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Adapted from English

Is the following sentence correct? Many Urdu plays are adapted from English I think it should be Many Urdu plays are adapted from the English literature.
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“you don't…without…”

A and B are going to take a bomb-defusing class tomorrow. A: I am going to dominate that class. You don't cross-stitch for 20 years without developing a steady hand. B: Wow, you really think ...
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I cannot make up my mind: “at the moment” has the same meaning than “At this moment”?

Example: The police arrived and the police chief says: I want to know if there is anybody in the house at the moment!! or..at this moment?
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“Last week” vs “The latest week”

Last week we worked on the new feature for our product. The following issues have been closed for the latest week. Are both phrases correct? If they are, then why we don't use any article with "...
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Is the following phrase grammatically correct?

In an academic manuscript, I am explaining that sometimes the fact that something is false can be good. And then I write: An example of it being good is if Socrates had drunk false poison. But I ...
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How to name one who expects something?

Is there a word in English that denotes a person who expects something to happen? writer writes reader reads ? expects
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Wait or be waiting?

Which one is correct? I'm coming please be waiting. (Also, is waiting gerund here?) I'm coming please wait.
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proper definition of “perfectly natural”

I am wondering about the meaning of "perfectly natural." If a sentence is clunky, can it still be considered perfectly natural? For example, consider "The reason I'm writing this e-mail is to inform ...
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“Being such” or “Being as such”

Looking for an descrpition of a phrase, I came across these definitions: Definitions for Natural: 1- Being such from birth or by nature. 2- Being such by blood and not by adoption or ...
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Rephrasing a Tolkien sentence

I am having some difficulties in an attempt to understand the meaning of the sentence: Of many companies of bells that ring Rousing pale visions of majestic days The windy years have strewn ...
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administer/give a test

The teacher gave a test. The teacher administered a test. What is the difference between #1 and #2? Administer : to give officially or as part of a ritual (From Merriam Webster) I think #2 ...
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Must 'tell' follow a direct object as well?

It tells of that land where no shadow of sin ever darkens the way. (source) The sentence tells that Guilin has the best scenery in the world. Are the bold texts fine or must they contain a ...
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The meaning of “Record” in Graduate Record Examinations

I understand that the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is an admissions requirement for graduate schools in the United States. What does "record" mean here? Why is it not Graduate Admissions ...
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Is “weren't gone” correct?

I've been studying English for several years now and recently I've started to follow a Facebook group in which there are mostly people from the US. Beside the fact that they use so many acronyms (some ...
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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 say when I have motion sickness in a car?

I wonder if I could say something like: "I feel nauseous." or "I got carsick." when I feel sick and going to vomit due to a motion in a car. Does the sentences above sound natural?
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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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Use of indefinite article

Here are two complete sentences This is the weirdest case of scientific field. This is the weirdest case of a scientific field. I just want to know which is grammatically correct, with "a" or ...
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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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Does `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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