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present perfect and present perf continuous

Hello friends I want to ask a quesiton which really confuses me . Our teacher says that ' present perf.' is used when the 'action' has been completed and present perfect cont is used when the action ...
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Meaning of “bruised Trump”

I have read in the news recently the expression"bruised Trump". Can you paraphrase it for me
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Semicolon to separate a command and a clause?

Would separating a verb used in the imperative (ex. remember, behold, be careful) followed by a clause using a semicolon be correct? For example, in the case of Diogenes and his plucked chicken, would ...
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How to write something that is happening now in past tense?

I'm writing a story and this is the first line that i came up with and immediately ran into trouble. Which one is correct and why? Help me out :( Erratic. Chaotic. Hysteric. That's what everything is ...
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“As long as” in Present and Future Unreal Conditional

I would like to ask if the sentence below is grammatically correct: As long as you didn't present a source of your information, your statement would stay only your personal opinion. Thank you ...
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What are interesting and evocative words for (disgusting) throat sounds?

Here is my passage for example: “Now I can hear him through the walls hucking and sniffing, expectorating and blowing all kinds of things in a grotesque, unconscious, unhealthy sounding manner.” Like ...
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Is there a difference between using “over” or “across” to cross a river?

We had to use the bridge to go _______ the river. What should be the preposition: over or across? People are divided in their opinion. Some say over, while others say across. Some even say that it ...
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Please help me! [on hold]

What is the different between championship, tournament,competition,race and match? ‌ help me please i have an exam tomorrow
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Using hyphens to connect words to the same meaning (conjunction?)

I had a debate at work, over which thing would be considered the most correct way of writing the following (English): "The company offers engineering, retail and architectural services" or "The ...
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Word for excited, non-sexual heavy breathing

I'm trying to describe a person taking deep excited breaths at seeing something they want with great desire. Panting doesn't really fit because it's too fast and doesn't convey the wanting sensation. ...
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Using “won't” in a “when” sentence

I'm confused about the use of "won't" in a "when" sentence, I've seen many sentences like: What to do When Your Dog Won't Eat is that right? or should it be: What to do When Your Dog doesn't ...
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“An emphasis has been put” vs. “An emphasis had been put”

If I wanted to say that something received a particular emphasis, for example during some kind of research, I would write that "a special emphasis had been put on...", because that research had ...
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Is the phrase: “degenerated into subjectivity”, a valid one?

I have never seen this phrase before. I can't find any search results for it on Google, I searched for: "degenerated into subjectivity", thus my question. I want to use the phrase in the following ...
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scoffing his granola

In this Passage what is the meaning of "scoffing his granola" sentence: He’s a terrible time keeper. We go on and on at the kids about time keeping but the Head’s late for everything. The assembly ...
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Words to describe a person that values merit and achievemnt

Or, you could say, a proponent of meritocracy (descriptors for opponents of meritocracy also welcome, see details below). Please don't say "meritocrat", I would rather avoid that one. Nouns and ...
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'Will' or simple present: Why there is a difference in these two sentences?

Consider these two sentences from the book Grammar in Use: Alex will look after our cats while we're away next week. The new drug goes on sale in the USA next year. As you see, the authors ...
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What kind of conditional is this?

According to the answer sheet, number 1 is correct. It is like type 1 but we have past in the if-clause, not present: if + past ---> future If understood, the product life cycle will tell you how ...
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Idiom about something being very different

I need an idiom for two things being very different in amount (price) for negotiating. I’m trying to remember something along the lines of moon and ground/sky and ground, but I can’t remember the ...
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The tense can be used to present or explain

We need an answer please, about the tense that can be used to present or explain an application (App smart phone) or (system of work of any think)?
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Please help me compose an email [on hold]

One of our employee who is on leave has requested for a leave extension for another 15 days due to sickness. However, as per our management we cannot grant him leave extension due to operational ...
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What is the verb agreement for “singular subject OR singular subject THAT”?

I have the following sentence, but I'm not sure if the verb should be conjugated as do or does: ... this means moving away from a convoluted collection of Excel spreadsheets or a cumbersome ...
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The difference between '' It is … '' and '' Is does be … ''

1 John: Does the fax machine be used any more ? Mary: Yes, it does be used on occasion. 2 John: Is the fax machine used any more? Mary: Yes, it is used on occasion. . Are these different tenses ...
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What does “led by the US pressed [X]” mean?

Below is the headline of a newspaper The international community led by the US pressed Pakistan to deny safe haven to terror groups operating from its soil and bring the perpetrators of the Pulwama ...
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Is this sentence right? If he had joined our team, we would win

Is thsi sentence right? If he had joined our team, we would win.
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“Do you think that…?” vs “Do you think if…?”

