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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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Is this sentence grammatically correct? Please help :)

I would rather give birth in shark than be killed by a bear
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Use of “with” in a sentence for a website

Can I use "with" to tell something about a website named "Text Compare", the website is for comparing text and I want to use this sentence "You can see the difference clear with Text Compare" Is it ...
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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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Does this make grammatical sense? 2

Rev. Princess Elizabeth Smith nee Miller was born on Sept. 22nd, 1954 to the proud marital union of Everette and Minister Ivamae Miller (deceased).
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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 [on hold]

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 [on hold]

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 [on hold]

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 ...
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What is the equivalent in English of the French sentence part “complément de phrase”?

In French, a sentence has two essential syntactic parts (the subject and the predicate) and may have one or more "complément de phrase", which are optional parts. "complément de phrase" = "sentence ...
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Is this riddle worded correctly?

So I've just read this riddle online: A baby falls off a 20 story building and survives. How is this possible? Answer: He feel on the ground floor. Currently, I'm under the impression that ...
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Can we interchange “as” and “which” in this sentence?

"Memory is also susceptible to them, as is thinking more generally." Can I use "which" instead of "as"? And why?
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I want to know the difference between can I and could i

I am learning grammar and I feel some confusion between the usage of can I and could I. Is there some rule I should use?
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Using them for a single person? [duplicate]

Is this correct English? "Apparently, this user prefers to keep an air of mystery about them." As found on another Stackexchange, for instance here: https://stackoverflow.com/users/4167722/finn
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He uses my car for one hour every day. vs He has been using my car for one hour every day

What is the difference between Present Simple and Present Perfect Continuous when we use them for "something that happens again and again in the present". Ex: He uses my car for one hour every day. ...
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“Then this” vs “Then that” [duplicate]

I have the following paragraph: We often write hundreds of lines of code to express simple concepts. This code takes time to develop and maintain - and if you’re writing tests, then that time ...
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Which is more succinct and why?

Version A: Foresters discovered that trees killed by acid rain had begun to die four years earlier, even though the trees had shown no signs of disease then. Version B: Foresters discovered ...
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“Will it show under X”

Is it just me or is there something wrong with the sentence below. I saw something like this recently: If I upload something from the backend, will it show under Latest? I don't know but the ...
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x in press Or Press releases about x [on hold]

Assume that I have a software called x and I want to write a post about it. I will put some news websites to the post which are covered x. But I can't choose the title. Should it be "x in press" or ...
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The pronunciation rules of words which begin 'Com-, Col-, Cor-' or 'Con-'

What is the standard rule, if there is one, for pronouncing words beginning with the prefixes com-, col-, cor-, con-? Very often these words have an /ɒ/ vowel, like in the word hot - in Gen ...
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Using mostly at the end of the sentence

When using mostly at the end of the sentence, do I need a comma like this? He finally did it by using rockets, mostly. Or can I just leave it as it is like this? He finally did it by using ...
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I will not in any case kick the ball or I will in any case not kick the ball?

I will not in any case kick the ball. I will in any case not kick the ball. I in any case will not kick the ball. I will not kick in any case the ball. I think only the fourth one ...
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Is it ok to use finally at the end of the sentence like this?

Is it ok to use finally at the end of the sentence like this? I am a teacher finally! Or are the ones below the only possible ones? I finally am a teacher / I am finally a teacher You see, ...
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kindly help me rating my english grammar and style in this cv cover letter cause i am not native [on hold]

    I am pleased writing you for applying a position in your financial affairs department as a financial accountant,   For the past 4 years I have worked as an accountant, where I have developed ...
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Correct usage of “a” and “an”

Why has the usage of the articles "a" and "an" become reversed over the past several years, ie "a apple" "an banana"? I just looked this up on English Club and the rule is still the same-"a" for ...
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“It was always” vs “I was always” vs “I would always”

No matter where I went with her, it was always the right place. No matter where I went with her, I was always in the right place. No matter where I went with her, I would always be in the ...
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is that right to say have charged our taxes? [on hold]

Is that right to say? send us certificate stating that you have charged our taxes with the amount of 5000 and you are going to get this amount deducted from the next invoice
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How to make questions using “who”? [duplicate]

I extracted this from L.R.H Chapman grammar two book. An example was given like this : Question : Who did jack meet at the station? Answer : Jack met his uncle at the station I am not ...
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how to find the correct noun that a relative or adjective clause not following

Its easy to identify the correct noun when the clause modifying that particular noun is immediately followed. ...but how to identify the correct noun (noun not immediately followed by the adjective ...
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At its own discretion

Is the sentence Company A can block this account at its discretion in case they think it harms them. stylistically and grammatically correct? Also can the word harms used here?
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Do I have to put “that is” in this sentence?

A watch not worth a penny was being sold there. In this sentence, do I have to, must and should put "that is" like this? A watch that is not worth a penny was being sold there. Please ...
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'Scenic box'… is it correct?

I would like to use an expression that refers to a theatre space, a stage space, or any space for performing theatre: the space for a 'scene' in general. The expression is 'scenic box'. Is it ...
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Why the word “common ground” as noun does not contain or unnecessary to have a hyphen?

Why the word "common ground" as noun does not contain or unnecessary to have a hyphen? Is this compound term correct?
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How to manage all aspects of cohesion well?

What are some usefull tips to manage all aspects of cohesion?. As a non native English speaker, I would like to learn to use cohesive devices effectively avoiding cohesion between sentences may be ...
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When we can use IS or Are with those sentences? [duplicate]

Fifty meters (is, are) the length of this pool. Ten dollars (is, are) too much to pay for a book. One sixth of the cake (was, were) eaten. One half of the students (is, are) going. Kindly help me ...
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Meaning of “X is 6 times less than Y” [duplicate]

I encountered a Physics Problem in which I can't understand the meaning of this sentence "X is 6 times less than Y". What does this expression mean?
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It is possible + infinitive

It is not possible to keep abreast of the normal tides of acquisition. (Source) Can someone analyze this sentence? My first thought was that the infinitive 'to keep' modifies possible, but then ...
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abbreviation for number neutral?

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this.. But when identifying pronouns, they are often given codes 1ms = 1st person masculine singular and if a language, e.g. english and many others, ...