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How do I rephrase this?

As a result of seeing these sad situations, I have volunteered in clubs I want to say that due to the sad sightings that I've seen before, I am now volunteering in various clubs.
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English grammar [on hold]

Hey guys I am new to this and was referred to this holy grail of a website by my elder brother who recommended it to me as a life tool and I can see why now. Back to the topic. For some very long ...
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overlapping two incidents in the future [on hold]

My English class has been scheduled on Friday December 5, and it will be overlapped with my vacation day. is it correct
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Is it grammatically okay to say “ in a similar way as (subject + verb)”?

Is it grammatically okay to say " in a similar way as (subject + verb)"? For example, "A behaves in a similar way as B does". Or should I choose another expression for this meaning to be ...
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What function does the clause exert in this sentence

I was surprised that he can fulfill his obligation. What confused me is the clause, being nominal, unable to modify neither "surprised" nor main clause in this sentence
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usage of “and” in listing items, especially in cases where it is repeated

Please see the statement below: Hyphenate all compound numbers between twenty-one and ninety-nine, and fractions less than one. In the above case, the first "and" is past of the first item in the ...
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which is correct? grammatically and in present form

She becomes popular in Canada. or She become popular in Canada?
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Would you mind opening the door? [on hold]

when somebody asks you " Would you mind opening the door?" what would your answer be?
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Economics - plural or singular

"The economics of the matter mean that your proposal is not feasible." or "The economics of the matter means that your proposal is not feasible."
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Noun or adjective required [on hold]

What would be correct? I am standing at 100 feet high, or I am standing at 100 feet height. Thank you!
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Never Having happened vs never happened

What is the difference between "Never having happened" and "Never happened" Please elaborate on this. Thanks
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What is the name of the base form of and adjective?

Adjectives are found in different forms, among which comparative and superlative. However, is there a term to describe adjectives' "base form" (is "base form" the right term to coin them)? Example: ...
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“If there is some uncertainty, please let me know” is correct? [on hold]

"If there is some uncertainty, please let me know" is correct ?
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Need help identifying subject in sentence with a conjunction

Currently, I am involved in a disagreement as to interpreting the grammatical meaning of the following sentence: “Restores 10% of Att as HP in battle.” Given that “Att” and “HP” are nouns (with ...
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Use of “although” without a contrasting statement

In IAS 37 Clause 37 states: Although a constructive obligation is not created solely by a management decision, an obligation may result from other earlier events together with such a decision. ...
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Into vs In to, which do I use in this sentence?

I'm writing an op-ed with this sentence: "It was initially – in my mind – a list of people you could ask about whoever it is you’re looking into." According to my understanding of this link ...
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Neither do I vs I don't either [duplicate]

I have read in several sources that in agreement with a negative statement one can use either, for instance: I am not a child, and my cousin isn't either. At the same time, there is the word ...
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Can someone please correct the below lines of mine and explain me where and why I am wrong. [on hold]

An author of a work that has been published in Australia will automatically receive copyright protection in countries that are signatories to the Berne Convention. Likewise, an author of a work that ...
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Discussing a dead person: Present or past tense: His name is or was john? He is or was my cousin? [on hold]

If a person is dead, is it correct to say: "His name is John," or "His name was John?" Also can I say, "He is my cousin?" Should I say, "He was my cousin?"
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“She suggested me to go shopping.” [duplicate]

I wrote "She suggested me to go shopping." Why is it wrong? Can we say one of the following sentences? She suggested going shopping. She suggested that we to go shopping. How would you correct my ...
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(somebody) demonstrated improved results

I'm wondering if the following sentence is correct: In his PhD defense, he demonstrated (his) improved results. Also, should we use the determiner "his" here? What I am trying to convey is that he ...
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have lived vs have been living [duplicate]

Present Prefect- "I have lived in this town for 12 years." Present Perfect Continuous- "I have been living in this town for 12 years." In the context that I have been living in this town for 12 ...
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Weird Use of 'Same' [duplicate]

A few times I've seen written the word same used like some sort of mass noun, to refer to something aforementioned. As a simple example: The box contains a gun. The use of same for shooting people ...
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Is it required to use “that” here?

First sentence: I contribute to projects I love. Second sentence: I contribute to projects that I love. I used to use the first one, but I am not sure if it is right or wrong when omitting ...
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What's the use of Grammar? [migrated]

There's a question that bothered me for a long time when I am learning another language. English is not my first language, so when I was being taught, they told me all these grammars like like the ...
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ELL question. Errors in sentence [on hold]

What is the error in the sentence, looking for an explanation. Me like popcorn
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to omit “that” or not to omit “that”

We often omit "that" in direct object noun clauses. For example: I hope you have a good weekend. or I hope the meeting goes well. It may sound a bit stilted to include "that" in those ...
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A turned on or off car?

