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Can one use of “…at at least…”?

I have to use a particular sentence which is: They differ at at least one position. Is this the correct use of at least? Is my sentence correct?
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How To reply without being rude [on hold]

"here are some protocols which needs to follow by everyone" How To reply without being rude? Please suggest.
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Is the writer of this line trying to shorten “time-saving and labor-saving” into “time- and labor-saving”?

Here's the paragraph is question below. The part I'm talking about is in bold. Festool has a reputation for producing expensive tools that provide benefits the other brands either lack or end ...
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Why isn't this incorrect?

Farmers who grow major crops such as corn, rice and wheat, aware that new developments in agriculture production can result in millions of dollars in additional revenue, switching to newer, ...
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Know every words of a passage but not the meaning

A excerpt from 2010: A Space Odyssey 2: The scientist tapped out a code on the board, switching Sal’s inputs to the memory with the highest security rating. No one knew that he talked to the ...
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How to politely ask someone to hurry up because of lack of time? [migrated]

There is a professor who is willing to allot an open position in the lab but he's just delaying about it. He just won't tell me what project is he going to assign to me. He told me he wants to talk to ...
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A phrase to replace “you use” in this sentence

I'm trying to ask a question to a student, but I really want to avoid using the phrase "you use". I still want to address the student directly but "you use" just feels awkward and clumsy. The sentence ...
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I'm asking only because or i'm only asking because- what would be the proper or better sounding version

I seem to be excessively over analyzing the superior manner in which the sentence ought to begin. The proceeding phrases are what I need advice with, so as to decide the proper wording, to initiate ...
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“They know not of what they speak.”

Is this phrase wrong? Shouldn't it be, they know naught of what they speak?
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Identifying the sentence structure. Is this sentence a compound sentence?

I am trying to determine the sentence structure of the sentence: Along with every other devoted Aussie trackydack dagger, I beg the federal government to ban these abhorrent, foreign "cuffs" and ...
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How do I ask someone to join me for a meal in a wacky way? [on hold]

I generally meet many people in person by inviting them to join me for dinner. I want to know in how many ways can I ask them to join me for dinner. It must be quirky. Also, let me know how can I ask ...
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What does “pass it” mean?

I love the show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, but I can't understand the meaning of this sentence: We eat a bag of dirt, pass it in a kiddie pool, and move on... What does pass it mean? Is it to ...
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how to make 'participle phrase' [closed]

Sentance : As he saw a policeman, he ran away. 1) Delete the 'conjunction' of the independent clause. (But If you want to emphasize it, just leave it.) 2) If subjects are same, delete the 'subject' ...
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Here we go vs here we are

Could someone explain me the difference between the following here we are And here we go Many thanks, Duilio
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What does “dolphins … get second billing” mean?

The dolphins had deduced, correctly, that they would get second billing. What does this sentence mean? Is "second billing" an idiom of some kind?
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“Code of Alabama” usage in this sentence

From Harper Lee’s 1960 novel, To Kill a Mockingbird: Atticus’s office in the courthouse contained little more than a hat rack, a spittoon, a checkerboard and an unsullied Code of Alabama. Isn’t ...
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Should I use more than one interrogative pronoun in a sentence?

I have to say " who came when, where, how" how should i write it, can I use when/where/how in a single sentence? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advanced.
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How to address “Passive” correctly? [closed]

Are passive voice, passive construction, and passive sentence referring to the same thing? Because I find there are many ways of calling it
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In both years |OR| From both years? [closed]

Years: 2003 and 2033 (In both years/From both years) North and South America had the highest number of people living in urban areas. /// Please provide an explanation of your answer.
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Meaning: in case an investment industry fails [closed]

This is a good investment strategy as it provides backup in case an investment industry fails.
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How to correct/improve this sentence?

I am writing a blog post, which includes code snippets with repeating "import" statements. These statements look "noisy" so I decided to omit them in the rest of the post. So I am writing: ...
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What is the meaning of the phrase “all the more impressive”?

Vestager has a reputation for toughness, stemming from her time as economics minister and deputy prime minister in Denmark. She managed to push through the Radikale Venstre party’s centrist agenda ...
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Sentence correction query

Is this sentence structure correct ? A society so vibrant and diverse as America’s is bound to dominate. My basic confusion is that whether to put ’s at the end of the subject or not. Another ...
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What is another way to say, the Animal Shelter is considered one of the best ran animal shelters in our nation [closed]

What is another way to say, the Animal Shelter is considered one of the best ran animal shelters in our nation. I need a stronger sentence. My current sentence is; In a relatively short period of ...
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“Thank you Andy and Sandy”, do I thank Sandy more or Andy more?

