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Just a little above me, he was fighting with all his might. On the summit of the mountain, he cried with joy. These are sentences with Locative Adjuncts. A Locative Adjunct is an Adjunct (read "adverbial") which gives you more information about where something was or where it took place. Th majority of Locative Adjuncts in English are ...


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If you multiply zero by two you get zero. If you multiply nobody by two you still get nobody. Therefore the answer is: Nobody from the Police Department and nobody from the Fire Department is going to the rescue. If you doubt that, consider the following. Two nobodies are going to the rescue, one from the Police Department and one from the Fire ...


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The sentence is fine, the meaning clear. It could perhaps be reworded to I am talking with many people, to make it sound like more of a conversation than a speech.


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but googling "preventing it to" and "preventing it from" there are 300.000+ results for the first and 700.000+ results for the second! Googling is notoriously inaccurate as a way of gauging relative frequency and correctness. A better method is to use Google ngram. This is because it uses published work. You can expect the grammar to be be much ...


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It's perfectly fine. It's not really any different to if you were to replace "in more recent years" with "recently".


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What you're reading in Catcher in the Rye is the first-person interior monologue of the narrator, the character Holden Caulfield, a confused and alienated teenager. Thoughts aren't polished prose. We could take Where I lived at Pencey, I lived in the Ossenburger Memorial Wing of the new dorms. It was only for juniors and seniors. I was a junior. My ...


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This is a form of ellipsis. The complete sentence would read: What he did was that he was starting these undertaking parlors . . . You see this kind of thing in colloquial speech all the time. The most common example is probably: The thing is, is that . . . To be complete you would render that as What the thing is, is that . . . But who has ...


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On and in can both work with journey, and I get a slightly different feeling from the two phrases. In works better for me in the quote. I think being in a journey emphasizes the experience, vs. the getting somewhere.


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Common usage would be in my ... life, and on my journey.... I guess, in the heat of the moment, one of the two had to take precedence. That he said 'in' suggests that he was thinking of more his life than of the journey, perhaps.


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Your use of could is correct. It expresses ability in the past. The use of therefore, however, sounds odd here. Unless everything that follows therefore is the reason for something in a sentence preceding this one, it should not be there. I am guessing that so that I could go to work and university as well is the reason for buying the car. The conjunction ...


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You could certainly use this phrasing without issue: We certainly expect to use them Where there is a modifier, certain, on your expectation. The fact that the two words have partly contradictory meanings is not a problem for your sentence, and does not change its meaning. If you feel like the contradiction is ugly, then feel free to adjust it to ...


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They are both correct. But unless you want to be very precise, it is not necessary to repeat the there is section, so the second example is more readable.


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Perhaps it will help to transform the clauses to their equivalents that better show the syntax. "That's the store where I bought my computer." becomes Where did I buy my computer? or I bought my computer there. No prepositions of place are required with words like "where" and "there" that contain the notion of a place in their meaning. "That's the ...


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If you are asking how to say that correctly: I received the phone, I liked it and everything met my expectations.


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1) I believe all five are syntactically correct (under my own personal command of the English language). 2) Only I gave him $1. I was the only person to give him $1. This might suggest that there was a situation in which others might have also given $1, but didn't. "He was begging for a dollar to use in the vending machine, but people passed him by. ...



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