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Prepositional phrases adverbial or adjective

To be capable of working with people of different cultures on a project without having any conflicts is the ability we must possess. "Of different cultures" is an adjective describing "people" and I ...
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What tense should be used at sentence «Currently i work as engineer, but i also look for work as manager»?

What tense should be used at this sentence? Now i use Present Simple, and at the one hand it seems to be right choice, because my work is not attached to a time, but at the other hand something this ...
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use “Who are” - Not in Question

I know that we use are in present continues in questions: WH + is/are + verb + ing can I use "Who are" also in sentence(Not question) I think you should not talk to guys who are not your age, ...
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We've gotten to the starting point

Let's suppose that a dispute started from disagreement about some statement(s). It has been developing to further statements and finally returned to the origial one(s). May we say: So we've ...
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Relative clauses and the meaning of the context

I saw this sentence in a book "Keep the aspidistra flying" No need to repeat the blasphemous comments which everyone who had known Gran'pa Comstock made on that last sentence. There are two ...
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Correct use of tenses and grammer

Distance has made me realise or distance never made me realise .which among the two sentence is correct?
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“a tiger” vs “the tiger”

Suppose in an exam I am told to write a paragraph about "tiger"? Should I start with a or the? A/the tiger is a ferocious animal. It eats flesh. It has four legs. Its skin is yellow with black ...
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Conditional iasue

Brief question: If I (gap) (drink) another cup, I (gap) (not/ be able to) sleep tonight. Is it ok to use if clause from second conditional plus future main clause? Is something like that? Thanks in ...
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To help you or yourself?

I often find sentences similar to the following: You should use this book to help you with the grammar that you find difficult. To me, the above is more or less equivalent to this one: You ...
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What is the meaning of “we must have missed you”?

I was missed from agenda list of minutes of meeting, hence i requested for including my name in the list. But the chairperson of the meeting replied saying "we must have missed you". I am confused? ...
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You're all ignoring the fact VS You all are ignoring the fact

Which one is correct? You're all ignoring the fact [that ...] You all are ignoring the fact [that ...]
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what does the adverb “newly” modify in this sentence?

What does the adverb "newly" modify in this sentence? Certain Italians who were newly cognizant of Greek and Roman cultural accomplishments initiated a classical cultural rebirth after a long ...
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Server / cashier / waiter

I am writing a document where a person is serving the guests and takes their payments. I need one word to be consistently used across the document. For now I used a server. Is it appropriate? I am ...
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Your suggestion is great! As it always is

What is the correct way to say Your suggestion is great! As it always is. Your suggestion is great! As it is always. Your suggestion is great! As always. Your suggestion is great! ...
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Is it a continuation of infinitive or the verb of subject?

He gives examples to illustrate his life with friends in the past and express his feelings about his life now. He gives examples to illustrate his life with friends in the past and expresses ...
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Could attend vs. can attend

I'm reading tips and tricks for an exam I'm going to take I and saw the following paragraph: Be careful with “should vs. could”: e.g the sentence “Product Owner could attend the Daily Scrum” is ...
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I'm good at it - pseudo passive voice request

This question is derived from another one that has recently appeared in the Spanish Stack Site. There, OP has translated a Spanish sentence into English and it's a good translation but it's not an ...
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How can I repeat things (fall in the same category) using a comma

Suppose I have many things that are fall in the same category. Suppose further that I need to use a bracket ( ) to add further information. Then, how can I repeat these things correctly? The ...
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What does it mean when the wife in the picture says “I wear the brains in the family.”?

I saw this picture on the internet, and I can't really understand the meaning of "I wear the brains in the family" used by the wife in the picture. I know the husband said "I wear the pants in the ...
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very soft and sweet

a. The fruit I tasted was very soft and sweet. It seems to me that (a) is ambiguous. It could mean The fruit I ate was very soft and very sweet. or The fruit I tasted was very soft and it was also ...
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“The focus of this section is on..” vs “The focus of this section is …”

I would like to understand the using of the word focus. Do I need to use focus on or focus? Which one is correct? The focus of this section is on introducing something. or The focus of this ...
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Using / between parts with spaces in them

Consider this sentence: Development of semantic networks/ontologies could ... Here, I mean "semantic networks" and/or "ontologies". Is the sentence Ok in its current form or it needs to be changes?...
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Best way to detect these nouns?

"Discovery" is a noun. Yet "discover" is a verb. "Making" is a noun. Yet "make" is a verb. Both "discovery" and "making" sound like verbs, but they aren't. What is the best way to spot these noun(s)...
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What does “a life impervious to skincare routine” imply by the speaker?

I have some difficulty in understanding the metaphor or implication of "a life impervious to skincare routine". I could sense that the speaker is speaking about the old woman in an approving tone, but ...
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Wrong title in IELTS? 'An almost forgotten people?'

