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How to correctly express “Under all the assumptions but this one”?

I would like to express "under all the assumptions, except a certain one (call this certain one A), of the theorem, we construct...". If it can be shortened, then the first thought that came to me was ...
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Please help to frame the below [on hold]

I will be late to home ask John to go to tution classes. Please help me to frame the above sentence in a proper way.
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To adverb or not to adverb? How about using a postpostive adjective?

I'm not sure what's up with this sentence, but I'm debating whether or not I should use an adverb here. 1) Not only do antipsychotics have debilitating side effects ranging from tardive dyskinesia,...
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listen (to) how/what

Here are excerpts from New York Post: The White Plains CPA’s whining began as soon as he trudged into the lower Manhattan courthouse on July 30, grousing to anyone who would listen how little time ...
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ON my father's/mothers's side

Let's say your father's side has a family history of diabetes. Do you still use the preposition "ON", and is this a correct construction: Question: What motivates you to exercise daily? Answer: ...
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use of Indefinite Article

I have doubt about use of article in below sentence. A cake is necessary when you have party. Does sentence uses correct article?
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Usage with noun phrases and determiners

https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/noun-phrase (I don't think we can really say that an NP is equal to a noun because nouns represent a category on a lower level than a noun phrase. A noun ...
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Purpose of using it is okay..is it being polite?

What's d difference between..you can have a drink now and it is okay to have a drink now.
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What does “bone on bone” mean?

Here it is: Power cleans are not like squats or deadlifts, movements that can be ground out to a bone-on-bone finish through perseverance and hard work.
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Weird Flex But Ok

What does "Weird Flex But Ok" mean? I looked up on the Internet but I couldn't get any more!
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Does this sound right? - “Start by dragging into this area…”

I have this sentence, roughly in the middle of an empty screen: "Start by dragging into this area a file or folder you would like to process." and I'm not sure about "into this area" directly ...
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How can i use both of them correctly (“there + a place” in a sentence)

I know that " There Refers to a Place ". However, i'm a little bit confused. I know it's wrong but I'm trying to use both words "there" and "a specific place" in a sentence and the examples below make ...
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Capitalization of 'Bachelor's/Master's degree'?

I have encountered several sources now writing the 'B' or 'M' in lowercase, like... A bachelor's degree is an undergraduate university degree. ...whereas in the past I more often read Bachelor's / ...
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Can you use two verbs in simple past tense in a row like this?

Is the usage of the verbs "measured & compared" correct in the following sentence? We will assess network performance in this regard measured compared to the protocol which hops over other ...
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Does “a media work” make sense?

There is a genre of art called new media art or media art. What do you think about the expression "I created a media work"? Edit: If "I created a media work" is incorrect, what is a correct way?
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The key to my room. Vs The key of my room

To. Vs of I am looking for the key of my room. I am looking for the key to my room. I have just known that the second is right and the first is wrong. However, sometimes it is ...
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Meaning of the statement with the phrase “until after”

Here it is: Understood and mastered means that: During the pull from the floor, the bar never leaves the skin of your legs. Your elbows stay straight until after the jump. Does that mean that ...
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a group of ten-year-olds students

Can I say: "a group of ten-year-olds" or should I add the noun for example students "a group of ten-year-olds students"? Thank you in advance for your answer.
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Why isn’t “reasonable” used in “The landlords raised the monthly rent for the first time in several years, and REASONABLY so”?

Could somebody explain me why we use reasonably instead of reasonable: The landlords raised the monthly rent for the first time in several years, and reasonably so. Quite confuse this grammar.
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Wh-clause: what even you must condemn

I saw the following sentence in a dictionary. I'd like to know whether it is correct and what relationship holds between "what even you must condemn" and "he was lying." But, what even you must ...
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“Jack thought him incapable”

Can I say "Jack thought him incapable" in English meaning, "Jack thought of him as of an incapable person" or is it completely wrong in English to say that?
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“.. + had + had + past-participle + ..”

I know the cases like I had had a headache yesterday. where had had is grammatically correct. Is ".. + had + had + past-participle + .." grammatically correct the way used in the following sentences, ...
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What does “per protocol” mean in this context?

It's a quote from the TV drama Manifest. Here are the lines: -Per protocol, climbing to penetration altitude. -Per protocol, adjusting flight path to storm center. The drama is about a bunch of ...
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Is this sentence gramatically correct? [on hold]

Telling my intention of when I was searching for a post on Facebook is challenging because it might sound silly.
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Is the sentence “I'm strange to this neighbourhood” correct?

