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Is it natural to say "You hate doing as I tell you"?

These are both idiomatic: You hate doing as I tell you. You hate doing what I tell you. There is very little practical difference in meaning. The word as refers to manner, how you want them to act ...
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Is it natural to say "You hate doing as I tell you"?

So, "to do as I tell" is a verb. it is not a verb, it is a phrase. The main verb is "do" but instead of "to do" it should be in the imperative voice "Do" Do as ...
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shifting words in a sentence to clarify emphasis

Most adverbs can be moved around in a sentence to change the emphasis. It's not really difficult It's not difficult, really Really, it's not difficult It's really not difficult Only has additional ...
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shifting words in a sentence to clarify emphasis

Were you late? [simple question] You were late? [question expressing surprise at tardiness ] You were late? [question expressing surprise at tardiness, though it seemed the person would be on time] ...
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A participle construction?

cherishing all of the children of the nation equally The above is a gerund-participial phrase (or clause as some call it). We often use such constructions to say information in a more economical way....
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How do you shorten this unnatural sentence: "The problem is not caused by me 100%, but it is also caused by you to some extent."

Here's a succinct phrase that can be used when the problem is not caused by the actions of a single person. You must also / We must (all) share the blame Longman defines blame as to say or think ...
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How do you shorten this unnatural sentence: "The problem is not caused by me 100%, but it is also caused by you to some extent."

You could say You are also part of the problem. This phrase is used in a know expression which says: If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem. meaning If you don't take direct ...
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Can adverbs modify implied words in this case?

I watched soccer with [my hands warmly in my pockets]. The bracketed element is a verbless clause. The whole "with" PP functions as an adjunct to the clause "I watched soccer". It ...
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Is it correct to write "I saw her hang her head crying"

It's correct, but cumbersome. Having two phrases describing what you saw ("crying alone" and "hanging her head") makes the sentence difficult to decipher. Better to split it up as @...
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Is this sentence " They can't open what they absolutely know is a door " grammatically correct?

I’m telling them they can’t open what they absolutely know is a door. The example is fine though know absolutely is more common than absolutely know what they absolutely know is a door is a fused ...
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In which cases can't "whether" be used?

The original example does not work. There are a few possibilities, depending on what the OP wants to say. We can use whether or not or irrespective of whether: However, we have just found a student ...
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Is this present perfect continuous sentence correct?

Your sentence is perfectly natural, and implies that after walking in the park you came straight home - the use of the perfect (continuous) indicates that there is a present relevance, which is picked ...
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What is the correct puntuation or grammer for this sentence?

The version with two sentences, "Do you want a car? Insurance, gas and maintenance, can be $100 a month not counting the cost of saving for a car or a car payment," is grammatically correct. ...
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What is the correct puntuation or grammer for this sentence?

Do you want a car, insurance, gas and maintenance can be $100 a month not counting the cost of saving for a car or a car payment. The above example does not work as the question is lost in the ...
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