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“One of the offers' name is…”?

In a conversation I was having with someone over Slack, I started to use the phrase, "one of the offers' name is...," to refer to the name of one of the offers, but it occurred to me that I'm not 100% ...
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Do you write “AT 123.com”, or “ON 123.com”? US English

US English I have read other answers on this very question, and no one seems to be able to come up with a clear cut grammatically correct solution. For a website/platform is it: A) At 123.com, you ...
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The+superlative adjective+noun+prepositional phrase+ever

Please consider the following: 1. He is the worst president of America ever. 2. They are still the best students in history ever. Is it right to put ever there or should we put it before the of ...
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Is this a direct object or prepositional phrase?

Sorry if my question is not suitable for this forum. Although a native speaker, I am unfamiliar with grammatical rules in English (which consequently leads to a lack of comprehension in foreign ...
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What is the part of the speech of “But” in this sentence?

“These commands are binding on all children; they cannot be neglected without sin. Whatever God has commanded us to do, we must perform, without calling in question the propriety of the command. ...
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Preposition at the end of a phrase

"Professor, your TA thinks that the sky is green, and I think the sky is blue. I am curious which of us you agree with and what in your research leads you to this decision." vs. "Professor, your TA ...
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“Happy to” vs “happy for”

What should I say to wish someone a happy Easter ?? 1- Happy Easter to you and your beloved ones. 2 - Happy Easter for you and your beloved ones.
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Case of identification of the prepositional phrases and objects of the prepositions

I'd like to know what prepositional phrases are found in the sentence below, and as well the objects of the prepositions. Have you ever had the desire to climb to the top of one of these peaks?
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“of” Vs “at” is it something idiomatic or there is a grammartical rule?

What is the rule that I can follow to decide when to use "of" or "at" When they are both used for causes. 1- I'm ( surprised/amazed/disappointed) at you. 2- I'm (afraid/sick/tired ) of you.
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superior “at” vs “in” which preposition to use?

(which is the best sentence to use between ( 1 or 2) and (3 or 4) : 1- He is superior at all things. (means he is the best) 2- He is superior in all things. (means he is the best) 3- He is ...
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“in” vs “of” vs “at”

I'm having a hard time to comprehend the difference between the three prepositions "of"&"in"&"at" in a lot of occasions.The below is an example of that,so which sentence is idiomatic and why ??...
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“of” vs“in” which preposition is more suited in the below context?

which one is more suitable to use and why : 1- There is a stoppage in the development 2- There is a stoppage of the development Example sentence: He suffers from a stoppage in/of physical ...
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Confusion determining the type of phrase

According to CLIFFS Toefl preparation guide written by Pyle and Page.. A noun phrase is a group of words that ends with a noun. According to this definition the highlighted phrase in the ...
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“In” versus “of”, how can I choose between them?

In a lot of phrases "in" and "of" seem to have the same meaning, however, after a quick search I found that some sentences are not common; can any one give me a logical explanation as to how to choose ...
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Why does 'The virus went out of control' sound wrong, when it is grammatically correct?

My first instinct was to change 'the virus went out of control' to 'the virus was out of control.' My supposition was confirmed by other people who are native English speakers. Yet we can't figure out ...
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clause usage after preposition

I have seen some sentences similar to the following one in a way that -ing form of "be" is used. The verb is "be" therein. I wonder what if it is another verb like drink, see, come, go etc. any verb. ...
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Suggestion and preposition

Which one is correct? Any suggestion for what you want to eat tonight? Any suggestions of what you wanna eat tonight? Any suggestion on what you want to eat tonight? Can you please tell me which ...
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Which is correct? uploaded to or uploaded on

Attached please find all the documents that I have uploaded on my cloud so far. or Attached please find all the documents that I have uploaded to my cloud so far.
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I am unable to find out the parts of speech in following sentence

At what hour is the sun right above us. Us = pronoun (object of preposition) Above =. preposition Right. = Adv modifying the prepositional phrase The determiner Sun noun Is. linking ...
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A formal term/phrase for “geeking out”?

I'm trying to convey in an essay that I often find a piece of information (an esoteric mathematical equation, to be exact) and get really excited. Is the following sentence not appropriate for a ...
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How do you read the symbol “x” when used instead of a preposition?

For example: “Adidas x Stella McCartney “ or “Stan Smith x Adidas” One of the most known uses I can think of is on “SXSW” and here the “X” is read as “By.” Is it correct to use it instead of the ...
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Adjectival prepositional phrase as a noun modifier

Does an adjectival prepositional phrase always immediately follow a noun phrase that it modifies? If not, could you please give an example where the above is not true? Actually I can't think of one ...
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The possessive “Have”

We have two sentences given below: 'I have an idea in my mind' 'I have the key in my pocket' In the above examples, what are the prepositional phrases modifying? Are they Modifying the verb ...
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Is this sentence missing a noun?

I know in some cases a prepositional phrase can be a complement to another prepositional phrase, but this sentence just sounds like it is missing a noun. So I made myself this little promise that I ...
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Adverb as a modifier

We have a sentence given below: I'll see you sometime in the afternoon. In the above sentence, 'sometime' is an adverb, modifying the PP: 'in the afternoon.' The adverb 'sometime' can be expanded ...
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Commas before prepositions

I refer to the example sentences given here (https://www.lexico.com/definition/except): ‘I looked around, but it was dark outside except for one street light at the corner a short way ahead of me.’ ‘...
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Before the 19th century the same meaning as before the close of the eighteenth century?

