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Help with the following words in a sentence [duplicate]

Hi should I say "I am declaring [a country] my children and I’s ordinarily resident country" or should I use another phrase for "my children and I's" ? Thank you
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Sentence construction [on hold]

Please I'll like to know if this sentence is correct or not: This series will help pupils to have a full grasp of English and gain mastery of it for daily use and outstanding performance in their ...
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One in fifty “is” or “are”? [duplicate]

Which is proper grammar? 1 in 50 people is as smart as I am. 1 in 50 people are as smart as I am.
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Is this proper usage of the world 'proverbial'

"Daniel spots the contradiction almost immediately, recalling the moment when Sam had befriended Bobby with his story of the proverbial girlfriend he once called Janice—not Maggie." I'm almost ...
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“Leave prototype stage” or “Leave THE prototype stage”?

Which of the two would be best for use? F. ex. in the following sentence: The project hasn't yet left (the) prototype stage. The context doesn't seem to be important this time around, as it seems ...
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“Grown substantially” or “substantially grown”?

a non-native speaker with a simple question here. I want to say that a research field has become much bigger in recent years. Is it correct to write Since _____, the field of ______ has grown ...
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Is it permissible to omit “is” in the following case?

Denial. One of the strongest, most stubborn human feelings. It has nothing to do with logic; its function (is) to prevent us from completely falling apart, going insane. Can I omit is in the ...
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That or where I can see the future?

Do we say, I have this magical power that I can see in the future or I have this magical power where I can see in the future? why and why not?
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Is there a grammatical term for 'extra information' in a sentence?

Sorry if this is a basic question, but is there a grammatical term for the 'extra information' in the sentences below? He was giving a presentation to the finance department She was having lunch at ...
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lady sitting in the car vs lady is sitting in the car [migrated]

I believe that the second and the third sentences are grammatically correct and the first one is incorrect. I would appreciate if you could clarify the issue here. Thanks in advance. Sentences are ...
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In respect to process the order [on hold]

Can I write a sentence like " We looking forward your approval in respect to process the order"
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Time and “look back on” as a phrasal verb

When using this tri-part phrasal verb, i.e., "look back on," what is the length of time it refers to or can refer to? For example, it's common to say: "When John looks back on his childhood, he can ...
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Brush up on as a Tri-Part

Is "brush up on" technically a tri-part phrasal verb?
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what's wrong with this particular sentence? [on hold]

I wrote the following sentence in my blog, and someone commented that it was ungrammatical. Get an egg, an apple and put them in a bowl. What's wrong with it?
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You drove faster than was allowed, so you got a speeding ticket

You drove faster than was allowed, so you got a speeding ticket. I think that the above sentence is grammaticaly correct. Why is not possible to write: You drove faster than it was allowed, so you ...
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Treat similarly named patches equally: is this correct English?

I'm a software engineer wanting to use a short but clear text like the following as a selectable option. Treat similarly named patches equally Should I should use -ly with both of similarly and ...
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What does “take” in this sentence mean?

On a TV program, an immigration officer said to an immigrant as follows: C1: Take four of your fingers and put ’em on the pad. The pad was an electronic device which had a glass plate on its top and ...
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How do I rephrase this?

As a result of seeing these sad situations, I have volunteered in clubs I want to say that due to the sad sightings that I've seen before, I am now volunteering in various clubs.
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overlapping two incidents in the future [on hold]

My English class has been scheduled on Friday December 5, and it will be overlapped with my vacation day. is it correct
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Is it grammatically okay to say “ in a similar way as (subject + verb)”?

Is it grammatically okay to say " in a similar way as (subject + verb)"? For example, "A behaves in a similar way as B does". Or should I choose another expression for this meaning to be ...
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What function does the clause exert in this sentence

I was surprised that he can fulfill his obligation. What confused me is the clause, being nominal, unable to modify neither "surprised" nor main clause in this sentence
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usage of “and” in listing items, especially in cases where it is repeated

Please see the statement below: Hyphenate all compound numbers between twenty-one and ninety-nine, and fractions less than one. In the above case, the first "and" is past of the first item in the ...
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which is correct? grammatically and in present form

She becomes popular in Canada. or She become popular in Canada?
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Would you mind opening the door? [on hold]

when somebody asks you " Would you mind opening the door?" what would your answer be?
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Economics - plural or singular

"The economics of the matter mean that your proposal is not feasible." or "The economics of the matter means that your proposal is not feasible."
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Noun or adjective required [on hold]

What would be correct? I am standing at 100 feet high, or I am standing at 100 feet height. Thank you!
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Never Having happened vs never happened

What is the difference between "Never having happened" and "Never happened" Please elaborate on this. Thanks
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What is the name of the base form of and adjective?

