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Had better plus present perfect vs 3rd conditional

If I say You had better have invited him. I'm referring to the point that the addressed person hasn't been invited yet. I was thinking that I can also say it like this: It would have been better if ...
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expressions with LONG

Are these sentences correct? It took no long for me to realise that ... It was not long before I realised that ... It didn't take long for me to realised that ... It didn't take me long to realise ...
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"Does this and this help?" or "Do this and this help?"?

Which one is correct: "Does this and this help?" ("this" and "this" as a whole/as one together) or "Do this and this help?" ("this" and "this&...
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What does "If it wouldn't be" mean?

Drill Sergeant says to Forrest Gump: Drill Sergeant: If it wouldn't be a waste of such a damn fine enlisted man, I'd recommend you for OCS, Private Gump. You are gonna be a general some day, Gump. ...
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What is this "so far?"

You are so far right as to say that but the rest of the argument is specious. what is this? is it up to a point?
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A word to describe actions when someone try to avoid the cold

I'm looking for a word that illustrate this particular action. Like, you know how you kind of hunch your shoulder to avoid the cold in winter. Especially if you are wearing a scarf and you just maybe ...
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How meanings differ if you put 'always' in: "{1}, sheet belts {2} should {3} be {4} used {5}."

Possible positions: Always, sheet belts should be used. Sheet belts always should be used. Sheet belts should always be used. Sheet belts should be always used. Sheet belts should be used always. ...
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Which clause a preposition belong to matters to determine whether who or whom is used?

In general, both who and whom can be used in the following sentence, although whom may be preferred in strict grammar: I knew who/whom he was talking with. I think in the following sentence, whom ...
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of vs for grammar

In this sentence the British government on Saturday accused Russia of seeking to replace Ukraine's government with a pro-Moscow administration. Can I use "for" instead of "of"? ...
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Is it possible to put more than two prepositions before a relative pronoun?

I think the following is OK: I was talking to whom he was looking at. Question: Can I move the 'at' in front of the 'whom'? So the sentence will be: I was talking to at whom he was looking.
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What does the verb "borne" mean here? Is it used correctly?

The actor creates on the stage infinite sensations, feeling, or emotions that become the emotions of the whole theatrical audience. Before they become the subject of the actor’s embodiment, they were ...
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How to analyze the structure "as by ..."

In the fourth book of New Concept English, there is such a sentence as It is almost always due to some very special circumstances that traces of land animals survive, as by falling into inaccessible ...
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common meanings of "I've got it"

What are the possible meanings of "I've got it"? As far as I know, it may mean possession like here: – Jack you also need to have a backpack if you want to go with us. – Well, I've got it. ...
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What is the meaning of the phrase: "take huge leaps forward with"?

To be specific, I don't understand the meaning of the word "with". Here is a sentence: "Manufacturing innovation takes huge leaps forward with the 3rd generation Anaconda printing ...
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They saw my touching the chair?

a) They heard my arriving (my playing/my singing). – Gerund b) They saw my touching of the chair. - Gerund - wrong They saw me touching the chair. Could you, please, explain why the ...
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a matter/the matter of/for debate /a debate

The problem is this. 1 A matter of something means a question of something. This is a matter of time. = This is a question of time. This is a matter of debate. = Something can be solved or negotiated ...
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What does "the day has turned over" mean?

p1: What time is it? p2: The day has turned over. It is monday 02:50am, You've been unconcious for nearly 5 hours. p1: Otta got me didn't he? p2: He struck you over the head with a wok. What does &...
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meaning of 'but' in incomplete sentences

summary 'But' is a conjunction to express a contrast between two ideas. Incomplete sentences allow us to omit information without changing the intended meaning. This makes it difficult to identify the ...
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Meaning of the phrasal verb "cut in" in context

The following usage of cut in, I came across in the 6th episode of the 2nd season of "Narcos: Mexico." Here is the sentence it was used in. If we can weaken Felix without having to go back ...
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How can I be more expressive? [duplicate]

I want to be able to express human situations, human feelings, feelings, and instinctive feelings. What can I do to achieve such a feat and what verbal drills may I make for that sake. Here is a list ...
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by a/the bank holding the shares

Below is an excerpt from the article Can Stocks Be Traded on More Than One Exchange? A depositary receipt can be issued on a foreign exchange by the bank holding the shares with or without the ...
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Is it wrong "These are expensive engagement rings. Having said that, the rings are very glory."?

I mimic the sentense in book It's an expensive restaurant. Having said that, the food is very good. Is there wrong "These are expensive engagement rings. Having said that, the rings are very ...
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Meaning of "the possibility of a shared relation to music"

Nobody in this book is a musical genius. Garner takes her title from a textbook Athena keeps on her piano. Elizabeth mocks it: “God, listen to this—how pompous. ‘Bach is never simple, but that is one ...
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Can I say down north as well as down south?

Here are two definitions of the word "down" form TFD.com Down a. Toward or in the south; southward: flew down to Florida. Down b. in a particular part of a country: down south. According to ...
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"When you become something" conditional

I'm having trouble choosing the correct conditional in sentences that could be both about a general principle (0th conditional) or a possible future (1st conditional). Would these sentences be correct ...
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What is the meaning of "dog-food" here?

