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Is "…your love for them” grammatical? [closed]

I'm wondering if this sentence below is grammatically correct? "Thank you for your love for them." Also, does this sound natural? If not, is there an alternative way to express the same ...
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How do 'within' and 'which' form a relative pronoun clause?

Routines offer a structure within which to prepare for performance. I'm having trouble untangling the relative pronoun clause into a sentence of its own. At first glance, the two sentences combined ...
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Which preposition for charged of a crime?

I can find sources which use all three of these expressions: The man was charged with a crime. The man was charged of a crime. The man was charged for a crime. I intend the legal meaning of ...
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How to identify whether commas is required to separate prepositional phrases at the end of sentence? Why commas hve been used here?

Skims benefited from a well-timed introduction of pajamas and loungewear, [commas]with product lines such as the “cozy collection” bolstering sales as women have traded form-fitting styles for ...
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“Within its vault are more than 4.5 million maps.” Preposition and Prepositional Phrase Confusion [closed]

Within its vault are more than 4.5 million maps. If "within" is a preposition, where is the prepositional phrase? I'm confused about this because I cannot find the prepositional phrase.
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Preposition use: targeted on/at distinct patient populations

Should I go for on or at? To guide policymaking, high-quality systems-level research targeted on distinct patient populations is needed. To guide policymaking, high-quality systems-level research ...
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Is ‘always-on-the-wall fly’ a grammatically correct phrase?

Technically, adverbs can modify a preposition. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adverb And adverbs of frequency can modify a modifier. Ex) Always-green plant And prepositional phrases can be ...
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A “conjecture on” or a “conjecture about”?

As a non-English scientist, the question bothers me. Maybe the answer depends on the context? Allow me to give a few examples. These are titles of a short text: Is it better to say "A conjecture ...
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Difficulty understanding sentence in The Economist

I was reading an article in the latest issue of The Economist and was stumped by the opening of the last paragraph: That leaves two reasons for passports at home. One is to enforce vaccination when ...
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Problems in something vs Problems with something? [closed]

May I know what is the difference between problems in doing something and problems with doing something?
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How do we tell the difference between a prepositional phrase and a particle phrase?

From the Farlex Grammar Book, their main difference is that particles cannot introduce a prepositional phrase-a preposition + its object-while a preposition always does. Please look over these ...
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efficient with or in?

I wonder if the following sentences make sense or have any difference: I am more efficient with single-tasking than multi-tasking. I am more efficient in single-tasking than multi-tasking. I work ...
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Sentence beginning with “Between [year] and [year] ”

I’ve just been told it is wrong to put a comma after an “introductory time period”, for example: “Between 1990 and 2003, diligent seekers found hundreds of incorrectly placed commas in all manner of ...
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Where does the comma go when you have a prepositional phrase and a relative clause modifying the same noun?

I created a handout for clients that explains our policy. "for clients" is a prepositional phrase, and "that explains our policy" is a relative clause. Both modify "handout&...
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a + adjective + “many” + of the + plural noun

(Countable noun) [a + adjective + ~ + of the + plural noun] a large number of persons or things: A good many of the beggars were blind. https://www.wordreference.com/definition/many Is the plural ...
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Have difficulty/difficulties (in) doing something

What is syntactically the -ing-phrase in both the versions with and without the preposition? For example in He has trouble [in] keeping things in perspective right now. Secondly, does the latter ...
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Can I say that “unremarkable transverse peculiar velocity” is “vernacularly dissonant”? Is there a better description?

In the Astronomy SE question What does “unremarkable transverse peculiar velocity” mean exactly, and how is it calculated here? I made the following comment: The peculiar phrase "unremarkable ...
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Using the gerund to express causation [duplicate]

Is the following phrase grammatically correct: Suffering from anxiety and depression, life has been a tremendous challenge for him ever since he was a young boy.
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On a mission vs in a mission

I know the correct term is "man on a mission", but in any instance "man in a mission" is correct? Thanks in advance Best regards
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Of anyone I know

The American Heritage Dictionary reads Anyone is often used in place of the more logical everyone in sentences like She is the most intelligent person of anyone I know. In our 2017 ballot, the ...
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Agree with/on/about/to the book - In what scenarios are these correct?

Is my current use of these correct: We agreed on that book. - Eg.: When in a book club you are choosing the book for the next session. We agreed about that book. -Eg.: When two friends discussed a ...
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Why do I need two commas around the “however” in the following sentence?

In this following sentence, I'm particularly confused with why you would need to have the comma between "out" and "however". "He found out, however, that the public preferred ...
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She stole her best friend’s boyfriend (from her)

She stole her best friend’s boyfriend (from her) What is the reason for adding the redundant phrase from her after mentioning that it's her best friend?
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Do I need a comma to separate multiple prepositional phrases?

The mother shall have visitation for 2 consecutive weeks during the summer in Texas. Do I need any commas for the multiple prepositional phrases?
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I graduated in the top or as a top [closed]

what is the right way to say I graduated in the top 10 percent of my class with a cum laude honor or I graduated as a top 10 percent of my class with a cum laude honor Thanks
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“Series” – a noun of multitude similar to “lot”, “majority”, “percentage”, “proportion”– verb agreement

According to Garner's fourth edition Though serving as a plural when the need arises, series is ordinarily a singular noun. But it is also a noun of multitude, so that phrases such as a series of ...
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“No one of” + plural noun phrase

The Collins English Usage reads Don't use ‘of’ after ‘no one’ or ‘nobody’; Say ‘None of the children could speak French’. However in the Cambridge Grammar of the English Language on can find : No ...
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Does “2 years into a person's employment” sound right?

I am trying to say a person would normally be considered for promotion at their second year of employment. Does the following sound correct? Generally a person would be considered for promotion 2 ...
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“The difference in X between Y and Z” -?

Does anybody else besides me have a problem with the following formulation when used in formal writing, (e.g. research papers)? The difference in x between y and z. For instance, in a conversation: ...
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Order of Prepositional Phrases

I wonder whether it would be correct to say: I try to practise writing on a daily basis without fail. or should the order of the phrases be changed into: I try to practise writing without fail ...
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Should I Use a Comma or a Semicolon at the End of a Series of Complex Introductory Phrases or Dependent Clauses?

In my writing, I begin several sentences with a series of two or three -- or more -- adverbial (or prepositional) phrases (or dependent clauses), some of which contain commas. Seeking clarity, in ...
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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. But ...
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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 suitedher?

Which is more suitable to use and why? There is a stoppage in the development There is a stoppage of the development Example sentence: He suffers from a stoppage in/of physical development.
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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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