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I'm not sure what the technical name is, but you're right. Technically either option will work, in the same way that "We have lost our power" and "We have lost our powers" are both right. However, the inclusion of 'to write' makes it questionable when listening to. Since 'abilities' imply that the abilities are all different, by ascribing a singular ...


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The phrase this word is like an index finger - it points to something else, not usually itself.


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The verb "is" establishes an "equality" of sorts between its subject and object. In both cases the subject comes first, it's just that there are different subjects in the two cases. Which version is "best" depends on what you want to emphasize. If it's most important to simply note that there is a critical project, the first is best. If you want to ...


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I would use There is only us here. Another possible alternative could be: Only we are here.


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In this case, 'us' is singular, referring to a group such as, for example, 'my family'. While 'my family' is comprised of many people, the term is singular. The correct use therefore is: Now, there is only us here.


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In his well known 1964 article Negation in English, Edward Klima characterized the use of the subject forms in contemporary English this way: the subject form is used for the unconjoined subject of an explicit finite verb, but otherwise the object forms are used. And I think that's right. Of course, there is an old-fashioned archaic style in which you'd ...


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Most Americans don't ask, "How do you get to the train station?" Americans don't take very many trains. Many Americans have never been on one. Correct: How do you get the the train station? Correct: How do I get to the train station? Americans say it both ways to ask for directions to the train station. Whether you say "you" or "I," it means ...



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