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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's the meaning of “would have been”?

"Who would've thought that working with you would have been a silver lining?" Actually, I don't quite understand the usage of "would have been"? What's the difference if I replace "would have been" ...
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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 [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 [closed]

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 ...