Europe hardly had any museums before the 19th century. Europe hardly had any museums before the close of eighteenth century. I understand two sentences that the first means before any time of 19th ...
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In order of appearance “in” or “on” the chain

I want to say array that stores positions of nucleotides in order of appearance in (or is it on?) the S chain. I know it sounds too specific as a genetics kind of question, but is just for a ...
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Prepositions and Noun Phrases

does a noun phrase followed by a prepositional phrase form another noun phrase? Example: The road to hell 'The road' and 'hell' form two separate noun phrases. Does, 'The road to hell' ...
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Is this tutorial using “to [verb]-ing” the right way? When should I just use “to [verb]”? [duplicate]

That tutorial says Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) is an approach to analyzing datasets to summarize their main characteristics. It is used to understand data, get some context regarding it, ...
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“Thanksgiving was in four days”: something sounds funny!

Can you tell me if this sentence is correct? Here it is, in context (bold emphasis added): ...mother and sister to let them know she was deploying. Thanksgiving was in four days, and Peyton had a ...
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Is sentence “The artist I studied their art from is (name of the artist)…” correct? [closed]

And if it's grammatically correct, does it have ambiguity to it? If so, how to rephrase this sentence to get rid of this ambiguity?
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'Hit on someone' means like 'flirt with someone'. Then when I wanna make the tone stronger, can i put 'up' like

Hit up on someone is it ok in american english, or british english? or it would be ok but as a native(american or english), almost no one say 'hit up on someone'? 99% says 'hit on someone' only? ...
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'Listening to' or 'listening'?

"This song is worth listening." "This song is worth listening to." which one is the correct? verify prepositional usage.
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phrase structure: “…from A to B”

In the sentence "S walked from A to B", how does the interpretation of the semantic relationship between the from-PP and the to-PP affect the grammatical structure of the sentence? On the ...
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“in that time” or “at that time” [closed]

Which is correct? "at that time" or "in that time" Here is the example sentence: In the summer in Beijing it is always hot, even during the Qing Dynasty. People in/at that time did not have air ...
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Stay connected {to/with/ on} our Facebook page (prepositional confusion) [duplicate]

Which preposition is appropriate? On, with or to? Stay updated with/on our Facebook page Stay connected to/on/with our Facebook page Stay updated on the go on/with our Facebook page Stay connected ...
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Form of predicative complement

I have two questions about predicative complements: 1) I've been scouring CaGEL* in pursuit of some kind of survey of forms functioning as subject predicative complement, but have failed miserably; I'...
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Function of object of preposition [duplicate]

Consider the sentence "What is the probability of Bob winning?" What is the function of "Bob winning"? It's certainly acting as the object of the preposition, but I don't recognize this type of ...
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“Born in a City” or “Born at a City”? Uncommon Usage by Edward FitzGerald [duplicate]

I was reading Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, translated by Edward FitzGerald. In introduction, the translator writes: Khayyam was born at Naishapur. I always thought that we needed to use in in such a ...
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Which one is correct: The bird was standing on the table, from where/which it flew toward me all of a sudden [duplicate]

I would like to know whether I should use "from where" or "from which" in the following sentence: The bird was standing on the table, from where/from which it flew toward me.
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Which preposition is correct with “settling”? The complete sentence is given below

This is the complete question which I came across during a competitive exam. Eager to control the South Atlantic, the British Navy had tasked Admiral Byron ________ (with/for) settling an island off ...
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The structure of “Even if China and America stop short of conflict, blabla…”

What is the structure of "stop short of conflict"? Is it "stop + short of conflict" or "stop short + of conflict"?
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Difference between turns to and turned into [closed]

What is the difference between between turns to and turns into. Are they same and can be used alternatively. For example He turns to a recluse during his exam time. Suddenly his pleasant dream ...
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Is this question ambiguous?

The following multiple-choice question was asked in an exam: Which one is the internal storage device that performs better than its predecessor with spinning disks inside? HDD SSD USB ...
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Prepositional phrase modifying multiple nouns

I am working with a client on a website and he has submitted the text below which I believe is not written correctly. Although we know that there are five boroughs in NYC, it seems the five boroughs ...
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Feel confused about the use of “seem” or “seems” in these two sentences

I saw the first sentence in a book, and I thought it was a mistake. I googled it and realized that many writers had used it on the websites. But then I googled the second sentence and found many ...
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“Although in poor health, she continued…” vs “No matter how poor her health, she continued…”

The following is grammar question from an English as a second language exam My girlfriend was showing me a copy of the exam she took several years ago after finishing high school. We were looking at ...
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More months in a year than days in a week

Is it right to say, There are more months in a year than days in a week. My question is how to compare between two groups of words using 'than'?
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Multiple introductory phrases and commas

I searched for answers to this on the site, but no one is asking the same thing exactly. When you have multiple introductory phrases, prepositional phrases per se, do you have to use a comma to ...

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