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I need help with the correct usage of You and Me/I [closed]

when is it right to say "you and me" and "you and I"?
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22 views

“Has proven” or “Has proven to be”? [duplicate]

Is there a difference between "The medicine has proven effective" and " The medicine has proven to be effective"? Both seem to make sense, but I usually see "has proven to be" followed by a noun ...
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29 views

what should I use after “improvement”?

In 2014, the organization of the “media-capital” prize in the business journalism field is the main project focused on improvement the financial literacy of the population. Or can you help me ...
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Is “Do it faster than with any other product” correct?

I'd like to describe a procedure that take less time with a product A than any other product B or C.... Note that I don't want to say that product A is faster but just that doing something is faster ...
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For X going to be developed, this is enough. Correct grammar? [closed]

I am wondering whether this is a correct usage: For the system going to be developed, the diagram is shown below. I said that without thought and now I wonder as Google yields no hits on similar ...
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50 views

Is this proper use

I was watching the movie Man of Steel and in it is this passage: "There's only one way this ends Cal; either you die, or I do." Now this sounds wrong to me. There's two outcomes. "There's only on ...
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1answer
65 views

Do two sentences below have the same meaning?

the voltage is higher than the amplifier required the voltage is higher than it was required by amplifier
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3answers
93 views

Would you mind, please

I receive various requests -- over email -- of the form "Would you mind please..." or "Would you please mind..." with and without punctuation. Neither of these sound quite right to my native ...
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2k views

How to say “You have this much work to do because you decided to do that much” more elegantly?

I want to try word this a bit more elegantly, fancy, etc. Basically that is a reply to a co-worker who said to me in an email saying "Too much work to do!" and I want to reply to that in an ...
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98 views

What do you call this (these) writing “fallacies”

I just read this answer on Chinses.Stackexchange, and I see some obvious logical "leaps of faith" that I would like to know their most accurate and concise labels. Many thought it is difficult to ...
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1answer
120 views

How to find the best words for my sentences?

Are there any techniques or web-tools to find the best words to fit your sentence? For example, I want to find the best verb/phrase to say reply with a positive feedback the result would be: ...
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1answer
109 views

Concessive “as much as” and “much as”. Which came first?

Related: "Much though" vs "much as", Use of 'Much as' [closed], Using “as much as” at start of sentence Consider the following two variations: As much as I hate to admit it, I cannot swim. ...
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574 views

“I will make me a …” or “I will make myself a …” [duplicate]

Is the first form valid as well, or only the second? E.g. "I will make me a sandwich"
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77 views

“Asked my height” or “asked of my height”?

"Asked my height" sounds strange, while "asked of my height" sounds like an overkill. "Asked what my height was" sounds terrible.
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1answer
145 views

Is reusal an English word? [closed]

Is the word "reusal" part of the English language? For example, given this sentence: ROS tries to facilitate the operation, development and code reuse of robot systems by organizing the parts of ...
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1answer
1k views

Hope this helps [closed]

I was reply to a email that my office colleague sent just want to know a good reply to phrase "Hope this helps"
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1answer
61 views

What is the difference about two sentences below?

What is the difference about two sentences below? 1.Despite a very old medical therapy, acupuncture is called "new age" treatment. 2.Despite being a very old medical therapy, acupuncture is called ...
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1answer
263 views

What does “can be said to do / to be” something mean?

The various modern revolutions in physics, in psychology, in politics, even in literary style, have not escaped his intelligent notice, but they can scarcely be said to have influenced him deeply. ...
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311 views

What's the meaning of “should we be interested”?

I contacted someone and he replied: ... I've passed your information along and someone will get back to you should we be interested. After sending him another message he replied: ... ...
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2k views

“Replace with” versus “replace by”

I often see "replace with" and "replace by" used interchangeably, but this doesn't sound right to me: I replaced that component by this one. I would use "with" in such a sentence. "By" only ...
3
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2answers
527 views

English Syntax Rules Based on Word Choice

I was reading the Wikipedia article on Animacy and came across something I found to be very interesting: The higher animacy a referent has, the less preferable it is to use the preposition of for ...
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1k views

Is it grammatically correct to say “I wanted to please connect with you”

I was having a debate with someone about how this phrase sounds, as it seems incorrect to me but it's been proofread many times in e-mail (yes at an american company), without anyone saying anything ...
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1answer
126 views

Is 'subject' in 'is subject to considerable debate' a verb or a noun?

Every once in a while I stumble upon this phrase: ... is subject to considerable debate Examples are easily found on the web, for instance: In the context of suspected cognitive disorders, the ...
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3answers
202 views

Is “Neither I you” Correct?

A friend of mine said "...I never saw you during school." For some reason I wanted to respond "Neither I you." I am certain I have heard this reply before, but, looking at it now, it does not seem ...
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1answer
43 views

Is it right to say that “they have their utopia starting when they see a plate of food and water” [closed]

I have to do a presentation about a third world country next week and I started writing down what I am going to say and I am stuck in the introduction! I am speaking Greek and this phrase make sense ...
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134 views

Grammatically correct use of criteria [closed]

The established criteria on which to make these determinations was recommended by the Committee. These criteria are as follows: ... or should I write, ....Those criteria are as follows:... Jenn
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418 views

Is 'thought it to be' grammatically correct?

