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“get a train from the station” or “get a train at the station”?

Which preposition do I have to use in the following sentence. You still can get a train to your destination at/from the station near the bank .
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if she wants {it, that, or nothing}

a. She can go out with me if she wants it. b. She can go out with me if she wants that. (Meaning: She can go out with me is she wants to go out with me.) ======================= c. Tom can ...
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What does “crank old Sabbath” refer to?

I'm currently watching the TV show "Breaking Bad" and I dont understand what seems to be slang. Context: some characters (who are drug users) are listening to music on a brand new sound system. They ...
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Is the 'inflated abdomen' of a pregnant woman referred as an abdomen or it has a specific name?

Is the casual 'inflated abdomen' of a pregnant woman still referred as an abdomen or it has a specific name? (formally rather than slang). I couldn't find information about that, but it seems that ...
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What would you rather I did?

I want to ask someone about what he want me to do. which one of the mentioned below is better and grammatically correct? What would you rather I did? What would you rather I do? What would you rather?...
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please help to listen, I listened many times in various speed, what I heard at “implementation” is something like `implemantial` [on hold]

please help to listen what the teacher is saying at 0:10 the caption shows there are some implementation techniques but I listened many times in various speed, what I heard at "implementation" is ...
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Does the following Email sound natural to native English speakers? [on hold]

Hi again. The problem I mentioned has been solved. Acturally, the product does not have any quality problems, I guess I made some wrong settings with it. Anyway, it works now. so there is no need to ...
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Is The Simple Predicate (Verb) Sinking Or Colliding?

The sinking of the ship after it collided with an iceberg resulted in many safety reforms. What is the simple predicate? Is it Sinking? Or is it colliding?
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What is a habitual sentence and in what does it differ other legal sentences?

Here are some examples: He was facing five years on each count and you are also facing a habitual sentence, she told him, and you can actually get double. Prosecutors counter that it is more common ...
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How to understand “if the base image is already in the cache it is reused.”?

If the base image is already in the cache it is reused. Is that means "if the base image is already in the cache, then it is reused."? Which grammar knowledge should I learn further?
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What does “air pocket” mean here? Difference?

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/vi/dictionary/english/air-pocket “The one stock that could kind of surface as strong here is Netflix,” he said on CNBC’s “Trading Nation.” “You’re definitely seeing a ...
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Directly asking questions about adjective complements

Can we ask some questions about adjective complements? I was disappointed with your behaviour.(1) Can we ask its question like With what were you disappointed? (2) or What were you ...
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What Is The Best Word Choice: Is, Are, Were, or Have Been

The volume of letters that the United States Post Office processes ____ staggering. A. Is B. Are C. Were D. Have been I think it would be A.
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Meaning of stuck being told

I came across the phrase here: http://www.personal.kent.edu/~wkneelan/thirdoption/essays/tmnt_music.htm The listener or viewer is therefore stuck being told what is just as easily observed I tried ...
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Rule to omit who/which

I have these sentences which confused me. I get the meaning but quite do not understand the grammar rule. What is the rule to omit who/ which in these sentences? A girl who had a sweet voice. &...
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Usage of 'this' in a sentence/punctuation

The fight was well fought but violent--this made it a tough watch. The car soaks up fuel and is tough to drive, that being said, it looks good. The story has surreal overtones-- there are parts ...
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On parsing “The more you have, the more you want.”

How would one parse The more you have, the more you want. ? I can't even tell which clause is independent and which one is dependent. Is more here acting as an adverb or a determiner? And isn't ...
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to-infinitival clause expressing a manner

Experts say the drowsiness many of us feel during the day may not be because we had too little sleep at night, but because we need an early afternoon nap. Humans were made to sleep not once, but twice,...
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Meaning of a phrase required

What does it mean. "having come to be required". It is meaning of statutory Can someone explain,please.
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“Us Students” Or “We Students”

We students who had not studied were at a disadvantage. Or Us students who had not studied were at a disadvantage.
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Infinitive usage with tense

Does infinitive conveys meaning according to the tenses it will be the one of the causes for the transaction to fail. it was the one of the causes for the transaction to fail. Are those ...
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What preposition goes with “audiovisual media”

As in the sentence I create content to be displayed [in/on] audiovisual media. Thanks in advance!
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waiting … upon his arrival

It seems that the following examples are of different grammatical status:: a. ?Mary is waiting for him upon his arrival. b. There is a letter waiting for him upon his arrival. c. Mary is ...
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“put one's attention on X” vs. “put one's attention to X”

I wonder which form(s) are correct amongst the following: Someone put their attention on X. Someone put their attention to X. Example: As a result of the rapid advancement of neural-network-...
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usage of ‘hope’: uncountable or countable plural?

