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19 votes
9 answers
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Why is "at least" unnatural here? "It won't take at least 15 minutes to walk there."

10 votes
5 answers
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Is "Whom did you give the book?" ungrammatical?

9 votes
6 answers
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the idiomatic use of "no more than" and "no less than"

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1 answer
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How have the "in + [adjective]" type expressions, such as "in general", "in common" and "in private", come into use?

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3 answers
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What is the meaning of: "When I was in New York, I had visited the Statue of Liberty"?

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3 answers
358 views

Can relative clauses be combined with adverbial clauses other than if-clauses?

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1 answer
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How would you say "a car manufactured by Toyota"?

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6 answers
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Usage of "to" in "I've got some slides to talk to"

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2 answers
332 views

Is this subjunctive?

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1 answer
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the role of "for" in "for all the tropical heat of the room itself"

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1 answer
345 views

Is a past tense protasis necessarily hypothetical when followed by an apodosis with "would have"?

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0 answers
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Doesn't Swan's example sentence violate adjunct island constraint?

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2 answers
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Why does the suffix “able” sometimes have the meaning of obligation in words such as payable or answerable?

2 votes
3 answers
26k views

The difference between "have been able to" and "was able to"

2 votes
1 answer
281 views

the difference between "must have + (past participle)" and "should have + (past participle)"

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2 answers
117 views

If you feel very comfortable to use a pen when you write something with it, that pen has______

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3 answers
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What do "the more" and "the less" modify in "The more our knowledge of things is certain and particular, the less it is possible for us to feign"?

2 votes
1 answer
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Is "When I lived in Berlin, I had seen the movie three times" grammatical?

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3 answers
767 views

When is the object of a verb the subject of the gerund in structure "subject + verb + object + preposition + gerund"?

2 votes
2 answers
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Why is a singular verb "is" used after "One-third of the population" while a plural verb "live" is used after "70 percent of the population"? [duplicate]

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2 answers
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The meaning of "Did you hear anything about his getting married?"

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1 answer
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Can "If he was hungry, he would eat something" be interpreted as an open conditions in the past?

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Can I say "No other mountains in Europe are higher than Mont Blanc"?

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Why does "He is as rich as any in our town" mean "He is one of the richest people in our town"?

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2 answers
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The phrase "be opposed to something" has the same meaning of "oppose something". How can it be possible?

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2 answers
276 views

Under what kind of conditions is a past time adjunct allowed for in experiential perfects?

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3 answers
239 views

"the universe" and "a universe"

1 vote
1 answer
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Difference between "the train" and "his train"

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2 answers
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the meaning of "they should not look nearly as different as they do"

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1 answer
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What's the meaning of "what have you got?" in 1953 film "the wild one"?