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What tense is used in “Tomorrow I die”?

"Tomorrow I die. Tomorrow I die, and today I want to tell the world what happened and thus perhaps free my soul from the horrible weight which lies upon it." by Edgar Allan Poe in "The Black Cat" ...
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Article in the question “do you like”. With or without articles

Do you like hamburger or do you like a hamburger ? Do you like orange or do you like an orange ? Which one of these above is correct ? Do we have to use a / an/ the articles after "like" or not ?
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Grammarticallity of “being” in this sentence

I saw the sentence in Wikipedia: His son is a member of parliament from abc constituency being a national party candidate. It looks like a participial please but a comma is supposed before the ...
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Where is the corresponding gap in a relative clause?

But I would be interested to read what others have to say on this. Where is the corresponding gap in the relative clause located? But I would be interested to read what others have to say___ on ...
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Is there a comma between nice and long (e.g., a nice long vacation)?

consider this: I want to take a nice long bath. I have read the rules about adjectives (we put commas between coordinate adjectives) but one thing that confuses me is I'm not sure if the word "nice" ...
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Do the phrases “this once” and “this time” mean the same?

Do this time and this once mean the same? For example: I have never allowed you to use my car but this time/this once. If the phrases are identical in meaning, then which once is more common?
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When vs On which is more proper?

On reaching the airport, Tom found that he had left his bag in his home. When reaching the airport Tom found that he had left his bag in his home. Which sentence is correct? What is ...
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Can I use 'monarch-appointed' as a compound adjective (for example, 'a monarch-appointed prime-minister')?

I want to refrain from using an adjectival phrase because I would prefer to avoid any confusion ('Governorate-generals were headed by governors-general appointed by monarchs whose job was to keep an ...
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Meaning av “BHAI” and “PYAAR” [on hold]

I've seen two lines as follows. Use promocode “BHAI” and get 100% off from Acting. Use promo code 'PYAAR' to get 90% off your grades. I don't get the point but apparently it's some kind of ...
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If I didn't have or if I hadn't had

I want to say that I don't know what kind of person I'd be now without ever experiencing depression BUT I still have depression, it's not just a thing from the past so which one should I use: "I don'...
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which one of these is correct, please? [on hold]

which one is correct, please help me? to know what is this "one person has a first level volunteer license because he spent 100 hours as a volunteer." He wants to write this in his resume. " Holds a ...
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Comparison “as.. as..” word order

I've noticed that in comparison structure as.. as.., in my textbook, after the first as goes an adverb to compare and only after it goes additional information, like: You don't know as much about ...
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What is the significance of 1st of October?

In the song Paper Planes, there's a passage as quoted below. My name is Olushola, I just got off my visa I live everyday like it's the first of October I wonder what the significance of the 1st ...
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Can an “idea” be “coined”?

I read a sentence in The Hindu which was: BRICS has proved its naysayers wrong since the idea of grouping the world’s “five emerging economies” was coined by a consultant two decades ago (BRICS was ...
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What does 'deliver against' mean?

The employee is struggling to deliver against the goals. Does "deliver against the goals" mean different from "deliver the goals"? It seems the meaning is the same, but I am not sure. What does "...
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“Are you?” VS “Did you?”

My two daughters were watching TV. The elder girl suddenly said, " It's stink! Who farted?". She looked around. Then she looked at her little baby sister. ".....Are you?" I laughed and told ...
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“Taller FROM when I last saw her” vs “Taller THAN when I last saw her”

Today I saw a photo of my friend's daughter, whom I saw in person more than a year ago. She looks to have grown about a foot since then. Would it have been grammatically correct of me to say, "She's ...
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is it correct to ask “Is the class still on at 3?” . is there a better way to as this question?

I have my singing class at 3 and need to confirm with my instructor. Is this the right way to ask the question?
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replacing 'will' with 'would' in this sentence

The following sentence is from the book Oxford Practice Grammar: Even when she gets the flu, my friend Alice won't go to see the doctor because she's afraid that he will give her an injection. My ...
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made from/of rubber tires?

Should "from" or "of" be used in the following? The shoes are made from/of rubber tires. I'd appreciate your help.
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“heart function” or “heart's function”

What's the correct genitive construction of heart and function? Should it be "heart's function" or "heart function"? For instance: "The heart function is to supply blood to whole body." or "...
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I teach mathematics vs. I teach Mathematics

"Currently I am coaching younger pupils in the subjects Mathematics, English and Latin." First question: Are the listed subjects meant to be in capital letters or not? Second question: Is there a ...
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I have a problem in the structure

I have a problem with this sentence "When Adubon was Painting was a time of major scientific inquiry " Why the second was exerted without subject?
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can “lemonade” be an adjective?

I found these sayings in the film "Between Two Ferns The Movie 2019" Waiter: Can I get you some honey gushers to start? The customer: What are honey gushers? Waiter: It's just lemonade. ...
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Meaning of “Turn aside from”

What does this sentence/phrase mean? As they grow older, many children turn aside from books without pictures, and it is a situation made more serious as our culture becomes more visual. Does this ...
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How to deconstruct this sentence?

