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How does the grammar behind “though not so soundly but that” work?

I was recently regarding A Child's History of England by Charles Dickens when I came across this sentence: However, for once that the bold Britons beat him [Julius Caesar], he beat them twice; ...
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Comma location in: “But he has,” wailed the servant, “to be the culprit!”?

The context There is a servant who is accusing another man to be a culprit of some petty crime. I am not sure whether the comma should be there or not.(Please see the alternatives below.) First form:...
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What's the meaning of the phrasal verb “sped out”

As usual, I try to practice English grammar, vocabulary and speaking skills through some exercises. Today I've got stuck with the following phrasal verb "sped out" and after a Google search was not ...
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Passive voice, Present Simple, Present Perfect

The washing machine was broken, but it is OK now. > It is repaired. vs It has been repaired. > Please explain the correct choice. Is it possible that both are correct here?
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Is it correct saying “buy something hand-to-hand”?

In trades I really need to know if is correct the use of this idiom. If its ok or not, would you tell me what are the common ways to express when we need to buy or sell some goods when the buyer and ...
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It costs nothing to say

Suppose a group of researchers claimed that they were working on 7G technology, and someone said, "It costs nothing to say you're working on something so advanced. What could "cost" mean here? I'm ...
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What does “treating someone as their son or daughter” mean?

If someone is a mother or father figure who has a parent like relationship with a child, what does it mean by treating someone as their son or daughter?
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What exactly *Verb + Ed* describes in English Sentences?

Can we summarize the various uses of Verb+ed in the English sentence, as it is used to describe completed actions in Present, Past and future, Whether verb+ed is used as past tense or past participle. ...
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is this sentence right? Please help me to understand the function of by

Coal production fell by nearly a half. Why is "by" used in this sentence and what is its function?
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Active to Passive Voice conversion

What is the passive voice of "He will teach you english." Is "English will be taught by him." correct or "You will be taught english by him."is correct.?
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ask to clear unnessery data from sarver

I want to ask my Colleagues to clear unnecessary data from sarver in polite way Dear my Colleagues, Kindly make sure all users need to clear any unnecessary data on the paths below because the ...
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use of 'till' in a statement

if I say - her father left her at her two years for the time till I write it. Is it correct? or what about - her father left her in her childhood till I write it?
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Move over / Move aside

Is there any difference? I read somewhere said that "move aside" implies a little bit of ordering rather than asking. Is it true? Mom was cooking dinner and her little daughter was blocking her ...
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Adjective to describe a piece of text that came out too big

Which adjective would be suitable right after "too" to describe a piece of text that took too much space in a document? Your descriptions are very clear, but too _________ . or Your ...
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A request to refer to the bottom of the document

I have created a table in a "Word" document and described each column of it. Description came out to be too big, so I decided to move it down to the very end of the document. But I want the users to ...
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Can 'hit' mean 'meet'?

I've seen an American wrote in his email: We gonna hit at high noon. I figure he actually means we will meet at high noon. Am I getting it right? I haven't found this meaning in dictionaries ...
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what's the part of speech of “underground” in following sentence

In the following sentence from CNN: Such fires were once plentiful in Azerbaijan, but because they led to a reduction of gas pressure underground, interfering with commercial gas extraction, most ...
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“As the paper is at 9:30 I will try to reach around.”Is this sentence makes any sense?

In the above sentence I wanted to tell my colleague that I will reach around 9:30. So I wrote this sentence but I am confused whether I had conveyed him that message correctly or not.
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Using the word company, seeing, and spending time with a wife

I’m looking for the right word to describe “the company of a wife”. To me the word company doesn’t seem right, but it just might be. Also can you still say your spending every night with her? I mean ...
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Two “distanted” cities?

The two distanted cities are far away to each other. Is it the correct usage for "distanted"? Do we have an adjective serving our goal here? The two ________ cities are far away to each other.
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Is the verb 'get' really a causative verb?

There's an explanation that the causative get means convincing 'someone else' to do something, and I know there's the case as "I got my hair cut", but lately I've been seeing the opposite cases a lot, ...
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doubt between Past Continuous and Past Simple

In the book English Grammar In Use by Raymond Murphy they gave the example for Past Continuous - ´Today Helen is wearing a skirt. Yesterday she was wearing trousers´. Please explain to me why it isn´t ...
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Which modifier should I choose 'bootleg/bootlegging/bootlegger wars'? [on hold]

Which modifier should I choose 'bootleg/bootlegging/bootlegger wars'? Google gives hardly any search results for all of them. What else then?
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“Jonathan had taken my hand” — what is the second event?

From Dracula, from the diary of Mina Harker, Jonathan Harker's wife. Van Helsing is giving a long speech about vampires. “There are such beings as vampires; some of us have evidence that they exist....
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To sync with vs. With which to sync

Are both of these sentences correct? Which is better? Select a directory to sync with. Select a directory with which to sync. From my point of view, the 1st version is better. It's mine. The 2nd ...
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Capitalizing the suffix “-like”

Should I capitalize the suffix -like in a title if it is hyphenated? For example: Diamond-Like Carbon Coating or Diamond-like Carbon Coating Metal-Like Compounds or Metal-like Compounds Which is ...
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Carrier fibre: what is it?

