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Show we care or show that we care

The title says it all really... This is one of those value statement things. 'Show we care' is the proposal. It just sounds like lazy English to my ear, I want to say 'Show that we care' Ignoring the ...
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Is “Sent to say” proper?

Is it incorrect grammar to say that someone "sent to say" something? As in "Joe sent to say that he would love to join you all for the pic nic". I know that I don't have the greatest grammar skills in ...
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Should I use “is needed” or “is in need”?

I am writing my master's thesis now, and I got a small question on the two terms in the title. You probably noticed, my English sucks... I have a sentence like: "this model is needed", but I want to ...
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From the 4th to the 8th of June - [date ranges]

In a business letter, what's the correct or more frequent way to write date ranges? from the 4th to the 8th of June 2014, we have been working on the project or from 4 to 8 June 2014, we ...
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Help me fix this! [on hold]

I always have a confusion which form to use and which is right to use. Like, We have noted your below email and we are not holding below booking any longer. We have noted your below email and are ...
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What's wrong with this?please help me! [on hold]

Could you please suggest me whether the below sentence is correct or not?I couldn't figure it out. Note – Kindly mark your future emails to the addresses that have been marked by me as well. Thanks!
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Did Lord Selden err - shouldn't **that** be **who**?

As long ago as the sixteenth century, Lord Selden observed that ...Equity is according to the conscience of him that is Chancellor, and as that is longer or narrower so is equity. ...
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'very much of' - Is the construct valid? [on hold]

What the challenge does deny, however, is that there is very much of deep importance in differentiating analogical reasoning from various other forms of decision-making according to a (legal) ...
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What is the correct usage of “the question of …”

I am currently writing my thesis, which addresses the question of how to do X. However, I am not sure whether the usage of "the question of ..." is correct. I found the following expressions while ...
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The function of “young”in these sentence

He left home young He died young Does the word "young" act as either a predicative complement or a incidental adverbial in those sentences?And how to distinguish them?
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Complacency vs complacence, stagnancy vs stagnance, etc

I could only find this blog that suggests that complacence is "is a calm satisfaction with oneself" whereas "complacency means a self-satisfaction but coupled with a lack of awareness of what is ...
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EXPANSION of IT MEANS [on hold]

IT FULL FORM AND WHAT IS MEANT BY IT? i want to it company full form what is meant by it it means a information technology or another meaning is there show me the correct answer
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Correct use of 'at all' after a verb [migrated]

I don't know how to use the expression 'at all' correctly. Please, which of the following two sentences is correct? There are people who do not believe in gender equality at all. There are people ...
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What function does this prepositional phrase have in this biblical sentence?

From Mark 7:13: Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye. Although this sentence may be incomplete, I am wondering ...
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How do I distinguish between Much and Many [on hold]

I'm in year nine, and I'm still having problems with the use of much and many. Yes, I know it sounds stupid and a question that could be searched on Google, but I don't want the NSA telling my teacher ...
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What's the difference betwen perhaps and maybe?

I would like to know how to use them are theres alike? or just two differents words that can be used in the same way?
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“I like cat” type of sentences [duplicate]

The sentences seems a bit wrong but when you replace cat with something else it sounds right: I like A (Do you like A or B?). I like apples (Do you like apples or oranges?). but... I like cat. (Do ...
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“So” as a conjunction

I'm a teacher of English as a Foreign Language, and I would like to get some information on SO as a conjunction. As far as I know, it's a coordinating conjunction, and it's part of the FANBOYS group. ...
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To be or not to be? That's a question [on hold]

"There is potential personal liability for the directors if they continue to trade in a situation where they knew or ought to have known that there was no reasonable prospect of avoiding an insolvent ...
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Do two sentences below have the same meaning?

the voltage is higher than the amplifier required the voltage is higher than it was required by amplifier
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complete and utter [on hold]

can I say you are a complete and utter genius Like saying I think you are really smart, a complete and utter genius
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awareness of or awareness for something? [on hold]

This program was initiated to increase the awareness for breast cancer. does this seem correct? or the preposition 'for' be replaced with 'of'?
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Does using “did” to form the past tense make a difference? [duplicate]

The two sentences here both indicate that, at some point in the past, I performed some work: I did work I worked What is the difference between these two sentences? Does constructing one with did ...
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has been/have been, had been and will be/shall be [on hold]

We we use has been/ have been, had been and will be/shall be I have one sentence He was with me for 2 days. He had been with me for 2 day which one is correct?
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Which is the proper way to write the following sentence: [duplicate]

Which one of these is correct/best used: I believe this has given me good knowledge of... OR I believe this has given me a good knowledge of... [the difference is the 'a' in front of good] thanks for ...
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Should there be a comma after 'and'?

