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    "It was an ambulance that took an injured dog to a vet."

    "It was an ambulance that took an injured dog to a vet." Or : "It was the ambulance that took the injured dog to the vet." Are both sentences, grammatically spoken, correct? Which sentence is preferable? Or does it depend on the situation?
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    "All/both of the two boys/Neither/Neither of the two boys hate hamburgers."

    "All/both of the two boys/Neither/Neither of the two boys hate hamburgers." Which one is correct?
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    "For the times or the falling," (Promo BBC program "CLICK")

    My understanding of spoken English isn't that bad, but every time I listen to the "promo" of the BBC program "CLICK", I fail to understand what the presenter of that program says at the end of that promo. To my ears it sounds like "For the times or the falling, please log on to our website...
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    Why you went home early?

    "Why you went home early?" Or should it always be "Why did you go home early?"
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    I don't think I can/could finish this pie myself.

    "I don't think I can/could finish this pie myself." Both can/could are correct?
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    Since last year, we have had to live in this house.

    "Since last year, we have had to live in this house." Or is it "Since last year, we have/had to live in this house."?
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    "I knew him for three years."

    "I knew him for 3 years." Is this incorrect and does it have to be "I have known him for 3 years"?
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    I felt caught between "a" and "b"

    In "I felt caught between "a" and "b", the word "caught" is an adjective or a past participle? And does it mean you cannot choose between a and b? Are there more examples of two irregular verbs (to feel and to catch) next to each other in a sentence?
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    a smaller size and body weight....

    "A smaller size and body weight means they can move easier." Which adjective modifies "weight" : is it "smaller" or "body"?
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    After tomorrow I'll be away for a while...

    Are these two sentences correct : "After tomorrow I'll be away for a while, because I'm going to Spain. I'll visit you when I'm back."
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    smoothes pronunciation

    How to pronounce "smoothes" : does it come with an "uh" sound after "smooth"?
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    There are many markets that you can buy vegetables.

    "There are many markets that you can buy vegetables." Is "that" correct, or should it be : "There are many markets where/in which you can buy vegetables." ?
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    must have been/have done : question tags?

    "She must have been there early, didn't she?" "You have done a lot of work, didn't you?" Are the question tags "didn't she?" and "didn't you?" correct?
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    "The performers that we saw at the festival were terrific."

    "The performers that we saw at the festival were terrific." Is this an adjective clause ("that we saw at the festival") with necessary information, because we have to identify which performers were terrific? Or do we have to write it with commas " "The performers, that we saw at the...
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    The most rewarding thing about helping them is learning ...

    "The most rewarding thing about helping them is learning from their years of experience." There are three words ending with "-ing". Are they all gerunds?
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