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How can “never” and “ever” be identical in meaning?

I came across two sentences which were: The water was higher than (n)ever before. I was as happy as I had (n)ever been. I am confused as to how can "ever" be substituted by "never" in these ...
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With or without “that”/“which”

I'm trying to understand something about the following sentence: The graph highlights data about how much gas was produced in Russia between 2003 and 2008. Would it be correct to include "that" or "...
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Meaning of yo in Social Media

I have seen several times expressions like: "10 yo just watched..." By context I understand that is a father referring to his 10 years old son. I have seen it in Twitter by different people. Are ...
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Why do we use capital letter in this sentence?

I am not too sure why we use capital letter with the word ‘Site’ here is the context The Kellers’ caravan is on Site 24. I did some google research but I did not find anything!
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“to your liking” or “of your liking”?

Is it appropriate to say "please follow the link below to find any positions of your liking"? Or should I use "to your liking" in this case? Thank you!
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Do not take my messages otherwise

Is this the right firm!! I sent a few messages to a person. I don't know what the person is thinking about me so I simply wanted the person to know that I mean nothing wrong. Please do not take me ...
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I was having a bath with my glasses wore/wearing?

I want say a sentence like: I was having a bath with my glasses wore/wearing I've definitely come cross similar structure like this, with my stuff + past simple(or perhaps past participle). Hopefully ...
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he has scored or he scored

My non-native English speaking friends and I meet regularly and learn English from one another. At our last meeting, I talked about an amateur hockey player, who is my friend. This is what I said to ...
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why we used plural verb with singular subject in the following sentence?

1.He does not want to tell a lie. he is a singular subject but we used want instead of wants why ? 2.Does he write a letter? Here he is also singular and we used write instead of writes please explain
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We had not reached the station yet when it had already begun to rain

I found such a sentence: We had not reached the station yet when it began to rain And as I see the logic of English people, it's so: The action of "not reaching" happened firstly and only then ...
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Which tense should be used in this situation?

I am confused about what tense I should use in this situation. He ______ (can) picture his brother's face more clearly now, because he had saved the life of a fourteen-year-old boy, who remarkably ...
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an expression that means disturbing someone physically to an extent that is not severe

What expressions does mean disturbing someone physically by hitting or touching or pulling or pushing them moderately? For example, especially when they're kids, the brothers and sisters hit the ...
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Sentence joined by comma- Is it compound/complex

i have a sentence Dogs bark,crows crow but lions roar. Is it compound, complex or compound-complex...I think its compound
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Does this sentence follow the rule subject verb agreement?

"Let the rain come down." This sentence is part of the song.
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I am going to have a talk with you on may 7 or on 7, may?

I am confused with the order of data, which one I should use?
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“Lay it on”. Would my guess be correct? British English

Ahm, I liked and quite often listen to this old song. But I haven't paid enough attention to what the singer is singing up until now. Now, I have a question. The singer says, From 0:50: Oh yeah ...
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How to distinguish the attribute & complement in a sentence?

As an example: In some cultures, people regard men as breadwinners. my textbook says: ''as breadwinners'' is the complement to ''regard'', but I think it is the attribute to ''men''. Which one is ...
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which is the right one / preferable sentence? Physics. An air bubble is released from a given depth under the surface of sea

If you can please explain it in a few words which is right / wrong or in which book can I see to this topic Calculate from how deep the bubble arrived. Calculate how deep from the bubble arrived. ...
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Grammar clarification on a sentence [on hold]

I am using this statement in my job application's cover letter. " Kindly requesting to consider my career interest and immediate availability." Mentioned sentence is showing it as grammar error. ...
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What's the verb for keeping something warm with one's body?

You know I am looking for a verb that roughly means "keep something warm with one's body". It's not a general-use word, because it mostly applies to certain animals. Let me give you an example: The ...
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What's the word for a word with a similar spelling to another word?

Is there a word that qualifies a word as having a similar spelling to another word? Let's consider the following example: Affect is a ___ to effect. I know homonyms are used to identify words that ...
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'Buck's theorem embodies this principle' vs 'Buck's theorem reflects this principle'

It is a scientific writing. I want to express that some theorem is an example of some general principle or some general idea. There are many such theorems, all sharing the same spirit. I have ...
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Is it correct to say “He was breaking his own record.” after ten minutes of victory?

