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Possession or adjective: "Google's products" vs. "Google products"
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Just to respond to the question and address the edits made to it: the people who commented are correct, that you can use either way. See the links they gave for an answer to the question you directly ...

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What does "tripwire" mean as a verb?
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I'm a native speaker, and I had to read that sentence a few times. It's a figurative use of that phrase, really just in line with what you found about physical traps. I wouldn't say it's common, but ...

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How do I say “(preposition) (interrogative pronoun)?” in a full sentence?
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Michael's answer is good, but I'll submit this anyway in case the examples/details are useful. I don't know if there are useful, precise, rules on all/any of these things, but I'll give some ...

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Why are both “when” and “once” used in “... when it was once broken”?
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To add a potentially interesting point - a perusal of google books seems to show that 'once' appears to have gained its meaning of 'after' or 'as soon as' only relatively recently, e.g.: He left ...

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Meaning of "altogether"
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It does mean completely - though I'd say it's a little more emphatic. They can be used somewhat interchangeably without causing misunderstanding, but usually I think of "independent from" to be ...

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Is it correct to say: the federal government [of Canada] introduced an Act? Looking for correct terminology to fit my sentence
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There's a lot in this, because not only does it include idioms that differ between the many places English is spoken, but the governmental processes in those places are also different, as well as the ...

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a bus vs. buses (singular or pluarl)
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Generally, [a.] would mean you took one bus, multiple times, and in a different context would be valid. like: Twice last week, I ate a sandwich. Tells me that there were 2 times last week that you ...

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across or around
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It won't change much, but there are a few context-dependent meanings. I'm taking the bus around the city Would tell me that you're going to get on a bus, and stop at a number of places. Maybe ...

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Is "profit" a special case?
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This is one of those things where I think "Oh, we do that because...." and I can't think of a good reason why. Lambie's answer is good, so I'll just add a few things: You can use the possessive "...

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Can every conjunction and conjunctive adverb be used in participial constructions?
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I don't know if there are conjunctions that can never precede a participial phrase, but certainly many conjunctions won't work with many phrases. I'd say most such phrases can only be used with one of ...

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before with past tense
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Native AmE speaker - It would not be wrong to say Would their children chalk it in doorways before they know its meaning as a trademark? But it is slightly different than saying Would their ...

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