I was reading a thesis and saw this sentence, Recover (Spain) takes post-industrial cotton waste and shreds the fibre to upcycle it into yarn. By colour sorting the waste materials, they have ...
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meaning of the word 'off' as in come off, go off, get off, climb off?

What is the meaning or role of the word 'off' as in come off, go off, get off, climb off, which all have to do with sexual orgasm? These are all that I have learned so far, and maybe there are some ...
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Question to sentence with infinitive

I am a bit puzzled by question forms on sentences with infinitive. Could someone clarify it? For example, I have the statement: We decided yesterday to do something next Monday. I would like to ...
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What does mean the word “Way” at the beginning of sentences?

What does mean the word "Way" at the beginning of the sentence "Way to do something". And is it a noun or an adverb? For example: Way to work that diaper. Way to explain that joke. Way to bring ...
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Prepositions and it's usage

The life of journey is going to be pleasant (to or for) me. What to be used before me - whether pleasant to or pleasant for?
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Can an appositive noun not follow the noun in apposition to it?

In ancient times, a great Chinese leader was born: Confucius. Confucius is the appositive noun here, and a great Chinese leader is a noun in apposition to it. Can "Confucius" and "a great Chinese ...
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Difference between “use” and “usage”

Energy use/usage will play a vital role in any energy strategy.
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How to pronounce grades in US and UK schools?

Grades in school reports are expressed through letters followed or not by a sign like "plus" or "minus". Please how do you pronounce grades like A+ or A-, B+ or C-? I have also heard the phrase "...
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Rare context in which 'one of the' is used

I understand the logic behind use of plural verb in 'one of the' sentences like "He's one of the soldiers who have been shot" OR "this is one of the buildings that have been burnt down" But it's ...
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The differences between the word “Manufacturing” and “Manufacture”

I'm translating a document and I came across to the word "manufacture and manufacturing" and i was wondering when i should use this word in a sentence. For example: The lamination processes are ...
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Why can't I use empathic do in present perfect?

He hasn't told me anything. He doesn't have told me anything. She has arrived. She does have arrived. While with the possessive have I can use the empathic do: He does have a car. ...
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Beginning a sentence with 'All said put aside’ [on hold]

I want to begin a sentence with 'All said put aside, [...]'. Google can't find one single instance of using this phrase. What can I use instead? And what's grammatically wrong with it (if anything)? '...
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What does the sentence “Her welcome was as warm as Tom's three years earlier had been frosty” mean?

I cannot understand the sentence above. What does it mean?
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According to what rule is it 'the Bolsheviks' and not just 'Bolsheviks' (even when not talking about specific people)?

If it was 'the Bolshevik', it would be understandable ('Used to make a generalized reference to something rather than identifying a particular instance,' the third sense here: https://www.lexico.com/...
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I'd be left with the distinct impression

I'd be left with the distinct impression would be left is it past or present?
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be benign, being benign or to be benign

Is there any dichotomy among the following three sentences? The mold on the plants proved to be benign. The mold on the plants proved being benign. The mold which is benign on the plants proved. If ...
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She blew on or in his face?

This dictionary says blow: 2 a : to create a current of moving air by breathing [no object] She blew on her fingers to warm them. He was blowing on his soup to cool it off. [+ ...
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What is the common term to express “your shorts are so sagging that people can almost see your butt”?

What is the common term to express "your shorts are so sagging that people can almost see your butt"? My little child is wearing shorts & the rubber band of the shorts is so weak that it can not ...
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Elliptical structured confusing English

1.She believed to have been killed in somewhere in frontline For me it should be written in like "She is believed 'who' have been killed in somewhere in frontline" After the peace treaty ...
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If I say “smartphone shipments yield profits”, am I using **yield** correctly?

dictionary.cambridge gives this explanation of yield. to supply or produce something positive such as a profit, an amount of food or information If I say "smartphone shipments yield profits", am I ...
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Should I use food list or foods list?

I am not sure which one I should use. For example, I want to talk about a keto food list or a dairy-free food list. Or is it a dairy-free foods list? I see both spellings, even on reputable websites.
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Umbrella term for mustard, ketchup and others

Is there a generic umbrella term that can be used for anything liquid that is added to, for example, a Subway hamburger? That is, mustard, ketchup, etc.?
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Elliptical structured confusing English

1.She believed to have been killed in somewhere in frontline -->>: For me it should be written in like "She is believed 'who' have been killed in somewhere in frontline" 2. After the peace treaty ...
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Rewrite “No one listened to what the policeman was saying last night”

I met this problem in an English test at my school this morning. The requirement of the question was to rewrite the sentence with the word given in the brackets and use between 2 and 6 words. This was ...

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