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I need help on using until/till in a sentence

I don't know what to choose, that's why I am here to ask this question. I have been paying this amount since November 2013 until/till now.
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What would this sentence be considered?

"I wonder why X's don't have (insert subject) and you do" Is it a question? Statement? A question imbedded in a statement? Or would it depend on the tone that was used? Thank you in advance.
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Parse: It's his job **to stand there.**

"It is his job to stand there" What's the function of the infinitive phrase in this sentence? I'm leaning towards it being an appositive of the complement "his job" or of the subject "it", but I'm ...
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Meaning of “look as far off now as they did them”

"Well, Tormance is a big place. But I have an infallible rule, Corpang. As I come from the south, I always go due north." "That will take us to Lichstorm." Maskull gazed at the ...
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What is the difference in meaning between “wouldn't be spending” and “wouldn't spend”?

The sentence in the text goes: You wouldn't be spending it for fun. The "it" refers to some money the husband wants to spend on expanding his business and his wife is saying she agrees with that ...
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Is it natural to say “Ok, I will”?

To me it seems perfectly fine, but I heard from a native speaker that it does not sound natural. For example: — Will you please send the assets by tomorrow? — Ok I will. Does this sound ...
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How do we respond to tag question after urgings starting with 'Let's'?

There is a question bothering me. It is about an acceptable response to a tag question following Let's ... The following example is from English Club: A: "Let's go, shall we?" B: "________." ...
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“Your” home or home

Which is correct: You should be reaching your home any minute. or You should be reaching home any minute.
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Research have or has addressed in exceptional case

I have the following sentence: Since research, for example, by Doe et al. has addressed… Is has in this case still correct? Or is have correct, because it is referencing to Doe et al.?
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correct formation of thesis title

Is the grammar of the thesis' title below correct? FYI, SMA NEGERI 3 MAKASSAR is an institution. It's a high school name. THE DIFFERENCE OF STUDENTS’ LEARNING ACHIEVEMENT ON HYDROSPHERE MATERIAL ...
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“The Germans were attacking, and the French”. Why is it wrong?

I worked on my paper, and my brother on a project. The width was 3 meters, and the length 4 meters. These are omitted version of those sentences below, grammatically correct, and make ...
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Sentences with coordinating conjunctions between two nouns omitted

There are sentences like this in many literature books: He held a gun, a sword, a bible. It is not a sentence, just a phrase. They do not have word "and" and "but". I think those should be ...
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copulation with uneven noun-phrases

One can use the copula to connect noun phrases of different number. Example: The conversational topic that kept us pleasantly chatting was the different Southern dialects in the US. Here it ...
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Is it “in the episode” or “on the episode”?

Which one is correct "in the episode" or "on the episode"? If I talk about a specific episode do I have to use "on" like "on episode 40"? Is that correct?
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I can't understand what your point is or I can't understand what is your point?

What is it correct to say: I can't understand what your point is? or I can't understand what is your point?
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The Expression “Drop it.” Stop talking about it

There are some phrasal verbs with drop, such as: Drop in Drop by Drop off Drop out etc... I saw the expression "Just drop it" used in a movie to express 'stop talking about it'. I'm just curious ...
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Sentences with no object

I have known for years that sentences do not have to contain the objects. But there are some problems I am facing with great difficulty. For example, sentences below make perfect sense. I missed ...
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Did you still want vs Do you still want

Is it grammatically correct to ask: "Did you still want to go to the park today?" Or should it be: "Do you still want to go to the park today?"
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Adjective for something that allows you to be productive

I'm trying to describe a programming language. It's a language that's been designed by its creators to allow us, as the developers (users of the language) to be productive. I have a feeling the ...
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question from sat

I'm so confused about this question. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow PUSH _______ to encourage diverse populations to become socially and politically active, was created in 1996 by the merging of 2 ...
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Is this correct to say “a large group of crowd(s)”

Crowd means a large number of persons gathered together, however I've found some examples in which this expression is used "a large group of crowd". In the future, these flying drones may be seen ...
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Does this sentence use inversion correctly? [on hold]

Does this sentence use inversion correctly: I don’t think just by seeing other people having luxury cars can a good person be made bad. If not, please tell me the best way for it to work.
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Is the use of whom appropriate in the phrase “You are with whom your mind is.”?

And why? I always see whom used in questions. This is not a question, is a statement. Whom sounds correct to me, but I'm not sure if it is and why. The "rules" I've seen around are all for ...
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Should you use an apostrophe in this example?

