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30 votes
10 answers
10k views

What's wrong with "Most people in the country would like to own their house some day."?

19 votes
2 answers
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Difference between "if + present, will + infinitive" and "if + present, would + infinitive"

8 votes
2 answers
3k views

Why is "his driving the car" wrong?

5 votes
1 answer
8k views

The difference between "They said that they would" and "They said that they will"

4 votes
4 answers
213 views

her experience growing up in Canada

3 votes
2 answers
3k views

usage of "including as"

3 votes
3 answers
2k views

Is "There's a parcel come for you" grammatical?

3 votes
3 answers
1k views

What is the rule of tense backshifting in a subordinate clause following a past form modal verb?

3 votes
2 answers
168 views

Is there any difference in meaning between a that-clause and a to-infinitive-clause?

3 votes
2 answers
93 views

to-infinitival clause expressing a manner

2 votes
1 answer
449 views

What does the sentence "The collective noun is a terror of tyrannosaurs" mean?

2 votes
2 answers
234 views

Is "What Do You Care What Other People Think?" grammatical?

2 votes
2 answers
960 views

What is the meaning of the answer "I suppose so." to the question "You won't be here tomorrow?"?

2 votes
0 answers
57 views

Why is "They had started dating when they were at school" gramatical?

2 votes
2 answers
242 views

What is the meaning of "that" in this sentence? [closed]

2 votes
1 answer
621 views

What is the meaning of "you would think that someone had beat me to it”?

2 votes
1 answer
619 views

meaning of "That old Artaxerxes evening had never done ringing in my fancy"

2 votes
2 answers
49 views

Do I suspect he is regretful now, or I guess he will be regretful in the future in saying "He may regret having quit his job"?

2 votes
1 answer
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He was telling a lie. Did he tell many lies?

2 votes
2 answers
7k views

What is the difference between "education program" and "educational program"?

2 votes
3 answers
2k views

Why does "if it weren't for XXX" mean "if XXX didn't exist"?

2 votes
1 answer
103 views

What's wrong with "university students would have to choose study over work, especially if they are undertaking a degree in theoretical subjects."?

2 votes
2 answers
2k views

Is it grammatical to say "If John was there, he would have seen the accident"?

1 vote
1 answer
70 views

Doesn't "What I have personally found that really relaxes me" violate that-trace effect?

1 vote
1 answer
84 views

Should "Foods that spoiled" in "Foods that spoiled could not be shipped far" be replaced by "Foods that spoil"?

1 vote
1 answer
7k views

How can I choose between "-se" and "-ce" for the spelling of the word ending pronounced /s/

1 vote
1 answer
71 views

Is this use of the past perfect continuous right?

1 vote
0 answers
202 views

It was advised that ____ inside until the storm passed our area [duplicate]

1 vote
2 answers
2k views

"the distinction of ..." or "the distinction that..."

1 vote
5 answers
384 views

Does "Soon people all over America were using Franklin stoves" work in a past-tense context?