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Using the definite article with “most” in an example

I know that in some cases (with adverbs) I can omit the definite article in the superlative. Would this be correct? Of all the guests, I liked them (the) most. Also, would this work with the same ...
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Can an adverb modify an article?

In English, can an adverb modify an article? If so, I'd like to see an example sentence. I have come across some claims that an adverb can modify everything but a noun/pronoun. This means that it can ...
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With indefinite noun phrase how can we say 'there' is an adverb?

There is a place, next to him, sit there. There is the place, next to him, sit there. Here is my question. We can use a definite noun phrase with 'there' when 'there' means 'in that place' , but in (...
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Usage of 'a' or 'an' after 'As'

Which is correct: make it as information system for this company make it as an information system for this company I thought the second one sounds better but when I tried all spell/grammar ...
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“The last few days” Vs “the last a few days” (300k hits on Google)

Somebody asked me this earlier if we can use the expression 'the last a few days'. I've never heard someone use this expression before but when I googled the phrase, there are actually some articles ...
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before going to bed or before going to the bed

My name is Sósimo Romero Domínguez. I want to know what is the correct way to write the following sentence. before going to bed or before going to the bed What is it correct? Greetings.
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Should I say “There are (a) very few animals there” with an article or not?

When I'm saying the sentence "There are (a) very few animals there" should I add it an article (after the word "are") or not?
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Can I say “I am going to the downtown”?

My native English speaking friend told me I shouldn't say "I am going to the downtown." But I should say "I am going downtown." The dictionary says downtown is a noun and an adverb, so was I wrong? ...
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When should I use “some” before a category?

I wrote this sentence: A carefully designed word list covering some phonological and orthographical patterns is dictated to the user in native accent. Do I need some in the sentence above? In ...
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Why does “Mission Accomplished” not have an auxiliary verb?

I thought you need to add "is/has (been)" in between? e.g. "Mission is accomplished", "Mission has been accomplished" So as "All done", shouldn't it be "All are done", "All have been completed", etc.?...
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The usage of “regardless of”

Do my sentences sound natural? Do I use "regardless of" correctly? Regardless of how developed it is, every country has certain amount of rate poverty. Every country has certain amount of rate ...
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Article and no article

“She is Mr. Rochester’s ward; he commissioned me to find a governess for her. He intended to have her brought up in - shire, I believe. Here she comes, with her ‘bonne,’ as she calls her nurse.” The ...