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If something happens at, say, 1 A.M. on December 10, how should I say it?

Is it on the night of December 9 or on the night of December 10 or on the morning of December 10 ? What is a grammatically correct way to refer to 1 A.M. December 10?
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The verb after “makes”

Is the verb eat correct or should it be eats?? I found a sentence similar to this: He makes a student that does not like milk eat a cake with milk I am not sure if this is a grammatical mistake ...
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In our end or On our end

I need help to explain as to why the phrase "in our end" is incorrect (or is it?) as I feel like it should be "on our end". Why is "in our end" incorrect? For example: We are unable to locate your ...
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Work out at/come out at

Do the phrasal verbs in the title only mean "to add up"? Or can they mean "any mathematical calculation"? Like: This price works out at(comes out at) $30 per week. Or should it only be: The ...
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I have deliberately done this

Is it possible for an adverb derived from adjective to occur in between 'have' and 'done' in the present perfect tense?
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What is the difference between “packing” and packaging"?

I think this is a simple question, but it confuses me when I am creating sentences. I make a few searches on Google and find out that the words are not synonymous. But in what context I will use "...
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Plural or singular after a number?

Which one of those is correct grammatically? I We evaluate 1000 student result Or We evaluate 1000 student results Or We evaluate 1000 students' results
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We cannot accept returns [ on / for ] those items

I've seen both are used. Is there any difference between on and for in this sentence?
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How can an uncountable noun be associated with plural nouns?

I collected data on income in some countries and found that (all) the income data is close to each other. I am not sure that the expression "is close to each other" in the sentence above I created ...
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On using “whether it be” with plurals

I use data to describe plurals (Xs or Ys). Is it correct to use whether it be in the following description? The data, whether it be Xs or Ys, are collected from users. Or shall I use whether they ...
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Difference between two same structure

Can you please explain difference between two structure below; First is “It is my turn to drive “ . This means that my turn to drive has come . Second is “ It is my idea to buy a new car” ....
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What is the English name for the palm's spots of the “working hands”?

People who are used to going to the gyms, after sometime they get thick skin in the palm — under each finger — because they work with their hands a lot. What are these hard spots called in English? ...
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The use of bullet points in formal writing

I have encountered a problem when I was proofreading one of my essays. The example is as follows: "To help you make a decision, I have found five possible locations for you to consider.The specific ...
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52 votes in favor/for

Normally, prepositions require objects. However, someone told me the following is correct: The House of Representatives approved the budget, with 52 votes for, 16 against and 12 abstentions. ...
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Which ~ effect on vs influenced by ~

Can I use which ~ effect on, instead of using influenced by ~? For example: People's lifestyles are based on individual choices, influenced by personal interests and social interactions. People's ...
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The use of the adjective "slippery in context

Is it natural to say it is slippery meaning that roads, sidewalks and what not is covered in ice. For example: You had better put on boots with good traction as it is slippery today.
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What are the proper answers to the type of these questions?

When being asked questions like 'who is he' or 'what is this'? Should I amswer 'he is my brother ' or 'It's my brother'. TO 'what is this'? It should be 'It is a ruler' or 'this is a ruler'.?
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How is “because of” an adverbial prepositional phrase?

Okay so I was told •because of• is an adverbial prepositional phrase while •due to• is an adjectival prepositional phrase. Now consider this example: I'm having to bear losses because of my mother-...
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Is there any difference in meaning between “pass”, “pass by” and “pass past”?

Is there difference in meaning between pass, pass by and pass past. For example: On my way home I will be passing/passing by/passing past the school, so I could pick you up. I feel there is no ...
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Is this sentence unambiguous?

The original sentence: The changes identified by David Graddol all present clear and major challenges to the UK's providers of English language teaching to people of other countries and to broader ...
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What is this “The?” in this sentence?

When I had free time, I would think of the new girl at school. Is this "the" the same as in: "the new kid of the block?"
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Complex or compound-complex?

I don't understand what type of sentence is this. Is "and" a coordinating conjunction here? Is it a sentence with two relative clauses? "This is the reflection of who you are and who you have ...
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What does the phrase “You have a mice nest in your mouth” mean

I was chatting with a colleague and she just said that I have a mice nest in my mouth, what does it mean?
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What is the difference between 'at a conference' and 'in conference'?

Here's how the Longman dictionary distinguishes the two senses of the noun 'conference'. 1 a large formal meeting where a lot of people discuss important matters such as business, politics, or ...
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Is sometimes “how I shall” = “how shall I”?

"I shall certainly hoodwink the archbishop, and how I shall enjoy doing it!" This is a quote known to be said by Mozart. A couple of books on him have this sentence somewhere in them. What confuses ...
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'confer an equitable right on B to compel fulfilment of the promise'?

O'Sullivan & Hilliard's The Law of Contract (2018 8 ed). p 115. 5.79 First, there must be a clear and unambiguous promise or representation that the creditor will not insist on his strict ...
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Does 'in the promisee’s position' harm the promisee or promisor?

O'Sullivan & Hilliard's The Law of Contract (2018 8 ed). p 110. 5.64. What should we make of the importation of Williams v Roffey reasoning here? Many commentators will welcome it; after all, ...
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Is there a rule to know whether a verb needs an er to indicate an agent noun or doesn’t need it?