I don't know which to choose, "new" or "strange" to complete the following sentence. I'm _____ to this neighbourhood. A correct answer seems to be "new", but why is "strange" wrong?
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Fill in the blanks - Word: statistic

Fill in the blanks: In prediction markets, no individual opinions are excluded. Everyone can give an opinion. Also, since the group's decision is arrived at ________ , no one is forced to ...
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Usage of in a such a way

I wonder if the usage of '' in such a way '' correct in sentence below. '' He was founded in such a way that his arm has been broken by his freind ''. I mean ; Does this sentence above maean ''he ...
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verb agreement with “a laptop and some books”

There is / are a laptop and some books on the table. Question: What would be grammatical to use in the above sentence; is or are? Grammarly (a grammar checking tool) considers, somehow, both to be ...
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ask for help in finding an idiom or expression

have you ever faced with this situation? You suggest people to do something but they reject it! after a while the other people suggest the same thing and they accept! can you tell me any expression or ...
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Forge: Make or Fake

When used as a verb, Make means produce something. Fake has a similar, but negative, meaning as counterfeit something. In addition, Forge can mean either, depending on the context. My question is ...
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either or with more than two alternatives

How to say a phrase like this: Either "specifically" or "explicitly" or any other adverb is just wrong in that sentence. "Either" is usually used with two alternatives. What is used when we have ...
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Is the following use of the verb set grammatically correct? [on hold]

Someone brought the mail in and sets it on the table?
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A suitable word of a man who helps

What is the apt word for the man who listens to the request and helps?
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Which is correct , on first dates or on first date?

In the sentence in block quote below, is it correct to say "on first dates" ? Or is the correct form "on first date?" Is it supposed to be "on first few dates?" During job interviews , ON FIRST ...
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“I am machine” without an article?

I have a question about lyrics of a song "I Am Machine" by Three Days Grace. I mentioned that they used no article in this song. Is it grammatically okay to say "I am machine" without an article and ...
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“Have never won” v/s “had never won”

In a book I found a sentence like this: The 2010 FIFA World Cup culminated in an epic final with two teams that have never won the World Cup. I'm wondering why have never won is used instead of ...
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Prepositional phrases modifying nouns

"The dynamic development of motivation and self-efficacy in University EFL learners" What confuses me is the prepositional phrase "in University EFL learners", does if modify "the dynamic ...
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He arrived “breathless” at the top of the stairs

I came across this sentence when I looked up the word breathless in OALD: He arrived breathless at the top of the stairs. Why don’t they use breathlessly? I’ve learnt that there are some verbs ...
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will vs going to in formal situations

Is it true that only "will" should be in formal situations instead of "going to"? I am quite sure that it is used in newspaper reporting and "going to" is rarely used there. When "will" is used in a ...
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“There are two, make that three,” -> two? or three? [duplicate]

I've seen those kind of statement a few times. There are N, make that (N+1), blah blah. And then they elaborate (N+1) entries. But I couldn't quite grasp the exact idea. Is that a kind of re-...
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What does “go down on the price” mean?

See this conversation: B: This t.v is $2500. A: You can't be serious. B: That's how much this t.v costs. A: That's too expensive for me. B: This television is of very high ...
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What are the differences between 'variation' and 'variant'

I have looked up the dictionary,but I still do not know the differences between them. I paste here some instances got from the dictionary. I see it as another human variation Another variation of ...
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Which verbs in the following example are finite n non finite?

Why did you go there? I went to meet my friend..... In this example is "GO" a non finite verb? If so please explain
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I find it hard to describe things about sea(or seas)

I am always have trouble expressing ideas about sea(or seas?) Like, if I was talking with our friends about whether or not we could see sea in our hometowns. I was struggling to express the idea ...
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Does look down upon have two meanings?

Look down upon can mean "considering someone or something lesser or inferior in some way", but can it also mean look down from a more elevated position? If not is there a phrasal verb for it?
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The meaning of “to make it on their own so young”

What is the meaning of the bolded expression in the following sentences? Professor: Now when they emerge in the spring from hibernation, the mating process begins. For them, well, they come ...
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Meaning of “He could always use a bit of extra money” in the context below

Phoebus started walking toward the bridge where he planned to meet Esmeralda. Soon he noticed a dark figure creeping behind him in the shadows. “Who’s there?” he called. Claude Frollo, his ...
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Those girls are too kind to refuse

Those girls are too kind to refuse. What does it mean: 1) it's hard for me to refuse them something 2) it's hard for them to refuse me something (because they are kind)? 3) it can be both ...
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“Where my sister was” vs. “Where was my sister”

He asked me: Where my sister was. or He asked me: Where was my sister. Are both correct? If one of them is not correct, what is the reason for that?
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Does the “if * want” construction always followed by “should”?

I can't recall a case where a sentence that starts with "If they want" is followed by anything else than "they should". Am I wrong? What are other cases? Example: "If they want more people to come, ...

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