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The difference between two sentences

Are these two sentences both correct? A) Do people in your country have a big lunch? B) Do people have a big lunch in ...
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The usage of comma or dot after the introductory clause that starts with “As”

The sentence that I have problem in its grammar is like this: As company A offers many exciting projects for different product, I really want to learn as many new things as possible during my ...
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Use or usage, promotion or promotional in specific sentence

I am wondering which words should I use in this specific sentence. It will be a title for some academic essay. Any help would be appreciated. "Predicting customers’ future [usage]/[use] of green ...
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Using 'There,' at beginning of sentence, referring to the location in the last sentence

Is the use of 'There,' in the following sentence correct? This feels clunky to me. Austin went to France. There, some of the buildings were white and others were blue. Thank you!
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Is it correct to end a sentence listing various things with just “and similar” and nothing more after?

Take the example sentence: Our offering includes widgets, gadgets, gizmos, and similar. Would this be a correct way of ending that sentence, or do we need to add something more like: Our ...
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“Does the university have” or “Does the university has”?

I do self-study for some English exam and this is a sentence from some online resource, which I suppose to listen and write down. "Does the university have an ice-hockey team?" In my opinion, since ...
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Use of “by” in sentence?

What is beyond doubt is that governments are not doing their duty by India’s children.  Can anybody justify why there is "by" not "for"?
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Colon needed after # sign and cmma affter file #? [on hold]

Can someone please tell me if a comma is needed after the "#" in the two instances below. Further, is a comma needed after "File # 123456"? I, John Smith, Service # 000 000 000; File # 123456, would ...
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What does it mean to “put as much arm as she could into hers”?

What does "put as much arm as she could into hers" mean?
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Proper Company naming. Quotation marks, Italicizing, or no emphasizing at all? [on hold]

Is there a single rule by an official UK or American English Grammar authority (if such authority does exist) with regards to naming a company, i.e. which format is correct: Abc Xyz LLC, "Abc Xyz" LLC,...
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“in the context of” or “within the context of”?

I am going to examine this question in / within the context of the epistemology of memory. I can see that both are frequently used online. Are both equally acceptable?
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Difference between “debate” and “controversy”

everyone. Could you tell me the difference between "debate" and "controversy"? Thanks.
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The right preposition for insecurity?

Our insecurity ... big data? Is the right preposition "to" or "against" or ...? Both can be found here or there online. Which one is most idiomatic?
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I want to scream and can but…don't?

I have been having a frustrating past few weeks and I always come to the point where I want to yell, shout, or scream. The sad part is I feel it rest in my throat and then disappear. I know this may ...
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I’m looking for a word that describes : Taking over the mood of the environment you are in

Taking over the mood of the environment you are in. Taking over the emotion of the landscape.
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Is there an adjective form of the word “personality”?

Is "personal" the right adjective for the noun "personality" in the context of "of a type of personality" ? If personal is not the right adjective, is there another word for it.
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Does this sentence make sense? It feels off: We aim to bring voices to the table otherwise we will not be heard

"We aim to bring voices to the table otherwise will not be heard." I am not sure if it should be: "We aim to bring voices to the table who otherwise will not be heard". If it is okay I would prefer ...
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is this grammatical analysis of but correct?

I would not be sad but that I might be happy. Could this mean... I would not be sad even if I could not be happy.? "I would not be sad unless I were in heaven." Could this mean,,, "I would not be ...
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Using the semicolon correctly

I am studying maths and have seen the semicolon being used frequently. I'm not sure if I'm using it correctly though. Is the semicolon to be used to separate two sentences which could be written as a ...
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APPEAL FOR ADDITION OF THE DELETED SECTION [migrated]

emphasized text SINCE I LOST MY CONFIDENCE I DELETED 1ST PART OF EVERYTHING RELATED TO STACK EXCHANGE NET WORK COMMUNITIES IN WHICH I TOOK PART.WHICH INCLUDE QUESTIONS,ANSWERS ,BADGES AND REPUTATIONS....
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What's the word for “to say fondly”?

Is there as word that means "to say fondly"? I've searched far and wide, but I have not located an adequate word. I would really appreciate the help. Thanks so very much. -Kelsey
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Is the sentence “What programs help young people in studying?” correct?

I am not really sure if "in studying" here is OK. Thank you very much!
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Asking for explanation [on hold]

Hello person who is reading me, excuse me but today my question is toward the word "beyond" How do native speakers use it ? some examples please ?
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is first syllable stress on “frequent” becomming the norm for verb form?

several TV shows lately have put the stress on first syllable in the verb form of "frequent". I looked up several dictionary/pronunciation sites and they only give first syllable emphasis option for ...
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What is a proper word for “manner of speech”?

