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whats correct to write these factors or those factors

hello guys Which is better to write : Those factors or Theses factors ? Im confuesd thanks
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Can you break someone's attention on something?

You can write something like: Mary's focus was broken by the boys sitting behind her. However, can you write something like this? Mary's focus on biology was broken by the boys sitting behind ...
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Sentence. What is the correct word to use in this statement. ' I'm still schooling to earn a living or leaving?

What is the correct word to use in this statement. ' I'm still schooling to earn a living or leaving?
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He closed the door CAREFULLY or He CAREFULLY closed the door

Which is considered as grammatical and better? He closed the door carefully Or He carefully closed the door This is about the adverb of manner (carefully), grammar rules indicate that the ...
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Amazing city of Mumbai

We spent last weekend in the amazing city of Mumbai. vs We spent last weekend in the amazing city 'Mumbai'. Is sentence 1 correct here? I have seen people use the city of New York, but New York ...
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difference between I am married to and I was married to

I am confused as far as the following constructions: I am married to US citizen I married to US citizen I was married to US citizen Could someone please clear up the meaning of these sentences in ...
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A great deal of advertising/advertisement is now done as we surf the internet

which word is correct to be used in the sentence?- advertising or advertisement? And why may I ask? A great deal of advertising/advertisement is now done as we surf the internet When I checked the ...
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Question concerning two sentences

What do you think about these two sentences? Are they both correct or is one better than the other? I wish you tried to get to grips with the Internet. I'm sure you would enjoy it. I wish you would ...
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Is this sentence grammatically correct , 'There is nothing like Australia'

I know that it's an object and you can use it may be like that but I thought when you are referring to a country you more faith as a culture and I am not sure if it can be used in the context 'there ...
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The video filmed “ON” the phone or “BY” the phone

I saw the Pixel introduction video by google and there was a clip showed that it was Filmed on Pixel 3. I wonder that why it was on rather than "by". And "by" is a correct way to describe it ? ...
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feel something + adjective

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1123264.shtml Sun felt it ridiculous to portray a woman kneeling and begging for mercy as the only means of solving problems, I have thought an adjective always ...
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Difference between students' vs students

I'm having difficulty understanding when to use students' vs students. I know you use students' when you're talking about more than one student. For example: "The students' homeworks were marked". ...
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Do we say “A movie of Tarantino's” or “A movie of Tarantino”?

What do i say when i want to mean the same as i would mean by saying "The movie of his"? "Big bat of his", "Good looking face of hers" etc... Should i say "Big bat of the guy's" and "Good looking ...
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In the expression: It is written on the blackboard

Is written an adjective or is it in passive voice? that someone writes it on the blackboard (simple present)
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“I agree that technology itself has changed” Why do they have to put “itself”?

I think that this sentence can be understood without put "itself". I think it's used to emphasize "Technology", isn't it?
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Grammar question about Non-infinite Verb

I found him sitting in his chair, completely _____ a magazine. Should it be "being absorbed in" or "absorbed in"? I think it should be the second one because the logical subject "He" and absorb is ...
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“I like bananas” vs “I like a banana”

In English grammar, ‘generic reference’ is used when you make a reference to all the members of a class of people or things . So I can say "A lizard is like a dinosaur in appearance" and "Lizards are ...
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“We was” vs. “We were” and “Be you” vs “Are you” in song lyrics

Listening to an english song, I noticed the following sentences: "We was hitchhiking down..." (1:15) https://youtu.be/_lK4cX5xGiQ?t=75 "Be you angels?" (2:36) https://youtu.be/_lK4cX5xGiQ?t=155 Why ...
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What is the name of the question part in the conditional sentences?

A conditional sentence consists of two parts: "if clause" and "result clause". In an interrogative conditional sentence, for example: What will happen, if you go to London without your friends? "...
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Is “too few” equivalent to “not enough”?

Kindly, consider the image below: Can I say for the glass in the middle: "too few water" instead of "not enough water"? Are they equivalent in meaning?
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“had been suspended” In Google Serch

Why Google Search Shows Did you mean "has been suspended" when we put search for "had been suspended"? Is "had been suspended" is grammatically incorrect?
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'Am I being loved?' Is this sentence awkward? [on hold]

Am I being loved? Although, I think this sentence is grammatically correct, in colloquial terms, is it awkward? And if it is, how can I improve the sentence? Please help me.
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In any sort of way/ in any way

I'm trying to construct a sentence, but I can't describe it clearly in English according to what I'm really trying to say. First off, the english words that I find malicious-worthy: to jack up (to ...
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Celebrity claims of veganism are everywhere--omission?

