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Is the '/r/' sound 'alveolar' or 'palatal' or 'retroflex'?

In phonetic classification, Is the '/r/' sound 'alveolar' or 'palatal' or 'retroflex'?
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interrogative and affirmative sentence constructions

Say we have the following sentence : The further information I need is to know in which building is the class held. Is it grammatically correct to place "is" where it's placed in the sentence, ...
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In this sentence, Does “missing child” mean 'The child who goes away or is taken away somewhere where nobody can find them'?

Mr Orban said that "for the West", the answer to falling birth rates in Europe was immigration: "For every missing child, there should be one coming in and then the numbers will be fine. https://www....
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“Orange” is a countable noun, can we say “he is eating orange or some orange” when we mean “he is eating some segments of an orange”?

or‧ange 1 /ˈɒrəndʒ $ ˈɔː-, ˈɑː-/ ●●● S1 W2 noun 1 Image of orange[countable] a round fruit that has a thick orange skin and is divided into parts inside Peel the oranges and divide ...
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Conjuncting : Is this valid word

I am trying to write one sentence like this I will display Employee Code and Employee name by conjuncting hypen. (EMPCODE-EMPLOYEENAME) I noticed that the word Conjuncting is wrong in MS-WORD where ...
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What is the difference in meaning between “if I do something” and “if I am going to do something”?

What is the difference in meaning between if I do something and if I am going to do something? For example: If I take a cab, I will be just in time. If I am going to take a cab, I will be just ...
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meaning of “congress to the mayor's president”

I'm trying to understand the following sentence: The (New York) city council is congress to the mayor's president. Can anyone please teach me its meaning in a grammatical sense? Also, what (who) ...
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The usage of the adjective “particular”

What is the difference between: I have to know exactly why it is I'm doing a particular job. And I have to know exactly why it is I'm doing a job. ?
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Usage of “when to do something”

I wrote a sentence like this " She is homesick and uncertain when to go back to her home country." Is that sentence correct? Is there a usage of "when to do something"?
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Which verb form should we use with present tense.?

Which verb form should we use with present tense.? A) I am glad to find/found you. B) I just find / found it. C) OK OK you win / won the discussion.
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In everyday English, How to express “to pull the drawer open so hard that it falls off”?

You can move the drawer in and out easily because of its glide bars, but sometimes you pull it so hard and the drawer "goes off the track". In everyday English, How to express "to pull the drawer ...
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Meaning of “where others have failed” in the following sentence?

What is the meaning of "where others have failed" in the following sentence, One country that appears to have succeeded with the coronavirus where others have failed is South Korea. (Source: BBC ...
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A modern equivalent for the word “spinster” for women and the relevant synonym for men

In ancient English, people called a woman who had never gotten married a sinister, but I'm positive using it is absolete today and perhaps many youths have no sense of in many English spoken regions! ...
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What is grammatically wrong with this sentence?

I'm doing exercises from the schoolbook. The topic of the exercise is to find errors and write the correct sentence. The lesson was about adjectives and "so", "such" and "too", enough. I have checked ...
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How to distinguish transitive and intransitive verbs?

I want any key or shortcut to distinguish between transitive and intransitive verbs.Wren and Martin says that when a verb is used transitively the action passes over.But what ai am inable to ...
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Why to go to work and school, without “the”?

Why does one say "I'm going to work. / I'm going to school." without "the"; but says "I'm going to the hospital. / I'm going to the museum."? Why doesn't one say "I'm going to the work. / I'm going to ...
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What is the participle of “stop working” and should I use it?

I was trying to formulate the present participle form of the sentence "My body slowly stops working". My intuition told me that I should be writing "My body is slowly stopping to work." However I have ...
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Will have to get used to / be used to

There is a sentence: I am a father now and I will have to get used to being called 'father' I am a father now and I will have to be used to being called 'father' What's the correct ...
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How to address multiple peoples in email?

Which is the correct way to address multiple recipients in email? I am not the manager of recipents but the receipents are combination of either both being managers (not necessarily my manager of my ...
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At / on the right setting

In the sentence: The camera is at / on the right settings. Being a learner I suppose it should be at since we use at to refer to specific points on a scale. But I heard someone using on in this ...
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How to say that you had some memories, but not anymore using “remember”?

Let's say in the past I knew some information, but now it's forgotten. How to do it with the word "remember"? Can I use "I remembered it when..." for that case? An example: -You don't remember the ...
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which tense I have to use with the word before

What tense do I need to use with the word before They truly believe that the benefits we obtained are nothing compared with the damage we caused/had caused before.
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Usage of the word “gratis” in English

As Spanish native speaker, I cannot find the context or usage of word "gratis" in English Language, as example: All apples are gratis. I know (maybe I'm wrong) that it would be better to use: ...
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Is there an umbrella term for sanitary plastic equipment such as hair salon aprons, gloves, etc?

