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Difference between (in / for / ∅ / during / over) the (past / last) three years

Microsoft has steadily improved its operating cash flows in the past three years. Microsoft has steadily improved its operating cash flows in the last three years. Microsoft has steadily improved its ...
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Where do you classify this sentence?

Once I was confused as to which version I should choose in the following sentence. Any person (comes/coming) late (is) not admitted It turned out that coming is the right choice. However, I still ...
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“less than global reach”

The current teleport sector consists of four primary types of service providers, all with different strategies: • In-house broadcasters - a limited number of broadcasters that have ...
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twice [as hard] as others; twice [as hard as others]

He works twice as hard as others. (naver.com) There are twice as many bikes as there are cars in the country. (daum.net) The quantifier, twice, is somewhat ambiguous to me. Does it modify [as hard] ...
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Every - mixing singular and plural in one sentence

I'm confused by the use of plural and singular when Every is use. Which of the following sentences is correct? Every business has its own unique set of challenges, resulting in a different approach ...
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Use of “the” in between “most of ___ Earth's” [duplicate]

In this sentence : New research suggests most of Earth's heavy metals were spewed from a largely overlooked kind of star explosion called a collapser. Here the should be used or not between "...
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How to use “any” in a question with “have”?

In a class situation, with a student asking another for coloured pencils, what is the difference in meaning between: "Do you have coloured pencils?" and "Do you have ANY coloured ...
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Qualifiers controversy gramatical formula is not being satisfied

This controversy why is valid? The Grammar Qualifier says the formula is qualifier + verb, exist a puzzling controverting case in the bold sentence below: we regretted a bit does not comply with the ...
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Exist a gramatical qualifiers guide to resolve a qualifiers excercise?

I want to fill the exercise but I just do it with trial and error until I get all correct, exist something I'm missing like a grammatical guide to answer this exercise?
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Can the phrase 'found with arms' be used as a qualifier?

I'm in a bit of confusion of what is the grammatical relation of the bold phrase containing in below sentence: According to the proclamation all men found with arms will be shot If it's being ...