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Why do natives speaker use every does

Everybody does. Anyone does. Cuz I have seen from the movie like this (everybody does)
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If + future tense

Would you please explain the grammar for (and the meaning of) the structure 'if + future tense' in the following two examples: If she will not provide consent, then you should consider whether you ...
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About time, morning or evening [on hold]

I'm confused about my homework like this: Please choose the correct options below to complete the sentence. I met him __________________________. on last Sunday morning on the ...
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Word or phrase for “still going on” in this context

Talking about university admission: Admission is still going on. Can I say : Admission is still in date? And, admission is out of date, for showing contrast? Please explain. Thank you.
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Do we put a dash or a slash to separate X and Y in X Y crossover?

For example, when we use the expression "Star Wars Marvel crossover", do we use a slash (/) or a dash (-) to separate Star Wars and Marvel? What's the proper way of doing this, or the most popular if ...
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Does the phrasal verb “show X around” need an indirect object?

I am not sure if the phrasal verb "show X around" needs an indirect object, X being a direct object. I am thinking you need to show a person around somewhere, but I am also thinking it might not be ...
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What is a proper response to “What's up”?

I am wondering what a proper response to "What's up" can be. In the following example, we have "Your time, Cage" as in you will die, but I am not sure how this can be a proper response, to "What's up" ...
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Is there a better way to say “see someone's dreams”?

By dream I mean the dreams you experience during sleep. Saying "see my dream" sounds weird, I think "experienced" would be a better word, but even then it sounds awkward. The following example makes ...
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What does “scarcely” imply when used with a quantity?

Does "scarcely" imply it is less than or more than when used with a quantity? I have checked a few threads on the internet. 1) He is scarcely four feet tall. https://forum.wordreference.com/...
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Is there a word for the censored part of a video?

Sometimes, TV shows censor people's faces with pixels that hide the details, I am wondering if there's a noun for that, because I am trying to say something in an idiomatic way, but I find it hard ...
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It spells vs it is spelt

Why do we use the active form of verbs rather than using the passive form of it. For example, it spells as “W.O.R.k” it is spelt as “W.O.R.K” And the oranges sell at $2 Lb the ...
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What is the meaning of this phrase - “So take aim and fire away” in Alan Walker's 'On My Way'?

So take aim and fire away I've never been so wide awake No, nobody but me can keep me safe And I'm on my way
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usage with with is in this example

A film scene is made all the more powerful by its score. Can we say something is made powerful? Should it be something like: brought to life by its powerful score.
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Use of “in a manner”

Is the use of “in a manner” instead of “with” in first sentence below correct ? The dog was found with leg broken. Can i say ; The dog was found in a manner that its leg was broken
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What difference is made depending on existence of 'rather'?

Would you stay here or go home? Would you rather stay here or go home? Do those sentence make a difference?
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Can I make up the word 'proprioceptible'?

Example: The induced dynamics were proprioceptible, the experiencer could feel them physcially manifesting. I am aware that propcioceptible as such is not listed in any of the classical English ...
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Can we use two auxiliary in one sentence?

a) Despite civic functionaries claiming that funds have been released, these projects are haven't taken off yet. https://www.sott.net/article/295199-Attack-by-monkey-claims-womans-life-in-India b) ...
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(the) best players have little time for other hobbies

I am wondering, in the following sentence: (the) best players have little time for other hobbies. Should I use the definite article? I am talking about best players in general.
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“The cow” OR “a cow” OR “cows” in this context

Articles before a common noun: The cow--- a particular cow. A cow--- any cow. Cows.---all of them. But while writing an essay on cow, we usually get to see: The cow is a very useful ...
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Cut me off vs passed me

Let's say you're running a marathon and someone catches up, runs faster than you, and wins the run at the last minute. Did the person who catch up to you and won the marathon passed you while you ...
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Match up (with) vs Match

I've looked in the dictionary about the meaning of these 2 words, but I can still not process how they're different. For example, when should I use up? If the word match up means the same as match ...
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“who knew what long-dead past” referring to in this context

Five different voices behind him bellowed, "REDUCTO!" Five curses flew in five different directions and the shelves opposite them exploded as they hit; the towering structure swayed as a hundred glass ...
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A term for reaching the height that an airplane is going to keep at during most of the flight

What's the right expression in English to describe an airplanes' reaching the height that it is going to keep at during most of the flight? For example: -- Excuse me, stewardess, can I have some ...
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Meeting Vs Session

How shall I tell the words "meeting" and "session" apart, whilst some dictionaries and articles introduce them as similar words (at least in a specific sense where "meeting" can be used) and some ...
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An adverb or adjective for the mentioned context?

Many times when someone tells us something we just accept it. We don't consider the question "whether it is true". Perhaps because we trust the speaker. In such cases: We believe others _____ . ...
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What could “in an oil slick” figuratively mean here?

