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Can we 'get passive' without 'by'?

I read the below sentence somewhere. My question is can we use 'get passive' without by? He might get carried away in being a TV reality star rather than being a boxer. Should we use 'by' instead ...
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What are some generic responses to “It's good to see you.”?

I often find myself struggling to come up with a response to that simple sentence. The only thing I always end up saying is "same here" which, to be perfectly frank, I'm not sure is appropriate. I'd ...
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The second level is the network layer or network layer

should I write The second level is the network layer or network layer.
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“That of being”

He then spends the rest of his life trying to expiate his dual sin: That of being furious at his mother for not satisfying him; that of being such a greedy child who really deserves nothing better. (...
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Is there a more idiomatic expression than “the more he becomes into x”?

Is there a more idiomatic expression than "the more he becomes into x"? I was trying to form a sentence, but I couldn't find the right words. I know there's the expression "the more x he becomes" as ...
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What do we call a song or music we perform during a funeral or for a dead person?

What do we call a song or music we perform during a funeral or for a dead person? I was thinking for "funeral song", but there has to be some kind of more specific term for this. I don't mind if the ...
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different between “be”, “there is”, “there exist”, “exist”

Meaning of "be", "there is", "there exist", "exist" These words are very similar. I don't know how to use them.
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“Forego” and “Forgive” difference

I have wanted to use the common verb forgive until I came across a reliable translation where they have translated the same word to forgo. When I have looked up the text and situation, it appeared ...
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Should I use 'used to' even when something just doesn't happen only today but will happen tomorrow?

Should I use 'used to' for this kind of sentence also. I normally leave at 5 pm from office, at that time it didn't 'use to' be so dark but today I left at 7 pm and that is why it is dark. Is this ...
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Get all your answers checked by me

Kids were solving a few math problems. So our teacher said: Get all your answers checked by me. Is there a more natural way to describe this? ( I mean without using "checked"..) Actually he was ...
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Is there any difference between “into” and “to the inside of” in this particular context?

Is there any difference between "into" and "to the inside of" in this particular context? I understand that "into" and "to the inside of" don't have the same meaning in all contexts, but I was ...
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An adjective for a 'good definition'?

I am looking for an idiomatic adjective for a definition that is good. I know that a definition must be to-the-point, precise, clear, exact, accurate, etc. But what adjective do we usually use when ...
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Difference between “cultured ” and “cultivated” when describing a person

Cultivated The adjective cultivated is used to describe someone who is polite and civilized. The cultivated people at the party would be very offended by crude behavior. Someone who's ...
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When are words like “that” and “the” unnecessary?

There are several cases where "the" and "that" are completely unnecessary for the understanding of a sentence. So, I want to know when they are unnecessary and why. For instance, in “She told me that ...
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Layered Architecture vs The Layered Architecture

Layered architecture or the Layered Architecture of IoT concept is composed of four layers (perception layer, network layer, middleware layer and the application layer), depicted in Figure 1.
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Usage of “to do with”

Can I use "to do with" in the same meaning as "about/concerning a particular subject" ? For example: 1- All applications to do with this role go through my secretary first. 2- Most of the ...
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Would usage in this sentence

1.We paid him enough to keep him in beers.You wouldn't expect him to rock the boat. 2.You either wait for him to retire and buy the secret,or you listen to how I would do it. 3.He would never talk ...
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An (erosive/eroding) job/task/action etc

I wonder what adjective do you normally use to describe an action / a task which as time passes causes you to wear out and makes you exhausted. These kinds of jobs are not at all boring at first, but ...
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“Precipice”, “Cliff”, “Crag” + “Valley” or “Canyon”

I wonder what word do you usually use in the following sense: Boy: What an astonishing scene. Come on; let's approach the its edge and take a selfie! Girl: no; let's not approach it. It is a ...
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would vs would have done in this context

Here's the context: I talked to my friend yesterday and this morning I didn't check my messages. Later I tell him: I didn't think you would reply that fast. or I didn't think you would have ...
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“Would” usage in this sentence

The truth is that I loved him and I stood by him and he sent me to you, like he would send a stagehand to pick up his shirts. What is the usage of would in this sentence? I think would is only used ...
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What is the meaning of soon in this phase “his constant lateness soon”

I considered Walt for the promotion, but his constant lateness soon made me question that decision. In that sentence, what does it mean, "soon"? Does it indicate that Walt is late every day, so the ...
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Imagine someone to be/ ımagine someone being/ imagine someone is

This websites says: "imagine can be followed by either (a) a gerund or (b) a noun phrase or pronoun + to-infinitive but with different meanings". And gives examples: a- Imagine living at 2,000 ...
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“Uphill” OR “Upslope” in this context

The road is quite uphill / upslope all the way between A and B. (here A and B are name of two places) Are the words uphill and upslope and their opposite downhill and downslope respectively fine? ...
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Regarding the verb “judge”, I wonder whether I can reduce “to be” in these sentences without affecting the meaning

1.The water was judged to be of good quality. 2.The water was judged (to be) of good quality. ⇒The water was judged of good quality. 3.The scientists judged the water to be of good quality. ...
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What does “Thanks for listening to me rant” meaning?

