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Did you see how fast he move or moved? [closed]

Which one is correct Did you see how fast he move? Or Did you see how fast he moved?
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Using ing verbs

How many times can you use ing without it becoming wrong? The waiting room was empty except for an old man sitting in a corner reading a book. Is two times the limit? The waiting room was empty ...
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Please identify the error (if any) in this test question [closed]

No one was ready (A) / to help me to do it, (B) / but one of my college (C) / friends assisted me to do it (D) / No error (E) Where is the error in the above sentence and what are the rules which ...
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renamed in 1946 as 7-Eleven

The preposition "as" is not normally used with the verb "renamed," is it? Why is it used in the following? To reflect their extended hours of operation, the stores were renamed in ...
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fragment: Finding meteorites in woods of Maine

Can anyone tell me why the author is using the fragment "Finding meteorites in woods of Maine" here? There's no finite verb in it. =================== Darryl Pitt, head of the meteorite ...
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Increasing temperatures means

I saw the following sentence in a magazine. To my surprise, the plural subject "increasing temperatures" is paired with the singular verb "means." Is it a typo or a correct usage? ...
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Say Someone and Tell to Someone - Grammatical Explanation

My friend often makes grammatical mistakes by adding "to" when it's not appropriate (Tell to him, ask to him...) or removing "to" when it should be included (I said him - meaning I ...
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"The meeting" denotes people or an event?

In the following sentence, does "the meeting" refer to an event or the people participating in the event? The meeting broke up at eleven o'clock. The Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary ...
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presents to the best actor trophy

Is the boldfaced preposition used correctly in the following? It seems out of place. Typically, the previous year's best actor winner presents the current year's best actress award (and the reigning ...
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Twelve months on, and the nine miracle babies are thriving

Should the boldfaced "and" have been removed in the following? The world-famous nonuplets born to a couple from Mali, West Africa have celebrated their first birthday with a small party at ...
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that-clause following "make sure"

The following is an excerpt from CNN. Ameera is a character in a puppet show. I'm wondering how the that-clause following the dash connects to the preceding text. “Ameera is a really fun and cool ...
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with less college education

Should the boldfaced phrase in the following have been "with less than college education and lower income"? The shift in sentiment in the NY Fed survey was driven by families with less ...
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for up to four times a year [closed]

Is "for" used correctly in the following sentence from CNN? Unvaccinated people will eventually face a maximum fine of 3,600 euro ($4,000) for up to four times a year if they are not on the ...
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many who had traveled miles for a glimpse of the frozen landscape

Is "many who" used correctly in the following sentence from CNN? The Saudi photographer, who documented the scenes on January 11, said the site was teeming with visitors, many who had ...
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remains an integral part of its menu that it has expanded an option

Does the following sentence from CNN miss something to make it grammatical? Should "such" have been inserted between "remains" and "an"? The sandwich remains an integral ...
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We watched the workman

We watched the workman to repair the machine. 1.repairing 2.repair 3.no change To me, 1st is correct. What's your opinion ?
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European Union enshrines net zero and emissions targets in law [closed]

The following is a headline from CNN. Is "and" out of place? European Union enshrines net zero and emissions targets in law
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Error in " I asked for his book, but he did not lend me."

I asked for his book, but he did not lend me. What is the error in this sentence? I have read on a website that--Personal pronouns come directly after the verb “lend.” So maybe "lend me" ...
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Conjunction error question

I was taking a test a few while ago when I encountered a question regarding conjunctions. What should be the correct sentence here? "Though all players do not play hard, but when captain is ...
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As she/her/hers or Like her/hers?

I have some confusion about the grammar of the following sentence: "He was performing the same steps like her/hers/as she/her/hers. What should be the actual correct sentence structure here? He ...
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"Have you seen James's Guitar? " Where's the error here? [closed]

I failed to find mistake in the following sentences: Have you seen James's Guitar? I found this as an MCQ in a book. but I didn't get any explanation of the mistakes. Kindly help me to find the ...
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Is "thenfore" a real word?

In this lecture (15. Petri nets, Basis of The Flow of Tokens), around 5:25, the lecturer uses the word thenfore, I am guessing he is meaning to say therefore but misspeaks. However, he is a native ...
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Error spotting: The ten captains (A)/ had each an (B)/ achievement of (C)/ his own. (D)/ No Error (E)

Given answer in book is (E) "No Error". But there is a rule in textbook that we can't use article before the noun which comes after "Each / Every / Each and Every / Either / Neither". Can anybody help ...
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What is the meaning of "Herrmans" here?

What is the meaning of "Herrmans" here? I checked various editions of book but this word was repeated in all of them, although i think it is not correct and it must be "humans". What do you think? ...
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How important to use whether during speaking?

