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April 19, 2014

Posts by Ilma


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Hello. I will be very grateful for your help. 1)Do you think it's possible to say: "at the end of the 19th - the beginning of the 20th centuries (maybe,century?)" or do I have to use the word "century" twice? 2)Do you think the sentence sounds OK: "...

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Hello. Please help me to choose the article in the following context: "Yesterday parliament voted for a / the new speaker" (meaning: elected a new person). Thank you very much.

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Hello. I will be very grateful if you help me with a few problems. 1)Do you think it's possible to use the present perfect continuous tense with the phrase "until now / until today", for example "Until today, this job has been giving me a lot of satisfaction...

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Hello. I will really appreciate it if you help me complete the sentence in the correct way: "Police fired on anti-government protesters, killing three and wounding ... 1)a few others, 2)some others. Maybe both are OK? Thank you.

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Hello. Will you please tell me if inversion is possible in the following context: "Many people came to Mary's party yesterday. There aslo was (?) Peter, Jack's cousin." Thank you so much for your help!

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Hello. Thank you for all your answers. I'd like to clarify my previous question. Do you think it's OK to use "before" in the context: "The kids will not calm down before I buy this toy"? (Meaning: the kids will behave normally / will stop being naug...

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Hello. Please help me with the language problem. Do you think it's possible to use "before" in the following context: "The kids will not calm down before I buy this toy"? Thank you very much for help.

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Hello. Thanks for the previous answers. Please have a look at the context, and say if it's OK (I'm afraid it's again stilted (the way you say): "He is a well-known scientist with a very good reputation; there are good responses to him in the academic world and...

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Hello again. Will you please help me with a few more questions? 1)Which word order is correct: a)he was accused of taking bribes by his colleagues or b) he was accused by his colleagues of taking bribes? 2)Do you think it's possible to say: "there are good responses t...

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Hello. Please help me with the use of the word "judge". The dictionary defines one of its meaning as "to criticize", but somehow I feel it does not suit the following contex or am I wrong? "The Russian parliament yesterday adopted an anti-gay law. The ...

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Hello. Will you please help me with the word "judge"? Do you think it's possible to say:"The EU has judged this decision (or law)" (meaning: 'condemned, criticized')? Thank you for your help.

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Hello. I'll be very grateful for some help again. Do you think it's OK to use "resolve" in the present perfect continuous tense, for example: "they have been resolving the problem for several weeks"? Thank you very much for all your answers.

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Hello. Please help me with a few questions. 1)Do you think it's possible to use "as expected" in reference to the future, for example: "As expected, they will arrive next week"? 2)Do you think the word combination "to gain a historic triumph over s...

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Hello. I'll appreciate some help. Do you think the following structure sounds OK: "It is said in the statement that..."? Thank you very much for your help.

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Hello. I will be grateful for some grammar help. 1)Which tense is correct in the context: "they will get the documents ready by Friday" or "they will have got the documents ready by Friday"? Are both structures possible? 2)Is it possible to use "after&...

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Hello. Thank you very much for the previous answer. Please help me with one more question. Which word order is better: "Chinese state-run companies" or "state-run Chinese companies"? I haven't found any precise rules, so maybe the word order here doesn&...

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Hello again. Dear Writeacher. I'm embarrassed to bother you with the same questions you have already answered, but my problem is that I didn'n quite get it (my fault), so will you be so kind as to answer it again: do we need the article in the context "it's im...

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Hello. Will you please check the sentence for me? Is the second part of it natural, maybe it needs the article? "Many people have died since the time of (the?) occupation". Thank you for all your help.

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Hello. I will really appreciate your advice. 1)Do we need the article "the" in the following context: "It is important to enhance cooperation with the (?)non-members of the European Union" (no particular country is meant, just a general statement)? 2)The sa...

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Hello. I'll be grateful for some help. 1)Is it possible to use the prepositions "above", "upon", "on" in the phrase "to raise the flag ...Palestine"? 2)Do you think the sentence is OK "He was killed in an Israeli air bombing&quo...

