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“We propose the session focuses on …” or “We propose the session focus on …” Which is correct?

I understand a verb in English needs to match the sentence subject. Is the subject here "we" or "session", or am I seeing this incorrectly?
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Exceptions of Parallelism

Ok, it all starts with this we learned back in our elementary school that is called parallelism. What it basically says is that you can't compare a thing to a person and vice versa. But here is ...
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grammatical mistakes in the sentence [on hold]

Maya's face was very shining in the brightness of nacklaise. Is this right to use shining in the brightness or shining by the brightness?
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Does a field of study enjoy from a solid methodology or enjoy it? [on hold]

Can one possibly say that "a field of study (like Cognitivism) enjoys from a solid methodology"? (Meaning it has a solid methodology) I am a little bit confused by the use of From after Enjoy since it ...
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Single quotation marks: punctuation marks outside or inside? [duplicate]

I use single quotation marks to provide translations of foreign terms and to highlight titles of parts of my dissertation. I'm confused where I should put commas and periods when they appear next to ...
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Can a kangaroo jump higher than/above the building?

A building cannot jump. We generally use "higher" to campare with something that can jump. But, can we use "higher" in this context? It comes from the following joke - Q. Can a kangaroo jump higher ...
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Perfect tenses: What are the differences [on hold]

It have been replaced It have been replacing It have replaced It have replacing What are the differences??
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Is it correct to say, “Jamie and I look forward to seeing you and Kate on Friday?” [on hold]

I think it must be used with see instead of seeing
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Part of speech in this Sentence [on hold]

In the sentence, "the baby squid should have swum to a rock" what part of speech is the word "have?" I know "should" is a modal and "swum" is the main verb, but I can't figure out what part of speech ...
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Benefits or Benefit? [on hold]

The politicians will create programs that benefit the middle class The politicians will create programs that benefits the middle class Which one is correct? I've been writing freelance for years and ...
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Best English grammar book [duplicate]

First of all sorry for not asking a technical question. Actually I need to know the best English grammar book in terms of completeness and depth of every topic. Any help would be appreciated.
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Apple's advertising slogan [duplicate]

Apple has an amazing marketing/advertisement team. Their ads and presentations are always amazing. In 1997, they had an iconic "Think Different" campaign for their new slogan. Within commercials they ...
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have been + V ing vs have been + V ed

I know that Present Perfect Progressive is have been + ing. I've been learning since 9 o'clock; But which tense is have been V + ed ?
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Just tell me where i am wrong,please [on hold]

Which is in the correct sense?? This child, who was misdiagnosed, thrive by spirit. This child, who was misdiagnosed, thrives by spirit. This child, who was misdiagnosed, thrived by ...
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Is there any differences between “I suggest doing” and “I suggest you do?” [duplicate]

I know that both "I suggest doing this" and "I suggest you do this" are grammatically correct. But I wonder if they have same meaning or there are subtle difference between them.
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If I hyphenate first-order conditions should I also hyphenate higher-order conditions?

It seems to me that the hyphens in "first-order conditions" and "second-order conditions" are correct, but I'm editing an article that also mentions "higher-order conditions" and "lower-order ...
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sound and noise from across a wall dividing two rooms [on hold]

What is the word used to describe the disturbing sound/noise hear across an adjacent wall where a couple are engaging in sexual intercourse?
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How to use “The first thing I did was”? [on hold]

I'm unable to figure out if the following sentence is correct: "After I watched the movie, the first thing I did was shutdown the laptop and go outside" Is this grammatically correct? Or should it ...
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“By spoken” Would this be correct? [on hold]

I have been studying English and seen "By which I mean." And there came my question. What I want to ask is whether following sentences are grammatically correct or not. I like dogs. By spoken I do ...
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How to correctly adress interest in a job with pointing to my interests and skills? [on hold]

I am currently working on my cover letter for a job application. There I have this sentence in the first paragraph (not the opening sentence): Since the job description calling for a xx ideally ...
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three sentences in one sentence [on hold]

can you tell me my mistakes in this sentence? "trays represented in green have 100mm width and for 250VAC." -we have a project drawing and there are green paths for trays -these trays have 100mm ...
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You Won or You've Won [on hold]

Is it possible to use YOU WON! in place of YOU'VE WON! in the context of a heading for a prize winning competition? Thank you
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Is agreement required between subject and prepositional phrase?

Which is correct (and have you got a source)? "Animals store vitamin C in their liver." "Animals store vitamin C in their livers."
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Present continous and present simple

Why do we say, "Who is that man? What does he want", but, "Who is that man? Why is he looking at us". If the second is okay, which I am sure it is, why can't we say, "Who is that man? What is he ...
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parallelism: the farther/the more [duplicate]

I edited this phrase: the farther the negative from the lens, the more light needed to expose it properly and the longer the exposure to read: the farther the negative from the lens, the greater ...
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What's the correct form of the negative subjunctive?

