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Does *first of all* always go with *second of all*?

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Conditional in the past -- "If Vietnam *would* fall..."

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4 answers
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"This book *reads* very well."

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3 answers
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Why is 'enjoy to [verb]' incorrect?

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6 answers
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Meaning of "to will a parking spot"

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"I'm a large." (Seinfeld)

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Is the article "a" justified in "they are wearing a cape"

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"I had not noticed." but "I did not know."

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If we remove 'the' in "Gone with the Wind"

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'maybe not us' or 'maybe not we'

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1 answer
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"their having a mind"

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2 answers
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What does it mean "I've been meaning to phone Jane"?

8 votes
1 answer
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"It has been on the news" vs. "it was on the news"

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"It works" vs "It is working"

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51k views

"See somebody do" and "see somebody doing"

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Can I say "attention hooker"?

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3 answers
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"could not [verb]" might strictly imply that attempts were made

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"Not to put too fine a point on it"

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Explanation of "did was [verb]" structure

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Question sentences involving negation

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"If you were to do" compared to "If you did"

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276 views

"No chance of finding him sober now; he will have been drinking all day."

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He mustn't / couldn't have been hungry

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"It's time something was / were done about the problem."

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"is said to" causes ambiguity

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1k views

Does `remembered to do` imply doing it

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66k views

to afford *doing* something

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Auxilliary "do" with the subject in questions

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Meaning of "to betray your age"

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1 answer
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Can I omit "the" in this sentence?

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