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Is it common usage to sign off or end a show with the present perfect tense?

I recently watched stand up comedian Ali Wong's Netflix special, Baby Cobra, and she ended her set by saying, "Alright, I've been Ali Wong, thank you!" I've never encountered the present perfect ...
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Preparation of exam or preparation for exam. Which is correct? [duplicate]

Preparation of exam or preparation for exam. Which is correct?
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Is there a <thing> and a <another thing>? Or Are there a <thing> and a <another thing>? [duplicate]

E.g.: Is there a company car and hotel? or Are there a company car and hotel?
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“they can really drew you in” [on hold]

So on the pro side, they're very visible, they're very attractive, they're eye-catching, and they can really drew you in as a potential buyer and prospect. What I mean by that is the meaning of "they ...
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Problems with perfect tenses [migrated]

I have some problems with Present Perfect tenses. I often see in movies or in books where 2 characters are talking about situation that take place right now. When they see the result, instead of using ...
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Verb tense: grammar question

It is given at the beginning of a task Selina has been on language stay in England for ten days. Her mother is ringing her from home. Unfortunately, some pieces of the conversation have been lost. ...
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Trying to impress with cleanliness [on hold]

Why does a person try to impress people with being so clean or constantly talking about uncleanliness?
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Which one is correct ?? Weighs or Weights? [on hold]

Which one of these two senteces are grammatically correct ? Each bag weighs 5 kg. or Each bag weights 5 kg.
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Common name for words like duplicate, triplicate, quadruplicate etc

I have a list of words that I can sort by name. The list might also contain duplicates, triplicates, quadruplicates etc. The list can also be sorted in such a way that such repetitions show up on time....
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Word choice (ability, possibility, capability) in the context

Let's imagine the situation I've provided the piece of code to some open-source project. Now, it has a new feature and I want to present it to someone. When telling about my achievements, I'd use the ...
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Flexible change another prepositon [on hold]

Here is the sentence: " I argue with you" Most of the time I have been taught that ARGUE + WITH is the function that I have to remember. But recently I have read some books about lexicon and they ...
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Is the use of comma in this sentence correct?

I think one of the uses of the comma is to separate independent clauses, but in this sentence, a comma is put in between the preposition phrase "from..to". The punishment ranges from reducing an ...
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Is there a word where `w` can not be replaced? [migrated]

The below list of word pairs are phonetically similar - Water - vaater World - Vorld Win - Vin Worn - Vorn It seems like every W vord can be replaced by a corresponding V word. Is there a ...
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Can “Targetings” be a plural form of “Targeting” as a noun?

I understand words like "surrounding" can be "surroundings", or "binding" can be "bindings". But is it appropriate with "targeting" as a noun? Here is a recent headline - "UN chief calls for probe ...
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Alternative ways of saying “in a question”

Recently, I've reported back to my customer representative and got stuck when I needed to say that some task will be solved in some ticket. I usually play around with Language and try to diversify ...
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Chandler hates thanksgiving because when he was 9 his mouth was full of pumpkin pie and it was thanksgiving that he threw out [on hold]

phoebe takes a slice of pumpkin pie and waves it in front of chandler’s face. Phoebe says: incoming pumpkin pie. Chandler says: ok. We laughed when you did it with the stuffing but that’s not ...
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Does English “slow” relate to “slough” (swamp) [on hold]

Does English "slow" relate to "slough" (swamp) by analogy with "plow" and "plough", "bow" and "bough", "enow" and "enough"? People are slow when they walk in slough in my opinion.
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Can you give me picture examples of dark cheese with light cheese? [on hold]

What’s the difference and Is there any dark cheese to eat ?
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Correct meaning of this statement

Consider this statement. A function F may have a derivative G which exists at every point, but is discontinuous at some point. To which function does the phrase 'discontinuous at some point' refer ...
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I'm looking for a word that describes someone who sees themselves as a custodian of the land - working to do what is right rather than what is easy

I'm looking for a word that describes someone who sees themselves as a custodian of the land - working to do what is right rather than what is easy
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What does it mean that an altruistic person is disinterested? [on hold]

In various online sources, it describes altruism as: "showing a disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others" It doesn't seem to make sense to say that someone is "...
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I am looking for a reverse API tool

I'm looking for a tool for write the sound of the word (phonetic) and have all the words that have that sound. It's very usefull when people don't use the good sounds or to know what a native speaker ...
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“to go down on your knees” and “to kneel”

I was wondering if there is any substantial difference between "to go down on your knees" and "to kneel". Thank you!
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Using subclauses

Is this sentence correct? The fact that the politicians use the expressions far from scientific politics and generally accepted political approaches in any tensions causes, even if they are ...
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What's the correct grammar, “Who” or “That”? [duplicate]

She would believe anyone "who" tells her that she is... She would believe anyone "that" tells her that she is...
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How does one use a forward slash that applies applys between two interchangable phrases; as opposed to two interchangable words?