I was watching a programming course "Kotlin". The instructor of the training course was saying: "We focused on the use cases we knew about from our everyday work and from what other ...
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I saw/have seen him while I was there

Let’s say that while on a vacation I run across someone I knew. By now, the vacation has already ended. Which of the following sentences is correct? I saw him while I was there. I’ve seen him while I ...
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Can these two sentences coexist in the same contexts?

Can sentence “the white semicircle became black” and “the white semicircle disappeared” coexist in the same contexts? Or are they two different interpretations? I’m preparing for some exam.
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When do we use "redo", "do over" and "start over"?

It seems that British people often say "redo" and American people say "do over" and "start over". There are some questions about these phrases I want to ask. We say "...
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Do these sentences mean the same

We have not begun shipping yet because, unfortunately, there was a delay in getting the right sized mailers. We are shipping out soon now that the problem had been resolved! We have not begun ...
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What does "house been in one's family" mean?

Forrest Gump speaks to a woman about his childhood residence: Forrest Gump: We lived about a quarter mile off Route 17, about a half mile from the town of Greenbow, Alabama. That's in the county of ...
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Usage of verb “top, bring”

This place tops it bringing Japan’s famed hospitality to shame and to the drains. How do I interpret this sentence that I found on google maps online review about a restaurant I suppose that “top” ...
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What does "get" refer to?

Forrest Gump speaks to a woman: Forrest Gump: My mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get. What does "get" refer to? Is it type of chocolate?...
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Reported speech with no change in tense

I am doing homework about this topic and I don't know how to turn these statements into reported speech: Direct speech: The concert is cancelled. Julian said that the concert is cancelled. Or Julian ...
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Tense difference ; subordinate clause "will" or "would"

I'm not a native speaker. So I'm confused with the tense as the following sentence. 1.I heard that they would hold a party. I heard that they will hold a party. The tense in main sentence is the ...
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from in their turn

Subsequent generations of seeds resulting from this breeding will be returned to Earth and germinated in StarLab Oasis’s greenhouses. They will then be subjected to ills including drought, pathogens, ...
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How to be more expressive? [closed]

I want to be able to express human situations, human feelings, feelings, and instinctive feelings. What can I do to achieve such a feat and what verbal drills may I make for that sake. Here is a list ...
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Can "Rinse off the apple/the apple off" or "Rinse the dirt off" be used as a short form of "Rinse the dirt off the apple"?

According to the dictionary, we can say She rinsed the dirt off the lettuce. He rinsed the soap out of the cup. And we can also say Rinse (off) the apple before you eat it. rinse (out) a cup or ...
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for if and when?

According to Oxford Dictionary, if and when means at a future time. But why did the author use for in front of if and when, which I think is redundant? Remember that patience is always of the essence....
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error by vs error of vs apostrophe [closed]

In Hindi there's a word that tells 'relation' between subject and the noun/action. To represent the same in English, we use by / of / apostrophe in English. Some examples in English are: Tom's car ...
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Difference between 'How ... enjoying the job'/'How ... getting on with your job'

Is there a difference in meaning between these two sentences? How are you enjoying the job so far? How are you getting on with your job?
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Comparison between there and demonstrative pronouns

Comparison between there and demonstrative pronouns Who claim there is a subject \ question tag ? Though many books apparently tell that ( there or here ) is never the subject, but the noun that ...
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'Whenever' with future time clause

Question is simple.. My friend asked me 'When will you sleep?' My answer should be.. 'Whenever I'll feel sleepy.' Or 'Whenever I feel sleepy.'
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Grammaticality of sentence

Is this cleft construction grammatical? It is from the metastasis of malignant tumours to form secondary tumours that ultimately causes cancers. I feel that the 'from' here is superfluous, but I am ...
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...from before her life was turned upside down

The picture showed a smiling Mary from before her life was turned upside down. (from before she got sick) Is the sentence correct? Is "from before her life was turned upside down" a used ...
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Correct or wrong? "They should have paid more attention on their first lecture about..."

is this sentence grammatically correct? Would a native speaking person say this sentence as it is? They should have paid (?) more attention on (?) their first lecture about the (?) law of supply and ...
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"build on" meaning

I was reading a textbook and actually I got confused about the meaning of "build on" in this sentence: ApplicationContexts build on the notion of a 'bean factory' by providing application-...
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Would it be wrong to use "feeling" here instead of "doing"?

If you know that the person you're asking about is in a coma, would it be wrong to use "feeling" here instead of "doing"? A: How is Trey? Is he feeling/doing better?" B: Not ...
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What do you call this origami thing that kind of looks like a windmill?

What do you call these toy "windmills" made from folded paper?
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what is "marginal current of dissent" in the following passage?

The Leveretts feel they need to get involved in all this because a dangerously wrongheaded consensus has taken hold among the Western media and policy elite. Blinded by cultural bias and excessive ...

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