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The tractor's crashing

Is the use of genetive in the following structure common among native speakers? Brad tried to stop the "tractor's crashing" into the barn.
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Use of word which

I read a sentence given below, I think it would more appropriate to use word "which" like "The benefits which marriage used to confer , can now be attained........ am I right or the sentence is ...
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“married with” or “married to” somebody?

He’s married with a programmer or He’s married to a programmer which one is correct ? i mean which one should be come after married ?
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Confused between these two sentences [on hold]

I'm confused between Is not and Does not. Please tell me which on is corrected and why. Sentence is here... A.Empty string **Does not** accepted. B.Empty string **Is not** accepted.
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How are careers described? Over or during? [on hold]

What is the best usage? To say "Over my career, I have..." or "During my career, I have..."
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How to analysis the statement's structure?(Dynamic SQL can be downright painful to deal with.) [on hold]

The statement, as put on the answer title, was cited from the mybatis office website.It puzzles me very much. As understood as me, it express that "Dynamic SQL can be to deal with painful downright",...
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Today with present perfect [migrated]

Is it possible or even acceptable to use the present perfect with today (in those cases when today refers to the present age)? Even native speakers seem to disagree!! For instance; today, companies ...
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“Triumphant” as an adverb

I know that by definition, 'triumphant' is an adjective and 'triumphantly' is the adverb form, but I've seen usages like the following sentence: Napoleon returned triumphant to France after the war ...
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Not only, but In negative way [on hold]

I appreciate if you help me on this: Is this sentence correct? " She not only did not use the money to pay her rent, but went on and bought a new phone" Any body can help me?
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Surfing confugation [on hold]

I'm confused about these sentences. Are they correct?, What's the difference between them?: I'm going surfing I will go to surf tomorrow Also when I talked about the past: I went to surf on Sunday I ...
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Get sb kind of […] [on hold]

I'm wondering what rules have this sentence structure with "get" and "kind of" ? I mean, is it correctly wrote (gramma) or it is some native speaker way to express himself ? "Get everybody kind of ...
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Using make and appear to /be both at the same time?

Do these sentences sound correct or even at all grammatical? "These shoes make me appear taller than I am." "These shoes make me appear to be taller than I am." and how about this one? "Your lies ...
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Part of speech in a sentence

In the sentence: " I let him take the pen ... are the mentioned functions correct? I = subject let = main verb him = indirect Object take = the second verb (bare infinitive) the pen = Direct ...
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I have/will have time tomorrow? [migrated]

everyone. I have a question. I have time tomorrow. I will have time tomorrow. Which one is correct? Thanks.
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“It's hard to find a good path to taking this mission on”. Why “taking”

So the sentience is "It's hard to find a good path to taking this mission on", I wonder why it is "to taking it on" not "to take it on", is "taking" using as a gerund? Can I say "It's hard to find a ...
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I need help with the lyrics of a song [on hold]

Hello everyone I am from Venezuela, I do not speak English, and I'm writing a chorus of a song, with the help of the translator of google, I would be interested to know if what I did is right or if ...
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The part of speech of ©

I'm working on the copy for an album's liner notes, and text with the following structure is to appear: All songs © 2016 [publishing company X] and [publishing company Y], except tracks 3, 4, and ...
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A question about “be”

A short question today about the usage of "be" without using "to" in front of it. Here is an example of each situation: 1. "He requested that the new car be fast." 2. "He requested for the new car to ...
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Why verbs are singular for past and future tense? [migrated]

I am curious why there is no plural for past/future tense. i.e present tense - He hurts himself while cutting the fruits. past tense - He hurt himself while cutting the fruits. future tense - He ...
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What does “ we've as much” mean?

"So what we did, we got in touch with a nature reserve out in the country, and asked them what you could see there. And that's when we realised that we've as much, if not more wildlife than they do." ...
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First of all : I'm from indonesia and can I join this community? [migrated]

I'm from Indonesia, I'm here to ask about can I join this community? My English is so bad, and sometimes another person looks confused with my English. I'm so weak on grammar. And I come here for ...
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Have never vs have not [on hold]

What is the difference between following 2 sentences? In which situation can we use " I've never" and "I've not"?? 1: I've never been there. 2:I've not been there.
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What to use: colon or parentheses? [on hold]

Which of the following two sentences is the correct way of writing: "The main changes are from what you sent through in a separate email (the changes to the layout)" "The main changes are from what ...
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Should has or have be used in a [verb] while/during [verb] question? [on hold]

Should has or have be used in a [verb] while/during [verb] question? Example: "studying while working HAVE/HAS made me a tough person" What should I use?
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To use “are” or not?

