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USA or the USA in a sentence

Could anyone clear up which is - grammarly - correct, the USA or USA? There're no doubts about unrolled, i.e. full name, so the Unites States [of America] are definitely to be used with THE, but I ...
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The risk exists

"The risk exists that .... " I am proofreading an English text related to financial consulting. This text is the result of an audit which observes, identifies risks and comes up with recommendations. ...
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Is there any difference in meaning between “give” and “give away”?

Is there any difference in meaning between give and give away. For example: The old man gave all his money to the people in need. The old man gave away all his money to the people in need. I ...
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What do you call this when cats hunch their backs and their fur stands on end?

I know there is such a word but I cannot recall it. This word can be used figuratively when saying that someone gets surprised, angry or reack badly to something.
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What's the meaning of “enterprise”in this context?

I checked a lot of dictionaries and I couldn't find a suitable definition. Here's the sentence: Enterprising humans, animals, heroes, or gods will make a habit of acquiring the first fire from some ...
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“say” or “tell” in this context

Teacher: Who can say the multiplication table from 1 to 10. Or, Teacher: Who can tell me the multiplication table from 1 to 10. Which of the two sentences is more appropriate for a teacher to use ...
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Is it considered natural to open an answer with 'On the contrary!'?

Person A: He says that you like sweet foods. Person B: On the contrary! I do like salty foods. Is it considered natural to open an answer or comment with this phrase, or it should be a part of a ...
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Is “become” both stative and dynamic verb

Since it is OK to say "The house is becoming more expensive", Become can be a dynamic verb for dynamic verbs allow the progressive tense. I wonder if become is also considered as a stative verb.
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Which Sentence Is Written Correct?

A. Checking the barometer, Elaine predicted good weather. Or B. Predicting good weather after Elaine checked the barometer. I think A is correct and B is wrong because the gerund "predicting" needs ...
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What is the use of “being” in the sentence grammatically?

In the sentence: Major refreshes to the OS come about every six months, with the most recent being the May 2019 Update. What is the use of "being" grammatically? Can any words be added between "...
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Good word for horizontal stacking members [on hold]

What is a good word for stacking elements horizontally, could be books. I am looking for a term.
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On the grammaticality of “What it is that you fear is unfounded.”

Is the construction What it is that you fear is unfounded. grammatically correct? I am somewhat confused about what the subject of the first auxilary is is. Is it what, or is it it?
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Why do they correct simple past to present perfect here?

I've often found online articles where corrections are made to signify a different tense where I think there's no need to. For example: ... he tells BBC Culture. “... I [have] always felt like they ...
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Use of possessive in complex sentence

"It won't fall only on my shoulders, but also on the company that I'll be working for." Is this sentence correct or does it need to show possession on the second sentence, like "on the company's (...
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What does mean the phrase fall through in slang? [on hold]

One homie is offering to another to get in a car, he says: How 'bout to fall through, homie? What does it mean at this context? There is no context anymore! It's from GTA 5, just look at 11:55 here ...
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Searching For Same Sentence Pattern

My youngest sister won first prize in the poetry contest. A. The catamaran drifted slowly onto the shore. B. Our oldest sister is a chemical engineer for a local firm. C. The moon seemed brighter ...
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Is the use of “why it is” in this sentence correct?

The following is an excerpt from this NYT article ( 9th paragraph). It is a comment that senator Romney made over Trump's decision to pull back the U.S. troops. Critics in both parties condemned ...
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Can I express a trend like this?

This city has experienced a decrease of 1% per year in the visibility, a meteorological parameter partly affected by atmospheric pollution. I would like to include the parenthetical clause to ...
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Is natural to use the phrasal verb “check with” in the sense of “consult”?

Is it natural to use check with in the following sentence? If you don't know the meaning of words, check with dictionaries to find out.
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Simple Past and Present Perfect in the daily basis

I would like to ask some things about differences between Simple Past and Present Perfect (because I only know how to use them in a few cases and I just only know how to use them grammactly correct, ...
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Can 'was' be omitted in this sentence?

I believe it can't, because the omission of was makes valued and stigmatized paralleled. The thing they were good at at school wasn't valued, or was actually stigmatized.
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Rendering a judgment

I asked a professor if I can collect data by method X and he replied : "I am sorry - we do not render such judgments in advance". What does that mean?
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How does Tim would break the window or How would Tim break the window?

