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Which sentence out of the 2 using “disdain” is correct? Or are they both correct? [closed]

Can I say "she had a disdain for her husband" Is that grammatically correct? Or do I have to say "She disdained her husband?" Or are they both correct?
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Word, Idiom, or other Fixed Expression for “Stopping someone from doing something”

In my office I had stopped one of my colleagues from working on a project. And I had to inform it to someone. And using sentence I had stopped him from working on it. shows a bit of less respect for ...
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Correct tense for “base”

I'm reviewing a document and I'm not sure of the correct wording for "base". This is the original sentence: correction bases on local references And this is my proposal: correction based ...
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Message from seller

I recently did DM a seller for a product in the English language, I asked: "Hello, I'm interested in one of your products. Can you tell me the price of this item?" the seller is Chinese and ...
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What is the longest 1-word sentence?

I recently discovered the wonderful grammatically correct "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo" sentence and I was curious if it is possible to construct a longer,...
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How again was it

Could anyone please explain the part in bold to me. I didn't get it. ▪"𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗮𝗴𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗶𝘁 that you convinced me to do this?" the boy said to his friend before they jumped out of ...
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Sentence with date and time

Given below are two set of questions. Could you please let me know which among the two is right? Set #1: The books shall be delivered tomorrow noon. The books shall be delivered noon tomorrow. Set #2: ...
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Is it a compound sentence?

I found this question on the SAT Practice Test. Is this sentence grammatically correct? <Today, being white- collar doesn't just mean working in an office, it means having the power to decide the ...
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'Group A is bad'. Does this statement imply generalization? [closed]

My friend and I have an argument. My stance is that saying 'Group A is bad' means generalization, he says that it isn't and that can only be determined if he added the qualifier 'all' or 'some'. My ...
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Word for “Get the last values” in the context of coding

I'm translating the documentation for a program, and I want to write that a certain function gets the last values you've entered. I'm stuck on the word "Query" (as in "Query of the ...
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How do I understand the phrase “this quintessentially French arrangement ” in this sentence? [closed]

I learned the following sentence from The Economist. Out of the contradictions of this quintessentially French arrangement she has spun “The Margot Affair”, an unusual and accomplished first novel. ...
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The grammar of these two sentences

Sentence 1: 'He noted his father was a nice guy.' Sentence 2: 'He noted his father, as "a man with different attributes", was a nice guy.' May I say that: Sentence 1: "He" is the ...
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Is 'Lets gather miles together' an acceptable sentence?

Lets gather miles together. Is this a proper sentence? Can we use the verb 'gather' for mileages?
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Anyone sees this sentence awkward?

Take a look at the following sentence Some psychologists have characterized all infant language-learning as problem-solving, extending to children such scientific procedures as "learning by ...
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in the dimension of depth and breadth?

I would like to write something like: This is a comprehensive book---in the dimension of depth, it covers the topic A, and in the dimension of breadth, it covers topic B. (Topic A is a deep technical ...
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Does the following sentence make grammatical sense?

I am writing and essay and I am not sure if the following sentence makes grammatical sense (especially the bold part): "This shows that Victor thinks so little of himself that he must fill the ...
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Can I Use Two Colons in This Sentence?

Conversely, the substitution effect moves in the opposite direction: as the price of breakfast cereal rises, so does its opportunity cost: other goods become relatively cheaper and thus more ...
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Using “of” vs. “on”

I have been getting confused whenever I use the following sentence. "Change the materials on the customer order" vs. "Change the materials of the customer order" Since the ...
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What is the difference between the following two sentences?

The first sentence is taken from CNN breaking news. And I am curious about what difference does it make when the sentence would've said "has been tested" "White house national security ...
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There is a note on the door and on it is written that

What's the right way to say that? I mean I have a note and I have some kind of text on it, and I want to combine these sentences.
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Is this passive sentence correct? [closed]

The ward staff returned insufficient quantity of empty vials for exchanging the new one
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What is a single word to use in place of 'Costing a large number of lives'?

If I'm writing a sentence such as "The second World War was the single most wasteful and (Costing a large number of lives/ having a high death toll) war in the History of Mankind. What single ...
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(negative to affirmative) “we could not but pocket the insult”

When we do negative to affirmative, we always use 'must' in the place of 'can not but'. I further know that we cannot use 'must' in the place of 'could not but' because 'could not but' is a past form. ...
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Meaning of a passage from The History of Spiritualism

Does "The paucity of phenomenal results, in any degree approaching what might be looked for, even by a sceptic, which this book records, is certainly remarkable" mean "the successful ...
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'All my life could be described as a chain of failures'. Is this sentence grammatically correct? [closed]

I'm a non-native speaker of English. Perhaps my question would seem a little bit silly. All my life could be described as a chain of failures. It seems to me that all my life is a disaster. All my ...
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Reschedule meeting due to the unavailability of one participant [closed]

I'd like to reschedule the meeting due to the unavailability of one of the participants. He's an important element for the meeting. I am looking for a sample e-mail to inform all participants that the ...
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Can anyone explain to me why this statement is incorrect: “I wonder how much would it be …”

I have been having this debate with my friend and I cannot find any information regarding the correctness (or incorrectness) of the statement in the title. Is version 1 (below) incorrect grammatically?...
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a question about past conditional clauses

I was wondering all the time, how I can express just 'past' with 'if' in English? And finally I found one sentence, if you watched and listened to the previous podcast, you'll find that our favorite ...
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Which sentence is right: “On Saturdays I play video games.” vs “I play video games on Saturdays”?

