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Your explanation is different from/to my knowledge of the policy

The case is, Someone explain something to me, but such explanation is not the same as I was told before. For example, there's a policy in the company and someone explain to me how it works, but I was ...
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Please help me which word to Insert here

Context: A blind man is firing an automatic rifle. A man who's standing behind him turns the blind man, directing the _________ at the captor, who runs out of the room to escape the rain of bullets. ...
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Can “with” be a conjunction?

I am considering this sentence which I found from an SAT preparation book: Although some designers are employed by companies, most work on a project-to-project basis, with each project taking ...
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About construction of a sentence

What it lacked in taste it made up for in clarity of intent. I can understand what this sentence tries to describle. But its construction has left me feel it not a sentence. To me, the second "it&...
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What does “move up that timetable” mean?

I'm reading a newspaper and found this paragraph. Under the Paris climate deal reached in 2015, China pledged that its emissions would peak around 2030. Mr. Xi promised on Tuesday to move up that ...
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Use of article “the”

Do we have to use the article "the" in the following example: Coordinator in (the) Director's Office, Department of Legal Affairs?
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A holiday postcard - 'We eat ' or 'We're eating…in a restaurant every day'

When writing a postcard from holidays. One should write: We eat in a restaurant or we're eating in a restaurant? Most sources I've found suggest Present Simple - 'every day'. However in this case it's ...
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What's the difference between “hang out” and “play”?

I just saw the movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The wide boy said, "Do you want to come to my home and play?" But the main character wanted him to say "hang out," and people around them jeered at the wide ...
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Future Perfect Tense

I have 2 questions in the Future Perfect Tense. Is this question grammatically correct? 1- Will I have not cleaned the house? I know we can ask this question like that: "Won't I have cleaned the ...
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Postpositive adjective placement

Are 'small' and 'tall' in correct position in 'boys from small to tall play soccer' that means small and tall boys play soccer--from smallness to tallness?
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What's the meaning of “with the out-running tide”?

I came across the sentence like "The ship began to move gently down the river with the out-running tide". I checked "out-running tide" in dictionary but I can't find them. Could you teach me?
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What does “lest anything think” mean here?

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/vi/dictionary/english/lest?q=lest+ And lest anything think Nike is pulling back from physical retail even as its digital business explodes, the company said it's full ...
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Much of an impact

She was too drunk for it to have much of an impact on her. Is "much of" natural in examples like this? Or would it only be natural if the sentence was something like: She was so drunk that ...
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Present Progressive in Conditional sentences

Someone wrote: We could commute with comfort in Warsaw, having enough room in our means of public transport, but for the 'sardines' getting on them. I suggested (based on another suggestion): ...
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hardly, barely, scarcely

I am having a problem trying to fully understand the use of barely and hardly in the following sentences. There were barely any women at the party. There were hardly any women at the party. There ...
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What part of speech is 'to marry' in 'I want to marry him'

The first sentence can be paraphrased 'She wants something' which tells me that the infinitive acts as a noun. Can someone explain in detail how to categorise 'to marry' in the second sentence. Does ...
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usage of “currently”

What is difference between these two sentences : sentence 1 : He has currently been a teacher sentence 2 : He is currently a teacher
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What do you call the two different styles of television?

I can remember that in the 1990's, people used to watch a thick television that looked like a big box, that you changed the channels by hand. Now we watch a very thin television, and conserve much ...
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Capitalization and hyphenation in words like 'southeastern'

Is it South-Eastern Ukraine, Southeastern Ukraine, or South Eastern Ukraine ? What about capitalization? I saw various spellings. Which one is the most advisable? Don't close the question.
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What does “a shot across Lululemon Athletica's bow” mean?

Nike also launched a line of maternity clothing for runners, something Donahoe says is part of the company's work to keep taking market share away from rivals in women's athletic wear. And in a shot ...
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What is the meaning of for new trade barriers to a free market?

The current strength of the dollar, which is causing so much difficulty for some of your industries, creates obvious pressures for special cases, for new trade barriers to a free market. I am ...
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Do native speakers use the phrase “set channels”?

My friend wanted to sell his car but he didn't know whom to sell so he asked me to help him by finding potential customers for his car. After a few days he phoned me and said: Have you found someone ...
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Should [good at something] be understood as active or passive?

I just wrote a psychology quiz and there was a "good at" question that I did not answer correctly. I would like to ask the thread's help on this one. The question was: Is the following a behavior ...
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“50% of people are unintelligent” or “50% of the people are unintelligent”?

My First Question: As far as I know, after the phrases like "many of", "some of" and "all of", we can't use a noun without the article. For instance, we cannot say: "All of people are ...
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The meaning of passage?

