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Differentiating between an economy condition and an economic condition

"an economy condition" or "condition of economy" "an economic condition" Could anyone please through some vivid examples show me what is the subtle difference between the two?
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Is it the correct use of “result in”, in the following quotation?

Making use of the technological tools does not always result in a good ending. I want to say using technology is not always good.
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A tractor going around in the farm

A tractor is going around on the farm. A tractor is going around in the farm. A tractor is going around the farm. Which one is a correct version, and what slight clumsiness would be added if "on" or ...
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doubt was raised and doubt had raised

"A doubt had raised in the mind of passenger because of some sound, before he ask to stop the bus" Is above sentence construction is correct? Is it correct to use a doubt was raised in above sentence?...
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The use of a comma in dates

I am a Dutch author and I am writing a book about Ancient Egypt with lots of dates. My question is: can I use for instance 4,510 B.C.E. instead of 4510 B.C.E. Is there a rule for using the comma in ...
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Does “the only one difference” sound wrong?

I've encountered the expression the only one difference (as in, "The only one difference between these two cars is the color"), and to my ears it sounds wrong, excessively redundant, but the writer ...
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Let's Crash things

For play with a toddler and his bunch of cars, Do you say, "let's crash some cars" or "let's crash some cars with the monster truck" ? Thank you.
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can command volumes unto themselves — meaning?

Example with a context (The Object-Oriented Thought Process (3rd Edition)): I cannot state too strongly that this book does not teach Java, C# .NET, and VB .NET or UML, all of which can command ...
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Would you like some apple/apples?

When you offer somebody two slices of apple on a plate, which sentence would you choose? Would you like some apple? Would you like some apples?
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What is “the languages object definition”?

Example with a context (The Object-Oriented Thought Process (3rd Edition)): As stated often in this introduction,my vision for the first edition was primarily a conceptual book.Although I still ...
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'[That] includes publisher and date' — no article?

I stumbled upon this text: Many thanks go, first of all, to the authors of more than a thousand sentences quoted in Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style. Each author's name and the title of the work ...
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How to use present perfect precisely

My exercise has a question like this: My father learned to drive when he was 16. Of course, I know this is easy, just a little transformation. But then I thought: "I can not use 'my father has ...
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How long have you known..?

I've just took an English exam and there was a question I must answer using "since". How long have you known her? My answer was "I have known her since February". But then I thought what if I wrote ...
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(Grading vs Rating vs Marking) Which one fits better when its about a number?

Please check the wording below. How would you mark/rate/grade me from 1 to 10? (By "How" I am asking about the number he is going to give me not the process.)
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“I’m going to have to let you go”. why the words “going” and “have” are stand together in sentence?

That person is "going to let someone go" or he "have/must let someone go"? Why are the words "going" and "have" stand together in sentence? Thanks in advance.
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To or For usage in sentences

From sentences given below, Which one is correct? As I always confuse to use between "to" and "for" words in sentences. India is home to 56 of the world’s 2000 powerful companies. Or India is home ...
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What does this phrase mean in this context?

‘One might get one’s Greek from the very lips of Homer and Plato,’ the Very Young Man thought. ‘In which case they would certainly plough you for the Little-go. The German scholars have improved ...
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What is the difference between 'if' and 'once'?

If this plan is carried out smoothly, I'm convinced that... Once this plan is carried out smoothly, I'm convinced that... What's the difference between those two sentences in meaning? I think ...
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what does “Move up-slope” mean in this context?

What does "Move up-slope" mean in this context? If near a stream or river, be aware of rising water and possible mudflows in low-lying areas. Move up-slope as quickly as possible. Source: Key ...
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How to parse 'this under which it means'?

● Source: p 55, A Student's Introduction to English Grammar (2005), by Huddleston and Pullum Please do NOT rephrase or rewrite the disputed sentences. Epistemic and deontic meanings are not in ...
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The word scramble

What does " they scrambled it" mean in the dialogue seen in the picture. Is it when dots or pixels are gotten bigger so people cannot see details in a picture or movie scene?
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“…firmly in mind”? What is that?

I read a report about Climate change and I got curious about the phrase "firmly in mind" written in the context below: This analysis was performed with the Rio Branco declaration firmly in mind, ...
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How to understand the meaning of this sentence?

Anionic surfactants, typically lignin sulphonates produced as a by-product of the Kraft paper making process, are used extensively. These large surfactant molecules, which are several orders of ...
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How to find subject that is omitted?

The specific requirements differ for each of the distinct dye processing procedures and end uses. For example, the reduction of dye particle size during cake grinding does not require the dispersing ...
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Express 'green pepper' as one word [closed]

The noun-phrase "Green pepper" has two words, but I need it considered as one word In this case, Consider it as a word Is the proper expression?
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In formal writing, what are alternatives forms of “I look forward to talking/hearing with/from you”?

