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“as well” or “as well as” in the mentioned sentence?

Is it "as well" or "as well as" in the following sentence. If it is the latter, doesn't we need one more "as" after it? Those who impose this condition differ as to what sort or degree of access ...
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Word order in Indirect questions

Which is right: I would like to know when exactly the results will be posted. I would like to know exactly when the results will be posted. I would like to know when the results will be posted ...
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As far as meaning, does the omission of the article “the” in this prepositional phrase changes anything?

It is possible to remove the article the from: In the previous chapters, we saw the importance of communication. to obtain: In previous chapters, we saw the importance of communication. the ...
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Paraphrasing and integrating information

I know that when we paraphrase, we typically paraphrase the whole sentence. After that, we integrate the paraphrased information into our paragraph as a separate sentence. My question is: Can we ...
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I and we think why India Should not be able to make such a huge expenditure? [closed]

I asked a question: I and we think, Why India should not be able to make such a huge expenditure for a region, which is urgently needed? Is the sentence grammatically correct? Does the question ...
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Usage of 'any' before more and comparative degrees

Could anyone please tell me what is the role of any in this sentence and can I leave out any in the sentence? I love to read books. I have books of many writers. I have a book named 'Gitanjali' ...
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“If the bike wouldn't start soon, I wouldn't get the helmets.”

I'm currently researching into Conditional Sentences, and from the sources I've seen so far (which range from ELL to its ELU, Wordreference,...), the "will" can be used in the if-clause, as in, for ...
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An natural verb / idiom for “getting by with someone”

When you (with difficulty) try to manage or continue to exist in a state or situation where something is lacking (especially money) you use the phrasal verb "get by"; for example: Example: When ...
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Using tie/knot as a verb in a sentence

Tie (verb): to fasten together two ends of a piece of string or other long, thin material, or to (cause to) hold together with a long, thin piece of string, material, etc. Example: - Could you tie ...
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I don't understand the structure of this sentence, especially the do and however?

Only when your mental energy is needed elsewhere and you are caught off guard, however, do these emotions and feelings emerge. Why should the "do" be placed ahead of the clause? Could anyone ...
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“It is high time we leave” or “It is high time we left”

Phrase 1: It is high time we leave. Phrase 2: It is high time we left. Some opinions I have gotten so far imply that both are correct while some imply that only phrase 1 is correct.
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“worth the effort” vs. “worth the efforts”

Is the noun used "differently" in "worth the effort" vs. "worth the efforts" ? According to Merriam-Webster, effort has the following 5 definitions - conscious exertion of power : hard work a ...
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Use of 'shown' or 'showing'

Whish of these sentences is correct if I am talking about something that is currently showing: Some files are showing, which can be optimized. Some files are being shown which can be optimized....
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He's shown up in my dreams vs he's been showing up in my dreams

Supposing the speaker wanted to say ‘He’ keeps appearing in his/her dreams, not every day but lately tho and there is a possibility that the speaker will see him again in his/her dreams. I wonder ...
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Check -----> Search/ go through

Does "check" sound natural and is its use natural instead of "go through/search": He has checked my phone. He has checked my wallet. Someone has checked my bag. Someone has ...
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Meaning of Off In the following sentence

The England captain scored 148 off 71 balls against Afghanistan at Old Trafford What is the meaning of off. Does it mean to get out off? I looked up its meaning in dictionary but didn't find ...
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What's the meaning of “think into” in this sentence?

I found this sentence in a book, but I don’t understand what it means. The author is a personal coach and is talking about her work with a client: A woman I worked with described herself as ‘not a ...
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<Past perfect> and <simple past>

I left when he arrived. Since we don't know how much time passed between the two actions, we could probably think the two action could happened at the similar time. So, we naturally think one ...
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“do the pair of vertical lines” or “does the pair of vertical lines”?

this is the title of this post do the pair of vertical lines in empirical entropy formula mean L1 norm? in this case, "do the pair of vertical lines" or "does the pair of vertical lines" which one ...
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Is this summary correct about possessives? [on hold]

I. Say about people: I. 1. When we say about a certain man or some certain men, we say: a This is a man’s wallet. He is working over there. b These are a man’s wallets. He is working over there. c ...
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This 'is' here is for what?

It's as long as the Eiffel Tower is tall I think sentence below is correct one It's as long as the Eiffel Tower tall
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“high school” in UK/BrE?

I was under the impression, that high school is typical AmE while in UK secondary school was used. However, I was confronted that in British English high school is also used, and I was provided with ...
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“have once done something” vs “have done something once”

Tell me please if the first sentence is correct. If it is, then which structure is more common? I have once played soccer. I have played soccer once.
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Difference between two usages of “two kinds”

What is the difference between the following two sentences? A: I need two kinds of fuels. B: I need two kinds of fuel.
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What’s a word for a motif which is being overused and became boring

I want to say a film band is a very boring motive for a film production company logo because every other production company uses it. Is there a single word for it? In Czech, we call it "ohraný" which ...
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What's the verb for using a stapler to connect to between two or more papers?

