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Is it correct to say "These terms are less using in nowadays"?
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For starters, it is nowadays, not in nowadays. Then, you used the correct form of the verb use in your first sentence (two of them are used nowadays) so why change it in the other sentence? Finally,...

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Is Let us = Let's?
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Yes, let's is indeed simply a contraction of let us, and that means that whenever you can use let's, you can use let us. But that is not the whole story! The expression let's (or let us when used in ...

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to the left of self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders
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Traditionally, the political playing field is divided in a left and a right side. What each side means changes over time and between countries, but in general, right is conservative, left is ...

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percentage for... vs percentage of
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It depends entirely on what you want to say. Percentage of is used to indicate a part of a group: 20% of students have blue eyes. This means that in the group of all students, 20% have blue eyes. ...

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What do you call this kind of shoes
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The answer is flip-flops, have a look at this Google image search as a source. The general name for these kind of slip-in shoes, that you slip your foot in and out, is slipper. See this Google image ...

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What does "back up to the top" and "fit past" mean in this sentence?
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She starts at the top of the stairs. He starts at the bottom. At some point, they meet. Supposedly, he, she, or both are too big, so she cannot continue on her way down. She didn't fit next to him ...

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Difficulty in application of "could have been" and "would have been"
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They are both correct, but they do not mean the same thing. Jack would have been there... If everything would have gone according to plan, Jack would indeed have been there. But something that ...

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"In such a people" — meaning?
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what is meant by in such a people? It means about a population that fits the description that was earlier give. I did a lot of substitutions there, because you fail to tell us what you doe not ...

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A question about how native speakers learn prepositions
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The very short answer: they do it just the same way that you learned all that difficult grammar in your own mother tongue. Slightly longer: How does anyone learn their native language? Well, ...

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Should I hyphenate "Thank You"
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Ah, I presume you mean you looked up thank-you, which is an existing noun but not the same thing at all as the common idiom thank you. Merriam-Webster tells us: Full Definition of THANK-YOU : a ...

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Are longer sentences supposed to be harder to read?
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I think the mere length of a sentence is only a small part of what determines how readily it's understood. Vocabulary, syntax, and, most important, contemporary grammaticality are also important. ...

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Passive structure
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because I think it can't sink by itself When you think that, it's always a good idea to check a dictionary. Merriam-Webster tells us this about sink: intransitive verb 1 a : to go to the ...

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Why is "he seems doesn't need the money" wrong?
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In general, every verb needs a subject. In your sentence, the only subject is he, and that subject already has a verb: seems. You can not just add extra verbs to the sentence without extra subjects. ...

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In “arrange it that…”, what does pronoun “it” refer to?
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The whole text is not a good example of well-written English... But to answer your question, it refers to that somebody that lives among them [...] come and perform for them. Let's arrange [that ...

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"I bought this shirt offline." Is this correct usage of the word 'offline'?
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Online originally meant connected to a network, usually the internet. However, also in a company network, both clients and servers may be online. Offline, as its opposite, meant not connected to a ...

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Convert 'is based' to active voice
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First and foremost, Strunk&White's "rule" that passive constructions should be avoided is not a rule. It is a general style advice, and actually its validity is very debatable to say the least. ...

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Want to understand "the Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a daughter" further
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Although in everyday speech, we have little problem with saying that a woman delivered a baby, in (very) formal contexts, and (very) formal and traditional environments, things are different. Now, ...

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Hitler’s just feels worse
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At first, the most likely candidates are crimes (to draw an analogy between Stalin's crimes and Hitler's crimes) or purges and starvations (for the same reason). However, the singular verb (feels) ...

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When not to use existential 'there'?
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Context is, once again, the important factor! It's important to distinguish between the existential there, and the simple adverbial use (Where is the ball? The ball is there.) Let's have a look at ...

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what does "too" in such circumstances mean?
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If the dictionary's assessment that too simply emphasizes the statement, you could interpret it in the following way. Keep in mind that the end result is the same: too simply emphasizes the preceding ...

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during her slot
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I assume they have a different guest judge every show — otherwise guest would be a strange description. A (time) slot is an allocated period of time in which one can do something. So her slot as ...

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a guard of honor march to -- is "march" a verb?
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A guard of honour, according to yourdictionary, is: A group of people (especially military), arranged in one or more rows, at a ceremony to honour, or a visit by, an important person. It is not ...

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Does this sentence miss a "to" after "assign"
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Adding to actually changes the meaning of the sentence! Apps are assigned a security type. Means that a security type is assigned to each app. So Apps are assigned to a security type. Means ...

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What does 'xxx is a dog` mean?
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Dog can have several slang meanings. In this case, it refers to another piece of slang, that is deemed to be quite offensive. If something is really hard, really difficult or a pain in the backside, ...

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cheating student VS. student cheating
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We found some students cheating. What we found was students [in the act of] cheating. We simply describe an action they we observed by a subject at the time that we found them, it does not mean we ...

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Use of 'supposed to' with was
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I was supposed to meet you at 9. Is absolutely grammatical. I would assume the teacher indicated some specific circumstances about when to use the present or the past, and maybe for the exercise at ...

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something is five times the size of something else - can only mean bigger and never smaller?
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(The size of) A is five times (the size of) B. In this case, A is indeed always bigger than B. You can read the "five times" as follows: The size of A is the size of B, plus the size of B, plus ...

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In these sentences, where is the 'noun'?
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Popular and beautiful are functioning as nouns here. It is quite common to use adjectives as nouns. Youtube: Only the good die young imdb: The good, the bad and the ugly Merriam-Webster has an ...

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"The types of vacations" vs " types of vacations"
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The(1) types of vacations that people take nowadays are very different from vacations(2) taken in years gone by. (1) The specific types of vacations that I am going to talk about, not types in ...

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"Has me and the wife in fits every time."
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If you read the rest of the comments, you will see that most people actually attack the guy that said it was wrong. The best comment that summarizes it all is that there are three mistakes, two of ...

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