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Hello. I will really appreciate some help. 1)Is it correct to use -ing form in the sentence: "The aim of the group is creating a new strategy" or is it "the creation" or only "to create"? 2)Do you think it's OK to use the word "target&quo...

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Hello. Will you please help me with a grammar question: is it possible to use "before" with a future perfect verb, for example: "He will have prepared the report before December 20 (before Friday)"? Thank you.

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Hello. I'll be grateful for your help. Which word is it better to use to complete the following sentence: "Only two people died in the fire but there were a lot of 1)victims; 2)casualties"? The two words look like synonyms to me(I consulted a dictionary), but may...

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Hello. I've just noticed that I posted my previous question in the wrong place. Sorry. I'll be grateful if you will answer my questions. 1)English has many synonyms,and sometimes it's quite difficult to choose the correct word. Is it possible to use the words "...

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Hello again. Please help me again. 1)English has so many synonyms that it's often difficult to make the correct choice. Do you think it's possible to use such words as "doubtless","unquestioning", "undeniable", "implicit" with th...

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Hello. I'll be grateful for some more help. Is it possible to use the Perfect tense twice in the sentence, for example "Peter, who has long lived in New York, has promised to show me the city"? Thank you very much for help. As for the sentence about "victory...

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Hello. I will be very grateful for some language help. 1)Is it possible to use "have" with the word "victory", for example "Last year our country had an important victory - it joined UNESCO"? 2)Is it possible to use "have a win" in the s...

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Hello. I'll be very grateful if you help me with a few questions. 1)Would you use the article in the context: "he became (the?)French president", "he became (the?) president of France"? 2)Which preposition is correct in the following context: "Engl...

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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 m...

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Hello. I'll be grateful for some help. 1)Is it possible to say: "peace in all the world" or is it "in the whole world"? 2)Do you think it's possible to say: "a candidate for president" or "candidate for the presidential post" or ...

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Hello. I'm very grateful for your previous answer. I have a question. Which word is correct in the context (maybe, both?): "Rome, which/who(?)had long suppored the Hitler regime, launched..." Thank you very much.

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Hello. I'll be very grateful for your help. 1)Which article is better in the sentence (maybe both are OK?): "Experts believe the premier has already prepared a/the(?)program aimed at boosting the country's economy"? 2)Do you think "accuse" is possib...

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Hello. I will be very grateful for some help. 1)Do you think it's possible to use "announce" in the following pattern: "he announced to reporters that..."? 2)Do you think it's natural to use "in answer to" in the context: "authorities...

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Hello. I will really appreciate some help. Do you think it's possible to say: "She regrets not buying the house" or is it "she regrets not having bought the house", maybe both? And one more question, please. Would you use articles in the context: "...

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Hi. I will appreciate some help. Do you think it's possible to say "to attend to the guests" (i.e. take care of the guests)? Thank you very much for help.

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Hi. Please help me with a problem. Is the following grammatically correct: "I don't know his plans. He was to go to London next week, but I'm not sure whether he will." Thank you very, very much.

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Hello. Please help me with a question. Will you use an article in the context: "his task was to monitor (the?) information on the trial in the press"? Thank you very much.

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Hello. I will really appreciate some help. 1)Which preposition is correct in the context "to work at/in a company"? 2)Is it "a vacancy at" or "in our company"? 2)Which is the correct word order in the following word-group: "British TV dance s...

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Hello. I'll be very grateful if you help me understand the word "thrusting" used in the context: "she can be distinguished from the pop world's thrusting teens." Does "thrusting" mean 1)go-ahead,active or, maybe, 2)obtusive,importunate or ...

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Hello. I will really appreciate some help. 1)Is the preposition "in" OK in the sentence "they had a conversation in which they agreed ..."? 2)Is it possible to say "they met tete-a-tete"? If yes, which order is OK "they met in London tete-a-t...

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Hello. I will be very grateful for your help. 1) Is it possible to use "for the present" in the meaning "so far" in the context "she hasn't said for the present how long she will stay in London"? 2)Is it possible to use an infinitive after &qu...

