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    [Grammar] worthwhile to

    It is (well) worthwhile to visit there. It is worthwhile visiting there. Are these correct ?
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    [Grammar] attempt to do

    1 I have attempted to backtrack it. 2 I have attempted backtracking it. 3 I am planning to visit there. 4 I am planning visiting there. I am wondering if (2) and (4) are grammatically right or not.
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    [Grammar] look the same

    The twins look the same. Would it be okay to drop "the"? Why was "the" used? Is "the same" a noun? I think an adjective should be used like " They look similar." Then can I say "They look the similar"? I don't figure out the difference.
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    [Grammar] come from

    Which way did you come? Do I should put the "from" at the end of the sentence?
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    [Grammar] tired

    Tired, I stayed at home not doing anything. I am uncertain about whether this contracted part, "Tired," would be correct or not. Would you confirm it, please?
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    [Grammar] something new

    There is something new you should know. Is it possible to say "new something"? Is there any case an adjective precedes a pronoun like "something"?
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    [Grammar] just because the surface of the rink appears to be flat and open

    As anyone who has traversed an ice rink can attest, just because the surface of the rink appears to be flat and open does not necessarily mean that surface is sooth or even. How come the adverb clause can be a subject? Can it a noun clause?
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    [Grammar] He will have finished it/is finishing it

    He will have finished it. He will be finishing it. He is finishing it. Can you tell me what are the differences?
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    [Grammar] the first person to infinitive

    Can I paraphrase "to win" into "winning, " which is a shorten form of "who won"? He is the first person to win the prize. He is the first person winning the prize. Another question is if it is ok to use a past participle form after " the first person." For example, He was the first...
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    [Grammar] then realized

    source Have you ever done something, then realized there is a better way to do it? Can I paraphrase this as follows: Have you ever done something, then realizing there is a better way to do it?
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    [Grammar] related to

    Are those interchangeable? Many social enterprises at the same time report of significant drawbacks related to each of these two forms of financing. (Original) Many social enterprises at the same time report of significant drawbacks relating to each of these two forms of financing. Testing...
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    [Grammar] get the city to be destroyed

    The fire got the city to be destroyed Does it make sense to use " to be" here?
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    [Grammar] helped him to be carried

    I am wondering if this two sentences below are grammatically correct. Using the passive after "to" makes me confused about whether the usage is wright or not. They helped him to be carried to the hospital. They helped the art work to be safely kept in a safe place.
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    while knowing

    Or imagine a mother giving her two-year-old daughter a bath, allowing the girl’s reverie with her bath toys as she makes up stories and learns to be alone with her thoughts,all the while knowing her mother is present and available to her. Can I use " all the while she knows" instead of " all...
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    ... than if you had started from directly below

    If you want to use the inclined plane to help you move an object (and who wouldn’t?), then you have to move the object over a longer distance to get to the desired height than if you had started from directly below and moved upward. This is probably already clear to you from a lifetime of stair...
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    [Grammar] I worked hard so that I could pass the exam.

    I worked hard in order to pass the exam. = I worked hard so that I could pass the exam. Can I put ",' in front of "so" to express the meaning of "purpose"? I worked hard, so that I could pass the exam. The sentence above sounds like "result" like "and therefore."
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    [Vocabulary] leave from

    Can I say "I left from the airport"? I am wondering in which case I can use "leave from."
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    [Vocabulary] encountered with

    You will be faced with difficulty. My question is if "be encountered with" can be a substitute for "be faced with." "be confronted with" looks possible to me, but I never heard about "be encountered with." Could you help me with this?
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    [Grammar] accompany

    I am always confused about the usage of the word, "accompany." Which one is correct? I have no idea about the difference between passive and active. The changed process will (accompany/be accompanied by) negative consequences.
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    [Grammar] have much to do with

    "The reasons don't have much to do with it", which means "The reasons are not related to it. " Could you let me know why "much" can not be replaced with "many" ? I can't really figure out why.
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