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comment Is “I like dogs but cats” a valid sentence?
I like all animals but skunks is acceptable, but I like animals but skunks isn't.
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reviewed Reviewed A date “is”,“was”, or “will be” a Monday?
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revised The Difference Between “not unknown to” and “known to”?
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answered The Difference Between “not unknown to” and “known to”?
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comment “…demands of us that we not lose sight…”
... That would make do optional, not wrong. There are far more Google hits for "ask that you do not" than for "ask that you not".
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comment What are all the words that make up a complete list of linking verbs in English?
@John Lawler I've just come back here on a search for duplicates. Have you explained what you mean by verb categories in a Q + A string? (I could check, but then a nudge, if not unnecessary, would be more pointed.)
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revised Use of “play” followed by an adjective
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answered Use of “play” followed by an adjective
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comment What is the correct visualization of “first left down the hallway”?
Lets eat, Peter.
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comment “Being” or “to be”?
"She loves just being herself instead of showing off."
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comment Is “I like dogs but cats” a valid sentence?
Totally wrong. Under no circumstances (except where words are used without reference to accepted meanings) are cats a subgroup of dogs. Also, the word 'but' can substitute for 'except' in 'I like all cars except saloons' but not in I like dogs[,] except big ones.'
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answered What is the correct visualization of “first left down the hallway”?
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comment English analogue for russian aphorism parody “for seven troubles there is single reset”
There's the 'get out of jail free card'.
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comment Location - sentence constructions
possible duplicate of Which are the word orders that can be found in English?
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comment Please, is it correct (meaningful) this expression?
Obviously, when two individuals share many interests, they [tend to] appreciate each other's publications more often.
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comment Usage of 'Hi' and 'Dear' in Formal Communication
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is requesting writing advice.
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comment Is there a word that means “having to do with genre” or “with respect to genre”?
@Mitch I'm getting used to it already.
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comment Usage of how instead of as?
... It's probably less likely to produce a reaction in the US. But as you say, quite acceptable.
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revised Is Grammar An Exact Science?
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