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Hello. I will really appreciate some help. 1)Are the structures with "yet" correct: a)"he hasn't said yet how long..." b)"he hasn't yet said how long..."? 2)Which word order is correct: "he spoke with the prime minister over the phone...

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Hello. I will be grateful for some help. 1)Does the phrase "a sharp fall in soldier numbers" sound natural (meaning "a drop in troop numbers")? 2)Which word (that or which) is used in the context "he didn't give the exact number of troops that/whic...

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Hello. I will really appreciate some help. 1)Is it possible to use "after" in the pattern "Present Perfect after Past Simple" or is it to be "since", for example: "Relations between the countries have worsened after (since)a terrorist attack ...

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Hello. I will be very grateful for your help. 1)Which article is correct in the context: "The ambassador gave a/the(?)promise that his country would not interfere"? 2)Do you think it's possible to use "carry out" or "realise" with "visit&...

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Hello. I will be very grateful for your help. 1)Which is correct: "he called me a)in an hour, b) after an hour"? 2)Is it possible to use "dismiss" in the context: "Many plants and factories are now dismissing workers"? 3)Is it possible to use &quo...

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Hello. I will really appreciate your help. 1) Is it possible to use "unknown" in the following context: "It is still unknown what effect the accident will have on the world."? 2)Is it possible to use "include" in the sentence: "The organizati...

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Hello. I'll be grateful for your help. 1)Is it possible to say "next day" instead of "tomorrow", for example: "I'm meeting with him next day."? 2)Is it possible to use "develop" in the meaning "explain", for example:&qu...

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Hello. I'll be grateful for your help. 1)Is the sentence OK: "The terms of the new contract were being discussed exactly when he called" (I mean, is the word "exactly" OK here?) 2)Is the word order correct in the sentence: "The contract at this tim...

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Hello. I'll be grateful if you say whether the following is correct: "Presidential candidates in Russia are currently preparing (making)their election programs." Thank you very much for help.

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Hello. Thank you for your answers. One more question please. Do you think it's possible to say "to prepare" or "to make" an election program? Thank you.

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Hello. I apologize for bothering you with similar questions but I'm supposed to explain the difference in tenses in the following English sentences taken from the original English press. Will you help me please? The context is absolutely the same, but the tenses are differ...

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Hello. Will you help me with one more sentence please? Is the sentence correct: "The letter will be done by 5 pm." I mean, is "done" in the meaning "finished" possible here? Thank you.

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Hello. Will you please check the sentence for me? "The two sides have conducted negotiations and reached a compromise." Is it grammatically correct? Thank you very much for help.

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Hello. I'm very grateful for all your help and attention. I've already asked a similar question but there are so many tenses in English that sometimes it's difficult to see the difference. Please help me to choose the correct structures (maybe all of them are OK? I...

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Hello. I'm very grateful for your help and will appreciate some more. 1)Are the sentences correct: a}The team is conducting an experiment next week. b)The team will be conducting an experiment next week. c)He is giving a lecture at 5 next Monday. d)He will be giving a lect...

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Hello. I'll be very grateful for your help. 1)Is it possible to say "I'll answer your question if you are insisting" or is it "if you insist"? 2)Is the sentence correct "By the time you come, the letter will be ready" or is it "when y...

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Hello. Please help me with one more sentence. Is it possible in standard English to say "The letter will be prepared by 5" or is it "the letter will have been prepared by 5"? Thank you very much.

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Hello. I'll really appreciate some help. 1)Do you think it's possible and natural to say "the spokesman aims to explain the situation at a news conference" (meaning - is going to)? 2)Are the sentences correct? If yes, which is more natural: "the party...

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Hello. Will you please help me with one more question? Is it possible to use "currently" in reference to the past, for example: "He was currently working for a large company." (meaning - at that time) Thank you very much.

