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I Thought + Present or Past Tense to be Used

I applied for Leave and went to office due to some reason. In office my friend asked me. How you are in office Today? I thought you are on leave. I sound it wearied. He used present tense after past ...
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Is “make a difference” fit to this conditions?

I want to make a slogan in English. What I want is, my brand slogan is grammatically correct and accordance to below conditions. Following brand names, like: [BRAND NAME]. [slogan] Sentence ...
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Is “Everything I should know” a phrase or a clause?

Is "Everything I should know" a phrase or a clause? I think "I should know" is a dependent clause and "Everything" is a pronoun. Pronoun + dependent clause = ??? I'm confused. Please help!
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“On the other hand” usage in a sentence

"The criminally poor always face a plethora of problems, but if your a wealthy elite on the other hand, then that's a whole different story" Is it possible to use "on the other hand" in this sentence ...
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Which is Adjective its Transfer or Transferred?

What could be the Adjective in below sentence, I mean which is defining the date? a) Your transfer date is 31-Dec-2020. b) Your transferred date is 31-Dec-2020. I can understand that most of the ...
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Is the sentence “You {verb}, I {verb}. I makes a difference.” correct?

Inspired to this sentence: KEEP CALM AND {verb} I want to create my own, this is my current work: You {verb}, I {verb}. I makes a difference. Example usage to that sentence template: You {...
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Correct syntax with “there”

I often see these kinds of sentences with there: There are playing three boys in the playground. There are three boys playing in the playground. As a learner I would like to know whether ...
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rains vs will rain in a condition

I've been wondering what is a more proper form to ask: 1) Will you go to the concert if it rains? 2) Will you go to the concert if it will rain? As in would you still be willing to the concert if ...
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“I would be very happy, if I can get a chance on work on these projects”

Just got a informal message in a group regarding CSR activities. Can you please suggest me which one will be the best sentence. I would be very happy, if I can get a chance to work on these projects. ...
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when they become old / when they would become old

I am too confused to answer the question: Why was the boy making a wooden bowl? Shall I write: The boy was making a wooden bowl so that he could give it to his parents when they become old / ...
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Example sentences with 'head their way' and 'heading their way'?

I need example sentences with these structures.
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“The reason for someone doing someone” or “the reason why someone did someone”?

Tell me please which one of the following sentences sound more natural? He refused to tell us the reason for him dropping out of school. He refused to tell us why he dropped out of school. I ...
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“About” at the end of sentence

Is this correct to use "about" at the end of the sentence like that? I thought all the times this guy must have heard that his music was no good about.
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May there be many 'happier' more?

I created a collage of my daughter's birthdays cakes (several birthdays) where I wrote : Happy birthdays my dear... May there be many happier more But I feel like the last sentence is not ...
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Correct sentence tense and structure

How can I say correctly that one day I will be a famous pianist and I will earn money by playing the piano? “I will be playing the piano one day and I will be getting money from it.” what is the ...
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Use of parenthesis. Do these sentences sound alright?

I have co-authored six papers, with four I am the first author, with scientists across the world. I have co-authored with scientists across the world in six papers, four of which I am the ...
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Is it possible to use “my” instead of “am I” in “Where am I going to put my belongings?”?

Instead of "Where am I going to put my belongings?" is it possible to say "Where my going to put my belongings?"
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How to say “short/little time is left”?

What is the proper way to say that very little/short time is left for something? For example, when there are very few days left before the exams start. I don't want to mention days, but time, in my ...
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Making a sentence using Present Perfect and Passive

Is it wrong saying: "Have that been + (verb in past participle)" For example: Have that been shown. Also, is it formal or not? Thanks EDIT Let me give you some context: I am doing a math paper (for ...
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Which Tense should I put after “once/ as soon as” in these sentences?

I'd like to know which tense I should put after "once" (or as soon as) in these examples I will wash the dishes as soon as she is/ will have finished / has finished I would have washed the ...
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meaning of “didn't appear too thrilled to get the car.”

1) I have learned about "too ~ to" construction. "He is too young to travel alone" This sentence means that he cannot travel alone. 2) Then, what's the meaning of this sentence? He didn't ...
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How is the structure of this sentence?

By and by Pooh and Piglet came along. Pooh was telling Piglet in a singing voice that it didn't seem to matter, if he didn't get any fatter, and he didn't think he was getting any fatter, what he ...
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What's the most natural ordering of words here?

I just wrote this comment ten minutes ago, pondered over it for five minutes, and then the edit time limit had ran out, so I joined this site because I need to set my mind straight. Methodologies ...
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Using “on which” in a sentence

Is using on which in the following sentence correct? The administrator should prepare a pre-defined list of websites on which the XYZ policy should be applied. I first used where, then switched ...
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correcting, proofreading a paper

When I hand out to my students a paper they have worked on, should I say : Here is your paper proofread, corrected ... or anything else?
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Is “make it different” a good sentence?

