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Can "is it not that" be used as an equivalent of "is it not the case that"?

I think I encountered the phrase "is it not that," in a context where it meant "is it not the case that." For instance, would "Is it not that fire burns?" be an ...
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Is the phrase 'as to' always followed by a noun?

I was reading an article regarding idioms, and one of the contributors complained about the incorrect usage of grammar in professional writing. The exact topic isn't important, but something caught my ...
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What does this ing phrase mean?

・Arriving at the party hall, more than one thousand people started to dance. Is this "After more than one thousand people arrived"? or "While more than one thousand people arrived"?...
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Is 'bet the house' in this text literal?

the headline is: 'Analysis: Why Australia Bet the House on Lasting American Power in Asia' from NY Times it still not clear to me what the author means by 'bet the house' is it offering the house in a ...
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"In some years" or "on some years"

I have a question about the preposition that comes before "years." When you have a swallow nest around your home and the swallows don't seem to come back every spring/summer, which sentence ...
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If the dog transforms into the cat and the cat meows

If the dog transforms into the cat and the cat meows, can I say “the dog meows (after the dog transforms into the cat)”? If the dog transformed into the cat and meowed, we can say “the dog meowed.” ...
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Complete each sentence with the correct form of one of the verbs below and the particle OFF

break cordon cut make scare show switch tell clear five laugh pull drown see work write come get go let put set take turn Save electricity. Please …………...………………… any unnecessary lights. We were ...
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Abbreviating the thing one'll surely do

When someone says as an example: Ask me any questions you had. I want to respond like this: Will sure do. Or Sure will. I've seen these two structures but it feels more correct to use an adverb ...
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Is the second ”as” here a relative pronoun?

The sentence goes like this. a) Rogers said his attorneys have the funding to " devote as much time as is necessary to adequately represent their clients. In a lot of “as ... as...” ...
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Sell something for half as much

Should I use ''price'' in the sentences below for it to be more formal? They will sell the bottles for twice as much price as the negotiated price. They will sell the bottles for twice as much as ...
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'Can be' or 'could be'

I was talking to a friend about a family event I had attended the preceding night, and I wanted to say something to this effect: "I forgot just how much fun family gatherings could be if they ...
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Difference between "do to something" and "do with something"

I was practicing grammar, where I got confused with this question: While this has obvious ramifications for the "outright lies," what can the FDA do from that much larger share of "too ...
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Alternative for "deep in my heart"

In a colloquial conversatiostion or maybe in a poetic work may one of the expressions below be used in place of "deep in my heart" and still keeping the same meaning? All the wonderful ...
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subject complement or adverb phrase

I have a question about a sentence below. we expect about 50% of registered voters to vote in the election. Is a PP(in the election) a subject complement(is it possible?) or a modifier? If it is a ...
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Is "depending on whom of" idiomatic?

The curiosity you held for the future depending on whom of your friends you killed had manifested itself in a bloodthirsty streak. Depending on whom of these people you choose, you shall also be ...
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What's the meaning of the sentence "You are such a commitment"

I heard it from a vlog https://youtu.be/tWZl11CYPNM?t=140. Looked up on google but still not clear about it.
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Use of “in a state” and “as”

They decided to produce the door in two cm longer state. They decided to produce the door as two cm longer . Are these sentence grammatically correct? I try to describe how the door they will ...
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Meaning of 'pride'

What is the meaning of the word 'pride' in the below sentence? The man's spying [on his neighbour] did not in the beginning have any evil purpose, but was no more than a folly born of pride. For ...
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Is "raise a specter of doubt" an incorrect use of the idiom?

Warning, major spoilers for "Gone Girl" by David Fincher. First a little bit of background/reminder. This is a sentence I've got troubles with. Meticulously stage a crime scene, with just ...
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Can you use a present tense verb in a past tense sentence and still have that sentence be in past tense?

I work in a strict environment that has a past tense rule for report writing, as the things have already taken place. My question is if you can you use a present tense verb in a past tense sentence ...
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Verb + ed meaning in "I kissed her."

I have learned that the ending 'ed' on a verb can be used for showing either of two grammatical conditions. It can show past tense or the completion of an action, as in 'this is finished.' Which is ...
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What's the difference between Past Simple and Past Participle?

Past Perfect is one of English past tenses used to indicate that one of 2 past actions took place before another like in a sentence: I had written my homework before I went for a walk. Past ...
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Can I say “reader” to a person who doesn’t read but who is reading?

Can I say “reader” to a person who doesn’t read books but who is reading a book now at a specific point? (I’m talking of all “-er” words). It’s not written in dictionaries, so I don’t know when I ...
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What's the reason we can put will (modal verb) after a clause? [closed]

I found a strange construction (in my opinion as a learner) in my grammar book. Here's the sentence by the way: If we stress will, it can sound critical. I can't understand what that means. Even the ...
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It may look like odd sentence but can I use it anyway?

The original sentence would be: 'what's this book release date?' Can I say it as: 'of when is this book release date' Even if it sounds odd?
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Is Meaning of the sentence below correct?

