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Is over here/ over there preposition?

I wonder if my knowledge is right regarding the following phrases being prepositions: i) over here ii) over there Both having the same construction= over (preposition) + here/there (adverb) ...
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Dogs are the best pet/pets?

I always think that the best must be followed by a singular noun as follows: Dogs are the best pet. However, I found this while reading: Dogs are the best pets. Is this grammatically correct?
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Dilemma in using “so” or “too”

I always believe that the usage of so and too is different from each other: He is so busy until he is able to forget his problems. (=+ve sense) and another one He is too busy until he does not ...
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Apart from a good student, he is a good son too

I argue that the following sentence is grammatically correct: Apart from a good student, he is a good son too. Wouldn't it better to say: Apart from being a good student, he is a good son too. I ...
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placement of “exactly” [duplicate]

Which of these is correct? Could you tell me when the results will be posted exactly? Could you tell me when the results exactly will be posted?
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Using comma with “nevertheless”

I just finished reading that thread. I have some questions in my mind now. 1- As far as I understand by looking these examples, we don't really have to use comma or semicolon to connect two sentences ...
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Read it in the comment section below \ given below

As we know that the word below acts as an adverb and preposition. Sentences: Read it in the comment section below. Read it in the comment section given below. Are they both correct? Explain.
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The priority of the adverb “at first” and the modal “should” [closed]

Which one is the correct usage ? We at first should examine all documents We should at first examine all documents I think the second one sounds more correct.
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Meaning of “out” in this context

In a text I found: .... like the other giant planets Uranus has a ring system and numerous moons. It is the seventh planet out and it ...... Is the out is adverb here? Give some examples and ...
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Can the word “More” be used in this context

We usually say: How far is London? But suppose if I am along the way to London, and very tired. Can I say: How more far is London? I am not a native speaker. Thank you.
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what does the adverb “newly” modify in this sentence?

What does the adverb "newly" modify in this sentence? Certain Italians who were newly cognizant of Greek and Roman cultural accomplishments initiated a classical cultural rebirth after a long ...
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What does “still” mean here?

How fast should you read? The answer depends on what you are reading. Sometimes you need to read things slowly and carefully. At other times, you can read quickly, and at still other times, you ...
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Best position for an adverb in a sentence

Consider the following sentences: I currently work as a soccer coach and have helped a number of players to considerably improve their technique. or I currently work as a soccer coach and have ...
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Should I choose “I already belong to a museum” or “I belong to a museum already”?

Is this sentence grammatical and semantic correct? I feel like I already belong to a museum! or I feel like I belong to a museum already! or it should be something completely different?
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Is “Aloud Reading”correct?

I was about to read a term paper written by a non-native student of English comparing between two types of reading. Then I noticed that the author started the title with ("Aloud Reading" and Silent ...
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Is a preposition + an adverb a possible pattern in the English language?

Is a preposition + an adverb a possible pattern in the English language? An example sentence I know you from somewhere.
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Phrase order: A house (is being built by them) (next door to our school)

I was reading an article and I found this: A house is being built by them next door to our school. If I say A house next door to our school is being built by them. Would it make any ...
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How to construct a proper sentence?

I read this somewhere: It was all too much, it was too scary. So my question is, how is this even a correct sentence. It is joining two independent clauses together using a comma. It seems to be ...
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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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Questions about “as .. as”

I am curious about the accuracy of the questions about "as .. as". Examples; Who are you as happy as? (I am as happy as you) Who do you go to school as often as? (I go to school as often as ...
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Location of adverb (?) in sentence

Which placement of "from above" is correct in this sentence? 1) The o-ring is pressed onto the sample from above. or 2) The o-ring is pressed from above onto the sample. I feel that the first ...
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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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Confusion about structure of a sentence- “I personally wish to be away from this kind of discussions with team.”

I personally wish to be away from this kind of discussions with team. Is the above statement grammatically correct? or should I say My personal wish to be away ... or it should be structured ...
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What does “long” mean in “Flying cars, long the dream of everyone in a traffic jam…”

I am reading an article; I am confused about this sentence: Flying cars, long the dream of everyone in a traffic jam and a basic mode of transportation for everyone on "The Jetsons," are another ...
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Where to place two adverbs

Where does 'deliberately' and 'physically' go in my sentence? I wrote it like this: A) Physical abuse is when a child is deliberately physically hurt or injured. I also tried: B) Physical abuse ...
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make it convenient for me , conveniently

It is convenient for me to receive medical treatment Is it correct to write: "I receive medical treatment conveniently"? Is there any difference between the two sentences?
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Where to put 'do not' in sentence where is an adverbs of frequency.

