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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 ...
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Which sentence is grammatically correct? [closed]

Which sentence is grammatically correct? Monetary market intelligent prediction system. Intelligent Monetary market prediction system. Description: This prediction system is an intelligent system.
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Journey Reach Miami

I have a question about the usage of "journey" and "reach" here: The film also fails to adequately plumb the mystery of Che. It can't quite rip off the halo that idealists the world over have ...
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Preposition and Tense [closed]

In today's exam, I had few grammar questions. I am doubtful in two questions. Please check my answers and correct the mistakes, if any. 1.Fill with suitable prepositions. There lived _ _ _ _ _ a ...
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Are there words missing from these phrases? [closed]

The cancellation of the Immigrant Investor Program, announced Wednesday, is the latest in a series of moves by Ottawa that have been perceived in parts of China and even Canada as limiting the ...
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There are two different times so isn't it necessary to use past perfect instead of past simple with 'use'

Capital expenditure of their company in the year 2001 was clearly below the spending in the year 2000 when they used about half the investments for the concept conversion. There are two years 2000 ...
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Why do verbs need to be pluralised when you are using a name at the beginning, but not when you use 'You' at the beginning?

Examples: 'You like cake.' and 'Lucas likes cake.' 'You run fast.' and 'John runs fast.' Why are the verbs pluralised when the name is used? Thanks!
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Singular/plural in parallel constructions

I am wondering if in a parallel construction we can use the singular along with the plural instead of using either the singular or the plural. I feel strongly that if you use the plural in a parallel ...
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Using “discriminated against”

In my sentence, there are some users are discriminated against by some operator. If I want to refer to users' data, I say: reveal those discriminated against users' data Is this correct use of ...
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“stand one one's hands against the wall” or “lean aginst the wall standing on one's hands”? [closed]

Tell me please the following sentences are correct and natural. To do a proper handstand, first you have to be able to stand on your hand against the wall. To do a proper handstand, first you ...
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Is this statement correct “I want to buy another of this shoe”? [closed]

Is this statement correct? "I want to buy another of this shoe"?
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Is “find” one of the linking verbs?

He found alive. This sentence was usually written on newspapers. I want to know "find" whether is a linking verb because following it being an adjective.
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Which phrase should be used in the following sentences?

In the following sentences, which phrase should be used? After the matriculation exam, she went on to attend university. After the matriculation exam, she went on attending university. After ...
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Why do native speakers leave out articles in certain informal situations? [closed]

For example: The airplane is in air. (why not in THE air?) Walk in gate, please. (why not in THE gate?) The items are in room. (why not In THE room?) Are you still in game? (why not in THE game?) ...
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To (sb) I will be talking to…(grammar) [closed]

I have to learn as many English words as I can, and to use them whenever I need them to be clearly understood, especially to individuals whom I will be talking to. Are the bold letters grammatical?
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You will never be slim(grammar)

You will never be slim Or You will never become slim Or You will never get slim. Which is correct?
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Can I say I am wondering what the most interesting part of your day was? [closed]

Can I say I am wondering what the most interesting part of your day was? I have used an online grammar check and it says the question has no errors, but I still think it sounds wrong?
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if he is slapped vs if he gets slapped

I slap him. He is slapped by me. if he is slapped (by me). what is the different between if he is slapped and if he gets Slapped Are they both correct?
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What is the difference between shirt and shirts? [closed]

Please, tell me the difference between shirt and shirts. I didn't find the meaning of the difference on the web. Would you give me the answer?
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Don't swing your head

He was imitating the fan spinning. He spinned/swing his head at the hypermarket. "Don't swing your head." "Don't spin your head." Which word is correct?
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No, you already after school

He picked him up after school. At afternoon, he wanted to go to school. "No, you already after school." How do we say no school or completed school day already?
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Move back VS Step back

He was standing close to the TV. "Move back from the TV." "Step back from the TV." Do they have different meaning?
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Which sentence sounds most natural to you? Why?

Which sentence sounds most natural to you? Why? We have on this earth what makes life worth living. On this earth what makes life worth living. On this earth there is that which deserves life.
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“Could have been” vs “Had been”

Please explain the difference between "could have been" and "had been" in a sentence. For example what will be the difference in meaning between following two sentences: Had this painting been ...
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Is there any difference between 'because' and 'because of that'?

1.The reason she’s so irritable is because she’s tired. 2.The reason she’s so irritable is because of that she’s tired. Is there any difference in meaning between 'because' and 'because of that'?...
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Which one is correct will or is? [closed]

He will more likely to enter a competition He is more likely to enter a competition Which one is correct?
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Correct usage of possessive pronoun

I have a question about the appropriate use the possessive pronoun "mine" over the possessive determiner "my". For example, I thought of the sentence below. - Your dog attacked mine! It is no doubt ...
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Call myself crossing guard [closed]

You are a crossing guard. I call myself a crossing guard. I call myself crossing guard. Which is correct?
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Meaning of “on holiday in Spain” in this sentence

I had a postcard from Joanne on holiday in Spain. It sounds like she is having a really good time. What do the words 'on holiday in Spain' refer to? If the second sentence is missing, what does it ...
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is using first form of verb for past correct? [closed]

I was reviewing homework copy of my son. On a place he wrote: One week before I went to the dentist to check my teeth. (In a letter he was telling to his friend what he did last week) His teacher ...
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Technical Meaning Of “Outside Of”

On the web, these sentences could be found: 1a. He made transactions outside of Amazon Payments. 2a. He made sales outside of Ebay. 3a. He made wire transfers outside of Bank Of America. ...
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Is this an inversion or other construction? [closed]

Perched atop a high mountain on the other side, its windows sparkling in the starry sky, was a vast castle with many turrets and towers. (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) Is this a subject-...
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Meaning of “up from”

"Between July and May, ministries and divisions expended Tk 120,043 crore, up from Tk 98,978 crore in the same period a year ago. " I don't understand the meaning of "up from" in the above sentence....
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What does it mean - have hard it back? [closed]

What does it mean? That's the guy who stole my account but have hard it back. Here is the context: Question in Messenger on Facebook: Who is this boy on photo? Answer: That's the guy who ...
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verb tense **were being raised**

Could you explain a verb tense were being raised here and meaning of the second sentence in terms of that upgrading school is not a new school. It was an old, inadequate building, painted the ...
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That's why I (male) like you as a 'sister' Or 'brother'?

That's why I (a male) like you as a 'sister' (or 'brother'?) I'm saying this speech and I'm male, but whom I'm saying to is a girl. So would the sentence be: That's why I like you as a 'sister'. ...
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Is it “burn money on” or “burn money over”?

I am not sure if both are the same. They sound synonymous, but I think I might be wrong. For example: He burned all his savings on 10 escorts accompanying him to a 5 star restaurant. He ...
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I am going to ask about past tenses [closed]

I wanna know, if I describe to anyone about my past actions how can i say? Like- yesterday I didn’t go my college or I wasn’t go my college.. which is correct?
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Which sentence is correct? Guess Questions [closed]

Which sentence is correct? 1) Guess what does it mean. 2) Guess what it means does.