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pick up at one location and return it at another

If I am talking to a car rental agent whose company has many branch offices, could I use the following sentence? I'd like to know if it is natural to leave out the object of pick up. Can I pick ...
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is or are to blame?

Should is or are be used in the following? A lack of health care systems and access to healthy food options is / are also to blame for their health issues. I'd appreciate your help.
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You can't be nice and be a rock star at the same time [closed]

Which of the following sentences are correct? You can't be nice and be a rock star at the same time. You can't be nice and a rock star at the same time. You can't be a rock star and be nice ...
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“Not a” vs. “no”: “a baronet and (no/not a) peer”

I had titled my question on History SE How is it possible to be a baronet and no peer? A native speaker came along and corrected it to: How is it possible to be a baronet and not a peer? Why ...
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“The white and the black dogs” or “the white and the black dog”

Suppose that there are two dogs. One is white and the other is black. Which one is grammatically correct? the white and the black dogs or the white and the black dog Should I use singular ...
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Which articles are correct in “He is both ___ singer and ___ dancer” ?

What will be the articles in the gaps? He is both __ singer and __ dancer. MY ASSUMPTION: a, ×. I chose to write × for the second gap because, it indicates the same person.
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Does “X and Y are different” only mean “X is different from Y”?

If someone says "X and Y are different.", does it only mean "X is different from Y."? Is there any chance in which it means "X is identical to Y but both are different from others."?
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Coordination ellipsis

Just saw this sentence on reddit, and it's bothering me. Is this construction grammatical? "You won't like my answer, but read a lot." I assume the second clause is something like (you should) ...
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A mix of nouns and adjectives joined by a coordinating conjunction

Is it grammatical to coordinate adjectives and nouns as follows? Steve is a helpful classmate, a good friend, and wise when you turn to him. I have not come across sentences like that, at least ...
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Comparative Deletion or Participle Phrase?

I have this sentence: We repeated the same process for the next car, but using the product B, and recorded the data accordingly. I am not sure if the italicized part is grammatically correct. But ...
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Ommiting subject after “and”

I looked at this answer but it didn't solved my doubt: Do I need to use a comma if a subject follows "and" in a sentence? Source: https://fee.org/articles/would-you-press-the-button/ ...
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Use of comma before coordinating conjunction that starts a dependent clause

I have two suits, but I like neither. They were busy, but we weren't. One of his sons is married, and the other isn't. I was taught that a comma only precedes a coordinating conjunction if an ...
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Is it necessary to repeat the determiner “the” in the following case?

which is correct as a title: "The river system and the water supply" or "the river system and water supply"? And would you remove all determiners and leave it like this: "River system and water supply"...
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“John and I are friends” vs. “John and me are friends” [duplicate]

I was corrected in the middle of a conversation because I used "John and I are friends" as opposed to "John and me are friends." I think the former sounds correct, but am not sure. Could someone ...
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Conjunction AND

Can someone tell me whether the conjunction and can be used to conjoin the words and phrases in these sentences? At first glance, I think it cannot but I do not know how to explain why. Thank you. ...
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“subject pronoun”, “object pronoun” or “possessive pronoun”

This is a photograph of him and his brother. This is a photograph of he and his brother. This is a photograph of his and his brother. Which pronoun is suitable, "subject pronoun","...
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“Our mission is not to __, but (to) __.” Should there be a second “to” in this sentence?

Which one is correct? Our mission is not to prevent you from seeking a lawyer, but to educate you on your rights. Our mission is not to prevent you from seeking a lawyer, but educate you on your ...
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Sentence combining via coordination

I know you would use but to combine two opposite ideas, and use and to combine two similar ideas. And I understand that similar would imply that the relationship between the two should not be cause ...
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Can I reduce “couldn't find anything” to “nothing” in this sentence?

Can I write I checked it, but nothing instead of I checked it but couldn't find anything ?
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have or has in this sentence?

This is one of the hesitating conditions in which I cannot tell for sure. Should I change "have been" to "has been"? It has long been established that adverse drivers’ behavior, including behavior ...
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Is it “he” or “him” in the sentence?

I read a sentence in a news paper and it was like Abhinav Bindra's final Olympics finished in the most agonising manner when the Indian shooter lost out in a shootout after both him and Serhiy ...
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Subjective or Objective pronoun in this case?

I have recently been considering the correct use of "I" and "Me" in this particular case; Someone posted a picture of themselves, standing next to a celebrity, on a social media site, with the caption ...
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In which cases should I duplicate the indefinite article?

So the question in the title. At the moment I’m not sure whether to use ‘a’ before ‘photo’ in the following sentence. …you can get an album or (a) photo by its id.
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Comma in “The difference in the colours is a combination of the effect of this, and the change of that”

From Chemguide: The difference in the colours is going to be a combination of the effect of the change of ligand, and the change of the number of ligands. Is this comma justified? Wouldn't it be ...
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Noun form at the end of a sentence with many objects

If there is a high school student and a university student. Can we say, There are a high school student and a university student. or There is a high school student and a university student. ...
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Who _____ that handsome Young man and his friend?

