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Known as/to be, reveal as/to be, see as/to be

I am having a hard time differentiating "as" and "to be" when they are used with some verbs. What is the difference between them? I have posted some examples to understand the issue better: 1- They ...
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Why do they don't have OR Why do they not have?

Between these two, Why do young people don't good manners? Why do young people not have good manners? Which is correct? or both are correct?
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How to say “the answer to your question is:” shortly

Somebody wrote me an email which also contained a question. I replied to his email, and now I want to answer the question. What phrase can I use to prefix my answer? I thought of: "The answer to ...
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Can the adjective phrase describe the object of a sentence like this?

Could you please tell me if the sentences I have written are grammatically correct? Can I use adjectives to describe the object of the sentence like this: He hung the flowers on the wall, dried and ...
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How would you call a public transport ticket you can make a transfer with?

Is there a term for a public ticket you can make a transfer with? "Transferable ticket" is wrong, I suppose, because it is a ticket more people can use (it is not bound to a single physical human ...
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Unheeded Advice ( The title of the essay )

Grandpa liked chewing tobacco, and he carried a Styrofoam cup with him wherever he went. I "remember" him spitting in that cup with great regularity when I used to spend the night with him and ...
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“Make excuses” vs “make up excuses.”

Since "make up" means to fabricate something, I thought saying "make up excuses" would be more common than "make excuses." But Google Books showed me the opposite. made up excuses (4,580) made ...
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2 'The's with 2 consecutive nouns joined with a conjunction

"Please write the transliteration and translation for the following words." Is the sentence above grammatically correct? Do I need to put the other 'the' before 'translation' as well, or is it ...
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To: complement or telling the purpose

This research contributes to filling a considerable gap in academic literature dissertating on the application of CSR(corporate social responsibility) policies to address negative publicity. Does "to ...
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What's the word for the spanish word “perito” in English?

In Spanish, perito is a person who is an expert in a field, and who plays a role in trials determining if something happened, if something is true or not , etc. You have peritos who determines if a ...
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How to use “Here/There”?

1 When we show some books near us, we don't say "Here are books.", we often say "Here are some books.", right?. 2 When we point at some books far away from us, we don't say "There are books.", we ...
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The use of the present perfect and the past perfect in context

Tell me please which tense is the most apt to use in the following context. Rob, do you often drink soft drinks. I haven't thought about that. Rob, do you often drink soft drinks. I hadn't ...
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How should I interpret these two “that” phrases?

Additional video that is being used that comes from outside the final footage must be provided. I read it from spec sheet regarding video editing, and the bold part is confusing. There are two "...
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Using “v-ing” after some phrases

I always think that we can use "v-ing" to combine two phrases when two interconnected activities are going on. For example : In sentence two, "explainig situation" and "having a hard time" is a ...
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What’s the meaning of “the final balance now due”?

What’s the meaning “the final balance now due” And what’s the meaning of “due” in this sentence ? Please describe simple. Thanks
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“When is the last time…?” OR “When was the last time…?”

I wonder which one is correct: is, was or either in this following conversation ? Henry: I was on the phone for an hour. Ron: Who were you talking to for an hour? Henry: Sam, an old friend from ...
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Modern substitutes for saving your (presence / reverence)

Edited: I wonder in modern English what we can say prior to uttering something that might sound offensive or disapproving to the person/people you're talking to? I know two phrases: Saving your ...
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Not using THAT in non-defining relative clauses

While I was teaching non-defining relative clauses in an intermediate book, one of my students asked why that cannot be use?! I don't remember reading any tips about it. Is there a logical explanation?...
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Is there an idiom that means that you are set up to be very successful?

Is there an idiom that means that you are set up to be very successful? If there's no such idiom can you think of an idiom that means something similar related to success or something else? I am ...
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Questions in declarative word order for a question which is directly answered

I recently had a discussion with a native speaker who said Why I don't like oranges? Because... would be ungrammatical. They point out that it should be Why don't I like oranges? instead. I ...
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“On the test” or “in the test”?

I know we should say "on the test" meaning performance wise, but does using "in the test" go as well or has another meaning? Do we say: So the kids are able to do their best on the test. or ...
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“Smth is smth that for the given smth produces smth” - is this a correct word order?

I've been arguing with a colleague about a description for a piece of code. Originally, the message was as follows: XXX is a macro that, given a component name and a variable name pattern, produces a ...
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Sincere to or Sincerity to

He is sincere to his religious belief His sincerity to the religious belief I think the first one is more common in use. My question is, the second one is grammatical? Can i use sincerity with "to"...
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“Collapse” or “crumble”

I won't ever forget that moment. The moment I wish never was. I just stepped out of my work that got a call from my mother and came to know the most horrible news that my grandma who raised me and I ...
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What does “dop” mean?

