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I have got a car (Present Simple or Present Perfect?)

I was taught that ‘have got’ means 'possess, own, or hold' and you can also use ‘have’ [Present Simple] I have got a car./I have a car I haven't got a car./I don't have a car Have I got a car?/...
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Get a message *that*? [closed]

My father has got a message that he had received 50000rs. Is this sentence meaningful or not?? Can I use "he had received 50,000rs" after "that"? If not, please send me the correct alternative ...
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Meaning of sentence. “He is not vigilant like you”

He is not vigilant like you. Does it mean that you are vigilant. Or you are not vigilant like him. I am really confused by the sentence whether it's a compliment or complaint?
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what is the rule in sentence “they have me doing”?

I'm better than what they have me doing. Why do we speak like this? What is the role of "have" in the sentence? Why do we use ing after verb?
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“to meet” vs “to meeting” [closed]

Is the following sentence correct? I look forward to meeting you. Here meeting is used after to. We were taught in school to always use the present simple tense after to.
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“Now can” or “Can now”?

Which of the following sentence is correct? Buyers can now pay using a credit card. Buyers now can pay using a credit card. Thanks
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“if she had” vs “had she” [duplicate]

I read the following sentence in a book. I am confused about the sentence structure. "She thought she would have survived her first term had she kept good relations with the army though" Here "had ...
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What does 'back' mean in a sentence

First, are the following sentences correct (i,e no awkwardness there)? : All the time I spent studying for my master's degree back in the US, I didn't come back to my country All the time I ...
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The plethora of environmental issues are rising or a plethora of environmental issues is rising?

"The plethora of environmental issues are rising at alarming rate due to exploitation of nature by human kind." Is this sentence grammatically right? I am confused if this sentence is right or I ...
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How to link two sentences?

I have the two sentences: If you can't beat them, join them. Once your opponents realize they have no chance of defeating you, they'll join you. I feel theres a word missing that could link ...
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grammar question “If there is any other application step that I should take to be considered as an applicant or if you need additional information”

After the career fair, I found a position in the booklet distributed by one company. But I am not sure if only sending the resume to their email is enough for the application. So I emailed them to ask ...
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Punctuation rules around quotation marks

I am trying to figure out which of the following would be correct (even though I have a preference for my second snippet). Should I place the parentheses inside the quotation marks The first law of ...
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How to correctly structure nouns in parallel?

I am currently writing a note in my thesis to thank my professor for his help, and want avoid him proofreading his own thank you note, so I want to get it right on my own (perhaps with a bit of help......
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How to use hyphens correctly? [duplicate]

I have the following sentence: No suit you buy off-the-rack will perfectly fit you. It has to be made-to-measure, or you will have to get it adjusted at a credible tailor. It is better to get ...
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“I have to face” or “I have been facing” and what is the difference? [closed]

I have to face the real face of life. Is this sentence correct? Or should I say: I have been facing the real face of life. What I am trying to say is that I have been forced to do this.
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Is this proper English, 'who do you want to win'? [closed]

Most of us know about the upcoming Mayweather and McGreggor match. My friend asked me today "Who do you want to win?" That sounds so strange to me. I understand what he's saying but the English is ...
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What is the meaning of this sentence starting with “Nevertheless”?

I cannot quite comprehend the meaning of the sentence in bold print, and I wish to realize what it conveys: In the United States, a long-standing controversy over the Virginia Military Institute ...
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Why does this sentence sounds weird?

I applied to a summer program and the email stated that I was deferred. We are pleased to inform you that your application has made a select list of deferrals to the regular application round. ...
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Is it okay to say: “ … defines me, as me.”

My teacher wrote on the board: "My ability to overthink is what defines me, as me." He asked us to correct the sentence So my correction was, "My ability to overthink is what defines me." I feel as ...
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Analysing “Ain't got no use for no coal company”

I'm writing my thesis and I have a problem analysing this sentence: "Ain't got no use for no coal company" (Grisham, 2014: 157). I know there's no subject - is it therefore an ellipsis? I don't ...
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“Took off” or “taken off”? [closed]

My boss was talking to me. How could I have just taken off? My boss was talking to me. How could I have just took off?" Which one is correct. (or are they both wrong?)
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APA: Paper in past tense but is/was verb confusion for alive author

I want to state, "One advocate for the issues based teaching style is/was Brian Schultz." He is alive, but my paper is in past tense. What do I do?
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Did I use “That is” correctly?

How would I go about using "That is" in the sentence(s) below? "Everyone in the town was poor. That is, except for one man." Should I use a hyphen/comma/semi-colon (or something else) in between "...
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Can you say “two groups of people stared at each other”?

Is it grammatically correct to say that "two groups of people stared at each other" since, by itself, a group can't do anything? It's the people within the groups that do the staring, not the groups ...
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What does “do” mean in “They really do exist”? [duplicate]

I was watching an animation last night then I heard a sentence which was strange for me. One of the characters sayed this sentence "They really do exist" He sayed it because he saw a creature ...
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Difficulty constructing a sentence that reflect the interview process and targets entry levels [closed]

English is not my first language, and I do struggle here and there. I would like to come up with a sentence that would reflect the followings: Reduce your technical interviews in half. That is for ...
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Is this proper English: “I am student”? [closed]

So, I have a debate with my associate. We are debating whether one can say something like "I am student." It was argued that this was proper and that indeed you can use a verb followed by a noun ...
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A dataset of equivalent English phrases?

There is a similarity or even equality between many sentences in English language such as: I happened to come across the scientific definitions while reading. I came across the scientific definitions ...
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Lookig for a better/stronger sentence [closed]

Could anybody let me know a stronger/improved sentence for the one shown below: One of my interest is in applying machine learning to real world problems
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the first case … is the court's decision

As I have said many times, I'm translating some wordy document, and here is another sentence that need shedding some light on: Thus the first case cited by the Court in Schwinn for the proposition ...
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Explain “Conditional Sentences” [closed]

I need help with the the conditional sentences, please explain there structures with the examples in simple English
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Is it correct to say “I studied the book with Mr.XXX as my mentor/tutor/teacher”?

I wonder if it is correct to say the following to mean Mr.XXX was my mentor and helped me in learning the book. Could you suggest a better equivalent for what I am trying to say? To explain it better, ...
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What's the grammatical structure for “there is nothing a guy can do that even comes close”?

I got a sentence when watching a dialogue: There is nothing a guy can do that even comes close. In my opinion, "nothing" has an attributive clause: "a guy can do"; and in this atributive clause, "...
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What is the correct way to say “either with John or myself”?

Which of the following is correct? (This is to confirm the number of people for an event I am hosting with someone else.) A. Until then, if you all could confirm your attendance [either] with John ...
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Use of a pronoun in a neither/nor construction [closed]

Neither Ms. Perez nor Ms. Yanaka believes that watching as much television as her son Sam does will lead to anything productive. Is her correct? or should it be their?