It is essential that [some parameter] be not reset during the day. (1) It is essential that [some parameter] not be reset during the day. (2) Which one is the correct form? I do know the ...
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why sentence “ it means something different” is grammatically correct [migrated]

Can anybody explain for me why this structure correct "It means something different" I thinks It is reduction form of sentence it means something (that is) different Im so confuse, i hope ...
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Commas and sentence structure

I have a question about stringing clauses together. The following is an excerpt from a book called 'Jolie Blon's Bounce' by James Lee Burke: ...I wanted to drive deep into the Atchafalaya Swamp, ...
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*the most* in english [on hold]

Suppose we have job A, B and C. Job A requires more skill than job B and C. How do we say that? i) The job that requires most skill is job A. ii) The job that most requires skill is job A. iii) The ...
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Proper usage of 'if so' [on hold]

I want to know if this sentence is grammatically correct. Is there anyone else who have access to admin panel? If so, please provide us all ip addresses from all users in order to monitor your ...
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Is this usage possible?

Is it possible to use "wing" as a verb meaning "blowing something in a certain direction," as in the following? "The wind winged a thick heap of clouds off westward, to cloud over the corn field that ...
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Distinguishing between there seem or there do seem [on hold]

Today, when I read an essay, I found the sentence there do seem to be some common needs that we all share with regard to experiencing or achieving happiness. With me, It is familiar with ...
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Usage of the word “TILL” [duplicate]

I am landed in a confused stage, with one of my colleagues email, which says ; "Till November , Bank Adjustment Entry is finished." For me ,that statement, means , including November, the work is ...
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Jon and I or Jon and me? [duplicate]

How do I know when to use Jon and I, or Jon and me? I can't really figure it out. I've tried to teach myself, but I just can't seem to do it. Will someone please help me figure this problem out?
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When am I supposed to use “use” and “used”? [on hold]

The title speaks for itself. I also want examples, please.
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Does this sentence need a comma? [duplicate]

Over the past months, we have seized several opportunities for liaison. Is the comma in this sentence needed and/or correct? Which rule(s) of grammar apply here, and is there a name for this ...
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“Using the technique” vs “By using the technique” [duplicate]

I am confused about the following sentence: We can check overlap using the technique in solution 1 Why has the author written "using"? Could we rephrase it as: We can check overlap by ...
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Is it wrong for a then clause to follow a since clause?

Sorry if the terms are not right. Is it correct to say "Since burgers are edible, then burgers can be eaten." ? Should it not instead be "If burgers are edible, then burgers can be eaten." or "Since ...
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Is this statement correct? [on hold]

I want to know that if this question is having any error or not."A rabbit was seen cross the path."
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“This type of programs”: is or are [duplicate]

I just want to know which is correct and could you please give me some techniques to memorize the answer easily?
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A Question on Parallelism

Sample sentence: "With three days remaining in the term, Mitzy started doing research, creating an outline, and wrote a rough draft." In this case, is "doing" a verb in parallel with "creating" but ...
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why we say in a sea of multiculturalism

the question is about definite and indefinite. why do we say in a sea of multiculturalism rather than in the sea of multiculturalism. cause i think it is multiculturalism not any other things so it ...
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“I attend drawing class on Saturdays.” or “I attend a drawing class on Saturdays.”

I have recently been confronted with four statements about a child who has regularly (over more than a year) attended a drawing class (only one class) on Saturdays. I attend drawing class on ...
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Which word can I put? [on hold]

If I wrote "you cant fix a broken plate or a hole in the wall. However, you cant fix a broken heart" Can the word "however" work here? If it cant what can i use instead? Please i need an answer as ...
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For sentence: Remembers the order in which its contents are added [on hold]

I would like to know what is the meaning for "which" in the above sentence.
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Exceptions that allow the use of “will” after “if” [duplicate]

This as what I've been able to establish: The use of "will" after "if" is legal only when any of the following conditions apply: The "will" is used as a verb (equivalent to "want"), for example, ...
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Construct a “the more x the more y” compound statement

Something doesn't feel 100% correct in the structure of the following statement: The longer you stay here, the higher the chances are that you'll never get there on time. My question is, what should ...
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What is the opposite of 'subjunctive'?

Any verb has a mood, a voice and a tense. The mood will be indicative, imperative. infinitive etc. Voice will be either active or passive. Tense will be present, future, past,perfect,pluperfect, ...
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Does a phrase “by itself” have to be gramatically correct

We can have sentences which are not correct in posters and we forgive them. I made a poster and was criticized for it. It was (and this is the full sentence) Including ghost hunting after hours. ...
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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 ...