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Questions about writing style in English

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You can replace the preposition to with before, which means "in front of" according to Oxford Dictionary. The sentence will be: The executive director presented her final recommendations on fundra …
answered Mar 17 '12 by Irene
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I've always thought of the phrase being it is like a dream that has come true, whereupon that has is omitted to allow for the past participle come to be treated like an adjective.
answered Nov 7 '11 by Irene
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Newspaper headlines try to say as much as possible with the fewest words possible. As for the specific example you cite, the original headline can be read in two ways: Diplomats working in Iran (not …
answered Dec 3 '11 by Irene