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Difference between are and were

I know that we usually write at the start of our answer this sentence. "These are the types or factors of something". Could we write this sentence at the end of the answer. ?Or should we write "these ...
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Difference between “lay” and “bury”

Lay 3 [+ object] : bury They laid him in his grave (Merriam Webster Learner's Dictionary) Lay: to bury They laid him in the old churchyard. (Dictionary.com) Take ...
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Can “become” and “turn into” be used interchangeably?

Can "become" and "turn into" be used interchangeably? “To turn into” is to transform. “To become” is to grow to be. Because "to turn into" means is to transform, it can be used to mean "...
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Is rely a stative verb or dynamic?

I rely on you (temporary). Final match relies on a superover (not always but this final). I know that depend is a stative verb. As rely is very similar to depend, is rely also a stative verb? ...
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Proper use of alike

Are the following two sentences grammatical? He is indifferent alike to praise and blames. He is indifferent to praise and blames alike
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“try and be more assertive” VS “try to be more assertive”

I am not a native English speaker but I am very used to using try to be more + (Adjective) form. But very often do I get to see native English speakers use try and be more (Adjective) form. I'd like ...
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Difference between “materially” and “substantially”

I am learning the word "materially". Materially: 3. To a significant extent or degree; substantially. (thefreedictionary) https://www.thefreedictionary.com/materially What is the difference ...
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Went down the garden vs went down to the garden

Sometime we use "to" after “went down” and sometime not, for example, Went down the garden vs went down to the garden Can you explain me when to use to with an example please?
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“doing something, I did something” or “in doing something, I did something”?

Tell me please what the difference is between the following sentences. Trying to lift the weight, I injured my back. In trying to lift the weight, I injured my back.
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Is there a difference between PhD student, doctoral student, doctorand and how to say “CIFRE”?

I was wondering if there was any difference between those three formulations: PhD student doctoral student doctorand Plus, in France we have 2 types of doctorates: Doctorat (Doctorate) CIFRE (??) ...
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Confirm to you vs confirm you

Which one is correct? You is the indirect object here. We usually use indirect object after verb (without preposition) when we use the direct object after indirect object or when we don't use direct ...
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“Been to” vs. “been in”

I would like to know the difference between the sentences as follow: I have been to Germany twice. I have been in Germany twice.
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Had to have happened or Must have happened

I wonder what is the difference here: It had to have happened today. It must have happened today. To me the meaning is the same.
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very vs fairly vs pretty vs somehow vs quite vs extremely vs really vs enough

I would like to know the difference between the following intensifiers: very, fairly, pretty, somewhat, quite, extremely, really, enough. I would like to know their difference based on how strong or ...
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Usage of “thus”

I am having a hard time understanding the second meaning of 'thus' which is "in this way". According to this website, the 'thus' in the first sentence is used the second meaning. Can I use these two ...
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Difference between “act according to” and “act under”

“In particular, acting under orders caused participants to perceive a distance from outcomes that they themselves caused,” said study co-author Patrick Haggard, a cognitive neuroscientist at ...
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what is difference between as far as I'm aware and as far as I'm concerned

I am curious to know what different between as far as I am aware and as far as I am concerned is? those are the same meaning?
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Difference between came & were

What's the difference between came/were in below case: I was reading our old conversation before you came online I was reading our old conversation before you were online.
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As far as meaning, does the omission of the article “the” in this prepositional phrase changes anything?

It is possible to remove the article the from: In the previous chapters, we saw the importance of communication. to obtain: In previous chapters, we saw the importance of communication. the ...
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What is the difference between “leave” and “leave behind”?

Tell me please what is the difference between leave and leave behind in the following contexts. I have left my bag behind at the store. I have left my bag at the store. He left his family ...
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“What we want is for the amendment to be withdrawn” vs. “”What we want is the amendment to be withdrawn"

Is there any difference between: What we want is the amendment to be withdrawn. and: What we want is for the amendment to be withdrawn. ? If so, what does the for express in the second ...
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Difference between two usages of “two kinds”

What is the difference between the following two sentences? A: I need two kinds of fuels. B: I need two kinds of fuel.
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“to the extent that” vs “to the extent where”

Is there any difference between: To the extent where education is concerned, no major issues were reported. To the extent that education is concerned, no major issues were reported. ?
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Difference between “drift” and “wander”

Drift: to move smoothly or easily in a way that is not planned or guided Wander: to move around or go to different places usually without having a particular purpose or direction (From ...
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Difference between such trash and such a trash