Who _____ that handsome Young man and his friend? 1)is 2)was 3)had been 4)are 5)has been which one should I use and why? Thank you. I Think number 1 is the correct one. The word 'that' made me ...
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The structure of a sentence in “A Living and a Dead Faith” by William Cowper

From "A Living and a Dead Faith" by William Cowper (part of the "Olney Hymns"): With golden bells, the priestly vest, And rich pomegranates border'd round, The need of holiness expressed, And ...
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When to use I vs me

For a while, I had thought that if you are including yourself in a sentence with another subject, you always use I. John and I are going to the movies tonight. However, I heard today that you need ...
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“. . . And Instead to . . .”?

"I try not to compare myself to people, um, and instead to squirrels". I heard someone say this. I've seen and get used after a few, I guess, joined words. I don't think I've seen, and, or, heard it ...
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Meaning of “but is otherwise ignored”

Any exception thrown by the {@code finalize} method causes the finalization of this object to be halted, but is otherwise ignored. The first clause says, the finalization of this object could be ...
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Can I use many relative pronouns in one sentence?

I learned how to use one relative pronoun in a sentence. Ex: The zoo where you can find animals is amazing. Can I use two or more relative pronouns? Ex: The zoo which is not expensive and where you ...
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Is a second 'is' in a compound sentence redundant?

Is it correct is say: This file is part of X and is distributed... or this: This file is part of X and distributed... What's the rule here?
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I have bought a car this year too

I have bought a car this year, too. What does this sentence mean? "Me, too," or "I have done something else and have bought too," or "I have something else and a car too," or "this year too." And ...
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Use of 'or' and inversion in questions: “Is it due to eating unhealthy food or it is due to not playing sport?”

If someone has a health problem and I would like to ask him/her what the cause of the problem is, two questions are in my mind: Is it due to eating unhealthy food? Is it due to not playing sport? ...
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Sentence suggestion for report an issue

I see an alignment issue in one of the Stack Exchange site, I want to report the same in the Meta Stack Exchange. When compose the content for the issue in the end, I'm writing the content below: ...
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Connect three sentences and make a shorter sentence

Suppose three sentences: 1- I have eaten lunch. 2- I have slept. 3- I have come here. Is it right to say: 'I have eaten lunch, slept and come here.'? What about 'I have eaten lunch, have slept ...
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“Where am I and my sister?” or “Where are I and my sister?”

Which questions is correct: "Where am I and my sister?" or "Where are I and my sister?"
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Which is more formal: “My parents will reside with me and my family” or “my family and I”?

I am unsure as to which of these seems more formal. My parents will reside with me and my family. or My parents will reside with my family and I. Or is there a better (formal) alternative to ...
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Because me and my family or because I and my family

What is correct? Because me and my family all lived our whole life in America and we just make visits. or Because I and my family all lived our whole life in America and we just make visits.
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What are these parts? — “So she just stood there, …, like in a trance, listening to …, hoping that …”

"So she just stood there, her head tilted to one side, like in a trance, listening to that wistful whispering, hoping that it would never end" I wonder why V-ing (listening, hoping) are used here? ...
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Dangling? I need some help

"Some seagulls squawked briefly when she stepped by them and quickly flapped away." I wonder that the bold part modifies for "some seagulls" or "when she stepped by them"? p/s: I added a comma to ...
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Repeat “let” and/or “be”? Example: Let A be a line and (let?) B (be?) a plane

While fixing my notation in a research article, I want to write something like this: Let A be a line and (let) B (be) a plane. Question: Do I have to write the second let and be or can I omit one ...
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have or having after preposition with two objects

I'm doubtful whether to use the gerund form or the base form of have in the following sentence: He's afraid of being debunked in public and have/having his reputation ruined. I would choose having ...
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Applying an adjective to more than one noun

Please tell me is the adjective applied to both nouns in the sentence below: Operational planning and control ... and generally how can I recognize things like this? Is there a grammatical rule ...
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“Both you and he are very happy” or “Both you and him are very happy”?

It's a sentence on a test paper: Both you and he are very happy. The sentence itself sounds awkward. Let's cast the awkwardness aside and look into the grammar. It's understandable that as part of ...
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To Laugh Often and Much

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to ...
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Correct usage of “but”

Is it fine to use the following sentence: We propose an algorithm that has a reduced complexity but achieves only a fraction of the... More specifically, do I need to add something (...
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Special Form of “I”, “Me” [duplicate]

I have two sentences: John, Jane, and I went to the party. He and I went to the party. But I think there is a rule that says a pronoun at the end of a list should be in a special form (for "...
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Negation in “John is NOT able to express his needs appropriately NOR to initiate communication”, is it right?

John is not able to express his needs appropriately nor to initiate communication. Is the grammar correct ? My question is are the negative words used correctly. So is it possible to use two of ...
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How to use 'does' with sentences containing 'and' , 'or'?

Are the following sentences correct? My mother or father doesn't like coffee. (i.e. either one of them doesn't like) My mother and father don't like coffee. (both don't like) What is the reason for ...