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Is this sentence grammatical?

"A person reads thirty percent slower from a computer than from a printed document." Is this sentence already sufficient? So far, I've received two revisions: 1.) "A person who reads from a computer ...
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A better expression for “sharing workshop in a company”

I am trying to find a better expression for this: I mean that the workshop is about the sharing of conversation with company people so to improve company
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Where to put almost in a phrase?

I would like to add the word almost to the sentence but I am not sure if should be after we or after to. I was so grateful that we came to the same conclusion
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How can I express what I study?

how can I express properly what I study and in which year I actually am? is the following correct: I'am studying a bachelor in computer sciences, I'am in my third year. I also tried to translate ...
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“How to” use “how to”? [duplicate]

How. Is it grammatically correct to phrase a question starting with "How to"? We see "How To" videos that explain how to do something, but is the question form valid English? Example: How to add ...
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Was “God be with ye” grammatically correct at the time?

Several dictionaries I have consulted, as well as another question here on English.SE, state that the origin of the word goodbye is “God be with ye”. Shouldn’t it be “God be with you” or perhaps “God ...
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Present perfect tense question [duplicate]

Anyone has xxx's mobile number? or Anyone have xxx's mobile number? Which is correct?
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Order of words and punctuation in a sentence [on hold]

I am writing a sentence whose word order and punctuation has put me in a fix. Can I get some opinions on whether the construction is correct, grammatically? Ask him what becomes of the dogs he ...
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Pesky 'that' removal - what is this construction generally known as?

Recently seen: There is an expression I think comes from ... Others have told me (that) such a construction is wrong, but I am sure (that) it is OK. An editor decided it was grammatically ...
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Welcome on board vs Welcome aboard

Is it grammatically correct for a pilot or airline cabin crew to say "welcome on board", rather than "welcome aboard?" Is there a difference?
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Possession with the noun “need” [on hold]

I am writing a open paper (formal writing) but I don't know what is the correct usage of grammar for the phase: The journal's needs for “impact” and to follow hot topics... or The needs of ...
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Please define the correct usage [on hold]

Which one of these is the correct grammar - lot of grammatical errors or lots of grammatical errors?
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Some of them are requested to vs some of them have requested [on hold]

Somebody requested to extend the last date. If I say 'Some of them are requested to extend the last date'. Is this sentence wrong? Or Do we need to use 'Some of them have requested to extend the last ...
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Confused about the phrase “as little as”

I'm currently reading Demian and came across the following paragraph: Novelists when they write novels tend to take an almost godlike attitude toward their subject, pretending to a total ...
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How to differ that-clause from what-clause?

Sometimes I can't see which clause fits the best. What "check-up" could be done to make sure which one is the right one? For example, 1) He will do anything that is needed. or He will do anything ...
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“Can able to” do something . Is it correct [duplicate]

I have heard many saying, I can able to do something. Is this grammatical?
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The inclusion of “got” in “I've got a question for you.”

Note: I have edited the question substantially as I was unclear about the question I was asking. It is mostly my own fault for not posing the question better, but I hope that it is more clear now, and ...
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What is the grammatical explanation of the phrase “all that” as in the sentence “I didn't understand all that much”

What is the grammatical explanation of the phrase “all that” as in the sentence “I didn’t understand all that much”? I didn’t understand all that I came across the sentence above, and now ...
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Does this sentence make sense? [on hold]

During the war there were some incidents that occurred that led the war to it’s results.
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The use of “for” with the verb “to crave”

My gut feeling tells me one says "I crave chocolate" and not "I crave for chocolate". This was confirmed for example at this forum discussion. However, google also showed me the sentence "I crave for ...
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“I'm no more hungry” or “I'm no longer hungry” or “I'm hungry no more.” [on hold]

I'm no more hungry I don't think I've heard the first one very often, but wasn't sure about the last two. I'm no longer hungry and I'm hungry no more Which of these three sentences ...
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How to rewrite “I passed a good week with you.”

I have a problem to rewrite the sentence, "I passed a good week with you." I thought of "I spent a good week with you." or "I had a good week with you." The direction says not to change the wording ...
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I will learn better English — should it be “I will learn English better.”

Somehow, I think "better English" is incorrect, because I think there isn't better English; English is English. But I hear this phrase from other ESL students a lot. Is this correct way of saying it? ...
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We say “U.S. citizen”, but why can't we say “China citizen”? Or do we?

Is the word "U.S." an adjective or a noun modifier in this case? It seems to me that it is an adjective that goes before citizen, because we say "Russian citizen", "Chinese citizen", etc. But if it's ...
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“I hope I enjoy myself very much” is this correct?

