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“hardly… than…” vs. “no sooner… than…”

I am interested in the history of the phrases "hardly...than..." and "no sooner...than...", as exemplified in the following sentences: Hardly had he arrived than the bell began to ring. No ...
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Noncompliant with vs not compliant with

"Not compliant with something" sounds better to me than "Noncompliant with something". Is there a preferred version? I thought "non-compliant" could not be followed by "with" but both seem to be used....
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Subject verb relation

Which one is correct I wish he come and answer the question I wish he comes and answers the question I wish he comes and answer the question
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What does “..it had fallen to Red as lion, and Pope as Christian, to supply it”?

This is a sentence from the short story "The Inhuman Condition" by Clive Barker. Some entertainment had been called for, and it had fallen to Red as lion, and Pope as Christian, to supply it. Red ...
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Mail template for extend the shared item usage for one week [on hold]

I borrow one item for a week from my colleague & I used that item for a week but I would like to extend the shared item usage for next week also if my colleague doesn't need it. can anybody share ...
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Use of uncountable or mass nouns in plural form

Most grammar sources and Grammarly app say that uncountable nouns can not be used in plural form! However, what about the case when we talk about different types of uncountable noun? For example, let ...
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at faculty level, at departmental structures level

I was wondering if the use of 'at level' was correct in the above-mentioned structures. Thank you!
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The phrase 'mentally check out'

I asked an older English person about this phrase, but he was unaware of it. Is it new slang that someone of his generation wouldn’t have heard, or is it strictly American English?
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Use of 'a great deal' with another determiner

I found this in a leaflet: " they have a great deal too much alcohol" Can the determiner 'a great deal' be followed by another determiner?
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Two hundredths / two one-hundredths of a second

For me it was always natural to say just two hundredths or seven hundredths, but I've come across the usage of ‘/number/ one-hundredths’ watching British Eurosport and CBC channel. Commentators there ...
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Why these sentences are incorrect?

I'm writing with Grammarly and the application says that I've written them wrongly. ( 2 Passive Voice Misuse) It has been proven that studying a book is not the most reliable method. Words tend to be ...
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Meaning of “She is an open book in her own cipher”

My friend did post in Instagram "She is an open book in her own cipher". But I did not understand its meaning. What is its meaning?
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Is “Me vs Me” grammatically correct?

What I want to say is that I compete with myself in short. I was thinking that it could be Me vs Me I vs Me I vs Myself Which one is grammatically correct?
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Pronounciation of Detritus

I had thought that detritus would be pronounced like detriment, but apparently not. Why not? Is there something in the etymology? Are there any other words of English origin written "-trit-" ...
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He has a bomb which no one knows how powerful it is [migrated]

is this correct sentence? I am thinking the "it" should be removed to make it grammatically blunder-free.
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How do you use etymology in a sentence? [on hold]

I was doing a report when I realised that I need to use the word "Etymology". How can I use it properly? Where do you put it in a sentence?
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A word which means that the existence of one thing does not mean another thing cannot also exist

For Example, Solution A already exists, however it is a poor solution. We created solution B. The existence of B however, does not _____ the existence of A. I was thinking preclude, however I ...
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A or An When Listing Professions

I've spent too long thinking on this, so I apologies ahead of time.... but I'm just curious which to use when listing items or occupations. For instance, I am a writer, anthropologist, and teacher. ...
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Origin of the suffix in hippocampus

Hippocampus, a tiny organ in the brain - named after its resemblance to a tiny sea creature, the sea-horse (the genus of which is led to the original coinage of 'hippocampus') - has been some source ...
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What is “ass door”?

I'm not English speaking, I understand the joke but say please what is "ass door" Is it the same as butt door? Didn't find it in the dictionary... ck.imgur.com/pS3KW.jpg
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Can “please” be used a lot in writing? [on hold]

I am currently developing a software with my team. After reviewing all the texts in the product, I noticed that we use the word "please" a lot. Some examples: Please take a look at the documentation ...
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Categorial grammar, Is 'leg' an adjective in 'skipping leg days'

I am working on CCG (combinatory categorial grammar), which assigns categories to words. So I was wondering if 'leg' is adjective, or just another noun in the phrase "skipping leg days". Or is "leg ...
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both grammatically and meaning [on hold]

I scheduled this appointment because it’s been a while since we touched base. Please give some light on this question. What's the meaning of this sentence? And could you paraphrase it in a simple ...
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How to use universal truth after “TOLD”?

Which verb-form should one use when reporting a statement of universal truth after told? Which of the following should we use? He told me that nobody can control an earthquake or He told me ...
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“I hope this will be useful to you” VS I hope this would be useful to you"?

