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Is it ok to use Present Progressive in this construction?

Recently l came across the following construction: The river which is afflicted with black lobsters is losing its fish soon. I am wondering why the writer used 'is losing' instead of the more ...
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Why is there a word for 'H'? [duplicate]

Why is there a word for the letter H, but not for the other letters? In Lexico–formerly Oxford Dictionaries–for example, H = aitch, as in ‘drop one's aitches’
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a adjective meaning sufficient, more than enough

I am looking for an adjective meaning sufficient, more than enough in the following sentence. I have a _____hour to get there. I want to suggest in this word that an hour is more than enough for me ...
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passive form of construction with cause, result in,

I am trying to find out the right passive construction of some expressions like: to cause somebody/something to do something to result in somebody/something to doing something For instance: "The ...
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What the meaning of “bottom” referred to a time period

In the sentence A lasted till the bottom of B where B is an event which, in its turn, lasted some years, "bottom" is the beginning of B or the end of B? I found it in an economic article, the ...
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“I did not take any break/breaks during the day.” : Are both correct?

Which word would be more apt here? It would be great if someone could provide use cases for both. Which one sounds better to the native ear? Are both colloquially acceptable? Are both grammatically ...
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Above all else ( Using above all else in a sentence)

I wanted to use this idiom in my sentence, but I am wondering if I should or should not use the verb "to be". 1) After all, health is above all else. Or 2) After all, health, above all else. I ...
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the structure of sentence

The experiences of 1927–1933 were of so extraordinary a character that they scarcely provide a valid criterion for judging the usefulness of security analysis. I don't understand the structure ...
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Correcting for my essay [on hold]

Topic : Some people think that education system should only focus on preparing students for employment, while others believe it has other important functions. A good education has the power to change ...
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What do you call that little area just inside the front door of some houses?

Some houses have a little rectangular area just inside the front door. You then walk through that little area to get into the main areas of the house. This little area is well defined with a wall on ...
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What is the meaning of “tough little number”

According to longman dict, little number is a dress or suit of woman. But I can't get the meaning of the word "tough" in this phrase. Here is the context: https://www.msn.com/en-xl/northamerica/...
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a/an expected completion date? [duplicate]

Question is pretty self-explanatory. Either way, a date on a calendar is a date. When it becomes unexpected, it sounds right to me to say an unexpected date instead of a unexpected date. Same for when ...
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Word for absolutely bound to occur [on hold]

I keep wanting to use eminent. Maybe the word I'm seeking sounds similar. Alright thesaurus wizards, you're on!
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Regarding parentheses and the end of sentence period, when the parentheses begin in 1 sentence but end after a second complete sentence?

“Jim likes bananas (as well as apples. He also likes most vegetables).” The finished sentence in the beginning of the parentheses, with 1 or more complete sentences after the partial sentence, all ...
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Meaning of the sentence "A gentleman is someone who does not what he wants to do but what he should do' [on hold]

May I know the meaning of the sentence "A gentleman is someone who does not what he wants to do but what he should do"
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Is it correct to say: You are scheduled to see Dr. Pan on Friday at 1:30pm? [on hold]

I have been confirming some appointments via email and do not feel confident I am using the correct grammar. First, is it correct to say 'you are scheduled to 'see' the doctor? Second, do i really ...
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Multiple iterations of a single letter [duplicate]

I am finding conflicting examples on how to punctuate the plural of a single letter in this situation. I think it is one of the following. but which?: Their T-shirts had three large Bs across the ...
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Name for our customer's customer?

Trying to address a business domain where we are making software that will be used by our customers to give access to their assets to their customers. What is a good name for these entities? Is ...
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Most + Plural subject: plural object or singular object?

"Most teens own cellphones." vs "Most teens own a cellphone." If I want to claim that there is a 90% chance that any given teen owns a cellphone, which statement would be correct?
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What is the first usage of the word “doobie” in OED? [duplicate]

It is almost impossible to get a clear answer to this question in the US online. For example: Ted and Fay were smoking a doobie to clear their heads before going out.
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If first condition or zero condition? [duplicate]

I saw these two sentences and was wondering which one is right, 1) If you are a well-organized person you manage your time. 2) If you are a well-organized person you will manage your time. I know zero ...
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that and who(or which) usage for a noun phrase

I think I read from somewhere(I think it was 'element of style') that below one is more appropriate. but I'm not sure that I remember correctly. all the guitarists, that I admire, are bald. I'm ...
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Dorothy Wordsworth's Journal [closed]

Point of view and main idea of Dorothy Wordsworth's Journal Point of view and main idea of The Diary of Samuel Pepys
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Is “I used my money on ” grammatically correct? [on hold]

"I used my money on books" My instinct is that it should be: "I used my money for books" Is 'on' a widely accepted alternative here?
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Sentence structure. Need help [migrated]

Hi i am new to english language. Here in sentence 'Rodrigo Duterte, the president of the Philippines, said his former wife had “cured” him of homosexuality. Afger " said " new Claus starts with "his ...
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Which one is correct? [on hold]

I am a bit confuse I don't know which one to use, from my point of view both are correct, or maybe there are subtle differences between the two. there were my two young siblings my two young siblings ...
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Relative pronoun “that” with “the only” in the antecedent [duplicate]

I heard "That" should be used after superlative adjectives and other determiners like all, same, any, none, nothing, only, everything little, much and no. But in this sentence Those who wish to ...
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What is the name of this puzzle commonly found in puzzle books?

