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I was having a bath with my glasses wore/wearing? [migrated]

I want say a sentence like: I was having a bath with my glasses wore/wearing I've definitely come cross similar structure like this, with my stuff + past simple(or perhaps past participle). Hopefully ...
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Does this sentence “it doesn't meet the blind's need who want to read.” make sense?

Does the following sentence make sense grammatically or practically? Can I use it as it is without any correlation? "it doesn't meet the blind's need who want to read."
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Is this a flapping?

https://youglish.com/getcid/19629243/Wouldn't/us I realized that I make a flapping sound [ɾ] when I pronounce "wouldn't". But I also realized that every native people don't do that. Then I found ...
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What is the usage of “of” in this sentence?

What is the usage of the 2nd "of" in this sentence? the duration of the x-ray pulse can be of picosecond duration Why is it not be this? the duration of the x-ray pulse can be picosecond Is ...
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What is the meaning of the “will already have…” structure?

I am wondering about the meaning of a sentence which includes the "will already have...." structure? The exact sentence is a part of IELTS practice test which says: " ....in today’s tutorial we’re ...
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why we used plural verb with singular subject in the following sentence? [migrated]

1.He does not want to tell a lie. he is a singular subject but we used want instead of wants why ? 2.Does he write a letter? Here he is also singular and we used write instead of writes please explain
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What is the proper term for etching or digging of wall to hide conduit of cables

I am creating a scope of work and I can't seem to find the right term to say... (including context) Contractor should provide in wall conduit. If no in wall conduit is available, contractor should ...
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Gerund and participle comparison

Is asking a participle or gerund in the sentence "Asking questions is easier than answering them. "
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Where do I make many mistakes my [on hold]

I'm not being a native English speakers. please help and fix my text into grammatical Hello everyone! I'm Assylzhan and i'm a web developer, currently i have been working in the Evrika
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What does 'shrink' mean in this sentence: “I don't talk about me like a TV show character would to his shrink”

"I don't talk about me like a TV show character would to his shrink" I've heard this alternate usage very rarely, so I couldn't understand what the person means when he/she says it. I guess this is ...
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Word for “english-like syntax”

I'm trying to write a sentence like do: The syntax of high-level programming languages are more english-like than lower-level programming languages like Assembly. I'm looking for a word that ...
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Adjectives and prepositions

Wether nearby is an adjective or preposition in the sentence "Their house is nearby. "
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How can I convey 'have pp' and 'have been ving' form into a 'if subjunctive clause'?

Can anybody help me understand some grammar point a bit better? I was studying about 'if subjunctives' and came upon a question. She did not practice swimming enough, so she is not a good swimmer now....
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“I [must/have to] say” in exclamatory sentences

The phrases "I must say" and "I have to say" are used to express something that came out to be different from your expectations, or when you feel you must say something that is better not been said. ...
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Grammar clarification on a sentence [on hold]

I am using this statement in my job application's cover letter. " Kindly requesting to consider my career interest and immediate availability." Mentioned sentence is showing it as grammar error. ...
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a quote from Robert Frost's interview [on hold]

I would like to understand better the following quote from Robert Frost : A poet never takes notes. You never take notes in a love affair. Could "take notes" mean "write a poem" ? No, definitely. ...
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Discrepancy in using adjective or adverb with “taste”

One asks “how does x taste,” implying that they’d like an adverb describing the way it tastes. But one answers with an adjective, “it tastes good” instead of “it tastes well,” which would imply that x ...
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Is it correct to say “He was breaking his own record.” after ten minutes of victory? [migrated]

Context: The car race has just ended ten minutes ago. He not only won the match but broke his own record. Breaking a record in sport takes only a moment. And it just makes sense to me that we are not ...
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Final /s/ vs /z/ sound at the end of verbs/nouns issue [duplicate]

So, I've seen this rule at several English books about how if a word has a voiced final sound (e.g. r, voiced th, l, m, n..) then added 's' is pronounced more like /z/. If the final sound is voiceless ...
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I'm looking for a less misognystic but equally insulting word as 'b****' [on hold]

I'm looking for a less misognystic and gender neutral, but equally insulting, word as 'b****'. What words are there in English?
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I'm stuck changing active sentences into passive ones [migrated]

I was given these two sentences: Photographers photographed Brad Pitt as he left the restaurant. Our teacher has given us lots of homework this week. Those are both written using the ...
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usage with preposition and subordinate clauses

The performer died after falling ill on stage. This was thought by the audience to be a part of the act, until emergency services were called in, the audience was evacuated, and he was declared dead ...
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Is “but on what grounds did not appear” ungrammatical?

