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    [Grammar] Modern...features have enabled the area of ... rac*quets to be increased/ to increase

    1. Modern design features have enabled the area of the “sweet spot” on tennis rac*quets to be increased almost 300 percent. 2. Modern design features have enabled the area of the “sweet spot” on tennis rac*quets to increase almost 300 percent. Which one is grammatical? ( I think 2 )
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    [Grammar] The same conditions must have selected for sticking together as a positive...

    "The same conditions must have selected for sticking together as a positive survival trait among our ancestors." I wonder if this sentence is grammatical. I actually think we don't need 'for' in this sentence.
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    [Grammar] Having started crawling recently, she can. .. -> As she started /has started crawing

    Having started crawling recently, she can. .. -> As she started /has started crawing 1. Having started crawling recently, she can explore a doorknob, a window molding, the dog's tail and a bright plastic toy. 2. As she started crawling recently, she can explore a doorknob, a window molding...
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    [Grammar] He's too/ so old to drink.

    1. He is too old to drink. 2. He is so old to drink. I wonder if sentence 2 is grammatical.
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    [Grammar] Not being rich/ Not rich he finished his education.

    1. Not being rich he finished his education. 2. Not rich he finished his education. Does sentence 2 sound okay?
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    [Grammar] You look tired/to be tired.

    1. You look tired. 2. You look to be tired. I wonder if sentence 2 is grammatical.
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    [Grammar] It is certain/sure that....// I'm sure/ certain that....

    1. It is certain that he will succeed. 2. I'm certain that he will succeed. 3. It is sure that he will succeed. 4. I'm sure that he will succeed. I think sentence 3 is not grammatical and sounds awkward?
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    [Grammar] Do you think I should continue to skate/ skating ?

    1. Do you think I should continue to skate? 2. Do you think I should continue skating ? Are there any differences in meaning between the two sentences?
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    [Grammar] She is too young to smoke. - Does 'to smoke' modify 'too' or 'young'?

    "She is too young to smoke" I wonder whether to infinitive here modifies 'too' or not.
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    [Grammar] As much as my luck had changed when i arrived in London.

    "As much as my luck had changed when i arrived in London." I don't get the red phrase. Is 'as much as' a modifier or a conjunction?
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    [General] ..about your most memorable event on/during last summer vacation.

    1. Write a short essay about your most memorable event during last summer vacation. 2. Write a short essay about your most memorable event on last summer vacation. Which one sounds better to native speakers?
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    [Grammar] In which/ Which direction was the shore?

    1. In which direction was the shore? 2. Which direction was the shore? How are they different in meaning?
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    [Grammar] All I had to do was use / to use beef and anchovies instead of chicken.

    1. All I had to do was to use beef and anchovies instead of chicken. 2. All I did was use use beef and anchovies instead of chicken. 3. All I had to do was use beef and anchovies instead of chicken. 1 and 2 are correct and I wonder whether 'to' can be omitted like sentence 2.
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    [Grammar] much more gitrls / many more girls

    1. There are much more girls. 2. There are many more girls. 3. We have much less people. 4. We have many less people. Please let ms know which ones are grammatical.
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    [Grammar] You can't trust all of them -> Is it partial negation or complete negation?

    "You can't trust all of them" Is this sentence a partial negation or a complete negation?
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