I listened to a podcast where the speaker ended his story saying "Thanks for listening to me rant". I don't know the meaning of "me rant". Please let me know about this expression. Thank you!
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Wha does “Sunday out “ means

Thisis from Woody Allen movie - Manhattan - Hello Yale, I am sorry for calling ... Well,no,no nothings wrong Well I just thought that it”s Sunday out and maybe if you could get away we could go for a ...
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which one should i use: Present Participle or Past Participle?

What is the difference between using a Present Participle or Past Participle? Original sentence below (from financial times): The acquisition marks Asahi's biggest mve as it persues growth outside ...
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What's the difference between following?

Knew you'd like it. Reply : How would you know I liked it? OR How did you know I'd like it?
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Why does this second conditional statement use the passive voice when the clauses are swapped?

I came across this in a text book yesterday and it's been on my mind since. To be fair, it's not the best sentence anyway, but it did make me think. "If a tornado hit Rex's house, it would destroy it....
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I am a new speaker. I have to know this following structure

Is it correct to say " I have yet to believe you were dead"......if i mean a past event.
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What do you call these large signs hung from the ceilings?

What do you call these large signs hung from the ceilings? We often find these at the airport, sometimes, instead of one large sign, we have 3 large ones next to each other with the directions to ...
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What do you call the first areas that you find yourself in after getting off an airplane at an airport?

What do you call the first areas that you find yourself in after getting off an airplane at an airport? After doing some research, I found the term "passenger terminal", but it's too vague and seem to ...
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Is there a word that refers to the phrase that follows a dialog?

Is there a word that refers to the phrase that follows a dialog? By that, I mean phrases such as "said Matthew", "exclaimed John", etc. Is there a word that refers to those phrases we use in novels? ...
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range from small tables … to actually having desks

I'm wondering if the boldfaced parts are natural and correct. I am concerned about the structures following the prepositions "from" and "to." They do not seem parallel to each other. Office spaces ...
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How to correctly punctuate a statement that has a list of questions after a colon?

Option 1: An unemployed individual asks three essential questions following their loss of employment: Do I qualify for EI benefits? If I qualify, how much will I receive? How long will I receive EI ...
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Is it considered wrong to make a noun that is modified possessive?

I have heard people do this--make a noun that is modified with additional information (e.g. Aaron who didn't finish college's mom, The dog that is dirty's owner, etc.) possessive, but I don't think I'...
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Genitive sajon: When to use the apostrophe correctly

I know that If both elements are inanimated one can use the preposition of but not necessarily, example: "This is my car door" or "This is the door of my car" As far as I know, it would be wrong to ...
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What is the word for students under the same advisor

I'd like to know what is the word to describe students under the same advisor in graduate program, e.g. PhD. Students in the same department and/or in the same school year are called classmate.
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“Sidings” what is it?

guys. I deeply apologize for deleting some questions number of times. My next job would be definitely English related, so I have to get used to. The question is, Currently I am reading this article,...
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Can “Where are you at?” or “Where are you?” mean the same thing as “What are you doing?” according to context?

A : Where were you at/where were you(what were you doing) when I called you on the phone? B : I was just having dinner with my wife. A : So, that was the reason you didn't pick up my phone ...
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Is it gerund? how can I know?

I don't understand the function of "coming" word in the sentence below. As they weigh the scale of monetary easing coming later this month. Is it working as a gerund? and if so, why is it in ...
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On the authority of

The following sentence is my grammar exercise.(no context provided in book, it is just a single sentence in which I am to fill in the correct preposition) I say this on the authority ______ the ...
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each suppose to refer to a singular subject, isn't it?

Usually "each" is used to refer to every member in the group, so it is followed by a singular verb like: Each student and teacher knows that exams are..... Each of the buildings is surrounded ...
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Clause construction

I read the book in my home yesterday that you gave me last month. The book that you gave me last month I read in my home yesterday. I read in my home yesterday the book that you gave me last month. ...
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In future vs later on

Are both of these sentences correct to say: I can give it to you in case you may need it later. I can give it to you in case you may need it in future. If so is there any difference between these ...
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Difference between “him” and “his” in these sentences?

What is the exact difference in meaning of following sentences: I understand his quitting. I understand him quitting.
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Using “Look across”

1- You look across the table and tell your daughter to stop argueing with her brother. (Context: You are sitting at the dinner table with your son sitting next to you on the same side of the table ...
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Anyone can diagram this sentence?

I am trying to diagram this sentence: "This is the last call for passengers to board Flight 139 at Gate 57" Here is my specific problem: I'm not sure "to board Flight 139" here is either ...
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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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