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    Let me know about the mistakes please if any

    I can't get grammar in these sentences below. The sentences are form a native English speakers forum board. A: It's so the can charge government depts extra for the "new language" What does "so the can charge" suppose to mean? Hiberno-English is quite different from what they speak over in...
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    phrasal verbs

    Dear teachers why wouldn't you use a lot of phrasal verbs in your answers. Like If we are to kick around this matter let me say this.. I wanna put in this sentence as an example.. etc. I know many of them belong to informal English but does it matter. How to understand or to talk to native...
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    traffic or vehicles?

    I wonder which could be correct. I'd like to live apart from increasing volume of traffic that passes under my window every day. I'd like to live apart from increasing volume of vehicles that passes under my window every day. Thanks
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    Which of these senteces are correct ones?

    Please let me know which of these sentences are correct? 1.I'd really appreciate it if you tell me whether something wrong with this paragraph or not. 2. I'd really appreciate it if you would tell me whether something's wrong with this paragraph or not? 3. I'd really appreciate it if you told...
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    So do I

    In a thread, I saw these two sentences A: This takes time and effort. B: So does responding to our members' posts! Is "responding to our members' posts" the subject here? So do I. So did he. etc In addition, I have never seen this inversion used in a future tense. Like "So he will". Could it...
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    tried/was trying

    Dear members I'd like to be thought why to use the past continuous in the sentence below I was trying to change a light bulb that had burnt out. Does it mean the speaker wanted to emphasise that the action took some time. Is it possible to use the simple past instead of the continuous in the...
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    need pay, need to pay

    /A learner/ That tells me how much attention I need pay to any further submissions from you. Do we need "need to pay" in the sentence instead of "need pay"? I reckon so. :?:
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    he is in paris or he has begun his trip?

    Look at what I have found in a book Present Perfect 3. Gone and Been Look at the difference between these two sentences: He's been in Paris. (=He is now at home again.) He's gone to Paris. (=He is in Paris now.) He's been means 'he has finished his trip'. He's gone means 'he has begun his...
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    simple or not?

    Hi Verb to be. The present simple. 1. I am a male. Am ~ the present simple of the verb to be. 2. Where are you? I am at a shop. Am ~ ? What is "am" in the sentence "I am at a shop at the moment." (now) Could it be said that it is the simple present of the verb to be? Isn't it the present...
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    is/does

    Would someone explain which cases do we use these two sentences in? (If both of them are correct ones.) 1. What is it like? 2. What does it like? Thanks
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    how to access to them?

    I am at a company I work for. In the lobby, I meet my subordinate employee, who is followed by two guests. I wasn't informed about the visit. I want to approach and ask who the two gentlemen are. How to access them? Me: Excuse me gentlemen. Me: (to my worker) Would you please introduce the...
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    Do you think?/I am.

    Last night, in an American movie, I've heard this A> Do you think all those things are connected. B> I am. Does he want to say At this moment, I am thinking that way.
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    What do you call this in English?

    I'd like that someone let me know what are these a few lines which carry information about the poster in the up right corner of every post, called in English? _____________________________________________________________________________________Join date: oct.2004...
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    it or _

    Are both sentences below correct ones or an empty subject "it" and a coma are missed in #1? 1. Whether or not the verb is a past subjunctive is irrelevant. 2. It is irrelevant whether or not the verb is a past subjunctive. Thanks
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    may have done

    I understand He may do this. He might have done this. What I don't understand is combination He may have done this. How "may" can be used with the perfect infinitive? What could be the difference in meaning between He may have done this. and He might have done this. Thanks
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