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My father taught me vs my father learned me

I have read like these sentences: My dad has also taught me a lot about love. My dad taught me a lot of things. I am wondering if we can say "learned me" instead. So as to be My dad ...
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How to express a scenario more likely than the other clearly and concisely?

I just replied a comments in a post, then I realized that this expression may need some improvement. A book using "we'll provide" makes more likely as if I am sitting in a classroom than "we ...
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How to explain adverbs and adjectives to students in context with IELTS / PTE/ CELPIP

I am confused about how to teach the importance and use of Adverbs and Adjectives to students who are appearing for IELTS, PTE or CELPIP. I am not able to select the point from where I need to start ...
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Is it necessary to use preposition before gerund?

Which one is correct? I'll come by looking for you. I'll come looking for you. If I don't use preposition 'by' will it be fine?
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Which one is correct: have happened or had happened?

I'm wondering from these sentences which one is true: 1."So, which one have happened yesterday? You went for a walk or stay here?" or 2."So which one had happened? You went for a walk or stay ...
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what does “first-cut solution” mean? [on hold]

From this post Deep Learning has enabled the field of Computer Vision to advance rapidly in the last few years. In this post I would like to discuss about one specific task in Computer Vision ...
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To infinitive vs gerund

Consider these two sentences: We will update the server to include more space. We will update the server including more space. Sentence 1 is the original sentence, but I was asked if ...
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What does “sh*t got cray-cray” mean?

Then science happened, and shit got cray-cray. I searched the reliable online dictionaries but I can not find any definition. Though I found meaning of cray: a short form of "crazy" used by some ...
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“Drench” vs “Soak”

I wonder which one of the two verbs below fits better in each sense and which one doesn't work in which sentence and why: Soak: to make something completely wet. Drench: To drench something or ...
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“It is time + you + do”

Which means you're technically an adult, don't you think it's time you move on from primitive constructs such as popularity? I saw this line in a tv-series. I thought this construction "it's time + ...
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Use of verb after WHO

I have a doubt regarding the use of the verb "has or have " after who in the following sentence, I request you my work to be evaluated by Mr. Bender and Mr. Joseph who has expertise in the work ...
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To express different cameras output different images, are “varied” and “various” exchangeable?

This is description from a competition. In these institutions, fundus images are captured by various cameras in the market, such as Canon, Zeiss and Kowa, resulting into varied image ...
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My mom is the only person who noticed it vs my mom has been the only person who noticed it

So I've lost 11 pounds and no one actually noticed the difference except my mum. In this case, do I have to say My mom is the only person who noticed it Or My mom has been the only person who ...
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Tresses or long hair

What do we call the hair that hangs loose on the neck below the ear? Tresses? As can be seen in the image:
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At the beginning of a chapter or an article , is “we provide” or “we'll provide” better, or no difference?

From this book "Deep Learning and Convolutional Neural Networks for Medical Image Computing" Abstract Computerized algorithms and solutions in processing and diagnosis mammography X-ray, ...
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should I write “These details belongs to my dad” or “These are my dad's details ” when writing an email?

When writing an email should I write "These details belongs to my dad" or "These are my dad's details"? I know this sounds somewhat silly but I want to be grammatically correct.
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Usage of “condemn” in this sentence

Those who don't understand Unix are condemned to reinvent it, poorly. According to Cambridge dictionary, condemn means to criticize something or someone strongly. In the above sentence how is the ...
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Repeated article in a sentence

Which sentence is correct? The book suggests that "C" is the correct answer, but somehow I feel all three sentences are correct too. Any help? a)The firefighters save the people from the fire. b)The ...
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Is there any difference in meaning between “how” and “what” when each is used to start a subordinate clause?

Is there any difference between how and what in the following sentence? Anny was just telling Wendy how she liked to eat the ice cream at the shop. Anny was just telling Wendy what she liked to eat ...
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Dose `a developing sense` mean that the sense/idea approaches but not achieves the advanced?

From this book "Deep Learning and Convolutional Neural Networks for Medical Image Computing" Interest and advances in deep learning are still growing rapidly in both the computer vision and the ...
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Can you make a noun doubly possessive?

I've noticed that native speakers sometimes make nouns they've already made possessive, possessive again. If this is syntactically sound, I don't understand it. For example, "her relative was mean" ...
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Question about “neighbors trouble spots” grammar?

I am currently reading this article, and I came across this line, Turkey, which neighbors trouble spots such as Syria, Iraq and Iran, has long sought to address shortcomings concerning its air ...
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Word or a phrase for quick looking through a bookshelf

Would the act of quick looking through a shelf to find a book be called "browsing through the shelf"? Are there any alternatives to describe the same action? Edit: "Which hex do I enter? Which ...
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How best to say “having dinner” & “talking with my wife”

Which sentences are grammatically correct and make sense? I was having dinner, talking with my wife. I was having dinner and talking with my wife. I was having dinner as I was talking with ...
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Is “pending for her return” grammatical?