In the following sentence, should "are designed" be just "designed", and if so why? Our products are focused on the educational setting and are designed to work ... To me, removing it makes the ...
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When we tweet to celebrities [on hold]

can we use the words like worship or admire like that ?Can any body send good sentence to express our love regarding to celebrities.
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What are the short answers to general questions with “have + any”?

There's just a problem, and I can't find a correct answer to solve it. It conserns the so called "short answers" to general questions. The poblem may be simply ridiculous, but nevertheless... The ...
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The correct place of the adverb “nearly”

As far as I know, the adverb "nearly" can be used in an initial or medial position. However, I have seen it in a final position in an exercise book for non-native students: He studied 3 hours a day "...
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'work so hard' or 'work too hard'? [on hold]

" I know you're having a big test next Monday, but don't work yourself so hard" In this sentence, Can I possibly use "too hard" instead of "so hard"? Thanks in advance.
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both or either in negative sentences? [on hold]

Hello native English speakers! I want to ask you about either and both. I tried to find similar questions in this site but I think they were not same with these ones. My questions are; I was ...
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I'm not 100% sure how I should construct the punctuation for a sentence.

I'm having one of those mornings where nothing seems quite right so would appreciate some input (... blah)" is highly inadvisable, but, these things happen."
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What does 'pack into' mean? [on hold]

"Yes, I suppose we'll have to get down to work soon, though I dont know how we'll able to, packed into that little space." In the sentence above, I don't get it why it has a comma after 'able to' and ...
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Please help me to give me sentence structure(grammar) detail [on hold]

Please help me to give me sentence structure detail as following Nothing I did would ever satisfy my father. Like "did" <-- is it emphasizing word , it like I "do" have a problem isn't ...
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Past tense means politeness? [on hold]

Questions asked using past tense, some examples like: "Would you mind...?", "Could you please...?", "Should I do...?", "Did you want...?" It seems people are using past tense in these sort of ...
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“It wasn't me …” or “It wasn't I …”? [duplicate]

Which of the following usage is correct, grammatically? a) It wasn't I who did this project. b) It wasn't me who did this project.
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Can I use 'which' and 'and' in the same sentence? [on hold]

I want to write a sentence like: "We have used Castallia, which is network simulator, and Matlab to evaluate the performance." Is this sentence correct? Thanks.
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Is this sentence correct? about conditionals [on hold]

I just want to send a letter for my educational advisor and my second question is as follows. I just want to know if I wrote it correctly! "My second question is that what educational documents I ...
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Adding a definition of a word in a sentence is confusing the reader

Problem description In the following paragraph. I am talking about the update of an Entity Linking system by using a Supervised Model. I also added a definition of what Entity Linking is in order to ...
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Preposition to use with (developed) [closed]

Which one is correct developed over the years, working across a varied spectrum of industries developed over the years through working across a varied spectrum of industries developed over the ...
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What is the plural of “contact person”? [on hold]

What is the plural of contact person? Can one say contact people?
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Correct or not correct [closed]

Which of these is or are correct? A: Have you got any money? B : Yes, little Or A: Have you got any money? B : Yes, a little Or Both
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Is it may or might?

I know that the past tense of may is might so, basically, if the truth of the situation is known, you use "might have." For example: If I were to go to the store but didn't, I would say: I might ...
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Can I start a sentence with “To do so,..”

Ex: I will cook a rabbit. To do so, I will have to hunt one in the forest. Is this construction correct? Can it be used in a formal sentence? Thanks a lot!
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What is a good practice to improve english online? [closed]

I am trying hard to improve my written english. Specifically, I want to improve the quality of my written texts in terms of vocabulary and sentence structuring. Can you please let me know some useful ...
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Does “Per se” need to be pluralized? [on hold]

Per se is a phrase that means "in and of itself". According to google, it can mean "in and of itself/themselves". But, I'm not entirely convinced. Per se is not technically English as far as I know, ...
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Commas in French [closed]

When listing French words that are separated by commas do I need to put L' Le La les or just the French word.
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Is using *Our mind remembers* wrong English?

I said to my teacher-"Our mind remembers...".He said this is wrong and the correct is-"our minds remember...".I told him that if we keep the verb as 'remembers' my statement seems correct.But he said ...
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This phrase “Including but not limited to” put me in confusion

Who has to bear the costs? Individual or Firm? Which are the costs does Firm will bear and which are the costs an individual/self has to bear? All other costs, including but not limited to cost of ...