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Using the verb call in passive voice

What would be the syntactic function of Intikas in the following sentence? They are called Intikas in their language. It seems to me that in this case the verb call is behaving as a copulative ...
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Subject & Object Pronoun Question [duplicate]

What is the rule in use here that allows me to use I do in place of me in the second sentence? An Olympic sprinter on a bad day runs faster than me on a good day. An Olympic sprinter on a bad day ...
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Is it idiomatically to say “It is <adverb> doesn't …”?

Several times I met the phrase as: "It is currently doesn't ...", for example "It is currently doesn't work...". First of all, it seems that the phrase itself is grammatically incorrect, because the ...
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Is the signature of a letter a subject or an object?

I want to sign a letter jokingly not by name, but by a personal pronoun. Is the signature a subject or an object? I feel like using object pronoun (me) sounds better, but why? The signature looks more ...
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Subject Identification [closed]

Could you please tell me where the bookstore is? What is the subject in this sentence? You or bookstore? Here we are asking another one by calling you and the topic of our question is that bookstore....
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question with or without auxiliary verb

"How many people suffered from malaria last year?" Is "suffered" alright or do I have to write "did suffer"? Usual questions with the question word how many use a subject like: How many books do you ...
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The color of his eyes is blue vs. The color of his eyes are blue [closed]

So my younger brother came to me with a problem the other day. His 'the color of his eyes are blue' was corrected to 'the color of his eyes is blue'. I think this is the teacher's error at play here, ...
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What is the subject in “The gift Karen gave to her brother is a teddy bear”?

I am unable to ascertain what would be the subject in the following sentence. The gift Karen gave to her brother is a teddy bear. Here the relative pronoun (that) has been omitted after the word ...
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“Name and I” or “name and me” when they are neither the object nor subject? [duplicate]

There have been many questions on this exchange about when to use phrases such as "John and I" vs. "John and me". The answer seems to be you that you use "John and I" when they are the subject of the ...
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'It was his goal to become a great writer'. <— What's the subject of this sentence? [closed]

I wish to find the subject in the sentence below, but am unable. It was his goal to become a great writer. Also, do provide me with reasons.
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“All you need is a good pair of glasses”: What is the subject, and why? [closed]

What is the subject in the following sentence? And why? All you need is a good pair of glasses. is the subject All you need OR a good pair of glasses? If it's 'ALL', then, in a different context,...
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“We rarely go on holiday.” Can I say “Us neither”?

Since, in the first person singular, I can compare my situation, tastes, etc. to someone else's saying "Neither do I." or "Me neither."… … is it possible to use all the other personal pronouns in the ...