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'work so hard' or 'work too hard'? [closed]

" I know you're having a big test next Monday, but don't work yourself so hard" In this sentence, Can I possibly use "too hard" instead of "so hard"? Thanks in advance.
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both or either in negative sentences? [closed]

Hello native English speakers! I want to ask you about either and both. I tried to find similar questions in this site but I think they were not same with these ones. My questions are; I was ...
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I'm not 100% sure how I should construct the punctuation for a sentence.

I'm having one of those mornings where nothing seems quite right so would appreciate some input (... blah)" is highly inadvisable, but, these things happen."
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What does 'pack into' mean? [on hold]

"Yes, I suppose we'll have to get down to work soon, though I dont know how we'll able to, packed into that little space." In the sentence above, I don't get it why it has a comma after 'able to' and ...
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Please help me to give me sentence structure(grammar) detail [closed]

Please help me to give me sentence structure detail as following Nothing I did would ever satisfy my father. Like "did" <-- is it emphasizing word , it like I "do" have a problem isn't ...
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Past tense means politeness? [closed]

Questions asked using past tense, some examples like: "Would you mind...?", "Could you please...?", "Should I do...?", "Did you want...?" It seems people are using past tense in these sort of ...
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“It wasn't me …” or “It wasn't I …”? [duplicate]

Which of the following usage is correct, grammatically? a) It wasn't I who did this project. b) It wasn't me who did this project.
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Can I use 'which' and 'and' in the same sentence? [closed]

I want to write a sentence like: "We have used Castallia, which is network simulator, and Matlab to evaluate the performance." Is this sentence correct? Thanks.
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Is this sentence correct? about conditionals [closed]

I just want to send a letter for my educational advisor and my second question is as follows. I just want to know if I wrote it correctly! "My second question is that what educational documents I ...
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Adding a definition of a word in a sentence is confusing the reader

Problem description In the following paragraph. I am talking about the update of an Entity Linking system by using a Supervised Model. I also added a definition of what Entity Linking is in order to ...
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Preposition to use with (developed) [closed]

Which one is correct developed over the years, working across a varied spectrum of industries developed over the years through working across a varied spectrum of industries developed over the ...
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What is the plural of “contact person”? [on hold]

What is the plural of contact person? Can one say contact people?
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Correct or not correct [closed]

Which of these is or are correct? A: Have you got any money? B : Yes, little Or A: Have you got any money? B : Yes, a little Or Both
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Is it may or might?

I know that the past tense of may is might so, basically, if the truth of the situation is known, you use "might have." For example: If I were to go to the store but didn't, I would say: I might ...
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Can I start a sentence with “To do so,..”

Ex: I will cook a rabbit. To do so, I will have to hunt one in the forest. Is this construction correct? Can it be used in a formal sentence? Thanks a lot!
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What is a good practice to improve english online? [closed]

I am trying hard to improve my written english. Specifically, I want to improve the quality of my written texts in terms of vocabulary and sentence structuring. Can you please let me know some useful ...
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Does “Per se” need to be pluralized? [closed]

Per se is a phrase that means "in and of itself". According to google, it can mean "in and of itself/themselves". But, I'm not entirely convinced. Per se is not technically English as far as I know, ...
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Commas in French [closed]

When listing French words that are separated by commas do I need to put L' Le La les or just the French word.
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Is using *Our mind remembers* wrong English?

I said to my teacher-"Our mind remembers...".He said this is wrong and the correct is-"our minds remember...".I told him that if we keep the verb as 'remembers' my statement seems correct.But he said ...
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This phrase “Including but not limited to” put me in confusion [on hold]

Who has to bear the costs? Individual or Firm? Which are the costs does Firm will bear and which are the costs an individual/self has to bear? All other costs, including but not limited to cost of ...
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Why isn't the objective case of the pronoun used in the given sentence? [duplicate]

"It is not we who are stupid," answered the camel-men, "but you." I would say that sentence should be "It is not us who are stupid", because it is usual practice to use objective case after verbs ...
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I'll be doing my homework- what is the form [closed]

Don't come around at 7 PM. I'll be doing my homework-
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Performance or performances? [duplicate]

Is the correct term, "well done to the English on their performance or performances."? I believe "performance" to be the correct choice.
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“Making it easier to recognize A”, “making A easier to recognize”, and more [closed]

