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Is this sentence correct ? “I have got my car working.”

Is this sentence correct.And if it is correct, what does it mean? I have got my car working. I know that the causative form is : have - object - past participle
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What is the difference by adding “as”?

The test does not mean as much to her. The test does not mean much to her Any changes in meaning?
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“Work with someone” or “work on someone” in the sense of getting someone to do something?

Could you tell me if I use the preposition on or with with work in the sense of getting someone to do something? For example: Your buttering up won't work on/with me, young lady. I won't let you use ...
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Which sentence below is grammatically correct?

"He would tell you he didn't attend the class." or "He would tell you that he didn't attend the class." I hope I didn't make any mistake.
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Meaning of “tap dry” in “wash the 96-well ELISA plate using a plate washer and tap dry”

From a qPCR instruction: Wash the plate once with 300 μL of IX PBST using a plate washer and tap dry. What is the meaning of tap dry? This is an ELISA plate (biotechnology). The phrase comes up ...
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either am or would be

There is a question in my book where I have to fill the correct form of a verb I think I ________ reluctant to do anything at this very difficult time for global free trade, to cancel another trade ...
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scarcely any or scarcely the?

In the following sentence from Frankenstein, the definite article "the" cannot be replaced by "any." Could anyone provide a logical explanation, please? Last Monday (July 31st), ...
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you don't think for one minute I'm going to eat the filth I give to you? what is this mean?

It comes from the novel Matilda. "I'll tell you what I'm talking about, you suppurating little blister!" the Trunchbull shouted. "Yesterday morning, during break, you sneaked like a ...
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What is the word to express “to raise your both arms up and rotate them several rounds from back to front or the other way round”?

This is a very common warm-up exercise that most people do but I don't know how to say it. You raise your both arms up and rotate them from back to front or the other way round as shown in the picture....
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make the house rather blue

I'd like to know whether "make + noun + adjective" could mean "construct something in such a way that it becomes +adj" with the pattern of "build + noun + adjective." ...
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What is the effective way to practice spelling for new words

I'm learning GRE vocab and they are quite a lot. Roughly in the range of 1000-3000 words. Reading, probably, is the most effective way to gain new words and reinforce them but I'm facing an issue with ...
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Is it idiomatic to say “I cut myself and blood came out” or “I cut myself and the / my blood came out”?

In this English exercise, they say The girl had cut herself with a knife and blood was coming out of her thumb. Why not "her blood was coming out"? "I cut myself and blood came out&...
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Does it make sense to use the present for something that happened 10 years ago?

Does it make sense to use the present for something that happened 10 years ago? "Britain makes the most advanced airplane. (It was made 10 years ago)" In what situation would it make sense?...
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“A formidable figure she was too, in her belted smock and green breeches” Is this sentence a relative clause?

A formidable figure she was too, in her belted smock and green breeches Is this sentence a relative clause ? like 'A formidable figure (which) she was too'
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Is “height and width of knowledge” idiomatic?

"The height and width of knowledge determines the field of knowledge" I am not sure if we say height and width to refer to two aspects that classify knowledge or any other similar concepts ...
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Any common phrase for “without dying while you try”?

In Spanish there's a phrase pattern that would translate (literally) as "How to do X without dying while you try" ("Cómo hacer X sin morir en el intento"). Is there any similar ...
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How can I combine these two sentences?

Please, take a look at the map, here: https://ielts-simon.com/ielts-help-and-english-pr/ielts-writing-task-1/page/2/ I want to combine these two sentence: 1- At the junction of Hospital Road and Ring ...
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What does “to one extent or another” mean?

Example: The German Ideology is the first work that can be read as a reliable exposition of the essential views of Marxism (except in economics). In that sense it is the first “Marxist" work, ...
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What is the difference between 'satisfied life' and 'satisfying life'?

I have found 'satisfying life' is more frequently used than 'satisfied life.' What is the difference between them?
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“If the courier will still deliver your parcel, we ask you to refuse it.”

Context: Parcel shipping. A parcel has been lost and the client has been refunded. However, in case the parcel would be found and delivered, the client should refuse it. Phrase: “If the courier will ...
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“To” or without “to”

Is first one incorrect? If so, then and why there should be to? And what respond would be? Where did you disappear? Where did you disappear to?
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Meaning of the verb “recover” in context

It was in the 12th episode of the 9th season of Friends. Here is the scene. It's at around 13 seconds. Rachel: Yeah, I just get a little bummed when my birthday's over. Monica: Well, at least you ...
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leaves (together) with the other/others

The men head out except for Tony who goes to the large TV. The men: Hey Tony, are you coming? Tony takes the TV and leaves together with the other(s) Just to be sure, "others" is correct ...
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“She'll be sleeping in my tower.” Why the future continuous?