Does If man continues to scathe all of Earth and its seas, then this isn’t the world I thought it to be make sense? Or should I just replace the 'to' with 'would'?
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1answer
44 views

Are these the same “ In five of the six disciplines” and “in five out of the six diciplines”

As in the title mentioned above Are these are the same? In five of the six disciplines and In five out of the six disciplines Are these of the same meaning? Otherwise, which phrase is ...
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2answers
294 views

What is a “mock euphemism?”

I have to make flashcards for my AP Lang class, but I can't find what a "mock euphemism" is anywhere. Can anyone help?
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294 views

What kind of phrase? …while walking down the stairs

Is walking a gerund in this sentence? I think while is acting as a conjunction. . . Gloria tripped and fell while walking down the street.
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“Adverbial phrase” vs “Adverbial clause”

Please tell me what the difference is between an adverbial phrase and an adverbial clause.
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212 views

“book available at” or “book available on?” [duplicate]

What's the correct way of saying it? "X book is available at Amazon" or "X book is available on Amazon?"
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1answer
894 views

why use “be of something”, is there some meaning for this “of”?

I saw a sentence when reading some technical articles: When we call this function, it expects the second parameter to be of type Collection. The actual argument is of type Collection. So my ...
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1answer
112 views

“until the end of (the) time(s)”?

I'm trying to translate a phrase from Spanish ("Hasta el final de los tiempos") and I was thinking of using one of these phrases: Until the end of time Until the end of the times Until the end of ...
2
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4answers
336 views

Phrase for (confirm it before you send email or letter) [closed]

I have a person who regularly makes mistakes in spelling or the data he writes are wrong, so I want to tell someone that (Please check and confirm the data or spellings before you send email or ...
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1answer
1k views

“at most” vs. “at least”

I tend to use two phrases randomly with speech but I'd like know to what's exactly the difference between the two? Let's suppose for example: Spend at most $20 on the lunch. Spend at least $20 on ...
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448 views

To “make” a draw

I often hear professional chess players use the phrase "to make a draw" where I would simply use "to draw" or replace "to make" with "to bring about" (or any of its synonyms) if we really had to use ...
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3answers
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“I thought I'd never see you again” vs. “I never thought I'd see you again”

Why are those two sentences seemingly used in an interchangeable way? Example: A daughter is kidnapped. She's reunited with her father. Her father says "I never thought I'd see you again." Now, to ...
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1answer
129 views

Difference between ‘English school’ and ‘school of English’

I'm a Spanish speaker and I need to know the difference between School of English and English School. Sometimes I see these phrases, and I don't know which one is the correct one.
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401 views

Meaning of 'do' in questions like 'do you want…' [duplicate]

If take question 'Do you want to eat?' as example, I don't understand meaning of 'do' because: to do something in my understanding is to take some actions, to want something is not an action, it is ...
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2answers
111 views

“The book I've read that feels closest to this book is…”

Let's say I'm talking about a book, and I need to refer to some other book I've read, which I consider to be, of all the books I know, the one that is closest to the book that's under consideration. I ...
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162 views

“There were all kinds” vs “there were of all kinds”

What's is more grammatically correct? Once in the terminal, I started towards the nearest exit, glancing at the other tourists. There were of all kinds: groups, husband and wife, and people ...
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335 views

non-essential/non-restrictive prepositional phrases

1: a: I entered the house, through the window, and saw a few dancing cats. b: I entered the house through the window and saw a few dancing cats. c: I entered the house through the window, and saw a ...
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Is it okay to say “that which”?

I know that there are certain times to use "that" (for restricting the noun) and certain times to use "which" (for adding information). How about "that which"?: Truth is that which conforms to ...
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764 views

A number off or a number of?

I am reading some technical documents and there is a list of items that make up the product. Throughout the document where there are multiple items, they are listed as 2 off, 3 off and so on. For ...
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1answer
271 views

How to best explain the use of best?

I've been asked to explain the use of best in the phrase "humans have found how best to live together" other than saying its an adverb I'm stumped, could someone wiser help me out.
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659 views

Usage of “booked on” “booked in” and “booked for”?

Which usage is correct in terms of booking a room/course/session? "booked on a room/course/session" "booked in a room/course/session" "booked for a room/course/session" Googling it, I ...
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2answers
239 views

Is “is when” acceptable while linking two objects or ideas?

In a grammar class I'm enrolled in, one of the diagnostic tests contained the following question: "Blocking" is when a television network schedules a less popular program between two popular ones ...
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2answers
3k views

“as and when” Usage

Why would one say " you can do that as and when needed" instead of " you can do that when needed" Is there any difference between them?
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1answer
222 views

Should I say “I make a living by teaching” or “I make a living teaching”? Which one is correct? Is the preposition 'by' necessary?

I am confused about the correct usage of the phrasal verb, 'make a living'. I don't know whether I should add the preposition 'by' at the end of it. I looked up several dictionaries, most of which ...