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Moscow lay as a crossing of three roads

What is the grammatical role of the "lay" in the following sentence? It seems like a verb. But why it is not used like a third person form (lays) or "lay" is the past form of it? First, attention ...
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Saying numbers - few options

I know that there are (at least) three options to read this number - 2500: A. two thousand, five hundred B. two thousand and five hundred C. twenty-five hundred Q1) Is "C" considered to ...
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Does “he squandered his car on drink” sound natural?

I am struggling with how to express the idea that somebody sold out some article of his possession (computer, car, house, etc.) and used the money to buy himself alcohol to drink. For example, -- ...
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Meaning of 'excess' in this sentence

Can you help me to understand meaning of 'excess'' in sentence below: The project may, in fact, be hopeless when it comes to the absolute birth and death of being as meaning – here we can only ...
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standing WITH / IN / AT a 45-degree angle

Which one below would be correct when explaining the way something stands ? 1) It was standing with a 45-degree angle. 2) It was standing a 45-degree angled. 3) It was standing in a 45-...
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Conditionals “when talking about possible events in present”

Conditionals always make me confused. My question is that when I want to build a sentence relating to possible events in the present time. Which conditional form should I use? For example, I am ...
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A variation to the phrase “hanging over my shoulders”

I couldn't find the exact definition of "hanging over someone's shoulders" online. I am not referring to the literal meaning, when, for example, you feel there is a ghost hanging over your shoulders. ...
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Identifying noun clauses

[Whom we expect] to be delivering the presentation is absent. The desire to fight is [what we believe] to be planted in his mind. I bracketed the words which I think are the noun clauses of the ...
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“only to me” vs “to me only”

I have a question regarding proper grammar. Which is correct? Please reply only to me. Please reply to me only. Thank you.
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“It doesn't matter” or “it won't matter”?

It doesn't matter. It won't matter. Where is correct? Still confused when I use it so tell me good people where is the correct what should I talk
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Meaning of “allergic to x” [on hold]

English is my second language I am confused. If an article say a woman is allergic to water, does that mean they are allergic to the water molecule H2O? Or something dissolved in water? H2O makes up ...
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Blocked Vs obstructed

Which word is an appropriate choice below? They are trying to clear roads blocked/obstructed by fallen trees. The confusion is because, in the context, both word choices seem correct. Both means ...
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Article or zero article

How to spell correctly? On the internet write with and without an article. Open in new tab Open in a new tab Examples: Open a URL in a new tab How to open link in new tab on html
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I miss you like I (have) never missed someone else [duplicate]

Which one of the following phrases is correct? I'm unsure about using present perfect or not. I miss you like I've never missed someone else. I miss you like I never missed someone else.
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Can you say “I used everything up”

Given the fact that "use up" already means to use everything, can you formulate sentences like this and not sound weird at all? What happened to your toothpaste? I used everything up. is it like ...
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Is it correct to use the phrase “it´s about finding the city´s DNA”?

The phrase: It's about finding the city's DNA is used in a CNN promo for its program "Quest´s Worlds of Wonder". I can see what they want to express, but does it make sense in terms of language ...
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I sent it from my dad's number

My friend asked me to send her a picture. Later on she texted me that I didn't send it. So I replied: I sent it from my dad's number. So is the use of "number" natural" here or should be something ...
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Meaning of “citation styles” in the given context

There is a copy-paste app that works across devices. I have come across the following sentence that mentions "citation styles" in a way that is incomprehensible to me: The app lets you copy a text ...
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Gift Message: “for learning” or “to learning”

I want to send a gift to someone. She loves learning. Which version of the following looks better/correct? To learning and knowledge! Or For learning and knowledge! Note that learning and ...
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Articles we should use when we are talking about a specific person and clothing

Which article should I use in the question below? A) Who is the girl with the umbrella? B) Who is the girl with an umbrella? Thanks!
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Meaning of running out into the road

My dog is very silly ; he is always running out into the road. What does running out into mean?
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Is “uncounted day” the right term for this case?

There’s a 30-day term, and I need to account for 2 days off by extending the term to 32 days. Can use the term like this?: Term: 01/01/19 – 01/02/19 (2 uncounted days on 01/05/19 and 01/13/19)
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if the output were executed (conditional sentences)

In the sentence below, I'd like to see if "were executed" is correct in the context and if it sounds acceptable to the native ear. What would the output be, e.g. on the computer screen, if the ...
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What does “complete” mean in this sentence?

Complete authentication using Face ID. It's a UI, and does it mean "please complete authentication ..." or "Authentication using Face ID is completed"?
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Where do I place the year of an event in a sentence?

Is it more accurate to start a sentence with an year or to end it with an year? So which out of the given sentences is more accurate:- In 1965 the 'Snurfer' was developed as a child's toy. ...
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Past and present participles grammar rules [on hold]

Do past and present participles always have to have an auxiliary verb?
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What is the meaning of “out back” in the following sentence?

