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A conjunction is a part of speech that connects two words, sentences, phrases or clauses together.

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Why is the form of the verb "to be" used after conjuction "and"?

Here is one sentence: It is one of the biggest and most fascinating caves in the world and is the only cave in Russia that has been adapted for tourist excursion. Might I write like this? It is one ...
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More than one adjective for a noun separated by comma

I am of the notion that when you mention more than one adjective for a noun, you separate them with commas and finally an and before the last one. #1 eg: the evening, gloomy, rainy and cold. If there ...
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"Death and morality" or "Death and immortality"

Hope is the thing with feathers. is a well known poem. In the introduction to the poet, I read. Emily Dickinson was an American poet of the 19th century, best known for her eccentric personality and ...
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Why is there no signpost?

The following is from Nollywood: From Igbo to English, by Jonathan Haynes Glamour Girls 1, which came out in 1994, was the first video film made in English. This was an event no less momentous than ...
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The usage of 'otherwise'

Is the usage of 'otherwise' in this sentence correct? I didn't study at all last night. Otherwise, I would have done better on today's test.
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which is similar to adversary condition and which to unexpected result in sentences containing although or but?

Suppose A and B are clauses. Is the meaning of A, although (or though) B. closer to "A in spite that (or even if) B" or "B in spite that (or even if) A"? Same question for the ...
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How to interpret ambiguous phrases like "John knows the father of Sam and Leon" with no context?

I was frequently puzzuled by sentences with the following structure: John knows the father of Sam and Leon. I suppose there are two different understandings: John knows one person who is the father ...
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What are the grammatical rules for identifying parts of a sentence joined by conjunctions?

I met a sentence while reading a paper: A key is represented in a partial-key tree by a pointer to the data record containing the key value for the key, and a partial key. Given that I do not ...
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"He is not listening to me and eating apples"

"He is not eating apples and oranges" (I know the full form is "He is not eating apples and he is not eating oranges") though after "and" we did not write the full form. ...
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Until as a subordinate conjunction and a preposition

Until can be used as a subordinate conjunction (subordinate clauses follow until) and a preposition (noun/noun phrase/gerund/to infinite follows it.) What is the grammar of these sentences? Example 1: ...
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Difference between such and as

a. He is such a boy as everyone likes him. b. He is such a boy that everyone likes him. c. He is such a boy as liked by everyone. d. He is such a boy that is liked by everyone. Which sentence is ...
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Is a subordinating clause always an incomplete sentence?

Cambridge University: When a clause follows these (subordinating) conjunctions , it becomes a subordinate clause, which needs a main clause to make a complete sentence. Link Let's take a look at ...
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Can subordinating conjunctions connect the same grammatical type too?

Cambridge University mentioned: Coordinating conjunctions connect items which are the same grammatical type, e.g. words, phrases, clauses. Link 🔗 I've provided an example of sentence in which a ...
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correct usage of though as conjunction

"Surfing is fun. It can be dangerous." Join the above two sentences using though. I thought of two answers Though surfing is fun, it can be dangerous. Surfing is fun though it can be ...
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Use of 'OR' in the following sentence

Clean the surface first, or the paint will not adhere. In this sentence i want to use so istead of or. Am i right? Please also explain the use of or in this sentence if it is correct.
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I will host an event outside(,) whether it rains or not. - comma or not?

Example 1 I will host an event outside whether it rains or not. Example 2 I will host an event outside, whether it rains or not. When do we add a comma to before "whether"? I still don't ...
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one thousand visitors on Sunday and Monday

a. The museum had one thousand visitors on Sunday and Monday. Is that one thousand per day or is the sum of the visitors of the two days one thousand? Many thanks
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"No matter when" OR "it doesn't matter when"

In the book Practical English Usage, on page number 253: "Because no matter who, what, etc act like conjunctions, they must be used with two clauses. - No matter when you come, you’ll be welcome, ...
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"Relative pronoun and Conjunction"

What are the basic difference between Relative pronoun and conjunction
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Is this a coordinating conjunction connecting to a dependent adverbial clause? Is it grammatically correct?

This sentence seems to use 'and' to connect an independent clause to a complex sentence (adverbial clause + independent clause). "Smith said the statute is reserved for “traitors and spies,” and ...
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Should "WHEN" be placed before the 1st part in this sentence? | "I was moving fast down a steep hill, when I took a tumble."

I was moving fast down a steep hill heading towards the village of Gifford for breakfast when I took a tumble. BBC -My brain cancer diagnosis was a total shock When you read the sentence, you ...
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Joining without Punctuation or Conjunction

There are sentences where two clauses are not joined by conjunction or punctuation. Notice the position of asterisk in below sentences where I "feel" empty/lack of conjunction or punctuation:...
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Why doesn't this sentence have a conjunction to join two clauses?

About this quote from Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone: He understood what he had to do all right, it was doing it that was going to be the problem. I think that it is better to add a ...
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so + V-ing -- correct grammatical structure?

"One of the incentives for capping electricity use, rather than charging different amounts according to usage, was to make access to energy equitable. Every household has the same five kW cap, ...
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The usage of "and" between adjectives

This car is fantastic and old. Did I make any mistake by putting and between these two adjectives since they are from different categories?
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does removing 'consequently' remove the causal relationship?

