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He lives as he wants

Which is correct? He lives as he wants He lives how he wants
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Usage of 'as' before Adjectives:

In the following sentence, should I put 'as' before the adjective 'offensive'? I hope you won't take my criticism as offensive. I hope you won't take my criticism offensive. I feel as if the two ...
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Are con­junc­tions like “and” al­lowed be­fore a tran­si­tion word?

In this sen­tence, is it gram­mat­i­cally cor­rect to use and be­fore con­se­quently? He did not sub­mit the ap­pli­ca­tion by the dead­line and con­se­quently, his ap­pli­ca­tion was not con­sid­...
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The usage of “as well as”

As well as what his critics argue has been his goal all along : building a new, religious Turkey from the ashes of its secular past. (This sentence is from this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
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Chinese people are trying to learn their babies' gender by looking at the calendar before they are born

My question is about the location of "before" and "by". I am not sure which one should be close to "learn". Chinese people are trying to learn their babies' gender by looking at the calendar ...
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The problem is anything but easy

I am confused about the function of the word "but" in given sentence what "part of speech" the word "but" is in the given sentence. I actually shared my opinions with my teacher about the word "but". ...
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Main Clause + [; vs .]+ Conjunctive Adverb + , + Main Clause

I have read on more that a website that a conjunctive adverb is preceded by a semicolon. As far as I remember, however, I have seen more often than not a period used instead of the semicolon. Even on ...
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Weak Interruptions

What is a weak interruption and more importantly, how do I recognize it? According to the page below, these are weak interruptions If the break is weak, do not use comma(s). Anna called ...
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Which sentence is “however” contrasting in this context?

Now research shows the night is getting even brighter. From 2012 to 2016 the earth's artificially lit area expanded by an estimated 2.2 percent a year (map), according to a study published last ...
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Using coordinating conjunction with conjunctival adverbs

Why do we omit the comma that comes after a conjunctival adverbs when the adverb is preceded by a coordinating conjunction? My dog had got provoked./; Therefore, he bit my friend. My dog had ...
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Can we use a subordinate conjunction after the conjunctive adverb?

1."It is not always necessary,however, we use it to link two parts of that instrument". ‘However’ can be used to join two simple sentences to make a compound sentence. But in (1) there is a mistake ...
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Though to select an option

I have read this ELL question and this ELL question but isn't clear to me how the "though" word is used in this sentence. Is it used to show selection? (I say the blue one) or other meaning is applied?...
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Rules: conjunctive adverbs

Below is a sentence from yourdictionary.com There has been an increase in greenhouse gases, therefore global warming is happening. (Depending on a writer) Which can be rewritten as: 1)- There has ...
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“Once” and “since” at the beginning of a sentence

I was analysing the word "once" and noticed that mostly at the beginning of a sentence it is a conjunction and at the middle or end it's mostly an adverb. However, if a comma is placed after "once" at ...
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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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Use of “where” to add details

I wrote: For example, to extract the price field from a product and save it as a distinct XML node inside the product’s node, an appropriate pattern can be defined using the “price” handle and the “...
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The different positions of “only” in the same sentence

Is there any difference in the following sentences? This rule only applies to students This rule applies to students only This rule applies only to students If you don't mind, please ...
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When to use conjunctive adverb: “otherwise”?

The correct answer to the #50 is J. I was to ask what does the phrase "far from heavenly" mean? To me, it seems that the narrator disagrees with Frank Sinatra; therefore, I consider that H could also ...
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When to begin a sentence with “Therefore”

I know we can begin a sentence with Therefore. We can also use it after commas in a sentence. For example, which is correct? She had previous experience, therefore she seemed the best candidate. She ...
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So I was all like “Huh? A conjunction?!”

In idiomatic phrases like I was/am all like "woah!", what is the usage of all? Is it an adverb, modifying the verb to be, or is it a quantifier modifying the interjection conjunction word like? ...
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How to use “as” or “how”?

I'm confused to use "as" and "how", for instance As you see below, this picture represents for me great emotional value or How you see below, this picture represents for me great emotional value
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“As” and “That”

Such boys will be rewarded by the principal as obtain good marks. Such was the condition that/as was the treatment. (Both are correct) I like the same perfume as she (likes). I shall buy the same ...
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Deleting “and” before adverb like “furthermore”

Plastic surgery is vain and unwise, (and) thus it should be banned. We can delete the word "and" with an adverb like "thus" as shown above. But why is it impossible do the same thing with a word ...
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Using neither…nor with ever

Example: I never drink tea. I never drink coffee. I wonder how I can connect the above sentences using neither...nor. Is it correct: I drink neither ever tea nor ever coffee.
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differentiating between the usages of “so that” and “so…that”

I have written these. Would anyone possibly correct me? and if the two mean the same thing? So, A shows the result, whereas B shows both the degree and the result. – And, eventually are the ...
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Is “while” a preposition, an adverb or a conjunction in the example sentence?

