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    the usage of "inhabit"

    Hi all, technically, i've understood that "inhabit" means "to live in a place". But i have some trouble understanding the following examples with this approach. 1) The Irish actor has been offered the opportunity to inhabit the role originally occupied by Arnold Schwarzenegger -> live in the...
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    Please edit my poorly-written one paragraph

    Hi all, I'm a student who really wants to improve my writing skill. I've written the following paragraph without any help of dictionary and googling. Woud you edit the paragraph if you think there are any word or sentence which is, simply, not English? Please polish up the following paragraph...
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    [Grammar] had there been no spill

    Hi, The following is a part of a NYTimes article. ... They asked for grocery money, from $150 a month to hundreds of dollars, to make up for the fish they would have pulled from the gulf waters had there been no spill. Few offered any substantiation for the claim, though one person brought...
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    when do you use "hours upon hours"

    when do you use the phrase "hours upon hours"? i can't find the exact meaning of the phrase, and got stuck when reading the following phase. ----- Lee could have simply walked off the stage and started what will surely be hours upon hours of media interviews and photo ops, but instead he...
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    she's quite taken with you

    what does it mean?
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    There goes the phone, again

    What does the following sentence mean? => There goes the phone, again Thanks,
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    uage of the word "would"

    Hi, Please read the following paragraph, first, extracted from NEWSWEEK. ... At the accident site, a crane was lifting the remains of a car so crumpled it was hard to tell what it had been. But Christos recognized a hubcap, barley attached, and collapsed onto the pavement. Later, two...
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    beginning sentences with prepositions.

    Swine flu outbreak poses medical, and political, risks We don't know yet how bad this outbreak of swine flu is going to get. At worst, it could turn into a full-fledged pandemic. At best, the outbreak could burn out in the USA with a domestic tally not much larger than the 200 mostly mild cases...
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    I wish i would have taken .. vs. I wish i had taken..

    Dear my virtual english helpers, a) I wish I would have taken a chance earlier. b) I wish I had have taken a chance earlier. Would you explain the difference between above two sentences? Thanks in advance.
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    has been training -> has trained ??

    Following is the introduction of a person. ... He has taught at high schools, colleges, and private language schools, all age groups and levels. He has been training teachers for 5 years, and has presented teaching workshops. Is there anyone who can explain the difference if "has been...
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    had been trying to vs were trying to

    Hi all, Following is the article extracted from antropological text book. -------- We. all know waht culture is. Or do we? Can you define culture? If you can't, don't worry. You're in good company. For the entire history of anthropology, a continual project has been to try to come up with...
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    were trying vs. have been trying

    Hi all, Following is the article extracted from antropological text book. -------- We. all know waht culture is. Or do we? Can you define culture? If you can't, don't worry. You're in good company. For the entire history of anthropology, a continual project has been to try to come up with...
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    IF + would ??

    1. discount the likelihood that a new motif starts in a given position if this motif would overlap with a previously learned one. 2. discount the likelihood that a new motif starts in a given position if this motif overlaps with a previously learned one. Hi, my on-line ESL teachers! Please...
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    have being ???

    1) Would Muhammad have being arrested today? 2) Let P(b|a,t) denote the probability of a residue a having being substitued by a residue b over an edge length t. 3) Jumping songs that have being already played Hi, Could you help me to understand above sentences? I'd like to know when i can...
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    won't be receiving?

    hi, my awesome English teachers, I watched a movie some days ago. A: Are you serious? B: Yes, I'm sorry but you won't be receiving the money. My question is why 'won't be receiving' was used rather than just "won't receive". Would you explain in terms of "feeling"? I mean I'd just like to how...
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