You can see the quote beneath on Google Books, but I've double-checked it on Westlaw. The highlighted dependent clause looks wrong to me, as I can't pinpoint the subject of "what did not appear"? "...
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Now surround or Now Surrounded? [on hold]

"I then walk to a mirror to observe my dark brown eyes that have grown brighter with age and the fine lines that now surrounded my smile." Should it be "now surrounded" or "now surround"?
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What is a one word opposite of “suggests”? [on hold]

When using "suggests" to mean "provides evidence for", is there a single word opposite? As in "the clothing style suggests a teenager" vs. "the clothing style Xs an adult". Refutes is too strong in my ...
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“being” usage as relative clause

I'm dwelled on usage(s) of being in the following sentence. Even with the model of memory being just physical memory, several options are possible. Can it be written alternatively as the ...
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Words for feeling settled but disappointed that things can't get better

What English or loan words are there for the feeling that things are OK with frustration that things can't get better? There's words like 'ennui', but it has its root in the opposite (hatred). ...
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Synonyms to ‘semi thick’?

What is the synonym to ‘semi thick’ body? When someone describes their body shape as semi thick, what does he mean? Thank you.
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Does the author refers to the LSD culture of 60's?

This is from an article on the progress of agriculture. Do you think the author refers to the LSD culture in the sixties? As in Timothy Leary's "turn on, tune in, drop out"? The time frame is the 60s. ...
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time to make new friends, which word can I use to qualify it [on hold]

Please what is the word I can use to say "time to make new friends". Please help out
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What does “strident note” mean? [on hold]

so I'm translating an RPG book from English to Brazilian Portuguese and stumbled upon (for the first time) with the expression "strident note". I'm not familiar with it, and although I can sort of ...
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Hi! Is this correct grammar: [on hold]

“How would you like to earn more money?” It’s like someone giving a business proposition. Thanks for your help.
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Pronunciation of the /s/ letter in English language

I have a question about pronunciation Of /s/ sound after ‘th’ sound like these situations With /S/eventy-five Or With /S/ilver to make things simple since I’m not a native speaker Provide a word ...
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What is the difference between shame and shamefulness? [on hold]

Is there a difference between shame and shamefulness?
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Reported questions

In reported questions, there is a simple rule of changing the order of the sentence into a non question order. like "what's the dinner" changes to "she asked me what the dinner was". However, ...
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How would you say “es muy psicólogo”? [on hold]

Good afternoon! In Spanish, some people tend to say: "fulanito es muy psicólogo". How would you say in English that a person is "muy psicólogo o psicóloga"? Thank you very much in advance.
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In blur's no distance left to run

"When you coming down think of me here" What's the meaning of "coming down"? It's like plunge/fall??
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Can multiple adjectives in between and/or can refer to noun at the end

On this format: the <adjective> and/or <adjective> <noun> => Does the stands for both adjectives? or should I use the right before both adjectives? => Does both adjectives ...
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What does it mean by the phrase “not my story to tell”

I recently heard the phrase in the season 3 of Blindspot series. One of the characters used this phrase: Well, if i knew it, i'd swear that i'd tell you, but it's not my story to tell, so, sorry. ...
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Which one of these sentences is correct? [on hold]

Which one of these sentences is correct? A Mazda driving past me down the road, splashed my jeans with water from the puddle. A Mazda drove past me down the road, splashing my jeans with ...
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“I'm looking forward to digging into the books!” Can this phrase be used with stuff that isn't food? [on hold]

Does this seem like a correct sentence to you? Can you actually "dig into" something that isn't related to food? Thanks in advance!
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Past participle of stand

I'm new to this community, I hope the question fits this somewhat. Say we have a sentence: The tree which stands in the garden is beautiful. Now using participle construction this becomes: The ...
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Synonym of Dream Interpreter

Is there any single word synonym from "Dream Interpreter" or the person who tells the meaning of the dream?
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all english, informal words [on hold]

What are the meanings of the words- wanna,gonna,gotta and kinda? Try to give meanings to some other informal words also.
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Based upon / judging by / according to usage

Which one from these are mostly usable? For example the sentence: Judging by his reaction, he didn't want to talk about that incident. When should I use "Based upon" or "according to" - are they ...
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Is it natural to end a sentence with “I think/believe”?

It is normal to say: I believe/think that X is more important than Y. But is it normal and more importantly correct to phrase the sentence like this: X is more important than Y I believe/think....
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Does this mean that it was the lowest price in the last eleven years?

Does this mean that it was the lowest price in eleven years or is it an idiom? But then the oil price dropped, and by early 2016 it had slumped to an eleven-year low.
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Use of would be/was/is in hypothetical contexts

When making hypothetical statements such as: If you wanted a loan for your startup, all you'd need to do was/would be/is get in touch with a local bank. Here which word choice is most suitable among ...
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Can you help me understand the second sentence?

I didn't exactly understand the meaning of the second sentence. Nigeria pays for the vast majority of its imports – from food to textiles – in dollars. It’s not alone in this: almost every ...
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word to describe someone who is criticising people for how they act when they act the same way

I need help to find a word to describe someone who is criticising other people for how they act when they act the same way. E.G. Canadian-Australian: “I hate Canadian-Australians, How they come to ...

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