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What is the meaning of "turn" and "to" in "The bomber turned police informer to escape prison."

The bomber became a police informer in order to escape prison. To turn, in a legal or police context, can mean to change from being an accused person to become a helper of the police or witness for ...
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Wasn't you Vs Weren't you?

In this sentence, "Weren't you singing ...?", "you" is the subject and "were" is the verb. The word "you" requires "were", not "was". The ...
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Wasn't you Vs Weren't you?

All Standard Englishes, as far as I know, require were with you, always. Many non-standard dialects allow you was, so you may encounter it in books and films. This applies to negation and questions as ...
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Why did the author remove "which are"?

The reduction of a relative clause (a clause normally starting with that or a wh-word, and modifying the noun before the clause) is frequently done by the rule known technically as Whiz-Deletion. This ...
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Thank you for (spending / putting / taking) your time

In case you would like a more formal phrase, for instance used in a business context, a good alternative would be (GrammarHow): Thank you for dedicating your time to our project
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How does 'nominally' an adverb rather than an adjective?

Words which are nominally adverbs can also be used to modify adjectives as well as verbs, and in many cases can modify nouns, thus functioning as adjectives. many words in English are not rigidly ...
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How does 'nominally' an adverb rather than an adjective?

An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, but adverbs can also modify adjectives, other adverbs, or whole clauses. For example, loudly, slightly, and almost are all adverbs. Here are some examples of ...
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Sentence structure not understood

But means the same thing as and -- it's a conjunction between two constituents, both true or both false. The difference is that the constituent that's introduced by but is surprising to the speaker, ...
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Sentence structure not understood

The word "but" joins two parts that are grammatically similar, but contrast in meaning. So here you have: I'll discuss -- why renting a house allows for more flexibility ...
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