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The guy sits in in meetings or The guy sits in meetings. [on hold]

Which is correct? Using: sitting in; to attend as a guest. How about: The guy sits in in a meeting. vs The guy sits in a meeting.
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Sentences starting with “One who”. “One” is highlighted as grammatical error in Ms Word [on hold]

One who surrenders to Jesus, definitely surrenders to God. "One" is highlighted as grammatical error in Ms Word. Why?
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From the new episode of GOT “You are not the only one who—”

"You are not the only one who owe your life to Jon Snow." Shouldn't it be, "You are not the only one who owes his life to Jon Snow."?
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Do you understand this? [on hold]

Let's say I have several water faucets in my house, but one of them has low water pressure and I say to you: "I have a water faucet which water is very weak." Would you understand that I have more ...
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If they had continued… question

"He headed the truck to the school, part way his wife decided to convince him to turn back to their house because there was fire everywere on the way to the school and she thought that they were going ...
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“Happy 2nd Birthday” is it correct?

What is the rule to follow when we add number to indicate the year in congratulating sentences? I'm sorry for my bad english.
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Should I say : Like the one of Robin & Batman, Or, like Robin & Batman's

Which one of those following sentences is the correct and proper one to use ? A true friendship endures forever just like the one of Robin and Batman. A true friendship endures forever just ...
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What shall I use to start before a subsentence, which or with?

Jane is the best student with her math score of 100. Or Jane is the best student, which her math score is 100. Which one is the more appropriate expression?
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Are these sentences stilted or are they are good as they are/ [closed]

"I'm currently taking up a bachelor's degree in history at a distance-learning college. Since history is not a popular degree in that school, they don't revise their history books/ modules regularly. ...
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Have, had, and Have had

Does the following sentence have a different meanings? I have a lot of tasks this week. I had a lot of tasks this week. I have had a lot of task this week.
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Comma after “here”

I've been speculating whether or not I can use a comma after "here"? Unfortunately I haven't been able to find any clarifying answers anywhere, or perhaps I haven't been searching enough. To the ...
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What are the differences between the following sentences

When the statement is written... When the statement has written... Is the first sentence using "written" as an adjective? Is the second sentence using the perfect-present tense? Do the two ...
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How to use “resulting”? [on hold]

My teacher gave me an error identification question, which is : "An itch resulting when a nerve that can carry pain is only slightly stimulated". I have a feeling the word "resulting" is a fault but ...
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The word “attention” when referring to a package or letter

There's a package here to the attention of [name] Or We have received a letter to the attention of [name] Are those statements grammatically correct? Thank you
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Surprisingly happy

I was wondering about this following sentence. Could anyone please help me with it? Please look at the following She was surprisingly happy to see me. I know that she was happy to see me. But what ...
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Use of its and it's [duplicate]

I always get confused when to use "it's" and when to use "its". I don't know how they are used. Also someone once told me that "its" is wrong while "it's" is correct. Kindly throw some light on ...
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Difference between go for and go with?

Example: I was torn between the blue and the white t-shirt but in the end I went for/with the white one.
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Please help me to understand the following definition of “Precautionary Principle”

for "precautionary princple", it gives the following definition. where there are threats or serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific cerntainty shall not be used as a reason for ...
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the usage of comma in sentence

Man has used wheels, in various forms for about 5,000 years. Why is a comma used before the phrase "in various forms"?
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Present Perfect Tense - Determine usage case

Present Perfect has two usage case: Case A: Say that an action happened at an unspecified time before now. Case B: To show that something started in the past and has continued up until now. How ...
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“In such environment” vs “In such an environment” [migrated]

I'd like to ask if there is any difference between "In such environment, we..." and "In such an environment, we...". If yes, then what does each phrase mean? If anyone happens to know the grammatical ...
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the usage of about in sentence

Man has used wheels for about 5000 years. In this sentence, what is the grammar usage of "about"? Is it an adjective or an adverb or a preposition?
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Inverted sentence/ reduced relative clause?

My student once asked me about one sentence he read on one particular site. It says " Attached is the receipt." He asked about what kind of grammar is used in the sentence. I am not sure if it is ...
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Having a hard time analyzing the grammatical structure of this sentence

The sentence is, "Listen to what she has to say." "To" is clearly a preposition, and "what she has to say" is clearly the prepositional complement. This is where I'm having trouble. How do I analyze ...
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Isn't this comma splices?

