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Does the adjective “Arabian” refer to the people or to the location? [duplicate]

Arab and Arabian are both related to people: He is an Arab. He is an Arabian. Which is used for the location of a country? Egypt is an Arab country. Egypt is an Arabian country.
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Can locative “there” be omitted when the location is explicit? [duplicate]

Is In the park is a tree. grammatical as In the park there is a tree. ? Moreover, how about inaccusative verbs like: In the park sits a dog. ? Thanks for any help.
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Locative prepositions

Please help. My kid's homework makes me cry))) The task is to choose a completely INCORRECT sentence: The book is on the table (sure it's 100% correct) The book is in the table (I think it's correct ...
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a car that can fit six people? [closed]

Do you find the use of 'fit' natural in the following? John needs a car that can fit six people. My question is more of a grammatical or lexical nature; can 'fit' take as its subject a noun ...
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“Here he comes”, “Here comes he” : The order of pronoun and verb in inversion

It's very common to say: "Here he comes." "Here comes the man." But what about: "Here comes he." "Here the man comes." Is there a rule about the order of noun and verb in ...
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“In here”, “from here”, and “at here”

I just read the discussed topic "look here vs. look at here": Which one is correct? "Look here" or "Look at here"? It's got me wondering. What is the reason for not using the ...
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Is 'there' an adverb or a preposition? (Or something else entirely!?)

Most dictionaries seem to describe 'there' as an adverb. Oxford online dictionary definition Is this true? "Last year we went to Paris. We stayed there for three nights." In sentences like this '...
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Which is right and why: Why do people go (to zoos/to zoo/to the zoo)?

I couldn’t find these explanation of exactly how the rules of articles apply in questions like this: Why do people go to zoos? Why do people go to zoo? Why do people go to the zoo? It’s not a ...
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One's or ones possesive noun or not? [duplicate]

It is my first question on any stackoverflow site, so sorry if I have not researched the current available questions and answers enough (I tried), but I have thoroughly searched both the internet and ...
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“I'm home” or “I'm at home”

The second form looks more correct to me, but the first expression is present in several titles of movies and songs. Which form is preferable?
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Why use “at” in this way?

I always see signs such as Men at work or Children at play I was wondering why we use "at" in this way. Is it just a formal way of saying Men Working / Children Playing? Saying "At Lunch" ...