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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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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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“. . . 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Connected prepositional phrases

It is possible, as we all know, to say those sentences below. It was given to me by a kind woman. I walked on the top of the building with my friend under a moon light. One common point ...
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Coordinate clause for two long sentences

I recently asked a question about omission of auxiliary verbs in coordinate clauses. But I don't know I MUST omit the subject too or I can keep it, I mean: These product items can be processed ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...