Is it valid to use: We will be pending for her return instead of, for example: We look forward to her return
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Meaning of 'My friend is shouting at his dog running"

Meaning of 'My friend is shouting at his dog running" My friend is shouting at his dog running. I think this sentence can mean one of three below according to context. I wonder whether my thinking ...
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What does “Mr growly pants” refer to?

So I've heard this expression in the "Trailer Park Boys" TV show (taking place in Canada). According to the context I understand that it probably means someone grumpy, who's complaining a lot. ...
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Meaning of “I take up my pen in the year of grace 17”

SQUIRE TRELAWNEY, Dr. Livesey, and the rest of these gentlemen having asked me to write down the whole particulars about Treasure Island, from the beginning to the end, keeping nothing back but ...
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When is it better to use “believe” over “think”?

I can think of one context in which it is always better to use "believe" over "think." When you want to convey your belief or trust in someone or something. God, for example. Being faithful, too. That ...
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What does “which” mean in this sentence?

When you use the Service we collect IMSI to obtain the network speed so as to display the use condition on the notification bar of your Smartphone and on the interface of the Service, which is ...
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Is punch name of a person [on hold]

What is the meaning of the following sentence Punch is distinguished from its hunchback. Is Punch name of a person?
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Doubt on the construction of a sentence

I am writing a document with some mathematics and I need help with the construction of a sentence. Is it correct to write "the function f measures the failure of the space M to be smooth"? I am not ...
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(Subject+verb+object) sentence after a preposition

Can a sentence (subject+verb+object) follow a preposition? There is an example sentence I think it’s wrong. XYZ showed how certain protein molecules repair DNA damaged by UV light. These ...
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Why do they write 'every right' instead of 'all rights' or 'any right'?

Why do they write 'every right' instead of 'all rights' or 'any right'? Is it the choice of a style. He had every right to sound annoyed. From A Wind in the Door by Madelene L'Engle.
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Till what grade, till grade

My grandma hadn't finished her schooling, so I wanted to know when she stopped going to school or more specifically "the grade after which she stopped going to school". Actually she completed her ...
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using several to-infinitive subsequently

Can we say: "I want to learn to drive my car to go to my workplace to earn money"? Is it appropriate to use several infinitive with to subsequently?
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P*ss one's pants (out of/from/with) fear / laughter

I wonder what preposition do you normally use after the informal idiom "piss one's pants" to join it with the words like "laughter" or "fear" etc.? Example 1: — He was really a chicken! I never ...
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The right verb after “ensure”

Which forms of verb can I use here? The client must ensure that accurate records be/are/will be kept. I don't know why Google translate example uses "be" here.
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help in predicting or help predicting

I am confused in the following example, for which of the following sentences is correct: can't help predicting the factuality of the tweets. can't help in predicting the factuality of the ...
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What is the meaning of “well done” in this sentence?

I read a sentence in Word by Word by Kory Stamper which was: The idea that "poor" marks quality whereas "bad" marks morality is truly a peeve beyond all other peeves--a real peever's peeve. Well ...
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The meaning of the context: passive to active voice

Our study suggests that those factors in mission statements that are most associated with financial performance can be viewed as indicators of a socially responsible company. (The above sentence is ...
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From … on/onwards, after

I was telling someone that "platyhelminthes" is the last phylum which shows organ (and the only phylum) level of organization and after that all other phylas show "organ system level of organization". ...
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Why did my “seldom” get corrected?

In an answer in the Spanish site about the use of timbre in European Spanish I tried to say that there is a specific meaning of the word that I know but very infrequently get to use, so I wrote this: ...
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What is the difference between “I'm sure”, “I think”, “I believe”

I know these sentences are used to express opinions. "I'm sure", "I think", "I believe" But I don't know the exact difference between them. What I know is that "I'm sure", "I believe" are more ...
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Extra-factual meaning

I have searched in the net with no avail. I need to know the meaning of extra-factual as well as a synonym for it.
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More expensive than others

Let's imagine I have some boats with different prices. I am going to be selling them soon. I have gotten a person to buy one of them and he approached the boat I am selling for the highest price. Can ...
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Understanding “ear-first” and “crowded room”

what does "enter crowded rooms" and "ear-first" mean in this sentence from the passage: The paper’s eyes were big and round, whereas mine disappear altogether if I smile, and my nose is more ...
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Articles in front of a title

I would like to know if I should omit an article in front of a title. For example, NPR's Michel Martin speaks with American University professor Allan Lichtman about the prediction he made two ...
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Correct use of Deduct and Deducted

Once we deduct/deducted it we have to deduct this for next six month. What should I use in above sentence Deduct or Deducted? Is it something like a) If we deduct it once the we will have to ...
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Family tree… the genealogy

What do we call a man who begins a family. Do we call him an antecedent or great-grand father or ancestor, a lineal antecedent? Or what? Such as, there is a family Richard. Now, the family got its ...

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