What's the verb for using a stapler to connect to between two or more papers? In a dictionary I found too much and I'm not sure which of them is the accurate in this context. to pair, to connect,...
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A child who acts playfully

I am looking for a verb/idiom/expression to describe a specific mood/action of people. The term in my question is most of the time used for children in which they are not serious at all and just have ...
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I don't know how her notebook is in my bag

A girl was looking for her notebook. Someone had stolen it. So the teacher was searching everyone's bags. So the notebook was found in a girl's notebook. She replied: I don't know how her ...
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listen to someone I don't know + [Verbing]

The context: A villain phones the protagonist to leave the city the protagonist protects. But the protagonist doesn't know who the villain is. So, the protagonist says "I don't think I'll listen to ...
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Use of “May I be” for exclamation

In the language I speak when we see someone getting a lot and we don’t get that much, to speak to God in a sweet way, we say a sentence whose literal meaning in English is: May I be sacrificed for ...
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Can I use the progressive form in that case

You are late!! Have you been missing your train once more? Can I use the progressive form as in this case it is something he has done regurlarly Your hair, they are green !! What have you been doing?...
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A person full of complexes

I wonder what would you normally call someone who has a chip on their shoulder informally? (What I am looking for can be considered as an offensive idiom/expression/adjective by most people.) Such ...
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Change of “must” in Indirect speech

1 she said, "I must have a computer to prepare a power point presentation." Ans 1: She said that she had to have a computer to prepare a power point presentation. (My answer) Ans 2: She said that ...
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What is the difference between “oh my God” and “oh my gosh”? [on hold]

Yesterday , my friend asked me what is the difference between "oh my gosh " and "oh my god" ?
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'Will' instead of 'Would' with a past tense sentence

I've bumped into a YouTube clip (Here is the extracted text for the sake of convenience and context) that deals with the difference between 'Will' and 'Would'. Among other examples, they have chosen ...
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What does the phrase “while holding down one paddle” mean here?

Here is a sentence from a rowing game: It is not possible to turn in air, so take jumps in a straight line while holding down one paddle if you have to turn abruptly while landing. I am confused ...
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Negation after the to-infinitive

Do the following sentences mean the same? He seems to have not eaten for ages. He does not seem to have eaten for ages.
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Based on/ depending on

Are these phrasal verbs classified as "prepositions" ? I came across this page in a dictionary, it classifies "according to" as a preposition. Or they are just participles(reduced from a participle ...
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Is this sentence considered a double negative “Neither scenario does not involve fractions.”? [on hold]

Is this sentence considered a double negative "Neither scenario does not involve fractions." ?
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Is the sentence grammatically correct? (Concerned with tense usage)

Since I can understand the English dialogue without much difficulty, there’s no reason not to enjoy the films in the way the film-makers intended. I'm not sure whether I should use "intended" or "...
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Meaning of the sentence which begins with a verb in infinitive form

I cannot understand the following sentence because of its grammar. To borrow a phrase from the old Star Treck series, the "prime directive" of the limbic brain is to ensure our survival as a ...
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present continuous for a temporary habit

So now David is studying in the USA he is not coming back very often So now David is studying in the USA he won't come back very often So now David is studying in the USA he does not come very ...
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Word Choice: feat/exploit

When I was a senior in high school, there was a contest to memorize the value of pi. I started to memorize the number the night before, and I wrote down over two hundred digits after the decimal point ...
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Subject in Active voice

The book fulfils my requirement. The book is fulfilled my requirement. Which one is correct? If the 1st sentence is correct, do you have another examples that the subject are things in active ...
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problem with not only..but also

I wrote this sentence in my essay Not only such institutes provide physical support but the elderly also get emotional support from their fellows and caretakers. What is the mistake in this ...
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Why is there no inversion type?

In the following sentence, I'm confused with the use of 'not for nothing'. No inversion follows 'not for nothing'. Not for nothing one face, one character, one fact makes much more impression on ...
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Would have had problem

Doctor informed the court on Monday that it had terminated the over 22-week pregnancy of a minor rape survivor as continuing with it would have had severe impact on girl's physical and mental health. ...
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Analysing sentence structure

Please help me understand why the use of "human as" is wrong in the following sentence: "the philosophers emphasized the study of human as fundamental to their doctrine"
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Skeptical That? Function of That Clause

I’d like to know this “that” clause’s function. As the days passed, the nation grew increasingly skeptical that any of the minors had survived- let alone all of them. I can assume it means the ...
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“Being” more precisely

Being more precisely, I just don't even know what "end up" means. I saw this sentece in a forum. Is use of "being" here correct? I would write it this way: To be more presicely, I just don't even ...

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