A deep purple lipstick made her look like a vampire, she said to screams, laughter and wefies, before trying out the coral hue and ochre shades. Why is "said to" followed by nouns like "screams, ...
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The use of “to” after “arrive”

It this video (during minute 1:50 and then 7:10) you can hear: We've just arrived to the Shetland Islands. We have just arrived to St Ninian's Isle. I've always thought that only 2 ...
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Why there are two “is” in one sentence?

There is no simple rule for inventory turnover, except that a high ratio is preferable provided inventory is adequate to meet demand
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“Useful for you to understand or ”useful to understand"

a. This book is useful for you to understand the basic concepts of physics. b. This book is useful to understand the basic concepts of physics. Which of the above sentences are grammatically correct ...
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What's the difference between 'Why would I be doing it' and 'Why would I do it'? [on hold]

Is there any difference between 'Why would I be doing it' and 'Why would I do it'?
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Can adverbs modify auxiliary verbs such as may, can, will, must, shall, should, would, could, do, and need?

For example, "You always can trust me" According to my grammar book, "You can always trust me" is always the correct form, but I'm not sure whether "You always can trust me" is wrong and whether "...
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Might have been caught/ Might be caught (In a traffic jam)

If someone hasn't shown up, I'm guessing it is because of the traffic. Which word form should I use? Considering that "was caught" Is an action in the past, thus: He might have been caught in the ...
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Do you want to go see or watch some birds?

8 WATCH [transitive] to watch a television programme, play, film etc Did you see that programme on monkeys last night? We’re going to see ‘Romeo and Juliet’ tonight. 1 LOOK [...
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Other ways to express knowing someone

Say I love a someone very much and I spend a lot of time with them. I’d like to know others ways to express knowing them. I have a few words in mind like building up a connection, a bond, intimacy, ...
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Which tense is “was born”, and what tenses are impossible to use with “born”?

Which tense is "was born", and which tenses are impossible to use with "born" (making no sense). I know, for instance that "is born" could be said in some context, but there are probably tenses that ...
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Using a noun as an adverb

I'm wondering how common, in English, it is to use a noun as an adverb. For example, they were Christmas shopping; they were break dancing. In those cases, 'Christmas' and 'break' are actually nouns ...
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Difference between “Go into” and “Go inside”

I would like to know the difference in meaning between "go into" and "go inside". Here are a couple of sentences. The boys went into the room. The boys went inside the room. I know in the ...
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Why would or would have

B has done something bad that A hadn't ever expected B to do so A is asking B 1- A: Why would you do that? I don't understand. 2- A: Why would have you done that? I don't understand. What is ...
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Are these phrases exchangable when talking about math? refer to, denote, represent, stand for?

Are these phrases exchangable when talking about math? refer to, denote, represent, stand for ... for example, is it acceptable if I make following expressions? X refers to an unknown variable. X ...
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Which definition is this article using of the verb “temper”?

Currently reading this article, the last paragraph says, Mr Grant said: “FRA & GER used to each work with the UK to create a balance v the other. Now they’ve only each other to get annoyed with....
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Comparing two qualities of the same thing

When we say, for example, "James is taller than Eric", we are comparing the same quality in two people. But are we allowed to use this structure to compare two qualities of the same thing? For example,...
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How can I merge and shorten the two questions?

We provide delivery services and we store or register the addresses of people on our system in a way that addresses are linked or related to phone numbers. I would like to merge those to question? ...
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Past Participles of Stative Verbs

I don't understand what does a stative past participle conveys.We only use them when we want to emphasize the duration like "I have always wanted" or "I have known him for 5 years" what do they mean ...
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Begin the sentence with present participle

The captain won the toss. He elected to bat first. Is it Having won the toss the captain elected to bat first. or Winning the toss the captain elected to bat first.
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Before/In front of

I'd like to know if "before" and "in front of" is equally common in a sentence like this in American English? Is one more formal than the other? Elina stands before/in front of a vending machine, ...
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losing when my mind's astray

I was reading the lyrics of a song called "Dominoes" by Syd Barett, and couldn't understand what he was trying to convey in this verse "Losing when my mind's astray" Lyrics
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Consider the sentences below please

I'm wondering if these two sentences have the same meaning and can be used interchangeably. Doe the parts in bolds equal? 3 soap dispensers have already been broken in the men's restroom when the ...
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Difference between “Why you say” and “Why did you say” in spoken language [duplicate]

For example Why you say I am idiot? Why did you say I am idiot? Will Sentence 1 be a natural way to speak? Any grammar mistakes in Sentence 1?
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Exclamations with verb

How to make an exclamatory sentence with a verb? For example: Someone plays football incredibly and you want to exclaim how he plays. I guess I made the sentences wrong. How he plays football! ...
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what does “out of choice” mean in this context?

What does "out of choice" mean in this article? Does it mean, he didn't have other choices? https://www.quora.com/Would-becoming-homeless-be-a-good-strategy-to-cut-costs-1/answer/Kurt-Varner I ...

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