Adjectives are found in different forms, among which comparative and superlative. However, is there a term to describe adjectives' "base form" (is "base form" the right term to coin them)? Example: ...
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“If there is some uncertainty, please let me know” is correct? [on hold]

"If there is some uncertainty, please let me know" is correct ?
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Need help identifying subject in sentence with a conjunction

Currently, I am involved in a disagreement as to interpreting the grammatical meaning of the following sentence: “Restores 10% of Att as HP in battle.” Given that “Att” and “HP” are nouns (with ...
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Use of “although” without a contrasting statement [on hold]

In IAS 37 Clause 37 states: Although a constructive obligation is not created solely by a management decision, an obligation may result from other earlier events together with such a decision. ...
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Into vs In to, which do I use in this sentence?

I'm writing an op-ed with this sentence: "It was initially – in my mind – a list of people you could ask about whoever it is you’re looking into." According to my understanding of this link ...
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Neither do I vs I don't either [duplicate]

I have read in several sources that in agreement with a negative statement one can use either, for instance: I am not a child, and my cousin isn't either. At the same time, there is the word ...
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Can someone please correct the below lines of mine and explain me where and why I am wrong. [closed]

An author of a work that has been published in Australia will automatically receive copyright protection in countries that are signatories to the Berne Convention. Likewise, an author of a work that ...
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Discussing a dead person: Present or past tense: His name is or was john? He is or was my cousin? [on hold]

If a person is dead, is it correct to say: "His name is John," or "His name was John?" Also can I say, "He is my cousin?" Should I say, "He was my cousin?"
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“She suggested me to go shopping.” [duplicate]

I wrote "She suggested me to go shopping." Why is it wrong? Can we say one of the following sentences? She suggested going shopping. She suggested that we to go shopping. How would you correct my ...
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(somebody) demonstrated improved results

I'm wondering if the following sentence is correct: In his PhD defense, he demonstrated (his) improved results. Also, should we use the determiner "his" here? What I am trying to convey is that he ...
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have lived vs have been living [duplicate]

Present Prefect- "I have lived in this town for 12 years." Present Perfect Continuous- "I have been living in this town for 12 years." In the context that I have been living in this town for 12 ...
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Weird Use of 'Same' [duplicate]

A few times I've seen written the word same used like some sort of mass noun, to refer to something aforementioned. As a simple example: The box contains a gun. The use of same for shooting people ...
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Is it required to use “that” here?

First sentence: I contribute to projects I love. Second sentence: I contribute to projects that I love. I used to use the first one, but I am not sure if it is right or wrong when omitting ...
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What's the use of Grammar? [migrated]

There's a question that bothered me for a long time when I am learning another language. English is not my first language, so when I was being taught, they told me all these grammars like like the ...
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ELL question. Errors in sentence [closed]

What is the error in the sentence, looking for an explanation. Me like popcorn
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to omit “that” or not to omit “that”

We often omit "that" in direct object noun clauses. For example: I hope you have a good weekend. or I hope the meeting goes well. It may sound a bit stilted to include "that" in those ...
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A turned on or off car?

Will these expressions sound natural (to native English speakers)? Any better way to say: 1 - A turned on car 2 - A turned off car 3 - An idling car 4 - An idled car 5 - The car is turned off 6 ...
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There is an advantage in/of doing [something]

I know that they usually say "there is an advantage in/to doing [something]" - at least, it's stated in my grammar book. But I am wondering whether it's possible to use the preposition "of" in this ...
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Is it clear what “it” is referring to in the following sentence?

It'd been so long since I last saw his smile it came like a sun. I'm not sure whether it's clear what the bolded it is referring to. If so, can I write it like that? Is it grammatical?
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Can “I be” ever be considered correct?

I was just looking at the verb to be (here) and I saw the subjunctive form "I be". Other than pirates saying "I be looking for treasure" I couldn't think of a single usage of "I be". Not knowing what ...
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In what order should you say people's names?

I know that when you include someone, you say their name first. For example: "John and I went to the beach" How do you order the names when there are more than one additional people? For example: ...
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Question about addressing someone as president [duplicate]

Do you still call someone president even if they are retired? What about if they were impeached? What about in Richard Nixon's situation where he abdicated to avoid impeachment. Do you still call them ...
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“if and as” - Does it mean what I think it means and is it even grammatically sound?

Very infrequently, I'll use the fragment "if and as" in a sentence. For instance: Having it be double fudge chocolate cake in both cases comes off as needless frippery if and as the recipe is ...