I am learning coherence and cohesion. Will the causal relationship between the two sentences disappear if I remove 'consequently'? If I remove 'consequently', will there be no relationship between the ...
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Uses of Neither.....nor

"The interior of the earth can be understood only by indirect evidences as neither any one has nor any one can reach the interior of the earth." This is a excerpt Fundamentals of Physical ...
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Might the word "including" mean "additionally" in this sentence?

"Kuwait - which has a population of 4.8 million, including 3.4 million foreign workers - has the world's sixth-largest known oil reserves." BBC-Kuwait The word "including" confuses ...
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Whereas usage in comparison

Is the usage of "whereas" correct? As far as I know is that I should use complete clause after "whereas" it's similar to "but" in usage However , "whereas" ...
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Conjunction necessary if there is comma?

Do we need the conjunction 'and' along with comma, or we can leave it just with comma in below sentence? With the help of these properties, a human being is able to behave as if the external or ...
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How to guess what action happened first when I use conjunction

I'm talking about all of common conjunctions like 'when' or 'until', by the time. For example for 'when': He fell off the ladder when he saw the flash . In this case, the dependent sentence happened ...
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Usage of "as" as a conjunction

Clearly here is a usage of "as" that i can't understand; as far as i understand, "as" is a subordinate conjunction that joins main clause + sub. clause. Here we have ",as"...
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How to write "1st-order"

Consider a sentence like: A first-order language. I am interested in the correct spelling of "first-order" in this context while writing "first" with a number. Which of the ...
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Is "whom" used correctly in this extract? :

“Friends whom I have met later have told me that I was not one of those whom the shock of admission greatly depressed”. ̶_̶_̶_̶_̶_̶_̶_̶_̶_̶_̶_̶_̶_̶_̶_̶_̶_̶_̶_̶_̶_̶_̶ I'm kind of confused here... In ...
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"behavior for somebody" or "behavior of"?

Lying is typical behavior for narcissists. Can I replace "for" with "of"? Why or why not? Does the meaning change? Online I found conflicting evidence: With new people — people ...
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While/When I was in Japan in 2018, I went to many well-know destinations. - does "when" makes it sound like it is a long-term stay?

Background information: I traveled in Japan for a week in 2018. Can I say: Example 1 While I was in Japan in 2018, I went to many well-know destinations. or Example 2 When I was in Japan in 2018, I ...
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While/When I was at the restaurant, I browsed the menu and ordered the food. - do they both mean the same?

Example 1 While I was at the restaurant, I browsed the menu and ordered the food. Example 2 When I was at the restaurant, I browsed the menu and ordered the food. Do they mean the same thing? I ...
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Until I fell asleep, I would/used to scroll my smart phone. - is this acceptable?

Example 1 As soon as/Once my father bought me a gift, I would/used to bring it to the school and show it off to my friends. Example 2 After my father bought me a gift, I would/used to bring it to ...
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"Ann loves Mary but not Kate."= "Ann loves Mary but Kate does not."?

What is the probability of "Ann loves Mary but not Kate." being interpreted as "Ann loves Mary but Kate does not." ? Does prosody change anything here?
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I am writing a letter. He is writing a letter

I am writing a letter. He is writing a letter (as well as) . Here using conjuction "as well as", what will be correct answer??? Please tell me
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When he was "heading out / was going to head out / was about to head" out to get groceries, he grabbed the key - do they mean "right before"?

Example 1 When he was going to head out to get groceries, he grabbed the key and put on the sunglasses. Example 2 When he was about to head out to get groceries, he grabbed the key and put on the ...
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Conjugation in persons and numbers [duplicate]

I've noticed that in some cases music artists (and maybe someone else too) use conjugation that is technically wrong, however it's obviously done on purpose. Here are some examples from The Weeknd - ...
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time conjunctions (before, as soon as, until, etc.) convey high levels of certainty unlike "if"?

Example 1 Dad will reply to the letter when he comes home from work. Example 2 Dad will reply to the letter if he comes home from work. The difference lies in the likeliness. When implies high ...
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We will throw a party "on the day when" Space-X send my friends to the other planets. - a high level of certainty?

Example 1 Famine will strike human-beings when the war breaks out among nations. Example 2 Famine will strike human-beings if the war breaks out among nations. "when" conveys a high ...
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Whenever/When I wake up late, I go to bed and fall asleep after 10 p.m. - does this make sense?

When expressing a habitual or repetitive event using "when" or "whenever", can there be a period of time between the events? For example Example 1 "Whenever/When I wake up ...
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Does "I saw a blue car and bus" mean "blue bus" or any coloured bus?

What is the outcome of any and every sentence in the following sentence format when the rules of English grammar is applied upon them. sentence format <Noun Verb Determiner Adjective Noun ...
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When/After I am scolded by my mother, I go to bed and fall asleep late, usually past 10 p.m. - differences in meaning?

I understand "after" can express habitual or repetitive events, but I still feel like "after" is different from "whenever." When "after" is used, it makes me ...
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if or after you are ready [closed]

Question 17 We can go _____ you’re ready. A) if B) after C) before D) while The answer to the question above is "after". But what about "if"? Which is used by the ...
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By the time we arrive there, it will have already be 7 o'clock/later than 7 o'clock. - which is more idiomatic?

Example 1 It is too late now. By the time we arrive there, it will have already been 7 o'clock. Example 2 It is too late now. By the time we arrive there, it will have already been later than 7 o'...
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In this sentence, what are the main subject and the main verb?

Consider the following sentence: Though this was not a very good opportunity for showing off her knowledge, as there was no one to listen to her. In that sentence, what are the main subject and the ...
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