In the sentence: I will watch while you sleep. I believe 'while' is an adverb because it is adding information to the verb 'watch' i.e. I'll be doing some action (watching), but the action would ...
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Can I put a possessive pronoun between “as much…as”?

I am wondering if it's published or fluent or common to apply a pronoun there? For example: We want to make the blog as much yours as possible, but there are some guidelines...
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Identify parts of speech

Three statements: It weighs about a pound. about = adjective or preposition?? 'about' here adds information to the noun 'pound'. Therefore I believe it should be an adjective. But in ...
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Using 'although' and 'nevertheless' in the same sentence

Is this sentence correct? Although I would like to start, nevertheless it is not possible. Or should it be: Although I would like to start, it is not possible. I would like to start, ...
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Not only…, but (also)… vs. While I (verb), I (verb)

A. Not only was I watching TV, I was also eating dinner. B. While I was watching TV, I was eating. C. While I was watching TV, I eat dinner. What are the differences in meaning between ...
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because , if only because, or if only because

Some example case/ contexts for helping to clarify the point-- my specific question: A.When a range of reasons exist, use “if only because” to draw attention to a minor reason. Compare 1) Praise her ...
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unless VS. till/until

You're not going out, 'till you've finished your task. You're not going out, unless you've finished your task. You're not going out, unless you finish your task. I made atypo and correct the ...
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applying the pattern “ so… that ”

Extracted from dictionary Oxford Advanced: He had changed to such an extent(= so much) that I no longer recognised him. Paraphrased: a. He had changed so much that I no longer recognised him. ...
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so an adjective/ adverb that

... the period was so far like the present period that some of... She was so much beautiful that... She was so beautiful that... As far as I know the bold one is incorrect because we mustn't add ...
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only if VS even if

Would you please throw a light into whether or not there is any difference between the following? only if even if Any help would be greatly appreciated
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distinguishing between when and while

Which one do you feel more fluent or natural? I wondered what the children were doing while/ when I was out. The reason why such a question has been raised traced back to the following: Grammar ...
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However, although in single sentence

Can we use however and although in one and the same sentence? For example However, although there is small room for improvement.
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using the pattern: less (noun phrase) than (noun phrase)

Would you please give me some examples with the pattern below, in such a way that I could understand what the bold part means? I couldn't find such a pattern in dictionaries. This is the pattern: ...
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Difference between “in doing so,” “in order to,” “in a way that,” etc

I think you use the following phrases with the same meaning, don't you? Are any of them interchangeable? If so, when? in a way that in this way in such a way that such that so that in order to in ...
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Discriminating between “in doing so”, “in this way”, “so that”

Would anybody tell me if the following phrases are the same? Ff not, when they are? When they are not? I am too confused to discriminate between these. in doing so in this way so that Or, when ...
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What is the difference between “lest”, “just in case” or “in case”?

Oxford dictionary states that lest is synonymous with in case. Meanwhile, I am too confused about the following. I am wondering when/where would you rather use these? And are they really ...
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Placement of “either” (and the verbs that follow)

Are these right? Can the word either be put in either place? David will either write or have written. David either will write or have written. ...... What about when mixing a gerund and a ...
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Would you tell me more about “however” vs. “still” vs. “nevertheless” [closed]

In this example, is there any difference between these two words? Which one should be used, and why? I enjoyed the trip very much; however, my roommate did not. I enjoyed the trip very much; ...
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Would you tell me what BUT means here?

Would you tell me what BUT means here? I think it means BUT FOR, or OTHER THAN. I have no choice but to listen to the doctor.
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Would you possibly tell me which one you apply?

Would you possibly tell me which one you apply? I do not want a pen, but a bag. I want not a pen, but a bag.
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Is this “or else” the same as “or”

He was incapable of reading one classic without relating it to another — in his edition of Chapman's Homer he scrawled lines he preferred from Pope's Homer — or else contemplating how he himself would ...
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However, in spite of

Is it appropriate if I form a sentence by using two of these conjunctive adverbs like in the following sentence? However, in spite of her attitude, he did well. Is however quite redundant?
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“as such” or “therefore”

Additional calculations suggest that teacher effects on college going and wages may be as much as three times larger than that predicted based on test scores alone. As such, more than half of teachers ...