I received an invitation to a meal, with the following sentence: Partners Welcome - Menu’s to Follow The message the author was trying to get across is "the menu(s) will be announced at a later ...
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Flags flying Souls [on hold]

If I may hold your attention for the moment while I decode the seemingly cryptic title, I shall endeavour to make the question worth your while. I would like to know if I can use, both in speech and ...
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Which word order is correct? [on hold]

Which sentence is correct: Regarding extra expenses, what should I do? or Regarding extra expenses, what I should do?
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The usage of “myself” - possessive

I was reading through some of the posts regarding reference to something "possessed" by more than one person, and I can't seem to find an agreement of the usage of of myself. Is it correct to say the ...
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What's the underlying grammar of the bold part of this sentence?

As of 2014, 38 percent of the world's human population has used the services of the Internet within the past year—over 100 times more people than were using it in 1995. According to what I've ...
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Is it grammatically correct to say “Year of built”?

Is it grammatically correct to say: Year of built 1922 when talking about house or some other building? I know i should probably use phrase: Built in 1922 or just Built 1922 but I ...
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Is it “Victory is mine” or “Victory is mines”? [on hold]

Which one is correct? Victory is mine. Victory is mines. I'm not sure if mines is even being used correctly here.
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what's the term for who's talking to who?

I was updating a change in my demo app that looks like: -"Wow that was cool...but how can I work with you for python/django/and beyond?" +"Wow that was cool...but how can I work with your author for ...
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What is the function of “as” in the sentence?

China is not in crisis. However, its ability to evolve smoothly from a command to a market economy is in question as never before. What is the function of "as" in the sentence above? What is the ...
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Why do these sentences sound unnatural

If I say : "It is hard to choose which to eat between a candy and a chocolate." Or "If not stealing my stuff, I don't care about him acting like a thief." It sounds so unnatural. Is there a grammar ...
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parenthetical aside with “to”

This sentence, to me at least, seems fine as is. In this sentence, I believe "to me at least" to be a parenthetical aside, and it looks completely acceptable. But my English teacher said that I ...
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why do we use 'get' before some verbs

I was just curious why do we use 'get' before some verbs. For example, get married, get hungry, and get angry.
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Regional omission of “to be.”

I've noticed that people from the Washington, Oregon area tend to omit "to be" when describing something that needs to be completed. For example, just today one of my consulting engineers sent me an ...
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Grammar of present perfect continous of sit and stand

I've often been seeing phrases like the following lately: s/he has been stood s/he has been sat used instead of the present perfect continous i.e.: s/he has been standing s/he has ...
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Those who or who [on hold]

Thank you, Lord, for the teachers those who care for me. Thank you, Lord, for the teachers who care for me. Which of these two would be more correct? Thanks in advance.
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Can “that ” refer to action?

I got confused from SAT practice. An expedition was sent in 1949 to check [a Turkish villager's reporting] he had seen the remains of Noah's ark on Mount Ararat. A: a Turkish villager's ...
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Is this OK to use more than one and in a sentence [duplicate]

Is this OK to use more than one and in a sentence. Like this I brought mangoes and oranges and also fixed the AC.
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Enter text or Enter the text [on hold]

Is it correct to write "Enter text" or "Enter the text" as a placeholder? Also, should all the words begin with a capital letter?
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What should I use “can” or “could”? [migrated]

I am stucking at "can" and "could" definition in my words sentence.What should i use? [Like ebay Auction rule] 1.You are responsible to pay the charges within 7 days after won. If not,you couldn't ...
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Was I confused? I were [duplicate]

Would it be A or B? A.) A wide variety of classes was added. B.) A wide variety of classes were added.
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What is the correct way to say that the electricity has come back after a power outage?

English is a second language for me. If I translate literally from my native language, I'll say, "The electricity has gone." and "The electricity has come". For the first sentence, we say things like ...
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What's the function of 'adding to' here [closed]

As the day drew to a close, Norwegians continued to pay their tribute to the dead, adding to the carpet of flowers outside the cathedral. I just read this and I wondered what adding to means ...
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Modal Verbs: HELP [closed]

I am studying to pass the admission exam for my unbiversity in Italy. I found a question of which I cannot find the sense. Should you need any help putting up those kitchen shelves, I can give you a ...
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Grammar Punctuation Proofreading [closed]

The deprivation of blood glucose level in fatigue performance will abate nervous system ability to understand the given task, and therefore failing the initial stimulation along with hampering any ...
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'There's nothing to match tea as a refreshing drink.' [migrated]

I'm doing a grammar exercise and I have to complete the sentence underneath A cup of tea is the most refreshing drink of all. There's.................as a refreshing drink. The given word is ...
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He promised to help be if I was in trouble

Is the sentence "He promised to help be if I was in trouble" right? I am not sure about past simple after "if". Probably would be suits better?
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Don't VS Doesn't

I'd like to ask a question regarding proper grammar in this case. In a scenario where I say "It is you who doesn't know what you are talking about", is that grammatically correct or should it be "It ...