If creators knew when they were on their way to fashioning a masterpiece, their work would progress only forward: they would halt their idea­ generation efforts as they struck gold. But in fact, they ...
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Sentence paraphrase spilt small sntences

Can anyone paraphrase this sentence for me. I am not a native speaker. It will be easy for me to understand the sentence if someone spilt it small sentences. The Dictionary, together with his other ...
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Choose the part containing error

The only indian (1)/ to win the Nobel Prize for literature (2)/ was Ravindra Nath Tagore. (3)/ No error (4) I think in the part 2, there should be who win at the place of to win. But my book says 'no ...
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What does the phrase social arrangement generally mean?

"It may fairly be said, therefore, that any {social arrangement} that remains vitally social, or vitally shared, is educative to those who participate in it." (Source: Democracy and Education by John ...
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Use of '' of which'' in sentence

I need the wheat flour of which I bought 20 kg. two days ago. I need the wheat flour 20 kg. of which I bought two days ago. Where should I use '' 20 kg.'' in the sentences above or would these ...
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Is it subordinate clause?

I eat pizza, and I eat chicken If the clause contains 'and', it should be called subordinate clause or coordinate clause? I mean not 'I eat chicken' but 'and I eat chicken'
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Tense agreement when one recent activity is interrupted by another

I wrote this sentence but I'm not convinced the tenses are correct. I've been waiting for this book for a few weeks, and it has just come out In the first clause, I used present perfect continuous ...
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Entry To, Entry Into

A preposition question: The United States earned entry to the knockout round with a win over Ghana and a draw against Portugal in Group G. Source Google search shows both "entry to" and "...
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Help understanding “to have” in sentences like “I would have liked to have invited few people.”

Yes, I am still confused with the sentences like ' to have' but not all the sentences related 'to have'. I can understand the sentences below: I am happy to have been invited by him. He was ...
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Dragged out, left it hanging

I've let this chapter hang for two days now. I've left this chapter hanging for two days now. This chapter has been hanging for two days now. I've dragged this chapter out for two days now. Do all ...
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“Object complement” OR “participial phrase”

In 2019 the company saw a strong uptake of its flagship OnePlus 7- series regaining the top spot back after falling behind Samsung in 2018. Is the bold phrase a participial phrase or an object ...
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Is it necessary to use “then” in this sentence?

I was preparing for a SAT and stumbled on this sentence below: By the second half of the nineteenth century, New York City's population had surpassed the population of Paris, which was then around 2....
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“can” or “could” in the following sentence?

In the following sentence, why is "can" appropriate than "could"? Is it a grammar thing? please explain. The more satisfied you are with your job, the more effort you could put into your work.
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Would like in conditional form

Is the expression "if there are tickets available, I would like to buy one" correct? In case it is, which type of conditional would be?
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“make it clear that” or “make clear that”

I've only learn the former one "make it clear that" but "make clear that" is seen everywhere. Do they mean the same? Are they both grammatical and acceptable?
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Adverb position: [closed]

I gaily should have been moved. The position of the adverb is correct? I don't want to know other position, and I cannot give you context. Just right or wrong is okay.
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“To analyze” or “for analysis”?

Should I say: "Acoustic parameters of these sentences were extracted to analyze. " or "Acoustic parameters of these sentences were extracted for analysis. " Or anything else?
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Can You Put An Adverb Before An Adjective

I want to know that can we place an adverb before and adjective means what is the order of placing adjectives adverbs when used together or individually
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Can the definite article be used with special days or holidays?

Is it possible to use the definite article with holidays and special days like Flag Day and Valentine's Day? For instance, are "the Flag Day", "the Valentine's Day", or "the Christmas" correct? I'm ...
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Comparing two things in one sentence

We have three shapes in my study. We called them trees. The class of Tree 1 is larger than the class of tree 2 and tree 3. Also, the shape of tree 1 contains the shapes of both tree 2 and tree 3. I ...
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An envelope enclosed in a letter?

He tore open the creamy envelope that had been enclosed in the letter. This is an example of the word enclose found in Collins English Dictionary. I don't quite understand it. Does it mean there is a ...
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are just trying too

In the tenses below correct? I got it from here: https://youtu.be/iyAQlDDp1mo?t=211 They are just trying to provide fodder for more debate during the elections. If yes, does it mean the activity ...
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Someone who always goes to extremes in everything

What do the native speakers usually call a person who does everything to excess and often goes to extremes in doing everything or is too excessive in anything? Let's make some examples: Imagine ...
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feel — or to have been taught

I saw the following sentence in a book, and I don't know why the "to" is there. Is it correct at all? Most people feel — or to have been taught — that there is an absolute difference ...
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This phrase needs a comma or a colon?

Phrase: The goal of this project is to translate to English and make more accessible the resources: resource1 and resource2, which are descriptions ... The punctuation on this phrase is correct? Do ...
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Usage of 'having been' 'commas (,)' and 'ensure'

I recently read this paragraph on a website (https://taiwancanhelp.us), but I'm a bit confused about if the grammar is correct in these two sentences: "Taiwan, having been isolated from the World ...

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