Will these expressions sound natural (to native English speakers)? Any better way to say: 1 - A turned on car 2 - A turned off car 3 - An idling car 4 - An idled car 5 - The car is turned off 6 ...
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There is an advantage in/of doing [something]

I know that they usually say "there is an advantage in/to doing [something]" - at least, it's stated in my grammar book. But I am wondering whether it's possible to use the preposition "of" in this ...
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Is it clear what “it” is referring to in the following sentence?

It'd been so long since I last saw his smile it came like a sun. I'm not sure whether it's clear what the bolded it is referring to. If so, can I write it like that? Is it grammatical?
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Can “I be” ever be considered correct?

I was just looking at the verb to be (here) and I saw the subjunctive form "I be". Other than pirates saying "I be looking for treasure" I couldn't think of a single usage of "I be". Not knowing what ...
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In what order should you say people's names?

I know that when you include someone, you say their name first. For example: "John and I went to the beach" How do you order the names when there are more than one additional people? For example: ...
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Question about addressing someone as president [duplicate]

Do you still call someone president even if they are retired? What about if they were impeached? What about in Richard Nixon's situation where he abdicated to avoid impeachment. Do you still call them ...
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“if and as” - Does it mean what I think it means and is it even grammatically sound?

Very infrequently, I'll use the fragment "if and as" in a sentence. For instance: Having it be double fudge chocolate cake in both cases comes off as needless frippery if and as the recipe is ...
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Grammar “Is” or “Are”

Which sentence construction is correct? "Hiking, and outdoor activity in general, is overrated." OR "Hiking, and outdoor activity in general, are overrated."
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How to say that the two dates in two different calendars coincide?

How to say that the two dates in two different calendars coincide? Like, The 24th of Shawwal coincides with 12th of October. Shawwal: The tenth month of the year in the Islamic calendar.
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The difference between 'gonna have to' and 'will have to'

Can anyone explain the difference between 'will have to' and 'gonna have to', please? I'm not native speaker and these statements seem exactly the same to me.
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If the rule states an infinitive follows the verb “want”, why is “I don't want you worrying” correct?

Why is the sentence "I don't want you worrying about the oral interview" correct? Is the syntax want+gerund correct? Shouldn't it be I don't want you to worry about the oral interview (?) ...
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I care not (for these things) vs. I don't care

Is the expression "I care not" grammatically correct? Do I care not and I don't care have the same meaning?
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Using a subjunctive form correctly

What are the differences between these sentences? 1) If I won the lottery, I would buy a house. 2) If I win a lottery, I will buy a house. 3) If I were to win a lottery, I would buy a ...
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Which sentence is right? [duplicate]

If I want to know who he is, how can I ask? 1.Do anybody know who he is? 2.Do anyone know who he is? Do these two sentences have mistakes? or how can I modify it to make it better? if not, which is ...
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Past Subjunctive vs Future Subjunctive form

What is the difference among the three sentences: If i were to play, i would win the match. (Depicts future tense) If i were to play, i would have won the match. (Depicts past tense) If i were ...
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Is “Helper Verb” Old School?

My dilemma is that most of my grammar knowledge goes back a half century, and I want to give current and up to date advice to new English language learners. The opening sentence of this post shows an ...
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rise in prices such <as> occurred [relative pronoun?] [on hold]

I have come across the following sentence : There is a general rise in prices such as occurred in the late 60's. I would like to know whether the word 'as' is functioned as a conjunction or pronoun. ...
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For the first time - the first time

I would like to know the difference between "For the first time - the first time". It seems to me that sometimes they are interchangeable but at other times they are not. For example: (not ...
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Why is it “Thank you! You’re subscribed,” not “You subscribed,” or “You’ve subscribed”?

I received e-mail from New York Times that reads; What We’re Reading: Get recommendations from New York Times reporters and editors, highlighting great stories from around the web. “What We’re ...
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Possessive-S/apostrophe in a list, including the first and second person

When adding possessive-S/apostrophe to a list, the rule is only the last person has the apostrophe if the item is shared, or everyone has one if they have the items each, e.g. John and Mary's houses ...
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finish, is finished, have finished

Could you help me about this question? I am confused about how to use "finish" with "when". For example: When your class is finished, could you wait for me at the bank? When your class ...
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Is there such a thing as American English Vs British English when it comes to grammar [closed]

Is there really a difference between American English and British English when it comes to grammar/syntax. I thought the difference only existed in pronunciation of words and preference of certain ...
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We may never know why we were born, and why certain people come into our life - lives

Is lives correct? I want to use life. We may never know why we were born, and why certain people come into our life - lives.