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    past and present confusion

    Dear teachers, I have been reading a book. There is a part where the writer was talking about his child-hood’s life. But some of the tenses in one of the paragraph as below confused me: The life of Malays in Kelatan was normal; there was entertainment and social mixing. I have gone with...
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    Allowed or not allowed?

    Dear teachers, I am confused with below sentences: "They accepted no responsibility for the carnage that was taking place and they refused to allow the British troops still in India to keep order or protect people." If we say "someone refuse to do something = someone doesn't want to do...
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    one exaple being?

    Dear Teachers, Could you please explain why the below sentence use "being" there instead of "was"? I tried to google "one example being " but couldn't find any sentence with that structure. However, Sparta's victory was only temporary, and Athens went on to produce philosophers such as...
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    wanting?

    Dear teacher, I have several questions regarding the word "wanting" in below sentence, hope you can help: "The poll of over 5,000 women for Grazia Magazine found just 1 in 50 was happy with her body, with woman wanting to lose weight and average of about 9kg." Q1: Why wanting here? Is it...
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    Some reason or some reasons?

    Dear teachers, When I first saw the phrase "some reason" I thought "reason" here is as a uncountable noun but when I look at it into the dictionary there is a phrase under countable noun as "for some reason" which the "reason" without "s". When I goggled these two phrases. Both have been used...
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    [Grammar] Accompanying cassette?

    Dear teacher, I have seen below sentence in Oxford dictionary: "Each pack contains a book and accompanying cassette." Question: 1. Why 'accompany" is in ~ing form here? 2. Is it a ~ing clause? If it is; shouldn't it without "and"? as when I looked through grammar books there aren't any...
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    [Grammar] to be looking?

    Dear teacher, I saw this sentence somewhere on an internet. " Before we give any criticism, it might be a good idea to check our state of mind and ask ourseloves if we are ready to see the good rather than to be looking for something in the person we are about to judge. My question is the...
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