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This tag is for grammar questions, but only if you're not certain what other tag to use. If possible, tag as tense, verb, articles, prepositions, or some other more specific tag or tags instead.

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Which is correct? They have been married for 5 years. They have been married 5 years

Both are correct. There is not even a real difference in meaning between them. I would say that using 'for' is perhaps a touch more formal.
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"going to be doing" vs "going to do"

The difference here is one of emphasis. The continuous tense emphasizes the process of the activity... treating it as something that happens over time and emphasizing that time. The more simple tense …
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Is "as" correct here?

I think the first problem is that it is not natural. Backing up let's say the situation was, John drove home from work, exhausted. As he turned onto his street he sighed in frustration. He would have …
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What does "brought aboard" mean?

To bring something aboard, or to have it brought aboard, is to have the thing brought into some kind of conveyance; particularly a plane or ship. For a car the more common phrase would be 'brought it …
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Which one is correct, semester or semesters?

As Jason said, it should read 'the 4th and 5th'... and the answer is 'semesters', because there are two of them. Some English users might say 'semester' because the immediate antecedent is '5th', but …
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would organize it at a place that was safe

This sentence is best analyzed as a whole. As Colin says, the overall issue is habitual, starting with 'would organize'. This is saying that, at several times in the past, as a habitual trait, Joey 'w …
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Passive voice with have + object + bare infinitive

You didn't quite finish your question in a couple spots, but this example is not a mere passive. Indeed it could be argued it is not a passive at all; altho that would be complex discussion. The sente …