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A sarcastic expression

When something is obvious and the other person didn’t notice a long time and then lately realised, for i.e someone come up and say I know I’ve broken your heart In my mother language we go and say “...
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Can we use Would have in past hapitual actions and states?

Can we use would have for past habit? For example: romans would have travelled by ship. I would have expected he would come here. If it is true,what is different with I expected he would come here.
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The Difference between Heritage, Heredity, and Inheritance

Could someone please explain to me what's the difference in meaning between heritage, heredity and inheritance and give an example of each? I've read the posts about differences between them as ...
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See this sentence “This is my last night working here”! What grammar structure is it? Reduced Relative Clause?

We often reduce relative clauses when the relative pronoun is the subject of relative clause. The professor who is teaching mathematics will leave the university. Reduced: The professor teaching ...
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Which one is correct? Double negatives

Which one is correct? 1. I cannot do not eat for 5 days straight 2. I cannot not eat for 5 days straight 3. I cannot not to eat for 5 days straight
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“Sophisticated” in this context?

I have look up in many web dictionaries but can't find which definition of "sophisticated" appropriate in this context. Angela : Forget it, Joey. I'm with Bob now. Joey : Bob? Who the hell's ...
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The use of the definite article with the word “answer” in context

Let's say I am teaching math and I tell my students that if they don't know answers to my questions, they can ask me. I am not talking about specific questions and answers about math, but rather ...
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Which is correct? …the same as one will feel, would feel, or feels

Which is correct? If he pursues the breakthrough in technology for the sake of advancement in science and not for his own fame or desire, he will not feel the disappointment or despair as one who ...
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“On the other hand” usage in a sentence

"The criminally poor always face a plethora of problems, but if your a wealthy elite on the other hand, then that's a whole different story" Is it possible to use "on the other hand" in this sentence ...
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Which is Adjective its Transfer or Transferred?

What could be the Adjective in below sentence, I mean which is defining the date? a) Your transfer date is 31-Dec-2020. b) Your transferred date is 31-Dec-2020. I can understand that most of the ...
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“Which is better” or “Which are better”?

Which one is grammatically correct? "Which is better, cats or dogs?" "Which are better, cats or dogs?" If they are both ok, what is the difference between them?
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terms related to veiling

What is the best construction of a sentence to talk of a lady who's covered herself fully with a sheet or any other stuff like a gown? She is wearing a veil. She is observing a veil. My question is ...
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Is the sentence “You {verb}, I {verb}. I makes a difference.” correct?

Inspired to this sentence: KEEP CALM AND {verb} I want to create my own, this is my current work: You {verb}, I {verb}. I makes a difference. Example usage to that sentence template: You {...
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Verb tense after stated expectation

In the following sentence: The newspaper expects its editors to check the facts. What is the grammatical role of "to check"? Why can it not be replaced by "checking"? I thought they were both ...
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Correct syntax with “there”

I often see these kinds of sentences with there: There are playing three boys in the playground. There are three boys playing in the playground. As a learner I would like to know whether ...
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Do we say “the monk has no hair” or “he is hairless” or “he is bald” or “he has a shaved head”

bald adjective: having little or no hair on the head He started going bald in his twenties. young men who go prematurely bald hairless adjective: without hair You are walking with your ...
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(The) school sucks

Say, you're a student at a school; you feel the specific school you're enrolled in sucks; and you're talking to another student enrolled in the same school. Can you simply say (a) 'School sucks' or ...
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What does ''times'' mean here?

What does this sentence mean? ''I need us to maybe put times aside that I can count on.'' If ''times'' means ''the circumstances and ideas of the present age'' What can he count on?
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When 'the' not pronounced as 'thee' in front of vowels

the university the one The pronounced as the way it is because university is pronounced as y-, and one w-. Is there any other case it should not be 'thee' even though in front of vowels? Also I ...
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“While I was on holiday”, “when I was on holiday” , “while on holiay”, “when on holiday”, “on holiday” or “during holiday”?

Tell me please which one of the following sentences sounds the most natural? I visited a lot of new places while I was on holiday. 2. I visited a lot of new places when I was on ...
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Enrolled in or at

I got enrolled ‘in’ university. I got enrolled ‘at’ university. Which preposition is correct here?
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May your bakery keep or keeps?

I have to use a sentence which is: May your bakery keep flooding with customers. Will it be keep or keeps. As bakery is singular, so is keeps fine? Can anyone explain the logic? Thank you so much.
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Difference between 'ask' and 'ask for'

Can I use 'ask' and 'ask for' interchangeably? For example, there's no difference whatsoever (including stylistic difference) between 'ask forgiveness' and 'ask for forgiveness', is there?
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cost-effective vs affordable

Which expression is right? Overall, the journey by a train is comfortable, cost-effective and safe. Overall, the journey by a train is comfortable, affordable and safe. I got this after searching on ...
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The use of “stand” or “stand up” in context

Tell me plese if the use of up is optional in the following context. I have been standing (up) in line for three hours. In one of English textbooks they use up, but what does it add to the meaning?...
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The objects of prepositional verbs

This is a follow up question, from the one asked here: previous question. Swan goes on to say that if there is already a direct object, the second object (after the preposition) cannot become a ...
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What's the difference between each other and one another in a sentence?

