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Usage of Was and Has in an context [closed]

I am working in an organization for almost 8 years, when I give a speech about my journey at my organization... should I use Was or Has.. example It has been a good experience or It was a good ...
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Preposition following “boarded” [closed]

Which one is the correct preposition - She boarded ____ his compartment. I am confused between in and at. And on second thought, will it be okay if I skip the preposition here? The situation is ...
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What is the difference between 'valuation' and 'evaluation'? [closed]

I heard that there are some differences between the words 'valuation' and 'evaluation.' What is the difference between 'valuation' and 'evaluation' in meaning?
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Can the preposition 'in' be omitted here? [migrated]

Here are two sentences. 1. What are you doing in here? 2. What are you doing here? What is the difference between the two sentences? (between No,1 and No,2 sentences) Is there any grammar to omit ...
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Term for “there” support? [duplicate]

I am currently learning German on Duolingo and one of the phrases for translation is "There is oil on the shirts" which in German comes out as "Oil is on the shirts" which works just as well in ...
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Usage of a particular phrase

Just a quick question while writing an essay: how does one use the "until eventually" phrase properly in a sentence? More specifically, location of punctuation and if it is even grammatically correct. ...
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word usage or grammatically correct

...structure will stand for generations to come, just as it did for generations now past... Is the word now grammatically correct in this usage or even necessary?
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Resume Summary - Correct Grammar [closed]

I am currently in the process of creating a resume. Here is my working summary: My skills include strong interpersonal and problem solving skills. I have one plus years of cashier experience ...
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Would have blossomed…get [closed]

It would have blossomed by the time we get there. Does this make sense to you? Is the "would" used correctly? Thank you
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“Can you tell me where is the bank?” or “where the bank is.” [duplicate]

Can you tell me which of the following sentences is grammatical? "Could you tell me where the bank is, please?" "Could you tell me where is the bank, please?" And please, explain why. Thank you in ...
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Can “i.e.” refer to the whole sentence?

I've seen sentences like this one in which "i.e." refers to a word or a phrase: I like citrus fruits, i.e. the juicy, edible fruits with leathery, aromatic rinds of any of numerous tropical, ...
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Superlatives; perfect faster or perfect fast [closed]

It is correct to use perfect faster or perfect fast? Is it possible to have two superlatives together?
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Difference between “ADJ enough to VERB” and “so ADJ as to VERB”

What's the difference between the two structures: ADJ enough to VERB "he is fool enough to pretend like that" "But was their crime great enough to merit a death sentence?" "Apple offers products ...
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Repeating 'both' and 'either' [on hold]

Other than being awkward and difficult to interpret, is the usage of many consecutive instances of 'both' and 'either' in a sentence technically correct? If so, does each group of two need to be ...
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Is the question inside grammatically correct? [closed]

This is the question: How have you and your husband managed to survive during the war? Is it grammatically correct? If not, how can I make it correct? Thanks!
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when to use the past/the last

If I want to say that I was sick for two weeks (two weeks before NOW because NOW I am not sick anymore), how would I say that? Would it be like this: 'I was sick the past two weeks.' I ask this ...
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reporting past simple tense [closed]

Choose: He said that while he was watching television, the light (went/had gone) out. Some people say that past simple tense doesn't change in indirect speech, but my teacher says that the direct ...
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What's the difference between respected and respectable? [closed]

He is highly [respected/respectable] owing to his good manners and gratefulness. I know the difference but I can't decide which one to choose, either he is respected (the passive form)or he is ...
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What is the plural form of 'apocalypse'?

It was asked facetiously on the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer years ago, but surprisingly I have been unable to find a definitive answer on any of the common reference sites (such as ...
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A grammatical problem with verbs

I am writing a paper, and I am stuck into this grammar problem: As has been proven As was proven Which one in correct?
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Difference between usage of 'to' and 'of'

What is the difference between the right to freedom of speech and the right of freedom of speech? Secondly, since in India this right is a provision mentioned in the Constitution, while writing it ...
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As a(n) noun vs as only

I wonder about the use of as a and as (only) in writing. Can you explain when it is correct to quantify the noun when presenting oneself? I will paste some examples for clarity. Are there any rules ...
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Use of subjunctive form

I know that when you introduce a statement with 'if,' you are speaking in the subjunctive and therefore use 'were' instead of 'was' (e.g., "If I were to do this thing, something else would happen."). ...
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Does it makes a difference to say whether he is rather than whether he isn't?

