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Would come vs will come

I'm not sure but I think the following sentences are related to the certainty or uncertainty of the fact that he will come or not.Or I think would come indicates some kind of uncertainty than will ...
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Whether the word “yourself” is used as an object pronoun or not?

You'll have to explain yourself more clearly. In this sentence, I'd like to know whether the word "yourself" is used as an object pronoun or not. Thanks in advance.
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“The something who/that/which” or “something who/that/which”?

Which one is correct: The person who won the match was amazing/Jami Person who won the match was amazing/Jami Do I need to use the before person?
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The vs zero article

I have to work during church time so I watch ur service on Facebook. This was a facebook comment from someone to a pastor video. Why does he say church time not the church time ? ... because the ...
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Past participle followed by past simple/perfect

I've quite a specific question regarding participle clauses. I recently wrote: "Having painted what he bothered, John began packing his brushes." Or should it be: "Having painted what he had ...
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what does this sentence mean in the following passage?

what does this sentence mean? (emphasis added) Serious adjustment problems with global implications directly confront one or two of the advanced countries, but a significant slowing of the ...
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Past tense confusion

But I was grateful that he helped me convince Jared there was time to make the raid and get back before a decision was made about Kyle. Can anyone explain to me when it's not necessary to add 'ed' to ...
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Can a participle phrase modify a whole sentence or clause? Or do they have to stick to a specific word or phrase?

Newcomer's here and like most other users my desire to find out more about English grammar, as in their usage and structure, brought me here. I'm looking forward to working with you all in the future,...
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The meaning of “inframarginal” in the context

I would be grateful if anyone could help me with the meaning the word "inframarginal" in the following sentence: A WDR could launch and help focus the debate. It could also initiate a parallel ...
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I'll be going or I will be get going?

Which form is correct? I'll be going or I will be get going or I will get going?
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I don't know how to feel about it/I don't know what to feel about it

So, since there's a military coup going on in Turkey right now, a few of my friends have taken to Facebook to share how they feel about the whole thing. And, one of them put up a status that reads: ...
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Sentence structure when the verb and its preposition are separated by a long clause

For example: I have notified my colleague, who has been working on this field for many years, of the issue. The way it sounds to me is; as the clause ("who has been...") gets longer, it gets ...
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Does “He thinks that one or two of the investigations would be good material for a novel or even for a suspense movie.” sound natural?

Text: Roger wants to write a book about some of the interesting investigations from his company’s past. He thinks that one or two of the investigations would be good material for a novel or even ...
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Difference between find objective adjective vs. find that clause

I was wondering the difference of meaning the following sentences: I found him interesting. I found that he is interesting.
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Preposition together with “which”

I lived in France for 2 months during which time / during which / during I was in vacation The world war II, during which / during which time many people were killed, ended in 1945 When do we ...
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Can “Not everyone can love you” be used in this situation?

Can: "Not everyone can love you" be used to mean: "It's impossible for you to be loved by everyone: there will always be some people out there who hate you" ?
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Difference between “has” and “is” in the context?

Your explanation is correct, but option C says "has" not "is". My attempt: is means the subject is present and has means get the subject. Can you explain it in a formal way, please? I'm posting ...
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Keep tense in harmony, or not?

Suppose you're having a conversation with someone, and you're intrigued as to which college they go to. So, you ask them that, and they say X. At this point, if you wished to express how surprised you ...
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Using the idiom: “riding on one's high horse”

Which sentence sounds more idiomatic: She is always riding on her high horse. She always rides on her high horse.
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Is there a fixed term for an educational drop In AE?

I need to know what Americans call an 'educational lag' (when a student due to some problems faces a drop in their study processes); For instance: His studies have dropped substantially. So ...
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Can you explain about the lyrics put off here?

Questions about grammatical constructions in the song "If we were a movie" (Lyrics) Watching the sunset fade to black, show the names, play the happy song, yeah Whom or about what she said when ...
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be vain about (appearance, achievements)

what does "be vain about something" (appearance/achivement etc.) mean? I know who is vain person but I'm not quite sure when it comes to be vain about something.
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…the drawers roll open midair

We just totally forget about Tyler's whole murder-suicide thing while we watch another file cabinet slip out the side of the building and the drawers roll open midair, reams of white paper caught in ...
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Subject-verb agreement is/are in certain specific cases

Which form of the verb "to be" is correct in each of the following sentences or phrases? My best guess is listed for each case: Neither one of them is/are... I think it's IS because neither one is ...
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I am thankful to Almighty Allah=God he/who bestowed us with this favour

I am a bit confused about "He and Who" over here. One of my friends told me that "Who" can't be used with name of "Allah". I was really confused. I gave her several examples: Such as; (Start with ...
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Polite way of asking questions

I think politeness is talking indirectly, softly or without being forceful or rude. So, I've mentioned some questions below which I think impolite way to ask. That's why, what are the polite way to ...
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“More than” vs. “above”

I wrote: To eliminate embedded advertisements or navigation links (e.g. Related articles) or irrelevant fragments (e.g. Sharing Links, Metadata, User Instructions) from the main article, the link ...
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Use of “If there is/are”

I've heard that the phrase "If there is/are" can be used in the sentences. But I don't know exactly how to use in sentences. Although I don't know its exact usage, I've tried to use it in the ...
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between two vows of burning adoration

This is the story about Elizabeth I and Philip II from "rewards and Fairies" Gloriana by Kipling. 'What's here? Philip complains that certain of her gentlemen have fought against his generals in ...
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Participles- what are the differences in the meanings of the given sentences?

