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There is a difference between the two: I am not [really sure] You're anywhere between almost completely sure and quite unsure. Really amplifies sure, and really sure means you's as good as completely, totally sure. The not just says you're not that sure yet, or even that you are not that sure at all. The exact amount of uncertainty depends on many ...
For starters, the word "can" means that you have the ability to "do this." Instead of using the word "can" I think you should use the word "will." With that in mind, I think your two forms should be: "If you want, I will do this" VS "I will do this, if you want." Because we read from left to right, the emphasis will more naturally fall on the first ...
As long as you use grammatically appropriate forms of the words based on context, yes, they are synonymous.
The first one is actually short for "solutions that have been offered". So it's correct. In the second sentence you use offered as adjective, but it's a verb, a participle to be precise. Participles often can be used as adjectives. Lost, excited or advanced are perfect examples. Others have to be used with care: the shoe left vs. the left shoe the man ...
Although modern English is mostly an SVO (subject-verb-object) language, it still has some remnants of the original Proto-Germanic (SOV) word order. For other modern Germanic languages this is true to a greater extent, and they are generally described as V2 languages, V2 being an intermediate stage on the road from SOV to SVO. V2 means that a normal sentence ...
Although 2 years have passed since your question, I have just found in a grammar book of mine that the right order is Manner-Place-Time. If the verb of the sentence is a verb of motion then the order changes to : Place-Manner-Time. For instance, "he goes to his office by bus at nine o'clock."
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