Here are some examples from dictionaries where hope is used in the plural people have hopes of increasing trade between the two regions (Collins Cobuild) she has hopes of studying to be a ...
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Can I say, “I wash my teeth”?

I was checking tests from my students. One of them talking about daily routine wrote, "I wash my teeth". Can I say it instead of "I brush my teeth" or is it completely wrong?
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What can I get (for) you?

When you serve a guest at a party or take an order from a customer at a restaurant, you could say: What can I get you? OR What can I get for you? Is there any difference in meaning between the ...
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Why is “would” used in this sentence?

I would roast you but my mom said I am not allowed to burn trash. Why is "would" used in this sentence?
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Doubt in the usage of was in two sentences

I was making complex sentences in the class today. There I got stuck in two sentences similar to these: The percentage of car accidents – which was recorded at 30% – was high. The percentage ...
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Vodafone error sees customers hit by thousands in charges

Vodafone error sees customers hit by thousands in charges in charges in charge mean to be in control or like this. But in this sentence how to understand?
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Confusing example of usage of was/were

There are two sentences. The least proportion of men were detained. The number of men in the party was high. Well, I am just a beginner in english and want to know why is were used in the ...
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Relative clause and its subject

I came across this sentence on Cambridge Dictionary The central office sets the parameters that guide policy at the local level. The example comes with a translation in a different language, but I ...
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'The' English language or just English language

In the sentence: Nothing drove me harder than my passion for the English language. Is it correct to say 'the English language' instead of 'Englsih language'? What if I said 'passion for ...
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I like English language

English is a language The English are fine people. I like English language. I know that we say the English language. My question is: I want the red book There may be many red books and ...
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Is it natural to the phrase “stop with” in the sense of choosing something after consideration?

Is it natural to stop with in the following sentence? We were offered the car in a lot of colors, but We stopped with a red one.
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I will be coming from tomorrow onwards!

I will be coming from tomorrow onwards. Is this an accurate way or a phrase to tell someone about the planning and as a promise that from tomorrow onwards, I'll be there?
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ability for V-ing?

Normally, the noun "ability" is followed by a to-infinitive, as in "ability to sing." But I have seen someone define the noun "faculty" as "a particular ability for doing something." I'd like to know ...
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what are “sculptural succulents”?

“Take-home ideas from my presentation will include combining leafy plants with sculptural succulents to soften the landscape,” says Gatz, and “placing architectural exclamation points with ...
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Articles at the beginning of sentences in scientific writing

I'm writing my master thesis in English as a non-native speaker. I start a lot of sentences without an article and one of my lectors (a non-native speaker like myself) found this to be odd and marked ...
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Which is correct, “their name” or “their names”?

I've got a command that says: Point to the items and color them. Say its name. I'm sure it should be their instead of its, but I'm not 100% sure if it should be their name or their names.
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Why is there no conjunction in “…symptoms are so slight you do not even know..”?

I have just finished some of my exercises and this sentence really make me confused: Sometimes the symptoms are so slight you do not even know you have an allergy, and it may take years for an ...
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What is the difference in meaning between the grammar structure “it is nice doing something” and “it is nice to be doing something”?

What is the differnce in meaning between the following sentences? It is nice working with John. It is nice to be working with John.
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Passive voice question

When we say Two men were seen running after robbing the bank" it isn't like any ordinary sentence like "My wallet was stolen" or "The Mona Lisa was painted by Da Vinci". Like "She was made to work ...
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Idiom for a doctor telling a patient that he's terminally ill

Suppose a doctor is telling his patient that he is terminally ill and he's got only a few months to live. I assume this kind of situation can be described concisely with this form, A doctor is Xing ...
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Where to put “more”?

1) You sound more like a native speaker. 2) You sound like a native speaker more. I know the first one is correct, but can I use the second one?
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Infinitive usage

I cannot understand the usage of infinitive in this sentence. Japan went to save stranded resident and fight flood caused by one of worst typhoon to hit country in recent history. Please explain ...
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Meaning of bolded lines [on hold]

anji was up at dawn. It was Sunday, a school holiday. Although he was supposed to be preparing for his exams, only a fortnight away, he couldn't resist one or two more games before getting down to ...
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What does “groove me” mean?

There is the lyrics from a song: Because you move me Baby don’t you groove me One this time I don't understand what does it mean groove me. I think it means something like to love someone or ...
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On the meaning of 'to not commit to a meeting' in this context

The following passage was taken from this NYT article (7th, 8th, and 9th paragraph counting from the last paragraph). One of the most dramatic moments she described came in the July 10 meeting in ...
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Phrase: the sun is out

Why do we say the sun is out? We don’t say the candle is out or the light bulb is out. Why don’t we say the sun is visible?

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