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Would it be correct to say that “whose” is “the only interrogative possessive pronoun”?

I am creating a crossword puzzle for submission to a newspaper. For the entry WHOSE, would it be correct to say "The only interrogative possessive pronoun" as the clue? Would pedantic solvers approve ...
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“Shininess” word to indicate shine effect

In the shaders more than once met the word "shininess" to indicate shine of 3D-object, such as glass. Please tell me why this rare word is used? This word is not even in my dictionary. Thanks in ...
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Why to pursue or why pursue?

Which of the following phrases is correct? Why pursue a Master's? Why to pursue a Master's?
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Please help me enhance my writing skills

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The charts below show the results of a survey of adult education. The first chart shows the reasons why adults decide to study. The pie chart shows how ...
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“India has won” vs. “India have won”

If the members of a collective noun have oneness in action ("idea of unity" according to Jespersen), then the verb that follows the collective noun shall be singular; but if there is 'idea of ...
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What does the clause “when they tip the balance between two already available technologies” mean?

Take carbon-pricing first. Long cherished by economists (and The Economist), such schemes use the power of the market to incentivise consumers and firms to cut their emissions, thus ensuring that the ...
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make/makes in asking sentence with “or”

I'm just starting to learn English and I'd appreciate an answer to my question. What variant is correct? And why? My wife or dog make me happy My wife or dog makes me happy
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How would I describe someone who is coding a new app? It’s for a story I’m writing but just can’t think

I need to write about someone coding an app but I’m not tech-y. Someone please help 😅
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What does the symbol ≪ mean in word origin description in dictionary.com?

What is the meaning of the symbol ≪ in word origin description in dictionary.com? e.g. in https://www.dictionary.com/browse/-ule ORIGIN OF -ULE < French < Latin -ulus, -ula, -ulum ...
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Is there any verb or phrase for “making something incomplete”?

For example, a customer asks a jeweler to sell her a set of jewelry except for a ring in the set. But the jeweler says that he can't exclude the ring because it would make the set incomplete.
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Which one of the following sentences is more correct?

"Maria's, Mary's and Sophia's first loves was Katarina. "Katarina was Maria's, Mary's and Sophia's first loves​" "The first love of Maria's, Mary's and Sophia's was Katarina."
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Origin of the saying “God must love the poor because he made so many of them”

The saying "God must love the poor [or the common people or the plain people] because he made so many of them" falls somewhere between a proverb and a famous quotation, but its origins are rather ...
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Newspapers or the newspapers?

1a) The news is all over the newspapers around the world. 1b) The news is all over newspapers* around the world. Why exactly do we use the even though it is not specifying some newspapers? I have ...
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how explain awkward sentence structure to non-native english speaker

THis is the title of a medical paper. I'm trying to explain why to non-native english speaker that its awkward (to me anyway). Any suggestions? Different measures for the cochlear parameters and its ...
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Formal equivalent of “fast forward to today”

I'm trying to think of a formal word or phrase that I can use to substitute this line at the beginning of a sentence: "Fast forward to today, ...". For context: At its onset, the industry had ...
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What is correct: It's just not so easy or it just is not so easy?

"Life is simple it's just not so easy" or "Life is simple it just is not so easy" I would like to know if there's a correct way to say that or in case of both are right so what is the difference? ...
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Negative vs Negatives

Good evening ,i have a question Is it okay if i say "We do not have to ignore the negative ones"? Or the negatives ones. Also, , I would like to focus on the negative facts about animals in zoos. ...
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Why is a comma used here instead of a semi-colon?

I'm doing some khan academy SAT practice and I came across this question. I can't figure out why the answer I chose is incorrect, and the correct answer is correct. I would really appreciate if you ...
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Can 's be used to mean was?

Can 's be used as a contraction of was? For example, can "maybe she's born that way" mean "maybe she was born that way"?
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Future perfect and passive

By 2100, cars .... on renewable power sources A) will have been run B) will have run Please helppp
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What is the difference between “How long would” vs “How long will”?

What is the difference between 1-"How long would a train take to arrive here?" and 2-"How long will a train take to arrive here?" In what situation should I use the above sentences? These ...
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What is the word for someone who is easily obsessed over

We are wanting to know what the word is for someone who has a trait that can be easily obsessed over
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come to one's own

Dictionaries say if someone or something comes into their own, they become very successful or start to perform very well because the circumstances are right. But I have a sentence in which the phrase ...
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Using was twice in a single sentence

The new president was invited to speak at a conference in Tokyo where he was to present his views on the shape of the world. or The new president was invited to speak at a conference in Tokyo ...
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is it ok to use unless before a noun phrase?

is it ok to use unless before a noun phrase? there are 4 alternatives and I think unless is the answer but I want to make sure.now there is a multiple choice question .........your help, I would ...
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What does “God's redeemed” mean in this context? [closed]

