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I came across a sentence on the VOA special English. The announcer read that "Education is very important to gaining a standing in Chinese society." My question is why it used "gaining" not "gain"?
 The structure is . . . very important to something, where something is a noun or a noun equivalent,, ie here, a gerund.
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Can someone please tell me if the text below is grammatically correct? I've also written this text in equations. Have I covered all aspects of a hypothesis paragraph? "It is hypothesized that on average infrastructural development will be ...
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Since it is under snag work and liability period, these expenses would not be invoiced to the client
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eg Since it is within the liability period, these expenses should not be invoiced to the client.
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CliveWhat is 'snag work'?
In construction, a snag list is a list of defects that must be remedied before the job is considered complete. Snag work is the work of fixing these problems.
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Does "system" here mean "a complex of methods or rules governing behavior"? Context: Thomas Jefferson:"Christianity is the most perverted system that ever shone on man."
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Does "perverted" here mean "characterized by wickedness or immorality"?
 NL888Does "perverted" here mean "characterized by wickedness or immorality"?
It can mean that, but here it means distorted or corrupted or changed from right to wrong, or turned from the right way, which is how the word perverted was used in ...
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