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13 votes
2 answers
7k views

Some of you will have met me before vs Some of you met me before

6 votes
4 answers
2k views

Have a good command of something – is "command" countable or uncountable?

5 votes
2 answers
12k views

Can "short of" be used with a specific amount (cash)?

5 votes
1 answer
793 views

What does "closely written sheet" (or page) means?

5 votes
3 answers
1k views

What does "eternal skill" mean?

4 votes
3 answers
593 views

"Would have" in texts describing history

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2 answers
3k views

General past possibility with 'could'

3 votes
1 answer
5k views

on (the) Monday after next, article meaning?

3 votes
1 answer
13k views

Short on/of - really interchangeable?

3 votes
3 answers
491 views

Can "unless" be used in unreal past (with would have)?

3 votes
3 answers
5k views

It isn’t raining - I wish it would rain. Why not "I wish it was raining"?

3 votes
1 answer
161 views

Can "stile" mean another thing than steps over a fence?

2 votes
2 answers
114 views

Meaning of "look to it that.."?

2 votes
2 answers
32 views

"Of the mutinous forces that lie so thinly screened behind life.." - what does "screen" mean here?

2 votes
1 answer
121 views

Can I use "over to John" when I want to say "now it is John's turn to speak"?

2 votes
3 answers
1k views

"It got me confused" - incorrect, then why "she got him confused by.." is correct?

2 votes
1 answer
408 views

Participle clauses with state verbs

2 votes
3 answers
3k views

If both gold and golden refer to "made of gold", how do I choose?

2 votes
1 answer
138 views

If golden describes something that has the appearance of gold, why "golden paper" sounds odd? [duplicate]

2 votes
2 answers
484 views

I did not/had not have a steak until the age of 20 - what tense and why?

2 votes
3 answers
292 views

A (Director's name) movie - why not possessive?

2 votes
2 answers
369 views

if Quick means "moving fast", why Car is quick does not work? [closed]

2 votes
3 answers
11k views

Can "project is lead by" be ever correct?

2 votes
3 answers
1k views

Can I be "a few players short"?

2 votes
1 answer
64 views

Using the definite article with "most" in an example

2 votes
1 answer
222 views

..eating a pig's head..why not "pig head"?

2 votes
1 answer
78 views

Progressive form of "have" indicating possession

2 votes
3 answers
1k views

I could buy it yesterday, wrong?

2 votes
2 answers
748 views

"All the water" VS "All water"

2 votes
2 answers
80 views

It was a place of palms and sand and cuffs - is "cuffs" a typo?

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