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Is the expression “we could might be able to […]” grammatically correct?

I came across the expression “we could might be able to [...]” a few times (although it seems that this expression occurs very rarely). Example #1 (source): That adds about 7KB minified, and ...
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Which is up to or which up to? [on hold]

Example " due to my experience which up to 3 years or which is up to 3 years"?!
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is the sentence complete? [on hold]

Although initially conferred of the armed forces solely on the basis of their performance in combat, the award now recognises all contributions to national life. I only can find one verb (recognise) ...
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is/are + past participle vs. have been + past particple

So I am really confused when to use past participle and have been + p.p For example In situations like the ones below Are these dishes washed? Have these dishes been washed? (Washed and ...
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“That works for me, and it would be great to meet.” Is the comma allowed?

That works for me, and it would be great to meet. Is the comma in this sentence allowed? The question is not whether it is necessary.
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What is the name of this kind grammar? “…were it not…” [duplicate]

My work could not have gained a foothold in the company were it not for the efforts of one man: my favor.....
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Is this sentence correct [on hold]

you were advised that your prescription would be ready by 12 noon and if it would be okay for it to be delivered to your home and you agreed.
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Did I use the word long correctly in the following sentence [on hold]

Sir, Can we say: “and after a little long I went offline.”? Thanks,
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“Tom needed a vacation having been worked so hard” [migrated]

Because Tom had been working so hard, he needed a vacation. Having worked so hard, Tom needed a vacation. Tom needed a vacation because he had been working so hard Tom needed a ...
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After written in plain English, the book began to sell well [on hold]

After it had been written in plain English, the book began to sell well. Having been written in plain English, the book began to sell well. Written in plain English, the book began to sell well. ...
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“Washington biographer” or “Washington's biographer”

Which of the following is correct? Washington biographer Ron Chernow says... Washington's biographer Ron Chernow says... The only difference that comes to mind is that the latter implies ...
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Is consensus and essence used in this sentence grammatically correct? [on hold]

'A black hole is present at the essence of every galaxy ; it is a worldwide astrophysical consensus.' I saw that consensus is synonymous to 'agreement' and essence is synonymous to 'core/heart'. ...
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Is 'in a colloquial sense' grammatically correct?

I saw in a thesaurus that 'colloquial' is synonymous to 'informal' , so can 'in a colloquial gesture,sense,manner etc' be grammatically correct? Or is colloquial only limited to experssion (in a ...
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Are there past and future equivalents of the “zero conditional”?

All English grammar coursebooks I have seen state that the Zero Conditional refers to something that is always true (and therefore is always certain) and has the form “Present Simple + Present Simple”....
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What are non-specific add-ons to an original statement referred-to as?

A recent question asked on a (military) veteran site read as follows: "On THIS (Veterans) DAY in Marine Corps history: What Great (WWII) Naval Battle began between Allied and Japanese forces?" The ...
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killed with gun vs killed by gun difference(Which is more natural or both are correct)?

On a language learning app I corrected someones following sentence I'm afraid I will be killed with gun. to I'm afraid I will be killed by a gun. But then he told me we can also use with for the ...
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should you say didactic trainer or didactics trainer [on hold]

For me, a didactic trainer is a trainer who is didactic whereas a didactics trainer is a trainer in didactics... Can anyone help?
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How to include a question in a declarative sentence?

Over the years I have gotten used to the following sentences formation: I know that this is the website but how do I specify for what I am paying? Instead of: I know that this is the website ...
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Is it correct to use both “On the other hand” and “instead” in a single sentence?

I have this sentence "On the other hand, you can go to this page instead." but I am not sure if the presence of both On the other hand and instead makes the sentence redundant.
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Why is it “don't you dare”, but not “do not you dare” or “don't/doesn't he/she/him/her dare”? [duplicate]

Ok, so I'm supposed to prepare a short presentation about a grammatical oddity in the English language that doesn't seem correct, and yet it is. The topics range from explaining the plural of fish/...
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I will be leaving tomorrow or I will leave tomorrow [on hold]

Which of the two sentences is grammatically correct. If they are both correct, then what's the difference between the two.
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The use of the word “specific” in the intro of an essay

“In the prologue to "Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucer, Chaucer describes two men of the clergy with contrasting qualities. Chaucer describes Friar as a greedy, materialistic, and lazy figure of ...
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<that is to say> used after a rephrasing synonym of the conjunction 'or'

I'd like to know whether this structure is grammatically O.K.: "In a secondary, or derivative, sense, that is to say, the others is subject of the clause". The Cambridge Grammar of the Engish ...
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Is using a number in front of a superlative grammatically correct? [closed]

Is using a number in front of superlative, like in, "10 Best Restaurants in ..." correct? I know using it like, "Best Restaurants in ..." is correct, but I'm not sure of the former one. Also, can we ...
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The position of the words in a sentence [on hold]

Can we say "the position of the words in the sentence is very important in English "??
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is or was usage in a sentence

I posted "today is the best day ever" and my friend said it's suppose to be "today was the best day ever". I said the day isn't over yet, so it's not past tense. any supporting ideas to say who is ...
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Why is Microsoft Word and Grammarly not flagging, “I made breakfast. Frying eggs,” as incorrect?