Context: The car race has just ended ten minutes ago. He not only won the match but broke his own record. Breaking a record in sport takes only a moment. And it just makes sense to me that we are not ...
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Difference between “which” and “what” as a question word

Some native speakers use what and some which in the following examples: Which/what color is this? Which/what is your favourite book?(without giving any options) In which/what school do you study? In ...
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I'm stuck changing active sentences into passive ones

I was given these two sentences: Photographers photographed Brad Pitt as he left the restaurant. Our teacher has given us lots of homework this week. Those are both written using the ...
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Using outside at the beginning of a sentence

I saw the first sentence in a movie. Can I use "outside of" too at the beginning of a sentence? Outside being able to see them and hear them, the heptapods leave absolutely no footprint. ...
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Difference between adjectives and participle adjectives

Michael, bereft of his son Luke, died of a ,broken* heart. Broken is adjective or participle adjective. I think it is participle adjective, because it is formed from the verb break. But the book I am ...
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migration - countable or uncountable

I found out that the word "migration" can be countable and uncountable according to oxford, but I didn't find any source explaining when to use countable or uncountable form. For example, is it ...
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“being” usage as relative clause

I'm dwelled on usage(s) of being in the following sentence. Even with the model of memory being just physical memory, several options are possible. Can it be written alternatively as the ...
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Is “short” extraneous and ungrammatical in “short abbreviation”?

Abbreviation: Meaning "a short form of a word or phrase" See for example the following original sentence; We generally use the abbreviation 'MP' instead of writing out 'Member of Parliament' in ...
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“took a bath” or “have taken a bath”

Which sentence is correct (if not both) and what is the difference between them? I just took a bath. [moments ago] I've just taken a bath.
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Is there any difference in meaning in "a way that highlights their relationship; a way highlighting their relationship?

Charts present numerical data in a way that highlights their relationship. Charts present numerical data in a way highlighting their relationship. In the two sentences above, Is there any difference ...
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Is there a verb that means “removing a plant, but removing its roots as well”?

There's the standard phrasal verb "cut down" as in "cut down a tree", that's used to refer to the act of cutting down a plant without removing a tree. I would like to know what's the verb we use to ...
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Placement of a preposition in questions

In my workbook, I have two sentences: He waited for her on the street and He is apologising to her for his misbehaviour. My task is to make questions to the word her in both of the sentences. Which ...
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What is the verb for pushing, shoving plants so as to create a path

By shoving and pushing I don't mean shove it just to have it bounce back, but cracking and cutting down plants. I am not sure how to say this, let me just give you and example: The airplane flew ...
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A proverb that is used to imply that you have unexpectedly faced a big problem

What would you say when unexpectedly finding yourself in big trouble while everything itself is not going very well and an irrevocable, unpleasant happening takes place suddenly in the manner that you ...
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the correct usage of “feel appropriate” phrase

People should not be forced to retire, and they should be allowed to continue working as they feel appropriate. I want to say as they feel it is OK. Is this is a correct usage of the word?
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What role does “should be” play here? Why choose it over “is”?

I read a sentence as below Nonetheless, it is distressing that we understand this theory so poorly that this kind of result should be a recent discovery. I have a shallow feeling about the ...
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What is difference among “disposition”, “character” and “personality”? [on hold]

What is difference among "disposition", "character" and "personality"?
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Conceptual difference between “Trash Can” and “Recycle Bin”

Is there a conceptual difference between a trash can and a recycle bin in English (such as the recycle bin being for things that shall or can be recycled while a trash can is only for pure garbage)?
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The use of the word “recuperating” in context

Tell me please if the word is used correctly in the sentence. Recuperating exercises is an essential part of recovery from musculoskeletal injuries. What I am trying to communicate is that the ...
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Does this sentence follow a correct subject verb agreement rule?

The increased earth temperature cause increase in the global warming.
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Dost thou not draw it

I have always been interested in the archaic grammar. Recently I've decided to learn a bit more about it and find out how to conjugate the verbs to use it sometimes in the every day English just for ...
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The same old wine in new bottle

I need to figure out how a native would describe this situation? Let's suppose someone is packaging current or old ideas and practices in a way which makes them appear to be modern/innovative, ...
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Cut your dress down to your length/size

A girl buys a size that fits her, but is too long for her. So she says: I guess I'll have to cut it down to my "length/size". (It fits her perfectly but is too long) So what should be used "length/...
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An unlucky person whose fortune doesn't favor them

Please imagine a person who is usually unlucky! The peron faces another unlucky situation and wants to criticize it and make a pejorative remark about his luck and relate his belief about the lack of ...
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Catenative Clause and Canonical Clause

Consider the following sentence - She was working. [Function] Subject: She [Category: Noun Phrase] and [Function] Predicate: was working [Category: Verb Phrase] Now consider the verb phrase - ...
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A completely disorderly organization or country

In everyday English speech and in casual manner how would you describe an organization or a country which is too chaotic and disorderly, in which everything is in jumbled confusion, nobody is in their ...
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Should not there be “accused” instead of “prisoner” in this definition?

I read a definition of "dock" in "Merriam Webster dictionaries" which was: The place in a criminal court where a prisoner stands or sits during trial I suppose there should be "accused" instead of "...
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Compound or complex sentence without conjunctions

If we have a sentence with has no conjunction but has 2 verbs then which type of sentence is it Go clean your room. I think it is compound

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