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Questions tagged [verb-usage]

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Use of “lead to maintain” in a sentence

Is use of "lead to maintain" in the following sentences correct grammatically and conceptually? As shown in Fig. 2, the existence of symmetrical blades lead to maintain the direction of the ...
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“It was broken” vs “It got broken”

When we say "The glass was broken" it means when we looked at it, it had been broken before, that is, it shows a state that could be spread over a period of time. But when we say "it got broken" it ...
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“Would have to” usage

From the article "Delhi launches doorstep delivery of govt. services" in The Hindu (emphasis mine): The applicant would have to call 1076 and fix an appointment with a mobile sahayak, who will go ...
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“You're exaggerated” and “you're being exaggerated”

Do both of these sentences exist? Can I say I'm being exaggerated, or should I say I'm exaggerated? (I want to express that I'm overdoing something.) Is either one wrong, or are they both correct?
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Should [good at something] be understood as active or passive?

I just wrote a psychology quiz and there was a "good at" question that I did not answer correctly. I would like to ask the thread's help on this one. The question was: Is the following a behavior ...
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To be into something vs favor something

Suppose you like something like Pop music; which one of the following self-made sentences would sound more natural to you if you want to say that you like pop music more than every other musical ...
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“This (should present/show/other) the (best/other) contrast of all”

While posting an answer on UX.stack (then moved to Graphic Design) I found out I wasn't sure about how to express this: The Go button size should be bigger and present the best contrast of all ...
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join vs join in

I've heard that you have to say "join someone" and "join in something". I am going to make up a few pairs of sentences below. (1a) I will join you for John's birthday lunch tomorrow. (1b) I will ...
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As we sat and talked or as we were sitting and talking?

I'm wondering whether it's grammatically correct to say As we sat and talked I proposed an idea to play a game. Or the only grammatically correct variant is As we were sitting and talking I ...