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Which pronoun to use to denote for some people themselves?
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The correct word is 'your', referring to the childhoods of the people being spoken to, although in this case it is essentially functioning as an adjective.

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Ambiguity with feel and seem
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The man feels bad Would always be interpreted as the man himself having a negative emotion or feeling, rather than the speaker thinking that the man is a bad person. This sentence is completely ...

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"I always thought it'd be my ex-wife did that."
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While technically ungrammatical, it's not very unusual to hear in some dialects or parts of the country, in Britain at least. However it is definitely not correct speech, and you certainly wouldn't ...

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What does "tuck" mean in football(soccer)?
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This is referring to the expression 'to tuck away' which in football means to score a goal. So 'tucking the second past Scott Carson' means he scored a goal by kicking the ball past Scott Carson. ...

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While ing vs with ing vs in ing vs ing
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In this case, 'driving' is the state the driver is in, as such the correct word is 'while'. 'with' and 'in' are incorrect because they both expect a noun. Not using any word at all is incorrect ...

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What's the difference between the two?
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Both are fine, but there's a different emphasis. Did that storm wake you up last night? This emphasises the storm - it's specifically asking whether the storm did something (in this case, wake you ...

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"There will call upon you to-night" British late 19th or early 20th expression?
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The Sherlock Holmes stories were published between 1887 and 1927, and are mostly set between 1880 and 1914. So we can ascertain that this was definitely common parlance at that time, and also ...

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Should I use "definitely" at the beginning of a sentence?
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The first is only correct if someone has already mentioned something similar that you agree with, something like this: A: If we keep going on like this it won't be anywhere near good enough. B:...

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How to ask about a duration of a flight
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For your first question, the correct question is 'How long' not 'How far' since you are asking about time not distance. For your second question, 'who' is used for the subject and 'whom' is used for ...

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How to answer a negative question?
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Did you go to the store? is a standard enquiry, so of course "yes" and "no" have their usual meanings. Did you not go to the store? is asking for the same information, the difference is that ...

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use of articles
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The horse of India usually runs faster The Indian horse usually runs faster Usually these would indicate the single horse owned by India, however in your case it does mean all horses from India. ...

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Has or have usage with this particular sentence
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any Canadian publishers is a plural noun, so you should use the plural verb have. However the 'of' is incorrect - the sentence should read If any Canadian publishers already have the rights for ...

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