I read an article in "The Hindu" which was titled as: In an oil slick Now, the article talks about ending of waiver on sanctions to India by U.S on import of Iranian oil and India giving in to U.S ...
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Use of “past” in sentence

Would you be okay drinking milk that is few days past its expiration date? I couldn’t understand how the past is used in this sentence . Is it adverb or preposition?
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What does “as parentheses” mean?

What does "as parentheses" mean in this context? Does it mean "as something added to..."? Rituals and ceremonies are expressive occasions. As parentheses in an ordinary workday, they enclose and ...
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Someone's on a round

Our Principal was walking around in the school, inspecting the kids and see what they were doing(such inspections are always sudden). So our teacher said: Sit up straight, Ms.X is on a round. ...
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What should I use here?

All I see is a dead crowd and people on their phones All I see are a dead crowd and people on their phones Which one is grammatically correct?
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It was the Homer's car

Can we use "the" article before names in possession, like: It was the Homer's car or it should be It was Homer's car
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Is “damage” an ergative verb?

Does "it damages w/o object" mean "it damages itself"? For example: If you use your car too much it damages.
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Is “in” redundant in the phrase “in during”?

I read a sentence in "The Hindu" which was: The number of civilian security personnel deaths from Islamist terrorism in India, excluding Jammu and Kashmir, was 926 in during 2000 to 2018. I don't ...
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Is this “She has too many students in the class to give them individual attention” grammaticaly correct?

She has too many students in the class to give them individual attention.
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“Pre-reserve” to express retaining something in advance

Reserve means to retain something and to keep something for a particular purpose or time. I want to use reserve but with the meaning of retaining something initially/in advance/before the time. As ...
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So that … would

I wanted to use the "so that ... would" phrase and used it like: I want so that a car would drive But I was told it was wrong. The sense i am putting in all of this is like here: I wish you wre ...
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To study english with Sherlock Holmes movie is fine?

I am studying english with movies Notting Hill and Sherlock Holmes, but the Sherlock Holmes movie (Robert John Downey Jr) is based in 100 years ago. Do you think it is good to study?
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When your furniture are damaged at the time of replacement

How shall I describe this happening using the proper verb: When we were moving to the new house the workes who were carrying the furniture were really careless and they.................the ...
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“A top three” or “one of top three”?

I read a sentence in "The Hindu" which was: We are working together to see India become a top three trading partner for Australia by 2035. Shouldn't there be "one of top three" or "top third" ...
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Slighly cutting your body when your skin gets red (not bleeding yet) or when you bleed very slightly

How do you mention these types of wounds? Based on my mother language and dictionaries' definitions, the only word which can work here is: "scratch". So I need to know if the following sentences are ...
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Difference between the meaning of “For this reason” and “in this regard”

Celebrities are increasingly becoming famous for their luxury lifestyle than their achievements. For this reason, they are bad role models for children. Celebrities are increasingly becoming famous ...
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Confused use the comma

I know the brother of Ram, who loved Rani. I know the brother of Ram who loved Rani. Are the sentences same in meaning? In the first one we've used comma and in the 2nd one we haven't used comma. ...
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When someone walks without lifting their feet

I'm interested to know when someone drags thier feet along the ground in the manner that makes noise or sounds a bit crass to you or sth, would it be possible to say: Don't drag / scuff / ...
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Confused about the meaning of these

H is a subset of G containing those elements of G that commute with every element of G. Clearly, H contains the elements. Now let's take an another example. The boy is the son of the man ...
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How do native speakers read “think of it as” in a quick and linked way?

The Big Bang Theroy I prefer to think of it as "I'm pulling them forward." I heard many times. I only can hear think [something I can't hear clear] them ...
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“I might seem strong, but in actuality I am anything but.” — Complete or incomplete?

Is the sentence complete or should it be completed, for example, as follows; I might seem strong, but in actuality I am anything but strong. If the original is complete, please provide any ...
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What to call someone you're trying to keep a secret from?

I've realized when you know something you're trying to keep secret, there is usually one person whom you most want to not know -- that if they found out, would be more disastrous for you than any ...
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Use of the relative pronoun who

I know the brother of Ram who loved Rani. In the above sentence what does it mean? Who loved Rani?? Ram or his brother?? Because we use the word 'who' just after Ram. But it might be different as ...
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“Beneath the branch of blue-glowing candles protruding from it glimmered the silver figure fifty-three”

"Yeah," breathed Harry, looking up at the end of the closest row. Beneath the branch of blue-glowing candles protruding from it glimmered the silver figure fifty-three. Harry Potter and the ...
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prayer is accepted or answered?

What is the difference between the use of 'accepted' and 'answered' when used with 'prayer'? Supposing, we say: His prayer was accepted. His prayer was answered. Are the two same? I think ...

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