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Is this correct or not? “When was the last time you had no allergies and felt good?”

Is this correct or not? "When was the last time you had no allergies and felt good?" Should it be well instead of good
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he told me I was pretty .

I think "was" is used for events , prettiness isn't an event , I expect : he told me that I'm pretty , why do we need the past tense with beauty ? another question : is there a book that talks ...
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I'm looking for a medical word or phrase meaning or describing medication interactions

I've performed Google searches and multiple dictionary searches, scanned lists of medical terminology, and am starting think there's nothing other than "drug interaction", "medication interaction", or ...
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The grammar of “one another”

In sentences such as: They talked to one another Is the string one another a constituent, or are the two words part of a mandatorily gapped coordination of preposition phrases (or even verb phrases)?...
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Is this a correct compound sentence?

Is this sentence correct? It sounds wrong but why? Werner closes his eyes and pretends to sleep still holding the lady's hat and promising himself next time to be in time to get a seat next to his ...
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Problem with 2 consecutive nouns

I am wondering that whether this sentence is true or not. "The tree color is absolutely beautiful" and if it's OK then what is the difference between above sentence and following sentence. "The ...
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Is this correct? “You did that act so good”

Is this correct? "You did that act so good." Should it be well instead of good?
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Award name with quotation marks?

from my observation, usually when we write award names, we would not use quotation marks to enclose them. Are there any exceptional major style guides that would do so? Many thanks?
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Inversion problem about English

On no account should student be allowed to smoke. Please help me proof read this sentence.
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if I was sick , and needed someone to give me water , should I say : water me ?

I mean not just giving me water , I need them to put the cup on my lips ... etc ? I know : water the grass .
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Is the voicing voiceless consonants common in the US?

I don't know if I should trust my non-native ears, but I've heard a couple of people (Katie from CollegeHumor is the first one come to mind) who say "thank you" with a voiced "th" instead of the ...
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How to use “of” and “from” correctly?

I'm currently translating a text and I'm struggling to figure out which word to use. "Of" or "From" Display measurement results of the automated measurement from the customer XYZ This is a headline ...
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Phrase for perniciously expensive

I'm looking for a word or phrase that expresses something (or a decision) being expensive by costing money in many small bits (perniciously) rather than being a large single cost.
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Literary term for “I picked up my suitcase and convictions and walked out the door”? (intangible and tangible items together in a list)

All! I've been stumped with this question for a while now. What do we call it when you use an intangible object and represent it as though it is tangible, usually coupled with tangible objects? ...
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What is the difference between ' though ' and ' although '? [on hold]

It is the complex form of sentences of ' In spite of ' , ' Despite + v + ing ' . How can I differentiate these conjunctions? Which conjunction will suit to connect these sentences " It's raining . The ...
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Can we say “that's all for me now” or does it have to be “that's all from me now”

I was wondering if it is okay for me to fill the following blank with "for" That's all............. me now.
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Is there a popular expression in english to say “pasadomañana” as in spanish?

There is in spanish a word "pasadomañana" to refer to the day after tomorrow, I wonder if maybe there is an popular/informal way to mean the same without say the day after tomorrow
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English speaking countries or English speaker countries ? and why [on hold]

I think I can say : you are a good looking , you are a good teacher when to use "ing" and "er"
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Use of the word 'Abode'.

I was wondering if it is correct to use the word 'abode' in this instance. 'They made their abode in the tower' Thanks in advanced!
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What is the difference between “on bed” and “in bed”?

I often see both of them. So, I wonder that they are the same meanings or not.
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Best practice regarding the words until, till, til, 'till, 'til and to

I often see in English the word 'till used as until. Example I'll wait 'till the end of time. Now I have found out that this may be wrong. The correct writing is without the apostrophe 'till and ...
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Is this question correct as written?

Please let me know whether one of them also works for you.
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If I had the chance to buy you a car, I would definitely choose the fastest that … possible

Which one is correct? 1) if I had the chance to buy you a car, I would definitely choose the fastest that WAS possible. 2) if I had the chance to buy you a car, I would definitely choose the fastest ...
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13 views

Inversion and passive voice [on hold]

On no account should student be allowed to smoke. Is this sentence grammatically correct? Thanks for answering!
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11 views

(Complex sentence) Using the word “and” right before a subordinate conjunction

I have a few questions about complex sentence Here are the examples: Because I had to catch the train, and as we were short on time, I forgot to pack my toothbrush for our vacation. I gave strength ...
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2answers
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Stereotypical, recognisable, educated version of “gosh”

Is there an expression like "gosh" that a stereotypical upper-class British character would say for expressing surprise? I've thought of "parbleu", but it being a loan word from French, it doesn't ...
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do I have to pair “same” with “the” always ? [migrated]

someone told me not to say : I have same thing , I have to say the same , always , in any sentence .
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Why should we distinguish between clause elements and word classes? Is that important? [migrated]

The clause elements and word classes. I've searched everywhere for a well explained answer for my question. Yet, I still have no idea about the correct answer.
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1answer
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girl-like behavior or girllike behavior?

