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Because, like many words in many languages, envy in English has its own specification for what kinds of grammatical objects it will take. This kind of property is unpredictable, and has to be learnt along with other dictionary properties of the word. It happens that know can take a noun phrase or a that clause: I know [the names of the countries of South ...


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In principle (if one was determined to avoid repeating the first person singular pronoun), one could rephrase OP's first sentence as... I see in Gustav the same desire to improve India that I had when I traveled traveling to Belgium to attend my master and PhD degree... ...but although my revised version could1 carry the same sense as OP's original, in ...


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A potential problem with this sentence (and one that I see very frequently working with people from certain countries) is the use of the word already. I assume someone issued a request here to update the gender records, and you completed the request? If that is right, you should not say is already updated, but instead, has been updated. Is already updated ...


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