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Unable to access a Google product [on hold]

I am a good person,I did nothing,they closed my youtube account,I have contacted them by email,but still can't,how can I recover my account?
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Any Difference Between “Auxiliary Verb” And “Modal Verb”?

Are they the same thing, just one meaning with two vocabulary items?
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refer to “x” by “y” or refer to “x” as “y”

How to correctly use refer to: We refer to products prior to "x" by "y" Or, We refer to products prior to "x" as "y"
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Is an article needed in these opening statements?

I have some opening statements like: From programming perspective, ... And, From application development perspective, ... Not sure whether I should add definitive article for them to become: ...
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What is the difference between “Do you interest” and “…interested in” something?

I want to ask my friend about interest in engineering a system. How can I ask him? Do you interest in the system? or Do you interested in the system? Which phrase is correctly used?
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Using “The” when starting sentence with a noun

My sentence starts with a noun: Shall I add "The": The HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is becoming .. or leave it without an article: HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is becoming ..
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could we use “who” in the clause instead of “whom”

The original sentence is "This leads to constant bickering between the brothers, neither of whom wants to be called unfilial." Regardless of the meaning of the sentence, could we use "who" in the ...
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What is the tense of these sentence? [on hold]

I want to know how to find the tense of a sentence. I haven't received the letter. I hadn't received the letter. jojo is a good boy I didn't know about the incident. I will go to the party
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Is 'the tedious' the same as 'tedious things'?

I mean, does it mean 'tedious tasks' in the context? According to the consulting firm McKinsey, knowledge workers spend up to 60 percent of their time looking for information, responding to ...
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Correct usage with adverbial clauses

She forces him to help steal the money, then she blackmails him and takes it for herself. First he said that he was right leaning, now he's saying he is left leaning. He'd lost all his money on the ...
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Which ones of the following question are correct

Please make it alitte bit clear that which will be good to use and formal: I am thankful of you I am thankful from you Thanks to you Thanks from you
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“the more …, the more…” examples

I am trying to learn this structure, but when I write a sentence down I feel that the sentence is not natural enough, so please help me to correct the following sentences: The harder I study, the ...
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Past,past perfect with until, by

Do we always use past tense with "until" plus time in the past, and past perfect with "by" plus time in the past? Until last year, Anna worked as a teacher. By last year, Anna had worked as a ...
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Are both “threatened to” and “threatened that” valid?

I am not quite sure how to use threaten correctly in a sentence. There's something that seems to be off, but I can't think of a better way of using it without the preposition "to" or the conjunction "...
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“me doing something” or “my doing something”?

Tell me please which one of the following sentences is correct. I cannot explain me having hired him. I cannot explain my having hired him.
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I can't understand the meaning and grammar of an explanation

I can't understand the grammar and meaning of this phrase: a single worthy cause – spread too thinly What does it mean generally and what's the use of "-" in it. The complete paragraph is: ...
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Which one is correct a

Which one of these is right or are both correct? I and my wife found a new job and will be moving houses. I and my wife had found a new job and will be moving houses. Thanks!
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correct usage of preposition 'on' and 'with'

which of the following sentence is correct and why? 1.The principal started his lecture with a pessimistic note. 2.The principal started his lecture on a pessimistic note
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all the apples vs all apples

Who ate all apples? vs Who ate all the apples? Is first question wrong? Why after "all" is necessary to add "the"? Without "the" are they all apples in the world? Thanks in advance. P.S. ...
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Is it better to learn English grammar separately or learn the language then the grammar follows

I studied grammar in my school days but I don't remember most of the rules. Still, I am able to manage somewhat. So is it necessary that we learn grammar thoroughly or just read a lot and grammar will ...
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chosen such that the horizons lie within the history , what is that the?

In https://peerj.com/preprints/3190.pdf section 4.3 We use simulated historical forecasts (SHFs) by producing K forecasts at various cutoff points in the history, chosen such that the horizons ...
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expected vs expected to be

I discussed this with IMS team in my last meeting and the current backlog is expected to reduce substantially in the coming weeks.. should this sentence be rephrased as following and which one is ...
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“only to me” vs “to me only”

I have a question regarding proper grammar. Which is correct? Please reply only to me. Please reply to me only. Thank you.
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Past and present participles grammar rules [on hold]

Do past and present participles always have to have an auxiliary verb?
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“Refuse anyone help” or “refuse to help anyone”

My auntie would never refuse anyone help if they need it. Can you explain "anyone help"? I think it should be: "to help anyone".
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Why people say ‘a racehorse’ and ‘a racing car’?

