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Words like 'place' in 'the place where/that/∅ …'

A discussion under a recent question brought up a topic I've been wondering about for a while: Only the word "place" is unusual and has the formula "the place where/that/∅", isn't (or should I say "...
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Is the definite article necessary in “one of the only two stores”?

That place is one of only two stores in the US that sell those things. That place is one of the only two stores in the US that sell those things. Since the context is clear and the stores are ...
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ambiguity?: to infinitive phrase as a purpose clause or an infinitival relative clause

I think the grammar of To-infinitive is the most difficult part of learning English because it is hard for me like ESL students to know which is which. I mean, I'm, well, just wanting to classify the ...
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What is the sentence structure of the sentence?

At that time I had a much-petted, much-abused doll, which I afterward named Nancy. She was, alas, the helpless victim of my outbursts of temper and of affection, so that she became much the worse ...
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Are they appositions?

"The music interleaves multiple themes and variations, { some simultaneous, some sequential }" (source: Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things By Don Norman) Is the phrase in ...
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For or Since or Nothing

Following situation is given: Sue has been in France for the last three weeks. I have to repeat this sentence using, "She went ...", I would say something like this: "She went to France three ...
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Will or would in future time

Why in following news they use "she'd" and not "she will" to talking about the future ? And crucially, it's not clear how far she'd actually go in criticising Vladimir Putin himself, a close family ...
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Usage of Have got

Can I use "have got" like those? For examples: My mother wants to have got a child (or) My mother wants to have a child. He may/might/could/can/should (modal verbs) have got a car (or) he (modal ...
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Past perfect continuous for a non continuous action

http://www.eltbase.com/get_quiz.php?id=22 Level 3 - Narrative tenses quiz : a creepy story So who...or what...______________ around upstairs? The options are: 1) had walked 2) walked 3) had been ...
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What are the differences between “there” & “in there”.?

I couldn't find any source on the internet that explains the differences between "there" & "in there". It seems that "there" emphasizes locations in general & "in there" emphasizes the inside ...
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“her dream that” or “her dream that was that”?

Which one of the two following options sounds correct? She told him her dream that her husband would buy her a pair of diamond earrings. She told him her dream that was that her husband would ...
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Where should I place the adverb 'usually'?

Where should I place the adverb 'usually'? The more beautiful the hat is, the more expensive it usually is. The more beautiful the hat is, the more expensive it is usually.
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Till the first friend dies, we think ecstasy impersonal, but then discover that he was the cup from which we drank it, itself as yet unknown

Till the first friend dies, we think ecstasy impersonal, but then discover that he was the cup from which we drank it, itself as yet unknown The Drift Called the Infinite: Emily Dickinson on Making ...
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What is the difference between “benefited” and “was benefited”?

What is the different between (The company was benefited from xxx) & (The company benefited from xxx) and which is better?
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How to use “not so much [x] as [y]”

I wrote the following sentences: He drives not so much quickly as recklessly. He does not drive so much quickly as recklessly. He does not drive quickly so much as recklessly. Which one ...

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