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“pls reply the email in Chinese on my behave” [on hold]

If someone told me to "reply an email to others in Chinese on my behalf", shall I mentioned his name in that email?
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“In the case of” or “In case of”

I am wondering whether "in the case of" is a correct expression. I know "in case of" can be used, for example "In case of an emergency" but when would be appropriate to use "in the case of" as long as ...
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Exclamation mark and question mark

Is there any difference is placing a question mark before the exclamation mark and placing a question mark after the exclamation mark? More like... the speaker is astonished more or confused more?
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Does “open question” mean the same as “open-ended question”? [closed]

Both phrases are supposed to refer to the concept of a question with no predefined set of answers, where the person answering has no limitations in the structure of their answer. Do the two phrases ...
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What's the question that brings the answer “seventh day of the year”? [duplicate]

I'm not a native speaker so I was wondering what's the question one might ask that brings the answer e.g. "32nd day of the year" ?
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Shortening a question

There is a game when two players call words in turn. A prompt in the game (written as a computer program) can look like Plyer1, what is your word? Can it be shortened the following way Player1, ...
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Reword this question? [closed]

The post looks like this: Does anyone have a part-time work(out) training plan? I was helping out in a warehouse the other day and it struck me I had >ended up getting paid for my lifting ...
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Object question subject question differences?

My main question is can we also omit the auxiliary verb in object questions or not? Is it correct to say How she likes? OR How is she like? I saw a movie and there was this short dialogue: ...
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Can you say: “I wanted to ask, so I could know..” [closed]

On an email I saw this sentence and was wondering what it means? I wanted to ask you a few questions, so I would know what to start with. Does it mean that after I ask, I will know what to ...
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Who knocks at the door? Who does knock at the door? [closed]

Who knocks at the door? Who does knock at the door? Hello, teachers. I am confused here. Usually, first sentence is acceptable. But I did not read about the second sentence. Is it ...
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Capitalizing hi in a text

Is the word "hi" capitalized or not in the following usage: "I said hi to Jim as I passed him on the way to school."
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What does the phrases “bedraggled remnant” and “but otherwise” mean? What does the sentence mean?

In the quote: The Hoover administration had deployed tanks and tear gas to drive a bedraggled remnant of World War I veterans (the Bonus Marchers) from Washington but otherwise appeared incapable ...
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“How long did it take?” or “How long did it takes?”? [closed]

Which one is the correct one? I think is the second one, but my english book says it is the first.
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Can “it's” be used as a question? [duplicate]

In my experience, people say "it's" in place of "it is," but never in the form of a question. I think the question "It's?" sounds awkward, but I'd like to know if it's grammatically correct. Is it? ...
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Correct Tenses in a Messy Sentence

In need of an opinion on the tenses in a rather convoluted sentence: Tomas then said that Jacobs had sent an update to Director Stevens, in which he stated that if Stevens finds the H5 solution ...
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Question on hypotheticals

In the following sentence: We need to approach the two experts and convince them to help. Their contribution will be huge and will advance this field in the company." Regarding the latter half, ...
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Is “moonstruck adventure” an actual term/expression? [closed]

Encountered the phrase "moonstruck adventure" repeatedly in a text i'm dealing with (in the context of bad decisions made by someone that nearly led to disastrous results) - is that a proper term or ...
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Correction for future in past text

Would it be correct to change this... "He agreed to those changes, but insisted that if the team do not reach the objective by the deadline, the company must commit to implement all the ...
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Which is correct, on or upon?

In the following example, would it be correct to replace both uses of 'upon'? Tom further encouraged Blain's team regarding the proposed trade deal, adding that before everything would be agreed ...
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Correct structure and in sentence? [closed]

Is the grammar and structure in the following line correct (specifically in the marked section)? In light of this, it was very much in the interests of myself, the relevant department heads, and ...
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That or which in a sentence [duplicate]

Should this: We believed the issues which would be on the agenda were too problematic at the time" Be like this? We believed the issues that would be on the agenda were too problematic at ...
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US/U.S./American [closed]

Which is considered the correct form (when stated by a non-American)? The Americans were totally behind the new American proposal The Americans were totally behind the new US proposal ...
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Hypothetical would/will in past perspective

When writing of past conversations and perspectives, is it correct to use 'will' to reference a possibility that did happen (and might still be relevant), followed by 'would' for a possibility that ...
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Correct form and use of comma?

