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If only had I known it! / If only I had known it!

Could you help me, please? A question for the native speakers (desired) of British English or American English. Which variant is correct and why? Or it's possible to use either of them)? If only ...
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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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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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'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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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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“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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Regarding Sentence Formation?

I generally face problem in sentence structure . Which one is correct :- Mainly he does this . He mainly does this . He does mainly this . He does this mainly . All the above sentences seem to be ...
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what does the word “process” mean in this sentence? [closed]

I would like to ask this question to an IRS representative for getting information about whether my application is still in progress or if the process completed without any problem? Is this the right ...
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How to end essay gracefully using this sentence?

The sentence I currently have is "I am grateful to be introduced to (event), as it has significantly altered my paradigm and the way I want to live my life." The issue I have is finding a better way ...
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Using “the book” and the title of the book in a sentence

Which one of these is the right way to include both "the book" and the title of the book in a sentence: The book, Wuthering Heights, is worth a read. The book Wuthering Heights is worth a read. If ...
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How to join these two sentences

Consider the following sentence as is: We'll let you know whether your application has been accepted by one of our trusted partners in minutes and take you straight to your quote. There are ...
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A question on “she” vs “her”

So, I was reading this book titled 'Word Power Made Easy', and encountered a question in the exercise as: We thought the actress to be (she, her), but we weren't sure. From natural intuition, I ...
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“Mathematics (…) greatly intrigue her.” Is it grammatically correct?

I was looking at the news and came across Alison Harcourt, who is an Australian grandmother still working as a tutor and mathematician from young (here). I decided to make an anagram related to it, ...
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Simplification of a sentence - the underlying usage implied by the author

I encountered this sentence in 'A Caribbean Mystery' by Agatha Christie. Thus Raymond - and his aunt Jane - had looked properly abashed - and said 'Yes,' she was afraid she was rather old-...
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What is 'won't' used for?

I have sometimes heard people using won't where I feel is not should be used For example Someone is not coming out , so they say "He won't come out" instead of "He is not coming out" So here , ...
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Most appropriate phrasing of a sentence containing an exception

Consider the following two paragraphs: The data was compelling. It appears that all of the companies abandoned that manufacturing method - with one exception - when it was determined to be less ...
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Punctuating a list at the end of a dependent clause?

From what I've gathered, it's best to place a list at the end of a sentence. But I'm having a hard time fixing the following sentences without affecting the meaning. The sentences in question: But ...
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Use of preposition with 'adopted' in a sentence

Can this machine be adopted______farm work? Options were: a)in b)into c)for d)by Please provide the correct answer with proper explanation.
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ISIS Suicide Blasts Kill More Than 220 Dead In Southern Syria

Going through this news article on NDTV website, I saw the headline 'ISIS Suicide Blasts Kill More Than 220 Dead In Southern Syria'. Is this usage correct? Or should it be 'ISIS Suicide Blasts Kill ...
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Can a semicolon be placed between two sentences if the second sentence begins with a pronoun that refers back to the previous sentence?

Consider the following closely-related sentences: Those tribes have been farmers for centuries. They do not desire to do anything else. would this way of writing the sentences be correct as well:...
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How does this sentence structure differ from the normal? [closed]

Is this sentence: On the Application to Dynamics of a General Mathematical Method previously applied to Optics. The same as this one? On the Application of a General Mathematical Method to Dynamics ...
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Is it 'recite over' or 'recite back'?

He was buried behind the newspaper like someone was going to ask him to recite it over. In the above sentence, would it be better to use the phrase 'recite it back' in place of 'recite it over'?
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Sentence Fragment? “The [adverb] [noun] [verb], the [adverb] [noun] [verb].”

I apologize if this has been asked before, but I cannot find a clear answer. I am analyzing a statement and attempting to determine if it is a fragment or complete sentence. This is the general idea ...
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Is saying “Thank you for the results” grammatically correct? [closed]

I have received an e-mail about some test results from other company. So, T would like to know how to say "thank you" to them politely? Do you have any better sentences?
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How to use “Infatuation” in correct way?

