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Our politicians have been pandering again. This demotivates the voters. - Entire first sentence as antecedent When we take the bolded sentence away from its antecedent, where does that leave it ...

I have learned that the correct form is "I work at night". Recently, I saw a movie and one of the characters mentioned "I work nights", Is there any difference between them? Or which one is correct?

In short sentences like these : "What to say and what not to" or "what to say and what to not" and "What to buy and what to not" which one is correct?

I am in the last year of my school and was thinking upon improving my vocabulary so as to build confidence and move out from school with a strong grip on the language . Also good vocabulary would ...

It follows two sisters— one is devoted to her faith, the other breaks the community's strict rules. What would we class this type of clause ? (one is this, the other is this) What part is the main ...

1) Can we use ‘any time’ instead of ‘any day’ in the below example? "Have you seen this any day before?" Can you please tell me what the difference is between ‘any time’ and ‘any day’? 2) Answer ...

I have a question on preposition ‘to’. When we use verb after ‘to’ we use either infinitives or verb in ing format but my question is: will the word ‘to’ be a preposition in both the case? also, ...

i have gone through few documents in google about ‘having+verb3’ and came to know below thing. ‘Having done’ —> can be said as ‘After doing’ Having finished our work, we went home. We could also say ...

"The old jive broad split" It's a part of what Bill Withers says at the beginning of "Ain't no sunshine". It's a part of the story behind this song. But it lacks everything. I have absolutely no ...

How do I say that I find a person or place so good or you love it so much that you think it gives you feeling of closeness to it? Or what? E.g I like my friend's mother so much, it's like motherly ...

Hold on, I am not asking the difference between when to use "the", "a", or "an". My question is, when to use the. For example: Do not cross in front of bus; or Do not cross in front of the ...

My first language is Spanish and I learned English mostly by reading/writing in academics and professional context but few listening and speaking practice. I got a job abroad and after 2 months I ...

I have gone through some documents in google about past perfect continuous tense and came to know below things. The past perfect continuous tense (also known as the past perfect progressive tense) ...

As you know the "h"s in the words "him", "his", "he", "her" and "hers", if there is a consonant before them, can be dropped. For example the "h" in the sentence "Why does he like you so much?" can be ...

What's the literal meaning of ‘ass’ in expressions like ‘lard-ass’, ‘hard-ass’, ‘smart-ass’,… etc.? Does ass here in such expressions mean donkey or butt?

Which of below is American and which is British English when you want someone to explain themselves? What do you have to say for yourself? What have you got to say for yourself?

Can native speakers of American English please help? What does "school lunch" mean in American English? Is it ambiguous between a lunch provided by a school and a lunch prepared at home like a bag ...

As far as I know, in American English, we can see singular team names as either plural or singular. So, "Golden State are the best team in the NBA" and "Golden State is the best team in the NBA" are ...

When you pronounce the phrase 'pick it up' as a native speaker, is there any word in it that need to be pronounce higher in pitch with more stress? This is how I pronounce it in American English. I'm ...

I have two tutorials by Cook and by Cameron. Cameron suggests that these two groups are pronounced differently: e.g. in "drop" the tongue is perfectly flat, but in "jaw" it goes up by 1/8 of an inch. ...

I know the above sentence is not grammatically correct.I feel the sentence should be like: If I had not gone to the party, I would not have met my friend who came there. If I did not go to the ...

I want to know which of the sentences below is used? I'm not talking about grammar, I'm talking about slang or daily talking with your friends or families. When did you wake up? (which is ...

Hi I am not speaking English originally but I'm trying to learn it, I need tips to improve English listening Please help

Are they possible if I use it in past events? Which are British English and which are American English E.g. They have just/already/never eaten 2 biscuits 2 minutes ago. They had just/already/never ...

What do you call someone who is an aggressive guy who is always making some kind of trouble which usually leads to a fight? Such a guy tends to turn a small issue into a fight. I found two terms and I ...

I had a situation of being asked to bring the lastest mail that I got. But then I wanted to ask how old it can be to be accepted. So I tried to think how I can ask my wonder. Here is the my thought. ...

Am I correct in thinking that having + past participle conveys the flowing meaning? Pharse: Tomorrow, having finished the game, I will go home. Means: Tomorrow, after finishing the game, I ...

I was told something and now I want to get a more detailed explanation of what the person just said (or wrote). For example, the person wrote to me: The key difference between the two definitions ...

Which one is correct in American English? 1) To prepare for something? 2) To get prepared for something? Besides this, there are a lot of similar things that I am not sure about (such as to ...

I found the following phrase in a book I was reading: I will personally send agents to your house to remove your kneecaps in the dead of night. I am confused about the meaning of remove your ...

I have heard usage of "been" other that in perfect continuous tense. like when we are talking about past, could we say that "I been given some work"? is the above sentence correct? if not why? but, ...

I have read this verb in newspapers many times where it is used mostly as synonym of restart and it is collocates with relationship.For example if a couple break up and then if they become couple ...

As you know in American English if the "d" or "t" is between two vowels in a word or if it is at the end of a word after a vowel and before a word that starts with a vowel, it is pronounced as a flap ...

I am like 99% sure that Americans do what I said in the title, but I wanted ask you anyway. My question is: When a word ends with /rd/ after a vowel and when the next word starts with a vowel, also in ...

He never cared for sleeping, not when there were people he could talk to. In the sentence, after comma, "not when" is to me quite unusual. Would you give me a comment and the other usage?

I’ll tell you when I’m 100% confirm what to study Or: I’ll tell you when I'm 100% confirmed what to study Which one is correct?

In SMS messages: You took long mate Abit too much What does “you took long mate” “abit too much” mean?

Lets suppose you (Martin) park your car somewhere and leave it there. When you come back, out of the blue, you see a big scratch on your car’s surface. You have your friend with you who you stand on ...

I'm referring to this: At first, I thought they could be called bangs. But according to Google it's only the head above the forehead: a fringe of hair cut straight across the forehead. So ...

I am getting a bit to confuse while considering whether it is causality verb? I need some help/tips to detect it easily as well any similar topic like causality verb which resembles to it.

There are lots of questions on this forum concerning song lyrics, but mine is related to English also. 1980's song China in your Hand has the line- It was a theme she had on a scheme he had Question:...

In American English, can we say either of these sentences interchangeably? The sound of what is this? This is the sound of what? Context: Imagine I heard a sound at home which sounds like it ...

Is the following correct: I am aware of what I did. Or, is it supposed to be: I am aware of what I've done. Can someone explain?

I don't know if I'm supposed to write an intro before the question since I'm new here lol I'd like to know if it's correct to use just followed by the simple past, e.g.: I just watched the first ...

I heard this phrase from a TV show. We thought you bought it up there. The background is that Mike who is injured in an accident and come back to his friends, one of them said "we thought you ...

Can anyone explain the meaning of "Is it now" to me? I googled this phrase, but I couldn't find the answer out...I heard this from a TV show: Maggie: Mail's here, telephone bill, letter from your ...

It wasn't so much that I wanted my sisters to be envious. It was more that I wanted to celebrate my new privileges to come and go, to wander through shops without my sister's supervision. What does ...

How do you call your aunt's or uncle's daughter and son respectively in English? Are they just called 'cousin'? or do you call them 'sister' or 'brother'? (Not about how I call them to their face ...

I am used to hearing the positive version of "got" when it is used for meaning "have". For example, I mean we can say "I got a car.", "He got three children.", "I got no money." etc. But I am not ...

I asked a question on a forum, and somebody (let's say his name is Bob) answered it (but not completely solve the problem). Based on this answer, I have the problem solved. I want to write the answer ...

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