I am trying to understand how this structure can be considered correct from a grammatical standpoint. I want to understand how exactly to explain to a student not to use this kind of sentence ...
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I need your recommendations on this slogan [on hold]

We were tasked by our teacher to create a slogan with the theme of promoting support for the Church leaders, and I’m unsure as to whether what I’ve created is already enough in terms of quality. I ...
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Apparently, I've been wrong

Apparently, I may not be using apparently correctly! Here's my question: Can I use apparently at the end of a sentence for effect (or affect!): I already told you what I was doing for ...
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Why are “help” and “assist” not directly interchangeable in a sentence where the context would remain the same?

I was writing a sentence with the word "help" and wanted to substitute it for the word "assist" but realized I could not do that without restructuring the sentence. My original sentence, "I'll help ...
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Is is grammatically correct to say “Realizing that A, I have done X”

Realizing that I should do X, I have done X. Does this make sense grammatically? Thanks and regards.
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Usage of has“ or ”have" [closed]

Please which comment is right: The requested documents has been delivered or The requested documents have been delivered Regards
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which group I belong to vs to which group I belong [duplicate]

I don't know which group I belong to. I don't know to which group I belong. Which one of the sentences is true? Note: An answer was given to this question when it still read "I don't know (to) ...
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“The guy familiar with the city showed us around.” grammatically correct?

I know "The guy who is familiar with the city showed us around." is grammatically correct. Then what about the following sentences? Are both of them correct? The guy being familiar with the city ...
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use of which in my sentence

is it the one which got participation certificate in the competition of sweetest languages in which no other languages took part? 2.is it the one which got participation certificate in the ...
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Comas, Punctuation and grammaticality…

Life was never so grisly an experience as it has become now. People, who often give pat on my back, seem to have lost what we call “empathy” in them. They, yell at my conscience, try every way to ...
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“Callants round me have worn”

I look at a starless sky. The space is dark like a dungeon, telling a sad story. I have no idea why am i looking skyward. Yes, i don’t exist in my consciousness, but in the shroud these growing ...
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Present Perfect with a definite point in the past

Can present perfect be used in sentences with definite past time when we focus on the present result like I have forgotten my keys on last Wednesday. =I still do not have my keys
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Usage repetitions “take on on” and “many many”

In the following example: Sam took on on his bad habit again. He was smoking for many many hours in his office, while looking out of the window. Is the usage of "take on" on something ...
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“The Gaussian elimination” or “Gaussian elimination”?

I have seen it used without a quantifier in my textbook, but I don’t see how it doesn’t need one. Some example sentences: The LU factorization leads to another perspective on Gaussian elimination. ...
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Can “including” be followed by adjectives alone?

Is it correct to follow including by adjectives alone? Substance x has many properties, including anticancer and antidiabetic. I think the writer has omitted properties to avoid repetition, only ...
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Usage singular vs plural for “in their hands” and “on their face”

Considering that Sam and his brother are waiting together for a movie to start, and each of them has a sugar candy in their hand, and each of them smiles… what will be the most grammatically correct ...
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Is it grammatically correct to say “education assistant” or “educational assistant”? [closed]

Which phrase is correct? Education assistant or educational assistant?
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Usage of positive or comparative degree

I came across these 2 usages: 1] Had I been a little early, I would have been able to complete the task on time. 2] Had I been a little earlier, I would have been able to complete the task on time. ...
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Are these both right? “Shout her name out loud!” and “Shout out loud her name!”

Are both expressions acceptable? Or is the latter(the second one) grammatically wrong or really awkward?
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Can you say “go in over your head” instead of “be in over your head”?

This dictionary says that "in over your head" is typically used with "be" or "get", but can you use it with "go"? For example: "I'm taking so many courses on coursera that I forget everything ...
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Is this grammar correct: “It's infuriating no longer being able to tell them what I think of them.” [closed]

So I have: "It's infuriating no longer being able to tell them what I think of them." Is that grammatically correct? I know I could use: "It's infuriating that I'm no longer able to tell them what I ...
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How do I emphasize a single word in a quote?

I am working on my son's senior ad for high school and have a question about quoting. When he was little I would say to him "I'm going to get you" with the "I'm" said long for effect. I was told to ...
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How to respond to a compliment

So my friend came at my place yesterday and I was showing her my wedding pictures, while looking at the pictures, she said that they turned out great and her’s pictures aren’t that good. Would it be ...
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“Said the person who…” or “Said by the person who…” which one is correct?

Question in title. Example: "I am rich", said the person who is not rich. or "I am rich", said by the person who is not rich. which one is correct?