The question's title says pretty much it. What alternatives do we have to these classics? I look forward to talking with you. I look forward to hearing from you. (without considering similar ...
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May this seem a, “complete sentence”?

"The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean; not to affect your reader, but to affect him precisely as you wish.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson May, "; not to affect your ...
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Time - How to say that a time range is not very large/ small?

For example, when talking/writting to someone about when I'm available. This week I'll be available on Friday from 5PM to 6PM. I know it's not a very wide/range range/lapse but...blahblah 1) ...
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Portugal representative or Portugal's represntative

There is a company in USA (let's call this company "ABU")and a person from Portugal became a manager of the representative of ABU in Portugal. How is the right way to describe this representative? ...
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Serum or interferon

What the word is used for object in the picture and which verb is collocated with it?
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I am available every day until 1pm

Is this sentence grammar correct? I am available every day until 1pm and all day weekends. I am not sure every day or everyday and I think I need to write weekday instead of every day
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Is it ok to start a sentence with “The”?

I often write sentences which start with the word "The" like: The reference to Michele Foucault is important to understand MA because of three major aspects: … I do not really like the phrasing ...
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Are the following intransitive verbs, or transitive verbs?

When using Cognate objects. eg. "I dreamt a strange dream". Is the verb intransitive because 'dreamt' doesn't need the object here, or is it a Transitive because we have an object for the verb. When ...
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Do 'The picture is shown on the screen' and 'The picture shows on the screen' have the same meaning?

Do the following two sentences have the same meaning? The picture is shown on the screen. The picture shows on the screen. The first one seems better to me. I'm not sure if the 2nd one has the same ...
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how do I ask vs how to ask [duplicate]

what is the difference between how do I ask and how to ask I am an Indian. Basically asking question we have to use "do, does and did". Please explain does How to ask make a question?
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stole in — meaning? [closed]

Example: Four of our days of the week - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday were named in honour of Anglo-Saxon gods, but they didn’t bother with Saturday, Sunday and Monday as they had all ...
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Can an adverb modify a preposition?

Source: p 37, A Student's Introduction to English Grammar (2005) by Huddleston and Pullum Nevertheless, subordinate subjunctives like [iii] are structurally very like subordinate clauses with ...
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as author of this work — no article?

Example with a context (Introduction to Graphical User Interfaces with Java Swing by Paul Fischer, 2004) (From the page that comes at the very beginning of every book and contains copyright and ...
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Is 'If I die young' grammatical?

Is it a strictly grammatical clause, or an idiomatic but ungrammatical short for 'If I die when I am young'? If it is grammatical, is 'young' used as adverb, or 'die' used as copula, or a valid case ...
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Help me to understand this usage of periods in quotations and with incomplete sentences

Help me to understand this quote: "You should never read just for 'enjoyment.' Read to make yourself smarter! Less judgmental. More apt to understand your friends’ insane behavior, or better yet, ...
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“Searched on” vs “searched about”

When to use the former and when to use the latter? Example: I went to the Internet and searched everything I could on animal behavior. I went to the Internet and searched everything I ...
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Meaning of “Rooting your device”

Could you explain to me please what to root a device means? Well, there is no any way to disable the option of software update other than rooting your device.When an Android OS update is available ...
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What's more accepted: “I know that” vs “I know this” & “I know it”? [closed]

What's more accepted in the spoken English: 1) "I know that" 2) "I know this" 3) "I know it"? Context: 1) Q. "Do you know Oxford university?" A. "Yes, I know it / this / that" 2) Q. "...
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it will be all ruble — article omission

Example with a context (Forget Tanks. Russia’s Ruble Is Conquering Eastern Ukraine): “The increasing use of the ruble is yet another sign Russia’s going to keep de facto sovereignty over the ...
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Why do you think I know that? vs. Why do you think THAT I know that?

Which of the following is the correct or more correct? Why do you think I know that? Why do you think that I know that?
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What is the meaning of “it'll do that to you”?

I read this in a dialogue. She: You’re no fun anymore since you got shot.   He: I hear it’ll do that to you. What is the meaning of "it'll do that to you"? Could you please help me? I ...
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Past perfect or past simple in these sentences

I know this is not really a new question but . . . I got a letter from John yesterday. We were at school but I lost touch with him because he was very ill and could not go to school anymore. ...
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Word that means “a music-band that uses computer-synthesised instruments”

Years ago, I read in a newspaper about a band that uses only instruments synthesised by tablet computers. They used a particular term for such a band. But now that paper is lost. Can anybody tell me ...
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Do we ever pronounce “g” in “ing” - example “going out”

OK, I know that I will never pronounce "g" in "ing". But what should I do in situations like "going out"? When I say it, it seems that I pronounced "g". There are other situations like this but ...
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Job Offer - Appropriate way of saying “I'm not seeking/searching for a job change”

The title says pretty much it. I'm responding to a job offer and I want to express that currently I'm not really seeking for a change (a company/job/other change). How I write it?

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