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    [Grammar] What is (it) important for you to do?

    https://www.manutd.com/en/news/detail/raphael-varane-says-he-wanted-to-learn-english-to-be-close-to-the-man-utd-fans It's important for me to speak English. 1 - Is it important for you to speak English? 2 - What is it important for you to do? 3 - What is important for you to do? Are sentences...
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    [Vocabulary] Going to many different places in the same neighborhood.

    What's the word for when you set up going to many places in the same neighborhood with somebody else for fun? A journey? A trip?
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    [General] An amazing seven weeks.

    https://www.songfacts.com/facts/the-chordettes/mr-sandman "Mr. Sandman" was written by song-writer Pat Ballard and first recorded by The Chordettes. It became the first hit for them, staying at #1 for an amazing seven weeks in 1954 and launching their career. The Chordettes eventually went on...
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    [General] What is/was the strangest thing you've ever seen?

    What is the strangest thing you've ever seen? What was the strangest thing you've ever seen? Are both of the questions above right? What about the answer? Is or was?
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    [Idiom] Not that I know (of).

    https://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/not-that-i-know-of - Did he call earlier? - Not that I know of. Is it ever grammatical to say Not that I know (dropping the of) when answering any question?
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    [General] Last year $6.35 billion worth of video- and computer games were sold at retail.

    https://www.newsweek.com/sims-family-values-142293 How do I read this number $6.35 billion?
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    [Vocabulary] It "caught up" with her.

    Emma Raducanu says the "whole experience" of her run to the Wimbledon fourth round "caught up" with her but she is "feeling better" after Monday's mid-match retirement. https://www.bbc.com/sport/tennis/57737252 What does "caught up with" mean in this sentence, and why is caught up between...
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    [Vocabulary] Wear/Use hand sanitizer.

    Is it right to say both "Wear hand sanitizer" and "Use hand sanitizer"? Do they have exactly the same meaning?
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    [Vocabulary] Nothing so needs refroming as other people's habits.

    Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits, funny quote by Mark Twain. I'm not familiar with the position of the word so in the sentence above. Does it mean the same as Nothing needs so much reforming as other people's habits?
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    [Grammar] If something would've happened to him.

    I don't know what I would've done if something would've happened to him. Netflix, Virgin River, third season, episode 4. Is the if clause right? I would've said "if something had happened to him".
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    [Idiom] I didn't get around to it.

    https://dictionary.cambridge.org/pt/dicionario/ingles/get-around-to-sth I intended to tidy the flat at the weekend, but I didn't get round to it. When I use the idiom "not to get around to something" is it implicit that I didn't do it because I didn't have time?
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    [General] The miracle.

    Jennifer is a disabled woman who moves in a wheelchair. She could walk until she was 27 when she went hiking. She slipped over a wet rock, fell down on her back and hurt her spine. She became paralytic, paralyzed from waist down. On the morning of July 4th, 2019, as soon as she got up, she saw...
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    [Grammar] I turned on the water faucet so that the water flowed smoothly.

    https://www.chegg.com/homework-help/questions-and-answers/turn-water-faucet-water-flows-smoothly-observe-cross-sectional-area-water-stream-decreases-q9102089 1 - I turned on the water faucet so that the water flowed smoothly. 2 - I turned on the water faucet so that the water would flow...
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    [General] I'll go wherever the children want to.

    https://books.google.com.br/books?id=C9C3S81J36YC&pg=PA246&lpg=PA246&dq=%22go+wherever+the+wind+takes+it%22&source=bl&ots=_aXWSfWRLj&sig=ACfU3U0aoOohF9QEd9lOfU-qKOLj_ECkYg&hl=pt-BR&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwis272Kq9bpAhVTA9QKHSs2ABYQ6AEwC3oECAYQAg#v=onepage&q=%22go%20wherever%20the%20wind%20takes%20it%22&f...
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    [Vocabulary] We are completing two months of online classes.

    We are completing two months of online classes (said by a non-native speaker). If I'm not mistaken, complete is not the right verb to use in the sentence above. Is there a verb that can substitute it? Would I have to rephrase the whole sentence?
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