I hope I enjoy myself very much I came across the above expression when I was reading something, the writer wasn't a native English speaker. She was talking about visiting a place she wanted to ...
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Is writing very long sentences which waste much of the reader's time reading it and understanding it's meaning a bad thing, or is it good? [on hold]

When I write, I often use very long sentences, such as 50-word-long sentences like these, instead of multiple short sentences because I forget to end my sentence as I have so much to say so I don't ...
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Computer terms tip [on hold]

Here is a tip to notice the users what's going on "This directory contains one folder named as Program Files in which a specialized virtual machine is used to crack WiFi passwords, Don't modify it!" ...
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To specify an object while using the phrasal verb “put on”

When the object is obvious, do you usually cut it out? Examples: Put your glasses on (your face). Put your shoes on (your feet). Put your watch on (around your wrist).
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Stage direction like “Enter Hamlet”

I'm wondering about the grammatical structure of a stage direction "Enter Hamlet". Is "Enter" in the imperative mood or the present subjunctive mood? If it is in the imperative mood, who is the person ...
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“To reason most absurd” in Hamlet

Here's from Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 2 (The Arden Shakeseare edited by Harold Jenkins) Fie, 'tis a fault to heaven, A fault against the dead, a fault to nature, To reason most absurd, whose common ...
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Highlit vs Highlighted, Lit vs Lighted

Most dictionaries seem to indicate that highlighted is the past tense for highlight, rather than highlit. However, we use lit as the past tense for light without reservation, with lighted appearing ...
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“Payments for medicine supply” is an income or an expenditure? [on hold]

"Payments for medicine supply" is an income or an expenditure in terms of accounts, while making entries in the books of a XYZ medical aid society?
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wedding invite template [on hold]

I sent the below wedding invite to few of my friends for proof reading Born unknown to each other, we are stepping into a new beginning of wedded life, with new dreams, new hopes, new aspirations ...
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“My aunt is coming to dinner tomorrow” (grammar of 'to dinner')

My aunt is coming to dinner tomorrow. The meaning is clear. However, if you think about it, what this seems to literally say is that the aunt is going directly to some dinner (and not even an ...
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“My work has done” vs “my work has been done” [on hold]

Please tell me that what is the difference between My work has done and My work has been done problem is with the use of has and has been
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Double Adverb Use e.g. *equally shockingly* [closed]

Yesterday, my biology instructor said (I'm paraphrasing here): "Shockingly, this cell does blah blah blah, and equally shockingly, the cell blah blah blah." Is this proper grammar (I speak American ...
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As if + would is correct as in idiomatic use? [duplicate]

Is the second sentence grammatically correct? "- I want to drive a Ferrari" "- As if you would be able to drive it" I know the sentence "As if you were able to drive it" is correct, but can I use ...
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“That might even could happen” be considered incorrect? [duplicate]

would you help me out with examining this sentence? "That might even could happen" be considered incorrect? Thank you.
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I'm worried about my overuse of commas in this news article? I'm trying to use minimal words [closed]

A 45 year old Queens Park man is in a critical condition after crashing his Holden utility through the Welshpool railway barrier and being hit by a train yesterday. The driver, Allan Braddeley, was ...
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Confusing rule about subject-verb agreement

I am currently working through "The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation" by Jane Straus. In the section on subject-verb agreement the author describes a rule for sentences that begin with "there" or ...
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“And what make you from Wittenberg, Horatio?”

Here's from Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 2 (The Arden Shakespeare edited by Harold Jenkins) Hor. Hail to your lordship. Ham. I am glad to see you well. Horatio, or I do forget myself. Hor. ...
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Is repeating the word “that” ok, if it is technically, grammatically correct? [duplicate]

E.g.: "... with all the sustainability considerations that that entails." If I'm correct, the above example is relative pronoun followed by pronoun - it just happens to be the same word for both ...
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Is it “is arranged” or “has been arranged”? [closed]

Is there any difference in meaning between the following two sentences? a. Construction on a new wing at the museum will resume as soon as additional funding is arranged. b. Construction on a new ...
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What is the best word to describe a person's false pride?

I need to build up a sentence saying like this "She has no false pride like other actresses, she replies to every message sent by her fans". I need to emphasize that she has no false pride like other ...
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Quiet vs Quietly

Is it correct to say “I will lie quiet beneath his touch”? Shouldn’t it be “I will lie quietly beneath his touch”?
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How can this sentence be reworded?

I just got back a paper my teacher had corrected, and she labeled the word 'be' in the following sentence as a 'dangling modifier': How one learns from these experiences will ultimately determine ...
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What's this? What is it? Pronunciation constraints

Can anyone give a cogent, simply described explanation of why the verb BE in: What is it? ... doesn't seem to be able to be contracted with the subject: What's it? * Compare the sentences ...
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correct usage of see both of you vs see you both [closed]

please clarify which is correct: see you both OR see both of you. i'm responding to a "grammar dictator," that has rsvp'd, and i want to convey that i'm looking forward to both he and his wife ...
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Which is grammatically more correct - “The sight of her pale face stings my eyes.” or "her pale face stings my eyes.? [closed]

I am wondering which is grammatically more correct - "The sight of her pale face stings my eyes." or "her pale face stings my eyes.?". I guess its the first one. The second one makes little sense.
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Does order matter when writing a sentence including aunt and uncle?

While I was translating the sentence "Mi tío y mi tía estaban caminando en esa calle cuando vieron tu coche," on DuoLingo, I got dinged for translating the sentence to "My aunt and uncle were walking ...