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Hello. I will really appreciate some help.
1)Do you think it's possible and natural to use "unsuccessfully" in the following position: "They have been trying to solve the problem in the new project, but unsuccessfully"?
2)Do you think the article is a must in the context: "He blamed the boss for the (?) intimidation of the whole staff"?
3)Is it possible to use "once" in the context: "He said that once the country joined the EU, it won a great victory" (meaning: joining the EU was an achievement, a victory for the country)?
4)Do you think it's natural to say "the President is supposed to visit France in May"?
Thank you very much for all your help.

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    1)Do you think it's possible and natural to use "unsuccessfully" in the following position: "They have been trying to solve the problem in the new project, but unsuccessfully"?
    Yes, that works, but it's a bit awkward. This would be smoother: ... but they were unsuccessful.

    2)Do you think the article is a must in the context: "He blamed the boss for the (?) intimidation of the whole staff"?
    In this sentence, "the" is needed, yes.

    3)Is it possible to use "once" in the context: "He said that once the country joined the EU, it won a great victory" (meaning: joining the EU was an achievement, a victory for the country)?
    I'd use "when" instead of "once."

    4)Do you think it's natural to say "the President is supposed to visit France in May"?
    Yes, it's fine.

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