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Use of “Would” with “Have”

Please explain the use of "would" with "have". Can we use them together twice in a sentence. If not then why?
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How to use “ in respective of”? and how does it compare to “in terms of”

How to use " in respective of"? and how does it compare to "in terms of". when will be appropriate for each one? Thanks a lot!
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'Not to be taken as a standard'

Is this correct to say or is there another idiom or saying for it in english. 'Not to be taken as a standard to evaluate smb or smth.' Like if a team who wasn't expected to lose a friendly and ...
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which prefix below can be treated has a bound morpheme

In which of the following examples (A, B, C, or D) should the prefix be treated as a bound morpheme? Circle the correct answer. A) accommodation B) abnormal C) a computer D) ...
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Am I using “as well as” right?

I would like to ask whether my usage here is right or wrong: Inman had started a long journey. He met persons who helped him, as well as persons who tried to turn him in to the Black Guard whose ...
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do I always have to use an object in English conversations?

I'm learning English without natives' help so It is kind of hard for me to confirm my english is grammatically correct or not. one of my friend is from France and likes to point out my English ...
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how to pronounce “t's” sound, as in “it's” or “that's”

Currently I'm studying English pronunciation and having a hard time pronouncing the t's sound such as it's and that's. I thought that "t's" sounded the same as the "ch" sound but one of my friend said ...
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15 views

Word for 'stage elements'

I'm looking for a word that describes everything you might find on a theatrical stage, including actors, props, and backdrops.
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How to properly reference a section in a standard document?

The C Programming Language is standardized in ISO 9899, the most recent version of that standard being ISO 9899:2011. A draft of that standard is available for free under the title N1570. The standard ...
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would come vs. would have come?

which is the difference between this 2 constructions? He told me that he would come. (would + base form = present conditional) He told me that he would have come. (would + have + past part. = ...
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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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“You will love him to ruins.”

You will love him to ruins. This is the first sentence of the book The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. Could somebody tell me what does that mean? Here is the sentence in context: ...
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Isn't this an illogical comparison?

Here is a usage and mechanics question that I need help understanding: Change the italicized portion with the best replacement, or choose A if correct. When light from a distant source, ...
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“Whithin this question I am asking about word order.” or “I am asking about word order within this question.”

Are any of these formats regarding the word ordering within the sentence generally preferred to the other in general writing? Are there any special considerations if a more formal style is preferred ...
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At, by, in the end of this week

I have the following three sentences: I am reading it by the end of this week. I am reading it at the end of this week. I am reading it in the end of this week. Which one is more grammatically ...
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What is a man that speaks without saying a word called? [on hold]

What is a man that speaks without saying a word called? I have searched for words that describe it but couldn't get a word that simply covers it.
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International Time Notation

I know some ways for time notation. 10 am 10:30 am 10.30 am 1030 am (superscript) I try to understand, is it correct to use superscript in time notation on international website?
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What's a word for the ability to discern another's mental state?

I want to avoid some common implications of empathy: that it's mostly involuntary, and that it involves some re-experiencing of the other's feelings. I'm looking for a more general word (or, less ...
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Essay on “Human resource should explore not exploit the nation” [on hold]

Can anybody explain me the meaning of this topic for essay "Human resource should explore not exploit the nation"? And can you also give me some ideas/hint points for writing this essay? Thank You! ...
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“Wait one hour for her” versus “wait for one hour for her”

For example, given: I had to wait one hour for room service, I had to wait for one hour for room service. I managed to google “to wait one hour for” and “to wait for one hour for”. Both searches ...
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20 views

Teaching tips for dyslexic learners [on hold]

I am looking for tips to teach the sound 'er' at the end of words ending in 'ar', 'or' and to dyslexic learners?
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24 views

(Grammar) 3 Sentences from my game cutscene [on hold]

Could you please help me with 3 sentences which I use in my game video. I need to know are these sentences correct or not. I use these sentences in the beginning of my cutscene. Three sentences: ...
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“We are familiar” improvement

I have this,"We are familiar with the sport activities", sentence but to me it's a bit awkward and I need to improve it a little bit. I need to improve "We are familiar" part, and I am kind of stuck ...
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What is the difference between these sentences?

What is the difference between these sentences? I read that all of them can be used in the same situation. So which to choose? When I was young I used to live in a house. When I was young I lived in ...
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Should I use comma or not before “wearing”?

recently i saw a sentence like this "Did a guy just go by here wearing a hat?" in my opinion,it should be something like"Did a guy wearing a hat just go by here?" . i was thinking it should be ...
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the difference between lives and beings [on hold]

What is the difference between "lives" and "beings"? When we want to refer to all creatures in the cosmos, both human beings and all other life forms, when should we use lives, and when should we use ...
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What word(s) do children of English native speakers use for “kid”/“child”/etc

I'm looking for (a) word(s) that is/are perceived to be child's language by adults, not words used by adults to describe children. What would be fine though are words used by adults when they are ...
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Is there any online tool to read (pronounce) IPA and APA written words?

