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What to use here from or since in this sentence?

During a conversation I said I've not slept for a long time She replied From when you haven't slept She should've said since. As from here sounds Kinda unidiomatic
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What is the difference between “He talks in a confident way” and “He talks confidently”?

Later statement seems concise and commonly used. Do both of these sentences necessarily means the same thing?
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I was accompanied by my friends “for” or “to” a picnic

A) I was accompanied by my friends for a picnic. B) I was accompanied by my friends to the picnic. Which of two is correct? Can we use 'for' with the word 'accompanied'>
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article before the noun before and after “and”

A simple question: I have a dog and cat. I have a dog and a cat. Which one is correct? Should I add an article before the noun after "and"? Thanks
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Is it grammatically correct?

Is it grammatically agreeing to construct the a sentence using the word cheating as given below. He has committed cheating on her.
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On vs. In usage

Which is grammatically correct of the two? The CI proudly walked on their processional march. The CI proudly walked in their processional march. Or are there any other preposition more appropriate ...
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The usage of know

I want to know if the usage of the word "know" in this sentence is correct: They stand against annoying activities of the enemies, until God knows them as the examples of resistance and patience. ...
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want to check my grammar before i send this to my recruiter [closed]

Hope my training is confirmed, so I would like to know about my appoinment details , could you please let me know about it. (Is this polite or not please help me )
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In this dialogue what happens when some words in it are changed like this?

Below is a dialogue for English speaking practice. I would like to ask you whether it is okay or what happens if I change some of them as described in there. W: You can't want to buy that bike. ...
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Can I make a sentence like ' He has discovered America in 1492.'? [duplicate]

Can I make a sentence like 'He has discovered America in 1492.'? Then, what is the difference in meaning between 'He has discovered America in 1492.' and 'He discovered America in 1492.'? When the ...
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Correct usage for friendship day greeting

Out of the following, which one is a correct friendship day greeting? Happy Friendship's day! Happy Friendships day! Happy Friendship day! Also, does the capital F in Friendship make ...
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“have been” or “were” in this context [duplicate]

I wrote this sentence: We suppose that two items are similar if they have been bought together by many people. Should I say? We suppose that two items are similar if they were bought together ...
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'…has long been…' or '…has been long…'

OALD's entry's example: The company has long been shunned by ethical investors. I always get confused with word order (unless they are 'adjectives' for what I know the order). The example is ...
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What tense should I use for conditional phrase in a story written in past tense?

The story is written in past tense. The conditionals are possible and refer to a time in the future. Joe was now stuck in this situation. He had two choices. He can do this then he will... ...
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The most fitting way to start a phone conversation with a potential employer

I'm currently looking for a job and making a mental plan of what to say, potential questions and answers to them etc. and I was wondering what would be the best and most fitting way to start a phone ...
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Why has the writer used “where” in the sentence in bold?

Sometimes his wife got this look where she pinched her brows together and bit her lower lip and stared down at something.when he saw her like this he knew he should keep his mouth shut, but he never ...
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Is it correct to say: I wish to day were being Saturday?

I found the above phrase as an answer for a question in TOEFL preparatory book but I think it is weird. The question was: I wish today.......Saturday. was is were were being
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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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Confusion in “is being”

I know when to use is being. It means the event is currently happening. I have a doubt whether that event already existed and is still happening or it's a new event and is currently happening. ...
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These terms are important for me to work here happily

Can I use infinitive clauses in that way? 1-) These terms are important for me to work here happily. 2-) These terms are important to work here happily.(If it is obvious that I am talking ...
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is there any skip things in “In response to a recent editorial slamming the agency's newest advertising campaign”

I confused this sentence "In response to a recent editorial slamming the agency's newest advertising campaign" I thought first, there is skip between 'slamming' and 'the agency's newest advertising ...
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Which one of these 2 sentences is correct?

Can someone tell me which of these two sentences is correct? I was going to ask you how are you? I was going to ask you how were you?
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The plug hasn't plug-in the socket

"The fan cann't on." he told me. "The plug hasn't plug in the socket." "The plug hasn't plug-in the socket." I told him. Which is the correct word? Plug in or plug-in?
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Is “ I need a one dance ” grammatically correct?

This song on the internet says. " I need a one dance" How can somebody use "one" and "a" together? Is there another meaning for "one dance" as a phrase or something? Here is the link to the lyrics
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What is the antonym for ticklish?