Rising out of the sea in front of us, the sun started to warm our faces. The sun started to warm our faces rising out of the sea in front of us. The sun started to warm our faces, rising out of the ...
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Is here a grammatical error?

This guy needs to keeping writing such stuff. I heard this in the first time. As far as I know, it should be used "to keep writing" in this sentence. Is this because of the gerund-related rule?
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Discerning Phrases

" . . . The Book of Disquiet, an astonishing work that, in George Steiner's words, . . . " In this, I think I may see an adjective phrase, then, what may you call this phrase, in grammar? " . . . ...
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A people - is it correct?

Puls Biznesu reported that the idea of the book was to give a people an opportunity to communicate abroad in a universal language - pictures. Is it right to place the indefinite article "a" before ...
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Understanding about the grazing paddock in context

Please take a look at the following quote: I do not want to see a transient serfdom of European peoples in which every serf competes in a race towards the bottom. Being in the EU gives the illusion ...
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Meaning of “he does not do so”

For Melville it is the early moment in which he reveals the internal battle that bubbles within this rather ordinary businessman. It is equally important that the narrator nearly loses his temper and ...
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What's the meaning of “jiggelty-jolt”?

ONCE on a time there was a boy named Jack, and one morning he started to go and seek his fortune. He hadn't gone very far before he met a cat. 'Where are you going, Jack?' said the cat. ...
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What's the difference between the two sentences here?

When our country got its independence, the man called "blah blah" had said we weren't ready for it. When our country got its independence, the man called "blah blah" said we weren't ready for it....
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Another than, Different than

Is it correct to say: You can save images to a different folder than videos, meaning images should be stored in one folder and videos in a different folder. Or should I say: You can save ...
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Subjunctive construction involving “that”

From a prep book for GMAT: Note that you should ALWAYS just use the base form of the verb in such a subjunctive construction involving the "that" clause. Wrong: she recommended that John ...
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Parallelism - “answering” or “would answer”

Is my correction correct, as there is parallelism error? Original: In exchange, he agreed that the ABC would operate under the jurisdiction of the Defense and Interior Ministries, rather than ...
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Being+past participle

should we use 'being' with past participle' when we want to give reson for the action in the main clause? For example For example, Being offered a visa for USA, I'm going to go there. (since/...
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The use of prepositions plus “which”

How to use "in which", "by which", "of which", "on which", and "for which"? What are the differences among those? Are there any other combinations of preposition and the word "which"? I have ...
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some old ash-tot

I've seen him with Sir Huon and the Lady Esclairmonde stepping just as they stepped to avoid the track of Cold Iron in a furrow, or walking wide of some old ash-tot because a man had left his swop-...
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“As shocking as Steven Avery’s case is to Netflix viewers”

As shocking as Steven Avery’s case is to Netflix viewers, his wrongful imprisonment for 18 years is not an isolated incident in the troubled US criminal justice system. http://www.theguardian.com/...
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What is the meaning of this sentence from the book The magic of Thinking Big?

Few people I know of any age are reaping more from life than this senior citizen who resolved not to got out to pasture. Also what does pasture mean here. Thank You.
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What does 'other' mean, in Section 10 of the 'Constitution Act, 1867'?

Source: p 37, The Canadian Constitution (2013) by Prof Adam Dodek BA JD LLM. [ Original Source : ] Application of Provisions referring to Governor General The Provisions of this Act ...
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Using the Past Simple with the “in the last” expression

Almost half of the people who bought a vinyl record in the last 12 months did so after hearing on a streaming site Since the expression "in the last 12 months" includes the current moment of time,...
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Using “the best of” with uncountable and countable nouns

Is it correct to write: "It is not the best of quality" when referring to, for instance, the quality of a video? (Quality being an uncountable noun) Can one use "of" in this sentence? (As in "the ...
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meaning of “stuck up”

You're so stuck up on the verdict. It's frustrating to reply to you because none of your points address what I'm saying. Forget the jury's ruling. Look deeper into it than its surface. I did ...
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Is the usage of articles correct in 'The reality is infinitely complex, we all face the life with imperfect understanding'?

'The reality is infinitely complex, we all face the life with imperfect understanding.' The articles is always a struggle for me. If the articles are correct in the above sentence, is there any other ...

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