What is difference between sentences below? I mean using of negative don't. At school we have always learnt to use the negative don't before adverbs of frequency. I'm learning British English. I ...
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“This were all” or “all this were” a dream [closed]

Which is correct or more common: I wish this were all a dream this all were a dream all this were a dream
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can we use ''adverbs of frequency'' with other ''expressions of frequency''?

I know it's odd but I've been wondering if we can use adverbs of frequency with other expressions like once a week or twice a month. Examples: I often go swimming twice a month. I hardly ever ...
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“I've been waiting for you for ages.” vs “I've been waiting you for ages.”

Sometimes using adverbs of time is confusing. Non-native speakers like me get in a tendency to carry a grammar logic while constructing sentences in order to be better understood. I know that using ...
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“discussion above” or “above discussion”?

Considering the discussion above, we aim to provide a wrapper construction method .... vs. Considering the above discussion, we aim to provide a wrapper construction method .... I know in #2 "...
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“Vague to convey my meaning” or “too vague to convey my meaning”

I wrote: It seems my words were too vague to convey my meaning. What if I write it as: It seems my words were vague to convey my meaning. Is it yet correct? What's their difference?
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The usage of “until” in this sentence

Someone wrote: Then again I came back to the taxi with completely wet clothes till the driver repaired it after 30 mintues. The context is: the taxi became punctured ... I left the taxi and ...
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Usage of “a couple of”

Someone wrote: Over the last days , I’ve read a couple of my friends’ entries on the web about how tremendously picturesque places look in snowy winter, and I wish it snowed and got colder in ...
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Using “besides” to add extra information

I wrote: However, XSLT power may be excessive for a simple web scarping task, besides that it requires expertise knowledge. However, I've mostly seen Beside is used to start a new sentence. I ...
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A sentence with “while” and “but”

I wrote: While there are cases where the context is better specified in a reverse order, but since the HTML structure and the content structure of most websites is top-down, this strategy can be ...
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Alternative ways to say “after something”

In describing an algorithm, I feel I repeatedly use "After doing this, the algorithm do that". I look for alternative ways to say such sequences. For example I wrote: After obtaining the Post-...
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Used to or past simple with the adverb 'When'

I know that both 'Used to' and past simple can be used to talk about things that happened in the past, and that 'Used to' is informal in negative sentences but is the preferred construction when the ...
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Which word does the adverb 'usually' modify in 'In stories the witch is usually a homely woman'?

In the sentence In stories the witch is usually a homely woman which word does the adverb usually modify?
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Please help me find the correct answer in this sentence completion quiz

I am not sure which one is right between 2 and 4 _________ home from the football field when it started to rain. The boys walked with boredom Boringly, walked the boys Boring, the boys walked ...
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Can it be quickly? Or it should be quick

I'm just a little bit confused about the following example: If we must kill them, let it be quickly and cleanly, without excuses. compared to the following one: Let it be quick, she ...
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Filling blank in “It became ______ that I was not welcome”

It became ______ that I was not welcome There were four words: clear, clearly, certainly, certainty. I thought that it was "clearly"; I don't know if it was wrong.
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“X is an evident part of Y” versus “X is evidently a part of Y”

How are the two sentences different? 1. X is an evident part of Y. 2. X is evidently a part of Y. Can anybody shed some light?
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How to analyse the grammar of this expression “have negative ramifications for the GOP ticket up and down the ballot”?

I read this sentence on the Washington Post website, Party leaders and donors fear that nominating either man would have negative ramifications for the GOP ticket up and down the ballot. I'm ...
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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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Getting result of long sentence

I wrote this sentence In our approach, we rely mainly on the web page's content rather than its structure, in order to /so to provide more maintainable and robust wrappers. To get result from a ...
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Is it natural to use “But when”?

I wrote this sentence Suppose that a user wants to eliminate the navigation links from the page sidebar. She may employ the link density feature in a rule to distinguish this part. (BUT ?) When ...
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“I did well” vs. “I did good”

I did well. I did good. Which one is a correct sentence? Please explain it with reasons. Can you please define them?
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Ways to refer to past time

Suppose I woke up an hour ago, when I am still in bed, can I say these: I woke up at 10 and it's an hour from when I woke up Or I woke up at 10 and it's an hour since I woke up Or I woke ...
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Should the sentences containing “ever” always be in present perfect tense?

I know that when we use "ever", the tense of verb is usually in present prefect tense: (check this search result) Have you ever been in Iran? But is it a rule? for example in the following ...