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"won't rely on" or "won't be relying on" [closed]

You won't rely on the odds of getting lucky. or You won't be relying on your odds of getting lucky. They both seem to work, but I'm not sure, maybe both of them are wrong.
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Usage of helping verb and modal together [closed]

The benefits we have had and can have from space explorations depend upon various factors. Is there something wrong with the aforementioned sentence? If yes, then please advise the correct syntax.
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Verb agreement while using singular they [duplicate]

I am on a pseudonymous online platform and wish to post the following comment referring to another user: He provides no proof to back up their arguments and mocks anyone who tries to have a civil ...
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Using “including” vs. “and include”

I came across this sentence: The benefits of exercise are vast, including improved cardiovascular health.... I can tell something’s off here — I believe it should be either The benefits of exercise ...
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Is this infinitive a noun or an adverb?

In the following sentences... Watch me whip. You make me feel special. The word "whip" and the phrase "feel special" are infinitives without "to." However, I'm not ...
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Looking for a word to describe a person who only did something nice to brag about it to others [duplicate]

A person who does a nice thing to help someone out only to let everyone know that they did it..like they almost brag about helping that person out What is a good word to describe that person?
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In a line graph report, can the verb “to wave” be used as a synonym of “to oscillate”? [closed]

Is this sentence right? The prices wave from 30 to 60 dollars.
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Use of "issued" vs. "was issued"

I've been casually reading a number of legal texts lately, and all of them use "issued" like this: "The order issued the next day." or "The government ceased to apply that ...
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VEGETATE: ACTIVE Analogy [closed]

Which one is correct? Vegetate: Active:: a) battle : compressed (Seems to have no relation) b) mope : gloomy (Synonyms, we are looking for antonyms) c) produce: trivial (what is the relation in these ...
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What is the proper number formatting for a legal document from the Supreme court? [closed]

Do federally-issued legal documents in the USA require numbers spelt out, or in number form? I took a look at this site concerning Citation, Grammar and Style Guides from Loyola School of Law, but it ...
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Grammar of "very much a full-time assignment" [duplicate]

I read in a book, there is a sentence here: The product manager role is usually very much a full-time assignment. Why "very much a full-time..."? I don't understand... :(
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Are these questions are simple present? [closed]

Are these sentences is present continuous tense or not? When comes to news English is confused Putin is pbalancing the world. The world is gradually heading to the end. They are simply showing you ...
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Choose one of the following answer [closed]

the car is -------slow to reach California in time. A. so B. too C. very D. much
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When singing that's just what we do ooh ooh [closed]

Singing "that's just what we do -ooh ooh ooh -ooh (3) syllables? It's not like do ew ew (rain)¿
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How to write "a" which have a lower note [closed]

In my name 'a' have a lower note and give a short sound. I am unable to figure out how to write my name in which a have a short and a lower note sound. Please somebody help me
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the fitting out of [a trireme]: meaning [closed]

The sentence: It belongs, also, to any lavish gifts made for the common good, such as a splendid donation for the benefits of all, or the fitting out of a trireme, or the giving of a banquet to the ...
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colon usage before 'not to'

As I understand it, one of the uses of colon is where what succeeds the colon expands on or explains what precedes the colon. (1) The weight of homework from children's shoulders is then taken off: ...
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Why is “learning hard” wrong yet “studying hard” is right?

Why does saying learning hard sound so terribly wrong and unnatural, given that working hard, exercising hard, listening hard, thinking hard, and even it rains hard sound perfectly natural and get ...
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What are the relative stress order among noun, adj., verb., adv., negative word when they meet in a sentence? Is there grammar sentence stress rules

the example sentences are, "the dog ate a piece of black meat quickly. " , "Tom bought an extremally interesting book in the store for his brother." I hope get the default sentence ...
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Antonym for Nightmare [duplicate]

Recently I was discussing nightmares vs. "good dreams" and realized there isn't a decent antonym (at least that I'm aware). My question is two-fold: What is a good antonym for Nightmare? Is ...
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Use of comma and periods in lists [closed]

I have a doubt about how to write a list. Each item of the list must end with a comma or a period? Comma: Item 1, Item 2, and Item 3. Periods: Item 1. Item 2. Item 3.
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What does "crucial mistake" mean? [closed]

As far as I know crucial means something like of great importance. So when someone says "It was a crucial mistake" does it mean: It was very important for that mistake to occur (or else ...
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Difference between approximate and approximative [closed]

French is my native language and "approximative location" sounds better to my native tongue. However I'm surprised that google spell checker is correcting "approximative location" ...
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Origin of “Peace Through Superior Firepower”

(I’m not sure if this is a valid question here†, as the phrase is arguably not common enough to be classed as a fixed expression.) Is there an ascertainable origin of Peace Through Superior Firepower? ...
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sentence transformation and meaning [closed]

It was not said that the liberal man does not care about riches because he gives to the wrong person, or at the wrong time, or in the wrong manner according to some other circumstance. According to ...
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Section Name: "Technical Background" vs. "Technical Backgrounds"? [closed]

In an academic context, how to name a section about multiple background or more basic topics: "Technical Background" vs. "Technical Backgrounds"?
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Meaning of sentences begining with "such is..." [closed]

I was reading a Cambridge English book and I ran into a sentence like this: "such is our dependence on fossil fuels and such is the volume of carbon dioxide already releases into the atmosphere.....
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What is the difference between Vert/Verts and Vertex/Vertices? [closed]

What is the difference between Vert/Verts and Vertex/Vertices? Both forms seem to be used interchangeably in mathematics and computer graphics. Blender (3D software) uses Vert/Verts in it's User ...
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What's a single word for experience that is not extensive or deep?

