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Meaning of Introduction

When I have to come up with a title for my presentation in English, I'm always confused at using "Introduction". For example, the presentation is about the safety system of something. And I would ...
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Would anyone explain to me the use of the preposition of time ‘to’?

Would someone explain to me the exact meaning of the following sentence: Tickets are available to the end of the month. Does it mean the tickets are available from the beginning until the end of ...
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Have + verb-ing participle

I'm wondering if the following sentences have the same meaning. Does the second one sound natural in English? I can't sit there because her bag is standing there I can't sit there because she ...
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The use of the construction “there is”/ there are without adverbials of place

Is it natural to omit adverbials of place with the construction there is/there are. For example: Person 1: How many people are there in the office? Person2: There are 20 people (in the office)....
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Why that there are double “with” in the sentence “as protesters on campus arm themselves with with unconventional weapons”? [on hold]

There is a sentence in the news, Chaos and disruption across Hong Kong as protesters fortify university campus, from CNN, Unrest is expected to continue throughout the week, and CUHK will likely ...
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Can “get” be used as a linking verb in a context of a gradual change?

Can "get" be used as a linking verb in a context of a gradual change? For instance, instead of saying: She came/grew to like him more. Can I say: She got to like him more.
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Can you say “show me yourself” or just “show yourself to me”? [on hold]

Can you say "show me yourself" or just "show yourself to me"? I'm unsure about the grammar and the phrase usage of my question.
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I (haven't / hadn't) really thought about that

A : Do you like me? B : Yes A : As friends? B : Yeah. I mean, I don't know. I (haven't / hadn't) really thought about that. . I haven't really thought about that. I didn't think ...
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Is the same meaning between using relative pronouns and adjective in sentence?

I want to find a car which is white in a house which is red. I want to find a white car in a red house. Are two sentences above the same meaning?
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“Come and sit on the bed along with us”, is it correct?

We were sitting on the bed and were eating something while my son was about to sit on the floor. I told my son to join us on the bed by sitting beside us. My question is, is it the right way to ask ...
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How to understand “keeping the complaining customer satisfied”?

I'm trying to understand the below sentence, "Which sectors does he say have most problems when it comes to keeping the complaining customer satisfied?" Especially, "keeping the complaining customer ...
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Is past perfect most appropriate here?

Which sentence is correct? It was very easy for us to adjust to our new home because we were already used to living in a big city. It was very easy for us to adjust to our new home because we had ...
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have just as a right

When, in ordinary life, we speak of the colour of the table, we only mean the sort of colour which it will seem to have to a normal spectator from an ordinary point of view under usual conditions ...
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Can “prefer” be used as a dynamic (non-stative) verb?

My friend had a homework exercise about stative verbs in their English class and asked me to help with it. The task was to mark sentences that There was one difficult sentence there: I am ...
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denomination vs value

According to the Cambridge dictionary, one of the meaning of "denomination" is: a unit of value, especially of money Is it wrong/unusual to use "value" instead of "denomination" in this context? ...
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Talking about Cast and crew of movies

James Cameron was/is the director of Titanic? (Which should I use, was/is?) Leonardo plays/played the role of a Basketball player in that movie. (plays/played?) For telling the story of a movie, ...
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What is the meaning of “sure of my claim to be its author” in the following sentences?

What is the meaning of "sure of my claim to be its author" in the following sentences, (Source: PRACTICAL ENGLISH USAGE BY Michael Swan ) So many people have helped me to write this revised edition ...
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Too far vs far enough

The car was far,but it wasn't ( too far - far enough ) for me to see. I said the answer is ( too far ),my teacher doesn't agree. Which one is it and why?
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Staring blankly at

I have a few question that I hope you can help me with. Monica is sitting on the couch staring blankly at the TV. She snaps out of it, grabs the remote, and turns off the TV. Can I use "staring ...
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Should “on the other hand” be always in contrast to the stated or implied “on the one hand”?

Just as a reference, let's cite the M-W's definition of the words: "used to introduce statements that describe two different or opposite ideas, people, etc." For some reason, I feel like it is also ...
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The main differences between Simple Past and Present Perfect

I'm writing this because: I kind of know the differences between them, but, when I see a native speaker or when I see it in a sentence, I get confused; I'm also not confident to know when to use ...
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Which sentence/question is right?

Why did you go there and do that? Why did you go there and did that? Why? I feel the first sentence is correct but one of my friends argued that both the things are past, so, the sentence should ...
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“in dignity” VS “with dignity”

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), adopted by the United Nations in 2016, all have one goal: by 2030, all inhabitants of planet Earth should be able to live in dignity. The Sustainable ...
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Mentors IN business vs. Mentors FOR business

Which of the following options is correct? Mentors in business or Mentors for business
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it seems that both “A comprises B” and “B comprises A” are correct, is my understanding right?

dictionary.cambridge gives 2 explanation of comprises to have things or people as parts or members; to consist of to be the parts or members of something; to make up something Consider a set A = {B, ...
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Is it normal to say that something “Breaks in two”?