How does Tim would break the window? How would Tim break the window? Both correct and have the same meaning?
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starts wondering/starts to wonder

Ted still sits alone in the couch watching TV. He starts wondering where his wife is./He starts to wonder where his wife is. I assume they are equally correct, but is there one of "starts wondering" ...
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Sentence correction with that

Sentence:The music company was afraid the accelerating decline of sales of compact discs would not be compensated by increased internet revenue. Solution:The music company was afraid THAT the ...
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Misplaced modifier? Judging by

I have read many sentences with the modifier "judging by..." followed by the subject "it". Such as this example: Judging by his appearance, it is clear that he doesn't comb his hair. The sentence ...
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Whats the meaning of “makes it rain on dem ho's” [on hold]

I saw a tv show called impractical jokers and I cant understand this joke https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNYzhAqbqVA
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some confusing problems about “than”

I wish I could write English with more freedom than is at present possible. I am confused about the function of “is” in this sentence. Could you explain the grammar in this sentence?
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Using the verb “write” instead of “denote”

Mathematicians often use the phrase "Denote the object X by the symbol Y". For example, I usually denote the set of numbers 1,2,3,4... by the boldface letter N. However a friend of mine uses a ...
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Can 'native to…' be combined with a non-specific place?

One of my pupils wrote 'The blue mud dragon is native to high places, such as the Himalayas and the Rocky Mountains'. My question is whether this use of 'native to' is common. I feel that it can ...
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Reduce subordinate clauses to adjectives/ adjective phrases?

(1) If subordinating clauses contain adjectives or adjective phrases, like these below, how do you reduce them? Do you reduce them to adjectives/ adjective phrases or something? I think the 1c and ...
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Is there a definition for an actively working person?

I would like to ask for a direct or indirect definition that would define the person who is actively working in a company. For example in Linkedin I've seen the definition as present yet it does not ...
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“As for” meaning in this context

An extract from an article: For global climate change, as for hunger, the countries that experience the worst problems have the fewest resources to address them. What does as for mean here? ...
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Should I say “I spend most of my time on Facebook” or “I spend most of the time on Facebook”?

Should I say "I spend most of my time on Facebook" or "I spend most of the time on Facebook"? Or both are correct?
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The use of different forms of the verb ''understand'' in sentences

I would like others to explain this to me. Which sentence is correct? In his anxiety to make himself understanding, he spoke too loudly and too slowly In his anxiety to make himself ...
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What “standing on the moon” means?

What "She was standing on the moon" means in the passage: “So,” Clee said loudly. I stopped. “I don’t really know a lot about health and stuff? But I figure you probably know what I should be eating. ...
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Is it natural to use the verb “shift” in the sense of changing a date?

Is it natural to use the verb in the following sentence? The party is on July the 1st, but I would like to shift it to July the 2nd. If it is perfectly natural than is the preposition to fine ...
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Evidence shows that there is a huge difference in the distribution of these problems between high and low-middle income countries

In the above sentence, I should mention article 'the' in front of distribution. Here it is talking about specific distribution i.e. visual impairment and blindness. Is it correct?
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Why past perfect in this case as it is a single action? [duplicate]

I wanted to order something on the internet. I had asked for a new password when I realised that I had lost it. But I haven't yet received the new password. I really don't understand why past perfect ...
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Can I use “reach” with present

We have walked 1500 meters when we have reached the Eiffel tower Will it be possible to use reached (past simple) or reach (present) If I use past simple for reach it will be better to write: We ...
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Globally, blindness and visual impairment are major health problem

Here, should I write 'is' instead of 'are' in auxiliary verb? can i use 'a major health problem' Or Just ' major public health problem or problems Please help me
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present simple to express a specific statement?

The car doesn’t start. If you get in Tom and I will give you a push. Why not is starting as it is a temporary state for a car not a general statement The sentence comes from this worksheet (the ...
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Asking about position of an element in an order

Suppose we have a sequence of elements, for example of fruits on a shelf. Let's say I want to ask about the position of the apple in the sequence. The answer, of course, is an (ordinal) number. But ...
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What is the best choice in this case to express the future

My sister is flying home from London today. She **is arriving or will arrive ** in an hour or so. I am leaving now for the airport to catch her on time I think both are possible
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We would like to confirm that we get informed

please help me clarify this sentence. Is it right?
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Is it correct to use “They don't get well together”

Which one is grammarly correct "They don't get well together" or "They don't get well each other"
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Same Sentence Construction

What following sentence has the same sentence pattern or construction (such as verbs or linking verbs, direct objects, predicate nominatives or adjectives) as the above sentence. The sun sets in the ...
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Is The Simple Subject Earth Or Dinosaurs?

The disappearance from the earth of those great creatures, the dinosaurs, still remain a mystery. Is the simple subject dinosaurs or earth. Or perhaps is it disappearance or mystery. I really need ...
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Is the 'inflated abdomen' of a pregnant woman referred as an abdomen or it has a specific name?

Is the casual 'inflated abdomen' of a pregnant woman still referred as an abdomen or it has a specific name? (formally rather than slang). I couldn't find information about that, but it seems that ...
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What is a habitual sentence and in what does it differ other legal sentences?

Here are some examples: He was facing five years on each count and you are also facing a habitual sentence, she told him, and you can actually get double. Prosecutors counter that it is more ...

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