If I send a formal email containing vital information to someone of importance, which of these is more grammatically correct? A- I hope the above information will be helpful to you in your ...
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what do we say “English Department” or “Department of English” [duplicate]

I would like to know whether these phrases "English Department" and "Department of English" have the same meaning. Is the term "English department" refers to "a department in England" or something ...
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Meaning shift with the change of a conjunction location

I am in a pickle... Is there any difference in the meanings of these two sentences? To me, the first sentence feels a bit ambiguous. Defining search terms can be misleading until a critical ...
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discount to vs discount off vs discount off of vs dicount from

To get the full A app company experience, we recommend you upgrade to our paid version (at a substantial discount TO list price). I found that sentence on a website of an app company and the ...
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article THE, A, AN [on hold]

my sentence is about underlining an adjective and identify the modifier. this is my sentence: I SAW THE ENGLISH TEACHER. can you tell me where is the adjective and where is the modifier
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What is candlebox? No info in the dictionaries

Joseph Conrad, "Youth": In two days it blew a gale. The Judea, hove to, wallowed on the Atlantic like an old candle-box. It might appear to be a strange question, but see for yourself: no results ...
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What does 'fungus-growing' mean?

Renowned Swiss entomologist Martin Luscher described the mounds of this fungus-growing species as being as much as 16 feet tall, 16 feet in diameter at their base, and with a cement-like wall of ...
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qualifying jurisdictions?

context: Develop substantive knowledge of the U.S. law to prepare for the California bar exam, and exams in other qualifying jurisdictions, including New York for students with appropriate training in ...
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Comma between proper noun and day name

In this recent CNN article, I found the following sentence: It was one of two incidents involving South Korea, Tuesday. It seems the comma is intentionally being used to separate the two proper ...
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“In the process” VS “During the process”

Below are some sentences involved these two phrases. Could "during" and "in" be replaced by each other? During the process the permeability damage to coal reservoirs caused during the development ...
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What do you call sentence structures with unnecessary pronouns?

Examples: "The father, he was very angry." instead of "The father was very angry" "The cup, it was overflowing." instead of "The cup was overflowing" I have seen it in dramatic texts, especially ...
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“Populist” in the following text context

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - Taiwan’s main opposition party picked a pro-China populist mayor Monday as its candidate for the 2020 presidential race against an incumbent who often bashes Beijing. Does "...
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What do you call someone that judges others for their phobias? [on hold]

Like for example, if someone has a fear of string (or linonophobia) and someone else judges them for it and makes fun of them. What are they called? The only words I can think of are "jerk" or "bully."...
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How do I format series of questions that share sentence aspects?

How would I go about formatting "How can we bring these cities back from the brink of non existence on a local, state, or national level? Internationally even?" This would be for a research paper. ...
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Words for “Since birth” [on hold]

Can you suggest me some words that denote the meaning "since birth"? For example— I was cherishing this drema Since Birth
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Can I answer someone's request with: “That, I can do.”

A friend asks me to do a task, is it proper to reply "That, I can do" in speaking form? or Should I still say "I can do that" ? To provide more background, a friend asked me to do "A" task, but I did ...
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“X Department” versus “Department of X” [duplicate]

I would like to know whether these phrases "English Department" and "Department of English" have the same meaning. Thanks!
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What does the English word “widow” NOT include?

I'm trying to narrow the definition of "widow" as used in contemporary English. I think of a widow as "a woman whose husband has died and who has not subsequently remarried." I think "widow" would ...
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“while she danced” vs “while she was dancing” [migrated]

1.The singer waved to the people while she danced to the music. 2.The singer waved to the people while she was dancing to the music. Are these two sentences grammatically correct? Do they vary ...
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Correct usage of subjunctive concerning a wish

Here is the example I would like to ask a question about: Since they moved into their new apartment, they have been very busy. Although they enjoy living in the city, they sometimes wish they ...
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Correct form of verb

I'm writing an essay and I come across a sentence that makes me skeptical. Kindly put your suggestion in order to help me out. Thanks in advance. 1) This document proposes a new way of addressing the ...
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End of sentence punctuation [on hold]

Which is correct in American English? It’s a typo’. Or It’s a typo.’
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The resulting outcomes describe or describes? [on hold]

If I say something like "The resulting [plural]..." e.g., "The resulting outcomes" "The resulting consequences" "The resulting creations" "The resulting behaviors" should it follow it with a ...
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What's the meaning of the bold sentence in this paragraph?

Feedback includes any information you get about yourself. In the broadest sense, it's how we learn about ourselves from our experiences and from other people—how we learn from life. It's your annual ...
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After the money you …stolen, you can't buy this car [on hold]

After the money you ..........stolen, you can't buy this car. ( had been - have been - had had been - had has been) after a deep thought through this question .. i found that have been is the ...
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Word for focusing on what you do not have?

I would say “practicing gratitude” to convey the thought of focusing on what one has in life and ruminating on little things in a positive way, the glass half full. What would be the opposite word or ...

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