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Difference that the addition of commas make to a sentence

How do the following sentences mean differently? The candidates who got high marks were pleased. The candidates, who got high marks, were pleased. a. Those who got high marks and those who did not ...
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Position of neither.....nor

A. She neither cares for gold nor silver B. She cares neither for gold nor for silver. C. She cares for neither gold nor silver. The given answer is A. Does the same part of speech is required after &...
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Position of adverb "angrily"

A. The student leader explained why he had to leave angrily the panel discussion forum B. The student leader explained why he had to leave the panel discussion forum angrily. C. The student leader ...
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I am sorry to keep you waiting

I am sorry _________________ A. for keeping you waiting B. to keep you waiting C. for keep you waiting The given answer is B. (to keep you waiting) Does infinitive is required after sorry? Why is A ...
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Is "influence on" or "influence over" correct in this sentence?

Despite being (a)\ a good teacher, (b)\ he has no influence on his pupil. (c)\ No error (d) I am confused between option (c) and (d). I can't understand which phrase would be more appropriate, "...
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Position of "immediately" in a sentence

A. Government immediately took action after the unexpected tragedy. B. Government took action after the unexpected tragedy immediately. C. Immediately the Government took action after the unexpected ...
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When do you use ‘some of which’ and ‘some of them’ and what is the correct punctuation?

Universities have historically offered a wide variety of continuing education classes, some of ______ are now offered over the Internet as well as in traditional classrooms. The choices are: classes,...
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We are looking for such a manager as he

We are looking for such a manager as ______ The given answer is he Why is a subject pronoun used here? Is this because of the presence of "such.....as"?
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I appreciate her regularly/regularity in her studies

I appreciate her regularly/regularity in her studies. The given answer is regularity. Regularity is a noun, and regularly is an adverb. Is regularity used since a noun should come after a possessive ...
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Cheap products are often inferior/ more inferior

Cheap products are often_______ Options: A.more inferior/ B.much inferior / C.inferior / D.very inferior The given answer is inferior Is inferior already in comparative degree? So that "more&...
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Why isn’t “the passengers were perished” correct?

The plane was crashed and the passengers _________ perished (OR) were perished The given answer is perished. According to my understanding, Since and is a conjunction, it connects passive voice with ...
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Why is "to accept" used in "I was happy to accept the appointment”?

I was happy ________ the appointment. A. to accept B. to be accepting C. to have accepted D. accepting The given answer is to accept Whether an infinitive should follow the adjective happy? Why are ...
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Why "rising" is used in "From here we can watch the ___________ of the sun"

From here we can watch the ________ of the sun Options given are A.rise / B.rising / C.risen / D.rose The given answer is rising. Why is this gerund given as the answer? I checked the catenative ...
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See that the patient {has/will be having} complete rest

See that the patient _________ complete rest Options given are: A. having B. will have C. has D. will be having The given answer is "has". I think has is used as the main verb here. Can ...
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Why can’t we use just “drive” instead of “to drive” in “Tom offered to drive…”?

Tom offered _____ us to the railway station The given answer is "to drive". After searching in a dictionary, I understood that "drive" is used as a noun, and "to" might ...
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"Should be completed until you will have arrived" - doesn't it sound weird?

A question from an online English level test (https://antischool.online/cabinet/online-test/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social-organic&utm_campaign=test&utm_content=ariz&utm_term=...
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Use of "easier" in Cambridge Test unclear

I am currently studying for the cambridge english exam and stumbled upon the following issue in one of the practice tests. Here is the transcript of the listening exercise: Interviewer: Writers ...
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"Who you said, was coming to see me this morning? " Versus "Who did you say, was coming to see me this morning?"

I am taking classes of English Grammar. My educator and I are studying Indirect questions currently. I learnt that Indirect questions are direct questions embedded in various sentences, and they ...
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The white car is ____ more expensive than the green

The white car is _________ more expensive than the green (Options: very, pretty, fairly, slightly). The answer given is slightly. Could you explain why this option is given as the correct one and ...
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Why use "behaviors" instead of "behavior" in "...students should have good behaviors in daily school life"

Middle school students should have good ______(behave) in daily school life. The answer to the question is behaviors. But why use behaviors not behavior?
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Is "our travel from Paris to Moscow by train was very tiring." grammatically right?

I'm reading the book Grammar in use and I faced a question that puzzled me. On unit 70 (countable and uncountable 2) it ask the following: Which is correct? Our travel/journey from Paris to Moscow ...
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Are both "didn't" and "haven't" correct in "I'm not sure.I ___(not check)it carefully."?

Are there any mistakes in your homework,Jim? I'm not sure.I ______(not check)it carefully. The answer to this question is 'didn't check', can I say 'haven't checked'? Why?
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A grammar question [closed]

Living alone in a foreign country, the poor girl was quite unable to handle the stress ______ from her husband and family, especially now that she was pregnant. A) having been separated B) to ...
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Which option contains the error? "(Will) you (help) me (to find) for my English notebook? (I'm tired)."

