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    [Grammar] Sam finished the work which I will do.

    If the subordinate clause is an adjective clause, it may be in any tense as is required by the sense: 1) Sam finished the work which I do. 2) Sam finished the work which I did. 3) Sam finished the work which I will do. Here the sense of the present tense and the future tense of adjective...
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    [Grammar] usage of "that" in indirect speech

    In indirect speech it is more common for the reporting clause to come first. When the reporting clause is first, we don’t put a comma between the reporting clause and the reported clause. She told me they had left her without any money. NOT: She told me, they had left her without any money...
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    [Grammar] The woman whom John saw on the subway was very pretty.

    The woman whom John saw on the subway was very pretty. Here, the relative pronoun “whom” is followed by the proper noun “John”. But here is my question: the relative pronoun(whom) is followed by the proper noun(John). Is it a passive voice? If it is passive then it's active voice: the proper...
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    [Grammar] Usage of articles a,an and the

    No article is used before a noun used in phrases as: to leave home, to send word, to catch fire, etc etc. Examples: He sent me word to see him. He left home. Here is my question: why do not these phrases take articles like 1. He sent me a/the word to see him. 2. He left a/the home.
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    [General] Investment on shares, loans and advances.

    I have seen sentence phrases like "investment on shares, loans and advances" here is my question, investment on only shares or for all I mean it(investment on) includes loans and advances also?!! Context: Capital expenditure refers to the expenditure incurred on the acquisition of assets such...
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    [Grammar] why we need dummy subjects and its usage?

    1. There is a book on the table -- existential clause 2. A book is on the table -- basic version 3. A book is there -- (there= on the table, adverb of place) An existential clause is a clause that refers to the existence or presence of something. If something exists in some place then we use...
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    [Grammar] anticipatory 'it', dummy 'it' and preparatory 'it'

    ANTICIPATORY 'IT,' DUMMY 'IT' AND PREPARATORY 'IT' are these same in sentence structure? and could you give some examples these to understand?
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    [Grammar] Are these independent clauses?

    1. This is the women whose little boy is ill. 2. The women whose little boy is ill. Here is my question. In the first, is "this is the woman" independent clause with subject and verb? and in the second, is (2) sentence has complete meaning I mean is it a independent clause? Do these sentences...
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    [Grammar] Can we use a pronoun in the place of Attributive adjective?

    Predicate adjectives Example: The sea is blue. Attributive adjectives Example: The blue sea. Attributive adjectives are adjectives that describe a characteristic (or attribute) of the noun or pronoun that they modify. Here is my doubt. Predicate adjectives Example: It is blue. Attributive...
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    How could we say it is a "object" by the definition?

    The Object is a noun or a pronoun that receives an action in a sentence. There are three types namely Diect object,Indirect object and Object of a preposition. Both direct object and indierct obect receives the action in a sentence. But I have a doubt in "object of a preposition". If there is...
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    [Grammar] Are these sentences same?

    1.Whom did you laugh at? 2.At whom did you laugh? In first, "at" stands end of the sentence and in second,"at" with prepostion. Are these sentences same?
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    [Grammar] Subordinator or not?

    Sentence: We will look at how this is used. My question is here, 1. Is a word "how" subordinator in this sentence? If not, then what is it? 2. We will look at and this is used, are these two independent clauses? 3. Are these independent clauses connected by a word "how"?
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    [Grammar] Is "this is" a main clause?

    "This is because they have already gone home". In this sentence "because they have already gone home" is a dependent clause. Genarally, a subordinate clause normally follows the main clause. Here is my question. Is "this is" a main clause?
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    [Grammar] “in which,to which” are these subordinate conjunctions?

    1.This is the bag in which I put my sandwich. 2.I shall return the money to the person to which it belongs. "to which it belongs" and "in which I put my sandwich" are these subordinate/dependent clauses? and "in which,to which" are these subordinate conjunctions?
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    [Grammar] Can we use "there is" a main clause? and independent clause starts with a word "then"

    Can we use "there is" a main clause? and independent clause starts with a word "then" 1."This is because they have already gone home". In this sentence "because they have already gone home" is an dependent clause of independent clause "this is". Here my doubt is "this is" main clause? 2."We...
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