I'm looking for the name of puzzle in the picture below, commonly found in puzzle books. In Dutch, it's called a ''filippine''. It has its variations, including anagrams, rebus, trivia questions, ...
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What does “I don't have it in my heart” mean?

I can't get the meaning of the phrase "I don't have it in my heart". In this context: How many times she said, uh, first female president first female president of the United States like, it's like ...
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Not your run of the ‘will’ tag question

The following example is from an Italian Quiz book whose aim is to help candidates prepare for English multiple choice tests. In many government run “concorsi” (competitive exams) you might have to ...
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subject-verb agreement with elliptical clause [duplicate]

This is the sentence at issue: "More than one location on the Iberian Peninsula has been suggested". Should this be "has" or "have"? I think maybe "More than one" is elliptical, expanded as "more ...
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Chaining of preposition “to” with “prefer”

The standard way to use "prefer" when comparing level of preference is to say: I prefer A to B. I've read something about voting and have come across multiple preferences using "to" chained ...
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Future forms; “will” or “going to” [duplicate]

Would you please tell me the right choice to this question: Liverpool's players are known to be skilled. They (are going to win / will win) the match easily.
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Is there a prefix meaning 'old'? [on hold]

I am writing a sci-fi novel in which humanity has struggled to survive in colonies throughout the solar system after the Earth becomes uninhabitable. I am writing a passage about a main character's ...
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Is there a name for this kind of question? [on hold]

I want to ask about the grammar of the questions below. I don't know if there's a name for this type of questions having at the beginning a part of the question and then a verb in this case "be" and ...
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Better sentence for “Has 4000+ downloads” [resume]

I'm drafting my resume and the software I built has more than 4000 downloads. So I was wondering if there's a better way to say 'Has 4000+ downloads.' I got 'Garnered 4000+ downloads' but I'm not ...
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Is this sentence correct or comprehensible? “They actually had more soldiers than was shown on TV”

I would like to know if the following sentence is correct: They actually had more soldiers than was shown on TV. Here I use "was" because I think the full sentence should be "They actually had more ...
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What is the difference between “real” and “present”?

There is this sentence in the book called The Uninhabitable Earth. [W]e are likely to get about 3.2 degrees of warming, or about three times as much warming as the planet has seen since the ...
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“Types of organisation” (singular noun) or “types of organisationS”? (plural noun)

In the phrase "solutions for all types of organisation" should 'organisation' be singular or plural ("all types of organisations") - and why? Thanks in advance!
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How would you interpret the meaning of this proverb [on hold]

There is an old proverb which is: When arguing with a fool, first make sure that the other person isn't doing the same. Does it mean that, before arguing, we should see to it that what we are ...
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“than would ever be wise” [on hold]

I was watching a video on Youtube and came across the line: " the claps of an audiance will matter to you more than would ever be wise." I don't really understand the part "would ever be wise", ...
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a toehold in the bottom

'He caught a toehold in the bottom for a second to look ahead.' It is out of a scene that two boys are swimming in the river. In the sentence, why didn't the writer use 'on' the bottom but 'in' the ...
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The usage of 'prerequisite' - Is this sentence grammatically correct?

So, in order for two people to be considered participants of a common culture, they must first satisfy the prerequisite of understanding the world in broadly similar ways.
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A verse in German Ich sehn' mich nach der Isar Strand [closed]

I came across a verse in German. "Ich sehn' mich nach der Heimat Sonne, Ich sehn' mich nach der Isar Strand." The translation given is I long for (pine for, yearn for) the sun of home, I long for ...
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What’s a word called that indicates the sex of the user?

Whilst not germane to English, some languages use different words, like pronouns, to differentiate the sexes. For example, in Thai the pronoun “I” as in I Go for a male speaker is “Pom” and for a ...
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Hyphenation: where should hyphens go in the expression 'Academic English speaking course'? [on hold]

I am helping to proofread an essay which uses the expression 'academic English speaking course'. In the original 'academic English' is hyphenated, but that seems unnecessary, given that academic ...
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phrasal verb meaning " to get rid of him/her [closed]

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Word for shift whose original value is kept in place

I have been searching on the internet if there is a word resembling an operation where the value is shifted but kept in place. For example, if I have the vector 0,0,0,1,1,0,0 "shifting" the elements ...
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What are some proper ways to say in the following situation?

I was wondering if there are any considerate and polite ways to express something like "I shouldn't have shared my negative emotion with you" after talking about some bad experience with your friend ...
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Comma use in geographical locations

I'm just wondering do I need to apply a comma to this sentence? not sure if it's the same with similar sentences with a city, also not sure what sentence type this is I think it's a complex sentence. ...

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