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Transgendered vs. Transgender

In the 1990s the preferred umbrella term used by and about people who weren't in alignment with their birth gender was "transgendered." Despite the fact this was grammatically correct and didn't have ...
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difference between these two sentences

I was wondering how are these two sentences different. Also, if one is wrong please suggest the correction. 1) I have revised the designs to incorporate the changes you have suggested. 2) I have ...
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Manage+simple present from of verb [on hold]

"We will try to manage your visa extend till July,2017." I have seen this sentence somewhere.It seems to be incorrect to me.I just want to know how can I use ''try'' and ''manage'' both in this ...
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gerund or infinitive

I have this sentence... I'm a volunteer in an organization that is dedicated to helping people find answers about life in their own Bibles... or it should be I'm a volunteer in an organization ...
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Proper use of “would” and “had”

Which of the following sentences would be grammatically correct? Both of the sentences sound correct to me, for which reason I am confused. The volume of sand would be measured after all excess ...
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Do these sentences gain any difference in meaning by reversing the order?

Is there any difference between those sentences? I was there to get a hair cut yesterday. I was there yesterday to get a hair cut. Option one is to invest the money so that it will ...
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About or around when referring to approximate age?

I am not sure which one is the correct word for beginning this sentence. Is it just a stylistic choice? I was around 10 years old when... or I was about 10 years old when...
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Is this riddle worded correctly?

So I've just read this riddle online: A baby falls off a 20 story building and survives. How is this possible? Answer: He feel on the ground floor. Currently, I'm under the impression that ...
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What is the equivalent in English of the French sentence part “complément de phrase”?

In French, a sentence has two essential syntactic parts (the subject and the predicate) and may have one or more "complément de phrase", which are optional parts. "complément de phrase" = "sentence ...
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Can I use commas here to avoid confusion?

When you turn on the radio while the house is quiet , or you use the radio in your car, you have several choices of music to listen to. (The bold-faced comma, first one) Ok from the content, it ...
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Meaning of “look as far off now as they did them”

"Well, Tormance is a big place. But I have an infallible rule, Corpang. As I come from the south, I always go due north." "That will take us to Lichstorm." Maskull gazed at the ...
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When are liable and likely interchangeable?

For liable, a sentence in which it is used correctly; Such a figure is liable to be attacked as a blasphemer. For likely: What he told me is likely to be true. (Not liable. It sounds weird) ...
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Phrase usage: As a result

As far as what I've learned, this is how you use the phrase "as a result". e.g. He was late, as a result, he didn't catch the bus. = He was late***,*** he didn't catch the bus as a result. I would ...
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past continuous or present continuous

I'm slightly confused, Shouldn't we stick to the past continues in this sentence ? The Germans began running to the town and when they realized the Jews are escaping, started shooting at them and 5 ...
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Make something “have” or make something “to have”?

I am looking at a sentence in my thesis, and I am not sure about the usage of "make". Should I say In addition, as a result of the xxx principal, the xxx product operation in (1) makes the ...
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“who doesn't” vs. “who don't”

What is the difference between "There will be users who doesn't buy something" and "There will be users who don't buy something"? Are they both grammatically correct?
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Me and Susie are going to dinner. [duplicate]

Is it ever correct to say "Me and Jon are going to the movies"?
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use of suffix and agglutination

Sir, I am an assistant teacher of English in a higher secondary school in a remote village of Basirhat - ii block. In my school the first summative evaluation is going on where in the English ...
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Which of given forms are gramaticaly correct? [on hold]

I will be very greatful for your help and a bit of explenation. “EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT IN A VIRTUAL TEAM” “EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT IN VIRTUAL TEAMS” “EFFECTIVE ...
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Is it okay to omit an article after the word “or” because it is redundant?

Example 1: I will bring a pen, eraser, or pencil. Example 2: I will bring a pen, an eraser, or a pencil. Are the above two examples both correct grammatically? If so, which is better to use in ...
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I need help with selecting correct title for technical article [duplicate]

I am a technical writer, tasked with producing a tutorial on PHP programming. In the latest work on the series, I've titled my article: "An Overview of PHP Data Types and Variable Concepts" The ...
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“I will call you once I get free” is it correct to use?

I will call you once "I get free from office" are these proper ways of using "get" in a sentence? How to use Get properly in a sentence especially with free time?
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as well as provided/providing

I think it is a frequently asked question, but I could not get the right answer, so I am posting it here. Also, the author created dark tone as well as provided/providing many instances of ...
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How do we respond to tag question after urgings starting with 'Let's'?

There is a question bothering me. It is about an acceptable response to a tag question following Let's ... The following example is from English Club: A: "Let's go, shall we?" B: "________." ...
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Is it natural to say “Ok, I will”?

