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    [Grammar] Present Perfect and Past Simple

    "I have switched off the radio." "Why did you switch it off?" Why can`t present perfect be used in the question? Or if it can what is the difference in meaning?
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    [Grammar] Question tag

    Could anybody please explain why it is not correct to use "haven`t you" in this question tag? "You have a BMW, dont`t you?" Is it similar to the sentence below where need is used as a main verb not an auxiliary verb? "They need to go now, don`t they?" is it correct anyway?
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    [Grammar] when / which

    The test book says only the first sentence is correct. I don't really understand why. Could anybody please help me with this? This is not the theatre which he first played at. This is not the theatre where he first played at.
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    [Grammar] On opening

    "On opening the bottle, he drank all the wine." Could anybody please explain when the structure of on + verb + ing is used? Can it be replaced by anything else? Why is it not correct to say "After he opened the bottle, he drank all the wine?" Thanks.
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    [Grammar] `d have to / should have to

    The test book says only the first sentence is correct. Could anybody please explain why? 1. She said we`d have to follow her instructions. 2. She said we should have to follow her instructions.
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    [Grammar] relative clause with what

    "Is it really all you can say?" Why is the sentence with the relative pronoun "what" incorrect?
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    [Grammar] order of adjectives

    "Our English teacher is a 25 year old married Englishman." Why can`t we say that he is a married 25 year old Englishman or a married 25 years old Englishman? Thanks.
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    indefinite article

    "Many people think ants are a pest." Could anybody please explain why the usage of the indefinite article is correct in this sentence? Thanks.
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    [Grammar] Question tags

    Someone must have seen the mugger, mustn't they? Why can't we use "mustn't s/he"? Thanks in advance.
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    [Grammar] neither / every

    Neither calculator worked properly. Every calculator worked properly. According to the solutions of the test only the second one is correct. Could you please help me on this? Thanks a lot.
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    her / hers

    Could anybody please clarify why the following sentence is correct? A teacher of hers used to study in England. Why can't we replace hers by her? Thanks in advance.
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    [Grammar] "It was" followed by plural noun.

    Could anybody please explain why the following sentence is correct? "It was the pictures that he loved." I have been unable to find anything about this either in my grammar books or on the internet.
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