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Yes, that would be perfectly fine. The two phrasings mean basically the same thing, but with a difference in what you’re talking about. When you say as it is, the subject it is a generic ‘it’ that refers vaguely to ‘the current situation’ or something like that. It could be rephrased to “the way things currently stand” or “in the current state of things”. ...


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Bread and butter can be singular or plural, depending on context. In British English and various European languages (i.e. German Butterbrot, Russian Бутерброд), "bread and butter" is a set phrase meaning "an open-face sandwich". This phrase is not common in American English; we would regard "bread and butter" as referring to two separate items and therefore ...


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Readers and posters here seem to be concerned with whether predeterminer half used with a plural Noun Phrase should be regarded as singular or plural.I thought some hard talking facts might be in order to resolve this issue. A Google search for: "over half the people was" ... with the phrase in quotation marks as in the example, returned a staggering ...


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Attest means to vouch for or provide evidence to something which I don't think the president would be doing. Attain should be the word used here if the highest status hasn't been achieved yet or maintain if otherwise. "Under your leadership, I believe the Anytown University will continue to maintain its highest academic standards and contribute to the ...


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Answered here because this related question has been closed... Either is correct, but they mean different things. He is one of the boys who play football. Translation: There are some boys who play football, and he is one of them. He is one of the boys who plays football. Translation: There are some boys, and he is one of them that happens to ...


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It should be Bread and butter is my breakfast. It is a reverse-order sentence. The subject of the sentence is breakfast, which is singular and therefore the verb should also be singular. There is no significant difference in meaning between "bread and butter is my breakfast" and "my breakfast is bread and butter." Writers often use reverse-order ...



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