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Adjective from "Problem Solving Independently" [closed]

I need to know whether there's an adjective that could represent this sentence "I will help you to problem-solving independently." I hope that the answer could be similar to word like "...
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Interview questions i need help in answering! [closed]

How do you answer to; "WHAT IS YOUR PASSION AND DRIVE?" "WHAT MAKES YOU UNIQUE?"
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The answer to the question "where do you go to school?"

I had an English test last week and one of the questions was "Where do you go to school?" and the options were: a) by car b) by van c) to Rosario d) at Rosario e) on foot Clearly a, b, and ...
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"In which ocean are The Bahamas?" or "In which ocean are The Bahamas located?"

Which is more grammatically correct: "In which ocean are The Bahamas?" or "In which ocean are The Bahamas located?" Also "Where are the _____?" vs "Where are the ...
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Who did you say that to? [closed]

Are both correct? Do they mean the same? Who did you tell (about) that? Who did you say that to?
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How to ask "India is the seven biggest country in the world" in the form a question?

I want to ask a question which goes like this: India is what biggest nation in the world? What is the most idiomatic way of asking this question?
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no IF in indirect questions

I've got a question concerning indirect questions. We have two types of them: WH- ones and Yes/No ones, right? In the case of WH- questions, we just copy the WH- word and make sure the word order is ...
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Do you have a pencil here? [closed]

What is the meaning "Do you have a pencil here ?" please show me with example.
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Questioning with how in the middle of sentence

Which of the sentences below are correct? And I know Congress has been engaged with some of these companies to look at how can you get more revenue back into local news. And I know Congress has been ...
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Which order of words is correct in questions like "what are you doing...?" or "what you are doing...?"? [closed]

Which order is correct? What are you doing here? or What you are doing here? Similarly, Till when you are at home? or Till when are you at home?
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Is "Why not more?" a correct question?

Is Why not more? correct, or should it be Why no more? What does it mean, then? Why don't you want anymore of something? Or the opposite: Why not having some more of something?
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Whats the difference between "Where 'you would'/'would you' like to go"?

I was wondering if you guys could help me with this. What is the difference there in Where would you like to go? and Where you would like to go?
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Is this a rhetorical question?

Did you see what I did there? Is this a rhetorical question? I think yes and no depending on the context like for example He shot the ball right into the basket and exclaimed, "Did you see what ...
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Turning a sentence into a yes/no question

Can I transform the follwing sentence into a yes/no question in that manner: Sentence: the president thought that a sandwich sighed . Yes/No question: Has the president thought that a sandwich sighed ?...
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Turning sentences into yes/no questions [closed]

How can I turn these sentences into yes/no questions? (a) Sally ate a sandwich . (b) Sally and the president wanted and ate a sandwich . (c) the president sighed . (d) the president thought that a ...
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"For what purpose is a knife a tool?" or "For what purpose is a tool a knife?"

I tried to rephrase a sentence. A knife is a tool fo cutting. But in a form of question... And the expected answer is "It is for cutting". Is it allowed to ask a question like that? such ...
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"Boy, was that class boring!" Why is "was" at the beginning when the sentence is not a question?

A: Boy, was that class boring! B: Sure was. As you can see sentence 'a' is not a question. So why 'was' is the first word in the sentence?
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How to correctly answer "apple or orange juice?"?

How do I answer the question: "apple or orange juice?"? It's something I've just picked up today. I've answered with "let's go with apple" and they corrected it "let's go with ...
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Can you put "than OO" at the end of a sentence when you say "How many times"

How many times larger than the moon is the earth? My textbook says this is the correct answer and doesn't mention about the pattern that you put "than the moon" at the end of the sentence ...
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Is "What say you?" the same as "what do you say"?

I was watching a detective drama and an officer says to his boss, "what say you, boss?" Is this the same as "What do you say, boss?" I know moving the verb forward is the old way ...
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In a sentence with double negatives, how do I tell if I'm allowed to cancel them out or not?

Asking this because I'm worried that canceling out double negatives can completely change the original meaning of the sentence. I know context and the speaker/writer's intent are also important but is ...
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Can you use "please" at the end of a question when you request information?

In a previous question, people have noted one can use "please" at the end of questions which serve as a request but not others. However, what about questions which request information? For ...
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What's the difference between 'How somebody can...'? and 'How can somebody...'?

For example: How can she get to the bank. or How she can get to the bank What's the difference? Which one is correct?
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How to replace "in which" in a question

Do the following questions convey the same meaning? If not, how can I change 1) to a standard form 2)? 1) Hemolytic disease of the newborn is a risk during a subsequent pregnancy in which ________. 2)...
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using auxiliary verb to form question after question word: be vs do

In the three example questions below, I couldn't determine which is the correct verb to use to form a question after question word. The answer to the question is " the section falls under the HR ...
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Is it rude to ask “do you want one” to an adult?