Made changes to a translated bit of text (the start of a ridiculously long jumble that looks as though it was done by a half-blind, half-senile elderly man pulled into a hurricane crossing over an ...
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Which of the forms is correct? [closed]

Which of the following should be used? "While in office in 2002, Andrew did not intend to touch that issue." "While in office in 2002, Andrew had no intention of touching that issue."
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Negative Questions:

You have a large house. Negative question= Don't you have a large house? Saying ''Haven't you a large house?'' is wrong am i correct? But is ''Haven't you got a large house?'' correct or wrong?
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is this a form of denial? [closed]

Is it called denial if I see and notice my dog but don't pay attention to it? If it is can you give me a description of denial in that form, me and my brother are in a debate about it, I say it is ...
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Passive voice, agency, and survey format

I'm designing an opinion survey and one of the factors I am thinking of manipulating is the way the question is phrased. Specifically, I'm thinking of contrasting the following two item phrasings: 1) ...
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unreleased final consonant sounds [closed]

in school I learned that unreleased final consonant sounds b,d,d,k,p,t my question is what does unreleased mean ? my 2 question He played well and ran fast . My teacher said the st in fast is ...
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How do i know if the word is step or glide in English [closed]

today I have a lesson in school about steps and glides and i didn't understand it. My first question what are steps and glides? My second question is how do i know if the sentence ends with steps or ...
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what is the difference between verbal and oral? [closed]

what is the difference between verbal and oral ? I am looking forward to the answer and I appreciate your effort
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Is the question form of a statement truly implicit?

We have statements, and we have questions. A request made in the form of a statement has a question equivalent. But is that question equivalent implicit, or is it simply a rewording of the statement ...
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Who did/do I met today on the way to work? [closed]

Lets say you have the sentence Today I've met an old coleague on the way to work. What is the question going to be: Who did/do I met today on the way to work? did or do, and why? EDIT: ...
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Word order for subordinate questions

I know subordinate questions have no inversion. Should this sentence: "Do you know what are the good things to do around here?" be "Do you know what the good things are to do around ...
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Which of these statements is correct? [closed]

A friend and I were discussing a past event and she said: "I don't know when you left yesterday" but I thought she ought to say: "I don't know when you leave yesterday" Please tell me ...
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What job don't students like very much?

I need to have my English students read a pie chart containing information about jobs. One of the questions I wrote is: "What job don't students like very much?" (They are expected to read the ...
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Ask someone about their birth order [duplicate]

If I need to ask someone about their birth order, what question is usually used? Let's say I do not ask how many children his family has first. What is your birth order? or Which child are you in ...
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What is a word to describe a response to a question that is evasive but not untrue [duplicate]

I'm looking for a single word synonym of evasion, fudging or dodging the question that does not imply deceit in the answer (apart from possible awareness of the respondent that they are not actually ...
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On Interrogative Sentence [duplicate]

Is it correct to make a sentence interrogative only with question mark (and tone) and without following essential grammatical rules? For example, people usually say You are going to the stadium? ...
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Can I have multiple question marks in one sentence? [duplicate]

When I ask multiple questions at once should I break it up into multiple sentences and capitalize the first letter at the beginning of each question(?), or should I use one question mark at the very ...
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Replacing “do you have” with “have you”

Found a similar question here, but with some minor differences. Is it archaic to use have you in sentences such as this: John : I think we can see it with a specially crafted telescope. Mary : ...
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On correct using of colon [closed]

Is the use of a colon in this question grammatically correct? Which colors do you prefer: blue or green?
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“Don't you…” question

I'm studying English for 10 months. I suppose myself to know it quite well now. But I'm confused about one thing. I noticed that some of my English speaking friends sometimes ask "Don't you ...
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The/a/an usage question [duplicate]

In the book I am studying in , I saw these two sentences: After a university education, she got married. These days, women have as good an education as men, which I think is a good thing ...
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Using the phrase 'a number of' with countable/uncountable nouns and verbs in singular/plural [closed]

Find the mistake: Every year, an enormous number of paper is used to produce books. My thoughts so far: After googling I found that when using "a number of" we use plural verb (i.e., are). Is ...
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Question using this structure “Since … is …, could we …?”

I want to give a fact and then make a question. like this: Since this info is important for investigation, could we store it for later use? Is that correct?
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Do you use a question mark or period in this sentence?

"What happened, if you don't mind me asking." If you split it in to two different sentences: "What happened?" and "If you don't mind me asking." you can tell where the question mark and period goes. ...
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“How much” questions without auxiliary verb

Are all these questions and their answers possible? a) How much costs this book? -> Ten dollars costs this book. (Ten dollars as a singular subject, the price). b) How much costs this book? -> Ten ...
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Is there a term for a question that is only a question because of a question mark? [duplicate]

I sent a friend a question in the form: Just trying to remember how we know each other? That is a "statement" without the question mark at the end. Is there a term for this? Since it does not ...
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Is asking a question in the form 'What that impression might be?' acceptable?

Someone wrote to me - Because you have an impression of me that's not true maybe. I responded What that impression might be? Is that acceptable or not?