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Grammatically, can you have a 'bit' of liquid?

Example: There is a bit of wine left in the glass.
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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

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

"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

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 [on hold]

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 [on hold]

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. ...
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What is the difference between “over the sky” and “ above the sky” [closed]

I want to know the difference in meaning between What is the difference between "over the sky" and " above the sky".
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It's suggested that he work hard. It's suggested that he works hard [duplicate]

It's suggested that he work hard.lt's suggested that he works hard. Which one is correct? I think, It is suggested that he works hard. This is correct one. But, how ? I am confused. Please clear ...
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What is the correct way to request one item each from more than one source?

I'd like a single screenshot each from two dashboards. Which of these is correct:   Please take a screenshot of the x and y dashboards or Please take screenshots of the x and y dashboards
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When can I use “Only do …” vs. when must I use “Only …” without the “do”?

I'm writing a scientific paper and my supervisor (who is non-native speaker, whereas I am a native speaker) asked me to change this construct: Only do males have a y chromosome. to Only ...
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How to use “odd or even” in a sentence

Is this sentence grammatically correct? (It will be used in a mathematical concept). It is clear that the colour n will be in the middle of permutation or at the end, depending on n is even or ...
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Using do/does and be(is/are) in the same quesiton [migrated]

I'm not a native English speaker. We were supposed to use verb be instead of verb belong using possessive pronouns. The question is "Do those toys belong to her? The answer given by some is "Do those ...
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Supine - what is supine in English grammar?

Prompted by the use of a poster who obviously uses supine as a variant for to-infinitive I was really a bit annoyed about such confusion of terms, as supine is a term in Latin grammar for a rare verb ...
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English grammar about participle phrase [migrated]

I have got couple questions about participle. And I want to work out clearly about participle. Id someone can help me, I'll be very grateful !! The question 1 : I've been studying participle phrase ...
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I'm curious as to if you're interested? [closed]

"I'm curious as to if you're still interested [..]" Is this valid grammar? I've also thought of 'curious in if you're still interested', neither now sound right and starting to question. ...
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Film Trailer or Film's Trailer? [on hold]

What's the correct way to say a movie trailer? for example: "Inside out's trailer" or "Inside out Trailer"?
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Identify the sentence that illustrates correct comparison structure.? [closed]

a. The opinions of the teachers are no more valid than those of the students. b. The lampshades at Grayson's specialty store are more expensive than Macy's. c. Jenny always gives her brother more ...
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Taiwanese Chicken vs Chicken in a Taiwanese Style

I have a friend translating a menu and she would like to know how best to translate dishes that are from a certain region vs dishes where the main ingredient comes from a particular place. Names like ...
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My question is about the definition and use of the words 'have' and 'been'

I have been trying to explain the words 'have' and 'been' to someone who has learnt English as a second language. In trying to explain them, I've realised I don't really understand the meaning or ...
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Using incomplete sentences when writing dialogue [closed]

In writing dialogue, can I have a character respond thus: "Sure. Like my new Ford," said Paul?
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To be In It's bad [closed]

"He thought it over and over and came to the conclusion that it wasn't in it's bad." Is it grammatically correct? If so, I don't understand " wasn't in it's bad"