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A good sentence for specifying “without considering something” formally

Suppose that someone has done something valuable, but in doing that he has made some kind of cheating. I want to say that if we ignore the cheating, the work is valuable itself. What is an ...
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I haven't offered you at least a drink

I haven't offered you at least a drink , is this correct sentence ..?
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Request for recommendation of texts [on hold]

Could someone kindly recommend a small set of freely accessible texts on the Internet that together could be considered as a fairly good collection of representatives of the sentences being employed ...
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That or where I can see the future?

Do we say, I have this magical power that I can see in the future or I have this magical power where I can see in the future? why and why not?
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Is the following sentence grammatically correct? [on hold]

Some modules require writing programming languages such as Visual Basic and Excel Macro.
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“If it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be…” What does this mean?

I'm translating a book, which involves logic and quoted the sentence from Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass: "If it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ...
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Why is this complex sentence incomplete? [on hold]

This clauses in this sentence seem to be grammatical and well formed. But the sentence seems to be missing something and feels incomplete in some way. Is there a grammatical problem with this ...
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What sentence does not belong? [on hold]

I am trying to figure out the sentence that does not belong to this paragraph. The researchers developed three criteria for the test subjects. The test subjects needed to be women because the drug ...
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Use of “although” without a contrasting statement [on hold]

In IAS 37 Clause 37 states: Although a constructive obligation is not created solely by a management decision, an obligation may result from other earlier events together with such a decision. ...
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Can someone please correct the below lines of mine and explain me where and why I am wrong. [on hold]

An author of a work that has been published in Australia will automatically receive copyright protection in countries that are signatories to the Berne Convention. Likewise, an author of a work that ...
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Notarial Deed Translation from Canadian English

I have to translate an English document from Quebec into Polish language. However, there is one sentence that I cannot understand: As the whole now subsists with all its rights members and ...
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Sentence correction [on hold]

Is this sentence correct? The irony illustrates an influential theme, that power does not lie within the object but can actually lie within the persons abilities. I'm not sure about the comma ...
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Starting a book with this sentence, is it ok? [on hold]

I'd like to start a book with a sentence like this: This book is about X, so why should it start with Y? In fact, the book is already written, but I'd like to get the first few pages absolutely ...
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Must a new speaker's dialog start a new paragraph even in the middle of one sentence? [closed]

My sample: Then right after I said, “Some shocking statement,” she said, “Oh!” Or must it be: Then right after I said, “Some shocking statement,” she said, “Oh!”
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how to ask state safety inspection, change oil service? [on hold]

My state safety inspection is due and I went to a Shell auto store to ask for them to do that. How can I ask them? me: Excuse me, sir? I would like to do the state safety inspection and oil change. ...
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Can “one” be omitted if another one immediately follows? [duplicate]

Example: Not all experiences have to be earth-shaking. Sometimes the simplest (ones) are the most valuable ones." In the above example, the first one has been omitted. Is the sentence still ...
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Complete the job, as directed. There is a comma. why?

The following sentences both say that you have been directed to do a job: Complete the job, as directed. vs Complete the job as directed. But which of the two sentences above will assert ...
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“…and all would have to be accounted for.” Improper sentence ending at 'for'. Please suggest alternative [duplicate]

I have this statement that I do not want to end at 'for' (I read somewhere that it is improper to end at 'for'). The problem is hard as there are many sources of failures, and all would have to ...
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To + verb in sentence without any other verb

From time to time I come across a sentence with to + verb, but with no other verb in it. I see it often in news titles. For example: Squall, Tina and Lightning to appear in Final Fantasy Explorers ...
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Position of “here” in a sentence

Background In my thesis I have to write without 1st person. On the other hand I sometimes have to explain how I have chosen some parameters or how I have realized some implementation etc. (which in a ...
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How to ask “why would I have regretted it”?

If someone asked me if I regretted something, how can I express if even his/her assumption that I regretted something surprises me? In my mother tongue I would answer with a question like "why would I ...
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Lookig for a better/stronger sentence [closed]

Could anybody let me know a stronger/improved sentence for the one shown below: One of my interest is in applying machine learning to real world problems
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Does this sentence require a comma somewhere?

Mark Twain understood that lampooning a bad idea with humor was the most effective criticism. I just can't help but feel there's a comma in there somewhere, but I can't figure it out!!
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Is it incorrect if the last word following a comma ends in a full stop and does not feature an “and” before it? [closed]

These are the four states of matter: solid, liquid, gas, plasma. These are the four states of matter: solid, liquid, gas and plasma.
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What are the things after prepositions called formally?

