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Meaning of "make" in "Can you make me a copy of this?"

Can you make me a copy of this? Can you make a copy of this for me? Both forms are fine and are similar. These two sentences have the respective constructions: a. modal verb + S + V + NP Dative + ...
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Meaning of "make" in "Can you make me a copy of this?"

"Me", in your example, is the indirect object. Indirect objects are quite common in formal and in colloquial English. For example, Hand *me* the book. I gave *her* the money. Would you ...
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No preposition in "Why can't you get a girlfriend your own age" before "your own age"?

See https://ell.stackexchange.com/a/312729/139225: This is a very particular construction consisting of two noun phrases, where the second part is a noun phrase serving as modifier within the larger ...
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No preposition in "Why can't you get a girlfriend your own age" before "your own age"?

It was fairly simple. It's just that "who is" before "your own age" was omitted. I keep ignoring this kind of omitting is quite common.
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Do I need to use future perfect tense for expectation?

The adverb "already" is not needed. The meaning of "already" is given by the present perfect. So you can say: By May 15th / By the 15th of May/ we expect everyone to have ...
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Do I need to use future perfect tense for expectation?

Two things. First, about the date. In American English you would say: By May 15, You might occasionally see: By 15 May But never: By the 15 May (wrong) The most common and probably best answer ...
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Can I use "the then" to refer to a previous name of something?

I partially agree with James K that the sentence is a little hard to understand at first reading, but I wouldn't go as far as he does. Referring to an old name of something by saying "then [old ...
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Can I use "the then" to refer to a previous name of something?

It took me a couple of readings to understand what you wanted to say. I find your expression confusing. Instead, I'd suggest "...at The Hops (then called Addy's)" The use of a fuller ...
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How to mention your family ties in your cover letter

You might use passed away to indicate that your father died. For example: Because my father passed away last year, I must return home to care for my mother when I've completed my studies.
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What does "Jewish nose" imply?

Jewish nose or Jew's nose is a usually over-exaggerated ethnic stereotype that refers to a hooked nose with a convex nasal bridge and a downward turn of the tip of the nose. — Wikipedia Why is this ...
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What is the exact meaning of "I dig it"?

This particular use of 'dig' can mean either to like or understand something. It could also mean a combination of the two, as a general verb of approval for something. The term was particularly ...
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What is the exact meaning of "I dig it"?

It originates with the Irish language Tuigim meaning "I understand". https://inirish.bitesize.irish/339
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The flower is the rose./ The flower is roses./ The flowers are roses

If it's a single rose the correct form is "The flower is a rose", if there are multiple roses then it would be "The flowers are roses". Both "the flower is the rose" and &...
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