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When do you use the plural of “medicine”?

Or in other words, I am asking: How do you "count" medicine? Is the word "medicine" like "gas" where a collection of gas is still called gas: The air was filled with nitrogen gas. Instead of: ...
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Donald Trump Grammar

What's wrong with the following sentence? “there's nobody bigger or better at the military than I am
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What is the difference between “I have been looking for you” and “I have looked for you”?

I am facing an unfortunate complication while studying the present perfect and present perfect continuous tenses. I can't understand the difference between some of their parts. What is the difference ...
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Be it… or grammar

Can anyone please describe the use of "be it or " grammar, I have checked internet but couldn't find anything that me help. with regards
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What does the phrase “in order to” function as?

I was wondering what function the phrase "in order to" has. I have thought for quite a while that it was used a a conjunction. However, I have recently seen sentences that use this phrase in other ...
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How to say this properly?

"The tree is what I am looking at." No not formal enough. "The tree is at what I am looking." Formal but sounds misleading. I know I can easily say it like " I am looking at the tree." But just want ...
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How to improve grammar ? [on hold]

I want to improve my English grammar, including every little information like where to use exclamation, where to or not to use semi-colon etc.
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“It was the Americas that Spaniards brought horses to.” is grammatically correct?

Could you teach me about if the next sentence is grammatically correct... ? Please.... It is very important and urgent.. "It was the Americas that Spaniards brought horses to." is grammatically ...
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Which way is correct?

With Senator Baker the only one to gainsay it, the bill passed overwhelmingly. OR the bill was passed overwhelmingly. Thank you!
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Will this sentence make any sense to readers? Grammar question

We sat on the ground in the alley i remember, talking about anything. OR? I remember we sat on the ground in the alley talking about anything. Is the first one grammatically correct?
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it's important that he… — it's important for him to

I'm always struggling with these structures: 1) It's important/vital/essential that + subject + (should +) verb It's vital that you (should) do exactly as I say. It's important that they ...
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Cannot understand sentence in preface to “Old Indian Legends” by Zitkala-Ša

I'm reading the preface to Old Indian Legends by Zitkala-Ša, originally published in 1901. My mother tongue is not English, and I am having some trouble understanding - in detail - what she actually ...
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Why are “and/or” constructions in English not considered grammatically correct?

Why are "and/or" constructions in English not considered grammatically correct? Consider, for example, the following sentences: "Multi-organ failure can be attributed to confusion, fatigue, and/or ...
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“That heresies should arise, we have the prophesie of Christ…”

That heresies should arise, we have the prophesie of Christ; but that old ones should be abolished, we hold no prediction. This is a quote from Religio Medici (1643) by Thomas Browne. It's quoted ...
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Grammatically, can you have a 'bit' of liquid? [duplicate]

Example: There is a bit of wine left in the glass.
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in years that vs. in years when

The policy provides a “floor” that can protect you from market-related losses in years that / when the indexes perform poorly. THAT or WHEN? I say it's not a specific period of time. It's an ...
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Should I use “the” before “…same… ” in this sentence?

Which one of these sentences is correct? Different instances of a class have different values for the instance variables of the class, but the values of the static variables are same for every ...
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“when it's snowing and when it isn't” vs “when it's snowing and when it isn't snowing”

Are either of the following sentences grammatically incorrect? Assuming they are both correct, is one preferred over the other? If so, in what situations is each preferred? I eat puppies when it's ...
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Although >>> In spite of + Subject + present participle [on hold]

Which is correct, 1 or 2? Although I take the prescribed medicine, my health has never improved. In spite of I taking the prescribed medicine, my health has never improved. In spite of ...
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Using to + gerund and to + invinitive [duplicate]

"I go to school" Because 'to' is a preposition then is it correct to write "I go to watching the movie"? If not, please explain why. Thank you.
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is it grammatically correct to say “oh,If only I weren't tired ” [on hold]

I read this "If only I weren't tired " on an English Dictionary, is it grammatically correct, if yes what kind of grammar is that.And can we say instead of "If only I weren't tired " "if only I ...
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A frequent point of confusion is an or a correct? [on hold]

Is this sentence correct grammar - He would add an unique voice to our group.
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How to find the base of a converted word? [on hold]

Say I have the base 'sport' (noun) and convert it into 'to sport' (verb). Are there any linguistic rules or methods to be applied when determining the base of a word? Comment: by base I mean the ...
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Usage of thanks to other [duplicate]

Once I want to show my expression to thank, can we use only one word "Thank" instead of "Thanks"?
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Would have find or found [on hold]

A friend is looking for an apartment in a certain time in the future and she doubt if the owner would agree to renew her contract. So what do I say? Do I say "by the end of the contract you would have ...
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Which one is more correct? [duplicate]

(1) "My teacher gave me an A today. One of many reasons WHICH make my heart grow fonder of school everyday" Or (2)"My teacher gave me an A today. One of many reasons THAT make my heart grow fonder of ...
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Can anyone point out where my grammar was wrong? [on hold]

"We have a red balloon problem. These objects that fall under this category are silly. No children loves them which means they have no value whatsoever or hope to do anything. We should get rid of ...
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just none that live nearby

I have just come across this sentence, which sounds a little strange to me. I do have friends, just none that live nearby. I would have said "just none (of them) live nearby." Is it possible to add ...
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How to say a case of “multiple of multiples” correctly?