Which one is correct? girl-like behavior or girllike behavior? Could anyone please help me? I know that girllike is ok. But I don't know if it can be used as an adjective without a hyphen or not.
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1answer
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Do you use a comma when the object comes before the subject?

Would you use a comma after the object in a sentence where the predicate comes before the subject? For example, if the sentence is "One friend I saw.", would you put a comma after the word friend?
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Is it “Balcony”, “Balcony's” or “Balconies”? [migrated]

Which one is correct in these contexts? "I shift my eyes away from the balcony scenery..." "I shift my eyes away from the balcony's scenery..." "I shift my eyes away from the balconies scenery..." ...
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1answer
11 views

Repetition of preposition

Is it necessary to repeat preposition in the following sentence .the books on the table and on the desk are mine.
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How did “ticket” get a meaning of an item in a bug tracking system?

The word “ticket” has a variety of meanings, including what Wiktionary describes as a dated meaning of something with a bit of information on it, but how did it evolve to mean an item in a bug ...
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1answer
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with…there is associated

Is it correct to write in a scientific paper "With every Hermitian metric there is associated a real vector space"? This is the version I prefer, but some might say "With every Hermitian metric is ...
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1answer
33 views

“I love you more than your dad”

I love you more than your dad Does it mean: I love you more than your dad loves you [OR] I love you more than I love your dad Does this type of construction have a name in Linguistics?
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1answer
23 views

The last thing I ever wanted to do

The last thing I ever wanted to do was pushed away from me. Would the above sentence be interpreted as: 1. The last thing in life I wanted to do was pushed away from me. OR 2. The thing I didn’t ...
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“I am glad because I have seen you.” Is this correct?

I am glad because I have seen you. Is this correct? Can I use the present perfect after "because" when the first sentence is in the simple past?
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1answer
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On a resume, should I italicize the name of a magazine when I'm referring to it *as* an employer?

In an earlier version of this question, I confused the issue by using the word company instead of employer. Strictly speaking, the magazine is not a company, but I was considered an employee of the ...
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Type of usage phrases/conjunctions

Surprised by the gift, my mother was speechless (participle phrase) My mother was speechless, surprised by the gift. She was taller than most in her family, noticibly taller than her brother. Could ...
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1answer
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What's the meaning of ninja in a technological article?

I always saw some articles which use ninja to refer to a person. What does it mean in a technological article? True path to become a JavaScript Ninja I guess maybe it means master or guru. If that'...
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3answers
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usage of suppose to, how to use it when to use it?

kindly any one make me understand about the usage of suppose to ? example: you suppose to obey the rules.now what sense of this usage may be.when and what position it is used mostly.
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What's difference between “ It is too tiring to~” and “ It is too tired to~”?

What's difference between " It is too tiring to~" and " It is too tired to~" ??
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How to make “can you tell me guys” with respect? [migrated]

I am writing mail for my seniors. I want to ask something like, Can you tell me guys which port I have to use? How to make this word as polite?
5
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3answers
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It's time we had a talk

I have a misunderstanding with one question. This phrase was said in the present moment, not about the past. That's why I'm confused. "It's time we had a talk" I suppose there is the Present Perfect ...
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0answers
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Proper or improper use of the word “amount”

first time questioner. A bit new to writing in general, so please be gentle :). Just wanted to get a little feedback on this passage I wrote Both Jack and Emily were partaking in this perfect day, ...
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1answer
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What is another term for “through osmosis”?

I am looking for a single word to replace the phrase "through osmosis" with a single term, if that's even the correct phrase... Example: When my daughter's project won the science fair, I too felt ...
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When can preposition 'of' be omitted?

Sentence One: The main image, which takes up the majority of the page, is of an artist's palette. Sentence Two: These aspects are of more interest to buyers. It seems that in sentence two, we can ...
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How to explain for whom a competition was held

I am currently working with the sentence: "I continue to volunteer ... at the robotics competitions held annually at my high school for middle and high school students." This seems very ugly because ...
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Is 'Glass industry is as old as 9th century' correct?

Here is the previous question I asked a few days ago, and am still having some confusions. Can I use 'as ancient as' VS 'as old as' with a specific 'Century' This is an example I found on the ...
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1answer
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Is it OK to use two consecutive 'that' in a sentence?

Is the usage of 2 consecutive 'that' in the following sentence correct, because it looks a bit odd? Should these be separated by comma perhaps? "While I agree that strength and size definitely gives ...

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