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Phil, in his bedroom, texted Jane

a. In his bedroom, Phil texted Jane. b. Phil, in his bedroom, texted Jane. Wouldn't you say that there are three slightly different ways to understand these sentences? Phil, who was in his bedroom, ...
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Natural placement of “however”?

Is "however" placed naturally here? I don't see any of that. The only thing I do see however is a bag that looks suspiciously identical to the one I gave you for your birthday last year.
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Stitched ripped clothes vs stitched and ripped clothes

I think that stitched ripped clothes are clothes whose the ripped part is stitched and stitched and ripped clothes are clothes whose the stitched part is ripped. Am I right? In this context, the ...
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Where should I use “over the past decade” in this sentence?

It seems to me that it is better to use 'over the past decade' at the start of this sentence rather than the end, although I am not too sure why! "There is an ever increasing number of people ...
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I don't think you should have done that

a. I don't think you should have done that. b. I think you shouldn't have done that. c. I don't think you should go there. d. I think you shouldn't go there. Is there any difference between the ...
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Where would I place “at least” in the following sentence?

I have a question, where should I place my "at least" in the following sentence, lemme first show what's the meaning of my sentence: Maybe I won't get the gold medal, but I surely still ...
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Difference between 'a place good for' and 'a good place for'

Take a look at these sentences: a. This is a place good for business. b. This is a good place for business. Is there any difference between the meanings of the above sentences?