Which sentence is correct: On Saturdays I play video games. I play video games on Saturdays. I think that both are correct but I got this sentence as incorrect in a test. I searched the web for ...
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What is the difference between 'looked at' and looked over at'?

I read a sentence, "He put a hand on Bran's shoulder, and Bran looked over at his bastard brother." Here both were on thier horses. I've seen this usage of 'over' before but couldn't exactly ...
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Reducing the number of words in a sentence

Is it possible to reduce the word count of the following sentence, and if so, what would be the resulting sentence?: I eat lunch and then sometimes have desert; and, sometimes for desert, I will eat ...
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Question concerning tenses

Lauren has coaxed her brother many times to go cinema with her but he never listens Lauren has coaxed her brother many times to go cinema with her but he never listened Which sentence is correct? ...
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Transformation of sentences

1.'How I wish I had a dog! 2. I wish I had a dog. I came across sentence 2 as the declarative form of sentence 1. As Sentence 2 has the word 'wish' I was wondering should it be an imperative sentence? ...
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How vs the way vs What

I know 'How' can be replaced with 'the way' in the sentence. So, I've brought some sentences confusing me. (I was talking about some policy the government would implement later on. And all of sudden, ...
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“Pull in to” or “pull into”? “Head in to”, “Head into”, “head to”, or “head for”?

My question may sound weird, but what which of these is correct? “She pulled in to the parking lot” “She pulled into the parking lot” “I was heading for school.” “I was heading to school.” “I was ...
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Ought to have been (adjective/noun) [closed]

Could you explain what this sentence means? Well, for one thing, they both ought to have been fatal and weren't, although that was pure luck.
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Which of these is correct? I or me? [closed]

“Do you want to come with Lucy and I?” “Do you want to come with Lucy and me?” When do we say “I” instead of “me” and “me” instead of “I”? Thank you 😊
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Could anyone explain to me the meaning of the sentence and phrase?

That year we had planned to fish for marlin off the Cuban coast for a month. The month started the tenth of April and by the tenth of May we had twenty-five marlin and the charter was over. The thing ...
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I'm looking for examples of English sentences written in this way

Ex) "No rational argument would ever win this battle, and if it had won the battle, the movie would have lost its charm." As in the above sentence, 'the battle' can be omitted, but in the ...
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question to ask about ordinal numbers [duplicate]

A:I was the 1st one in queue/I was the second player B:How many? Is what B said correct? Or what is the question for ordinal numbers? The question from B is not asking how many people in the queue was,...
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Sentence structure breakdown

“While new census data reveals that unemployment numbers are more dire than was previously suspected, it is not clear that the forecast for American entrepreneurship is equally alarming. An article in ...
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If I change the position of “To win the award” in this sentence, can I make this sentence right?

To win the award, hard work is needed by Ed. The sentence above is wrong, right? Though I don't clearly know about the reason why it is wrong. If I change the position of "To win the award",...
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Absolute superlative

"2020 is said to be a darkest year" I learned in my book that the superlative with most is sometimes used when there's no idea of comparison but to show the existence of a quality of a very ...
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Grammar question: using commas or not

Are the following sentences grammatically correct? I have two cars, one red and the other blue. I got them from two different places. One is from the store and the other, the bank. Should there be a ...
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of which confusion

I have serious problem with understanding stucture of the following "of which" sentences, especially the "of which's". Could anyone help me by rephrasing them in an explanatory way?...
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Difference between dependent clause, comma splice, adverbial clause?

For example in this sentence: Brett reads a massive textbook, scribbling notes at his desk. The second park, scribbling notes at his desk, has to be some sort of dependent clause because it can't ...
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Could anyone explain to me the meaning of the abbreviation Nagel's?

I'm not quite sure I understand correctly the meaning of the word in bold font. There are two paragraphs that open the first chapter of "Set This House on Fire": Of the drive from Salerno to Sambuco, ...
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Are these correct/meaningful sentences?

I got baffled by his reaction. Being expelled from school literally baffled me. I don't know what baffled me more: if his words or his body language.
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Can an independent sentence stand alone if the subject is implied

I came across this sentence today: Consider, for example, William Carlos Williams, who worked as a physician for over forty years. I understand that the "for example" part of this sentence is ...
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How to compose a single phrase/write a sentence for this? [closed]

This is related to covid19 issue. I'm not native so can't find words to describe it in a sentence. But here's what I want to write: Since covid19 issue hasn't stopped yet, and we can't stop our ...

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