I am looking for a tool to read a word written as phonetic transcription (IPA or APA). I need it to provide users with a tool to verify if they've chosen correct IPA transcription (users will need ...
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Is “fortune favors the bold; cheek brings success” a popular idiom or proverb in English?

I want to express the idea that: If you want to be rich, you have to have guts and take a big risk. If you want to achieve a high position in your society, like becoming a doctor or lawyer, you ...
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Can any verb's present and past participles be used as adjectives?

Verbs' present and past participles can be used as adjectives, such as "devastating" and "devastated". Does this rule apply to all verbs or some verbs?
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Another word for lifehacks

I'm looking for a synonym (single-word of short phrase) for the word lifehack. I read Wikipedia article, and checked few online dictionaries. I could not find any synonym. The word is informal and it ...
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Are the tenses used in the sentence correct?

From http://dilbert.com/strip/2015-07-31: I'm going to call you Carlos from now on. And it would help if you grew a beard and walked with a limp. Shouldn't it be grow a beard and walk limp in ...
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“use some rest” vs. “take some rest” vs. “get some rest”?

"use some rest" vs. "take some rest" vs. "get some rest" which one is correct, if i want to tell my friend to go to relax or take some nap. The phrase "take some rest" is familiar me but i also have ...
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I make money without getting my ‘can’ knocked off

From Trouble Is My Business by Raymond Chandler (1938): "You might do," Anna said, "cleaned up a little. Twenty bucks a day and ex's. I haven't brokered a job in years, but this one is out of my ...
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What is the term called for writing in present tense even though the text is in past tense?

I read this in a grammar book recently but I can't recall what the specific term (if any) is called for something like: He was 18 years old. I don't remember if it is the same example, but the ...
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What is the differece between “to receiving” and “to receive”?

I am wondering the differece between "to receiving" and "to receive"? I found in many sentences a simple verb or a "ing" after "to". Though I have explore the following, still I am not clear. If the ...
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difference between “what are you doing?“ and “what you are doing?” [on hold]

Please tell me, how we could tell using following two sentences: What are you doing? What you are doing?
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What is the difference between “he is trustful”, “he is trusting”, “he is trusted”, “he is trustworthy”, “he is trusty”, and “he is trustless”?

Trustful means “having or marked by a total belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone.” So, does he is trustful mean that he trusts other people or that he is an honest person ...
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We like a name but dont know how to spell it? [on hold]

We like the sound of Mill-eat-a but dont know how to spell it so that shortens to Millie and not milie as in cyrus
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what is the meaning of bucketing water?

It's been bucketing water the whole day. What does this sentence mean? Is it formal use of language?
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Make a sentence from the term “computer literacy”

Is it okay for me to write “having computer literacy”, since the word literacy is a noun?
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What is the difference of Vision from Objective and Goal

In the NHK’s TV program aired on August 1st, featuring Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, 2012 Nobel prize winner for Physiology and Medicine as the guest, Dr. Yamanaka told that his motto is “VW,” and explained ...
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“offered by him” or “he offers”?

Which of the following sentences is more correct? I dreamed I got punished by my English teacher cos I could not recite the article he offers. or I dreamed I got punished by my English ...
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Question mark or period to end rhetorical sentence

Maybe you could be a security guard there and enforce whatever the WalMart policy is at that location
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Does the sentence “the president drives the country through the difficulty” make any sense?

Once upon a time, I heard an American president say drive the country. I am not sure I misheard or not. If drive the country is idiomatic expression, then what is the meaning of drive in this case? ...
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Person, People, Peoples, and other linguistically similar words

Now, person is singular, and can decline to the plural persons or people, depending on region, level of formality, and nuance. Let's ignore persons for the moment and just focus on people. People, ...
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Words where “not [word]” means more than a lack of

Sorry for the poor title. Is there a name/category of words with the property that using "not" before them does not give a standard negation in a way similar to the given examples? The two examples, ...
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Which speech impediments contain the phonemes affected by said impediments?

Lisp: Pronouncing the letter "s" as "th". Rhotacism: Inability to pronounce the letter "r". Are there more examples like this?
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Side-by-side meaning

A near future, where humans have been defeated by the viral parasites named Gastrea. They have been exiled into a small territory and live in despair, side-by-side in terror., when they said ...
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Does “painted lady” sometimes mean prostitute?

Does "painted lady" or "painted ladies" sometimes mean prostitute(s), who used to heavily use make-up? I have a suspicion that even Shakespeare did so, but can't find anything indicating it. Urban ...

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