This is an excerpt from a song "I Am a Poor Wayfaring Stranger", from film 1917. I know dark clouds will gather 'round me I know my way is rough and steep But golden fields lie just ...
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Uses of “Thus” and “That” [closed]

Please take a look at the bolded sentence in this text: Full-stack developer with 2 years of experience combined with 7 years of studying and practising pharmacy and bio-informatics. Thus I have a ...
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Usage of a phrase: “like hell”

Edited: "Like hell, I'll be there." "Like hell I'll be there." I'd appreciate fellow English speakers' opinion on how different these two sentences above sound. The only difference here is the comma ...
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What is the word for “something that needs prompt attention and resolved quickly” [duplicate]

We usually encounter some cases at workplace "something that needs prompt attention and resolved quickly" ,is there a professional word we can use for this casE?
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I want to know what is direct object, indirect object in both sentence? [closed]

1) I gave Margaret a present. 2) I gave a present to Margaret.
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“Enter code you were provided with” - Is the “width” mandatory? Should it be omitted here?

As text explaining to some software's user that they need to enter a code that was supplied to them, what would be the correct text? [I know the difference between providing a car to someone and ...
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Have or do a driver's license

strong text.........a driver's license, let knew how to drive the vehicle (On having / After having /Having done) I can't differentiate between them
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Is the sentence “How dare you have shot me?” correct?

I was watching a TV series with a foreign dub and came across the following subtitles: "How dare have you shot me?" Even though I'm not a native English speaker, I'd like to believe that I am ...
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“May happen” is it correct? [closed]

I just want to know if it's correct to use "if I may happen" on this example: "If I may happen to have what you're looking for..." English is not my first language so I'm confused about it.
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The meaning of “happen to”

I know 'happen to' means 'by chance.' I just happen to have looked out the window. It appeared you were drinking something from a paper bag. In this sentence, I guess it is used meaning 'by chance,...
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Which one is/are correct, “a rust inhibiting substance X” or “a rust-inhibiting substance X”? [duplicate]

I have talked about the correctness of these words with my friend. My friend says that both are correct but I think only a rust-inhibiting substance X Is correct. From my understanding, a rust ...
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What does “ fiddle-de-dee.” means? [closed]

As in above, I mean, what does it mean and is this such a common word that used daily language?
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What is the word for judging someone blindly?

Judging blindly- making assumptions or conclusions about a person without knowing them. This is usually based off stereotypes or other such things. I'm looking for a synonym for this or what you ...
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How do you call the art of 'proper' bearing? (French 'maintien')

An aristocrat, model, steward… will learn about walking, sitting, behaving, etc. according to a certain etiquette. I am not talking about protocol, conversation and etiquette in general - just the ...
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Is my analysis of this paragraph correct based on the punctuation used?

Your services may be terminated by giving 01 (one) weeks’ notice or payment of pro-rata salary in lieu thereof during probation, and by 01 (one) months’ notice or payment of one month’s salary in lieu ...
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Good materials for young children to practice oral English [closed]

What would be the good materials for young children (5-10 years old) to read out loud, taking English as a second language (in addition to his/her mother tongue). Would that be the famous poems, ...
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Need of subject after 'But'

we often see these 1. Liza is poor but she is honest. 2. Liza is poor but honest. Is their any rule against the first one? which one is preferable?
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How are we to parse the phrase “A ship was a long time turning”?

The phrase "it was a long time turning" is found in the following sentence: Owing to the roughness of the sea, the steamer arrived late, when the sun had already gone down, and it was a long time ...
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Is conjunction reduction possible within an if's compound apodosis?

I have the following sentence: If the researcher knew the mechanism, any feature of the population would be known, any (causal) relationships in the population would be completely traceable, and ...
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Is “cleared away” the right term to use in this sentence?

I am posting a photograph of the sky after the super-cyclone Amphani cleared away in Kolkata. Is cleared away the right phrase to use? (For a natural calamity) This is the text that I wrote in the ...
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Word for how much of a professional?

I am looking for a word which refers to how much of a professional someone is in a particular domain or endeavor. For example, let's assume we're talking about playing the piano. The question might ...
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Using an abbreviation for noun AND verb (community garden/ing)

I am writing a paper about community gardening and use community garden(s) and community gardening extensively. I would like to abbreviate both as CG. I can't find guidelines on if this is allowed (...
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Need of a subject after 'and' conjunction [duplicate]

Sometimes i see "She went there and she started working." And often i see "She went there and started working." should I use the subject again after 'and' or not? What is the rule? Thanks in advance.
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I want to know what is the correct word order of the following sentence? [closed]

1) I gave Margaret a present. 2) I gave a present to Margaret. 3)The perfect infinitive refers to a time before that of the preceding verb.
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Re: Subject + verb (“intended”) + infinitive phrase. Could the phrase function as an adverb (vs. direct object)?

First, to save time and effort, I do understand simple explanations such as this (owl.purdue.edu): We intended to leave early. The infinitive phrase functions as the direct object of the verb ...

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