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Repeating the subject in a sentence

Which one sounds better? 1.A: I eat bread and drink coffee in the morning. 1.B: I eat bread and I drink coffee in the morning. Are both 1.A and 1.B correct? 2.A: I eat bread in the ...
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What is the terminology of an argument by gradually getting rid of other possibilities?

In a game show, a player has to guess the answer from a quiz of 4 options. He manages to find the answer by considering the first option, then argues that it is not the case. Then he does the same for ...
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Neither/nor in a sentence [on hold]

Which sentence is right (or better)? Stacy is neither in the classroom nor in the library. Stacy is in neither the classroom nor the library.
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“singing and dancing” is singular or plural? [duplicate]

Singing and dancing is fun! Singing and dancing are fun! Please tell me which expression is correct.
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Supermarket parts

What do we call those part or section that we put products in Supermarkets? I just find shelf and rack. but I think shelf is the small part of the big section. What do we call those? I marked them as ...
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’s apostrophe usage in “RNA’s” [duplicate]

The following is a test of mba entrance Why is there a 's after RNA in number 2 ? PS: the number 2 should change to RNA's direct according to the answer sheet.
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After the new semester begins/have began?

I'm sending an email to my tutor but I'm not sure the sentence I wanna send is correct or not "can I talk to you after the new semester have began/began/begins? Or I even thought about beginning lol, ...
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Words to call a gun?

How would someone who goes hunting/shooting a lot describe a gun? (in UK, not USA) Any casual terms that non-hunters would not know, e.g. would they refer to the make - as in I've just bought a new "...
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Is this sentence with past perfect continuous grammatically correct? [on hold]

Ajay , replying affirmatively , said she could surely as he had been having a problem in solving that sum which was very difficult. Is the sentence above grammatically correct? If it is, please can ...
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What are the rules on which words use -able or -ible suffix?

I've tried Googling it but can't find an explanation. For example, the word 'commendable' vs the word 'forcible'. I assume this is the same rule for the usage of -ably vs -ibly, for instance '...
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What is the saying for when “early adaptors (first timers) always takes the hit” which is opposite of “early bird catches the worm”

While we say "early bird catches the worm" which means whoever arrives first has the best chance of success; some opportunities are only available to the first competitors. On the opposite end, what ...
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Since 'few' is used for countable nouns and 'less' is for uncountable nouns

Since 'few' is used for countable things and 'Less' is for uncountable things then why do we say; I have less than 2 days/months/years. ? Yes, time is an uncountable concept but we sure can count ...
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conduct instead of execute

Can I use "conduct" instead of "execute" at below sentence. Or are there any better alternatives for execute? SQL injection vulnerabilities in in Joomla allow remote attackers to execute ...
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Having as a possesion [migrated]

Can we use Having as possession 1) i am having a car 2) i am having 2 brother
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Does selected mean “it's chosen” or “chosen from”?

I entered a contest on Gurushots, and was glad when I got the right level to win. That level is called an "All-star". Then I went back and re-read the rules of the contest, now I'm not sure about ...
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a written expression test in mba entrance i don't understand

Following is a test of MBA entrance. The answer sheet says number 1 has to be changed but why?
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subside vs dissipate

I am wondering what is the difference between these two words? I often hear: the fear dissipates the pain subsides But what's the real difference? Also, where can I look for the subtle, or not so ...
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should do vs must do

The other day, to me great surprise I've learnt from an English native speaker that one must avoid using must in sentences and use should instead which did strike me as odd indeed because I do ...
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How to name arrival time, departure time, other timestamps together?

I am a software developer and I have an obsession with clear naming. In software, I am developing we have a data structure for delivery note with business-specific time fields (...
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Verbless Clause

Can anyone verify for me if this is a valid verbless clause? My editor is questioning the lack of a verb (this is for social media copy and would be followed by a URL) but I think it's valid. This ...
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What does “channel disagreement” mean in this context?

I am watching Startup Funding Explained on Youtube. he spoke the word channel disagreement at 41 second. I looked up both the words "channel" and "disagreement." I am still not sure. could someone ...
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Calling with “shop!”

In a scene in a film when a man entering in an police office hits the table calling bell and says "Shop!". What does "shop" mean?
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Is 'coin' a non-count noun?

I noticed that in banks' publications, they speak of notes and coin (rather than coins). So, is coin a non-count noun, like fruit and fish? We'd say, "Do you have any fruit/fish in your fridge?" (...
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How do i ask this question about trains? [duplicate]

The answer should be 'This is the 7th train to Delhi'. How can I properly ask this question ? The keyword in the answer is '7th'.
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What's the best adjective for a person who can endure an extreme pain? [duplicate]

I'm trying to write about a person, but I can't think of an adjective to describe his character. Is there a good adjective to describe a person who can endure an extreme pain?
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is this correct grammar to use in the body of letter? [on hold]

We have been collected few more quotations from America and china
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Is it “make” or “makes” in this sentence?

