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There is nothing necessarily wrong with this sentence. However the grammatical version may not be what was intended by the speaker. This sentence is grammatical if the phrase 'Moving to a new town and making new friends' is intended as a single action. In other words: "[The action of both] moving to a new town and making new friends is hard for people ...
The first is correct: I am able to avoid a pitfall into which many a student has fallen. The second could be modified to take a plural noun and still retain an equivalent meaning: I am able to avoid a pitfall into which many students have fallen. I believe the choice is just down to preference.
all = the only thing The only thing people know is what you tell them. Here is another example: All I can do is call John and ask for help.
The subject of the sentence is a Noun Phrase, and it is singular. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noun_phrase A noun clause can be the subject of a sentence. It can be singular or plural: All the books I've read are purple.
Planned: I'm meeting John for dinner. I'll be meeting John for dinner. I'm going to meet John for dinner. (That's why he can't go to the cinema.) will + infinitive has other uses, for example, a decision taken as a reaction to the moment: I'm out of milk; I'll go and get some. Note: Please advise where the mistake is in this sentence: You need the syntax ...
Recommend takes Subjunctive, so the verb is in the infinitve: I recommend that Company X adopt Y. http://englishplus.com/grammar/00000031.htm He recommended that each driver report his tips.
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