To me it seems perfectly fine, but I heard from a native speaker that it does not sound natural. For example: — Will you please send the assets by tomorrow? — Ok I will. Does this sound ...
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If the lava comes down as far as this, we will evacuate these houses

Someone wrote to me as follows. (a) If the lava comes down as far as this, we will evacuate these houses. (b) If the lava will come down as far as this, we will evacuate these houses. ...
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“It wouldn't surprise me if it” + subjunctive

'It wouldn't surprise me if it [was/were] true.' Recently I have become interested in the use of the subjunctive mood in English; however, I am not entirely familiar with it yet. Should the ...
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Is this correct to say “a large group of crowd(s)”

Crowd means a large number of persons gathered together, however I've found some examples in which this expression is used "a large group of crowd". In the future, these flying drones may be seen ...
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I need help on using until/till in a sentence

I don't know what to choose, that's why I am here to ask this question. I have been paying this amount since November 2013 until/till now.
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“Mom and Dad” vs “Dad and Mom”

I'm curious if the order implies anything here. I'm pretty sure "Mom and Dad" is standard in English. The issue was hard for me to google, so I'm asking it here: Is using "Dad" before "Mom" ...
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correct formation of thesis title

Is the grammar of the thesis' title below correct? FYI, SMA NEGERI 3 MAKASSAR is an institution. It's a high school name. THE DIFFERENCE OF STUDENTS’ LEARNING ACHIEVEMENT ON HYDROSPHERE MATERIAL ...
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I can't understand what your point is or I can't understand what is your point?

What is it correct to say: I can't understand what your point is? or I can't understand what is your point?
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Help In Creating A Word (The grammar of the alphabets) [on hold]

I create a username generator app which takes account of how certain letters can only come after certain letters. So basically I need a column of the alphabet followed by a list of the letters that ...
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simple present instead of simple past

I heard this sentence in "The Vicar of Dibley"(S01E01): He come second in the marrow-growing contest in 1956. Why does he use simple present instead of simple past?
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“Around” and/or “About”

I know it is right to state: Is the teacher around ? But is it equally right to state: Is the teacher about ? I have heard native English speakers say the latter, but is it correct?
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sentence correction question from SAT

I'm so confused about this... please help me. This is a sentence correction question from the SAT: Giraffes born with very long necks were able to stay alive when food was scarce, ...
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Grammatical usage for neither and nor [duplicate]

Is the sentence, 'Oh why should I be cast to jail, without recourse to judge nor bail?" correct?
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How to express “From the point of view of Information Theory”?

I would like start a sentence with "From the point of view of information theory, ...", but this sounds a bit uneloquent to me. Can I say, "From an information theoretical point of view, ...", or ...
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Those who or who [migrated]

Thank you, Lord, for the teachers those who care for me. Thank you, Lord, for the teachers who care for me. Which of these two would be more correct? Thanks in advance.
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Can articles be omitted in front of the second and third nouns?

According to one article reference book, it says we can omit articles (a, an, the) in front of the second, third,… nouns. Is it really acceptable from native English speakers' point of view? Is it ...
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a few days every month usage

"A few days every month, he goes cycling." Is the noun phrase "a few days every month" acting as an adverb to "goes" in the above sentence? There is no preposition before the noun phrase "a few ...
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Use of “as well” in the middle of the sentence

I was wondering if the use of "as well" in the middle of the sentence is correct in formal English. Here is the particular sentence I am writing: I got ample opportunities to communicate with a ...
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Is this the right way of framing the sentence [on hold]

I am preparing my resume and I would like to have your opinion on the grammatical correctness of the following sentences. Taught Laboratory sessions, graded home works, exams for PH 101 (Course ...
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correct usage - using was/am with “said”

Which one is correct: My manager told me that I was not doing great at work. or My manager told me that I am not doing great at work.
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What is this wordplay called?

"For these people" "For those people" When you say "these", it sounds much more 'personal', especially when done in poetry. Is there a specific literary device to refer to this, or can you just say ...
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I have drunken the water / I have drunk the water [on hold]

Assume that it is impossible to rephrase. I am inclined to believe drunk is correct, but I need another opinion.
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Rephrasing with modal verb

How should I rephrase the sentence: English cooking isn’t necessarily bad. using a modal verb? Is any of the following correct? a) English cooking might not be bad. b) English cooking ...
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Future indefinite tense [on hold]

Is it possible to use "will" twice in a sentence? If not then when it is possible? It will rain tomorrow and we will enjoy. Is it correct? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advanced
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Placing comma in a sentence

I knew he was going to be there, and sure enough, he was there. In this sentence, can I place comma before "sure enough" like this: I knew he was going to be there, and, sure enough, he was ...
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What would this sentence be considered?

"I wonder why X's don't have (insert subject) and you do" Is it a question? Statement? A question imbedded in a statement? Or would it depend on the tone that was used? Thank you in advance.