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reason for verbs ending with s when different pronouns are used wish vs wishes

I want to know what is the reason for I/You/we/they/ agreeing with wish/drive/walk/eat but he/she/it/John must be paired with wishes/drives/walks/eats. I thought it was because it was third person ...
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the usage of until now

1- I am studying my lesson until now. 2-I have studied my lesson until now. 3-I have been studying my lesson until now. What are the differences between these three sentences ?
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become or becomes

Is this correct? My first instinct says it should be becomes/became or had become but I am not sure, thanks. "... for what is and what is not art become blurred with the postmodern and modernist ...
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Expresssing the number of objects

Is the following sentence grammatically correct? G is generated by 2k+t number of 7-cycles. Edit: I found the following expressions then the product set A X B has the arithmetic n X m number ...
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Grammar related questions

I am a little confused about these sentences. Would love to have your help. Thank you... If possible then please tell then why the other option(s) isn't correct, Q1 - If you ____ you would ...
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When to use “first” and “last” when they coincide?

To be more specific, I'm referring to a sentence of the following type: The next event will be even bigger than the last. In the case that the "next" event is the second event and the "last" ...
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Is 'seeing' after 'open to' a correct sentence?

In a book that I'm reading, there is a sentence: We seem to be quite open to seeing others as people rather than coworkers or competitors. I just wonder I should be see not seeing in the above ...
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Is this sentence correct? - Possession related

Are you tired of writers writing your content out of the blues? Does the word writers require possession? Should it be: writer's writing or writers' writing
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Help with - is, or is that

If I say: What they really mean is, everyone will be making 25 cents on the dollar. or What they really mean is that everyone will be making 25 cents on the dollar.
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Can I use the word “lead” in this way?

I will lead you to look around the museum. Can "lead" take its object as infinitive ?
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Sentence with two possible meanings

I was reading this sentence and was a bit confused because it has two possible meanings: But I want to terminate the session as soon as user closes the browser using Ajax.           — Source ...
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use of “how” and “In”

My question is whether "How" can be preceded by "in" in a sentence and if the following instance where it has been used is grammatically correct. One of the major ways in which the current times ...
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Is there anything wrong with my interpretation of this sentence?

I'm not sure about the meaning of Flights arriving on Jet Green Air have been delayed intermittently. This sentence is found on this website. The following is my interpretation of this ...
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“May I know what the status of my application is” or “May I know what is the status of my application?” [migrated]

Which should be the correct sentence? I think the latter is the correct one, while my friend picks the former.
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grammatical function of “think” in “to make us think”?

I'm a teacher, working on verbs with my students--and I got stumped by this sentence: "Consumers are using products ... that are advertised to make us think they assist in weight loss" the word ...
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Grammar rule for 'the' in front of a noun

Is there an exhaustive list of rules for when to put 'the' in front of a noun, more specifically a location? I want my program to be able to be smart about doing exactly this when building sentences. ...
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About writing: From an economical point of view or from an economic point of view? [duplicate]

Is it right to say in an opinion essay, from an economical point of view? (with the final "al" in the word economical?) Our English teacher claimed this to be wrong in class and that 70% of the ...
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“Will” and “going to” (Murphy's ‘Grammar in Use’ exercise)

Here is an example from Murphy's grammar textbook: You are in a restaurant. You and your friend are looking at the menu. Maybe your friend has decided what to have. You ask her/him. You: What ...
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'Have' or 'has?' [duplicate]

I am having some confusion regarding the usage of 'have' and 'has.' For example: Everyone has it here. Everyone have it here. Everyone haves it here. Which one is correct? Like I wanted to say ...
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Can all dynamic (action) verbs be paired up with all existing prepositions to form compound verbs?, ie. “Throw- out,off,in, up, etc.”

I know that not all verbs can be compounded with all prepositions such as, "Believe-out, of, from, up, down." being a stative verb; and that action verbs can be paired up with lamost all prepositions. ...
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Which of the two sentences is correct? [migrated]

"I took my girlfirend to Niagara Falls when we had recently started dating." "I took my girlfriend to Niagara Falls after we had recently started dating."
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Correct use of they or them, me or I?

"May me we are not rich as (they.them),but I bet we are lot happier. "Your husband doesn't believe that you are older than (me/I)". I was reading from "Word Power Made Easy-by Norman Lewis" and these ...
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Do you use “going to present” or “will present”? -The Future

I'm currently preparing a speech for a debate for my school subject "Global Studies" and during that speech I have to explain our teamline so I thought about starting with "I'm going to start with..", ...
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correct the error in the below sentence [closed]

Do you want to go to the cinema later?” “Sorry, I can’t. I will meet John for dinner.” please advise where is the mistake in this sentence
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Participial Phrase

Pulling down the sleeves of her jersey, she walked inside. She walked inside, pulling down the sleeves of her jersey. Pulling down the sleeves of her jersey, she walked inside, making a ...
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Omission of articles