Which one is correct: "Do you think that this is correct?" or "Do you think if this is correct (or not)?" and "Do you know that he is coming?" or "Do you know whether he is coming?"
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what's the meaning of ''some'' in this context?

On 19 July 1545, English and French fleets were engaged in a sea battle off the coast of southern England in the area of water called the Solent, between Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. Among the ...
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What normal parentheses can be used in a sentence to add more message or information to the main subject?

Sometimes we may say "Who do you think can work it out” instead of "Who can work it out?" The usage of "do you think" is the parenthesis which is inserted to add more message or information to the ...
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Word usage when somebody is leaving the house

My wife is going to her one-hour-long running practise. She is standing on the entryway rag in our apartment fully equipped and ready to go. Me and my daughter are standing next to her and are waving ...
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How to technical write, “…is the first of its kind”

How can I write the following in technical terms "Hence, to the best our knowledge, the analysis provided in the following sections for .... by an ABC-node is the first of its kind."
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Is this sentence right? (Sentence-structure, comma, and so on)

"Working at the company, I found my expertise in the accounting field was improved all the time and at the same time, I began to realize that besides the solid accounting knowledge, I need to have a ...
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What the point of joke from SpongeBob SquarePants about newspaper?

I practise at recognizing spoken English and use for that this cartoon too. And I don't understand what insulting in this joke from season 1 episode 8: Hey Patrick I heard there was a job opening ...
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What kind of clause is this?

As soon as I arrived I made an attempt to find my host, but the two or three people of whom I asked his whereabouts stared at me in such an amazed way, and denied so vehemently any knowledge of his ...
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Slang“put your guns on”

Would you like to tell me what does this slang mean?"put your guns on"anyone gets it?
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Which should be used: “in” or “with”?

Which term ("with" or "in"? Or either one?) should be used in the following sentence: "I do a course (in/with) the open university."
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To + [verb] is to + [verb] - what does it mean?

The sentence goes: "To see the damage is to understand the deliberateness of the attack." Does it mean the damage is such that the attack must be deliberate?
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Help on my essay [on hold]

I would like help on my essay: Nowadays, science technology has been rapidly advancing, so a lot of things have been found out thanks to that. On the other hand, it is often pointed out that some of ...
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What does “The dimmer the light the greater the scandal” mean?

I saw this in a list of quotes, but can't figure out what it means, or find where it comes from. I've searched extensively on google, but no joy. I assume it's not very common?
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Would you place an implant “in” or “on” your jawbone?

In the sentence, "The doctor will place the implant on your jawbone" would you use "on" or "in"?
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I've forgotten a word: something like “Persona effect”?

I learned a word a while back, and I just tried to recall it today and use it after like... 10+ years. It's escaped me now. The meaning of the word or effect or disorder, to the best of my memory, ...
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Latin to English [on hold]

Reading "Translation" by Brian Friel. From the previous text in the play, I feel I know what this means, but just to confirm. "Esne Fatigata”
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Two oatmeal pies a day keep the doctor away?

Is it "two oatmeal pies a day keep the doctor away" or "two oatmeal pies a day keeps the doctor away"?
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Punctuation in dialogue for word that is spoken in fragments

Do you break it up with: Dash? "That's stu-pid." Ellipsis? "That's stu...pid." Em-dash? "That's stu—pid."
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“Up to the Capital”?

During my five years at university studying English and German. I was taught from the outset that one travelled ' up to ' the Capital, regardless of which direction you may be travelling from, south, ...
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to + present tense use

Is it correct to write: "Our family is dedicated to perfecting the art of pizza cooking" Instead of the canonical: "Our family is dedicated to perfect the art of pizza cooking" I think I read the ...
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implied subject within a noun clause

I recently came across a sentence in an academic text that was similar in structure to "I eat what is considered healthy." I interpreted the grammar as "what is considered healthy" being a noun clause....
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Should Groups Co-ordinator have an apostrophe?

This is a title of a person with responsibility for providing support to leaders of groups of individuals. Should it have an apostrophe?
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More than one - singular or plural

"When more than one threads are executed". Is this correct? How should it have been phrased?
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Rewriting a positive sentence with the addition of a negative adverb/conjunction, etc

when rewriting positive sentences with the addition of a negative adverbs/conjunction, etc, would we have to change the sentence into a positive or negative sentence?
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Verb tense for discussing both an historical author and their writings

Is there a general rule of thumb for how to use verb tenses when doing, for example, a literature review for how an idea is treated across history? For example, I'm proof-reading a paper for a friend,...
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Is “What can I help with?” proper English? [duplicate]

"What can I help with?" Part of our team is claiming it is not proper english and another part is claiming its the correct way for us to say it. For context this is in reference to working on a ...

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