This is an error identification questions, one of the option contains an error. Will you help me to find for my English notebook? I'm tired. (a) will (b) help (c) to find (d) I'm tired I found ...
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Use of verb when "either" is used in the sentence

For the sentence: Either the method used by the student or the techniques used by the teacher __________ a re-examination before we move ahead. Will we use 'need' or 'needs' for the blank? On ...
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Proper usage of "having given birth" in this sentence

Recently, I came across a question that asks whether a given sentence is correct. If not, we're required to select an option that corrects the error. Question: Having given birth to six kittens, my ...
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Last year, Joanna bought two ... coats in New York

Could you complete the sentence and explain? I don't know the correct answer. I encountered this question at the British Council test but they did not provide any answer end of the test. Last year, ...
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"Mona {went/has gone/would go/used to go} to the library thrice a week when she was young."

Mona ____ to the library thrice a week when she was young. a. went b. has gone c. would go d. used to go I think the right answer is "went" as "used to" can not be used to say how ...
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"Schedule of items due" meaning

I've practised IELTS listening and encountered the following passage: STUDENT: Okay, thanks. And to clarify, what exactly is due in the first phase? PROFESSOR: Before the October deadline, I want ...
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An exception here is Canada, where people prefer other means of transport/ways of traveling

I have an IELTS writing task 1: I also have a description to check. There is one sentence that goes like this: An exception here is Canada, where people prefer other ways of traveling. "Ways ...
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Which one is correct ? ''feel it amazed or amazing''

You will feel it _________(amaze) to see the wonderful view of the whole town from the mountain. Which one is correct ? "feel it amazed" or "amazing". The answer is "amazing&...
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Is "not enough exhaustive" correct?

Two options to complete the following sentence: Is it _____ exhaustive or not _______ exhaustive? Options: too too / too enough According to my teacher it's "Is it too exhaustive or not ...
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Why is "apples are good to be eaten" incorrect?

I was doing an online test where they asked to fill in the blank. Here's the question: Apples are good ______ Here are the choices: to be eating to eat to eating to be eaten I selected "to be ...
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I don't know who {had stolen/stole/has stolen} your book

I gave my students a test with the following task: I don't know who ___ your book. and 3 response options: a) had stolen b) stole c) has stolen The key states that c) is correct, but I have a ...
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must be or would be?

Here's a reading test that I did the other day: Dear Mr. Prosser, The information that you requested about changes to the hunting permit scheme has been enclosed. Please note that each permit must be ...
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Can we say the doctor looks at ill people or helps ill people

I can get the write answer the right answer for this following question. Read carefully. The doctor_______ ill people. A.looks at B.speaks to C.helps D.serves drink
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How do I rewrite “She has just bought a magazine” using “yet”?

Rewrite the following sentence using the word in brackets. She has just bought a magazine. (yet) My attempt (from a comment): She has yet just bought a magazine.
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Which word family of 'satisfy' should be use in this question?

I am so ______ with your report. Surely, you can do better. (SATISFY) I'm just wondering which one is correct to use in this sentence above, satisfied or dissatisfied? Firstly, I answered 'satisfied'....
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Which preposition for "I have no doubt {of/for/about} his ability"?

I had taken a quiz at school, and it was as follows: Which one is correct: I have no doubt _____ his ability. a. of b. for c. about I've chosen "of" but the correct answer was "for&...
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Is this question wrong? "So need I" [closed]

In an online English test, there was this question: Choose the correct variant -I needed to have my hair cut A) So need I B) So didn't she C) But my sister did D) Neither did she E) And my sister did ...
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How do I rewrite “The doctor has just finished his shift” using “yet”?

Rewrite the following sentence using the word in brackets to give the same meaning. The doctor has just finished his shift. (yet) I learned that yet usually comes with negative, like "The doctor ...
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Should the answer to "How old do you think Peter is?" be a prediction or a conclusion?

"How old do you think Peter is?" "I just looked at his driver's license. He ___ 33." A. might be B. may be C. must be D. should be Should the answer to this question be a ...
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The meaning of "usage"

Fill in the blank The way people actually speak and write a language ....... a) linguist b) statement c) subject d) usage I have been eliminate other choices that can be the answer. So it should be &...
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"ever the perfectionist" or " who is the perfectionist"?

But Bates, ___ the perfectionist, continued to revise the poem. (From ACT test) From the options given, I think both "ever" and "who is" are both acceptable answer to fill in the ...
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Why is it wrong to say "an ancient Athenian neighborhood settled on the fourth century BC."

While diging the foundation, builders discovered the remains of an ancient Athenian neighborhood ____ the fourth century BC. ( An ACT exam question) why can't I insert "settled on" as an ...
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How does a sentence emphasize the narrator's growing sense of nervousness?

( a question in an ACT English exam) It is impossible to talk—or protest—over the engines’ roar and the noise of the wind that blasts through the open doorways on either side of the narrow fuselage....
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An ACT test question: " Which choice offers the most specific information about the method applied by some octopuses? "

While one octopus might use trial-and-error to unlatch the cubes, another octopus may just use a lot of strength in opening the larger cubes. Which choice offers the most specific information about ...
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Why doesn't "With a blaze that dies down" work in this sentence?

______down, she bricks up the firebox as well, sealing the remaining heat inside. (A question from an ACT English test) "Once the blaze dies" is the correct one to fill in the blank, which ...
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Is using "See you soon" as a sign appropriate for a letter to a pen-friend?

If a pen-friend is a person whom you likely won't see in the future, can we write "see you soon" at the end of an informal letter? It seems weird to me, but what would you say? My question ...
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"after immigrating" Or "as immigrants"?

______, Tran, Maya, and their four children left much behind, including their family restaurant. (From ACT test) Why I can't fill the blank with "after immigrating", but have to be "as ...

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