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Why I can't use “that its” in this case?

I faced a question where I was supposed to fill in the missing blank. The question was: The large family _____ house had been destroyed by the storm was invited to stay at a hotel. There were ...
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What is the best place to take online tests and see your English level? [closed]

I would like to know what are the best places online to test your English level (like A,B,C, 1,2 and 3 levels). I saw a friend of mine she is an Erasmus student and there is an Erasmus page - https://...
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“get drinks” and “get some drinks” vs. “get the drinks”

I had the following test question: “Could you get _____________ drinks when you go to the shops, please?” A) – B) a C) the My reasoning: A) “zero article” or “some” – possible, but not very ...
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Regarding comparative form: the structure after 'than'

I found the following exercise in "Grammar Practice" (written by Penny Ur, p.122, 2016): Write sentences that express your own opinion, using the comparative form of the adjectives given. 1. ...
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What to use before “for over” the past six months?

I has a test a few days ago and one of the questions was weird to me and I can't explain how. The question: My boyfriend, Tom, ______ twenty pounds for over the past six months. The given ...
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How VS. What is the weather forecast? Which one is correct?

What is the weather forecast? VS. How is the weather forecast? I've just seen these questions asked in an English group and been curious. "What" VS. "How" is the weather? (I use "how"​) but "What" VS....
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What is the difference between “introduced”, “had introduced” and “have introduced”?

Although Immanuel Kant, one of the greatest thinkers in the history of philosophy, --- many pieces of technical terminology to articulate the themes of his critical philosophy, perhaps none --- more ...
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About 'I didn't think'

In my exercise book, I have a question as follows: Come on in, Peter, I want to show you something. Oh, how nice of you! I ____ you _____ to bring me a gift. A. didn't think, were going B....
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Opposite meaning

Choose the closest opposite meaning : She is indeed human. a) universal b) devilish c) divine d) terrestrial I'm confused between "devilish" and "divine". Can anyone tell me what is right one?
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Consider the Cambridge English examinations, does “productive vocabulary” have a higher priority than “receptive vocabulary”

A Cambridge English vocabulary says The list covers vocabulary appropriate to the B1 level on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and includes receptive vocabulary (words that the ...
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Are the “corpus evidence” in the first paragraph and last paragraph of this guide(2012) the same?

A Cambridge english vocabulary says The Preliminary and Preliminary for Schools Vocabulary List was originally developed by Cambridge English in consultation with external consultants to guide item ...
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to + inf vs to + '-ing'

I have been doing an online test to check my English skills and found this: I was looking forward ____ at the new restaurant, but it was closed. Incorrect (your answer): to eat ...
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What is the difference between 'he hasn't said' and 'he did not say'? What are the rules and which should I use?

I am following an exercise to fill in the gaps in a text. The text is: Jacques _____ how he pulled off perhaps the most systematic plundering of Britain's great libraries ever carried out by an ...
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Logical prediction and parallelism

I am preparing for the GMAT exam, and this was a practice question. Please explain why E is the correct answer choice to the following question: Choose a grammatically correct option of the bold ...
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Can “who” be omitted in “Managers (who) formerly supervised”?

Managers formerly ( ) the software engineering groups for the development project will now be in charge of much larger teams. A. supervised B. supervising The answer is B, and I get it, ...
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Credulity versus Complacency in “The __ of the king in running the country…”?

The __ of the king in running the country motivated the parliamentarians to usurp the throne & execute him; hence Oliver Cromwell was named Lord Protector of the realm. The sentence came in fill ...
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Sentence completion question (GRE) “writes with all the characteristics of ____”

It is his dubious distinction to have proved what nobody would think of denying, that Romero at the age of sixty-four writes with all the characteristics of ____. Options: maturity ...
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Position of whatever

1.Do not try in your home whatever you see here. Is the sentence correct grrameticaly?otherwise how to use to speak such type of sentence.
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no other than and none other than [closed]

Is there any difference between “no other than” and “none other than. This is one of questions came in my exam. ............ reason than poverty is hampering India’s progress. Options: 1)...
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question on sentence creation

Peter is registering a case in a Police station against his neighbour. Peter is registering a case against his neighbor in a Police Station. now what is the differences on the above sentences....
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Question based on the paragraph above it

I had an English exam today, and none of the answers below seems right. However, if I had to choose one, I'd choose B. But, I had to answer 15 questions and this was the only one that could have a C ...
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“I’m reading so slowly it’s going to take me about three weeks to finish the writing.” - Where is the mistake?

I was given the following task: Correct the mistakes in the forum message: Can anyone helping (1)? I’ve just got my essay to write about personality but the articles I’ve found are too ...
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Is saying “couldn't have” here incorrect?

This is the original sentence: According to the police, it’s impossible that the prisoner escaped without help from the outside. This is the transformation that's given as correct: The police ...
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“either” or “neither” after “I don't like…” [duplicate]

Consider this fill-in-the-blank question: I don't like _______ of the films. Both of them are boring. Will the correct choice will be either OR neither? Why? I think the correct answer will be "...
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What is the meaning of the word 'but' here

Science will continue to invent more things, but most significant improvements in people's lives are done by science. What is the meaning of 'but' in the above sentence? I am having difficulty ...
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Is “they are by the hill” grammatical?

