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To each his own problems

is this sentence correct: "To each his own problems." to means "everybody has their problems." Thank you!
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which one is right?Thank you

I saw in her eyes the love to me. In her eyes,I saw the love to me. please tell me do these two sentences have the same meaning? Which is more often said?
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This year's festival will end with a display of fireworks being set off at midnight

May I ask you to help me with this issue? Have got the following sentence: This year's festival will end with a display of fireworks to be set off at midnight. Would it be possible to change this ...
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The meaning of `There's no way ever you'd use a computer to show it's true.`

Does the sentence: There's no way ever you'd use a computer to show it's true. mean: There's some way that I can show it's true by computer There's no way that I can show it'...
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The first light picture ever taken!

I was reading a passage about 'selfie' and came across this sentence which was written on the back of the first selfie taken by Robert Cornelius in 1839. "The first light picture ever taken." I can't ...
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Are phrases or idioms like “state-of-the-art” appropriate for a formal technical recommendation report?

I am supposed to write a technical recommendation report for my English class. My supposed client is a banking company and I would like to write a report on which endpoint protection software is the ...
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Opposite something

What is the right possibility ? I am opposite the wall I am opposite to the wall I am in the opposite to the wall Thanks for answers :-).
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What does the given sentence mean here?

In a games' description I found the following sentence: In this game, you will find mazes within mazes: your route to the screen determining the route you trace across it. This is a puzzle game ...
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How can I form this sentence better?

I am trying to formulate the following sentence: "-also they can focus on research work (instead of fighting with technical limitations and problems)" However, I am not quite happy with its current ...
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Why is “…and others” wrong in this sentence?

Somebody asked me about this sentence: My business is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and others. I know that it should be "...and other holidays", but I'm struggling to explain why. Is this ...
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Which is the correct sentence?

Which is the correct sentence? 1) This is the first time that I have ever eaten mushroom soup. 2) This is the first time that I have ever drunk mushroom soup.
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Interpreting a sentence from a Nobel Lecture

I am trying to understand a sentence from Nernst's Nobel Lecture in Chemistry. He was a German however, his lecture is in English. It is a very nice introduction however the last part is difficult for ...
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Looking for alternatives for this sentence!

I am looking to replace a line in a video script. Current line is: "Have you ever been in a situation where..." I am looking for a different way to convey that same concept to differentiate our 2nd ...
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The Structure of “They'll both be dead come winter.” [duplicate]

While I was watching Game of Thrones, I encountered with the sentence below: They'll both be dead come winter. I am a little bit confused with the the usage of "come winter". Is this structure has ...
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Formal writing, scholarly citation: 'Given in italics' or 'given italics'?

Generally, regarding scholarly citation, I would say As a general rule, any work that is published or produced under its own title is given in italics. However, yesterday I found another version ...
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Sentence stress

I'm struggling to understand the sentence stress in the following sentences: Why don’t we watch a comedy film? I'm pretty sure that 'don't', 'watch', 'comedy', and 'film' are stressed; why is a wh-...
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How to avoid two times 'both' in this sentence

I'd like to write this sentence: In both excitation and emission beam path a Mach-Zehnder interferometer is introduced, both of which exhibiting equal delays. I don't like the style of the ...
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What does it mean? For What: “Well” in this sentence? Performing - noun or verb? [closed]

"Regularly performing well in worldwide livable city rankings, Vancouver has a new ambitious goal of becoming the greenest city in the world by 2020?"
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“You were the one who was surprised you liked it”

"You were the one who was surprised you liked it" What is it about this sentence that makes it sound clumsy? I'm not sure about specific grammatical rules that should be applied to this sentence, or ...
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What is the subject in the given sentence?

It's not easy to do the right thing. What is the subject in the given sentence? I don't think it's obvious in this sentence. I was taught that subject is something, that performs the verb. But I don'...
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Is “unable to do so” grammatically correct in this context?

"They are an easy way to force a conscious examination of ideas — because that is necessary for writing — and a way for me to better track myself in a way smart watches are as of yet unable to do so." ...
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What type of clause is the given sentence?

Is the sentence "Then the staff assembled the units." a dependent or an independent clause? Well, according to me, since there is subordinate conjunction "Then" in the sentence with no other sentence,...
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How can I transformation this sentence in interrogative?

How can I transform this sentence in interrogative? It matters little if he dies or not.
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which sentence is correct [closed]

1- The choice of the setting comes as a result of the researcher being a permeant teacher at the school. 2- The choice of the setting comes as a result of the researcher who is a permeant teacher ...
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A synonym for “sensationalised” that is suitable for reading

I have to prepare a 1min response based on a question of "What’s a difference between a busy body asking questions and a critical thinker asking questions?" I am using the current introduction. ...
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Passive voice misuse for my sentence

I will be remembered as an individual who was kind, compassionate and always helped others. I checked my sentence on grammarly and it pointed out that this sentence has "passive voice misuse". Can ...
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'In which' or 'where'?