Interest in vegan food has been booming across the rich world. Celebrity claims of veganism are everywhere: Bill Clinton and Al Gore, Serena and Venus Williams, Lewis Hamilton, Mike Tyson, Beyoncé, ...
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'''There are several days'' vs ''it is several days''

Context; İt is December 20 and I want to talk about the period of time until following christmas. Which one is the proper way to make that sentence or are both OK? Sentence a) İt is several days ...
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Using “neither I” as a stand alone phrase/sentence

Is it correct to use neither I like this? There's nothing you could've done. Neither I. (I couldn't search examples on Google because neither I is often used at the beginning of a sentence.)
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Regarding usage of “doesn't ” and “don't” [duplicate]

I have heard sentences like "He don't like this ." Or "He don't know this ." Shouldn't it be "He doesn't like this." And "He doesn't know this." Why with singular person we use "don't" and not "...
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A sentence question [duplicate]

It was this very piece that Yo-Yo Ma was to play that evening. Why the above sentence write "was to play" instead of "played" ?
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What does 'go' mean in 'go show', 'go say', 'go want' etc and why no 'to' between?

What does 'go' mean in 'go show', 'go say', 'go want', 'go do' etc and why no 'to' between? What the difference between these pairs of words without 'to' and with 'to' as with the infinitive? There ...
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Is there any pseudo subject without “there”? [on hold]

i found that there is a pseudo subject. i want to know Is there any pseudo subject without "there"?
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How to use “is” [on hold]

Which sentence is grammatically correct? It is used as biological stains and able to change the color of the chromosome to purple. It is used as biological stains and is able to change the ...
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“what year” or “in what year”?

Tell me please which question is correct: What year did the song come out? In what year did the song come out?
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“How much are those jeans?” “which one/ones?”

The question How much are those jeans? Does it mean how much are those pairs of jeans? or how much is this pair of jeans? or possibly both? And when someone flatters me: I like your jeans ...
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How to use “with”?

"I can't imagine a better monument to your mother," Miss Hurd said with an uncharacteristic catch in her voice. Why does the word here use "catch" rather than "catching"? I think that the word put ...
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Difference between “have” and “make”

I had the essay published in the school paper. I made the essay published in the school paper. Why I can't use "make" in the sentence ?
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Is this sentences is correct? [on hold]

I want to write a note for a task. I must to write that this task is about checking message and create a new plan after that. Can anybody help me? I must check all received messages such as X, Y, ...
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What did you there? What do you then? Why are they grammatically correct?

In literature I meet such questions: What did you there? What do you then? Why are they grammatically correct? Pussycat pussycat, where have you been? I've been up to London to visit the Queen. ...
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Does brief always mean not detailed? [duplicate]

Something can be detailed and brief at the same time depending on the context. I wonder why does google still list brief and detailed as antonyms? Something brief can be detailed and something that ...
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How a noun is considered to be specific?

I learn to use "the" when I need to be specific. But I am confused as I am not sure what is the meaning of being specific? specific to the context I guess. For example:- High income will not make ...
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If a product is not yet released and no one has bought it, do you say “it will be safe for the customers” or just customers?

Alternative designs that are potential safer for customers must be explored even if they come with greater costs. In this case, the product is still in its designing stage and no one has bought it ...
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Is “many of them doing” in this sentence correct?

The musical scene was a maze of competing movements and slogans, many of them claiming to be “new” in one way or another. I am reading the book Music in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries and ...
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Why cant a detailed thing be brief? [duplicate]

detailed means having many details brief means short So how come are they antonyms? what if something is detailed and still short even after providing all the details? (it totally depends on the ...
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what is its answer and how? [on hold]

September 9, 1989, marks the day where we met at the Harbor Festival. (A) marks the day where we met (B) marking the day where we met (C) marks the day on which we met (D) marks the day where we had ...
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''Had you better … than/or…'' in positive questions?

I had watched a tutorial about the use of ''Had better'' in positive questions. İt was mentioned that ''Had better '' is used in positive questions to ask which option is better? EG; a)Had you ...
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did i write the sentences correctly? [closed]

I passed the exam and I'm really worried. could you please check the sentences below? the task was to correct some mistakes : 1. Ron calling us from Mexico to tell he won't be back for another week. ...
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Can we say “What time will the interview/meeting be at”? [closed]

I'm a bit confused, is this incorrect?
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“Wouldn't have been necessary” or “would have been unnecessary?”

I've already made the decision to stick to "wouldn't have been necessary," but I wanted to double check. For a little more context, the full sentence is as follows: "She filled the printer with paper,...
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she really grew THAT nail THAT long

If you give comments on this and say: "Oh man! She really grew THAT nail THAT long?!" In uncommon situations, does it sound weird if you use ''THAT'' twice in a sentence?
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“He helped write the program.” Infinitive topic

I'm studying about Infinitive topic. The website tells me that some element in this sentence is dropped. I think the full sentence is "He helped me write the Program" but I don't understand the rule ...
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Which one is correct between 'which has the below files' and 'which have the below files'?

I'm trying to tell to someone know that some text file is lacked with some words. so I trying to say as the below but I'm not sure which one is correct between 1.please update the update.txt file ...