” instead of “excited” in this sentence?

Please look at this sentence from "The God of small things" written by Arundhati Roy. The news didn't perturb him as much as excite his curiosity. Shouldn't it be excited his curiosity? I'm ...
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Known as/to be, reveal as/to be, see as/to be

I am having a hard time differentiating "as" and "to be" when they are used with some verbs. What is the difference between them? I have posted some examples to understand the issue better: 1- They ...
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Why is present tense uses rather than past tense in this essay?

Grandpa liked chewing tobacco, and he carried a Styrofoam cup with him wherever he went. I remember him spitting in that cup with great regularity when I used to spend the night with him and ...
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2 'The's with 2 consecutive nouns joined with a conjunction

"Please write the transliteration and translation for the following words." Is the sentence above grammatically correct? Do I need to put the other 'the' before 'translation' as well, or is it ...
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“Make excuses” vs “make up excuses.”

Since "make up" means to fabricate something, I thought saying "make up excuses" would be more common than "make excuses." But Google Books showed me the opposite. made up excuses (4,580) made ...
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What's the word for the spanish word “perito” in English? [on hold]

In Spanish, perito is a person who is an expert in a field, and who plays a role in trials determining if something happened, if something is true or not , etc. You have peritos who determines if a ...
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Difference between Pr. Simple and Pr. Continuous

During one of my recent English lessons I have faced some problems with the strong understanding when to use the present simple or the present continuous. There are some examples of what I have met ...
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The use of the present perfect and the past perfect in context

Tell me please which tense is the most apt to use in the following context. Rob, do you often drink soft drinks? I haven't thought about that. Rob, do you often drink soft drinks? I hadn't ...
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How should I interpret these two “that” phrases?

Additional video that is being used that comes from outside the final footage must be provided. I read it from spec sheet regarding video editing, and the bold part is confusing. There are two "...
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“When is the last time…?” OR “When was the last time…?”

I wonder which one is correct: is, was or either in this following conversation ? Henry: I was on the phone for an hour. Ron: Who were you talking to for an hour? Henry: Sam, an old ...
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What’s the meaning of “the final balance now due”?

What’s the meaning “the final balance now due” And what’s the meaning of “due” in this sentence ? Please describe simple. Thanks
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Questions in declarative word order for a question which is directly answered

I recently had a discussion with a native speaker who said Why I don't like oranges? Because... would be ungrammatical. They point out that it should be Why don't I like oranges? instead. I ...
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How would you call a public transport ticket you can make a transfer with?

Is there a term for a public ticket you can make a transfer with? "Transferable ticket" is wrong, I suppose, because it is a ticket more people can use (it is not bound to a single physical human ...
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How to use “Here/There”?

1 When we show some books near us, we don't say "Here are books.", we often say "Here are some books.", right?. 2 When we point at some books far away from us, we don't say "There are books.", we ...
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How to say that you smoke sometimes and only for fun?

I wonder what do you normally say when you as a smoker would like to indicate that you do not smoke too much and you just do it sometimes and for fun? I'm not a heavy smoker. I......................
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What does “dop” mean?

I happened to come across the following sentences in a textbook story: "A flame goes up dop in all Nomita's nerves and veins". In the same story, the word is repeated somewhere else later in the ...
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How to refer to some one comment or recommendation

My supervisor gives me a comment. I have to respond to her comment. In my report, I should refer to her comment. For example, Comment ...... My response: This has been inserted as commented by the ...
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“Collapse” or “crumble”

I won't ever forget that moment. The moment I wish never was. I just stepped out of my work that got a call from my mother and came to know the most horrible news that my grandma who raised me and I ...
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David is not very fit. He does not do any sport. VS David is not very fit. He is not doing any sport

David is not very fit. He does not do any sport. VS David is not very fit. He is not doing any sport. Which is grammatically correct? What is the difference in meaning?
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Is there an idiom that means that you are set up to be very successful?

Is there an idiom that means that you are set up to be very successful? If there's no such idiom can you think of an idiom that means something similar related to success or something else? I am ...
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Meaning of the paragraph? Is the paragraph ambiguous?

The following paragraph was from a video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKL2pdRmwc4 (16:34) Television advertising may influence children's nutrition practices, particularly in regard to food ...
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What does the word “connive” mean in this context?

I read a sentence in my history book which was: In this respect, as Time wrote, "the world knew that it had, in a sense too deep, too simple for the world to understand, connived at his (Gandhiji's ...
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“Something is something that for the given something produces something” - is this a correct word order?

I've been arguing with a colleague about a description for a piece of code. Originally, the message was as follows: XXX is a macro that, given a component name and a variable name pattern, produces a ...
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the present perfect tense with an incomplete period of time

I turned off the light before leaving this morning. If 'this morning' is not over yet, is 'have turned off' also OK? Because the present perfect tense is used to express actions happening in an ...
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Shall I use “an” before “impact”?

Some uncountable words like the word value should not be preceded with article. I am not sure about impact. It has impact on the existing approaches. or It has an impact on the existing ...
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What does “their” refer to here?

Does their refer to Bitcoin, Libra or The Winklevoss Twins? The inability for Facebook’s Libra to operate in a permissionless manner puts into question whether it should be considered a real ...
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“How could someone do something?” vs “How could someone have done something?”

Tell me please what is the difference between the following sentence. How could he steal the money? He had always been so law-abiding. How could he have stolen the money? He had always been so ...
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What does “he was there for” mean in this sentence?

I really don't understand the usage or the meaning of "he was there for" in this sentence : Tony shook his head, as though he couldn’t wrap his mind around events he was there for, and partially ...
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Why do they don't have OR Why do they not have?

Between these two, Why do young people don't good manners? Why do young people not have good manners? Which is correct? or both are correct?

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