What is the meaning of "out back" in the sentence, "Somebody quieted the dogs out back" ? Does it mean "Somebody made the dogs quiet. and somebody took the dogs out again" ?
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“Please return the equipment to its original place after being used.”

Are the following sentences accurate? Please return the equipment to its original place after being used Please return the equipment to its original place after use Please return the ...
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“Refuse anyone help” or “refuse to help anyone”

My auntie would never refuse anyone help if they need it. Can you explain "anyone help"? I think it should be: "to help anyone".
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I have read and agree / agreed with the terms and conditions

Which of the following two verb-forms is/are grammatical? Both, I think. I have read and agree / agreed with the terms and conditions. The first verb agrees with the subject I; I have read and (...
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Why people say ‘a racehorse’ and ‘a racing car’?

A horse bred and trained for taking part in racing is termed a racehorse, while a car made for taking part in racing is called a racing car. Could anyone figure out any reason for this apparent ...
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Meaning of 'ends meet'

What is the meaning of ends meet in this context Hi, This email is to inform you that your application has been rejected. As the Test scores were not enough. However, we wish you all success ...
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“He is having to pay the money” passive

Active: He have to pay the money. Passive: The money have to be paid by him. Active: He is having to pay the money. Passive: The money is having to be paid by him. (I'm not sure) Please explain. ...
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Need proper framing of the sentences [on hold]

I need to tell to my onsite people about the going kt progress.. how can I explain this with proper English. Help me
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A Preposition Question

"Tempe police show reporters more body cam footage in fatal shooting of boy with air soft gun." What does the "in" in the sentence mean? "Pertaining to" or "in the event of"? If it means "...
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How to use ‘many’ in sentence in different way?

I found this sentence from our regional daily. There is— He searched for a company where he can start working with his passion in coding. Coding hasn’t been favourite for many an ones. Here,in last ...
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Draw \ pull water from well

He is drawing water from well. He is pulling water from well. Which is more suitable in this context? Is there any suitable phrasal verb for this? Thank you.
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Why is “lately” usually used in a perfect tense sentence?

When you look up "lately tense", google gives the top result from oxfordlearnersdictionaries. I haven't heard from him lately. Lately is usually used with a perfect tense of the verb.Look also ...
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'Looking forward' and 'Looking backward' mean?

It is difficult to know how to determine whether one culture is better than another. When it comes to public opinion polls about whether cultural changes are for the better or the worse, looking ...
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As’ meaning in this sentence

Baby, baby, feels like maybe, things will be all right Baby, baby, your love's made me Free as a song, singin' forever This is a part of my favorite song, “only yesterday” by carpenters. And I am ...
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What does “which” stand for in this context?

Teachers take an active role in developing and deepening students’ comprehension by asking questions that cause them to read the text again, resulting in multiple readings of the same text. In other ...
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What is the meaning of the repeated preposition “at"?

What is the meaning of the following sentence? I looked at a small alcove office with a roll top desk and a waiting room with mission leather chairs and three diplomas on the wall, at a ...
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Is there an idiom that means “taking revenge for X”?

I know the idiomatic phrase "getting back at someone", but the issue here is that it's synonymous with "taking revenge against someone" instead "taking revenge for an action done against me". Are ...
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Has? Had? Which one is right?

I saw a guy who has purple eyes I saw a guy who had purple eyes The color of eyes would not change, but . . Which sounds natural?
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“In a week” or “a week”

A book says: There are sixty minutes in an hour. There are twelve months in a year. There are seven days a week. Where is the "in" in the third example, is "a year" an adverb here? ...
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Is “shutting down X off of Y” grammatical?

I know for a fact that "shutting down X" is grammatical, but I am not sure if you can add the verb complement "off of Y" after it. We already have the adverb "down", so I don't think we can add a verb ...
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Hyphen use. “Solar and Wind-Powered” [duplicate]

I have a question about hyphens! Solar and wind-powered generators have an expensive cost up-front, are unreliable and weather dependent. Are the hyphens correct in "Solar and wind-powered" part? ...
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Solar and wind powered

How to correctly write "Solar and wind powered" in a sentence? Are hyphens required? Possible options: Solar and wind powered Solar- and wind-powered Solar and wind-powered Solar and windpowered
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I'm confused on using participle form and gerund form after auxiliary verb

We know that after auxiliary we use gerund or participle form of verb. Like, I'm going to open a bank account or I'm gone there. So, now my question is when I will use pp form verb after auxiliary and ...
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What do you call a set of protruding bars, some mobile, some not, which are used to carry a load and manipulate it?

I loaded a huge chainsaw on my * and off of it. I am not sure if there are words for such a thing. I am thinking of a set of bars that can be used to hold heavy objects with mobile bars like arms ...

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