This is a bit of a strange question because I know that there should never ever be a comma after 'and.' But what if there's a parenthetical statement/clause-thing right after it? Let me demonstrate. ...
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Which sentence structure is better? [on hold]

Which sentence structure is better? Completed his education at the Basic Vocational School for working people at the "ELWRO" Wroclaw Electronic Company in Warsaw in the profession of turner. ...
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The use of “except” [on hold]

Here is a sentence I saw using the word except: valid claims were granted patent to land free and clear, except for a small registration fee. What does it mean? How does the word except here ...
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How many “as”es are required in “as X as Y”? [migrated]

I used the following expression: As far I can see, I’m godlike. A colleague of mine opposed that statement, not on semantic grounds (he does know I'm godlike, although he'd never admit that), ...
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Dependent clause after pronoun

This question arose from why sentence #1 is correct and why sentence #2 is incorrect - I pity those who lost their money in gambling. I pity them who lost their money in gambling. I have ...
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use of being in a sentence

What is the grammatical reason for the following use of the word being? Thank you for willing to come : (wrong, I know) Thank you for being willing to come : (right) But what is the ...
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Is this text grammatically correct? [closed]

Is this sentence correct? Special achievement of student in the field: Take a good place in the regional competition for the title of the best student in the profession turner.
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Relative clause [closed]

She has hair the colour of pale honey. Is the above sentence correct, in strict grammatical sense? The clause 'the colour of pale honey' doesn't seem like a relative clause.
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Difference between 'awarding marks' and 'rewarding marks'

There is already a similar question but doesn't answer me. My teacher distributed answer sheets today and I felt aggrieved because I was not evaluated properly and deserved more marks. I gave the ...
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Creating nouns from verbs

Is there a general rule for creating a noun based on an action? In the example below, there are two actions. "Press button when you've resolved or gave up." I'd like to express it using nouns like ...
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What tense do we use with “since”? [closed]

Consider these two sentences: The money has been delivered since 1st January 2000. The money was delivered since 1st January 2000. Are both of them grammatical? What may be the difference ...
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Is prius plural for prius? [duplicate]

Similar to sheep. Look at that sheep. Look at those sheep. Look at that prius. Look at those prius. Sounds right.
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Prepositions used with “different”? [duplicate]

I apologize if this question has been asked before; I couldn't find it in a site search. I have this sentence about teaching children safety rules: The rules are different when you are together with ...
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Trouble understanding the meaning of sentences with “unless” [closed]

I am having trouble understanding the meaning of sentences using unless. Here is an example: Unless I hear from you by 6pm Friday I will send the letters to main office. What does the above ...
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Is “Thanks so much” wrong?

I have seen many many people say "Thanks so much". I believe what they really mean is "Thank you so much". Searching "Thanks so much" in this website gives 177 results. But the questions deal with ...
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Why is the word “so” in the line, “To a ill-informed person I would have so answer yes,” shown in Italic to stress the word?

I am interested in the word, “so” in the following sentence in Jeffery Archer’s novel, “The Prodigal Daughter.” Florentina Kane who is the chairman of an international hotel empire she succeeded ...
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To use “not” or “don't” in a noun clause?

As in this sentence: "We ask that you not take anything you read here as final.", why "not" is used instead of "don't"?
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Which answer is correct? [closed]

(Which/What/That/Things) we saw surprised us. Which is the correct answer?
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if I haven't made that mistake, I wouldnt have learnt [closed]

Is it grammatically right or not ? I need to know how to make a conditional sentence about something I've already done which was wrong but I learnt from it.
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Best way to combine two sentences

David studied for his math exam for several hours David received the highest grade in his class. I would rephrase like this: Receiving the highest grade in his math class, David had studied for his ...
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The questions of sentences using linking verbs

I understand that the word "look" in "He looks happy." is a linking verb. As "look" here can be replaced by "is" My question is what is the correct question form of this sentence? Does he look happy? ...
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Usage of the word Found [closed]

Can anyone please explain me the difference in usage of the word 'found' and phrase 'found out'?
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Laid—Had Laid … Which is correct? [duplicate]

"She lay the gift bas­ket on the cof­fee table" is correct. Would "She laid the gift bas­ket on the cof­fee table" be correct? Or do we need to have the word "had" before "laid," as in "She HAD laid ...
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His memory is as immortal as his arts have made me. (grammar)

All the world has heard of Cornelius Agrippa. His memory is as immortal as his arts have made me. All the world has also heard of his scholar, who, unawares, raised the foul fiend during his ...
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Improvement on James while John had had [closed]

You guys may be familiar with the sentence James while John had had had had had had had had had had had the better effect on the teacher. I was just thinking about this, and wondered, couldn't ...