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How to say that some amount of money equals the demanded amount?

My question relates to this: How to say "pay exact amount of money" Now my question is from the payers point of view, not the payee. During my latest trip I literally said to the the ...
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Is “it's been” correct here?

A: Rough day? B: No, it's been fine. A: OK. B: You? A: Fine. It's just been long. 1) This conversation is close to midnight, so the day is almost over. In that case is "it's been" natural? 2) ...
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Can I not use the pronoun “I”?

Is it possible not to use the pronoun "I" when it occurs very often? For example, there are sentences: I will have breakfast now. Then I will go for a walk. Then I will go to sleep. Is it possible ...
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On top vs on the top vs at the top

Which preposition to use to describe the following: 1-Countries which are weak will become on top . 2-Countries which are weak will become on the top. 3- Counntries which are weak will become at ...
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Context confusion (adjectives & tenses)

Are the following sentences grammatically right and applicable ?? 1- The country didn't take procedures as firm as it is in other countries. 2- The country didn't take procedures as firm as it has ...
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Using adjectives confusion

I just read the following number 1 sentence in newspaper, but I think that it should have been written either like number 2 or 3. Can any one please explain to me why they wrote it that way???? 1- ...
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Which sentences are ok to use?

Which of the following makes sense to use : 1- I feel fatigue. 2- I feel fatigued. 3- I perceive fatigue in your voice. 4- I sense fatigue in your voice.
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Using the past perfect in a context

Is the following make sense from the context side and the grammatical one. ?? She was the prime minister : 1- she had held this post and she had remained in it for 10 years. 2- she had been in ...
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“Me either” or “Me too” - what's the correct reply?

My friend, she texted me ' I"m just glad no cougar or bear approached you.' And I said ' Yeah, Me either' I mean 'Me too' Is this correct reply..?
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Using “will” vs “would” to express (desire/willingness) in the present

If I'm in the present time and I'm trying to open the door using the key that doesn't want to go inside the lock. Should I say: 1- The key wouldn't go in. 2- They key won't go in.
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Using “of” or “out of” big confusion

I'm really confused which one to use? 1- Don't make a big deal out of it 2- Don't make a big deal of it The second part : are the following sentence makes sense in terms of meaning and using the ...
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Idiomatic context check!

I have 2 cases with 2 options each.I want to know which option is idiomatic to go for ??? Case 1: 1-I am talking about whatever left on the list. 2-I am talking about whatever is left on the list. ...
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Using (at/in/on) prepositions

I'm confused about using prepositions in the following sentences: 1-You can't flirt someone at/on the first call. 2-He is number one at/in that major. 3-He is number one at/in making pancakes. 4-When ...
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Can we congratulate someone on a birthday or a new year?

What verb should I use instead of an ellipsis? Suppose I said "Happy birthday" to John. Then, I decided to tell my friend that I ... John with/on his birthday. The point is I want to ...
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Using “opened up ” as adjective

I heard the following in a movie "I want you to open up a little bit" Can I say instead "I want you to be opened up "
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Context check (using adv in a context)

Is the following phrase is ok to be used : I have been doing this for five years (consistently /successively)
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If I say “Well you have yourself a good bank Holiday” and they reply “Yeah” and don't turn round. Are they rude?

If I say "Well you have yourself a good bank Holiday" and they reply "Yeah" and don't turn round. Are they being rude? A co-worker had their back to me. I said this as a way to say Bye. They ...
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“thought I'd/wanted to”

A man walks up to a woman at the bar in a bar and they fall into conversation. He squeezes into the conversation that he's a lawyer. The conversation goes on. At some point in the conversation he ...
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Is it appropriate to say “Why don't I cook dinner tonight” to respond to “I'm exhausted”

I see the following example in a English lesson. A: I'm exhausted B: Why don't I cook dinner tonight. I am sure that B's response is grammatical. My concern is that, is it a cozy and ...
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Is there a rule or convention to make a name, in particular, name a tip? For example, is “Start with Opposite” a clear name?

There is a video (https://youtu.be/UFuxlnUeGmg) talking about a tip to start a speech or an essay. When you give your opinion, it's a very good idea to start by saying what is good about the ...
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About “dark l” sound in daily conversation

Could you please tell me that if you really make the dark l sound in words like “call” “wall” “fall” or “hole” in daily conversation, like you can feel the movement of your tongue, or just do it when ...
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Informal way of saying some time expressions

I was wondering what the informal equivalent for the following expressions are: A matter of time It is a matter of time, before somebody find it As time goes by As time goes by, he found that ...
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How to differentiate the different possible meanings of “Supporting” a team

Is there not a better, word for "support", when referring to "supporting a team". One sure must be able to differentiate between, supporting financially, supporting the causes the team stands for ...
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You can say it again or why not?

I'm confused about this dialog I extract from my exam. A:Honey,let's eat out tonight. What do you think? B:_____________ I don't feel like cooking anyway. A:Perfect. 1.Not again! 2.You can say ...