Are the following three sentences grammatically correct? If yes, what is the difference in the correct ones? This will make it easier to recognize the object. This will make the object easier to ...
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Where vs when - a matter of place or one of… time

Educated by weaklings, idolators of stigmata, especially fragmentary ones, we belong to a clinical age when only cases count. This is a quote from E.M. Cioran's book ''All Gall Is Divided'' (...
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Is it "the clients orders or the client´s orders [closed]

Just a question regarding my CV translation into english, In this sentence: I supervised.... a)the clients orders b)the client´s orders? Which one of them is correct?? Thank you for your time, ...
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Is this sentence grammatically correct without the use of the definite article? [closed]

Is this sentence grammatically correct without using "the" before "water"? " All water was drunk". By the way, the sentence was written without a context.
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Is this the correct usage? [closed]

I'm trying to translate a research paper regarding the history of translation in Iran. the original text is in Farsi so I have to translate it to English. So I have translated one paragraph in this ...
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Is it okay to use two predicates of different tenses within one sentence? [closed]

Is it okay to use two predicates of different tenses within one sentence? For example: She remains silent during the most of the class and has already been caught sleeping a few times.
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In the easiest of ways [closed]

Is the phrase highlighted below grammatical? Achieve something in the easiest of ways.
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Via and its usage

We had a discussion over over the correct usage and meaning of the following sentences. Sign up via (web.link) or calling (phone number) by DD MMM ‘YY. vs. Sign up via (web.link) or call (...
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What is the correct term for “2” vs “two”? [closed]

When written this way, "2", what is the correct term? When written this way, "two", what is the correct term?
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difference between the and a in this context with relative clause [migrated]

What is the difference between those sentences? He is the person I needed for the job. He is a person I needed for the job. And... This is not a place I wanted to go. This is ...
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Does “towed out the hangar” violate any grammar rules? [closed]

"The plane was towed out of the hangar." "The plane was towed out the hangar." I found myself writing that second sentence because it's shorter and seems to flow better. Does it violate any grammar ...
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Multiple nouns and genitive - how to tell whether it applies to all or just the last one?

Having the following definition, as a non-native speaker I find it difficult to tell its correct meaning. A planned and systematic means for assuring management that the defined standards, ...
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“May indeed be” or “May be indeed” [closed]

Which of the following are correct? Some of the documents method A considers relevant may be indeed irrelevant. Some of the documents method A considers relevant may indeed be irrelevant.
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Is there a difference between a picture of me and a picture of mine?

Is there a difference between a picture of me and a picture of mine? As far as I know, a picture of mine is correct. I wonder if we can use 'a picture of me' in a particular context.
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Names with “The” in them [duplicate]

What's the term given to names with "The" in the middle of them, for example; "Robert The Red" or "James The Great"?
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Infinitive/ Gerund/ By+gerund

I've been searching Google but the corpus does not really help this time. Are all the examples below correct and idiomatic? I will appreciate it if you support your answers with rules and not just ...
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Is there a name for phrases that group together opposites? [closed]

Is there a name for this type of phrase that groups together opposite words or concepts? Examples: "In and out", "upside down", "inside out", "stop and go."
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Tense for something that occurs after something else in the past [closed]

I was wondering what the proper tense would be to describe a later action in a sentence that is written in a past tense. For instance: He listened as his parents told him what would be expected of ...
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subject-verb-agreement-is-are-in-certain-specific-cases [migrated]

Which form of the verb "to be" is correct in each of the following sentences or phrases? My best guess is listed for each case: •"Neither one of them is/are..." <-I think it's IS because neither ...
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'Almost people' or 'Almost all people'? [closed]

My japanese students always insist on using 'almost people'. It doesn't sound correct to me but I can't seem to explain clearly. Please tell me if this phrase is really wrong or not. Thanks a lot!
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confusion in helping verb of sentences

Why can't we use helping verbs in positive sentences of present simple tense and past simple tense? Such as: She makes tea. They went to park. If we convert them into negative or ...
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Rreduced to “less than a maximum of 10%” vs “less than 10%” - difference [closed]

In a book, it reads the following: Dollars spent on these activities will be reduced to less than a maximum of 10% per project. I wonder what is difference if there simply was "to less than ...