I know that most of verbs can be transformed into noun or thing, which does the action. But why are there many words that stay as they are and the suffix “er” cannot be attached to them. For ...
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The carrier 'is also contracting as agent for the stevedore that these provisions should apply to the stevedore'

O'Sullivan & Hilliard's The Law of Contract (2018 8 ed). p 131. 6.27 A particular form of collateral contract has been developed in the context of carriage of goods to allow C to take the ...
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How to parse 'if, at what moment and on what terms they become legally bound'?

O'Sullivan & Hilliard's The Law of Contract (2018 8 ed). p 15. • If the purpose of the principle is to allow B to rely on A’s apparent intent, it has been suggested that it should be ...
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What does 'limb' mean for a legal judgment?

O'Sullivan & Hilliard's The Law of Contract (2018 8 ed). p 65 3.53 As regards the second limb, Smith v Hughes said that actual knowledge is required. The fact that the claimant should have ...
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Why not 'safely' ? 'It would make it almost impossible for promisors to order their affairs safe in the knowledge'

O'Sullivan & Hilliard's The Law of Contract (2018 8 ed). p 122. 5.99 There are three plausible alternative candidates. First, a requirement of form might be introduced, so that, for example, ...
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Verb, but no subject, after 'such as'?

O'Sullivan & Hilliard's The Law of Contract (2018 8 ed). p. 55. 3.23. The Ontario Court of Appeal suggested in Tilden Rent-A-Car Co v Clendenning (1978) that the rule was too absolute, and ...
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Effect of 'in which' - 'best case in which to suggest'

O'Sullivan & Hilliard's The Law of Contract (2018 8 ed). p. 81. 4.24. While Walford was perhaps not the best case in which to suggest that a duty to negotiate in good faith was sufficiently ...
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What does 'unreserved' signify for a legal judgment?

O'Sullivan & Hilliard's The Law of Contract (2018 8 ed). p. 115. 6.72. High Trees is in many ways a weak precedent. The case is so influential and well known that students often forget that ...
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Independently thinking student

What is the one word for an independent thinker, who comes up with ideas and then does not hesitate in voicing them before the audience? I'm looking to apply the word in context of a high school ...
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What's “Egbert the Egregious” and “Emeric the Evil” in the context

"Which is that the possessor of the wand must capture it from its previous owner, if he is to be truly master of it," said Xenophilius. "Surely you have heard of the way the wand came to Egbert the ...
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In NP do we use “the” after “between”?

Which example is correct? The gaps between platform and train are dangerous. or The gaps between the platform and train are dangerous.
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“Has someone smoked” vs. “Has someone been smoking”

If I come into a room full of smoke, should I ask: A: "Has someone smoked here?" or: B: "Has someone been smoking here?" I can literally see the smoke, but the person who was smoking has ...
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“As opposed to” and “contrary to” in the beginning of sentences

Can I open a sentence with "As opposed to" and "contrary to"? I always heard them in the middle of sentence but not in the beginning of it, and that's why I'm not sure about it. Examples: As ...
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Usage of hyphen in “bit-will”

This is the whole paragraph. What confuses me here that why should the author have used hyphen between bit and will here also. Is this a typo error, which implies to have been used an emdash as a ...
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Confusing sentence construction

London(CNN) - If allied leaders had hoped that US President Donald Trump's presence at a summit in the London area marking the 70th anniversary of the alliance this week would promote unity among old ...
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Can the subjunctive mood lack “would”?

In all the examples I've seen, the subjunctive mood has "would." Examples: If I were rich, I would buy you a car. What about these examples? What if I was/were an astronaut? (I'm not actually ...
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Why 'more' used in “pulled a torn piece of parchment from between more books”

He picked up a quill from a packed table at his elbow, and pulled a torn piece of parchment from between more books. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows I don't understand 'more' here. It seems ...
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Alarmist Malthusian fears or alarmist Malthusian fears

In the following sentence The projections should be viewed in perspective, considering that alarmist Malthusian fears of inability to provide for more than a billion people on earth did not come true....
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Exactly when do you put 'even' before the comparative words?

One of common mistake that non-natives say is something as below. (B is a non-native here) A: How was the movie? (expecting a good response) B: It was better than I expected. (meaning it was ...
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Alternative expressions for “there's a possibility of something”

I usually say "there is a possibility of ..." to describe something that can still happen anytime later, but I don't think this is the only way to describe it. The problem is that, while searching ...
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Is this correct: “A strong voice for your interests”

We choose "For a strong voice for your interests" as a slogan for a trade union election. Is this correct English? It sounds strange to me, especially "interests" in this context. Would "Concerns" be ...
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Should I use `coated papers` or `Coated Paper`, or either way is fine?

Our company mainly sells printing materials and printing papers, coated papers, offset papers, book papers, light-weight papers, as well as white kraft paper bags, sticky labels, cash register papers, ...
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Subject complement or prepositonal object

In this sentence: " This is an adventure to me" /an adventure to me/ is the subject complement. I'd like to know the function of " to me" . Is it a post modifier of " adventure"? Or is it a prep. ...

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