Is it rude to ask “do you want one” if you’re trying to ask if an adult also wants something? (ex: food) I’m worried if this would sound rude or disrespectful.
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Is the same (aux + subject + verb + comp) as (verb + subject + comp)

Hi everyone excuse me if my english may fail. I try to search about the different question types in the simple tense. but i see if i want to ask a question i use the form aux + subject + verb + comp ...
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Why is “okay” used as the end of a question when comforting others?

I’m curious as to why “okay” is often used at the end of a sentence when a person is trying to comfort others? Eg. We’re gonna … , okay? Why is this usage of “okay” often used at the end of sentences ...
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Does he *has* a ball?

As we know, third person singular uses "has" instead of "have". But why do you say, "Does he have a ball? Yes, he has a ball."
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Which is correct? I would like to know when the delivery day is? or I would like to know when is the delivery day? [duplicate]

Which is correct? I would like to know when the delivery day is? or I would like to know when is the delivery day?
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What year or Which year?

I am a bit confused between "What year or Which year" Below are some examples, although all seems correct to me. I hope someone can explain what is correct and why? Which year is a leap year?...
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Is it one word or two? how do you formulate questions with Or (is question word required?)

I am not sure about the grammar rules of formulating questions. It is very tricky with so many ways to ask questions. I learned that YES/NO questions do not need question words. Now I tried to ...
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Asking open hours of the restaurant

This question has already been answered here: How to properly ask for store hours on phone? However, I have one question. Can I ask the question like following? How long does the restaurant stay open?...
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Should "by" go at the beginning or the end of the question? "By what time is it due?" or "What time is it due by?" [closed]

You have to submit it by Sunday evening. Can I make question of this sentence like the following? Which one is more natural? By what time do we have to submit it? What time do we have to submit it ...
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Is a negative question like "Do not you have a car?" idiomatic? [duplicate]

Is it also correct to say, Do not you have a car? or is the correct way the contracted form, Don't you have a car?
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questions and verb order and choice

first: what is the right way to formulate a question when using a verb-to-be from the below examples? What object is provided? what is the object provided? what is the provided object? Second: is it ...
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Which sentence is right: "What length is the river " vs "What is the length of the river" [closed]

Which sentence is right?: "What is the length of the river" and "What length is the river"
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What in the world is going on? / What's going on in the world?

What in the world is going on? What is going on in the world? It seems I'm surprised and don't understand why is used the first version, not the second one? Could you explain please?
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What type of speech is "In person"?

What type of speech would the phrase: "In person" be part of the English Language?
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Is it correct and natural to ask "do you have length and width" when you want to know if the person knows the dimensions of something?

Would you tell me if it is correct and natural to ask do you have length and width when you want to know if the person knows the dimensions of something? For example: You said the fridge's height is ...
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Why does this sentence sound wrong?

I have a friend who doesn't speak English as his first language. He sent the following message to me: "Why does this guy actually looks very similar to Oliver?" which of course sounds ...
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What are the most important questions to discuss today? / What questions are the most important to discuss today? [closed]

What are the most important questions to discuss today? What questions are the most important to discuss today? Is there a difference in their meaning? Maybe, some emphasis.
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"Poetic omission" of "is" in a question

I am reading "The well-spoken Thesaurus" by Tom Heehler. In the first chapter on making one's writing more poetic, the author gave an example: Drop "is": write "Do you think ...
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Specific question construction (couldn’t find anything on Google)

How do I ask why a person does not want a certain thing ? If why don’t you is more like a suggestion, and why you don’t wanna…be together, as far as I know, is grammatically incorrect, what’s the ...
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Specific question construction (couldn’t find anything on Google)

How do I ask why a person does not want a certain thing ? If why don’t you is more like a suggestion, and why you don’t wanna…, as far as I know, is grammatically incorrect, what’s the correct way to ...
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How's it going at school? / How are you doing at school?

Let's say I'm with my sister and her two kids (aged 6 and 8). How do I ask the kids about school? Would "How's it going at school?" be perfectly natural? And "How are you doing at ...
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Enters or enter?

Which of these sentences is correct? Why does she ask him to stand every time she enters the room? Why does she ask him to stand every time she enter the room? Why does she ask him to inform her ...
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If 'Could i go?' is the kind way , What would be the past of 'Can i go'?

I was reading this question & answer, he said that ‘Could I go?’ is the kind way. Then I've got the doubts that, how do I ask someone the past of the ‘Can I go?’? Like Am I allowed go there ...
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Which is correct and why? "How can I not...?" or "How can't I...?"

How can I not know this? How can't I know this? Which one of the two sentences is correct? Or maybe they are both correct, but different in meaning.
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Why doesn't the general rule apply to this sentence and a plural noun and plural verb is used instead of singular noun and verb?

In this sentence, Which of those would you like? Here is what I understand that words like ''which" and "none" are singular and can be plural. The word "which" is a relative ...
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