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The choice of the verb form changes depending on person, tense, number, mood

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Orders X third person verb?

I came across this title: EU on brink: Emmanuel Macron squirms as Donald Trump orders France leaves EU. I'm wondering whether it is a matter of sloppiness or simply I'm wrong. My ear would have ...
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Despite vs although

.....Despite/Although...... She is clever, she often makes mistake. Why Despite is incorrect in above example?
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“No just” and “not only”

Is no just=Not only Can we replace not only with no just. Eg: You visited not just/not only/no just people and places but the hidden crannies of your own memory. Is it necessary to use but also ...
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Is there any way to say that “I does”

Is there any way to say I does? Is it permissible to treat the conscience I as a singular treatment in formal or informal language?
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Arrive/ arrives/ arrived [closed]

I don’t know what is the exactly form of this verb in this sentence. I would stay with the person until the emergency service arrives/arrive/arrived?
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Verb agreement and relative clause

In relative clause, does the verb agree with noun, even if the subject is relativized? In other words: which one is correct? I love the apple that is still fresh I love the apple that are ...
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“Set” temperature or “setted” temperature?

I'm writing a biology report in English (while it isn't my mothertongue), and I was wondering if I should write about the "set" or "setted" temperature of the machine I used for my experiments. I saw ...
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Future tense of 'drink': It will be drunk/drank/drunken?

Referring to a bottle of water, the sentence in question is: "I assure you, it will be drunk." Is this correct?
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How do I make this sentence complete?

Sentence to be corrected: All the while improving their society for the next generation. It doesn't seem to be a complete sentence? Because I thought that "all the while" acts more like a conjunction,...
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The word “times” instead of “multiplied by”

A shorthand English word for 3 multiplied by 4 is: 3 times 4 I am aware that this comes from spoken language as in "we have 3 four times", a version I know from my native language as well. I would ...
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How to pluralize the word Legacy? [closed]

I try to find out how to pluralize the word Legacy. Like: one Legacy two Legacies three Legacies Is this correct? I search online but all I can find is what the word "plural" means not a way to ...
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Why different kinds of articles don't change word 'bore' into 'bores' with he-she-it (he bore)

1) He BORE the flagon to the altar, which occupied a central position in the court of the priests 2) During the last years of his life he was so thankful to his confreres and he BORE his illness in ...
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Shouldn't it be “what is you doing” if the rule is to use “is” for singular things

I have always used "What are you doing", but a basic grammar rule is that for plural things you use "are" and for singular you use "is". But when you say something like "What are you doing?", you are ...
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How to say “I hurt when she is laugh”?

Once upon she's laugh, that times I hurt. Is that sentence right for describe: "I hurt when she is laugh" ?
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Conjugating the present simple with negation

Suppose I am in a meeting now and I am a crew leader for a civil crew. My crew goes to the site at 6 am from the office, and they come to the room directly at 5 pm after finishing the job. They do not ...
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“Didn't use to get” or “Didn't used to get”?

I just made a minor grammar correction on Travel SE, and another user said the grammar correction was unnecessary. The original text was Another factor--sometimes life happens and you can't fly. ...
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Which one is correct and why? [closed]

I think the correct one is the number 2 but I'm not sure. I love all what she do. I love all what she does. Thank you very much,
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How do I find where the “-s” goes in verbs?

Which one is correct and why? it makes me better its make me better its makes me better. I'm confused about the -s.
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'Not right away,' says I. - Why the third person singular?

I hope this confuses, and scares the hell out of, well, everybody. Here's a quote from an O.Henry story: Every few minutes he would remember that he was a pesky redskin, and pick up his stick ...
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Sentence Correction

Which one is correct? What I want and how I want is matter. What I want and how I want does matter. What I want and how I want matters.
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“It doesn't matter” vs “it do not matter” [duplicate]

I was watching a movie "short term 12" and came across this line: It don't matter. I always thought we say "it doesn't matter."
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“It can contain” or “It can contains”?

What is the correct form? 1) It can contain 2) It can contains
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Certainly not all shirts people have be part of some collection

Is it correct to say "all <somethings> be part of <something>"? The word "be" is sounding a bit wrong to me.
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using to be “are” after to be “is”

can you use To Be verb "are" after another To Be verb "is" like this text, " technology is are the forefront of the companies ethos"
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How can “have” & “had” be used together?

I have had two kids since 2005. I am confused with this sentence. How can "have" & "had" be used together?
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helping in understand this context

He was considered by many the greatest of all Arab poets but his own arrogant self-regard for his abilities did not endear him to other writers and they looked for a source for his verse. Just as ...
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where to use “be”

Can you please tell me which one is correct? I need a list in which all the variations are shown. I need a list in which all the variations be shown. I sometimes see that "be" is used to have ...
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Why using IS in the sentence “one or more -something- IS not available”?

Today while browsing I came across this sentence: One or more items in your order is not available I thought it was wrong but after a google search I'm confused . Why is "IS" used instead of "ARE"...
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Heart {Don't / Doesn't} Lie [duplicate]

I just have heard a song "Heart Don't Lie". And I'm curious to know, how has it used? grammatically. "Heart Don't Lie" "Heart Doesn't Lie."
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Meaning of “it don't matter”?

When I watched a movie in English, I heard a man say “it don't matter”. What does it don't matter mean? Does it sound similar to it doesn't matter?
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Position of the verb 'be' near 'whatever'

Which of the following is correct in meaning and why? Whatever the situation be, you must not falter. Whatever be the situation, you must not falter. Note: The answer should imply this - You must ...
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When to use “he know” and “he knows”

Well I just read book in my friend house and there I notice that there was sentence like He knows how to do that task but what if I use it like He know how to do that task That thing is still ...
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Is it right to use were only with he she it?

I am trying to learn some basic's of English , I want to know when we always use Was , Were , we always use were with he,she,it and was with you or whatever , Am I assuming it right ? For example : ...
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How to conjugate the verb when the subject is optionally plural?

E.g. I have a sentence "Your ticket(s) was/were sent to you by e-mail.". I write ticket(s) because some recipients will receive one ticket, while others will receive several tickets. I don't want to ...
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“There was no nearby store” or “There were no nearby stores”

There was no nearby store. There were no nearby stores. Can anyone tell me whether or not there is any difference between these sentences?
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Using “did” twice in the same sentence

English is not my main language, but I'm pretty sure I have a rock solid foundation since I learned it in high school. If I recall and memory serves, one cannot use past tense verbs twice in the ...
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“was” or “were”? — “Several thousand pounds' worth of jewellery ____ discovered in his pocket.”

Which one is the correct version of "was" here: singular or plural? Can were be replaced with was in the following sentence? Several thousand pounds' worth of jewellery were discovered in his ...
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where is the subject?

I have this sentence : Today's lecture will spark a lot of discussion, and I just want to let you know that I welcome it, so please feel free to jump in. I have three questions: Where is the ...