He counted money wrongly more than the amount I gave. In the sentence above what I tried to say is that I gave someone fifty one hundred dollars bills, but he counted them as 52 bills instead as a ...
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Is it natural to use the plural form of tea?

According to Oxford Dictionary, tea is uncountable. However, there's a countable form i.e. a cup of tea. Is it natural to leave out a cup of and just say two teas please, for example? I saw a sentence ...
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Not all pasta is the same

I saw the following sentence in an advertisement: Not all pasta is the same After looking it up on google it seems to be the correct way to say, however I would have said: Not all pasta are the ...
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Should there be only one preposition in the following sentence: from or on?

This aircraft can take off from and land on both land and water. This aircraft can take off and land on both water and land. Are both these sentences grammatically correct? If yes, then which one ...
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Where do I can find the real-world-based and trusted-worthy English verb tenses exercises? [migrated]

I have been heavily focusing on learning English tenses for a month, but I can not find real-world-based exercises. To me, all workbooks I have known are just sandboxing exercises. They have isolated ...
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manufactured conflicts – avocado-obsessed, narcissistic millennials

TOO often discussion of generations descends into stereotypes and manufactured conflicts – avocado-obsessed, narcissistic millennials against selfish, wasteful baby boomers. Instead of serious ...
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"Job seekers" or "job searchers"? American English

I want to describe people who are searching for a job with a noun. I wanted to use "job searchers", but it looks like this noun is not so popular according to Google search. What is a better ...
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Difference between "Simultaneously", "Concurrently", and "At the same time"

According to Lexico, the word simultaneously means "At the same time". And the word concurrently means "Existing, happening, or done at the same time". And the word (phrase?) at ...
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Is there any difference between these sentences?

What’s the difference between these two sentences and which one is the correct one? A tsunami devastated the coast of Japan and caused the meltdown at a nuclear power plant. A tsunami devastated the ...
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What does "it" refer to (as we know it)?

Over 4.5 billion years ago, the Earth’s primordial atmosphere was probably largely water vapour, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen. The appearance and subsequent evolution of exceedingly ...
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What should I use here 'A' or 'The'?

A red car stopped by a Highway Patrol Officer was speeding. A joke told at the beginning of his speech made everyone laugh. 'stopped by a Highway patrol officer' and 'told at the beginning of his ...
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Is it possible that the word "mislead" has "that clause"?

Suppose we know that Paula suffers from a severe phobia. If we reason that Paula is afraid either of snakes or spiders, and then establish that she is not afraid of snakes, we will conclude that Paula ...
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The hairgrip is in her hair but on her head. Is it idiomatic to say "put in your hairgrip" or "put on your hairgrip"?

We say "put on your hat". Similarly, can the word "hairgrip" be used like a hat, a T-shirt, etc? The hairgrip is in her hair but on her head. Is it idiomatic to say "put in ...
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What does "unrestricted treatment effect heterogeneity" mean?

Borusyak, 2021 has a sentence We show that this estimator takes a particularly transparent form under unrestricted treatment effect heterogeneity, while our construction also yields efficiency when ...
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What is the correct verb to describe the situation below?

He calculated its value less than the expected value. In this sentence I want to say that he made a mistake and the value he calculated is less than expected value.Is my sentence correct or is there ...
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Meaning of 'fallen' here [closed]

What does the word 'fallen' mean here? Gary was himself so far fallen that he had become suspicious of his family
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Does this sentence sound odd? [closed]

"Hello Dears, Please review the email below, as what is advised to do so. I've mixed feelings about the end of this sentence. "Do so." Shouldn't be: to do. It is the first sentence of ...
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When or how to use past tense in english?

I read that "past tense is used to tell action that started and finished in past " I sometime confused when I read story, when it is written in story. " He looked anxious. Suddenly He ...
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Is [in]frequency countable or uncountable?

Going to the dentist once a year is not enough Now, which one would describe once a year better, too few or too little? Update I know the expression is complete, but it was just an example to ask a ...
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Bringing up an unpleasant topic

I'm new here so I hope I am doing this right. I heard a phrasal verb (or an idiom, not sure) months ago, but I can't remember what it was and it's driving me crazy. Worse thing is I can't even ...
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How a time gap between two dates should be phrased?

I recently wrote this in a document as a summary of a task: This process verifies the structure and makes sure "date2" is equal to supplied "date1" minus 1 month. The phrase is ...
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What is "more carefully than I do" in "My wife drives more carefully than I do", grammatically?

Consider this sentence: My wife drives more carefully than I do. I want to understand the grammatical role of the phrase, more carefully than I do Is it an adverb, and adverb phrase, an adverb ...
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Word for a green space between two rows of buildings

Consider there are four rows of houses, A to D. A and B stand face-to-face and a road runs between them. C and D face each other as well, with a road in between. The rows B and C hence stand back-to-...
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"At the latter point? Time? Point in time?"

If I mention two specific decades (the second one being earlier than the first one), and then want to convey that by the second period of time I mentioned (that is, the earliest one), such thing had ...
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"To a bar" vs "A bar" as an answer to "Where did they go?"

Can the preposition "to" be left out in a short answer to the question "Where did they go?"? Should it be "To a bar." or "A bar."? I am not sure because the ...

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