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'Obsessiveness about' or 'obsessiveness with'

I was wondering whether A or B are grammatically correct: A: obsessiveness about B: obsessiveness with or maybe even a completely different preposition is necessary here? Thanks!
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What's the difference between "people involved" and "involved people"?

I learned at school to put an adjective clause in front of the noun when it consists of only one word and to put it after the noun when it consists of more than one word. However, I sometimes find a ...
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What difference would pre-modification and post-modification make?

https://news.weblioph.com/2022/01/24/the-pleasure-of-holding-grudges-and-forgiveness-intermediate/ "Try writing an aggressive email to the person involved without sending it to vent your rage. &...
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Can post-modifiers be used like pre-determiners without using commas? [closed]

I have many friends. One friend is named Mike. Mike is good at math, but I'm not saying whether my other friends are good at math or not. I believe I can convey this information in one sentence ...
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Which part/parts does entering the crisis modify?

The strength of the recovery is projected to vary significantly across countries, depending on access to medical interventions, effectiveness of policy support, exposure to cross-country spillovers, ...
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when he was under the influence of

a. A discussion of his behavior when he was under the influence of medications was helpful to him. b. A discussion of his behavior, when he was under the influence of medications, was helpful to him. ...
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when I was growing up

a. All my friends when I was growing up have good jobs now. b. All my friends growing up have good jobs now. Are the above sentences grammatically correct?
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the indefinite article and post-modifiers of nouns

China [in Asia] is comprised of 1.4 billion people. The Grand Canion [in the United States of America] is so big. [A] horn of a unicorn is very unique. Which of these brackets are correct and which ...
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the rules of modifying 'the/that/those'

(This is a situation where there is only one car in the parking lot.) A. That car, which has a strip on its top, looks expensive. B. That car which has a strip on its top looks expensive. Is it at ...
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repetition of descriptive phrase

The man in yellow clothes seems nice. ....(Some more sentences not including any other men)...... And (A) the man (in yellow clothes) has a Bugari. If it is certain that the listener will understand ...
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modificational scope of "two years ago"

In the following sentence, does the "two years ago" describe the time of buying or reading the book? I bought the book which I had read two years ago and which had the author's autograph. ...
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Paraphrasing a sentence with post modifier

I wrote the sentence B for paraphrasing sentence A. A: I feel scared, because my girlfriend is obsessive about me. B: I'm afraid of my girlfriend being obsessive about me. Having written B, I ...
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Why use an adjective after a noun?

I heard phrases like "place nice" and "place safe" several times during watching series and movies and each time I was wondering why an adjective stands after a noun while they ...
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What kind of modifier are the two words “allurement and fulfillment” in the following extracted sentence?

It is a challenge and a wonder, an allurement and a fulfillment, which man can never escape but has to encounter. What type of modifier are these two words? Are they referring back to the pronoun ...
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Understanding modifier

What must google do to keep the competitors AT BAY? I know a prepositional phrase can act as an adverb by modifying the finite verb in the sentence, or act as an adjective by modifying the noun/...
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Is the that clause in this sentence a misplaced modifier?

Here is the sentence: I want proof from you that it isn't a scam. Is the that clause here a misplaced modifier? I want it to complement "proof" not the pronoun object "you" but "from you" is actually ...
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Adverb phrase or noun post modifier

No one knew much about sleep. In this sentence, what does "about sleep" modify, the verb "knew" or the pronoun "much". If I change this sentence into passive, Not much about sleep was known. (Or)...
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postpositive participles

My grammar book told me that when a participle functions as an adjective, normally it should be used before nouns. But I still saw some sentences like: The experience gained will be of great value to ...
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How to make this sentence shorter?

The membranes are layers of thin skin that are sensitive to dryness. How to make this sentence shorter? How to avoid two "are" in the sentence? Is it possible to rephrase it?
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I intend to put into practice some of the techniques ..... in the seminar

Which option fits best the followings question? I intend to put into practice some of the techniques ..... in the seminar. A. Supported B. Expresses C. Advocated D. Performed ...
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Adjective complement before or after the noun

Consider: We are seeking (looking for) people skilled in mathematics. A different life from this one. How we should place the adjective complements correctly, I mean how to distinguish that we ...
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Do I have to put "that is" in this sentence?

A watch not worth a penny was being sold there. In this sentence, do I have to, must and should put "that is" like this? A watch that is not worth a penny was being sold there. Please help!
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Can a past participle be used as a post-modifier?

The slum dwellers are often seen quarreling with each other which seriously affects the psychology of the children belonged to those families. I doubt about its use as a post modifier, if any ...
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