I happened to come across the following sentences in a textbook story: "A flame goes up dop in all Nomita's nerves and veins". In the same story, the word is repeated somewhere else later in the ...
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How to say that you smoke sometimes and only for fun?

I wonder what do you normally say when you as a smoker would like to indicate that you do not smoke too much and you just do it sometimes and for fun? I'm not a heavy smoker. I......................
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How to refer to some one comment or recommendation

My supervisor gives me a comment. I have to respond to her comment. In my report, I should refer to her comment. For example, Comment ...... My response: This has been inserted as commented by the ...
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David is not very fit. He does not do any sport. VS David is not very fit. He is not doing any sport

David is not very fit. He does not do any sport. VS David is not very fit. He is not doing any sport. Which is grammatically correct? What is the difference in meaning?
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A problem regarding only

In the following sentence The CEO only discussed the new venture with his manager. According to the answer keys provided the above sentence is wrong. They say only should be used before the CEO ...
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Introductory preposition

In making the link between gaming and work, the economists point to compelling data. Here, why " in making" is said? Why not only " making"?
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What does the word “connive” mean in this context?

I read a sentence in my history book which was: In this respect, as Time wrote, "the world knew that it had, in a sense too deep, too simple for the world to understand, connived at his (Gandhiji's ...
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the meaning of would

What is the meaning of would in this sentence: Guy Fawkes established a reputation as a soldier of great courage, a fact that would lead to his participation in the infamous Gunpowder Plot.
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Is the “is” redundant here?

The two sentences: The lighter the camera, the harder it is to hold steady. The lighter the camera is, the harder it is to hold steady. I just saw the former one but always make the ...
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“When is the last time…?” OR “When was the last time…?”

I usually say "When was the last time...?", but I came across this conversation. So I wonder which one is correct: is, was or either. Henry: I was on the phone for an hour. Ron: Who were you talking ...
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Plant is singular and complex is plural. How that can happen that they can come together

A product states it is enriched with "plant derived complex". Here plant is singular and complex is plural. How that can happen?
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Shall I use “an” before “impact”?

Some uncountable words like the word value should not be preceded with article. I am not sure about impact. It has impact on the existing approaches. or It has an impact on the existing ...
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“Going red” or “Blush”

Please have a look on the scenario below: We both loved each other. When we met each other for the second time, we both conveyed some messages through our looks and the way we stared at each other, ...
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Meaning of the paragraph? Is the paragraph ambiguous?

The following paragraph was from a video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKL2pdRmwc4 (16:34) Television advertising may influence children's nutrition practices, particularly in regard to food ...
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Is it wrong or uncommon to use whether when there isn't a second option?

When there are two options, it's clear. You should use whether: He didn't know whether to go on Monday or Tuesday. What about when there aren't two options? Example: He called to check whether ...
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What's is the meaning of held a phone call

Is phrase "held a phone call" means received a phone call or made a phone call?
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Interpretation of “share in” in “shared in the ongoing tragedy”

“Although northern Carolina, unlike the colony’s southern reaches, did not at first import large numbers of African slaves, both regions shared in the ongoing tragedy of bloody relations between ...
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“Ends in” or “ends with” a phone call

I was writing a question on Security.SE and couldn't figure out which pronoun was actually correct in the sentence: This [process] always ends with/in a phone call. The intended meaning is that ...
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the present perfect tense with an incomplete period of time

I turned off the light before leaving this morning. If 'this morning' is not over yet, is 'have turned off' also OK? Because the present perfect tense is used to express actions happening in an ...
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What does “their” refer to here?

Does it refer to Bitcoin, Libra or The Winklevoss Twins? The inability for Facebook’s Libra to operate in a permissionless manner puts into question whether it should be considered a real ...
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“How could someone do something?” vs “How could someone have done something?”

Tell me please what is the difference between the following sentence. How could he steal the money? He had always been so law-abiding. How could he have stolen the money? He had always been so ...
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“I can see someone ” vs “I see someone”

As this dictionary says can is used with the verbs see, hear, feel, taste, and smell, and with verbs connected with thinking, to mean that someone sees something, hears something etc. For exapmple: ...
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Which of the two is correct, as (clause) or by?

(1) The teacher's attribution for a child's behavior is obtained AS filtering the child's behavior. (2) The teacher's attribution for a child's behavior is obtained BY filtering the child's behavior. ...
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Why do people prefer using “will be doing” form(future continuous) when they can use just “will do”(simple future)?

I get confused several times, especially in speaking English, when I hear more and more native English speaker prefer to use "be doing" form. When I attend a class the instructor may say "We will be ...
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What does “he was there for” mean in this sentence?

I really don't understand the usage or the meaning of "he was there for" in this sentence : Tony shook his head, as though he couldn’t wrap his mind around events he was there for, and partially ...
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All used before

In the following sentence I am vexed at him for what all he has done for him till date.  I think the above sentence is wrong because all(determiner) is placed before numbers, my, your etc And ...

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