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"was the first to" VS "is the first"

Sentence (1) will remain true, however many more urban complexes may be built in Shenzhen in the future. Sentence (2) can be used while the building is taking place or soon after completion. Sentence (...
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Why the article is omitted in this context?

Names of meal(time)s don't usually take an article unless the meal is a special occasion - A dinner was held in honour of Professor Smith. For a routine meal - Have you had breakfast? Let's go for a ...
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Can "whose" be replaced with "with the/a" in this sentence? Which sentence is better?

Yes, you can use whose with "inanimate" referents such as emails. From Merriam-Webster... Whose is the possessive form of the relative pronoun who. Which and that, the relative pronouns ...
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Does using "there" a second time matter?

It is still grammatically correct with or without "there". "there" just points out that the doctor is in the hospital, so it makes it more specific to where the doctor is, nothing ...
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Why the article is omitted in this context?

We don't normally use articles before the names of routine daily meals - I will have eggs for breakfast. Mother cooked chicken for dinner. Will there be ham and salad for tea? I like a cup of tea and ...
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When to use 'know' and 'knows'?

"population" is the subject here, and its singular, so it should be: As the clued-up population of this century knows...
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"Global trade is carried by sea"?

"Trade" means to exchange goods. Like, "I will trade you my orange for your apple." On a larger scale, it can mean the exchange of goods between regions or countries. Like, "...
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