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Questions tagged [pro-verb-constructions]

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“Jelly in a vise” meaning [closed]

Jelly in a vise is a proverb mentioned in "Asian Figure" by W.S Merwin. What does "Jelly" mean in this proverb? Does it mean gelatinous? Or the jelly that we eat? What kind of clamp is a "Vise"?
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Ungrammatical: “Half the boys jumped, but only a quarter of the girls did.”?

I'm writing a scientific paper and my coauthor claims that ending a sentence with "did" is ungrammatical. The sentence has the following form: Half the boys jumped, but only a quarter of the girls ...
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Is “go” an acceptable pro-verb for “be (at a specific place)”? [closed]

I'm the TA for an ancient philosophy class. A student used the following sentence in his paper. Accordingly, Anaxagoras believes that the movement we observe is the effect of the cosmos’ guiding ...
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Is answering “Hope you had a good time!” with “I did!” correct?

If someone says to me, "Hope you had a good time!" could I then answer "I did!" and it be grammatical? My first language is French, and I’m wondering if responding that way works in English.