In programming I often step into cases where names of variables have to indicate a group of groups. How do I properly formulate them in terms of multiplicity word endings? Examples (concrete ...
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Is this gramatically correct? (with options) [on hold]

Context: Class mate gave me a gift "A gift from my classmate. It is moments/things like these/this which make my heart grow fonder of XYZ school every day" I'm wondering if I should use moments ...
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Why Is There Air China not China Air? [on hold]

Want to know why there is Air China instead of China Air.
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“People who” or “people that” [on hold]

I am doing homework and I got confused about this phrase when I was writing. I am not a native English speaker. (...) and the only way to do this was taking control of everything and being ...
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Burn a hole in the road?

my question is: In Marry The Night's lyrics, Lady Gaga sings "I'm gonna burn a hole in the road". Why is that? I've heard the expression "on the road" but not "in the road". I don't speak English ...
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Can we use “I can put you down..” when enlisting someone for an appointment?

For example, "I can put you down on a weekend tour." As far as i know, when you use the phrase "Put you down" it's more of embarrassing someone or it could also mean that you want to kill that ...
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SAT grammar question [on hold]

Because each cell phone carrier in the United States offers a different selection of technologies and services, so it is important to consider your needs when you make a choice. I thought this ...
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Question without auxiliary verb [duplicate]

Consider the conversation below. Is the last question correct? A: What did you think about it? B: I thought it was terrible. A: You thought it was terrible? It sounds a bit strange without ...
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What part of speech is “another” in this sentence? [on hold]

What part of speech is "another" in the following sentence? In the early part of the modern English period the vocabulary was enlarged by the widespread use of one part of speech for another and ...
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is this sentence correct? the company are going to send me there next week [duplicate]

i would like to reply to your letter, which arrived two days ago, before leaving for Rome i was told yesterday that the company are going to send me there
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What grammar is used in A:“I am happy for you. B:”Are you?" [on hold]

I have found some sentences from an English book, for which I can't find any grammar. Example 1: A says: I am very happy for you. B says: Are you (or you are)? Example 2: A says: ...
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grammar query-when to use future tense?

Can anyone please explain why d is the right answer for the first question , c for second and c for the third?why its not c for first and d for second and b for third? I know twenty people ...
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“Feed on” or “feed with”?

Is it correct to say, for example: "She fed him on lamb" as well as "She fed him with lamb"? Omitting the preposition and simply leaving the sentence as "She fed him lamb" sounds more acceptable to ...
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Completion is set all about [closed]

Is it correct English to say "Course Completion is set all about".Here the context is an intended course is about to end and thus students passing out will be getting a farewell.
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Take me away where my day has tranquil feeling thinking about you [closed]

Help me with corrections if required
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present simple or continuous?

I've just encountered such a sentence: "Trucks come and take Jews and at the same time gunshots are fired on Zgody Square." Is it all right to write such a succession in present simple though it is ...
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Defining intransitive verbs

As intransitive verbs, I mean not phrasal verbs used transitively and transitive verbs with to infinitive For example : I attempt to climb the tree Is it correct to surmise that intransitive ...
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To do no wrong To do no harm [migrated]

Hi I've just heard very interesting sentence on popular TV channel. It said sth like that : "Hitler is not that kind of man. He does no wrong" I know what could that mean, He does not make mistakes ...
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'Nonprobabilistic Sampling' versus 'Nonprobability Sampling'

I'm writing a research paper, and I need to translate it to English. I hired a translator and I'm not sure that the following sentence has the right structure: Interventions: It was performed ...
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The past tense of 'input' [duplicate]

What is the past tense of the word 'input'? It doesn't sound right to me in this sentence but I am not really sure what should be used. They inputted the password in the database yesterday. What ...
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apostrophe or not?

I'm writing a cover letter and I need to know if I should say: I would like to be part of the Publix family vs Publix's family. Please help!!
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As will be discussed later in this comment

As will be discussed in more detail in the next section, all exchange rate regimes offer benefits as well as costs. As common as this structure is, I am having some trouble to figure out its syntax. ...