How do we describe an experience that is not extensive or deep but is just an initial start into something? For example, I have had some ..... experience of the challenges of mobilization. Context: ...
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Modal verb and conjunction usage in a sentence [closed]

Consider the following sentence: Forgiveness should not be granted but asked for. Is this sentence grammatically correct? If not, is it possible to see the rules governing this type of sentences?
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Verbs in the simple present vs. perfect present [migrated]

Please help me and tell me, which one of these sentences should I use? Until they have prepared our room, we will wait in the hotel lobby. Until they prepare our room, we will wait in the hotel lobby....
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future present perfect [closed]

Is this sentence grammatically correct? By the time the newly-developed cars come on the scene, road infrastructures will have to have improved. Is “will have to have pp” correct?
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Julia Kristeva and her concepts of Genotext and Semiotic [closed]

I've independently understood the concepts of Semiotic and Genotext. Yet their explanation are so similar that I can't discern a difference between the two. Both are apparently "translanguage&...
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Looking for a word that describes a polished résumé

I'm looking for a word you would use to describe a résumé that is "shiny" or "polished." For instance, if somebody went to say Stanford and then worked at NASA, their résumé would ...
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Why is “one one-thousandths of a second” plural?

The other day I came across this page and found a phrase strange to me. The Britannica Dictionary a/one thousandth of a second = one one-thousandths of a second [= 1/1000 second] The plural "s&...
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"Selling products, such as fresh produce, online can promote poor people to earn money." Is it grammatical? [migrated]

Selling products, such as fresh produce, online can promote poor people to earn money. Is the above sentence grammatical? I got feedback from my teacher that I cannot use "promote sb to do sth&...
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One-syllable word/adjective for 'receives little attention' [closed]

I want to find a one-syllable adjective that means 'receives little attention' / 'receives less attention'. For example, the sentence 'Paralympics usually receives less attention than the Olympics.' ...
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"No one is easy to talk to"

Do clauses with predicates that take infinitival complements like easy or ready such as the examples in (1) combine naturally with negative subjects? Are the examples in (2) OK? (1a) John is easy to ...
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a LAN vs an LAN [duplicate]

LAN is the abbreviation for local area network. According to dictionaries, it has two variants of the pronunciation: [læn] and [ˌeleɪˈen]. Does it mean we can write both "a LAN" and "an ...
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Why is "hammock" spelled the way it is?

The word hammock comes from Spanish hamaca. type of hanging bed, 1650s, alteration of hamack, hamaca (1550s), from Spanish hamaca, from Arawakan (Haiti) word apparently meaning "fish nets" (...
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Can "due" meaning "owed" be used without "to" in AmE? e.g. "the recognition which was due her"

Encountered the following in a text I'm proofreading. ...tries to salvage the dignity due the situation My instinct is to correct this to ...tries to salvage the dignity due to the situation but ...
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What does "I'll not go a step further" actually mean in this specific context?

Maybe you know the Norwegian folk tale Doll i 'the Grass. The story features the sentence "But if you'll only say at once you'll be my wife, I'll not go a step further," said Boots to Doll ...
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Why is "the" not required in the phrase "Select call type"? [duplicate]

Why is "the" not required in the phrase "Select call type"? Why not "Select the call type"? Context - app interfaces:
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"Lecture notes in" or "Lecture notes on"

I have seen both options used interchangeably, is there a reason why? Example with on: https://www.springer.com/series/15362 Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies ...
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Gerunds or adjective clauses [migrated]

Can someone explain this to me? I am confused by these gerund or adjective clauses. Lionel messi attending the party. Dolphins jumping at marineland in California. Mafia selling drugs. Bertrand ...
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Is "head data" a true alternative to "header data"?

Our software uses the term "head data" for which I think should be called "header data". If I look up the German translation "Kopfdaten" on Leo, I only get "header ...
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Does "attempt" in past-tense imply failure? [migrated]

I read the following in a technical manual: Three consecutive start attempts are permitted without cooldown. After the third start attempt, the starter motor must cool down for at least 60 minutes. ...
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What is the meaning of "paying in buttons"?

From Vagina Obscura: An Anatomical Voyage by Rachel E. Gross: As a child, Miriam dreamed of becoming a doctor like her father, Dr. Friedman, who had practiced medicine in Chedrin, Latvia. 'A real ...
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"I'll have take contact you two about the details later" [closed]

"I'll have take contact you two about the details later" I read this sentence in a manga and I was baffled as to what kind of grammatical function have is playing here. Is it an aspectual ...
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Beginner Question About "proceed to" [migrated]

I saw an English sentence that says:"The driver change frustrated Almirola, who proceeded to leave the track before the race ended.". I don't understand Why we need "proceed to" in ...
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