Recently, I was reading a passage which I encountered with the following sentence: All things in an ecosystem are connected with one another. While, If I was the author of this sentence, I would ...
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rains vs will rain in a condition

I've been wondering what is a more proper form to ask: 1) Will you go to the concert if it rains? 2) Will you go to the concert if it will rain? As in would you still be willing to the concert if ...
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Should I put commas and periods before the ending quotation mark?

I know that it is advisable to put commas, periods, exclamation marks, and question marks before the ending quotation mark when dealing with direct speech, or quoting whole sentences. But what if I ...
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can we say “being seen”?

There is a point in the "choose the correct answer" question that goes like " "The old man ....... to cross the crowded street." 1- has seen 2- has been seen 3- sees 4 - is being seen. My teacher ...
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“I would be very happy, if I can get a chance on work on these projects”

Just got a informal message in a group regarding CSR activities. Can you please suggest me which one will be the best sentence. I would be very happy, if I can get a chance to work on these projects. ...
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What does the word “grafting” mean here?

Please help me figure the meaning of the word "grafting" in the following sentence from a description of the game "Love Island The Game": You'll choose outrageous outfits, play cheeky challenges, and ...
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“Since” vs “since then” at the end of a sentence

Related to this question: "Since" at the end of a sentence where it was stated that since can be used at the end of a sentence: There were the children to consider. She had told him she ...
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Correct preposition choice

1) There is a color tone difference between the glass wall building and the prefabricated buildings. 2) There is a difference in color tone between the glass wall building and the prefabricated ...
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Driving around in the streets with your friends

Do we have a word in English for just driving around in the city for fun with friends? I mean hanging out in car with friends.
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Pick on someone your own size

Wilbur should leave his little brother alone and pick on someone his own size. I couldn't understand structure of the phrase '' pick on someone your own size'' .I thought there should be a ...
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when they become old / when they would become old

I am too confused to answer the question: Why was the boy making a wooden bowl? Shall I write: The boy was making a wooden bowl so that he could give it to his parents when they become old / ...
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Example sentences with 'head their way' and 'heading their way'?

I need example sentences with these structures.
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What does “establishment” mean in the following sentence?

It imposed huge fines on foreign banks for money-laundering and sanctions-busting; in 2014 a $9bn penalty against BNP Paribas shook the French establishment. Mr Trump has taken the weaponisation of ...
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Why in that sentence does the word 'her' repeat itself?

I'd like to know why the word 'her' is repeated after the word 'pacing'. She knew how fast she was running, because her trainer was pacing 'her' on a bicycle.
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“For many years now” and “For some years now” meaning

I want to know the meaning and the differences of these particular phrases: for many years now / for many times now for some years now / for some times now can anyone also provide an implementation ...
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Simply diagnosis or diagnosed or diagnosing and dispensing low vision aids is not sufficient to manage low vision patients

emphasized text which word should I use in this? is it diagnosis or diagnosed or diagnosing in the above sentence and the reasons Help me
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How to differentiate woods by tree density?

I'm making a game with different types of terrain. Some areas will contain woods and some of these woods will be easier or harder to traverse due to the number/density of trees. What would you call ...
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Address of location in letter

I want to give the reference of a famous shop in my shop's address but that's situated on the 3rd floor and my shop at the 2nd floor (above the ground floor). How can I write my address? • The ...
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didn't happen since

Tom says: My God, Jeff, you have lost a lot of weight! Jeff replies: Twenty pounds! New Year's resolution. Tom says: a. You can't have lost twenty pounds since New Year's. You must have started ...
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What is the verb or phrasal verb do describe the action when someone persistently wants to be friends with someone especially when they aren't wanted?

What is the verb or phrasal verb do describe someone's action when they persistently wan to be friends with someone especially when they aren't wanted and welcom and their behaviour isn't of sexual ...
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Spoken English Questions (II)

Q no 1. I don't understand about the word "out" we use here. ° Help me out ° Send the letter out ° Help me out ° Ask her out Q no 2. Which of the following is correct? ° It could be your lucky day, ...
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Collective noun and its determiner

I know that a collective noun can be seen as a unit or a group of something. For example, I saw the the performance of the team yesterday. I really like them. When I use a collective noun with the ...
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“If There Are” versus “If There Be”

I have begun to understand the subjunctive mood, but I question whose answer eludes me notwithstanding the means of the Web: "why do people say 'if there is' and 'if there are' when the proper ...
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Is the phrase“come flying” natural

Can I say: A ghost came flying and picked me up. Here I am trying to say the manner of movement. Similarly can I say: came running, walk breathing very hard? In our language it's natural. How ...

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