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What is the correct verb to go to a university

I'm currently writing a motivation letter for a certain English class and I want to say that I'm looking forward to graduating and going to an English-speaking university. Is that the correct term to ...
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Placement of a preposition in questions

In my workbook, I have two sentences: He waited for her on the street and He is apologising to her for his misbehaviour. My task is to make questions to the word her in both of the sentences. Which ...
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Which is the correct way to say it “who are you spending it with?” Or “whom are you spending it with?”

As per the grammar rules, if "I" is the subject of the sentence then the other person must the object. And generally whom is used in the objective form but in this case the prior format is more common ...
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What is wrong with this question

I have a sentence My wife ate eleven snickers, and I'm trying to ask about the quantity of snickers. I know that the question How many snickers did my wife eat? is correct, but what is wrong with How ...
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“For what” vs “what…for”

For what did I pay you 500 dollars more? What did I pay you 500 dollars more for? Are both of these questions grammatical?
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Is this question “If we can't write a unit test then what is the closest solution?” grammatical?

I'd like to know whether the question If we can't write a unit test then what is the closest solution? grammatical? Does it sound natural or may be you would ask that kind of a question some ...
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are we, did we, will we?

I asked a colleague: "are we restarting (some application) today" He responded with: "i don’t understand the verb tense of your question: did we ? will we?" Am I using the wrong tense here? ...
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Indirect questions with passive voice: “Could you tell me what time…”

There is the questions What time is breakfast served? how should I create an indirect question? Could you tell me what time breakfast served? or probably Could you tell me what time ...
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Confirmation message for anyone

When I want to confirm some statement, I shall put negative question at the end of the sentence. "He is tall, is not he?" How to phrase this idiom with "anyone"? "Anyone can place an order, ...
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What is the correct way to ask why is something needed? [closed]

At the end of a statement, I would like to ask for the reason why the object mentioned in that sentence is required or needed, so the person can click on that question and find out the explanation. ...
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Numerals: how to read and understand [closed]

Please, help me to puzzle it out:) I've read the sentense in the text about school: "There are about one 600 pupils". The author writes how large the school is. I understand the meaning of the phrase, ...
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Word order in question

Is a verb in questions in English always in front of subject? For example, can I say 'You are fine?', or should I always say 'Are you fine?'.
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How to make question form from “the only way to do this is to…”?

What is the question form of this sentence? The only way to do X is to do Y. Is it this? Is the only way to do X to do Y? I think it's grammatically correct, but it doesn't sound fluent to my ...
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how to ask this question? [closed]

I want to download a whole article from a series of pages in a website, like a long article divided into several webpages and we click the "Next Page" button at the bottom. Here are some keywords to ...
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“Questions”, Construction with “do” and “be”

I always tend to use constructions like in the examples below. Where I'm mixing "do" and "be" by way similar to that when the "do" and "have" are used together. (e.g. Does it have?). Why it is wrong? ...
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“How long” in a question

How long does it take for my item to arrive? How long does it take to arrive? Could the second question be used as an alternative to the first? Should I provide some context before utilizing it?...
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“Has sat” vs “Has sit”

My friend and I were looking towards our boss and wondering when to enter his room to speak to him. Usually, a good indication of whether he is free or not is to check whether he is sitting down. So ...
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What is the difference between “Do you interest” and “…interested in” something?

I want to ask my friend about interest in engineering a system. How can I ask him? Do you interest in the system? or Do you interested in the system? Which phrase is correctly used?
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'tell me what I should do' vs 'tell me what should I do' [duplicate]

These are questions and with questions you put the verb first and then the pronoun. For example: Affirmative : You can. Question: Can you? But sometimes when speaking I hear people not applying ...
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“Why don't you” vs. “Why won't you” in suggestions and questions

What is the difference between, Why don't you decorate the house yourself? Why won't you decorate the house yourself? Are both of these sentences grammatically correct? And what changes ...
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The difference between Laughed and Laughing in my sentence

I have two phrases but I can't understand what's the difference between them. I will make you laughing. and I will make you laughed.
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Does the verb go at the end of a question?

Could you tell me where your office is located? or Could you tell me where your office located is?
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'Should not be able' [closed]

I asked a question: Why India should not be able to make such a huge expenditure for a region, which is urgently needed? Is the sentence grammatically correct? Does the question mark make ...
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Using “what + did” in a question

The examples: What killed the Prince of Persia series? What did kill the Prince of Persia series? Is the meaning the same in both questions? Are they both grammatical? Why or why not?
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Is that the correct question? (what film was?)

