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Capitalizing armory

I believe if referring to a specific armory in a specific city, that would be capitalized but what if it just says National Guard Armory? Would that also be capitalized or would it be National Guard ...
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City after name of city capitalized

I am aware that when referring to "the City of," you should capitalize the word "city." I am just wondering, do you still capitalize the word "city" if it comes after the name of the city rather than ...
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Some questions about the word “off”

These are two sentences in A Game of Thrones. 1.Somewhere off in the wood a wolf howled. Is this "off" a preposition? What does it mean? I think it is okay in grammar if I just say "somewhere in the ...
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human language and libary [on hold]

1.please help me out to solve this question by using four points to argue your case for the functions of human language.(2)this question is about library what information can students/researchers ...
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We should use first capital letters for some scientific names in middle of a text?

Suppose that we have some scientific methods, algorithms, and parameters in middle of a text like : Parameter : Maximum iterations Method : Gradient momentum Algorithm : Genetic algorithm Now we ...
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Is this sentence correct in the aspect of grammar?

"The volume of exports of goods and services from the U.S. are higher than all time." In this sentence, Can we put "at it's highest of all time" instead of higher than all time?
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Why “has” is put in this sentence while the subject is plural? [duplicate]

The number of people below the poverty line has drastically grown.
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which one should be used in this sentence — by or with?

In the sentence " Her speech was punctuated with bursts of applause." why can't I use "by" instead of "with"?
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Age description and hyphenating

How would I say a toddler is 2 years and 7 months old correctly? Is this right: It is a two-year-seven-month-old toddler. Or do I need an “and” between? I personally think hyphenating here ...
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Do we need a comma to separate these two sentences?

Which one of these sentences is correct? 1 By using this method, they found that sugar is important in diet. 2 By using this method they found that sugar is important in diet. Do we need a ...
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What is the difference between “depth of the trench” and “trench depth”?

As a non-English native speaker, I don't know what is the difference between these following expressions and whether or not the first expression is correct? The first expression: Then you ...
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Is it correct to ask about the profession of a group of persons with “What are they?”

Is it correct to ask about the profession of a group of persons in the following conversation with "What are they?" A: The Wilkins are very rich. B: What are they? A: They are farmers.
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How to describe a confusion matrix correctly

In computer science, we a use a thing called confusion matrix for reporting results from supervised machine learning algorithms. It looks like this The image was taken from here. I would like to ...
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Any kind of + plural word

I have a question about any kind of. Results can be applied to any kinds of drawing or texturing applications In the sentence above, should I use any kind of applications or any kinds of ...
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Punctuating a parenthetical expression inside a quote (that uses ellipses)

Does this punctuation make sense, with the first half of the quote trailing off in an ellipsis and the second half starting with one? “Funny thing…”, he paused to puff the pipe alight, then ...
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Groups coordinator, group's coordinator, or groups' coordinator?

I haven't been able to find the answer to this anywhere, which of them is right? I need to finish my CV and can't without knowing for sure. Thanks
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Is “As per our manager payments are hold until end of this month” correct? [on hold]

As per our manager payments are hold until end of this month Is this correct? Please help me. One of my friends asked.
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What is the correct use of “never” when using present perfect

I'm writing a short story and a friend corrected my use of the present perfect. I wrote: "The painting summoned emotions she HAS never felt before". He suggested: "The painting summoned emotions she ...
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Let me know when a good time for you to do X

As an IT person, I quite frequently have to schedule availability based support calls with remote users. I'm looking for the grammatically correct way of asking this question: Let me know when a ...
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Is this sentence logical/semantically sound? [on hold]

I would like to truncate the following sentence: "By using this site, you are certifying that you have read our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, you understand our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, and ...
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Use of the adverb first in conjunction with then

Are the use and the positions of the adverbs first and then correct in the following two sentences? We prove, first, two preliminary properties, and, then, the whole theorem. We first show ...
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What tense should I use to describe something that could be true, and is true?

sentence: haha, that is what I was going to say, then I figure someone would have already thought that line. Dang! context: I am surveying Quora home feed and saw an interesting comment. The above ...
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Use and position of the adverb “instead” when introducing the second of two items

Is the use of the adverb instead appropriate, and correct, in the last of the following three sentences? The top half of the figure shows the service provided by the system in a first, generic ...
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Why is it called 'THE' United States? [duplicate]

My question is: Why is it called 'THE' United States and why is 'THE' not used with other country names? (As in, THE India)
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Infested with vs infested by

Is there a rule regarding "infested with" and "infested by"? Which is more appropriate?
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Should I use 'follow lemma (1)' or 'follow from lemma (1)'?

