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Yes, they mean the same thing. And yes exceptions exist like with the people and the houses. While you forgot an A or something in a few parts the meaning comes across the same way. The way I would put the people sentence; All the people live in houses. All the people live in separate houses. I made houses plural in the first one is because it ...


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Are you trying to ask when the teacher is grading it? If you're asking when their grading it, you should ask: "Do you know when you are going to be done grading the tests?" It would sound nicer if you asked it like: "Is it possible you know when you'll be done grading our test?"


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The first sentence sounds more natural to me (at least in American English). However, if I were speaking, I would probably say, "He always knows how to treat the people he could benefit from VERY well" (with emphasis on "very"). That's because "treat" is a long way from "well". By the time you get to "well" you might need some help to re-direct the listener ...


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He's actually saying "We hit very, very hard, five massive major ammunition sites." Now that you know that he's talking about a hit on an ammunition site, hopefully the "went with it" becomes clear - they were killed as a result of the attack.


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While using “being” before "used" is more grammatically correct in English, most people tend to not use it in casual conversation and writing.


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The first one is correct. The ‘though’ is necessary if you want to show that they did it despite the fact that it put them in harm’s way; that they were being selfless. Additionally, you need a conjunction between the two clauses Medical workers exhibited their dedication to saving lives and this meant they had to put themselves in harm's way. ...


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I would say, "I don't like feeling vulnerable." Or, "I was crippled by feelings of vulnerability" (this is an example of where passive voice is appropriate to emphasize that the speaker is being acted upon by something else)


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To put it simply, the second one is not a question. It is a statement or proposition. It could be the title of an essay that argues that "art" is a "culture" (not sure the concepts fit together, but nevertheless). The form is similar to many argument summaries: "Why movies are a form of art" or "Why painting is like theater." Think of these sentences: "Why ...


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This Beach’s beauty: SUBJECT is: AUXILIARY VERB


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This is not grammatically correct. In its current form, you have three (plural) nouns right next to each other with nothing connecting them, which is pretty much never right. You need to start with one noun which indicates the actual (single) thing you are talking about, and then you can modify it with additional adjectives or possessive forms, etc. from ...


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Yes, it is! Since you have been doing multiple experiments for each device; and have applied it to several devices; and, how you said, each experiment in each device is composed by more than one algorithm, it make sense to title it with all words in plural tense. However, as you want to emphasize the algorithms of the experiments made over the devides The ...


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If you mean this https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48707712 it's a page title, which is similar to a newspaper headline and is not required to be a grammatical sentence. Country names are often combined with other nouns; in the above it indicates that England and Romania are the national teams of those countries. England knocked out by America means ...


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Jack is correct, but this builds on Jack's answer. The sentence in question was reported in a Reuters article. My read of the context is this: Softbank is an investment bank. So, it owns various assets, like its infamous stake in WeWork. The short version is that WeWork is in some financial distress due to management. The long version is truly a sordid ...


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I read the article that quote came from, and I think the structure of the sentence isn't quite correct. "Son" is the CEO of the company Softbank. He was previously reluctant to sell assets to raise cash and reduce debt. "Boodry" is an analyst working for a company that watches Softbank. He has said that Softbank's "conglomerate discount" has increased, and ...


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In short, option 2 is your answer. The following is an explanation of preparatory "it". Imagine that, A has help B solve a problem. B appreciates that. A: I am willing to help you, call me anytime. B: It's nice of you to say so! replace "so" with "that" B: It's nice of you to say that! "that" here refers to what A just said, which is a ...


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That's nice of you to say so! It's nice of you to say so! Sentence 2 is correct because 'it' here is a subject and means 'to say so'. So 2 means 'For you to say so is nice'. In sentence 1, 'That' is a pronoun and indicates some other noun, not 'to say so'. You can say 'That's nice.' instead of 'What you said is nice.'


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we use "come along" to refer to the progress or state of something, as in "how's the project coming along" (how much progress have you made on the movie?/ what state or phrase is the project in?) so as you can see we need a noun in a question like that (like project, baby, etc) we can make the noun out of a gerund (isolating) or using a suffix (isolation) ...


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"The story of ours", or more likely "a story of ours", most likely would mean a story that belongs to us, in the sense that we own it; maybe we own the copyright. It doesn't mean that the story is about us. "The story of 'us'" means a story about us, that is, we are the subject of the story. Note the extra punctuation that I put around "us". This is to show ...


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Knowledge is uncountable, and so does not normally take either an indefinite article, or a plural ending. Like other uncountables, it can sometimes be used as countable, when it refers to a specific instance or a particular type (I mention this for completeness: it's not relevant in your example) Means (in this sense) is singular, despite its -s ending. It ...


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I think you should use means, unless you're talking about the fact that there is just one possible way. Means show that there are multiple ways. 3rd sentence sounds right. One reason would be that "a" refers to the fact that "prior knowledge" is one way to combat. For example, "Guns as a means to combat", 'a' shows how guns can be one way to combat. I'm not ...


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Yes, "Let's Start" is correct. In fact, let's start with an example: Let's have lunch. As a contraction of "Let us", it is an idiomatic invitation to do something together. "Let's have lunch" is a proposal or invitation to have lunch together (or break for lunch at the same time). "Us" refers to the speaker and anybody else they are addressing. "Start" ...


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You can't "add to be verbs before verbs". You can form sentences that are [Subject] [be] [adjective]. And you can form sentences in the passive voice [Subject] [be] [past participle] ([by phrase]). However this is Irrelevant to the question. The word "Let's" is a contraction of "Let us" The word "let" is a verb (in the imperative form) and it is ...


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This sentence is potentially a bit confusing when first reading it. It's combining a couple of different colloquialisms with some potentially ambiguous prepositions. The rest of the passage does help to clarify what is meant, but as a native English speaker even I had to re-read the first sentence when I first encountered it. It should be parsed as ...


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Following means after. (You have only to google it!) Note that we don't speak of being diagnosed with (an) illness. The whole point of diagnosis is to establish, not that somebody is ill, but what exactly illness they are suffering from. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diagnosis


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After the verb "to help" comes infinitive: (He helps me do this) You can also use the preposition (to): (He helps me to do this) Your first sentence is the correct one


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"This closed-gap solution" isn't an idiomatic expression. I suggest "interim solution", or "stopgap solution, or "temporary solution". While "gap" sort of works, the word "interval", might fit better. As AIQ said, you need to use 'between' with 'and', and not with 'to'.


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From what I understand, you are trying to explain (or define) your project to someone in the most simplest way possible. Your sentence, although grammatical, is not idiomatic and does not serve your purpose. First, the use of "nutshell" in that manner is quite unusual, if not incorrect. Second, if we assume "nutshell" can be used like that, then the use of ...


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Sorry, no, your original sentence is not idiomatic. You're taking slang from video games and trying to use it in another context. Sometimes using terminology from another context like this helps people to understood because it creates a useful analogy, or is clever and makes an amusing metaphor. But in this case, I don't think it accomplishes either of those ...


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Level up is a phrase derived from video games and is appropriate to use when talking about things you do in a video game or possibly if you're trying to use video-game terms to relate to others. Outside of those contexts it will sound awkward.


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No, it's not idiomatic. The way you expressed it in your explanation is much better.


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A language binding for a language allows programs written in that language to access a library. A language binding binds code written in that language to the library.


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Yes, "If the situation is not good, please contact me." is idiomatic. Note that the first letter of the sentence must be capitalized.


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