What is the difference between the following two sentences You must not read such trash You must not read such a trash Or are they both the same?
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Difference between connect to and connect with

I have a question regarding the difference b/t 'connect to' and 'connect with'. Thank you very much in advance.
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Difference between speak the truth and speak to the truth

“The story in Genesis about Adam and Eve eating forbidden fruit is worth years of meditation. Somehow, eating the wrong things brings a curse on life. The story has far-reaching and sublime ...
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Difference between have and find a good friend in you

I have a good friend in you. I have found/find a good friend in you. What is the difference between #1 and #2?
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Difference between travel and travelling

In the following two sentences which one is more appropriate The B109 funds are intended to offset the loss of wages due to TB, and to help with (both travelling and nutrition) The B109 funds ...
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“… more suited.” vs “…more suitable.”

A student presented me this quiz question I am no longer satisfied with my job, and I would really like to find something more ______   A) attracting    C) suited  ...
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Which is better? “Student Performances” or “Students' Performances”

I was told to use "Students' Performances" instead of "Student Performances" for the cover page of a video project that shows the performances of students from several schools for a rally and ...
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I can't understand “Would's” meaning?

What is the difference between these two sentences? are they substitutable in the context? How would you get so tan? How you get so tan? Here is the context: (Friends season 10.03) Ross: (...
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I am right/I was right

If I make a statement at present but my friend strongly opposes it then I say to my friend that You will see that I am right. You will see that I was right. Which one of the above two is ...
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Difference between sports and sporting

What is the difference between sports and sporting when both are used to modify noun. We say Sports shoes, sports car But cannot use sporting here Sporting country We cannot say sports country
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wanted vs would have liked

Following a previous discussion about I would like vs I would have liked, I have a similar question. What is the difference between I wanted to come to your party but I couldn't I would have ...
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{Is/are + adjective} or {have been+ adjective}?

When to use {have been + adjective} as both sentences look the same. Can anyone explain when to use 'have been' and when to use only 'is/are'? You have been dishonest to me. You are ...
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Scramble/Jumble Together

"Devastated Indian bands then faced the daunting task of literally reinventing themselves without benefit of accumulated wisdom or kin networks. The decimation and forced migration of native ...
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What is the difference between function and feature

Is there a confusion between function and feature in the context of English usage?
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Infinitive as adverbial modifier of purpose

I read this sentence in the Barron's practice exercises book (you should choose the incorrect usage): The understanding (a) electricity (b) depends (c) on a knowledge of atoms and the subatomic ...
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Indirect Question: “How different they are” vs. “How they are different”

Which sentence is correct? How different they are or How they are different I think both are right because one is intended as the meaning of "degree" and the other as the meaning of "way". ...
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What do you think of Chatterton

What is the difference between the following two sentences I think of Chatterton, the marvelous boy. I think of Chatterton as the marvelous boy. I think the second one is correct but not sure ...
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The teacher set them an example

I was doing an exercise in grammar where I had to fill in the correct form of the verb set in a sentence The teacher _________ them an example. Correct form is set. But what does this convey- ...
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“Best return on your money” vs “Best return for your money”

I am confused which preposition is correct in the statement: Best return on your money. or Best return for your money. ? Which do you think is correct? Please explain.
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Difference between mean and tight

I'm trying to guess if an English speaker says mean or tight when you are talking about a person who don't like to spend their own money. Do you use different words depending on the friendship with ...
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“during which time” Vs “during which”

Jackson said the blackout lasted several minutes, during which time he felt no pain, even though he had fallen and hurt himself very badly. Jackson said the blackout lasted several minutes, ...
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“Either way” in a sentence

It's fine either way. Either way is fine. I am fine (with) either way. Are all these constructions usable?
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Which is correct: “of my own will” or “of my own free will”?

Situation: I purchased a book. However, no one demanded that I purchase the book. Which of the following should I say? I purchased the book of my own free will. I purchased the book on my own....
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The difference between “will” and “going to” [duplicate]

Don't touch that dog it will bite. (it is a threat so "will" seems to be better), but will "going to" be also valid? And what is the difference between both forms? Is the threat surer than going to ...
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“WHAT do you want to be?” vs “WHO do you want to be?”

I came across this What do you want to be when you grow up? [...] Are you right now who you want to be? and the first sentence sounds weird to my English learner's ear. Specifically, I am ...
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What is the issue about “You are welcome” and “You're welcome”?

Recently, I came across a comment where a native English speaker stated that it is not "you are welcome" but "you're welcome". It was a side-comment as the original post wasn't about their difference; ...