In mathematical papers, some theorems are proved based on some existing lemmas. Then, should I use Following lemma (1), we prove... or Following from lemma (1), we prove...
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Hopefully vs Presumably [duplicate]

Background hopefully (adverb): in a hopeful manner Presumably (adverb): used to convey that what is asserted is very likely though not known for certain. While fully acknowledging, as noted in the ...
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I may not be a great writer, but i am a better writer

is that grammatically correct? I think I am going to contradict myself. how would I state I may not be the best writer... but I have improved
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Is it grammatically incorrect to split two separate items as adj1, or adj2, noun? For example: adj1, or adj2, n = adj1 n and adj2 n

I'm writing some content and a coworker stated that the following was incorrect: You have the option to use the red, or green, ball. or should I be saying: You have the option to use the red ball ...
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What is wrong with this headline?

"Fascist X" said a lawyer and sent to jail for insulting him. There has been some discussion about this headline's structure. Since I intended to put the quoted speech in front of the sentence, I ...
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What is the difference between these two statements? [migrated]

It rained at noon. It was raining at noon. I slept at 5 o'clock yesterday. I was sleeping at 5 yesterday. Actually, I seem to understand progressive quite well. But what is about the correct use ...
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“to become as an instructor” OR “to become an instructor”? [on hold]

When she was 14 years old, she even earned a black belt in karate. Also, she got a special training, exclusive for disabled people to become as an instructor." Should I rewrite the same sentence ...
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Are these words used correctly?

I have used two new words that I've never used before and I would like your help to know if they're used correctly for what I'm trying to say. First one: Sarah froze on her place on the bed and ...
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Sports - singular or plural

I am being told that "sports" is a singular noun. This is creating a problem for me (as a teacher) because it sounds 'odd' even if it is correct (i.e. one of the exceptions to the rule). e.g. Sports ...
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Problem with sentence structures? [on hold]

I have problem with sentences structures. I have sentences: I am writing in response to your advertisement on your website. I read about your need for a Network Manager in Southampton and I ...
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Which one is correct? [on hold]

I need to rewrite this sentence: "It's years since Mr Smith went on holiday" I wrote this but I'm not sure if it's correct: "Mr Smith has not been on holiday for years" Or is it " Mr ...
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Problem with sentence structures [on hold]

I have problem with sentences structures. I have sentences: I specialize in design wireless and wired network infrastructure, configure devices company's Cisco Systems and MikroTik, and ...
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confusion in a sentence [on hold]

I have seen in many places different sentences but I don't know which tense is it, I am not sure whether those are sentences or not. The sentences are "Adjectives ending with y" "Terrorists killing ...
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Would like to be correct to move forward [on hold]

I want to name a company "The Tradesman Group", but I am not sure if the correct title should be it. The company would consist of different construction trades under its company umbrella.
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“has been effected” or “has been affected” [duplicate]

For some reason I'm really struggling with this one... Here's the sentence that I found it in: "We'll start you off with a free identity theft scan to see if your good name has already been ...
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'within few next days' OR 'within next few days'?

Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct? and why? The project will be completed within next few days. OR The project will be completed within few next days.
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Using “e.g.” instead of “for example”

I am reviewing a software manual, and I frequently come across sentences like (made-up example): The value is 1, but you can set it to e.g. 100 It seems to me that the use of "e.g." is wrong in ...
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Grammar-The future tense [duplicate]

I am learning future tense now. However, I don't what is the difference between "will-"and "be going to-".
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Is “Where do you sit?” correct for asking someone where their workspace is?

At work, if I had to ask someone where exactly they worked, as in where their workspace/cubicle is, what should I say? Is "where do you sit?" the usual thing to say? I'm from India and hear this ...
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Could anyone please correct this sentence? [on hold]

Blind by 1654, Fortune did not favour Milton.
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Won't & Don't Usage [duplicate]

What is the difference between the phrase "They won't let me go." and "They don't let me go." Is the latter correct?
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If both subjects are the same, can I still use a singular verb?

Is this sentence correct? My mother and best friend loves cooking as much as I do. Considering that I'm referring to the same person here, would it be better if I put it this way: My ...
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Why “inspector general”, and not “general inspector”, like German “Generalinspektor”? [duplicate]

I would expect the term "inspector general" to be "general inspector" instead. In part, that may be because I know the German variant as "Generalinspekteur" of "Generalinspektor". But I'm pretty ...
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american english phrase request grammar [duplicate]

Is it proper to say: Please join me, my family and crew in celebrating my Bat Mitzvah? Or should there be a'my' before crew? Thank you!
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“one of the planets” vs. “one of the planet's” [on hold]

The sentence is The Red Sea, where the desert meets the ocean, is truly one of the planets most exotic and fascinating natural seascape environments. and Microsoft Word cannot seem to agree ...