A horse bred and trained for taking part in racing is termed a racehorse, while a car made for taking part in racing is called a racing car. Could anyone figure out any reason for this apparent ...
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How to use ‘many’ in sentence in different way?

I found this sentence from our regional daily. There is— He searched for a company where he can start working with his passion in coding. Coding hasn’t been favourite for many an ones. Here,in last ...
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Is “shutting down X off of Y” grammatical?

I know for a fact that "shutting down X" is grammatical, but I am not sure if you can add the verb complement "off of Y" after it. We already have the adverb "down", so I don't think we can add a verb ...
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Hyphen use. “Solar and Wind-Powered” [duplicate]

I have a question about hyphens! Solar and wind-powered generators have an expensive cost up-front, are unreliable and weather dependent. Are the hyphens correct in "Solar and wind-powered" part? ...
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Is the gerund form for the verb 'to turn' preceded by objective pronouns?

Is it correct to say '...he found out she was sick only when they got married, her turning 18, him 19' or 'she turning 18, he 19'? is the gerund form for the verb 'to turn' preceded by objective ...
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Customer calls vs Customers Call

I just read this typo in a document at work Customers call XYZ Company to do something Customer call XYZ Company to do something else and realised I had no idea why it is Customers call ...
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they are all happy VS they all are happy

They are all happy They all are happy All they are happy What is the difference among them?
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“Had to“ “have to” “has to“ “will have to” uses?

Is this sentence grammatically correct ? Sorry dad i wasn't able to pick up your phone as i was busy and had to complete my work. Correct to use present tense after had to ?
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Do we say “on” or “in the highway”?

I am not sure, which one is valid. I feel "on" is more appropriate, but I often hear both. Strangely enough, "in" is wrong when "on" is ok. Like, we say "on the bus" and never "in the bus", so I might ...
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How do we properly use the “more … than” phrase?

This politician greatly entertained us more by his lack of intelligence than his sense of humor. This politician badly entertained us more by his lack of intelligence than his sense of humor. ...
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Total amount including principal and interest or Total amount for principal and interest

Good morning. For example, Total amount paid is $100 (principal $80 and interest $20). Which one is better in business writing? Total amount paid is $100, including principal $80 and interest ...
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‘Whether or not’ VS ‘whether’

He wants to know whether we want dinner. He wants to know whether or not we want dinner. What is the difference between two sentences above?
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Difference between “in” and “for”

I am brainstorming ideas for mathematics research. I am brainstorming ideas in mathematics. I am wondering what's the difference between "in" and "for" when used in the phrasal verbs "brainstorm ...
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in the sentence below should i use of/ for ? Please explain places where one can use of and where one can use for

The international monetary fund maintened its forecast 'of/ for' weak global growth??? According to me it should be 'of' as the news of weak global growth makes up the forecast and hence is a part of ...
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How to use “until” grammatically correct

Which one is grammatically correct ? I waited there until he had come. I waited there until he came. Or this case: I must try going to bed earlier until I finished/finish/have finished ...
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Usage of articles for countable nouns

The sentence is: I don't enjoy watching horror movies. Why not use: I don't enjoy watching a horror movie. instead, since I will be talking about every single horror movie. And I think that: ...
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Is this sentence correct ? Passive gerund? [on hold]

Is this sentence grammatically correct ? The town has transformed tremendously from its previous state, with many buildings being built in it. Is "being built" here considered as a passive gerund?
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probable or probably? [on hold]

In the following sentence, which one is right in the viewpoint of grammatical structure? Why? Notice: In the main source, it is "probable". It seems probable that there is no single explanation ...
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Present perfect and present simple meaningfully

What is the difference between these two sentences semantically? The class is finished. The class has finished.
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Weak negation vs absolute negation

I am wondering how "More by your numbers than your light" relate to "That poorly satisfy our eyes" or "You common people of the skies". I am trying to understand this excerpt as a non-native and I am ...
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Plural/singular incongruity

I am wondering if we're allowed to use singular and then use plural to refer to the same thing in the same sentence. I am not sure if it's allowed, it's a very rare case, but it's something we may ...
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Past continuous

Please help me understand these sentences better: He called while I had been sleeping. Is this correct? And, if it is what, is the difference between that and: He called me while I was ...
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The way “you” can modify a sentence

Shut up you idiot! Shut up idiot! How does "you" affect the meaning of the first clause? Are they both formal ways of addressing?
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How to use specialisation in a sentence

My specialisations are in the German and English languages. My specialisations are the German and English languages. Is "specialisation" here appliable to both of the sentences? Also, Should I ...
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amount and duration in one sentence

The present perfect is used for quantity = how much, how many: I have done 100 push-ups. The present perfect continuous is used to express how long something has been happening: I have been doing ...