I want to create a tagline for my clothing brand. As the title says, the tagline is: Make it different I want the tagline to describe to consumers that: These products are exclusive, and The ...
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Can we use main verbs present tense with helping verb?

We use Auxiliary verb (Helping Verb) to help to understand tenses of main verb. Can we use main verbs present tense with helping verb? a) There was an increase in profit. b) There was an increase ...
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Difference Between Did + Main Verb and Past Tense

Que: Did you change this? Ans 1: Yes, I did change this. Ans 2: Yes, I did this change Ans 3: Yes, I changed this. Which answer is appropriate for the asked question? I know that "did" is used to ...
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Can a company be “at a disadvantage” [closed]

The company is at a disadvantage as it does not have enough money to invest in new technologies while its competitors are able to. Is "at a disadvantage" the correct usage in the above sentence?
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will vs would usages methods

There would be no selective reduction. vs There will be no selective reduction. The meaning of both sentences is the same. So why should we use would instead of will? 2nd sentence I would say ...
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using will and will be in proper places

I have confusion in a sentence. If restaurants sell pizza, their sales will double. or, If restaurants sell pizza, their sales will be doubled. Will / will be which one is correct and why? their ...
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About the usage of “on”

Is the following title correct: On Equations, Series and the General Method for Solving Questions I.e. can I use “on” meaning about like this? Because the two first are in plural and unspecific, on ...
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Bullet passed by my head

The bullet passed by my head by a difference of a few inches. I am trying to say that somebody fire a bullet at you that barely missed your head? Or Somebody fire a bullet that nearly hit me in the ...
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After done or having done?

What is different between "after done" and "having done"? After done or having done my homework, I slept.
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To omit ‘one’ or not

Are the pixels of a 1080p 43-inch screen bigger than a 1080p 32-inch one? Should I keep the ‘one’ or remove and write: Are the pixels of a 1080p 43-inch screen bigger than a 1080p 32-inch? ...
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Can a complete sentence be an object?

I am wondering can a complete sentence be an object. Like: I think she is right. He says I am a good person. She suggests we should go together. These are very common. The grammar structure in ...
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Are “to take the little child to go out” the same as “to take the little child out”?

take [transitive] to go with somebody from one place to another, especially to guide or lead them take somebody It's too far to walk—I'll take you by car. take somebody to something A boy ...
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Need help with sentence structure [duplicate]

What made you think that your teacher knew you went to my party yesterday? What made you think your teacher knew you were at my party yesterday? Which sentence is correct?
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Usage of “that” in “What made you think (that) your teacher…”

What made you think that your teacher knew you went to my party yesterday? What made you think your teacher knew you were at my party yesterday? Is the above sentence correct?
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What is the correct way to indicate a state which lasted before an action?

I have difficulty understanding the usage of the English Past Tenses. Here's the first sentence and a picture which shows the state and the action in time: I was kind to them for a month before I ...
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Sentences of positive, negative and interrogative

Which ones are correct between, example of sentence future tense in positive sentence "I will close the door" and then for negative sentence "I will not open the door" and interrogative sentence" will ...
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“Have you got to” vs. “Do you have to”

The sentence is: I have got to wait for the bus. Now if my friend wants to ask me about it, First question is: What would the question be? Have you got to wait for the bus? Do you have ...
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Should I use “which one” “of which one” “one was” or “one of which” for the following sentence

Should I use “which one” “of which one” “one was” or “one of which” for the following sentence Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote four novels ... ‘The Scarlet Letter’ became an American literary icon.
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What is the suitable verb form of this 'wish-clause'?

This is the item from a grammar book. Jim’s neighbors are going to move. He wishes they would move (move) soon. I wonder if I change it to the following: Jim’s neighbors are going to move. He ...
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Living in basement

How to mention that I am living in basement of new residence? I have mentioned that "I am living in the basement of new residential address" in visa application. Is the above sentence correct?
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confusion on “quality of + verb form”

I have some confusion about the quality of + verb form. I have two sample sentences The quality of their clothing is very good. It really improves my overall quality of sleep. My question is why ...
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How to understand the sentence if it is unreal Conditional Present or future?

a) If you did not study hard, you would not pass the exam. b) If you studied hard, you would pass the exam. b) If I had time, I would visit him. c) if you helped me, I would finish the work early. ...
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Which one is right? “The assassination by the US of Iran's most powerful general” or The assassination of Iran's most powerful general by the US"

While I was reading the news today on bbc.com, I came across the following sentence. The assassination by the US of Iran's most powerful general caused tensions between the two countries The way it ...
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What is your life or What is your life like?

Which one is correct? Or are they both correct? What is the difference? Are they interchangeable? I didn't find any results on google about the first one: What is your life like in two words? or ...