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The film was tried to be masked as a fictional movie [duplicate]

I wrote the following sentence in my exam The film was tried to be masked as a fictional movie. My teacher had underlined this part of the text and told me that it was incorrect. The idea was to say ...
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What does 'since' imply in this sentence?

Sentence: "I have never seen such a fine display of fast bowling SINCE Glen Mcgrath played for the Australian Cricket team" Does this sentence mean Glen Mcgrath is no longer playing for Australian ...
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the English Language Teacher [duplicate]

I was taught that with the word language, the definite article is used. The English language versus English The English language Teacher versus English teacher What are article usage ...
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The mayor as well as his brothers is/are going to prison

Which of these is correct? The mayor as well as his brothers is going to prison. The mayor as well as his brothers are going to prison.
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can we contract plural nouns with present perfect

In either in writing or speech, can we contract plural noun with the present perfect? For example, can we say or write: The children've eaten ?
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Is it correct to use “are been” [on hold]

My question is: is it grammatically correct to use "are been" or "is been" is a sentence like "few problem which are been examined"? Thanks,
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Verbal problem?

"My attitude may contradict itself, saying that something is impossible but then encouraging one to try to do so." Is "encouraging" in a wrong form or I am way off here? Some insight from somebody ...
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What is the correct way to say? “Do you see my screen” or “can you see my screen”? [on hold]

What is the correct way to say? "Do you see my screen" or "can you see my screen"?
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My father works in an office [on hold]

In this sentence father is common noun or proper noun? Why? My father works in an office.
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SAT grammar question, why “using” is incorrect?

SAT grammar question: (It appears) that natural rubber was first processed (by) the ancient Mayan people, (using) it to make sandals, figurines, and even some rundimentary sports equipment. (No ...
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Can I use a reflexive pronoun in the same sentence with the person represented by the pronoun?

This is the sentence: The image on the screen stares back at Susan with eerie intensity – it is a picture of herself Microsoft Word would like me to say "her", not "herself".
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Is this sentence grammatically correct ? Also provide correction [on hold]

Granting that he has a very great influence, he cannot injure us.
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grammar of the sentence : “They suggested that the washing machine not be put in that place” [on hold]

is this sentence correct: They suggested that the washing machine not be put in that place (?)
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“Almost-finished” versus “almost finished”

I am attaching an almost-finished version of the report. I am attaching an almost finished version of the report. Which is the preferred form, (1) or (2)? Why?
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What's the difference between “I'm” and “I am”? [on hold]

I really wonder. Like, sometimes we use "I'm", and sometimes we use "I am".
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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 usage and meaning of the word “off” [on hold]

These are two sentences from A Game of Thrones: 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 ...
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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? [on hold]

"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”? [on hold]

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 [on hold]

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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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?

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 sentence ...
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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 [on hold]

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? [closed]

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 ...