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Should "before getting" be changed to past tense when converting to reported speech?

The salesman said, "You need to fill in this form before getting the exchange." Convert this into reported speech I am very confused if 'before getting...' will also be converted to past ...
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Do you need {some/any} scissors? Yes. Do you have {some/any}?

A: Do you need _____ scissors? B: Yes. Do you have _____? a. any/any b. any/some c. some/any d. some/some My answer is b. any/some. Is that correct? Or is it choice c. some/any because some scissors =...
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Why "appropriate to" should be used in this sentence?

Which of the below answers completes the text so that it conforms to the conventions of standard English? The decorations of the rest of the room were noble and yet ________ the destination; garlands,...
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Is better to use then or when in this context?

I got the following text in an exam: Some text describing a story where David saved an elderly man from drowning in a river and he offered him a wish, David asks him to give his father a job ..."...
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Can the conjunction "while" always be replaced by "whereas"?

In the fragment, "While the novel captures the daily life of the city in the 1940s, it is also a wonderful guide to the cuisine of Salvador", the word while can be replaced, without altering ...
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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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What does "apparently" mean in this conversation? [closed]

"Now we've got to give a bit of feedback about last term's modules - just short comments, apparently. Shall we do that now?" "OK. So medical terminology." I know "apparently&...
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Are the sentences "My farm was mostly livestock. I really enjoyed helping out with them." correct (not proofreading)?

I have some doubts about these sentences: My farm was mostly livestock. I really enjoyed helping out with them. Is it better to say "Something on my farm are mostly livestock"? I feel a ...
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Using 'doubt' with 'could' or 'will'

I have to solve the following exercise from "Grammar and vocabulary for Cambridge advance and proficiency" Pag 51 number 4. Specifically I have to complete a sentence so that it has a ...
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In the O level CIE exam, what differences are there in structures between articles in paper 1 and paper 2?

I'm going to take O level CIE exam and this is something I'm quite confused about. What are the differences in structures between articles in paper 1 and paper 2?
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What does the phrase "take this approach to" mean in English?

According to many books and articles, New England's leaders established the basic themes and preoccupations of an unfolding, dominant Puritan tradition in American intellectual life. To take this ...
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What are the common greetings when writing to an acquaintance (not necessarily a close friend)?

What are the common greetings when writing to an acquaintance (or someone not necessarily a close friend)? Is "how are you" or "how are you doing these days" too casual in writing ?...
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My teacher says "is stronger and more enduring" changed the meaning. How can I write the sentence without changing the meaning?

The instructions for a grammar exercise were to correct the following sentence: The camel has as much strength and more endurance than the horse. Suggestions to correct the sentence: The camel has ...
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All of whom vs all of them if no active verb after?

The sentence is According to a recent survey, the traditional language of the Saanich, a First Nations indigenous community with roots on Canada's Vancouver Island, has fewer than twenty fluent ...
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Why is the answer "a clean take-off" instead of "a secure take-off"?

Which of the following is the most suitable to replace the blank space? The pilot managed to make a _____ take-off during the inclement storm. (a) right (b) clean (c) correct (d) secure Why is the ...
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May I use your dictionary? Of course , you ______

In this sentence can I simply reply with "Yes, you may" because I corrected it from the model answer it was answered "Yes, you can". "Yes, you may" was excluded. Can I ...
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The answer to the question "where do you go to school?"

I had an English test last week and one of the questions was "Where do you go to school?" and the options were: a) by car b) by van c) to Rosario d) at Rosario e) on foot Clearly a, b, and ...
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Proper tense for this sentence? "The rapid spread of water-borne diseases in the town derive(d/s) from bacteria in the polluted rivers."

I came across a question from an English practice book and I'm wondering whether the verb should be in simple past or simple present tense. Unfortunately, the test instruction gave no additional ...
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“Matt was calling while we were having dinner” Is this correct?

Matt ___ while we were having dinner. A. called B. was calling C. has called I chose B but answer is A. Could you tell me why answer is A.
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The difference between "…to {get, arrive, reach, come} here on time."

This is a B2 question taken from an old English test paper. The student has an original sentence and is given a new word which they must use to create a new sentence–using between two and five words–...
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Felix is quick ____ understanding the matter

Will it be "Felix is quick at understanding the matter." or "Felix is quick in understanding the matter."? I think the former will be correct. I have found both answers being ...
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"The story was so ____ that I cannot tell what will happen." - what will be the required word here?

"The story was so ____ that I cannot tell what will happen." a) terrible b) good c) short d) funny The book said the answer is (a). However, I can't understand the reasoning behind their ...
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Is it better to use very complicated words in CPE essay? [closed]

In the Cambridge CPE Exam, is it better to use very complicated and less common words in my essay in the writing part? Will points be deducted?
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Can I describe an apple as "Half of an apple, it is red"?

Part of the TOEIC test is to describe pictures. So I’m picking random pictures and describing as many as possible. And my goal is to get a perfect score on TOEIC. How can I describe this picture of an ...
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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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Which is correct: considered vs considerably

The target sentence is from TOEIC and goes: The latest version of the TR21 printer is _____ more reliable than previous models. A. considered B. considerably The answer according to the book is '...
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Question about a sentence placement question from TOEFL Reading

I'm currently practicing TOEFL, and I have a question about this sentence placement question in the reading section. This is the paragraph in question (source): 1Before 1815 manufacturing in the ...
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What is the error in "as both are quite unpleasant experiences"?

I got a sentence correction question, and I am having a hard time trying to figure out what and why exactly the error lies in the "as both are quite unpleasant experiences" part of the ...
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Difference that the addition of commas make to a sentence [duplicate]

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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IELTS Reading True/False/Not given question

I'm studying for my IELTS test but I'm having a hard time with some T/F/NG questions. For example, in the text "New York Late-starters String Orchestra" we have the question: Rehearsals ...
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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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