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Unnecessary use of "your" in a sentence

You should always check your oil, water and tyres before taking your car on a long trip. In the example above, "your" has been used twice. Is the first "your" necessary? Source: http://dictionary....
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Error in the sentence "I am waiting for a phone call from John at three o'clock"?

What is the error in the following sentence? "I am waiting for a phone call from John at three o'clock" is it about 'am waiting' being wrong. and that 'have been' is to be used due to time clause....
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Is 'swear off' in 'He was sworn off as chiefminister of state yesterday' correct?

He was sworn off as chief minister of the state yesterday. (incorrect??) He was sworn in as chief minister of the state yesterday. (correct for sure) whats wrong in 'sworn off' sworn off means stop ...
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"The first and last is" or "The first and last are"

The first and the last chapter are tough. i guess last chapter is correct but is should be used in place of are and chapters should be used in place of chapter
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Find error in following sentence:

Rosy has / an urgent work / at home / today / No Error I am trying to find an anwer to this sentence. Most of my friends say there aren't any errors, but a few say 'an urgent work' has an error.
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What does this 'extend' mean here?

I found a bio of a professor and it has a sentence as below Not totally satisfied with the extend and nature of understanding of biological phenomena I could reach via pure experimental approaches,...
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Grammatical error [closed]

The shopkeeper was pleased when we told him this kinds of mangoes were very delicious. The shopkeeper was pleased (a) when we told him (b) this kinds of mangoes (c) were very delicious. (d) No error (...
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Error in the sentence [closed]

(a) Now a days (b) the accidents of diabetes  (c) among urban children  (d) is on the rise.  (e) No error  Sorry for this silly question. I am little bit confused where is the error in the above ...
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Error in "Children enjoy listening to ghosts stories especially on Halloween night"?

I have been preparing (in India) for a competition exam for a few months. I was solving a book but got something which didn't make any sense to me. I have written a sentence below and we need to find ...
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I'll see you a few days later

I'll see you a few days later. The above sentence is supposed to be wrong. The correct alternative is "I'll see you in a few days". What's wrong with the exemplary sentence?
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A possibly erroneous use of "or" in a complex sentence

Just to make sure: isn't this an erroneous use of or? More recently, concerns have been raised that HGT from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) could have adverse effects (Pontiroli et al., ...
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Grammar questions on Written Expression

I am just practising some English grammar related questions, here is the question I am confused about : question: Identify the one bold word or phrase that must be changed in order for the sentence to ...
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marketing campaigns aim at .. should it be 'aimed at' or 'that aim at'

Example (Putin is actually in serious trouble): Moscow has no doubt been very effective mounting guerrilla marketing campaigns aim at sowing doubt and confusion in the West. And they have been ...
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I think "Thank you for letting me knows" is incorrect. Am I right?

Microsoft Word corrected my text to read Thank you for letting me knows so now I'm a little unsure that know is correct and knows is incorrect. I usually work it out by the ‘which sounds right’ ...
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"second communication we have sent" or "second communication we had sent"?

This is the second communication we have sent and we are much surprised at receiving no answer. My book says NO ERROR. But "we have sent" should be "we had sent", correct me if I'm wrong.
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Is shake also a regular verb? [closed]

I was listening to a BBC documentary about Putin and heard this: ...that shaked one of today's key world leaders (The sentence is in the first 20 seconds.) I thought that shake is only conjugated ...
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"Is owned programmers" - What does this mean? [closed]

Example with a context (How to Write Doc Comments for the Javadoc Tool): The doc comments for the Java platform API specification is owned programmers. However, they are edited by both programmers ...
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What does "It's working time from here." mean?

Person A: For several days I am not able to open Internet Archive http://www.archive.org. Is the site closed now? Person B: I use it every day and just checked, It's working time from here. (...
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meaning of “excise”

Although the prime minister has made it a hallmark of his government to give MPs the opportunity to debate and vote on proposed military missions, parliamentary consent is not actually required to ...
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What is it all about this usage? would of+verb

We short men are in big trouble because if we want a shoe that feels decent we feel short and you can’t put in lifts, if you get a shoe with lifts it doesn’t feel comfortable I feel really trapped, ...
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When is "the" omitted?

Here is a paragraph from today's Wall Street Journal. Some businesses in the area closed their doors while authorities briefly closed an elevated train station outside mall where the improvised ...
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