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Subordinate Conjunctions

I was taught that subordinate conjunctions are used to link a dependent clause to an independent one. This example was given recently in an English Grammar website and now I am confused: "It is so ...
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“During years 2017-2019” vs. “During the years 2017-2019”

"During years 2017-2019, he appeared four times on the podcast." or "During the years 2017-2019, he appeared for times on the podcast" Are both of them correct? If not, which of them and why? I ...
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tense with “since” when talking about dead people's lives

Is it correct to use the present perfect in the following? If not, how would you revise it? Charles Dickens left school to work in a factory and has since become a professional writer. I'd ...
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Eager to meet or eager to meeting?

Which is correct? "I am always eager to meeting you..." or "I am always eager to meet you......" I for some reason think that 'meeting' should be used because it's being referred in future.
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Is “to satisfy a connection” idiomatic in the mentioned text?

We need a process in which A and B are properly connected. The process X satisfies such connection. Is "to satisfy a connection" used in the above sense idiomatic? Other similar option is "meet".
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Do we use singular or plural countable noun with word “Any”? [duplicate]

Do we use singular or plural countable noun with word "Any"? For example: She hasn't any friend or She hasn't any friends which of the above is correct?
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Can 'leave' mean 'forget'?

In a conversation like: Person 1: You can read a map, can’t you? Person 2: Yes, I can. But I left my glasses in England. Does the verb "leave" mean that Person 2 forgot to bring his glasses, ...
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“Plugged in” or “Plugged in in”

Where's the charger? It's not plugged in in the usual place. Where's the charger? It's not plugged in the usual place. I'm a native English speaker, but I've realised I'm not sure which of the ...
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Work + preposition + noun or work + noun

1- Doctors often work very long hours. (Why not "work for..." ?) 2- He worked the clubs long before TV made him famous. (Why not "work in/for the clubs..." ?) 3- I am working a drug case....
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Transitive verb + interrupter + object?

To what extent can someone interpret a transitive verb and its object, and what is possible to use to make sure it has no mistakes either in grammar or meaning? For instance, look at this sentence: ...
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Comma and where

I found some sentence here; "They also live in Argentina, Bolivia and Ecuador where they reside mainly on estuaries, lagoons, mud flats and salt lakes." I understood like this: They also live in ...
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When you're going to be late for a meeting

Let's assume that you are going to be late for a meeting. I wonder when do you normally use each sentence below? 1) I’m sorry for keeping you / to keep you waiting. I would use this sentence ...
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use of Apostrophes with two noun [on hold]

Which one is correct? 1. John's father condition is unstable. 2. John's father's condition is unstable.
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What does “power of something” mean?

I would like to comprehend the meaning of the phrase power of art. An example, for some context: You are a person that appreciates the power of art. How do I use this phrase "The power of art" and ...
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“Leave on” vs “leave”

Can there be a missing on when I say somebody leaves on some date? For example, is it okay if I say: We'll have to leave September 1st, because we have to be back in school on the 2nd. instead of:...
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Questions suitable for formal letter? [on hold]

Are these questions suitable for formal letter? 1) Firstly, I want to know how many paintings the participant can send? 2) Secondly, I would be grateful if you tell me, how much money the first ...
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Is there a noun/verb for the process of growing new leaves on a tree?

Deciduous trees shed their leaves (or defoliate) in the fall. What happens in the spring? I'm looking for words like bloom/blossom, but these refer to flowers, right? Are there similar verb/noun ...
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How is it possible to use past simple here?

Last summer I visited places where I spent my childhood. The trees my father planted when I was a child had become big tall trees. When you use 'spent' without had, it gets equated with the time when ...
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“the” or “one's” in an idiom?

I've been learning idioms related to body parts, when some like these struck me: 1 A lot of young vandals who go looking for trouble are not right in the head. 2 Can you do this calculation ...
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Using will and would to talk about future

a) Ok sir, I will send you that file tomorrow. (Definitely) b) Ok Sir, I would send you that file tomorrow. (Probably) In above sentences can we use Will interchangeably and imagine the meaning ...
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right usage of subject verb agreement: “There is only one of his novels that are/is interesting”

There is only one of his novels that** are** interesting. Is this correct? If not which part is wrong, please tell me which explanation based on a sub-verb agreement. In my book, it says If a subject ...
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Can “direction” have sides?

I am trying to describe the positional relationship among objects A, B, and C with reference to direction X. The relationship may be described as follows when it is literally translated from my ...
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Should there be a comma after “loose” in this sentence?

I read a sentence which was: He reiterated his plea for a loose (united), confederation with considerable autonomy for the confederating units. I don't think there should be a comma in between an ...
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Use of the phrase 'fetal position' (B) [on hold]

For the thing mentioned above I had a discussion with my friend but he said it should be: I will avoid thrusting my head into my knees. I will avoid sitting in the position that the head is ...
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Why Past Perfect in this example?