Many clauses and phrases make the noun known to the listener by telling the listener which person or thing we are talking about. Can you give me the book on the table. Did you read the book ...
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Why is the article omitted before “climate change”?

In the book "Advanced Grammar in Use" there is a sentence: We will talk about climate change in a later part of the course. Q1: Why is the article completely omitted in front of "climate change"? ...
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Is this the correct use of commas? [on hold]

I am writing to register my interest in your advertised position, for an “ Assistant Accountant.” I am very interested in this opportunity with Sunrise Corporation and believe that my education, and ...
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What does “paid by you” mean?

I'm getting a job of teaching kids. They emailed me and I can't understand the meaning of paid by you in the below sentence. • you have (or will do) a mandatory Vulnerable Service Sector Police ...
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Join in on an activity

I was listening to my teacher and got confused when she said "I tried to join in on an activity about kids" . What does ON function in that sentence ?
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Is there a word for “Supercomponent”, similar to “Subcomponent”, but in the other direction?

So say you have a car, which is composed of some seats, which are composed of some fabric You could say that the Seats are a subcomponent of the Car and the Fabric is a subcomponent of the Seat But ...
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Word to mean the most probable option but still unlikely

I'm trying to describe a way to a goal that is more likely to succeed than any other ways, but definitely still uncertain. One word is optimal, but a few is fine too if the former doesn't exist. ...
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Why are there vague terms in science and mathematics? [on hold]

In the sciences and in mathematics there are a great number of words and terms in use that do not, in any literal sense, describe the concept they are meant to describe. Let's explore the use of "...
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Why does XLAT mean 'translate'? [duplicate]

It is said that XLAT is an abbr of translate. But I don't understand how come it ends up like that? There is no site on internet would explain it but they're all agree that XLAT is shorten of ...
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Is there a single word for “fly spinning through the air”?

Juggling clubs spin when sent into the air by the performer. A dagger thrown by a pirate spins blade-over-handle as it travels through the air. Is there a single word that describes this kind of ...
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Is “school” a preposition in “The School day never goes too slowly”? [migrated]

Is School a preposition in this sentence?: The School day never goes too slowly. If it is not what part of speech is it?
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clarification of the definition of “Pangaea”

I found these definitions online: Pangaea is a hypothetical supercontinent that included all current land masses, believed to have been in existence before the continents broke apart during the ...
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A word like “anachronism” but for word meanings instead of time

I’m trying to find a word that has roughly the same meaning as “anachronism”, but rather than incongruous time periods, it’s the word meanings which don’t line up/don’t make sense with each other. ...
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How to reword this without using additional nouns?

This sentence doesn't feel correct. There were a lot of photos that I didn't know who they were. But I'm not sure how to reword it without changing its structure. I could use additional nouns, ...
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Back to do VS back to doing

Is it incorrect to say "Coach is back to do what he does best" or should it be "Coach is back to doing what he does best"?
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Movie masterpiece or masterpiece of a movie?

I can't quite comprehend the phrase "I recommend you this masterpiece of a movie". Is it correct? Or should it say "I recommend you this movie masterpiece?"
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Usage of word factitious

Can I use the word factitious when expressing a false art? I wanna write the following: "Don't force factitious art. Sometimes poetry isn't enough to express feelings and music failes to convey ...
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What is the difference between could do and got to do something?

Could I replace got to do for could do in the following sentence? Because he had all this land we could just drive, so we got to do all these things that none of our friends ever got to do.
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Not a decade, but a term for a 9 year span

Thanks for the help in advance; first time posting here. I'm curious what the most appropriate single word is to describe a 9 year time span, or a 9 year anniversary. A search on Google didn't turn ...
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Can a start be anticlimactic?

Anticlimactic is often used to refer to a disappointing ending to an exciting series of events. So, (not being a native speaker) I cannot decide whether it sounds natural to use the word at the start ...
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Difference between: I need some help (to) do something/I need some help doing something

I would like to know the difference in meaning between the following two sentences: I need some help to do something. I need some help doing something. Here are a couple of more specific example ...
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Change the voice of the given sentence [on hold]

"How can this crime be committed"? Change the voice of this sentence Also, what is the object here? Is it "committed"? Any help would be appreciated.
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Word for something that is the last thing that shows that something existed

What word do I use when I want to say that something is the last thing that shows that something existed? Exact Scenario: There is a rod that extends from an electric pole, that was once there for ...
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Hundreds of times higher?

Is it correct to use the expression "hundreds of times higher" when the difference is 3.08 - 3.85 times higher? This is coming from Twitter, someone said that there was an increase of "hundreds of ...

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