In the same way as the word "gait" exists to describe someone's way of walking, what is a word that means someone's manner of speech? I have looked up the question myself before, but google does not ...
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Can someone explain this archaic way of phrasing a question?

I'm watching a video where a character that is a 18th century aristocrat asks a question in a way I don't recognize. I'm not a native English speaker and I've never heard this form before. I'm going ...
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What does the word expression mean here?

This is a question from OkCupid, a dating app: If you had to name your greatest motivation in life thus far, what would it be? There are 4 options: Love, Knowledge, Wealth, Expression. What ...
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what would you call someone if

What would you call someone that has died but got given a second chance? They are now alive. What would you call that person?
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What is a non-word syllable?

I was looking for a list of commonly used syllables and came across this one which mentions that some of its syllables are "non-word syllables." I have no idea what this might mean and can't find a ...
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Alternatives to in the “grand scheme of things”

I'm looking for alternatives - either phrases or words, but no full sentences; something I can embed at the end of another sentence, ie: ...it didn't really matter in the grand scheme of things. ...
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A single word for expressing 'Feeling like I am no one'

What single word can be used for expressing 'I feel like I am no one'? Something which fits in the context of 'I feel so small in this vast universe'.
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I need help on name of literary devices

"...is inflicted by men that propose no advantage to themselves but the satisfaction of poisoning the banquet which they cannot taste, and blasting the harvest which they have no right to reap." This ...
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Slang terms for unkempt and badly dressed

What are some American slang words for someone who is unkempt and badly dressed? I'm looking especially for terms that girls use to refer to other girls in their social circles in a mean way.
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Can someone who was beat up for demanding something but, still keep demanding it while being hurt be called proud?

So I was reading this book called The Breadwinner and in the story this girl's mother's husband was taken arrested for no reason so, the mother went to this prison and demanded her husband back. But, ...
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Prefer-patterns in reference to future [on hold]

Are the following sentences grammatically correct? Situation: A friend of mine has come to me for advice: a. I would prefer it if you would come on another day; I am really busy today. b. I would ...
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Look for shifts in verb tense. Is the sentence correct or incorrect [on hold]

We will perform all the dances we learned last year.
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Is “there” an adverb in this sentence? [on hold]

Suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host.
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Use of an article with a noun + number

"Pipe 25" is written without an article. How is the usage of the article with an additional word like "pipe pos. 25" (position)? Must it be with or without an article? A flaw was discovered in ...
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Connectors and Coordinating Conjunctions. Connector FOR

After FOR (as Coordinating Conjunction) could be a -ING verb ? I know after FOR can be a clause with Subject, verb and complements for example: I asked him to stop, FOR I had something important to ...
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What's the word for someone with two identities?

What's the word for someone with two identities? i.e. someone who acts in a certain way during some times (due to the culture and people around them) and acts differently (like with another identity) ...
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meaning of 'narrow' in 'narrow possessiveness'

What does 'narrow' mean in the following sentence, which is from Political Ideals (1917) by Bertrand Russell? He will not desire for his country the passing triumphs of a narrow possessiveness, but ...
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What is the antecedent of “The x of y, which”

What is the antecedent of "which" in the following sentence? "The door of the car, which is discontinued, broke." Is the "the door of the car" discontinued, or is "the car" discontinued?
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Is there an adjective for “double standard”

"double standard" is a noun-phrase that means a set of principles that applies differently and usually more rigorously to one group of people or circumstances than to another ... I see an ...
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Does this sentence need a question mark

In trying to stay ahead of the RFP hitting, would you please review and update the attached project descriptions
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Comma or no in a two item list where those items are phrases

I am editing some copy, and I'm not sure how to handle these examples. Here is the structure that concerns me: As a consequence of the magic curse, the cakes dance the salsa[,] and the birds eat ...
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efforts on, in or towards?

Research efforts in understanding the underlying mechanism have been ramped up over the past few years. I came across this sentence in a published work and now I'm wondering if "efforts" shouldn't ...
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Does “world's largest” require a “the”?

Consider the following phrases: Example 1: CompanyX is the world's largest and leading authority for online dating. Example 2: CompanyX is world's largest and leading authority for online ...
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Term for anything above a limit

I have a following write up and I feel there is a room to improvise on the usage of words to better deliver the message: This will allow a maximum of 40 batches per second. If the rate exceeds 40 ...
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What is the generic term for a thing that is being 'replied to'?

When I 'reply' to something (a person, an email, etc.), the thing I produce through the action is a 'reply' (or a 'response'). Is there a generic term (noun) for the thing that the reply/response is ...
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Phrasing a question to me in this way - why is it rude ? Or is it rude?

I am a junior in sales office. I have not been here long. A senior colleague of mine will often ask me to read correspondence that he has drafted. On the whole it is an easy task requiring not much ...

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