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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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Shouldn't it be like “as opposed to doing sth/in opposition to doing sth”?

Good education encourages students to think critically, as opposed to force-feed students. In the example above, why does the author use "force-feed" rather than "force-feeding"?
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ING-Clause Usage+Meaning

I have a question about the sentence pattern ([subject] [non-ing verb clause], [ing verb clause]) illustrated by the following: Bill Gross’s email included a 10-point outline of what he saw as ...
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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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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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“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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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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“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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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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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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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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“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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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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“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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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Is this an abbreviated form?

"Harry Potter, do you know what unicorn blood is used for?" "No," said Harry, startled by the odd question. "We've only used the horn and tail hair in Potions." "That is because it is a ...
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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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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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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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One adjective for two or more nouns

Could we use one adjective for two nouns? Is the following sentence correct? It has low speed and voltage.
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The relative pronoun 'which' in this sentence AND the ensuing omssion

The complete sentence: Yet I should point out before I proceed with this line that when I use ‘ideology,’ I do not mean to imply the now-familiar sinister connotations of mischief or falsehood ...
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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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Will there be multiple main verbs in any sentences?

Short sentences like: She is a girl. She writes composition. She will be killed by him. She loves to shop in the mall. The main verbs are obvious. But I am wondering will there be any cases ...
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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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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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How construct a suggestion?

I want to use a sentence-suggestion, but I am confused how to (or how not to) use pronouns. Example: (If you) Share on facebook, and (you will) get free a something! This will be used in an ...
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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 ...