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  1. Amigos4

    After Donald Trump’s victory

    Mona Ibrahim, all of your posts seem to be focused on Donald Trump. Are you studying the former president by using news articles that have been written by various journalists? It appears to me that you are trying to add your comments to these published articles and, at some point, you will turn...
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    NATO Secretary General congratulated the President-elect Donald on his election victory (Can you please help me if there are any grammatical issues )

    "And that’s although trump’s opposite opinion to NATO." What do all proper nouns begin with? :)
  3. Amigos4

    After the uphill electoral competition.

    "Thus, became the 45th president of the United States to follow Barak Obama." Can you name the 45 presidents that followed Barack Obama? I can't! ;) Try to rewrite your sentence to reflect the fact that 45 presidents did not follow Barack Obama.
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    After the uphill electoral competition.

    President Obama's first name is Barack.
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    NATO Secretary General congratulated the President-elect Donald on his election victory (Can you please help me if there are any grammatical issues )

    While we wait for your question, Mona Ibrahim, can you find the glaring mistake in your second sentence? "And that’s although trump’s opposite opinion to NATO."
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    About the '99 Bottles' song.

    I assume you are referring to the traditional reverse counting song 99 Bottles of Beer that is popular in both the United States and Canada. If so, when someone singing that song reaches the number 97 it doesn't make the verse one syllable too long for the rhythm to be maintained. Cross-posted...
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    Batter and cake mix

    While 'most people make cakes from scratch' in the UK, statistics based on the U.S. Census data and Simmons National Consumer Survey (NHCS) indicate 186.18 million Americans used dry cake mixes (not cake flour) in 2020. Source It may be a good time to buy stock in cake mix companies! ;)
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    Batter and cake mix

    For those who might be interested, a brief history of the origin of packaged cake mixes can be found here.
  9. Amigos4

    Batter and cake mix

    Isn't that how fishcakes are made? ;)
  10. Amigos4

    when a person wears a jacket without the sleeves

    He/She has put their coat around their shoulders. (AmE)
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    when a person wears a jacket without the sleeves

    The style you are referring to is called "draping". It dates back to aristocratic times, where the royals showed their elite status through extravagant clothing, and traditionally regal pieces like robes and capes were draped elegantly across one’s shoulders — a sign of wealth and influence...
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    Language and grammar pet peeves

    Oh, you Brits are such a fun group to banter with! ;)
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    Language and grammar pet peeves

    Unintended and Hidden Redundancy: “When I was in third grade in elementary school, I had a crush on a girl.” Do you see the problem with that sentence? “Third grade” is a part of “elementary school.” You don’t have to say it twice. It’s redundant.
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    Language and grammar pet peeves

    Fair enough! But don't ask me to recite the alphabet: ... "L", "M", "N", "Zero", "P" ... ;)
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    Happy Christmas

    Best wishes to all for a relaxing holiday season and a happy and healthy new year. (y)
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