So, I'm looking for a general term/phrase to refer to sanitary plastic equipment. Suppose there's a manufacturer which produces plastic products such as hair salon aprons, gloves, masks, and so on, ...
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Cases of using an article before the gerund

I found an example of using "the" before the gerund: During the crossing the passengers felt the ship toss But according to the grammar, no article is used before the gerund. Or in this case the ...
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Is “has been done” used if it's done recently?

Here is the question and I think it got wrong answer, isn't it? As I said in the comment below the answer: As I know present perfect used when action completed recently. And Simple past when earlier ...
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Why present continuous in this context?

My mother was in her room while I made a mess in kitchen. So she came and helped me make food. Then she said “I am watching a movie” But wasn't she helping me in kitchen? Could she have meant ...
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Use of definite article when refering to unique fictional things

I read a lot of explanations about the uses of the definite article, but it sort of made me more confused instead of clarifying about what I had in mind: In a given story which takes place in a ...
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¨be given out¨ meaning

The cricketer was given out leg before wicket. What is the meaning of the idiom ¨ be given out¨ in the sentence above?
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The person was made particularly understood not to enter the premise due to its extensive renovation

Is the phrase made particularly understood? grammatically correct? Apparently, my grammar checker checked it correct. Or is the correct sentence That person was particularly made to ...
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By how, With how or Through how?

I was thinking about this type of construction that is in blank: Oh my! I am amazed ____ you did this! There is only three options to my head: By how With how Through how What is the difference ...
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Which is correct vs which one is correct?

When using the word "which" is it necessary to still use "one" after asking a question or do "which" and "which one" have the same meaning? Where do you draw the line on the difference between "which" ...
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Should “distribution” be prefixed with “the”?

In the following sentence, should I mention article 'the' in front of distribution? Evidence shows that there is a huge difference in the distribution of these problems between high and low-middle ...
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“hit my head” and “hit me on the head”

I’d like to know the difference between “My brother hit my head” and “My brother hit me on the head”? I’m going to take a teacher’s exam. In the last year’s test, there is a question below; You’re ...
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one of the many VS one of many

But apparently she was just one of the many. But apparently she was just one of many. Are there any differences between these two expressions?
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Call professor without using the name

I just attended to a study project in abroad and I don't know if I'm correct at calling people and professors. Is it possible to call a professor just only "professor"? I mean, is it possible to not ...
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What is the verb of the sentence? has or have?

I don't understand why the verb of the following sentence is has, not have. Doesn't some degree of modify sadness and depression? If so, is sadness and depression regarded as a single concept? Yet, ...
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score vs scores

https://www.lingq.com/el/lesson/lesson-28-the-gettysburg-address-431424/ LINCOLN: Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation dedicated to the proposition ...
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“much exciting” vs. “very exciting”

The hockey match between india and pakistan was much exciting. Here, i think there should be very at the place of much. If both are correct then what the difference in the meaning. Please explain.
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“places where something is” vs. “places ∅ something is” vs. “places ∅ something is in”

I've been a few places gang wars were prevalent. I've been a few places gang wars were prevalent in. I've been a few places where gang wars were prevlant. I've seen people use place(s) both ...
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How do I make a passive sentence with “be believed”?

I need to make a new sentence with the verb in brackets: Many bacteria are resistant to antibiotics. (to be believed). I thought it could be Many bacteria believed to be resistant to ...
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How to say that something is always going to be done certain way using passive voice?

For instance if I want to say that I work after I get money, but I want to use "work" in passive voice (I think). Is "A work is done after I get money." correct? I mean I always do work this way, it's ...
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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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What does “her arms tighten about his neck in gratitude” mean?

her arms tighten about his neck in gratitude The sentence comes from Collins dictionary. What is my confusion is that why use "tighten about his neck" rather than "tighten his neck". Besides, I also ...
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“Would you mind if I [do something]?” versus “Would you mind me [doing something]?”

Is there any difference between the following sentences? Would you mind if I smoke a cigarette outside? Would you mind me smoking a cigarette outside? Would you mind if I prepare a tea cup ...
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going to (become): which form in past?

When talking to someone, and he doesn't listen to you, even though you repeat it, do you ask him: "Do you went deaf?" or "Did you go deaf?" or "Do you became deaf?"
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Is it possible to separate “by” from “by which” in these two cases?

There's no other standard by which to compare yourself to. Competition provides a benchmark by which to compare yourself to and be better than, and forces a company to prepare and think much in ...
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When you are free vs when you become free?

I am texting a friend who might be busy. So I text him ' leave a message when you are free'? Is that correct?
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other meaning of buying

I know the meaning of buying. Today I was reading the newspaper and I read this sentence But his fund is still buying gingerly because while the market may be cheaper, he said, it still isn’t cheap. ...
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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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