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That you had told me about in that town

I made up a pretty interesting sentence which confuses me. The context is there are two people who met each other in some town and one of them told the other about a chiildren's play area where no ...
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Coordination sentences with when

I'd like to speak about conditional sentence, could you tell me if my tense are right or if you would choose others? I should have called you when you talked to her She said she would have called me ...
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The use of “But Rather” in a sentence

"Coronavirus isn't the name of any one kind of virus but rather Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that infect both mammals and birds." Is this sentence grammatically correct? Other than "...
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which conjunction should be used in a negative clause: “and” or “or”?

To say that I don't have something and something else, should I say: "I don't have a white shirt AND black trousers."or "I don't have a white shirt OR black trousers."
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Is “for the purpose that” grammatically correct?

I have googled and rarely found the example of usage. Instead I found "for the purpose of" is more common. My English teacher, who is not English-native speaker, showed me one but I rather disagree ...
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mixing two IC which both of which has comma using coordinators

I was wondering whether it is correct mixing these two independent clauses regarding punctuation. IC 1: We went to a restaurant, which was very good. IC 2: The restaurant was close to everyone. ...
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Where should I put comma in the following row of adjectives?

This is the original text: purple metallic, glass bong Grammarly says that you should put a comma where you could also add "and." According to this, the text above should be: purple, metallic ...
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On separating two prepositional phrases with a comma followed by and

Is it grammatical to separate the two prepositional phrases (P.P) by a comma in The truth is that after hospitals are hit, and in areas like this where there is just one hospital, our houses have ...
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Why does this usage of “it” sound awkward?

A student was asked, "According to the passage about eyeglasses above [omitted], what kind of frames would look best on a man with a round face?" The answer key gave these as sample answers: He ...
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died from/ died of

Why can't I say “she died from drinking 18 cans of Coca-Cola”? Instead, the correct sentence would be “she died of drinking 18 cans of Coca-Cola”. Why does that happen?
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Should we have to repeat the possessive determiner in a list?

Is it better to put: Snow white was so pretty with her blood-red lips, her fair skin and her black hair. or Snow White was so pretty with her blood-red lips, fair skin and black hair.
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Where do me and you stand?

Where do me and you stand? In the aforementioned sentence the pronoun 'me' used as subject doesn't seem to fit best; I mean, the problem that I see is that: The speaker should keep himself after ...
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visit a garden in the north, and you could be

I was told that a bare infinitive phrase followed by "and" and a sentence could mean "if ... then ...." For example, "Give John 10 dollars, and he will ask for 100 dollars" means "If you give John 10 ...
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Think of going out and enjoying / enjoy the wind

It being a windy night, you must think of going out and enjoying the wind. according to me ,it should have been "enjoy" not "enjoying". Can anyone please explain this to me?
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Are con­junc­tions like “and” al­lowed be­fore a tran­si­tion word?

In this sen­tence, is it gram­mat­i­cally cor­rect to use and be­fore con­se­quently? He did not sub­mit the ap­pli­ca­tion by the dead­line and con­se­quently, his ap­pli­ca­tion was not con­sid­...
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structure of as much as often as possible

What are the structures of the following sentence: Read as much and as often as possible.
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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? ...