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Article usage in “the crunch of tires in dirt”, “a cloud of dust”

Can you explain the author’s use of "the" and "a" in the following sentence: I heard the crunch of tires in dirt, and a cloud of dust wafted over me. So, ignoring the two pronouns, “I” and “me”, ...
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Difference between which and what

Usually people say, "Which is your favourite show?" and "Which color is this?" But some people also say, "What is your favourite show?" and, "What color is this?" Can you tell me what is the usage ...
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Identifying a reduced relative clause

I came across this sentence today but am not sure if this is a reduced relative clause. These six categories are also consistent with those used to group the multiple-choice questions included in ...
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Should I write “to” again in this sentence?

Her words seemed to make him happy and (to) pacify his inner turmoil. Is the sentence correct both with or without the second "to" in bold?
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which one is correct (have been or was)?

Which one is correct (have been or was)? I have been receiving allowance from the office from the above dates. or I was receiving allowance from the office from the above dates.
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Past Simple: before or earlier

Can I use "before" with past simple? Or "earlier" is better? Wear this shirt. This one is better. I told you it is okay. I wore it before/earlier. (meaning a moment ago)
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Is it possible to pronounce jury as /dʒɜːri/?

sometimes I hear Americans pronounce jury as ''/dʒɜːri/''. Is that right? Is it regional or generally they say this way?
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Past Simple/ Present Perfect

Is it correct to say "I've missed this programme but I've watched another informative programme" Should I say 'but I've watched...' or 'but I watched...' Thanks
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Simple Past Tense or Past Progressive Tense?

So, I'm trying to figure out what the correct verb tense for the following would be: It's happening again. However, this time it feels completely different from when it happened earlier... OR: ...
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“going to do” vs. “going to be doing”

Note: this post is different to "going to be doing" vs "going to do", which just cites part from somewhere else, without any further analysis and thinking. Furthermore, none of the ...
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“I have lived…” talking about the past

My student said "My sister has lived in China", and of course I thought she still lived there, but then he said "but now she lives in England". I replied, "But you said she ...
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Comma after “to”-phrase starting a sentence

I am wondering if I need a comma in the following sentence. To further our understanding of this phenomenon(,) we conducted yet another experiment. If the sentence was the other way around (We ...
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“After being several episodes in” vs. “several episodes in”?

Which of the two sentences is grammatically correct? At first I thought that show was a cheap rip off of Friends, but several episodes in I started liking it. At first I thought that show was ...
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Is the usage of “and till” appropriate?

Is the usage of "and till" appropriate? Personally I think it's not correct since "till" is a conjunction and should not be preceded by "and". But I noticed such usage in many examples in many ...
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Picture Someone Engaging VS Engaged

I looked up the word "picture" in the dictionary and it is usually said "Picture someone doing something". Shouldn't the word "engaged" be "engaging" in the following sentence? Perhaps you’re ...

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