I want to thank two people in my thank you email. In particular, I want to thank Sandy more because she has helped me a lot. So, if I say "Thank you Andy and Sandy", does the placement of the two ...
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Sentence Diagramming: The bird in the tree sang happily

Diagramming: The bird in the tree sang happily I diagrammed the sentence correctly; but according to the author there is a potential trip to watch out for in the sentence she gave. She says: You ...
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Comma preceding “but”

Consider this sentence: "Hamlet is presented with the opportunity to kill Claudius when he sees him in the chapel BUT decides against it." My question is, should I insert a comma before the "but?"
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Adding a period to finish a non-sentence

I am curious about whether I should end non-sentences (or very elliptical sentences, if you will) with a period. For example, I am writing some documentation for some computer code. In this usually I ...
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“Sensor outputs” or “sensors' outputs”?

I acquire measurements from several sensors, and I need to filter these signals. Is there a difference between the two sentences below? The sensors' outputs are filtered. The sensor outputs are ...
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Usage of 'would' in the future tense?

Is there anything wrong in this sentence? "I would go to work tomorrow if the buses were plying." I know it is not wrong to use 'would' in hypothetical sentences in the past and present tense: ...
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Do I understand the phrase “due time pal” correctly?

I thanked someone really important for following me on Instagram. his reply: due time pal Does it mean that it was time to do so? thanks
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Convert into a simple sentence

The sentence is - They called their goodbyes and the train pulled out of the station. The answer given in the book is - They having called their goodbyes, the train pulled out of the station. Is ...
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Usage of Quicker and more quickly [duplicate]

Which of the following sentences are correct? Calves require less medication and gain weight quicker than that those raised in consignment. Calves require less medication and gain weight more ...
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Two past perfect verbs in the same sentence

Both these sentences contain two verbs (correct me if I'm wrong) that are in the past perfect tense. I'd like to ask how do they occur in chronological order. Though my question is related to the one ...
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What's correct way of writing following sentence: I'm reading them (documents) as they being posted [closed]

What's correct way of writing following sentence : I'm reading them (documents) as they are being posted. ...OR... I'm reading them (documents) as they being posted. ...OR... I'm reading them ...
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Is sheer beauty a proper way to describe a movie [closed]

I asked my friend to describe me a movie and he wrote, "it is more than one time watchable for it's sheer beauty". I do not understand this sentence and i do not think it is used correctly. Also ...
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Is sentence patterns used everywhere?

I am studying English in Korea. All my friends and I are studying about 'sentence patterns' Sentence patterns, said in here, are S+V, S+V+C, S+V+O, S+V+I.O+D.O, S+V+O+O.C. But my teacher said ...
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The “ask”. Is this a buzzword or just bad grammar?

The ask, or my ask is used in places such as: My ask of you is that you fill out the true and false questions first. Similarly, I have see the ask... Why are people using this? I believe it is ...
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Is there any valid rule discouraging the use of a certain word to start a sentence?

Is there any rule you think is valid that discourages the use of a certain word to start a sentence? Because I suspect the answer is no. But it would be good to have a blanket answer to this kind of ...
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This is a passive sentence, right?

I recently received a marked assessment from my teacher, and I think I might have been mismarked on a question. The question asks : "Identify and analyse two examples of passive in the text". One of ...
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“what are the intentions of this girl” or “what the intentions of this girl are”

I am writing an essay. Can you help me with the order of words. "Even though it is not clear what are the intentions of this girl with respect to this boy, he is totally deluded and wants to buy ...
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What does “be like” mean as in “I be like”? [closed]

Is it proper to use the 'like' word in this way as in 'I be like "how is this possible"'? Shouldn't it be like 'I was like "how is this possible"'?
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Talking or talking about

I always have wondered if there is any difference between these two sentences : I am not talking science here. and I am not talking about science here. If yes, then what is that ...
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Is it common for native speakers to put a question mark at the end of declarative sentence?

Sometime, people put a question mark at the end of a sentence and use it to ask something. Instead using an interrogative sentence: Do you like it? You like it? I think it is more often to ...
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Inquiry of the usage of “laid down”

Here is the sentence: I laid down on a crunchy bed of autumn leaves at the right corner of the fence and observed the mysterious residence for movement. I'm not sure whether "laid" is the correct ...
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I saw him going to city. I saw him go to city [duplicate]

1:I saw him going to city. 2:I saw him go to city. First one refers to Gerund. Second one refers to infinite. Do they have the same meanings or changed? Define it with reasons.
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Make vs Makes in a Sentence [duplicate]

Your motivation and expertise already (make/makes) you a great asset to our team and we can’t wait to see you become a leader in this company.
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Is there a more appropriate way to say “moved A below B”? [closed]

Given a flat surface and two objects A and B After the guy moved A below B. Is there a better way to say it? Thanks in advance!
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pass on vs propagate [closed]

can someone help me with the following sentences? Pass on this message to your friends. Propagate this message to your friends. Does the 2nd one even correct? "Propagate this message" ...
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<Subject> were <clarification> is this correct?

Is it correct to use 'were' to clarify usage in the following sentence: "Model A is a combination of model B and C were model B is used for (..)" to clarify "were" model B is used for in the ...