In other words, since the use of the word whether, automatically assume one thing in both ways (like he is or he isn't), does it matter or makes any significant difference to say it one way rather ...
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Which is grammatically correct? [closed]

What is grammatically correct - There were statues built for the 47 "lost lives" of the fire disaster, or "lives lost" in the fire disaster?
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“design to” vs “design for”

I have a question regarding the usage of the word "design". Which is correct when I'd like to say that I wrote the book for the people to learn English grammar quickly, (1)this book is designed to ...
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Sum on interest [closed]

What is the meaning of this statement? She shall receive 5% interest for each year on the sum of $100,000 for 10 years. Does it mean that she has to get $100,000 (it say ON the SUM) plus ...
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may just have yet to upload or may just have not uploaded yet

I am trying to decide between "may just have yet to upload" or "may just have not yet uploaded" Is one preferable to another technically (not just opinion).
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Usage of the terms “reads” and “says” [closed]

If I'm not mistaken, isn't it grammatically correct to use the syntax "The sign reads X" instead of "The sign says X"?
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“With his closed eyes” vs “With his eyes closed” [migrated]

Context: (Sherlock Holmes and the Duke's Son / Oxford University Press) He was a large man, tall, well-dressed, and important-looking, He came into the room, walked to one of the big chairs, and ...
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Too or Also: which one puts more emphasis on the second sentence? [closed]

Which adverb is preferred to emphasize more the second sentence? I.e. She contacted him in the office but he didn’t answer the phone. Also, his mobile phone was silent. or His mobile phone was ...
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Difference between get to and get at [closed]

What is the difference between 'get to Victoria Station' and 'get at Victoria Station'?
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How to write correctly chains of nouns with plurals like “Messages List” and “Apple Count” for IT

Especially in IT it is often neccessary to write chains of nouns like "Messages List" because one cannot use "The list of messages" for variable name in a programming language. I can't understand how ...
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In my cover letter: Express win-win situation for both sides [closed]

I am applying for a job. At the end of my cover letter I write: The positiona at [...] allows me to apply and expand my theoretical and technical knowledge in the area of [xxx] and [xy] ...
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Words to use instead of 'because' because 'because' is inherently ambiguous

What alternatives do we have other than 'because'? 'Because' guarantees you will be partially understood at best because unmodified uses of the word 'because' could mean 'solely because' or 'partly ...
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“Fig. x depicts” vs. “As depicted in Fig. x” in scientific publications

My boss doesn't like it, if I use phrases like "Fig. x depicts" or "Fig. x shows" in scientific publications and wants me to use passive form instead. However, I didn't find any reference that the use ...
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“She talked about how…” Grammar Rule

I'm trying to find the grammar rule or name that explains these types of sentences: The movie was about how we all need to love each other. She talked about how there is a great fear of technology. ...
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where we use “what” and where we use “which”? [duplicate]

Sometimes, I get confused when I want to ask a question,so I need some clarification.
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What is the grammatical subject in these phrases: “what is there to eat?” and “who is at the door”

If I say "there's something to eat, most analyses I have seen seem to imply that the pronoun "there" is the grammatical subject in similar existential sentences (but not all sentences with "there + ...
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Which part of the sentence the bold part refers to?

The following is an excerpt from a USDOS Country report. I am trying to determine, based on the structure of the sentence what does the bold phrase refer to: all the charges or only the charge of ...
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“Details on” or “Details about”? Use in technical writing

I'm writing a technical text about the information in a report, dealing with telecommunication procedures. I want to highlight that the information field I'm referring to doesn't provide any ...
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Become / get, successfully / effectually, together / common / united [closed]

Currently I'm looking for a product name. The goal of this product is that everyone can get successful with the power of a network (together, united) But I don't know which combination makes sense: ...
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My school (follows/runs/runs on) a British curriculum?

While trying to describe the curriculum my school uses I found myself struggling to find the appropriate verb to use. Do I say: My school runs the CIE curriculum. Or My school follows the CIE ...
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Adjective or possessive? [migrated]

Consider the following sentence: Who is the president of France? I want to build a shorter sentence and I don't know if I should use a noun adjective or possessive mark: Who is the France's ...
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“Data card deposited with Jon Doe.” Is this sentence correct?

"Data card deposited with Jon Doe." Vs "Data card deposited to Jon Doe." which is the correct sentence? Situation is that some device has been returned to the concerned department personnel.
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Different ways of using <pronoun> + 'd + <verb> [closed]

I'm sorry the title makes little sense but I don't know how to phrase it differently. In a sentence like When I was a kid, I'd go to school every morning the 'd stands for I used to, right? ...
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What does permeate mean in this sentence?

"I like girls who are just as confident without make-up on than when they are when it permeates their face." I saw it on Twitter. In this sentence, does permeate mean when makeup covers the whole ...
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Place of adverb with BE [closed]

Where do I place the adverb of frequency in a short answer with BE ? Example: "Yes, I always am" or "Yes, I am always" ?
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Is the phrase “Next waiting!” by retail staff incorrect grammar?

In Australian retail stores the phrase "Next waiting!" has become an idiom. As I understand it, it is a contraction of "Can I serve the person next waiting?". When the idiom is used, it is snapped ...