One may, two verbs [closed]

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The solution of so/but/since and because? [closed]

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“The clubs and societies enjoy boom.” [closed]

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Why don’t we use the indefinite article in “what hassle”?

Why don’t we use the indefinite article in “what hassle”? I think hassle is used as noun here which means “Irritating or inconvenience”. What exactly is the problem with “what a hassle” (as hassle is third-person singular)? Answer As others have mentioned, the common phrase to express annoyance is “what a hassle”, similar to “what … Read more

The correct way to say something is hired on an hourly basis [closed]

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Does inserting ‘had’ between ‘they’ and ‘ever’ make this sentence correct ? Or there is no error in the sentence [closed]

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When is it appropriate to end a sentence in a preposition?

Like many others, I commonly find myself ending a sentence with a preposition. Yes, it makes me cringe. I usually rewrite the sentence, but sometimes (in emails) I just live with it. To, with… you know who you are. Should I keep fighting myself on this one, or is it okay in some circumstances? Answer … Read more

Difference between “can” and “may”

Which is correct if I want to request for a pen? Can I have your pen please? May I have your pen please? Answer Can primarily expresses possibility and ability and, secondarily, permission. May expresses primarily possibility and, secondarily, permision and volition. In seeking permission, as in your examples, the use of may is much … Read more