I found this on the page " word of the day; yom tov" on dictionary.com "I know it's yom tov, I know he must be celebrating his own seder with his family." (Irwin Wolfe, Goodbye Beaver Lake, 2001) ...
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Question about the phrase “interests me”

The teacher marked the words "interests me" in the following sentence to be gramatically wrong, why? I think the sentence is gramatically correct. "I never thought that I was going to be accepted ...
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Usage: “a type of … different from” vs. “a different type of …” [on hold]

Which is correct, or better? "It is a type of model different from what we have now" "It is a different type of model from what we have now" Please explain, thanks very much.
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Participial phrases as adverbs

In the sentence, "my dog ran up to me, wagging its tail," does "wagging its tail" modify "dog" or "ran"? Does rewriting the sentence as "wagging its tail, my dog ran up to me" change anything?
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Can someone please edit this sentence for the opening of an email [closed]

This email is to express my interest to perform my internship at Sunset Hotel this summer
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spoken grammar and pronouns [duplicate]

Please comment on this spoken structure that we seem to hear more often. Here's an example: Mr. Jones, he is the president of the company. What I was taught is: Mr. Jones (no pronoun) is the ...
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What's the proper way to write: Emily and Maggie's first birthday [duplicate]

Do you write 1. Join us for Emily's and Maggie's first birthday Or 2. Join us for Emily and Maggie's first birthday.
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He is adjustable or he is adjusting which is correct [closed]

He is of an adjustable nature Or He is very adjusting Which one is correct
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Is this a subordinated clause?

I am looking at the question "What do you think is in the box?". If a child trying to ask this question says "what do you think what is in the box?" with intonation reflecting that they are not ...
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Prepositions as subjects

I have some questions on the role of the subject in sentences. 1- When (in what sentences) a preposition can act as a subject (that is there is some object in that sentence which is the object of that ...
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Is there any rule on using possessive s [closed]

Why is "table's row/leg/dimensions/size (and many more)" correct but not "(the) car's radio" please? Is there any clear rule on using the possessive s in English please?
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Does this construction sound ok? [closed]

I'm translating IT-text from russian to english, and while such construction at the end of the below sentence sounds natural in russian, I have doubts on how it sounds for native english speakers. ...
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Meaning of “at least a quarter” in the quoted sentence [closed]

Consider the sentence, Any small and medium startup validates and rethinks the focus area at least a quarter which might change the approach towards their offerings What does the "at least a ...
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Pronunciation of Boys' room [closed]

I'm having a debate with a friend on whether I would say boys' room with an extra s or without. I refer to my boys (I have two) as a singular noun. Therefore, I feel that I'd say, 'I'm making pillows ...
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Correct usage of grammar [closed]

I want to ask that how to say exactly when we congrat someone on someone's behalf. ''I congratulated her on your behalf'' Is it correct?
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Usage of proposition with congratulated [closed]

'' I congratulated her on your behalf'' Is it correct?
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Adverb “already”

I have got a question about the adverb "already". Where should we put it in the sentence? Is "already" put after a subject and auxiliary verb but before predicate verb in the sentence? May we also put ...
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How to say correctly in the past login or logined? [on hold]

A person who perform login to site. This preson: "was login" to site "logined" to site Which version is correct?
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Is this sentence correct “ The first thing pop up in my head is…” [closed]

I am writing the email to say I don't know much but I only know this in my mind, can I say "The first thing pop up in my head is..."? Any comment is appreciated. Thank you
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Meaning of “copied” when used like this?

In the sentence "the last element copied", does it refer to the last element for which a copy is made, or does it refer to the actual copy of some other element?
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How to properly use “many more”

When is it okay to use "many more" in a sentence and when isn't it? I'm writing a group paper and having troubles with the following sentence: "Music teachers are responsible for many more grades, ...
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Future-In-The-Past Form of 'Should [subject]…, or should [subject]…?'-Type Sentences?

     Consider a present-tense sentence in which a story's narrator expresses a situation in which the character in focus is considering which of two alternative choices he or ...
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converting a phrasal verb into a noun?

Is it common to convert a phrasal verb into a noun, especially a phrasal verb having more than 2 words? I found phrases like "do some figuring out" or "have some figuring out to do" in these days. ...
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Is using the construction 'consider / to have' in a sentence incorrect? [closed]

Is it incorrect to say 'consider to have' in a sentence, such as "I do not consider the book to have a political viewpoint." Is the use of "to have" with the word "consider" proper English here?
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Is “I rewrite the paper” correct? [closed]

Is it correct to say "I rewrite the paper" and why? Instead of saying "I will rewrite the paper", "I rewrote the paper" or "I am rewriting the paper". Thanks
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'has not been yet extensively studied' vs 'has not been extensively studied yet' [closed]

Which of these is correct: 'In spite of all that, the effect itself has not been yet extensively studied ' or 'In spite of all that, the effect itself has not been extensively studied yet' ...