The example below is from a grammar guide This glass is cracked. ~ So it is. I hadn't noticed. Why not "I haven't noticed"? - Present Perfect, as it is something he hasn't noticed until the moment ...
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Confusion in placing Articles a and an before nouns

When I was a kid I was taught that Article An should be placed before nouns starting with a Vowel letter, but now i got to know that it's actually the sound of vowel we should focus not the letter. ...
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what should I say when doing a presentation and I need to leave the next topic to the next team member in my team

I am having a presentation soon. One thing that bothers me is that, we have multiple members in the team and each of us is doing the presentation for a small part of the slides. So there are points ...
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The meaning of 'rutting' in Tennessee Williams' 'A Streetcar Named Desire'

Chapter XI begins as follows: STANLEY: Drew to an inside straight and made it, by God. PABLO: Maldita sea tu suerte! STANLEY: Put it in English, greaseball. PABLO: I am cursing your rutting luck....
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Present simple for some future events

We are leaving on tour to Italy tomorrow for 10 days, after that we tour USA and Canada for two weeks. When we come back we play Fuzzville in Benidorm. Then some gigs in England, Holland, France, ...
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Meaning of “off” in this sentence

As a learner I often find it hard to understand news headlines, because some words are omitted to make it look tidy and short. Today I came across: Monsoon off to slow start with 53% deficit. ...
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Which word is suitable? “Aspects/features/elements” of a report

The context is that for generating a specific report, an application allows its users to customize used databases, implemented formulas, parameters to be published, and the output file format. To ...
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Can the word “marker” imply a “turn”?

I was reading a chapter about Partition of British India. And, in it, there was a section which was titled as: A momentous marker I wasn't sure what the word "marker" exactly meant here. And when ...
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When can we use short forms of be?

It’s clear that we can say we’re, they’re, he’s, she’s. However, when the subjects are not subject pronouns, can we use short forms of be? For example, can we say: My dad’s washing the car. ...
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How and when to use “ Probably” when it's compared to “ Maybe ”

Wat up? I just really would like you guys, more particularly the Native Am.Eng Speakers to explain to me as clear and simple as possible how and when to use the words " Probably " vs " Maybe " in ...
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Please explain these two different sentences: “ Who do you love.” and “ Who you love.”

Can we use the second sentence? Is it correct? How will it be translated?
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How to write or read powers (math) by words?

What's the way to write or to read power (math) it in words? Does "powered by" is correct? For example: "2 powered by 5 divided by 2 powered by 3." works? Also "What 4 powered by 3 does equal to?...
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The verb ''feel'' about weather

Feel(V):İf you talk about how the weather feels, you describe the weather, especially the temparature or weather or not you think it is going to rain or snow. I have some confusion about this ...
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Is “call in a taxi” correct?

Is "call in a taxi" correct? I thought "call in a taxi" was correct, because you would say "call in a supply package", but after looking up Google, I barely get any results telling me that it's not ...
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“Best return on your money” vs “Best return for your money”

I am confused which preposition is correct in the statement: Best return on your money. or Best return for your money. ? Which do you think is correct? Please explain.
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What do you call the elevator space at the end of a corridor?

What do you call the elevator space at the end of a corridor? Imagine a T and at the end of the T there's a set of corridors, but since the end of the T is literally shaped like a corridor, do we call ...
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Is this phrase correct?

"We are going to our houses?" (the house is not the same for both speakers) I feel like there is something wrong with it. As if it's incomplete, or missing something..
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Is the word “foreigner” to be avoided?

Is "foreigner" a word that some people may get offended at? A Japanese person learning English used to use "foreigner" as a translation of 外国人 (gaikokujin). However, a native speaker of English told ...
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“I hadn’t paid much attention to it before, but now I see it’s a small bird in flight” — why “hadn't”?

From The Hunger Games: My next guest is also unexpected. Madge walks straight to me. She is not weepy or evasive, instead there’s an urgency about her tone that surprises me. “They let you wear one ...
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Which tense is correct here, past perfect or present perfect?

Was she upset because her uncle (had died / has died) recently? Which tense is correct here, past perfect or present perfect? And also if I changed "was she upset" to "is she upset", does that affect ...
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What do these jokes mean? [closed]

I confess! I found them really hard! I think the jokes are all about using witty words in English. Here is the original source. Please help me understand them all. (a) Your mother is so classless,...
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Correct usage of want

One of the meanings of want is to lack something But I am confued regarding its use in a sentence. Which of the following sentence is correct? He doesn't want courage. He doesn't want in ...
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Every - mixing singular and plural in one sentence

I'm confused by the use of plural and singular when Every is use. Which of the following sentences is correct? Every business has its own unique set of challenges, resulting in a different approach ...
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Do we care about the rules of “Speculation Modals” when we change speculation modals from “direct into indirect speech”?

According to the rules of "Speculation Modals", we use "may / could / might + inf" to guess things in the present Eg: I may / might / could be late today "Speculation Modals" say that we use "may / ...
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What are some alternatives to the sentence “I've recently suffered an injury”?

I myself was thinking of a few sentences, but wasn't sure if they were grammatically correct. "I've recently incurred an injury" "I've recently sustained an injury"
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What “make it through” means?

What "make it through" means? I heard it in a speech. I googled it and found out "not die as a result of an illness or an accident, get better after an illness, recover, survive, respond". Is it ...

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