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Hello, could anyone tell me how do I use "hence" in sentence? Thanks
 
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By this time next week he may/might have left for Washington. I found this sentence in a grammar book. Is it correct? Can't we this sentence with 'by this time next week I may leave for Washington'?? It's really confusing. Please help.
 
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With regard to my English knowledge, I have been fairly intensively studying English for over two and a half years without any major breaks. The culmination of my endeavours was the CPE certificate which I have successfully obtained. One piece of advice I can give you is to pay scrupulous attention to every single letter of words you come across. Every time you will not be sure, just consult a dictionary. I personally got into the habit of looking up words every time I feel the need to do so. Another piece of general advice is to read as much as possible. Could you please correct this paragraph? Thanks a lot in advance.
By Marold  
 
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Which are correct: 1-They build houses too small for us to live in. 2-They build too small houses for us to live in, 3-They build houses too small. 4-They build too small houses 5-These are too-small houses. 6-These are houses too small. Gratefully, Navi....
 
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I am unsure whether the the word "male" in the phrase, "dominating male influence," should be hyphenated with the adj. to read as: "dominating-male influence," or the noun to read as: "dominating male-influence." I am inclined to think the adj., but "dominating-male" just sounds odd, whereas "male-influence," not so much. Can someone please clarify?
 
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Hi, I have been doing this by "gut feeling", which is not the best way to do grammar. I am trying to locate the rule for this, but I cannot find it. One writes: "Prudence will require that he cease all work." One does not write: ""Prudence will require that he ** ceases ** all work." Please help me find a rule-based explanation. Thank you! Sam
 
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The farmer's way of life can be contrasted __ that of the factory worker. a) to b) with Answer is (b). Please tell me why we can't use 'contrasted to'. Do we always use 'with' with contrast. please give some examples related to difference between 'contrast to' and 'contrast with'.
 
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Where would he have hidden the keys? Does it mean what do you think where did he hide the keys?
 
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have you got a ticket yet?
 
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My writing abilites have always been hindered greatly because I don't have a very good understanding of English Grammar nor punctuation. One aspect that I never could understand was when (or where) to indent for a new paragraph in writing. As I always understood it, you indent when there is a change in the thought (or the direction of the thought?). However, it seems too subjective a thing. Sometimes it seems too subjective a determination that something else is being talked about. Are there some simple indicators in the writing that I miss when I write that would let me know to indent? Is indentation subjective? Is indentation flexible or rigid? Sorry if I'm not as clear as I could be. Thanks for any help given.
 
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If i were to leave my job, i would wait until the company found a replacement for me. How would you rewrite this sentence? If I left my job, I would wait until the company found a replacement for me. If I had left jmy ob, I would have waited until the company found a replacement for me. In case of leaving my job, I will wait until the company find a replacement for me.
 
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Hello people.I am posing a very dubious query to you (dubious from my point of view) because it is related to how to improve the use of english.I have started learning english for about 2 years, and since then i have been listening and reading a lot but it seems that i cannot get the full extent out of my skills. i do always search new terms and look them up in the dictionary but sometimes i forget a lot of them and that is excruciatingly frustrating:( Could you please advocate me into undertaking something that is going to have long-standing effects?And there, exists also another aspect of my problem,of this plight i am constantly dealing with,and that is represented by the following: why cannot i speak fluently and every time i endeavour to do so i get lacuna and gaps between sentences:( I would really appreciate your help .Thank you.
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could someone kindly clarify that the following sentence uses the past participle as a completed event in the past AND a continuous ongoing event, "The pictures are now displayed in the gallery".
 
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How to make a question from the following: Iodine deficiency has contributed to the devastating effects of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster . Should it be: - What has iodine deficiency contributed to? or - Where has iodine deficiency contributed to? I'm just soooo confused(
 
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Jack: My train card isn't on the table. May Alex have taken it with him? What do you think? James: yes, I think Alex may have taken it with him. Is my entire conversation correct? I am trying to use 'may have' in a question? Please check properly. Thank you.
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Is this sentence properly constructed? I don't know if I understand it 'Point to that'? How would you construct it? What can you point to that won you the game tonight? [Press conference question to sports coach] Is 'in' correct? No good in trying to score. [Commentator say this after a shot is missed.] Is 'in' correct? Thanks in advance
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A lot of people in NY city bike for a living, as a delivery guy. Biking is rewarding, stimulating and it is different everyday. It is the best job you can have in that ____. Which word fits? a) Regard b) Respect Since the speaker enumerate more than one reason, should he have said 'in those regards' or ' in those respects' or can you only say 'in that regard' and 'in that respect'? Thanks in advance
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What is the comparative form of ’go well with’? This sauce goes well with fish. What is the comparative form of 'to be well off'? He is well off. He's the richest of the 3 of us.
 
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What do we call a person who is rectifying other English ?
 
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Hello teachers,  Please tell me... How many ways are there in English to ask about the price/cost of something?  I'm aware of two ways: 1) How much does it cost? 2) How much does it go for? Here's another, but I'm not sure if this is a correct English.  3) What's the cost of... ? Thank you. 
 
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I was wondering if you could tell me about this : table`s leg or the leg of table , do both sound right according to English grammar? can we use `S for inanimate things. Thanks.
 
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Can I use “it” instead of “doing so”? It’s an example: I’ve tried to explain all those things to them. I hope I’ve succeeded in doing so somewhat./I hope I’ve succeeded in it somewhat. Should I use the second version of the second sentence?
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is people plural or singular
 
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What is the diffirent between younger and youngest
 
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I often have a headaches and stomach aches. How would you say this naturally? If it's not my head that hurts, it's my stomach. I am so unlucky. If my head doesn't hurts, it's my stomach that hurts. I am so unlucky. When my head doesn't hurt, my stomach hurts. I am so unlucky. Thanks for your help
 
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