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I majored in English Literature and worked in the ESL Dept. of Google, India. I prefer descriptive approaches to grammar, but believe that it's good to learn the rules of grammar if you are a non-native speaker.


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awarded  Nice Answer
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comment Is either “can” or “could” more polite?
Very interesting! Never knew that the historical past tense 'form' was more polite.
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awarded  Student
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asked “Obstacles along the road to success” vs. “obstacles across the road to success”
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comment When do we use 'revision' as a countable noun?
ldoceonline.com/dictionary/revision
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revised Commas after Conjunctions
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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Organizer
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revised Is using passive voice “bad form”?
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revised Definite article — “on television” vs. “on the radio”
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Jun
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comment Face that launched a thousand ships
The original quote: "Was this the face that launch'd a thousand ships, And burnt the topless towers of Ilium-- Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss.--"
Jun
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comment Definite article — “on television” vs. “on the radio”
I agree- the key is that 'the device' is countable and will definitely require an article if it is in the singular form. With uncountable nouns, however, it is not that the definite article cannot be used at all-it is optional.
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awarded  Necromancer
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comment Can “having an affair” work both ways?
This usage of 'affair' for 'love affair' is very common in India even today.
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revised Definite article — “on television” vs. “on the radio”
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revised Definite article — “on television” vs. “on the radio”
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