Most of the time when I am speaking, I forget to use "whether", and when I reach the end of my sentence I find that I had to apply it in my sentence then I correct my sentence with the ...
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On this definition of holding

A tenure; a farm or other estate held of another. The above is the third definition of holding in this dictionary. I couldn't make sense of the part in italics, especially on their use of held; is ...
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What if a quote contains an error

What should a writer do if s/he wants to use a quote, but the quoted sentence seems to contain a grammatical error? Should the writer correct the error when including the quote?
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About the use of "pending" in this context

Does pending within: Apartheid legislation was repealed on 17 June 1991, pending fully democratic, multiracial elections set for April 1994. mean until? If so, shouldn't the sentence be: ...
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What does "how old it the fight" mean?

"BBC news" YouTube channel published a video about Kashmir. It was titled as: Kashmir: How old it the fight ? Does that make sense or there was "is" instead of "it"?
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I know the error. I just don't know why it is an error?

"The orbits of comets in our solar system are much more eccentric than planet Earth, which revolves around the Sun following a relatively circular path. According to the sentence above, the error ...
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Should grammar be tweaked to fit in a fixed phrasing?

Problem 1 The same can be applied with larger units in the article, be it sentences or paragraphs. Should the nouns after "be it" must be singular? Because the phrase is "it", then I guess they ...
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Use of Infinitive

I am reading uses of infinitive from a grammar book and two sentences are written in it, that are He started weeping seeing his father. (x) And He started weeping to see his father. (✓) ...
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Sentence improvement question

Although the goal-keeper was responsible for the defeat in the important football match, nobody blamed him. According to me it should be "yet nobody blamed him." But the answer is no improvement. ...
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Find error in the below question

A cup of coffee (1) / is an excellent complement (2) / to smoked salmon (3) / no error (4) According to me error should be in 3 as it should be" a smoked salmon "but the answer provided is no error. ...
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"Let's back to page 3", "Let's go back to page 3" or both?

I recently started learning Chinese and my teachers use English as a second language. I noticed that many of them use the phrase "Let's back to (page XYZ)" as opposed to "Let's go back to (page XYZ)". ...
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We got a PM who’s [sic] 93 years old

while @elmoehussaini posted: “We got a PM who’s [sic] 93 years old. We got a Team of Eminent Persons to repair the economy who are of 60 years old and above. I guess the “I’m too old for this s***” is ...
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"Sometime" or "Sometimes"

Sometime it is difficult to live a honest life. Should sometime be changed to sometimes and should there be a comma after it?
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Is there an error in "take as many as you can along with you"? Should it be "taking" or is it OK?

In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select ‘No ...
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Does the word “each” have the present or past meaning?

I have to choose a mistake in the sentence "The path was made by the walkers which crossed the mountain each summer". Which letter is not standard English, and why? A. was made B. ...
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What is wrong with "to temple is full of potholes" in this sentence?

In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No ...
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Reason regarding error

I came to know that there is some error in the bold part of following sentence.What could be the reason? The language used for writing textbooks differs from other forms of writings in its ...
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Is "presently present" grammatically correct?

While reading a documentation, I came across the following sentence The new class library will contain all the business logic presently present in the project ABC. Is "presently present" correct? ...
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Error correction : He feels his troubles as much or even more than they

He feels his troubles as much or even more than they. This is an error spotting question asked in my exam, I am particularly stuck at two spots in the sentence . First if its correct to use as much ...
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Are there any grammatical errors in this sentence? [closed]

Actually I'm an English learner and always try to write small lines. I wrote this (maybe you already read it somewhere but I didn't). Are there any errors or wrong words used in this line? "...
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Error Spotting: Essay writing is an art (A) / that requires many planning (B) / on the part of the writer. (C)

I am an English language learner and was trying a to solve an error spotting set but I am not getting any error in the question below. There is a mistake in the statement classified into 3 parts (A, B ...
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Who loves every being / every human being

Is the following sentence grammatically correct ? Jessica is a spiritually centred person who loves every being she comes in contact with. Is it correct to say being instead of human being ?
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Error spotting : Maya wasn't promoted to the post of a manager till for a few months of her resignation

Maya wasn't promoted to (A) the post of a manager (B) till for a few months of her resignation. (C) No error (D) What's the error in the above sentence ? My book says error is in part C but isn't ...
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Grammatical correctness of "I'm trying to find what he had written"

I don't know if this is a question which is suited for this site, but in spoken language, does the following sentence sound odd? A. What other things did he write? B. Wait a second, I'm trying to ...
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Superfluous Error correction

Doctor Alex (A) /was an educated(B) /man of letters (C)/ no error (D) The above question was asked in my exam in which I was asked to mark the error in the given sentence from four options (A,B,C,D). ...
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"Remaining to wear" : odd choice of expression by the Daily Mail Online

From the Daily Mail Online The presenter, 45, was in high spirits as she took charge of Strictly Come Dancing spin-off It Takes Two - and baffled viewers by remaining to wear her wedding ring. The ...
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