:) I was wondering if one could say in a poetic way that "a seed breaks in two" ...or should one say "breaks apart" or even something totally different?
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<the> patterns and precedents English speakers recognize and use

From an answer on ELL: You ask what native English speakers think of this usage of the appositive, but most native English speakers would probably think “what’s an ‘appositive’ again?” The ...
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what is the meaning of “Never is eternal”?

I have got a chance to read the above statement(Never is eternal) in a poster. But, I am not able to understand the actual meaning of it. It would be great if you help me to understand the meaning of ...
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What does 'jack your beanstalk' mean?

I'm watching the TV drama 'sex education'. In S01E01, a guy says to his friend 'Everybody is either thinking about shagging, about to shag, or actually shagging, and you can't even jack your beanstalk'...
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“An animal and an animal” or “An animal and animal”, which is correct?

"I am moving in with a dog and a cat" versus "I am moving in with a dog and cat", which is correct?
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sentence with an action after “to be interested” ==> in OR to + verb

I wonder what preposition (in OR to) I may use after interested when there is a verb after. ie : I want to win this game. I'm interested ( in knowing / to know ) your secret weapon. Regards
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what is a better phrase than “is there a problem with that”

Is there a better way of saying "is there a problem with that?" I feel that this phrase is a bit disturbing to some people, is there a better way of asking this question in a nicer friendlier way? ...
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What is the term for a person whose job is to place products on shelves in stores?

What's called a person whom his work is to put products on shelves in stores (for example in supermarkets)? For example, if one of the products is missed, then he adds it again. I was told (by non ...
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Position of more with a verb

I want to say that I did something in a certain way and when I tried to do that with another method it didn't work. I wrote: So I tried the same in this other method and it didn't work more than ...
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Correct auxiliary verb form [closed]

What would be the right form of the auxiliary verb here and why? choosing suitable tools are vital or choosing suitable tools is vital
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Which of the following is correct and what is the difference in meaning among them?

Could someone please help me with the following sentences? Which ones are correct and why and what is the difference in meaning among them? 1) I'm amazed how can he be so insensitive? 2) I'm amazed ...
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In a week versus After a week

"I'll be back in a week" means "I'll be back after a week has passed" or "I'll be back after the next seven day's period is over". I was very much wondering if "I'll be back after a week" is also ...
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How to use ate and had eaten

Which one is correct Example. Mark ate all the chocolate when I got home . There was nothing left . Mark had eaten all the chocolate when I got home . There was nothing left . Thanks
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“Testing complete” vs “Testing is completed”

Consider these two ways of saying something: Testing complete. Testing is completed. This is just an example. I want to understand any differences between the two constructions “ᴠᴇʀʙɪɴɢ ᴀᴅᴊᴇᴄᴛɪᴠᴇ” ...
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About the meaning of the word “groundhoggery”

The title of this article says, UK Prime Minister Johnson to declare Britain can end 'the groundhoggery' of Brexit So there was no entry in the dictionary nor googling didn't help. I suspect the ...
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What is the origin of perfect continous?

I know we use present perfect tense for past actions which have present effects. We use it for unfinished actions which started in the past and still continuing as well. I have observed that we use ...
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Difference between worker, workman, employee

I was reading a paragraph on the advantages of scientific management to workers and employees. But I don't get the difference between workman, worker, employee. Thanks in advance,......
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Are the feelings always a noun?

Are feelings always a noun? For example, "headache" or "nausea". Why I am asking this question is because I always have a problem with countable and uncountable nouns. First job is identify the nouns. ...
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Could “siblings-in-law” word or “relatives up to the second degree” sentence also means my wife's grandmother?

Could "siblings-in-law" word or "relatives up to the second degree" sentence in the following sentence also mean my wife's grandmother? Relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity or ...
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Yesterday I could do that but today I cannot

When speaking about the past, I know that "could" cannot be used for single events (Yesterday I could go there but I did not). However, what if we talk about an ability that ceased to exist? Is the ...
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Meaning of “the picture outraged polite society”

What does mean this sentence? Does it mean: The picture is outraged by polite society. or Polite society is outraged by the picture. the picture outraged polite society
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Carpenter of you?

"It's sweet of you." I understand it as " you did a sweet thing". "Carpenter of you." My head was full of question marks when I heard it on Tv. A Japanese celebrity was making a kitchen with ...
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What article goes with “ability”?

Which one is correct? I have ability to do that. I have the ability to do that. Generally when we use the or a with the word ability?
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More Happily… right or wrong

"Happily keeping a 4.0 GPA, more happily done with that class" Is this sentence grammatically correct? It sounds wrong but might be right. Please help.
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The meaning of “skinny turkey tee's”

The phrase "SKINNY TURKEY TEE'S $10" in the image is supposed to be funny, but I can't figure out the reason. Could somebody explain why it's funny? Also, it's "TEE'S" instead of "TEES" - is it ...

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