For example, 'Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment' would mean, in essence, 'Continuous Integration Development'; or 'Continuous Continuous Development'. This does not seem to amke too ...
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What are the most common english words to start a sentence?

Backstory (You can skip): I am programming a word parser that will do things like detect acronymns and abbreviations, which will commonly have periods appended to them. The goal is to determine ...
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What is the verb form of the word 'true'? [on hold]

I would like to know what is the verb form of true. For example: color(adj) - - > coloring(verb)
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expression in ted

You can see this most clearly when you take away someone's watch and you shut them into a bunker, deep underground, for a couple of months. (Laughter) People actually volunteer for this, and they ...
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What is a phrase/word to describe someone who is oblivious to the bad in people

What phrase/word would describe someone who cant see the bad in people? A phrase/word other than With rose colored glasses that would fit in the blank below. Stop looking at the world ________! Or ...
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What is an adjective relating to the concept of dialects?

I'm trying to say: the dialect__ differences between Castilian and Chilean Spanish are exciting. I thought it was dialectic, but I recently found out that dialectic meant: the art or practice ...
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Is it 'it's not suitable to play with VR' or 'it's not suitable to be played with VR'?

We were talking about a pc game and I said, so as to indicate that the game I'm talking about is not suitable for VR, 'it's not suitable to play with VR!'. Later on, I thought what if I said '......
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What do you do with a comma that would come after a dash?

One common use of em dashes is to offset parenthetical phrases. But if a comma outside the parenthetical phrase immediately follows the parenthetical, what do you do with the comma? I realize that ...
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Which one is correct ”The first thing to do is take attendance.” or ”Th first thing to do is to take attendance.”? [on hold]

all I'm learning English for the second language. I wonder about the grammatical structure in sentences below. ”The first thing to do is take attendance.” or "The first thing to do is to take ...
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Definition of “pick up”

How is "picked up" in this sentence defined? After seeing the support for the show, NBC picked up the series for thirteen episodes I think it means "acquire and begin producing [some media ...
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Which one are correct “Based on result in table 1” or “Based on the result in table 1”?

As I know I should put "a, an, and the" before the nouns, However I found in some statement write the noun without "a, an, and the for example Based on result in table 1 What is the role to do not ...
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Why is the Turkish president's surname is spelt in English as Erdogan, with g?

I recently got puzzled as to why American journalists spell the surname of the current Turkish president in articles written in English as Erdogan, with g (see, e.g., this article in New York Times). ...
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Even though she is angry, you should try _______ (talk) to her [on hold]

Even though she is angry, you should try _______ (talk) to her In the question above I need to decide whether I should use talking, the gerund-participle, or to talk, a to-infinitive. I’m confused ...
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Another word for “ikigai”

I read with interest an article by Dr. Sanjay Gupta about human longevity in Japan on the CNN website. The main focus was on a word, and as so often happens in linguistics, also a concept: Ikigai ...
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when we have to use « there has been » and « there was »? [duplicate]

I want to know the cases in which we have to use « there has been «  and the other cases when we need to use «  there was «
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What do you call the action of someone tackling a stronger person?

I was looking for a word, a verb specifically, to describe the situation or action when a weak person challenges a stronger opponent into fight, although they know they have no chance of winning. ...
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“Who” or “who've”

For the following sentence: This value represents the sum of all items ordered by customers who completed the form. Is the usage of "who" incorrect? If so, why?
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Good phrase for a company being “self-centered”

I'm looking to replace the phrase "self-centered" in the following example sentence: The board members did not care about anything but their profits. The company was polluting the environment, but ...
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1)Such a new I knew about the party. 2)Little a wonderful day was it that I decided to have a walk [on hold]

What's mean these sentences? I know it's inversion but I can't understand how do they translate
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Moving question! [duplicate]

Which sentence is grammatically correct: The Smith family has moved The Smith family have moved I would appreciate your advice.
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Little did I suspect that she would sign a new contract.(inversion) [duplicate]

Why is it inversion? We use DID after the word LITTLE. If I see another example,I'll understand .So-Not until we saw our kids with our own eyes did we believe they were really safe and sound- in that ...
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“Realized” vs “Realized that ” [duplicate]

I believe this is a syntax question. I'm sorry if this is the wrong tag. Which is correct? Through my education, volunteer work, and work experience, I have truly realized Tagore was right, service ...
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Double present perfect in a compound sentence

I have two questions concerning the use of the present perfect tense twice in a compound sentence: a. He has accused John of the crime and provided evidence for it. b. He has accused John of ...
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Semicolon and Em-dash Usage in Technical Articles

First off, I am looking more for readability takes, not necessarily hard fast grammar policing. However, utter grammar mistakes must be avoided. The last couple works I have made for publishing (in ...
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“All But” confusion [duplicate]

Today one of my friends sent me a picture of a massive plunger, captioned with "for all but the most unholy poops." He clearly meant it to mean "this plunger is/can be used for the most unholy of ...

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