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Have got used with since

Is it correct to say: " I have got a bank account since i was 18 " ? I think that it is wrong because since implies something that has happened in the past and is still happening while got is ...
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Yet so far hath discretion fought with nature

Here's from Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 2 Yet so far hath discretion fought with nature That we with wisest sorrow think on him, Together with remembrance of ourselves. I'm wondering about ...
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Each question carries 0.5 marks vs Each question carries 0.5 mark

Which one is right and why? Does the answer change if instead of 0.5 we have let say 5.
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Do these mean the same: “your friends, boss” .vs. “your friends, your boss”?

Do these have the same meaning? And are they both grammatically correct? your friends, your lover, your boss, your dog. your friends, lover, boss, dog. I don't want to put "your" after ...
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“Matt was phoning while we were having dinner”

I'm self-studying now and I've found an exercise. Matt ... while we were having dinner. The correct answer is phoned. But I couldn't figure out why was phoning is not a right choice. There is ...
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Historicist critics incline

Historicist critics are inclined, even now, towards the explanation that Melville is Bartleby himself. Could you please explain to me why there is passive voice used in the sentence above? Can I ...
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Are there any universal rules in appropriating “_an,” “_sh,” “_es,” “_ch” for the demonyms of countries? [duplicate]

Suffixes indicating people and language of country vary by country: _an: American, German, Italian, Belgian, Australian, Russian, Ukrainian, Korean, Mexican, Brazilian, Chilean, Argentinean, ...
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Contraction [SUBJECT] + is with proper noun ending in s?

The possessive form (the car of Jesus) would be Jesus' car. If we say Jesus is 11. Would it also be Jesus' 11? Jesus's 11?
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Which is the correct grammar for the following phrase? [migrated]

I ask you consider I ask that you consider I ask you to consider Which is correct?
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How the verb becomes a gerund after “to”, e.g. “committed to helping you” [duplicate]

When we say I am looking forward to seeing you. instead of I am looking forward to see you. is the word "to" a preposition, attached to the verb as one word?
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“We propose the session focuses on …” or “We propose the session focus on …” Which is correct? [duplicate]

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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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? [duplicate]

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”? [closed]

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? [closed]

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?