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    ...in which babies signal their consumer choices

    The last chapter, which literalizes this sense perhaps a little too much, depicts a futuristic New York, in which babies signal their consumer choices with handsets and audiences are manipulated by selected enthusiasts known as “parrots.”...
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    As a result, more Americans will be infected and die than would have otherwise.

    Sample sentences: As a result, more Americans will be infected and die than would have otherwise. https://www.bakersfield.com/opinion/community-voices-slightly-better-late-than-never/article_8aaf8a16-75fa-11ea-963e-1b94997601ff.html Questions: Personally, I would add ‘been the case’ after...
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    anger that huge salaries and bonuses were paid out for failure.

    One thing that still grates, however. Even as Mr Fankhauser explained how management had worked tirelessly, it did not sooth her anger that huge salaries and bonuses were paid out for failure. "They should have been paid on results," she said. "That's just the way it should have been."...
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    both how bad the infections are or what the kind of rates

    I think we’re in a tough period on social distancing, but we have to do it for the next while, until we sort out both how bad the infections are or what the kind of rates of infections are across the country...
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    There's a dog aiding you on your investigation.

    I made up these sentences and gave my understanding as follows. Please correct it if they are wrong. 1) There's a dog to aid you on your investigation. (1a) The investigation has not started, and the sentence tells us a dog is to aid you. (1b) Whenever your investigation is on, a dog aids you...
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    It was 7 o'clock. Tom should be having a meeting.

    Hello, I made up two sentences and gave my own understanding as below. I’d appreciated it if you could point out any mistakes I’ve made. 1) It was 7 o'clock. Tom should be having a meeting. Tom wasn’t having a meeting at 7 o’clock, but he was going to have a meeting soon. 2) It was 7 o'clock...
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    Scots trapped in hotel by coronavirus are flown home

    Headline: Scots trapped in hotel by coronavirus are flown home https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-51713552 In this article, it says: A group of 10 Scots who had been confined to their hotel in Tenerife since last week because of coronavirus have been flown back to the UK. So ‘are flown’ in...
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    well-being of (the) American people

    1. In reality, our country's billionaires and corporations have stepped up to provide solutions that ensure the protection and well-being of American people. https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/coronavirus-outbreak-america-helen-raleigh 2. The coronavirus pandemic has created a threat to the health...
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    It might be US army who brought...

    “When did patient zero begin in US? How many people are infected? What are the names of the hospitals? It might be US army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan. Be transparent! Make public your data! US owe us an explanation!” Zhao tweeted in English...
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    having evolved into a broader protest against alleged police brutality

    1. The bill was eventually withdrawn, but the demonstrations continued, having evolved into a broader protest against alleged police brutality, and the way Hong Kong is administered by Beijing. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-50465337 Regarding the underlined part, does it mean that...
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    The suspect has been detained and was taken to hospital with injuries.

    1)The suspect has been detained and was taken to hospital with injuries. 2)The suspect with injuries has been detained and was taken to hospital. Hi. I wonder if there are any differences between sentence 1 and 2, with ‘with injuries’ placed at different positions.
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    the use of punctuation: You always knew Barbara was going places; she was different.

    Regarding the use of punctuation: 1)You always knew Barbara was going places; she was different. https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/go-places After places, it is a semicolon. 2)You always knew Barbara was going places, she was different. In a printed version of Collins...
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    by this time or by that time

    When Sinclair was 10 years old, his father moved the family from Baltimore to New York City. By this time, Sinclair had already begun to develop a keen intellect and was a voracious reader, consuming the works of Shakespeare and Percy Bysshe Shelley at every waking moment. Link...
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    we regard it as being among her more noteworthy efforts.

    1. Though her latest story is not equal to her best and best-known one (first published in 1864), we regard it as being among her more noteworthy efforts. link 2. The fast-expanding developing economies of India and China, where coal remains a major fuel source for more than two billion people...
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    We hear something in Greg's statement there of Iran's rhetoric when they use the word

    We hear something in Greg's statement there of Iran's rhetoric when they use the word terrorism. The U.S. uses the word terrorism about Iran. Iran is happy to turn that back and say, you say we're the terrorists. We say you're the terrorists. And here's a reality that the U.S. has to consider as...
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