GEdgar
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What does "walking to do" mean?
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"To do" means they will be walking in the future. "Done" means they were walking in the past.

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Can't understand an English ellipsis
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The Gazette, no: it is not too late to get an ad into tomorrow's Gazette. The Times, maybe: it is maybe too late to get an ad into tomorrow's Times. Saying "it is not too late" means it can ...

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The technical name of the opening theme that played at the start of a film
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Names of actors (and others) displayed on the screen may be called titles. Music played with them may be called title music. Titles the beginning are opening titles. Music played with them would be ...

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What word to use as adjective to describe a tracksuit worn with its front-chain open
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Is this what you mean? Found by Google search "unzipped tracksuit".

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Is this sentence correct?: "I can leave a little irresponsible image on the people's who assign the job, mind."
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"...on the people's who assign the job mind" no good. Maybe: "...on the minds of the people who assign the job"

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What is the difference between “late” and “lateness"?
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"late" is an adjective, "lateness" is a noun. It is like the difference between "wise" and "wisdom". The difference between "joy" and "joyful&...

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Go back home vs come back home
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From the point of view of a person at your home, you are "coming home". From the point of view of a person at your office, you are "going home". What about your own point of view ...

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Which tense of main verb follows "could" and "would"?
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These can could shall should will would may might must are followed by the infintive form of the verb. The book can be read. "be" is the infinitive form, we do not say "is" or "are" or "was" or "...

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Is there way to use `respected` in passive voice with object pronoun
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For non-experts in English: You will get into less trouble if you put the subject of the sentence first. These are clumsy: Deeply respected by me, Henry and Jack are well known, they came there to ...

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"How are they different?" vs "How different are they?"
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How are they different? One is red and one is blue. One is a square and the other is a triangle. To answer this question, you explain the differences. A counterpart question might be: "... and ...

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Should I use a/an or not in these sentences
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For all the them, choice of a or an depends on the pronunciation, not the spelling. The last one Canula oil is (a/an) RBD oil You say "Canula oil is an RBD oil" if you pronounce it "ar bee dee". ...

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“victim to” and “victim of”
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Perhaps consult a dictionary? Lexico shows "fall victim to" as a standardized phrase. Probably that (and variants) are the only time we use "to" with "victim".

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"I know it seems very simple- and it is."- what does "and it is" mean?
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"It is" means "It is very simple".

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"No" verses "not a"
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In your example, they are the same. But the "no" is more general. I have no water (OK) ... I have not a water (bad) I have no bananas (OK) .... I have not a banana (perhaps) ... I have not a single ...

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Is “didn’t be” an acceptable usage?
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Most verbs in English form the negative in a strange way: You jumped -> you didn't jump You saw -> you didn't see using the infinitive form ("jump", "see") and an auxiliary verb ("do", for ...

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Adding 's' after Number of a Year
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Not grammatical: My mother was born in the 1950. The first one: My mother was born in the 1950s. means my mother was born between January 1, 1950 and December 31, 1959 The last one: My ...

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What is the difference between 'comprise' and 'comprise of'?
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You will see comprise used in two opposite senses. The committee comprises five men and a woman. Five men and a woman comprise the committee. I think it is too late to declare one of them incorrect.

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Can we say "She has a black car. She goes to school by the car?"
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You are correct, "She goes to school by the car" does not mean "She goes to school by car". So we might have to become fanciful to think of what it might mean. Maybe the school building is near the ...

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