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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 stentence 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?

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”

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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Hello everyone!

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

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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“Do not have” vs. “do not have any”

What is the difference between "does not have" and "does not have any"? I could say "I do not have any siblings.", but "I don't have siblings." feels off. In the same way, I could say "I do not ...
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Confusion in types of listening

I was given a test at university about business writing subject, where we were required to tell what kind of listening does a student and receptionist do. I answered active for student because I ...
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Constructions “be but one” vs “but + pronoun”

I've seen these constructions several times and I've found the following definitions (correct or confirm the definitions): but + noun/pronoun = except She gave the presents to everyone but me = She ...
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Is there a word that means “proof that I can trust you?”

I’m looking for a word that means something like “proof that I can trust you / them / me / it.” If there isn’t an English word, but you know of one that can be borrowed from another language, that ...
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“to invest in the seed round of XYZ” vs “to invest at the seed round of XYZ”

In June of 2017, she financed with $1 million the seed round of XYZ. In June of 2017, she invested $1 million in the seed round of XYZ. In June of 2017, she invested $1 million at the seed round of ...
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An alternative of “What is the impact of”

I am writing my thesis and I have been using the question What is the impact of X on Y? quite a lot. As an alternative, I change the word impact to effect, which is still the same. Is there any ...
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What's the difference between “you wasted” and “you've wasted” [duplicate]

I've got a question about this topic. So, about the context. I've just watched a video and in the end, the author said thank you as follows: Thank you for all the time you wasted on this video. I ...
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Is there a way to locate something relative to a grave?

In Persian, objects can be located in respect to a grave. For instance, and these are words that I've made up myself just to give you an idea of what I'm looking for: Upper head region: Any place ...
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Function of a line in this Reading Comprehension

While chocolate was highly esteemed in Mesoamerica, where it originated, its adoption in Europe was initially slow. There is a common belief that Europeans needed to "transform" chocolate to make ...
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Origin of the saying “ChatBot”?

I didn't found anything in Wikipedia or on the Web (Maybe I don't know how to search). Chat is speaking with someone. But what is bot? Is it came from robot? Where the word robot came from?
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“Get onto your nerves” or “get on your nerves”?

Which is correct? "Get on your nerves" or "get onto your nerves"?
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Is there a name for this specific category of humor?

I've attempted a few searches, but the terminology escapes me. Is there a simple term or phrase that defines this type of humor? I don't think it's redirected comedy but suspect the word "literal" may ...
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usage of “May” word [on hold]

is "May God visits you" a correct sentence or not. Grammatically it looks like it is wrong but some online grammar checkers say it is correct.
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what is the exact year when archaic English words were common in everyday use? [on hold]

Archaic words or meanings "Brimstone means "Sulfur", or "Let" means "Hinder" are obsolete in these days.But I want to know in which years they are common things rather than obsolete?
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Word to replace “tomorrow” in a world without “day” [on hold]

I am looking for a single word meant to represent the evening, much like "tomorrow", "today", [missing word], and "tonight". I do realise that "tomorrow" doesn't actually mean "this morning", but the ...
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whats is meaning of jam ’er?

"Even middle-school milers know that the smart tactic is to sit on the leader’s shoulder, go only as fast as you have to, then jam ’er into gear and blow past on the bell lap." would you please help ...
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Can “let alone” be used this way?

I know the phrase "let alone" can be used in this way: "The man is too severely injured to be saved even by a doctor, let alone by a layman like me." But can I use it this way: "Even a doctor can't ...
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Where should “inherent” be in these sentences?

This sentence is from the Cambridge dictionary: "There are risks inherent in almost every sport." inherent is an adjective, and it describes risks at there so as a second alternative "There are ...
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Articles to use with instruments

Could anyone tell me which of these is correct? The intro to this song is played on A guitar OR The intro to this song is played on THE guitar. Thank you in advance :...
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Using two finite verbs at the same time in a simple sentence

Sometimes, I notice some sentences used in some youtube videos which are: Come have dinner/Come enjoy the party etc (Are these correct?) I think they had to be like below: Come to have dinner/...
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correct usage with conjunctions

He was arrogant, dismissive of others work. He was arrogant, a dismissive person allround. Does 1. require an and conjunction as a rule or is ok as written? The second example sounds fine with or ...
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The moment of success mixed with realisation of failure

Is there a single word for the feeling you have in the moment you successfully avert a bad outcome and simultaneously realise what would have happened if you had failed to do so? For example catching ...
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Formal way of saying “dig it out”

I am writing an academic manuscript to describe the action of "digging certain stuff out." For instance, given an image containing several pedestrians, my image analysis techniques can extract those ...
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Plural or singular: “Long live Europe” or “Long lives Europe” [on hold]

Wondering if "Europe" is a singular or plural noun? After the EU speech of Ursula von der Leyen, she said: "long LIVE Europe" instead of "long LIVES Europe". Any English native speaker who could ...
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what does the bolded sentence mean?

Your room is up on the tenth floor, and the elevators are right behind you.You'll actually be on the same floor as the business center, and it's clearly signposted.The gym is down on this level and so ...
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Didn't know it is your mirror? Or didn't know it was your mirror?

Which one is correct? Please clarify me and others those who are in state of confusion?
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Work on my tags inside

Few players can make the act of applying a tag as exciting as Javier Báez. And few moments were as key as the one Baez found himself in on Saturday at Wrigley Field, when he made a stupendous no-look ...
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QUESTION about WOULD [migrated]

My friend said to me yesterday that "I don't think having superpowers would make my life easier". Why did he use would in that sentence? It is not future in the past, so why use would?
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Over exaggeration, over hype

Are these phrases examples of a pleonasm or redundancy? Are these the same thing? over exaggeration over hype
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What's the word to decribe someone's voice when they talk with their nose closed?

I have a scene where one of my characters talk with a clothes peg on their nose. I'm trying to find the correct word to describe the way someone's voice sounds when they talk like that. It's the ...
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Word or phrase for when you ask someone to do something but really there is not a choice

If you ask someone a question or to do something where you are telling them the answer or the way to do it in the question im sure there is a phrase or word to describe it.... what is it?
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What is the antecedent in this passage?

sample taken from a Toefl exam Just as painted designs on Greek pots may seem today to be purely decorative, whereas in fact they were carefully and precisely worked out so that at the time, [sic] ...
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That is punctuation

How do we punctuate that is and i.e in sentences? Can you mention me all the possible forms because I feel a bit confused? Thanks in advance.

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