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Capitalizing armory

I believe if referring to a specific armory in a specific city, that would be capitalized but what if it just says National Guard Armory? Would that also be capitalized or would it be National Guard ...
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City after name of city capitalized

I am aware that when referring to "the City of," you should capitalize the word "city." I am just wondering, do you still capitalize the word "city" if it comes after the name of the city rather than ...
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Some questions about the word “off”

These are two sentences in A Game of Thrones. 1.Somewhere off in the wood a wolf howled. Is this "off" a preposition? What does it mean? I think it is okay in grammar if I just say "somewhere in the ...
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human language and libary [on hold]

1.please help me out to solve this question by using four points to argue your case for the functions of human language.(2)this question is about library what information can students/researchers ...
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We should use first capital letters for some scientific names in middle of a text?

Suppose that we have some scientific methods, algorithms, and parameters in middle of a text like : Parameter : Maximum iterations Method : Gradient momentum Algorithm : Genetic algorithm Now we ...
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Groups coordinator, group's coordinator, or groups' coordinator?

I haven't been able to find the answer to this anywhere, which of them is right? I need to finish my CV and can't without knowing for sure. Thanks
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Do we need a comma to separate these two sentences?

Which one of these sentences is correct? 1 By using this method, they found that sugar is important in diet. 2 By using this method they found that sugar is important in diet. Do we need a ...
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Age description and hyphenating

How would I say a toddler is 2 years and 7 months old correctly? Is this right: It is a two-year-seven-month-old toddler. Or do I need an “and” between? I personally think hyphenating here ...
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Is this sentence correct in the aspect of grammar?

"The volume of exports of goods and services from the U.S. are higher than all time." In this sentence, Can we put "at it's highest of all time" instead of higher than all time?
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which one should take place in this sentence- by or with

In the sentence " Her speech was punctuated with bursts of applause." why can't I use "by" instead of "with"?
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Problem with backshift in reporting clauses

This is the subject that's been bugging me for quite some time now, even though I believe I've managed to grasp the entire reported speech pretty well. If I want to repeat to someone what I ...
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How to describe a confusion matrix correctly

In computer science, we a use a thing called confusion matrix for reporting results from supervised machine learning algorithms. It looks like this The image was taken from here. I would like to ...
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Is it “I've heard the story told many times” or “I've heard the story being told many times”?

I've learned that we use a bare infinitive or present participle after see, hear, watch. What happens when the object after these verbs are in a passive situation? For example, is it "I've heard the ...
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Any kind of + plural word

I have a question about any kind of. Results can be applied to any kinds of drawing or texturing applications In the sentence above, should I use any kind of applications or any kinds of ...
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Is this sentence logical/semantically sound? [on hold]

I would like to truncate the following sentence: "By using this site, you are certifying that you have read our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, you understand our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, and ...
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What is the difference between “depth of the trench” and “trench depth”?

As a non-English native speaker, I don't know what is the difference between these following expressions and whether or not the first expression is correct? The first expression: Then you ...
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Is it correct to ask about the profession of a group of persons with “What are they?”

Is it correct to ask about the profession of a group of persons in the following conversation with "What are they?" A: The Wilkins are very rich. B: What are they? A: They are farmers.
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What's the subject in “You, go to the store”?

In the following sentence, what is the function of "You"? You, go to the store. I know the sentence is in the imperative mood, and that generally means there is an implicit second-person ...
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Punctuating a parenthetical expression inside a quote (that uses ellipses)

Does this punctuation make sense, with the first half of the quote trailing off in an ellipsis and the second half starting with one? “Funny thing…”, he paused to puff the pipe alight, then ...
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Let me know when a good time for you to do X

As an IT person, I quite frequently have to schedule availability based support calls with remote users. I'm looking for the grammatically correct way of asking this question: Let me know when a ...
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When an adjective modifies a noun, can either “look” or “look like” be used?

As far as I know, we use "look" with adjectives and "look like" with nouns, but I came across this sentence in Oxford Dictionaries: That looks an interesting book. Well, I was told that when we ...
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Is “As per our manager payments are hold until end of this month” correct? [on hold]

As per our manager payments are hold until end of this month Is this correct? Please help me. One of my friends asked.
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From one to another or From one to the other?

Is there a difference if I say "the recipe varies from one cook to the other" or "the recipe varies from one cook to another"?
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What is the correct use of “never” when using present perfect

I'm writing a short story and a friend corrected my use of the present perfect. I wrote: "The painting summoned emotions she HAS never felt before". He suggested: "The painting summoned emotions she ...
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I may not be a great writer, but i am a better writer

is that grammatically correct? I think I am going to contradict myself. how would I state I may not be the best writer... but I have improved
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Correct usage of SIC to express verbatim statements expressed vocally?

