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Should we use possession or can we consider nouns as adjectives?

I very often come across different words which I need to use as nouns or as adjectives. For some words I can look up in a dictionary whether they can be an adjectives or not. But many of them are not ...
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“the execution of” vs “execution of”

Please, have a look at the following sentences: Executing agency (also referred to as "executing entity") shall mean the entity responsible for execution of UN-Women programme activities as ...
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Which part of speech is "left" in "now there are only 5 cars left"?

I've always thought (perhaps, erroneously) that if there is some ambiguity in determining whether the given word is an adjective or a past participle, you need to look at whether the "source" of ...
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Use of conjunctive adverb with participle clause

I have written a sentence by using participle clause any contribution cannot be erased from the mind, therefore being essential for being successful But my teacher is saying that "therefore being ...
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'Past Participle Verb Form' vs 'Past Participle Adjective'?

This room [is cleaned] every day. The window [is broken]. In the first sentence, we have a 'Past Participle (Verb)'. In the second sentence, we have a 'Past Participle Adjective'. More examples:...
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Gerund Phrases after adjectives

In this sentence, "It's difficult being an architect", is "being an architect" a gerund phrase and, if so, is it the subject?
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Tense Usage in Personal Passive Voice Construction

Example Sentence: They believed the bridge was constructed badly. ⇒ The bridge was believed to [be/have been] constructed badly. Which should I use in this case, "to be" or "to have ...
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Breathed deep vs. breathing deeply

He looked at the stone figures all around them, breathed deep in the chill of silence of the crypt. (A Game of Thrones) I think he should have put breathing deeply instead of breathed deep, for two ...
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"which" acting as relative pronoun standing for verbal phrases?

1: Metal will bear beating with a hammer, which a stone will not. 2: He can write a letter in English, which I cannot. In these examples does "which" act as a relative pronoun and stand for ...
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Punctuation in 'each gore consists of horizontal segments, or panels'

I'm preparing for academic IELTS by writing some essays and then correcting those using a grammar correction app. In the following sentence, In its turn, each gore consists of horizontal segments, or ...
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to-infinitive: result or purpose?

When you say, "I opened the box to find his letter inside," which of the following does it mean? A: I opened the box and (as a result) I found his letter inside. B: I opened the box in order to look ...
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the use of import (important) not "of import"

I have had a lot of trouble finding an answer on this, mainly because searching for import obviously has far more results for the other meaning. The few results I have found always give examples of ...
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“being raised” followed by a verb

While reading David Crystal's Sounds Appealing, I came across the following sentence. There was a Pronunciation Unit that dealt with queries (such as how to pronounce the name of a foreign place or ...
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Correct name: card-parser or cards-parser

There is a program that parses site pages with information about cards (there are many of them on the page). The program can be called card-parser or cards-parser. Which option is preferred and why? I ...
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Why is ( the better the job ) = the correct choice?

Why is ( the better the job ) = the correct answer ? The more I know, ....... I will get. the better job the better the job ( the correct choice ) more job ' Link : https://www.grammar-quizzes....

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