I am very ticklish What is the antonym for ticklish? Is it "I am not ticklish"?
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When husband/he checked his wife mobile [closed]

Which of the following sentence is grammatically correct? When husband/he checked his wife mobile. When husband/he checked her wife mobile.
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Is the construction “noun- and adverb adjective noun” correct?

Is the construction "noun- and adverb adjective noun" correct? Example: "we found a significant difference between human- and algorithmically generated summaries".
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“will start” vs “starts” meaning in this sentence. And Which is better to use?

The concert will start tomorrow at 6:00 pm. Or The concert starts tomorrow at 6:00 pm.
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Omission of the verb ''to be'' in some sentences?

I've noticed many native speakers omit the verb To Be in some sentences such as ''where you from?'', ''what you on about?'', ''what you doing?'', etc. Is it standard or just a regional thing? I know ...
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What is the tense of the “to infinitive”?

(1) He seems to have asked her to arrange an interview. (2) He seems to ask her to arrange an interview. I understand that the phrase to have asked in the sentence (1) is past tense, which means the ...
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In the day/ in day

Can you make some sentences with the words "in day" and explain also what it means compared to "in the day"? I can think of is feet in the day, but why can it be feet in day?
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“a tiger” vs “the tiger”

Suppose in an exam I am told to write a paragraph about "tiger"? Should I start with a or the? A/the tiger is a ferocious animal. It eats flesh. It has four legs. Its skin is yellow with black ...
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On The Way, In The Way

For these two sentences: They discussed the law in the way in which it affects people. They discussed the law on the way in which it affects people. Could "in the way" and "on the way" be ...
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Can it be a correct grammar? 'Don't go nowhere' [duplicate]

I heard it expressed on gotel radio station; "Don't go nowhere" can it be correct?
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Wake up vs woke up [closed]

Which one is correct? I woke up at 3 everyday I wake up at 3 everyday
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Face A Common Enemy

I have question about the usage of "in". According to definition 22 of this dictionary for "in" , "in" could be used like these sentences: You have a very good friend in Pat. In Dwight ...
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Grammatical and ungrammatical speech [closed]

I want to ask about what is definitions about grammatical and ungrammatical according to English syntax. What is the effect to the our speech quality? Thanks for your advice. :)
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Meaning of a/an before nouns

I'm reading English Grammar in Use and I came up with some silly questions. Why do English people use "a" or "an" in the first place? This is odd because we, in our language, don't have the same ...
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Blow it off vs blow off

The soup was hot. "Blow it off." "Blow it." I told him to blow the soup himself. Do I need to add "off" after that?
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Administer Britain's Exit

I have a question about the usage of the verb "administer" in this news article: In remarks shortly after her leadership was affirmed, May said her priorities will be to administer Britain's exit ...
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“For me” or “To me”

I was watching a show and a guy picked up a rose, and he was next to a girl, so I thought he was going to say something, but he just walked away, I was kind of disappointed but here's my question: ...
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The Usage Of Roll Back

I have some question about a questionable headline: Obama to say U.S. will lead broad coalition to roll back Islamic State According to dictionaries, "roll back" means to undo an action that ...
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How do I complete the sentence, “I was wondering if you …”?

I'm mainly struggling with the tense of the verb that comes after the word "you" (I'm not really sure what the grammatical answer is). For example, I'm not really sure if it's: "I was wondering if ...
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Conditional sentence - usage of tense

Using conditional sentence I want to express a situation but not able to decide which is correct sentence out of below 2. Could an expert please help me understand along with reason and if possible ...
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What are all the ways you can grammatically correct say: [closed]

What are all the ways you can grammatically correct say: "In a few next months I'm not going to move to another city".
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Is there anything grammatically wrong with this sentence?

"A fine of $100 will be imposed upon any drivers of whom the car is illegally parked." Is there anything wrong, in terms of grammar, with the above sentence? 1) Should driver(s) be singular or ...
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Can I say “I let my nails painted?”

Is it correct to say "I let my nails painted" or should it be : "I let my nails be painted" thanks
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I want to know if these sentences make sense? [closed]

I want to know that this sentence below makes sense. If it makes sense, what is the meaning of this sentence? "This blew my mind no wonder some women are crazy and in pain."
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Does your father work for the government? vs Do your father work for the government? [closed]

Does your father work for the government? vs Do your father work for the government? Which one of these phrases is correct?
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belong usage in grammar [closed]

What is the correct usage of the word "belong in the following two sentences ? These individuals are belong to that party. These individuals are belonging to that party. Do I need to use "ing" for ...