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Hello. I will really appreciate some help from a native speaker of English. Which is correct, "this" or "that",(maybe, both?)in the following context: 1)He signed this/that (?) contract last week. 2)This/that(?)letter was prepared yesterday. Do "past&q...

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Hello. I'll appreciate some help. Do you think it's possible to use "accent" in the same meaning and context as "stress" or "emphasize", for example: "He accented that the administration would take further measures to stabilize the si...

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Hello. I wonder if it's possible to say: "He made an attempt of becoming a politician" or is it only "an attempt to become"? Do you think it's possible to use "first" in the context: "they are making first progress in building a DNA m...

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Hello. I've already asked this question, but I did not ask it correctly, so I'll be grateful if you help me again. Are all of the following verbs possible and natural in the English context: "EU diplomats 'declared/ announced/ presented/ pronounced/ voiced/ so...

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Hello. I'll be grateful if you help me with a few questions. 1)Which is correct,'civilian people' or 'civil people' (meaning "civilians")? 2)Would you use the article in the context "to decrease (the?) strain between the countries"? Than...

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Hello. I'll be very grateful for your help. 1) Is it possible to use "security maintenance" in the sentence: "The country has made progress in security maintenance" or is it better to say "in maintaining security"? 2) Is the sentence correct: ...

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Hello. Will you please tell me if it's possible to use the following verbs with the word "message": 1)to declare; 2) to announce; 3)to sound; 4) to voice; 5) to present. For example, "Diplomats announced a message from the UN urging Syria to stop violence.&q...

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Hello. Please tell me if it's possible to say: 1) to declare a message; 2) to announce a message; 3) to sound a message; 4) to voice a message; 5) to present a message; (for example, Diplomats ... a message from the United Nations.) Thank you very much for your help.

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Hello. I again need your grammar help and will be very grateful for it. Please tell me if the sentences are OK: "This is a very difficult situation, 1)the same as in Greece. 2)the same as it is in Greece. 3)the same as that in Greece. 4)the same as the one in Greece. 5)li...

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Hello. I'll be very grateful for your help. 1)Is it possible to use "involve" in the context "This step could involve a serious crisis"? 2)Is it possible to use "till the present day" the same as "until now", for example "Till t...

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Hello. I will really appreciate some help. 1)Would you use the article in the sentence "The UN called on Egypt to end (the) violence and bloodshed"? 2)Is it correct to say: a)the British newspaper Daily Mirror; or is it b)the British newspaper The Daily Mirror? 3)Whi...

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Hello. I will be grateful if you help me with the article: "EU finance ministers have finished a/the(?)discussion about the possibility of providing more loans to Greece." Thank you very much for help.

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Hello. I'll really appreciate some help. Do you think it's possible (and natural) to use "declaim" in the sentence "Thousands of people were declaiming in support of the incumbent president"? Thank you.

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Hello. Please help me with the correct word order: 1)The president says that now / at the moment the government is working on a new plan. 2)The president says the government is now working on a new plan. 3)The president says the government is working on a new plan at the momen...

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Hello. Do you think it is possible to say: "to post photos in the press" or is it "to publish photos in the press"? Thank you for help.

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Hello. Please tell me if it's possible (and natural) to say: 1)the city central square; 2)the central city square; 3)the city's central square. The meaning: the central square of the city. Thank you for help.

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Hello. Please help me with a few language problems. 1)Is it possible to say a)There are good responses about these experts. b)These experts have good responses. c)These experts are well reputed. Meaning: The experts have a good reputation, they are well spoken of. Are a),b),c)...

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Hello. I'll be grateful for your help. 1)Is it possible to use "deal with" in the same meaning as "solve" in the context "I hope they will solve the Middle East conflict"? 2)Which is the correct position of the preposition in the sentence &quo...

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Hello. Please help me again. 1)I know it's possible to say "They entertained us to dinner", but is it possible to say "they entertained us to pizza" or "we were entertained to a cake"? 2)I asked a similar question, but if I change the structur...

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Hello. Will you please tell me if the following is possible in English: 1)He is in the Defense Ministry building. 2)The main aim of such actions is destabilization in the country. 3)These provocations mean to destabilize the situation. 4)They voted in favour of a new speaker. ...