As infatuation means attraction for someone for short-time. So is it correct to say "he has always been my infatuation"? Can I use "always" in that sentence. Or is it correct "I have always been ...
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How to phrase this in one sentence: developed applications and clients were satisfied with the result [closed]

I am in the midst of writing a job resume and would like to write one sentence that captures the following sentences: developed applications and clients were satisfied with the result (happy with ...
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How to remove ambiguity within a sentence

Consider the following sentence: Over 90 percent of applicants secure the credit they need in around 10 minutes As is, the sentence is ambiguous. A possible interpretation could be: 90 percent ...
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Which one is correct between these two?

Would you say "He is a master of French and Italian cuisine" or "He is a master of both French and Italian cuisine" ? Thanks
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How to fix this sentence? [closed]

I am writing a math paper and my teacher said there are some English errors in the sentence that I use below; but, I don't know how to fix it. See Conway's book for more information that set A is ...
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Is the sentence “What to do?” very old fashioned idiomatic English, or is it simply ungrammatical?

On a foreign-language-learning forum there is a question that's given the English translation "What to do?" My impression is that that's an example of very old fashioned English. Maybe something I'd ...
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Enumerating with Prepositions: ''To''

I have a question about the use of prepositions when enumerating things or talking about multiple actions. For the sake of simplicity, I'm only going to use "to". For example, in the phrase: "You ...
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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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Using “after” before “ from when”

So, as silly as this may sound, I'm going through a phase where basically the most simple things that I once was able to say without even thinking about them, seem to have started to get foggier and ...
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Verb tense following “could have” in future

Hello dear forum members, The other day, as I was trying to formulate an acceptable sentence to express my frustration with someone about forcing me to leave the house for the train station extremely ...
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How to correctly use colon? [closed]

I have the following sentence: The company will be oriented towards the development of three types of products: video games, video animations and digital marketing for which it will make use of ...
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Should we say “Do what you can't” or “Try what you can't”? What's the difference? [closed]

I've heard so ads say this quote: Do what you can't! But later I'm thinking doesn't Try what you can't? make more sense? In my thought how can you say Do what you can't when you can't do it, ...
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What is the sentence pattern for this clause [closed]

To get to New Zealand the fastest way, you will have to fly from Copenhagen. For example, Subject – be verb – adverb of time or place, Subject – be verb – predicate adjective, Subject – be verb – ...
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Word order in a sentence

I have a sentence: "Whatever scant motivation she had for talking to this moving wreck of a man died away entirely." Is it correct to place "she had" before "for talking to this..."? Initially, I ...
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How should I write this: “Hello, Gloom!” he greets. or “Hello, Gloom!” He greets

I am writing a poem in which I personalize Perfection and Gloom. I am confused on whether I should capitalize he or leave it uncapitalized as it's one sentence. It confuses me because I also want ...
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Confusion over passive sentence

I am currently writing an instructional document. I thought it'd be a good idea to use a readability tester for my dear future readers. One sentence I put through the readability tester was detected ...
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Does this phrase need to be wrapped in commas? [closed]

In the sentence below, does the phrase "deep inside" need commas wrapped around it? Moving has allowed me to view the incredible variety that the world has to offer, and it also has made me realize ...
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Is the word order correct in my sentence? [closed]

Could you please tell me if the word order in this sentence is correct or not? Olga sat in a comfortable armchair cross-legged, enjoying her deception the same way she had been on too many occasions ...
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'craving for more than we have' or 'craving for more than what we have'?

What is the difference between these two sentences? "We’re never satisfied, never stop craving for more than we have". and "We’re never satisfied, never stop craving for more than what we have". ...
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Using 'as' in between [closed]

The university of Chicago has been ranked one of the best in the world. OR The university of Chicago has been ranked as one of the best in the world . Which one of them is correct ?
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Ways to express popularity [closed]

I'm writing a piece about baby name popularity, and right now in order to express how popular a name was, I'm constantly using sentences in the form of: In [year number], Henry was the _th most ...
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The use of prepositions in one sentence. (Incorporate xxx into xxx as xxx) [closed]

I recently wrote a social science paper, and the title I want to use is "Incorporating Fairness into Contracts as Boundaries" The question is, the part "contracts as boundaries" is a title of another ...
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What is the meaning of the phrase “syntactically null?” [closed]

I basically posted my question in the title bar, but I am curious about the answer. I've tried to figure it out, and it is eluding me. I'm a little anxious to post this question in a group of ...
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Did you finish to organize your new apartment? [closed]

I want to know if my friend finish to organized his new apartment. Is the sentence below sounds good? Did you finish to organize your new apartment? Thank you!