A title in the IELTS Reading Section reads - The Phoenicians: an almost forgotten people It's IELTS and thus unlikely to make a mistake! What am I missing? Or IELTS has gone wrong?
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What's the meaning of “Pats bet”

It's a quote from the TV drama Wayne Here are the lines: -Check it out. Someone got lucky on a Pats bet and made rent. Hey, two lucky sons of bitches, huh? The speaker is Wayne's father who was ...
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In the simplest way possible - could someone explain the rule you followed in spotting the error?

Basically the sentence flowed well enough for me not to notice the error. This is the Sentence -"More importantly was the renaissance discovery of the literature of classical Greece" I now know ...
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Which is correct; “Be not late for school”, or “Don't be late for school”

We are taught when you negate a verb, you use "do not", "does not" or "did not" for general verbs, but you only have to add "not" after the verb in the case of Be-verb. If this rule should be applied ...
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Which is the correct form and under what topic does this fall?

1) I stand before the court requesting that ... 2) I stand before the court to request that ... Is only #2 correct? Are both correct? And why?
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Which or what in a sentence

Is this sentence grammatically correct? Should I use which or what here and why? What should be the tense of the verb postpone? Don’t miss the opportunity to live life to the full which/what you ...
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H.W question : long day vs hard day [on hold]

He did a lot of excercises in the club. What a ...... day! a. Long B. Hard C heavy D. Short
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Can we use “dare” in this way?

How dared you speak to me like that? Is this a correct way to use "dare"? Shouldn't we say? How dare you speak to me like that?
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What does this sentence mean? Can you suggest me how to convert a hard sentence to a simple understandable sentence online? [on hold]

I had this vision of me keeling over at my desk one day, half way through a story, my editors snatching the copy even as the medics carried my body away.
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Do we say space of 5 years or timing of 5 years

Edit: I think space is the right answer but some of my collegues told me the the answer should be timing I googled space and timing of time but i only found space-time and 4d and unrelated things like ...
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Is this kind of listing okay?

I am stuck with using the articles. In the sentence: I was employed as: declarant, interviewer, promoter, boutique seller. Do I use an article only after as or in front of each word? Can I omit ...
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“RULE sth OUT ON/OVER people's complaint”

Let's say a government of a country implemented an UNBENDING rule on its citizens that they should pay higher taxes than other countries. You hypothetically say: "if the government rule the high ...
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Usage of sentence after “as”

Can i use a sentence after “as” or “in the way” as is the case with sentences below. 1) This sentence can be translated as “they will never come again” . 2) This sentence can be translated in the ...
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Prepositional phrase and What it modifies

This is a sentence from Cambridge dictionary I was rather quiet as I didn't feel I had much wisdom to impart on the subject. Does "on the subject" function as an adverb to modify the verb "impart" ...
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What is the meaning of blissfully in in this sentence?

I read a sentence in 'the Hindu' which was: The Congress, which is meant to be a premier forum for scientists to present and discuss their research, has in recent years become the stage for a ...
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What does “gave of” mean?

I've come across with the sentence below: The appearance this gave of being able to conduct psychotherapy in a scientific manner,..., did much to ensure the popularity of Jung's associations ...
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Is there an odd word in this sentence?

Invented in 1440 by the German scientist and engineer Johannes Gutenberg, the printing press is one of the finest inventions. Is there an odd word in this sentence? Is the definite article in "the ...
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Do I need to use preposition all time to use 'Check out'?

I was studying about Phrasal Verbs For now, everything was fine but only this thing has been kept making me be confused 😣 He just checked out of the hotel. I cannot use it without a preposition 'of' ...
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“Well said” synonym

I was wondering, if instead of "well said" I can say "I love how you put it into words" or "I love the way you said it"? I get the feeling that "put into words" is mostly used as an expression of ...
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meaning of “an official word-for-word translation on business letterhead”

I'm planning to study at the US and I found a sentence which I can't not sure about. Educational credentials in a language other than English must be accompanied by an official word-for-word ...
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get something stuck / to stick / sticking

The verb stick can mean "to become fixed in one position and impossible to move." But there is the adjective stuck, which means "unable to move or to be moved." I'd like to know what difference, if ...
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Why different tenses here?

Stumbled upon this phrase in a high profile game dialogue, which means it is supposed to be written professionally and not just a blunder: If this murder was intended to hurt me, it has succeeded. ...
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Relative clauses and What it modifies

I saw this sentence on a book Health can be defined as “[a] state of being associated with freedom from disease and illness that also includes a positive component (wellness) that is associated ...
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Can someone update about information regarding parts of human body? [on hold]

Which parts of the human body are called, TEMPLE, SHINE, and LIFE LINE?
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Is it correct to use “ever” with the present perfect?

Is it correct to say Have you ever been to [some country]? The present perfect already assumes the time period preceding the moment of asking the question, right? So the usage of "ever" seems to ...
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Is it OK to use “now ” with the present continuous

The phrase I'm reading the book. means that someone is reading the book at the moment of speaking that phrase, "now" is assumed in the phrase. So is it OK to say I'm reading the book now.

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