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Hello again. Please help me with several more questions. 1)Is it possible to say "treaty about" or is it only "treaty on (nuclear disarmament)"? 2)Is the verb "proclaim" OK in the context "he proclaimed that children were starving in Zimbabwe...

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Hello. I'm very grateful for all your help, and I need some more. 1)Is the article necessary in the following context: "(the)Libyan armed forces launched a military campaign against the rebels"? 2)Is it possible to say: "the situation has greatly / significa...

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Hello. I'll really appreciate some help with English. 1)Is it possible to say "the peacemaking process in the Middle East" or is it just "peacemaking in the Middle East" or "the peace process in the Middle East"? 2)Is it possible to say "...

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Hello. I will really appreciate some help. 1) Is it possible to use "consider" in the context "The US Congress will consider the bill on Friday"? 2) Is it possible to use "implicitly" in the context "He won the elections implicitly" (mea...

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Hello. Please tell me whether the sentences sound natural English: 1)There are expectations that Congress will approve the bill. 2) There are expectations about his victory. Does it have the same meaning as "it is expected that Congress will approve..."? Thank you fo...

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Hello. I really appreciate your help and answers but I didn't quite understand one of them. Will you please clarify one more time if "he doesn't have any friends" and "he doesn't have friends" are both correct and if "any" makes any di...

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Hello. Please help me with a few questions. 1)Is it possible to use "authority" in the context "he was removed from authority" (ie 'from power')? 2)is it possible to say "he was deposed from power/authority"? 3)Which is the correct word or...

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Hello. Please help me. 1)Is "any" a must in such structures as "he doesn't have any friends" or is it possible to say "he doesn't have friends"? 2)Does "defend" have the same meaning as "protect" in the context "he...

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Hello. I've already asked a similar question but will you please clarify whether the articles are used correctly: 1)a quarter of the Russian people support this reform (I mean "the" with people) 2) a quarter of Russians support ...(no article with "Russians&...

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Hello. Please help me with a few questions. 1) Which is the correct position of "again" in the sentence: "They have (again)gathered (again)at the square (again)"? 2)Does the phrase "the allegations doubt his integrity" have the same meaning as &qu...

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Hello. I wanted to ask if it is possible to use the progressive form of "expect" in the following structure: "he is expecting his brother to arrive before Friday" or is it "he expects his brother to arrive"? Thank you very much for your help.

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Hello. Please help me with the following structures: 1)is it possible to use "going to" after "expect" or only "will", for example "it's expected that they are going to discuss" or only "it's expected that they will discuss ...

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Hello. Do you think it's possible to paraphrase the sentence "She had hardly sat down when the phone rang" into "She could harldy sit down when the phone rang"? Thanks for all your help.

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Hello. Please tell me if the sentences sound natural English: "The region has been willing to get independence since..." or "The region has been eager to get independence since..." Thank you for your help.

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Hello. Please help me with the verb "purpose". Is it possible to use it in the sentence "The latest terrorist attack is purposed to intimidate the world" or is it used in a different meaning or a different form (if yes, will you please give a short example)...

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Hello. Please help me with the phrases: 1) is it possible to use "proclaim" in the context: "the president proclaimed that he was ready to sign an agreement"? 2) is it possible to use "put into practice" with sanctions (the UN put sanctions into p...

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Hello. I want to ask if "to end the peace process" is the same as "to stop the peace process". Thank you.

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Hello. Will you please tell me if it is possible (and natural) to say: 1) The UN put into effect sanctions against Iran. 2) The UN put sanctions into effect against Iran. 3) The UN put sanctions aganist Iran into effect. 4) The UN brought sanctions against Iran. 5) The UN brou...

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Hello. Will you please help me with the phrase? Is it possible to say: The Allies gained a historic win over Nazi Germany. Thank you.

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Hello. One more question please. It's "all Catholics" but "all the Catholics of the world", right? Thank you.

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