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    Apart from the overtime pay, he is also

    I don't know whether I should use "also" when I use "Apart from". (a) Apart from the overtime pay, he is (also) given meal allowance. (b) Apart from participating in the regional tournament, he is (also) shortlisted for the national games. I feel that "also" can be left out because of the...
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    [Grammar] That hall was once used for

    If I change the word "used" and replace it with "initially", does the meaning change? (a) That hall was once used for holding general meetings. (b) That hall was initially used for holding general meetings.
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    [Grammar] whose cat is missing

    I think it's not necessary to put commas in this original sentence but I am not sure: - Her aunt whose cat is missing has not been able to sleep.
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    [Vocabulary] Wallace has made good progress in....

    I've seen the words "good progress" used. It seems weird to put good + progress. I've read words like "deafening silence". The combination looks good. However, "good progress" just doesn't sound right.
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    [Grammar] he did not....partly because

    In this original sentence, can I leave out the comma (after "it")? If not, why? (a) He did not believe the news when he heard it, partly because the competition was fierce. (b) He did not believe the news when he heard it partly because the competition was fierce.
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    [Grammar] in admiration

    - I gazed at her in admiration. (souce: ADMIRATION (noun) definition and synonyms | Macmillan Dictionary) Instead of "in", can "with" be used? - I gazed at her with admiration.
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    [Grammar] resulted in the young child falling

    Are (a) and (b) correct, or only one of them? (a) The helper's negligence resulted in the young child falling from the chair. (b) The helper's negligence resulted in the young child's fall from the chair.
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    [Grammar] is travelling around the world

    (a) Cooper's dream is to travel around the world. (b) Cooper's dream is travelling around the world. Are (a) and (b) both correct?
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    [Grammar] without his teacher knowing

    Is it correct to use "knowing" in (a)? (a) He signed up for the competition without his teacher knowing. Does (b) have the same meaning as (a)? (b) He signed up for the competition without his teacher's knowledge. If (a) and (b) are correct but different, what is the difference?
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    [Grammar] did not let

    I feel that this original sentence (b) is better than (a) but I am not sure. Seems like I should use "had finished" instead of simple past "finished". Strictly speaking, are both acceptable? Why? (a) He did not let the workers leave until they finished the work. (b) He did not let the workers...
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    [Grammar] Saddened, Leo was not selected

    In (a), I'm trying to say that Leo was saddened that he was not selected for the program, using the adjective "saddened" to start the sentence. However, it sounded weird. (a) Saddened, Leo was not selected for the program. (This original sentence sounds weird to me) - if (a) is wrong to...
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    [Grammar] two-thirds of the pancake were

    I think I should use "were" instead of "was" - Shocked that two-thirds of the huge cake were eaten by Lizzy, I ...... (a) Since I can count a cake, so I should use "were" for "two-thirds of the huge cake". Is this right? (b) If I say "two-thirds of the clean water", then I should use "was"?
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    [Grammar] suffered a heart attack

    When is it necessary to use "from"? Is there any difference? (a) He suffered several heart attacks. (b) He suffered from several heart attacks. (a1) He suffered some kind of allergies. (a2) He suffered from some kind of allergies.
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    [Grammar] noticed the volunteers listen

    - He noticed several participants take (or taking) notes" I think “taking" sounds better, but is "take" wrong? I thought "noticed" is a verb of perception, so both "take" and "taking" are acceptable.
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    [Grammar] my experience in conflicting with

    Can I phrase a sentence in this manner, using the word "conflicting"? - During this lesson, I will be sharing with you my experience in conflicting with others. (Is this the right use of "conflicting"? I want to share my experience of resolving conflicts with others)
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