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Is it "I" or "me" in "Keep Tom and I/me updated"?

In this case what is correct? Keep Tom and I updated. or Keep Tom and me updated. I understand that me is an object pronoun. And therefore I feel the second option is correct. ...
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"than I" vs. "than me" [duplicate]

Between you and me Suhani is intelligent. Neither he nor his brother can walk faster than me. Whom did you mean to hurt by your unkind remarks except Sita and me? In these sentence book uses me (...
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A single "of" for a noun and two gerunds?

For example: "Some websites allow categorization, editing, and listening of playlists online." (Wikipedia) As I know, a gerund can't be followed by the preposition "of". Is this sentence wrong, or ...
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Is the phrase "Every man, every woman, and every child" singular or plural?

I've come across this sentence: Every man, woman, and child in this line is required to sign the forms in order to complete the registration process.(From Longman Preparation Course for the TOEFL ...
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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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Is this correct... "Every time I will listen to this song, I will remember you."

Is this correct... "Every time I will listen to this song, I will remember you." It's just that using will twice sounds awkward to me.
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“My grandmother, along with two of her friends, (is/are) planning a trip to Mexico.” –What will be in the gap?

“My grandmother, along with two of her friends, (is/are) planning a trip to Mexico.” The summary, plus all these reports, (needs, need) to be typed by tomorrow. Fill in the ...
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Should I use "any" with a singular or a plural object?

I am a little confused if this sentence is grammatical or not: Assuming that any object can be recognized by detecting their primitive shapes, a new approach is developed. Would "any" be ...
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The possessive case of multiple nouns

Which sentence is the most natural? I visited Tom and Mary's school. I visited Tom's and Mary's school. I visited the school of Tom and Mary.
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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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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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"Nobody but he/him was present"?

Nobody but him was present. Nobody but he was present. Which usage is correct? I'm having tough time finding out which case of noun/pronoun should I use in a sentence. I know that I/He/She are ...
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"They have *both* got ..." or "They *both* have got ..."

So I had to check my friend's homework, but I myself don't even know the answers. For instance: "Yes, they are. They are both tall and they have both got brown eyes. "Yes, they are. They ...
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how can I change the imperative sentence into passive form?

I have to turn this imperative sentence into passive form- Be punctual or they will eliminate you. I think the right one is- You are suggested to be punctual or you will be eliminated by them. ...
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"is" vs. "are" and when to use them

I have been debating the usage of these two forms of the word "To Be": Is the number and address valid? Are the number and address valid? Which form of the verb is correct for the sentence?...
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Understanding "and" connecting adjectives modifying noun in the plural

Stackoverflow is a question and answer site for professional and enthusiast programmers. I believe for professional and enthusiast programmers can naturally mean "for programmers who are both ...
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First-person pronouns in coordinate subjects - "Bob and myself are..."

I need help correcting this sentence: Bob and myself are thinking about founding an Internet company. Please tell me why it is incorrect and what the correct subject and verb would be.
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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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The indefinite article applied to a group of things

What does applying the indefinite article to a group of things signify? Inside the box was a pen, pencil and eraser. Inside the box was a pen, a pencil and an eraser. Or, perhaps #2 is ...
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Does a repetition of an article change the meaning and grammatical number?

What are the differences between: the inflow and outflow channels the inflow and the outflow channels the inflow and ouflow channel the inflow and the outflow channel Are they all correct? In ...
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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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"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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Is "she was younger than he" a grammatically correct expression?

I am reading an e-book named In Cold Blood written by Truman Capote, in which I read a sentence as: ...the person he had wished to marry——the sister of a college classmate, a...girl named Bonnie ...
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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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Before today, I (thought/was thinking/used to think)

How can one talk about their thoughts or what they used to believe before another action in the past. If that thought or belief is general, then I guess we can use used to. Assume these examples (the ...
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missing commas between coordinate adjectives?

to reach a mutually-agreed long-term comprehensive solution that would ensure Iranˈs nuclear program will be exclusively peaceful. As I see, in the noun phrase a mutually-agreed long-term ...
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correct usage of "you and I/me"

I read from a book that "you and I" replaces "we" in a sentence, while "you and me" replaces "us". Examples: The professor wants to see you and me [us]. You ...
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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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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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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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"The hardest thing is to+verb and to+verb" grammar structure

For example if I say: "The hardest thing is to get out of an air conditioned room and to walk into a hot kitchen." would that be OK? I mean to use "to+verb" repetition in a sentence?
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In case of repeating a preposition, can we omit one?

I am trying to figure out an idea of mine as follows, Being the strategy of corresponding candidate matching is to intersect viewing ray planes belonging to the two images at a time, specific ...
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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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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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How to parse "one..., the other..." ? Is it a coordinate sentence, which should have a conjunction?

One is Tom, the other is Tom, too. One lives in a big town, the other lives in a small town. I think the sentence above are coordinate clauses. They should have a conjunction. They should be: ...
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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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The usage of a comma with conjunctions

I am a little confused about the usage of a comma in sentences with conjunctions. For example: Dairying is concerned not only with the production of milk but with the manufacture of milk products. ...
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"Neither....nor" or just '..nor'?

I have read both the styles... Neither I like you, nor do I like your family and I don't like you. Nor do I like your family. Is there any special cases where we use just 'nor' instead of '...
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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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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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"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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There is time comes of 'last chance' too

"Life gives so many chances, do not misuse them because there is time comes of 'last chance' too" In this part usage of "of" is ok?
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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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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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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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Is it acceptable to have articles after adjectives?

I am working for a patent company and I encountered the text which is constructed from conductive an electrode and a layer. I think that the writer is trying to say that 'a conductive electrode ...
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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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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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Has ellipsis occurred here?

When I am using Java language. I need to look up some material in its official website: The sentence I copy from here. The author of this document give an definition of Java Class File: An ...
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Should I say "they" twice in this sentence?

I have this sentence: Even though some people argue that public transportation systems have many disadvantages, I firmly believe that they have many benefits and should be constructed. Should I ...
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