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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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“Independently of one another” VS “ in a state of independence of one another”?

Similarly, vocal learners may have developed the ability independently of one another. (From the ACT) What does the prepositional phrase "of one another" function as here? Modifying "...
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Problem with True or False questions in an exam

I'm taking an A2-Virtual English Course from a university in a Latin America country. I had an exam the past week and had difficulties with two "True or False questions" based on the ...
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Use relative clause or adverbial clause?

Garbage cans would be picked up from the narrow alleys____ ran behind the rows of houses. (From an ACT English test) Regarding the blank, which answer is more acceptable? 1. that; 2. since they? ...
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Why isn't present participle correct in “feeling both personal and cultural”?

In an ACT English test: Dismayed by the loss, ___ both personal and cultural, Santiago responded through his art. Why is "which felt" the accepted one for filling the blank while not "...
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which one is correct, whine or whining as a noun?

Do you think these 2 are correct? Cannot tolerate your whine anymore Cannot tolerate your whining anymore I feel more comfortable using "whining" in this example but I can also see that &...
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Is “either” used correctly in this case?

Is the sentence below correct? Either a desire for revenge or the protection of society cannot have been the only motive. ...and would the sentence below be a better alternative to the one above? ...
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Usage of “If vs whether”

Test questions (Source: “Quiz your English” - an app by Cambridge): “When we have been overwhelmed with emails, we wonder ________ we might have missed something important by dealing with them ...
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Is the sentence “It is hoped that the corona virus would disappear soon” correct formal speech?

Today I had my English finals, 12th grade high-school. I live in a third-world country, and so the quality of the questions/answers is not always guaranteed. One of the questions was: Which of the ...
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“We will go” Vs “We went to”

Today in our exam I saw this multiple choice question We......(go) to Egypt in 2016 1-We will go to Egypt in 2016 2-We went to Egypt in 2016 3-We are going to Egypt in 2016 4-We go to Egypt in 2016 ...
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Present Perfect or Past Simple with the word “ once”

Please have a look at this sentence and help me understand. Celine Dion, with whom Bocelli once _____ a duet, said that "If God had a singing voice, he would sound like him". It was in the ...
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Question about testing method

I work for a company that produces ELT materials. We write various kinds of reading and listening passages, followed by multiple-choice comprehension questions. Our staff writers use the "What is ...
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Meaning of “but for” as in “But for your support…”

The following is a question in my book where I am given 3 options from which I have to select one which may improve my question sentence In the absence of your support, he would have lost the ...
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“if not understanding - of it” in a TOEFL question

Nevertheless, by the middle of the nineteenth century, the rapid expansion of scientific knowledge and of public awareness - if not understanding - of it had created a belief that the advance of ...
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how to figure out when to use have verb + ed & just a verb

What should be the right answer for the blanks. and please explain why its correct. Most decisions ______ several alternatives. For example,if you spend an hour studying for an economics exam, you ...
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Questions on USE OF ENGLISH IN FCE exam

sorry for the stupid question, but I am preparing the student for FCE and we have such sentence: As a result ...it..... is common for old people to fall asleep during the day. Can we use here "...
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Do you want a/one sandwich?

I took an online English test, where a question was as follows: Do you want ___ sandwich or two? a) a b) one I chose option "a" but it was incorrect. We usually say "do you want a ...
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Cambridge Advanced English certification, doubts about Reading pt. 6

I am preparing for CAE exam and sometimes the Reading part 6 is obscure to me, even when I am provided with the correct solution. For example take these extracts from this practice: The role of ...
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Why is “'deep' rural poverty” correct here? in one of the sample questions of GRE exam

When Americans imagine communities with dilapidated homes, barefoot children, and starving adults, they might picture Third World countries. But over 23 million U.S. residents live in __________ rural ...
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Physical illness and physical illnesses

Is it correct to say "physical illnesses" in the next sentence? "People who feel unhappy and who are, therefore, unlikely to laugh so much, suffer more often from PHYSICAL ILLNESS." I had this ...

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