Can I write: They aren't by the lake, they are by the hill. My son had task in workbook to continue sentence They aren't by the lake, they are by the .... He wrote in such way They aren'...
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Waiting your comments how to use with verb on below sentence

Q. I ____ john and Liz after school tomorrow. A. am meet B. am meeting C. met Q2. My sister ____ john and Liz after school tomorrow. A. Is meet B. Is meeting C. met ...
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Can “take”, “took”, and “would take” all be correct in “as long as I ___ care of it”?

She said I could borrow her camera as long as I ___ care of it. Take / Took / would take. We had this question answered in class and I think my teacher's answer was incorrect. (as he states ...
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Open cloze exercise question

Is the word in bold correct? If it is not, which word fits better? Today, English is used by at least 750 million people. Some estimates have put the total at 1 billion. Despite the total, ...
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I thought you had taken or took what is the best

The following practice text comes from http://www.esl-lounge.com/student/grammar/2g31-penguin-story.php: One day a husband and wife _____ (1) (drive) to the countryside to visit their friends ...
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“The English ____ won the World Cup” - what should I put in the blank?

This Question is in my Exam book. Q1.The English __ won the world cup A) Has B) Have C) Is D) Are Which is correct? Also explain why. Because as far i know we use Have with I, We, They, ...
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Could you pass me ___ remote control for ___ TV please?

Could you pass me _____ remote control for _____ TV please? a) Ø, Ø b) Ø, the c) the, Ø d) the, the I guess d is correct. What do you think, and why?
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In “The population of Pakistan is less than that of China.” what is less?

What is LESS in this sentence? The population of Pakistan is "less" than that of China. a) adjective b) noun c) pronoun d) adverb Why is less adverb here? Is he using population as a verb? ...
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Do we say space of 5 years or timing of 5 years

Edit: I think space is the right answer but some of my collegues told me the the answer should be timing I googled space and timing of time but i only found space-time and 4d and unrelated things like ...
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Who/Whom does this bag belong to?

____ does this bag belong to? A. Whom B. Who Which one should I choose?
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___ of the students should do his own work

Q: ___ of the students should do his own work. a) everyone b) all c) each d) every I think the answer is each (c) because we use each to talk about individual members of the group as ...
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Fill in the blank: “One problem invites _____”

In the Thai Cloze Test, why is "another" the correct answer for "One problem invites _____"? Here is the question: Problems that teenagers are faced with today are multifarious but interrelated in ...
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Which noun collocates with “leave”? [closed]

I leave no ....... in my life for anyone coming to me by accident. I prefer to spend time with a small group of my close friends. a. care b. thought c. diary d. room
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Have you forgotten (borrowing/to borrow/borrowed)?

Have you forgotten _________ 1000 from me last month? A. borrowing B. to borrow C. borrowed The answer is A, but why not C? Can anybody kindly explain this to me?
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Why is “several two hours' meetings” wrong?

Why is "several two hours' meetings" wrong? Any insight will be greatly appreciated. It is from an ECPE practice exam grammar section question. The boss won't be able to see you today as he has ...
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Dozen/kilogram or Dozens/kilograms

I bought two dozen of mangoes. I bought two dozens of mangoes. My office buys five kilogram of paper every month. My office buys five kilograms of paper every month. In 1& 2 I think 1 is ...
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Help to understand this question from reading comprehension in my GRE textbook

The organizers of tomorrow's outdoor concert announced that it will go on tomorrow on schedule unless bad weather is forecast or too few advance tickets are sold. If the concert is canceled, refunds ...
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an SAT writing problem

Born in Italy in 1853, Maria Spelterini emigrated to the United States as a young woman and quickly became known for her breathtaking stunts. In 1876, the 23-year-old Spelterini became the only woman ...
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Which answer is right? I had a steady (job)?

The question below is from my homework. I had a steady_____ Career Job Work Profession I searched on the internet and I found it difficult to get the answer. I think job is ...
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Should I choose “has, lodging”, “later, lodged”, or “had, stayed” as the answer for this exercise?

I am having trouble choosing the answer for this question : Q The magistrate ______ remanded her in judicial custody till October 1. Police sources said Ms. Saraswathi would be_______in the ...
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demand is weak vs demand is modest

Recent studies suggest that ride-sharing services could do a much better job providing useful information to drivers. For example, one current app provides heat maps... but only when surge pricing is ...
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Vocabulary . Preciseness

In the question below, the answer is clearly A; however, it is indicated C, somehow. Question: But in many respects, the vaunted role of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the ...
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Is “I really liked its theme” the only acceptable alternative to “I also very much liked its theme” in this exam question?

I really enjoyed the way the fashion show was executed and I also very much liked its theme. Its theme conveyed. I really liked its theme. No improvement. It's my exam question and ...
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This letter is to ______________ you with the problems faced by the society members

This letter is to ______________ you with the problems faced by the society members. Options: 1) acquaint 2) illustrate 3) convince 4) demonstrate I think demonstrate should be the right option but ...
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Improve the bracketed part of the sentence

Last week Tim went camping with his friends. They seemed (to have a good time). To having a good time. To have had a good time. To be having a good time. No improvement. ...