Which case is correct? I'm writing like some kind of fanfiction, but I really want to know and get better in grammar. "He had been unable to sleep well the night before to the morning where he had ...
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Imperative sentence patterns …

Please let me ask you native or very well-trained Eglish speakers if there’s some patterns, rules, or formulas in regards of an imperative sentence’s structure. For example, I was reading this ...
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He changes while…he says/is saying

1) He changes his facial expression while he says... 2) He changes his facial expression while he is saying.. 3) He changes his facial expression as he says... 4) He changes his facial expression ...
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Which tense is this sentence? [closed]

Which tense is this sentence?: „I don‘t think I did very well in my exams.“
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Does this sentence sound strange to your ears? - “Not anyone can be a poet.”

Thank you so much for checking out my question! I am currently trying to be a teacher of English in Japan and reviewing the basic grammars of English. And I hit a wall. I cannot explain what is wrong ...
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After starting a sentence with a name, do you capitalize the next part of the same sentence?

For example, in the case of the following sentence, do you capitalize the "Good Morning!" and the next part "It..."? Mr. Smith, Good Morning! It was a pleasure meeting you the other day. Please ...
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Correct way represent “everywhere”

I want to express that the homeless are everywhere. Here is my example: They are everywhere, in the park, library, and restaurants. Is there any mistake in the sentence? When should I add , between ...
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Do I use a dash or a semicolon here, or something else entirely?

Is it "In other words, you can compare my existence in the dating world with living in the Sahara--bone dry with the occasional oasis appearing" or "In other words, you can compare my existence in ...
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How to understand “it is follow from…, however,…” in this sentence [closed]

The whole sentence is "It does not follow from their lack of speech, however, that chimpanzees are incapable of language". Is it possible to rephrase this sentence so it's easy to understand? Article ...
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Commas and word phrasing [closed]

The Revolution only ended with the death of the leader, Ji Tai, after whom, Pol Zara, took over the leadership in 1978. Is this sentence grammatically correct?
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The use of whom with comparative

I want to combine the following two sentences : Don't compare yourself to your friends. You were better than your friends in the past. I thought about saying : Don't compare yourself to your friends ...
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Does the word “function” in this sentence make grammatical sense?

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I honestly just want to confirm something and I need people who understand English grammar better than myself to help me out here to see if this makes grammatical ...
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“Each of” with a singular noun. Is semantics of this definition of 'category' appropriate?

each of a possibly exhaustive set of classes among which all things might be distributed. I have doubts about "each of a set". Could we use "each of" with singular noun? If so it seems like there ...
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What does it mean by “wasn’t everybody saying”? [closed]

"As Mr Trump’s opponents called this a disaster, his supporters lambasted their criticism as hysterical—wasn’t everybody saying a year ago that it was sinister to have so many generals in the cabinet?"...
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Position of word in sentences

History is an inevitably important and compulsory subject in the curriculum of many countries, and some people argue that learning about local history is more crucial than memorizing historical ...
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How to use “sire” as verb? [closed]

How to use "sire" as verb? Can you give also exempels? Thanks for the answers.
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What is the meaning of “squirm out of it”? [closed]

I am reading Diary of Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Book 1). But when I read to this page. I get stuck about like that I told Mom there was no way we were taking Manny with us, because we were ...
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“as if” or “like” in this sentence?

I want to ask a question. In this sentence, should it be "as if" or "like"? It sounded wrong to me. "You may not be doing what you feel as if you're called to do right now." or "You may not ...
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A quote from the introduction of Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Women

Here is a sentence from her introduction: I earnestly wish to point out in what true dignity and human happiness consists - I wish to persuade women to endeavour to acquire strength, both of mind ...
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Please tell me which one of these sentences is correct? [closed]

I want to request people to update my contact number. Here's the message I wrote: Hey! I am changing my WhatsApp to a new number. Here it is: XXXXXXX. Should I then add Please update your ...
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How to say “get performed” in another way? [closed]

"The mechanism of warehouses can be further improved if the workload of employees is lightened by certain tasks getting performed autonomously." This is the sentence I want to use, however, the ...
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“Roger was asking for help to heavens” is wrong sentence?

I'm not a native but I'm working as a writer, writing American gossip news. My boss told me that "Roger was asking for help to heavens." is a wrong sentence. What is wrong with it and what's the ...
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Is starting a sentence with “or” acceptable? [closed]

The sentence(s) I want to use is Even if the claims above were true, this sort of logic is consequentialist in nature. Or, more accurately, specifically consequentialist since it is concerned not ...
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Is the bolded comma needed in this sentence?

Shortly before he murders Duncan in effort to usurp the throne**,** Macbeth experiences a hallucination of the dagger that will be used to dispatch King Duncan.