This dialogue is from a series called “A discovery of witches”. The male protagonist, a vampire, is talking to her mom about the sleeping arrangements for his girlfriend, a witch, who is being pursued ...
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Wearing a mask/the mask/masks

I spotted an ache*(not sure if acne is singular or plural)* on my face after I removed my face mask (coronaviruse). I want to know if the following are correct given the context: It happened because ...
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“Cut off a slice of cake”, “cut out a slice of cake” or “cut a slice of cake”?

Which one do I say when I want someone to remove one slice of cake like that Do I cut it out or cut off or just cut? For example: Could cut/cut out/cut off one slice of cake for me? Anyway, is that ...
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Do you use a definite article or zero article followed by a prepositional phrase

In the following two (similar) sentences the definite article is used in one, but not the other. 1 Capital letters are used for the names of people,places and languages. 2.Capital letters are used for ...
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Just as=At the same time as

Greg entered a room in the hallway just as the two bad guys arrived from the stairwell. Does "just as" mean "at the same time as"? My intention is that Greg entered the room just ...
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What is the umbrella term for credit cards and debit cards?

What is the umbrella term for credit cards and debit cards? "Payment cards" or something? "Cash cards"?
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verbs of creation and a resultative adjectival

I'm wondering whether verbs of creation, such as build, construct, and produce, can be followed by an object and then an adjectival denoting the result, with the pattern of "shoot him dead." ...
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Make or Makes within a sentence?

Are both of these statements acceptable grammatically? Receiving homemade cupcakes make me feel special. Receiving homemade cupcakes makes me feel special.
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To get to do something

I found the sentence: We got to meet all the stars after the show. Does it mean we met them or we just had the opportunity to meet them and we didn't necessarily meet them?
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Which one is the grammatically correct sentence? [duplicate]

Which one is the grammatically correct sentence? 1) watch the television. 2) watch television.
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How to express height?

If something is very above. Then can one say that it is at height instead of saying that it is at long height? Another example, if a city is 7000 m above sea level than to express its aboveness can ...
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“like doing … and doing …” or “like doing … and do …”?

In the 2 sentences below, which one is correct or both of them are correct? People like reading ghost stories and watch scary films. People like reading ghost stories and watching scary films. If ...
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Configuration in context of chromosomes

When talking about sex chromosomes, the word configuration fits the following context? In hermaphrodite, the configuration of sex chromosomes isn't normal.
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Starting a song with this sentence

In a Bollywood film of srk a song start with this:link The amalgamation before the fluctuation and ramification of the constitutional ambiguity and the judicial paradoxical position can be a verbal ...
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Is the usage of the participle clause correct, here?

I read in Advanced Grammer In Use that sometimes the participle clause has its own subject, like: The collection of vases is priceless, some being over two thousand years old. According to the above ...
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What a load of…?

A: You're such a bad loser. B: What a load of crap/bullshit. I'm a great loser. Any Americans here who could tell me what is more natural to use here - crap or bullshit?
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Is there any problems on “make a big success to the art exhibitions”?

Ok. According to the comments, it's a question testing set phrase. So I shouldn't be confused about which is the best meaning for it. No more questions like this kind. Here is a question. The ...
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Why is “comprehensive knowledge”?

Here is a question. As a great programmer, Mrs.Danny has a comprehensive __ of the computer software programs. A. ability B. collector C. knowledge D. memory I think A is correct, the answer is C.Why ...
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How long is it? Vs How long has it been?

1). How long is it since you were in London? 2). How long has it been since you were in London? What is the difference in meaning between these two sentences?
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Has Been usage in different contenxts

Patanjali Ayurveda’s claimed cure for Covid-19 has been criticised for making unsubstantiated claims of efficacy. What does this mean? It was criticised some time back and that effect is still there ...
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Which is correct? They have been married for 5 years. They have been married 5 years

I have learnt I have to use the word "for". But in an English lesson the teacher said, "They have been married 5 years". Is this sentence correct without "for" before the ...
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Which abstract nouns do we use indefinite articles with?

Which abstract nouns do we use indefinite articles with? I always can't decide whether I have to add an article before non-specific abstract noun or not. Please, give me some instructions.
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Is it correct and natural to say “get one's life set” meaning to become successful and financially secure?

Is it correct and natural to say get one's life set meaning to become successful and financially secure? For example: Not that you got your life set, have you thought of going on a round-the-world ...
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What's the meaning of `SUR`?

I saw a slogan: ​NO HELP WITH BIG SUR HERE. what's the meaning of it? I just don't understand SUR. EDIT-01
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Idiom's tense when writing a novel in past tense

If the novel is written in past tense, what tense should the idioms be when they are used by the narrator? For example, consider the following passage: The fight was over. John stood over the ...
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Modal Verbs Will_Would differences

1). In the context of disease management, it is not the case that one drug would work for the entire population and a single one would be useful for that patient’s lifetime. 2). In the context of ...
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The verb in “a question stroke us”

We’ll answer to a question that stroke us last week: . . .. It seems that "a question stroke somebody" is an expression. What is the present from of the verb? Looked it up, but couldn't ...

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