I came across this sentence: The function changes the size, position, and Z order of a child, pop-up, or top-level window. I would write it this way: The function changes the size, the position, and ...
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Starting soon or Started soon? [migrated]

I would like to ask if which one is the appropriate grammar for using "starting soon or started soon" Example: The commissioning will be starting soon. Is this right or wrong?
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Question about singular/plural with present perfect

Is the following sentence correct? "Two thirds of land has already been sold." Is it correct as it has the singular have verb "has" or it shoulb be rewritten with the plural verb "have"?
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At this time should I use plural or singular verb? [migrated]

Is the following sentence correct? "Each of our products are guaranteed" I'm assuming it's correct since the phrase "each of them" is plural
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“Responsible” as predicate adjective

"They are the only responsible for the situation" "They are the only ones responsible for the situation" "They are the only one responsible for the situation" Which of these options is/are ...
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“Tell me which is your favourite one” or “Tell me which your favourite one is”? [closed]

in a situation where I'm showing three pictures to someone, what is grammatically correct to say (and with what difference in meaning)? Tell me which is your favourite one. or Tell me which your ...
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“One of the bests” vs “One of the best” [closed]

What is correct between "bests" & "best", when used in the context as per title. To clarify, there is no noun after this term. i.e. it's not "one of the best [XYZ]s". Example: I had been to that ...
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Use of “what” vs “that”? [duplicate]

There is a song titled "Better Not Wake the Baby" by a band called The Decemberists. One of the lines in the song is as follows: Drown yourself in crocodile tears, Curse the god what made ...
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Three Consecutive Verbs?

Let's say you're in an interview and the interviewer leans forward and says: "I want to get to know you better." In this context, which is the verb? My initial reaction is: Want - auxiliary verb To ...
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Trying to understand the usage of “not both” at the end of the sentence [closed]

This is a question from one of my homework problems, but the wording is very weird, so I'd like to clarify my understanding on it. 4.Find all bars in 'Chicago' (and display all attributes) for ...
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Hyphenation with numbers [closed]

I know that a compound adjective preceding a noun would require hyphenation in most circumstances; however, this particular phrasing has me doubting myself and I'd just like some clarification, if ...
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Is it “Click option Yes; Click button Proceed or ”Click the option Yes; Click the button Proceed"

It's clear that we need an article in cases like these: Click the X option, Click the Y button. But do you write an article in cases where the proper noun follows the regular noun: Click **the** ...
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My editing software calls out an error “initial -ing”

ProWritingAid software flags the following type sentences as an error called initial -ing. Frowning, he rose and walked in his bare feet to the door. I've tried to find a grammar rule ...
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Fourth type of conditional (past and possible)?

I learn that there are 3 types of conditional sentences: Type 1 (present and possible): If I have money (and it's possible one day), I will donate. Type 2 (present and impossible): If I had money ...
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it's not always possible to describe beauty [closed]

Does this sentence only contain Abstract nouns? I'm hoping for a yes. "it's not always possible to describe beauty" it is for an online quiz so I am hoping to get an idea
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Molest and molestation [closed]

I was watching an advertisment. In that, they highlighted the following: "molest is a crime". Or should it be "molestation is a crime"?
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Appointed in Vs Appointed to

I found two different news publishers using different grammar for same sentence. one says "Four Additional Judges Appointed to Bombay High Court" ...
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Correct usage of Personal Pronouns [duplicate]

Which of these is the right way of using a personal Pronoun? (Me vs I) This is I. Einstein the Genius! This is Me. Einstein the Genius! I'm a bit confused since both sound right.
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Omitting verbs, is it correct?

I wonder if I could omit the second 'visit' in such sentence: You have to visit all the places, which she wants to (visit) Would it be correct? Thanks in advance :)
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What's a more professional or formal way to say that someone is “cowering/hiding behind their keyboard”?

I am trying to explain how a lot of people online have a lack of accountability on the internet by hiding behind their keyboards.
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Can this subject be implied or does it need to be explicit? [closed]

My colleague and I had a heated debate this morning over the following sentence: "Developed by moms for moms to foster, our product provides the perfect blend of comfort and functionality." The ...
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is vs. are confusion? singular action, plural subject [duplicate]

Is buying smart electronics worth the price? This is the title of an article I am trying to write. Buying is one action, but electronics is plural. What if I said, "Is it worth the price to buy ...
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Future perfect with by

What is the difference between a) By then, you will have shown what you meant to do since the beginning. b) By then, you will show what you meant to do since the beginning.(Is this grammatically ...
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Gets older or Got older? [closed]

Is "I love her more when she got older." correct or "I love her more when she gets older."
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I recommend that “Company X adopt” vs “Company X adopts” [duplicate]

What is the correct verb form to use here? I recommend that Company X adopt Y. or I recommend that Company X adopts Y.