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    Object of which verb?

    Hi, She tried to convince herself that there was nothing to get afraid of. The bold part is a noun clause, functioning as object of verb. But which verb? Is it 'try' or 'convince'? Thanks.
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    Type of this sentence.

    Hi, As we know, there four types of sentence in English: simple, compound, complex, and compound complex. But, what the type of sentences that introduce a quote? For example: "They must be very strange," she thought. Thanks.
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    It was a success in that all guests came.

    Hi, Is the following sentence correct? It was a success in that all guests came. Thanks.
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    The coach advised his team that they shouldn't

    Hi, Don't play football before warming up. The coach advised his team. Is the following combination correct? The coach advised his team that they should not play football before warming up. What about? The coach advised his team that they not play football before warming up. Thanks.
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    neither nor and faulty parallelism

    Hi, My textbook states: The victim was neither left alone after the accident, nor after the ambulance took her to hospital. I think there is faulty parallelism in the sentence. I think the following version is better. The victim was left alone neither after the accident nor after the...
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    Compound sentence or complex

    Hi, "They can't be coming or else they'd have called." Is the above sentence complex or compound? I think 'or else' is a subordinate conjunction, and if so, then the sentence is complex. Correct me please. Thanks.
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    spəʊkən Vs spəʊkn

    Hi, Deciding whether a schwa is necessary in such cases is the most frequent problem that I face while transcribing. Is there a rule to know whether a schwa is needed is such words? spəʊkən (Why the schwa is used ponounced here?) ˈrɪtn (Why the schwa is not pronounced here?) ɪmˈpɔːtnt...
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    We discussed in the meeting... (reported speech)

    Hi? Is the following sentence counts as reported speech? We discussed in the meeting the fact that exams were difficult. Thanks.
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    I would like to know what time is/it is

    Hi, Which one is correct? I would like to know what time is. I would like to know what time it is. Thanks.
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    An conjunctive adverb meaning choice

    Hi, Please, is there a conjunctive adverb meaning 'choice'? I think there is not. Thanks.
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    good teaching and a good curriculum

    Hi, Is putting 'good teaching' without an article correct? It should be taught with regards to good teaching and a good curriculum. Thanks.
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    Pronunciation of 'is' inside a sentence.

    Hi, How is 'is' pronounced inside a sentence? For example: 1.selfpreɪz ɪz/z nəʊrekəmendeɪʃn̩ (I think /ɪz/ because it is preceded by a consonant.) 2.hi ɪz/z ʌneɪbl (I think /z/ because it is preceded by a vowel.) Thanks.
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    The pronunciation of 'will' inside a sentence

    Hi, Please how the modal 'well' is pronounced inside a sentence in RP? For example: /ðə paʊndz wl/wɪl teɪk keər əv ðəmselvz/ Thanks.
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    ði/ðə ɪvent

    Hi, Please, which one is correct? ði/ðə ɪvent I think it is /ði ɪvent/ because event stars with a vowel. Thanks.
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    This is the film about which I told you.

    Hi, Is the following sentence correct? This is the film about which I told you. Thanks.
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    The next one/ exercise/ next

    Hi, Please, which one is better? 1.This exercise will take a few minute, and the next exercise will too. 2.This exercise will take a few minute, and the next one will too. 3.This exercise will take a few minute, and the next will too. Thanks.
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    English Phonetics

    Hi, "It has been a long convention in English phonetics and phonology for the phoneme /r/ to be represented by the symbol “r”." Narrow Phonetic Transcription - Azus Notes I have learnt that phonetics studies all sounds of languages. So, there is no English phonetics or French Phonetics but...
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    ɪn fər/ fə ə peni

    Hi, Which one is correct in RP? /ɪn fər/ fə ə peni/ I think /ɪn fər ə peni/ because even though /r/ is not pronouncedin RP, there a vowel after "for." Correct me, please.
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    Is fire and fee a minimal pair?

    Hi, Is fire and fee a minimal pair? I think they are because one has a pure vowel and the other has a triphthong. Thanks.
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    /də ʌp/ or /du ʌp/

    Hi, Please, which one is correct? /də ʌp/ or /du ʌp/ Thanks.
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