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    these tinker are on the menu

    Hello, What's the meaning of the word "tinker" in the following sentence? Does it have an irregular plural form? The Young Man and the Sea by Great Source
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    These are the parents of the new generation, which, by simple inheritance, possesses

    Well, the noun before "of" is considered to be in accordance with the verb! The parents of Dave are good and educated. In the original post, "these" is preceded before "of" but the verb is singular not plural.
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    These are the parents of the new generation, which, by simple inheritance, possesses

    Hello, My understanding of the following sentence tells me that the verb "possess" refers to the pronoun "these". Thus, the verb should be in its plural form, possess, to be in accordance with the plural pronoun, however, the vice versa is shown is the below sentence. Why? + Silent Spring by...
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    its atmosphere expanding into space in a kind of stellar gale

    Doesn't my version sound fine to you?
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    its atmosphere expanding into space in a kind of stellar gale

    So why doesn't the text uses the future tense in this part [ its visible surface so far from its interior that the gravity at its surface grows feeble]?
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    Scheduled Forum Maintenance This Weekend

    It was a wise decision to migrate from VB to Xenforo (y)
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    its atmosphere expanding into space in a kind of stellar gale

    Hello, I feel that the bold part of the following sentence is not complete. I really see no reason to use an ing form in this clause. what do you think? The original: My version: Source: Cosmos
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    his arrival in England and debriefing by MI6

    Hello I am wondering if the following sentence is correct, as the author has not used a passive construction for the verb "debrief". The original sentence: "Blake sat with Rodin on the bench and described his arrival in England and debriefing by MI6." My Version: "Blake sat with Rodin on...
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    [General] the ocean recedes leaving little pools

    Hello I have problem with the grammatical rules applied to the following sentence. Hence, I first provide you with my own version and then I ask my questions. The original text My version: I cannot understand the necessity of the second "leaving" after comma! I even think that it is...
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    [Grammar] until she was flailing through or until she flailed through

    Hello I am wondering why the verb coming after "until" is in the past progressive form! You may reason that it is because of the continuity of the action but if so, would you give me another example that the verb coming after "until" is in the past progressive mode? The Reader by Traci Chee
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    [Grammar] being economical versus past tense

    Hello Before getting through my question, I would like to apologize for not knowing the name of such structures in grammar. The problem is that I don't know when to be economical with English and when to use the past tense. I have intuitionally found that if "and" gets removed after a comma...
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    [Grammar] to have someone done something

    Hello I am aware that there is structure in English named "causative structure" in which the doer is not the subject of the sentence. The causative structure forms like this " have someone do something", but in the following sentence, it seems that there's someone else promoting the social...
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    as they picked it up in the lead encounter for an insurmountable 14-1 lead

    Hello I cannot understand the red part. would you please help me with the part, especially with the meaning of "picking it up"? Team Europe win fourth consecutive Laver Cup
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    while I scrambled through the overgrowth

    Hello, What does "Scrambling through the overgrowth" mean in the following sentence? Endangered By Eliot Schrefer
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    [General] the Court barred any victim of race discrimination by the police

    Hello, what does the following sentence mean? Does it mean that victims were not allowed to claim race discrimination by the police? "In other words, the Court barred any victim of race discrimination by the police from even alleging a claim of racial bias under the Fourth Amendment." The New...
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