I eat rice from a bowl with a spoon. I is the subject. Rice is the object. What are things like bowl and spoon called?
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“is no longer working” vs “does not work anymore”

Mr.John does not work in plaza hotel, anymore vs Mr.John is no longer working at plaza hotel Which one is correct to say? If he's not working, currently.
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Is “I always found their sight relaxing” grammatical?

I ask because the sentence returns 0 results in Google. I'm a little confused. Is the sentence grammatical? If not, what's the correct alternative? Here's an example of the sentence in a context: ...
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Can I Get Any Critiques For this? [closed]

I'm fifteen, and I'm writing a novel. On many websites, almost everyone says that you can't write up to perfection as a teen, and I know it's true. Because whenever I compare my writing to the works ...
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Do I understand this correctly?

I thanked someone really important for following me on Instagram. his reply: due time pal Does it mean that it was time to do so? thanks
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Nobody's perfect but I could stand corrected

Is the phrase: Nobody's perfect but I could stand corrected... proper grammar? I want to say: No one is perfect, but if they or I make a mistake, I can take it if they tell me I am wrong. ...
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Should I put a comma in this sentence?

Do I need a comma after, "think" "When people think in regard to education, they typically associate the idea with school teachers." "When people think, in regard to education, they typically ...
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Diff between Top 5 and 5 Top

What is the difference between Top 5 something and 5 Top something. Is there really any difference or are both the same.
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Two past perfect verbs in the same sentence

Both these sentences contain two verbs (correct me if I'm wrong) that are in the past perfect tense. I'd like to ask how do they occur in chronological order. Though my question is related to the one ...
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Is there a shorter way of saying “Not knowing what else to do?” [closed]

Does the English language provide a shorter form of the phrase? Example: Not knowing what else to do, I kept walking through the corridor.
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Why is the sentence “I go to the US for studying English.” wrong?

I heard the sentence "I go to the US for studying English." is wrong. Can the preposition "for" as purpose be used in this case? Could you teach me the reason why this sentence is wrong?
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Is it permissible to omit “of them” in the following case?

I spotted a rottweiler while walking on the trail. What was one (of them) doing in a forest like this? Is the of them necessary? Can it be omitted?
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Adverb & verb- correct placement?

Should it be 'Globally recognised' or 'Recognised globally'? I think it should be globally recognised following the rule of- Adverb before verb- but am not sure. Also, should it be 'beautifully drawn' ...
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future imaginary

My daughter is 4 yrs of age. She has delivered a small speech in front of lots of people. So, how can I better say the following: "If she was grown up she would hesitate and wouldn't be able to ...
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during vacations or during the vacations?

I am wondering which one is correct. He goes to Switzerland during vacations. He goes to Switzerland during the vacations. Also if you could tell me the reason, it would be perfect. Any help ...
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if + should or if + present simple or … Too many ways to say the same thing

What is the difference between the following sentences: We have no jobs at present, but if the situation should change, we will contact you. We have no jobs at present, but if the situation ...
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Better phrasing for “the sum of cost of all the rows”

I have added up the cost in several rows and I want to write "The sum of cost of all the rows", but that sounds off. I have a feeling it's wrong. Any suggestions? Likewise, if money were replaced ...
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How to use a comma properly [closed]

Hello I am what I would consider under educated in a way. I never studied much in school. Either way I am here now.Never fully understanding when to use a comma. My lack of knowledge often scares me ...
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Five concerns regarding this passage [closed]

William was tall and thin and shy and awkward in school. His best social tool was that he played the piano, and so was recruited for school musicals, which placed him at rehearsals and cast parties ...
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Transform the conditional sentence beginning with word 'Unless'

I have a sentence and need to transform it to begin with word unless. The sentence is Study hard now or you will regret it later. I am not able to begin this using Unless. My attempts are ...
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Should there be an apostrophe? [closed]

Should there be an apostrophe after transfers in the sentence below. "Once the Form A Freehold Transfers have been returned to our office."
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Contradictions in the same sentence

Consider the following example: This paper will turn red rather than blue which is her favorite colour. What colour does she like, red or blue? Is there a comma missing after blue? Will adding ...
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How to form an interrogative possessive sentence? [duplicate]

A. Do you have a car? Or B. Have you a car? I always use the first form of the sentence but I noticed that the second one is also used. Which is correct?
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What other words can I use for unexpected? [closed]

Like this sentence for example "Destiny is [x], you know it's going to happen to you but you don't know when or where it would."
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Commas and sentence structure

I have a question about stringing clauses together. The following is an excerpt from a book called 'Jolie Blon's Bounce' by James Lee Burke: ...I wanted to drive deep into the Atchafalaya Swamp, ...
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Sequnce of tenses in the sentence

Is it okay to use different tenses in this way? Try to find an area where science isn't needed, where experiments weren't perfomed.