What film was? And the answer is The film was very interesting. Thanks.
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Question to ask

Please help me to frame the below questions Does anyone in the group have doctor John's number? Is the above statement correct? Please advise
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Given the answer “It's my first time here”, what questions could I ask to receive that answer?

Confused by this question, I find it difficult to ask a question about a number of occasions (about a single occasion, in particular) when there is a specific answer expected. It's my first time in ...
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Is it possible to make questions to these sentences? [closed]

1) This is my second stay here. 2) This is the second time I have been here. 3) This is our second lesson. Are these possible and idiomatic/or passable? 1) Which number stay of yours is it? 2) ...
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Whose or who? Help please in understanding the difference between them. What's the use of it?

Can you please help me understand the difference between using whose and who And why in this sentence whose is useful? whose umbrella is this? Is it your mother's? The choices were Who ...
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“Only me” or “Only I” (is working today)

Which is correct? Only me is working today? Only I is working today? Which of these should I use? Or neither?
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Does anyone know any examples that use this function or can write a simple example oneself?

I wrote the following question: Does anyone know any examples that use this function or can write a simple example oneself? This question uses "does" and "can" to ask about knowing or ability (to ...
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why should Allah punish you if you thanked him and believed in him? [closed]

I would like to know if there is any kind of negation in this question. Thanks a lot
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The order of the verb and adverbial phrase in question

Which order is correct? How much milk is in the fridge left? How much milk is left in the fridge?
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Using “get” in affirmative and question sentences

Sometimes I come across the sentences with get in strange (for me) place. For example: Does it get boring wearing the same clothes every day? Why get is here? Can I say different way? One more ...
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English History professors are very smart is ambiguity? [closed]

Also, She hates scratching dogs is ambiguous too?
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She is very envious that you have more money that she does [closed]

She is very envious that you have more money that she does. What is wrong here?
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Confused about when to use whom and whose [duplicate]

Which is correct: With whom are you going to the park? or Who are you going to the park with? There is also another confusing part of something similar. Example; This note comes from Bob. ...
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Natural way to explain figures

I am trying to write figure captions for a paper and wondering if there is more natural way to explain below. The amount of sweep gas was 0,3, and 6 mL/min. for A,B, and C, respectively. ...
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In a negative-intergative sentence, whether NOT before subject or after subject?

I'm a boy. I'm happy. I'm eating rice. I eat rice. I have eaten rice. I'm here. I'm in Canada. What would be negative questions for all above? I'm confused sometimes "NOT" sits before subject like ...
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Is she not a girl?-VS-Isn't she a girl? [duplicate]

Is she not a girl? Isn't she a girl? Am I not here? Am not I here? Are tey all correct or right structured?
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Should I say “Are you open today?” or “Do you open today?”

When I can use "are" or "do" to ask a question? For example if I want to call a restaurant to ask if they open or not during a holiday, which question is right? Are you open today? Or Do you ...
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“what does it mean to be in love?” and “what does to be in love mean?”

Suppose we want to make a question from To be in love means X where X is some phrase. People usually say What does it mean to be in love? What is the role of "it" here? (a dummy subject? If ...
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“How much it cost?” or “How much does it cost?”

I want your help please. I know that correct question is "How much does it cost?" but I saw many questions like this with different structure like this "How much it cost?" So, which of these two is ...
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“Which is the …” or “Which the … is”?

I don't know which is the language. Or I don't know which the language is. Note that this is, of course, a positive sentence and not a question.
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Which (country)

Can the word "country" be omitted in the following? John visited France, Spain, and Italy last year. Which (country) did he like best? John visited France, Spain, and Italy last year. In ...
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Why would you do that

Sam: Can I get you something? Austin: Do you know what bugs me? Sam: People taking your order? Austin: No. Taking people’s order. Sam: Why would you do that? Austin: Hah. You ...
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How to agree with a negative statement?

In an application form I saw this question. The applicant needs to check one box yes or no. I have not been employed in any illegal entities. Choose Yes or No It confuses me, If the applicant ...
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How many items I can / can I add? [closed]

How to say correctly: How many items I can / can I add? Help, please.
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what time it is / is it

The native speaker told the second sentence is incorrect. Could you please explain why? (1) What time is it? (2) I don't know what time it is.
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'May I know…' if 'May I know when this group was established?' sounds natural? May I know other ways to ask this question?

May I know when this group was established? Hello. I learned in a text that we can say 'May I know...?' in formal situations. But an American teacher of English told me it sounded unnatural. He said '...