Taken literally, sic erat scriptum would imply that "[SIC]" is to be used only when expressing a written statement. Can it also be safely applied to express that which has been expressed vocally? i.e, ...
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Use of the adverb first in conjunction with then

Are the use and the positions of the adverbs first and then correct in the following two sentences? We prove, first, two preliminary properties, and, then, the whole theorem. We first show ...
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What tense should I use to describe something that could be true, and is true?

sentence: haha, that is what I was going to say, then I figure someone would have already thought that line. Dang! context: I am surveying Quora home feed and saw an interesting comment. The above ...
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Use and position of the adverb “instead” when introducing the second of two items

Is the use of the adverb instead appropriate, and correct, in the last of the following three sentences? The top half of the figure shows the service provided by the system in a first, generic ...
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Infested with vs infested by

Is there a rule regarding "infested with" and "infested by"? Which is more appropriate?
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Why is it called 'THE' United States? [duplicate]

My question is: Why is it called 'THE' United States and why is 'THE' not used with other country names? (As in, THE India)
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Expression of “relationship”

If I want to describe “the relationship between A and B as well as the relationship between A and C”.(A, B, C are things), should I say “the relationship of A to B and C” Or “the ...
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Hopefully vs Presumably [duplicate]

Background hopefully (adverb): in a hopeful manner Presumably (adverb): used to convey that what is asserted is very likely though not known for certain. While fully acknowledging, as noted in the ...
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Should I use 'follow lemma (1)' or 'follow from lemma (1)'?

In mathematical papers, some theorems are proved based on some existing lemmas. Then, should I use Following lemma (1), we prove... or Following from lemma (1), we prove...
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Separating two different types with “and”

Recently, I read through this sentence in my book. Limestone is found in association with rocks composed of calcium carbonates or calcium and magnesium carbonates. I want to focus on this last ...
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Sports - singular or plural

I am being told that "sports" is a singular noun. This is creating a problem for me (as a teacher) because it sounds 'odd' even if it is correct (i.e. one of the exceptions to the rule). e.g. Sports ...
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Into vs In to, which do I use in this sentence?

I'm writing an op-ed with this sentence: "It was initially – in my mind – a list of people you could ask about whoever it is you’re looking into." According to my understanding of this link ...
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Which one is correct? [on hold]

I need to rewrite this sentence: "It's years since Mr Smith went on holiday" I wrote this but I'm not sure if it's correct: "Mr Smith has not been on holiday for years" Or is it " Mr ...
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Are these words used correctly?

I have used two new words that I've never used before and I would like your help to know if they're used correctly for what I'm trying to say. First one: Sarah froze on her place on the bed and ...
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Is it grammatically incorrect to split two separate items as adj1, or adj2, noun? For example: adj1, or adj2, n = adj1 n and adj2 n

I'm writing some content and a coworker stated that the following was incorrect: You have the option to use the red, or green, ball. or should I be saying: You have the option to use the red ball ...
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Is Grammar An Exact Science? [closed]

"Science" might not be the appropriate word but I think it conveys the gist of my question: Is grammar always an agreed-upon, exact process among professionals when identifying usage and parts ...
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What is wrong with this headline?

"Fascist X" said a lawyer and sent to jail for insulting him. There has been some discussion about this headline's structure. Since I intended to put the quoted speech in front of the sentence, I ...
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What is the difference between these two statements? [migrated]

It rained at noon. It was raining at noon. I slept at 5 o'clock yesterday. I was sleeping at 5 yesterday. Actually, I seem to understand progressive quite well. But what is about the correct use ...
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Might have, may have, could have, must have, would have [closed]

Yesterday there was a driving test of my friend. But I have not contacted him since yesterday. Now I am predicting about the result of his driving test. Please help me to correct my following ...
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Using “will” or “would” when we do not know the reality

If I do not know about something and I just guess about it what verb should be used "will" or "would"? For example in the following sentences I do not know the reality I just guess, so what verb ...
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Is “Where do you sit?” correct for asking someone where their workspace is?

At work, if I had to ask someone where exactly they worked, as in where their workspace/cubicle is, what should I say? Is "where do you sit?" the usual thing to say? I'm from India and hear this ...
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“to become as an instructor” OR “to become an instructor”? [on hold]

When she was 14 years old, she even earned a black belt in karate. Also, she got a special training, exclusive for disabled people to become as an instructor." Should I rewrite the same sentence ...
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“Excuse I” correctness

I had a gentleman say "Excuse I" to me the other day as he passed me in the hallway. He was a professor at the university I attend, and so it got me thinking: Is "Excuse I" acceptable grammar even ...
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Problem with sentence structures? [on hold]

I have problem with sentences structures. I have sentences: I am writing in response to your advertisement on your website. I read about your need for a Network Manager in Southampton and I ...