A sentence is a set of words that is complete in itself, typically containing a subject and predicate.

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Is “No” a complete sentence [on hold]

I'm aware No is what is called a "sentence word". Does that mean that on its own, it is a "complete sentence"? Please state the reason for your answer, i.e. do not simply answer "Yes" or "No"
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How would you write this sentence? [on hold]

"So, seeing as how we will have a larger tax rate in the future I believe it makes more sense to pick to put money in traditional 401k rather than roth 401k as we will be paying a lower tax rate now ...
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“Several suggestions have been offered for adoption by the panel”, who will adopt the suggestions?

I have a sentence Several suggestions have been offered for adoption by the panel. My question is, is the panel supposed to adopt the suggestions, or the panel offered those suggestions?
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Verb to be “I were a boy” [on hold]

How explain this sentence "I were a Boy"? music of beyoncé
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Is “Tomorrow good?” a complete sentence?

Is this a complete sentence: Tomorrow good? As I understand it, first you change the interrogatory to declarative so the question becomes whether Tomorrow (is) good is a sentence.
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Can anyone correct my grammar mistakes and sentences? [on hold]

My weekend was not good because I had to make my resume till Monday so I was busy with my work, otherwise I had planned to go for a movie with my brother in law but because of my work I cancelled the ...
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Which one is correct ? is update are updates

I need to sen update for some issues. Which one of following is correct Below is the update of issues or Below are the updates of issues Thanks
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Use of “well” in “Britain’s Labour Party is in thrall to a man well to the left of Mr Sanders”

I have a question about a sentence from an article of The Economist Magazine: Britain’s Labour Party is in thrall to a man well to the left of Mr Sanders. Does the word "well" in this sentence ...
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What does 'their' refer to here?

Consider the sentence: The Taliban tortured the minorities. They ridiculed their laws. Here, they refers to Taliban? their refers to the minorities or the Taliban? Further, consider the ...
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percentile in JEE(MAIN) in resume [closed]

How to mention percentile in JEE(MAIN) in resume and suggest whether to mention 90.42 percentile in resume is ok or not ?
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Does this sentence exceeds verb? [closed]

This disease at least likely to spread around other countries have many people. I just wonder whether this sentence mentioned above exceeds verb or not?
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The first is convex, and the second is linear when x>2. is it ambiguity?

In my paper, I want to say, the first is convex all the time, and the second is linear when x>2. I am afraid that some people will think that: The first is convex when x>2, and the second is linear ...
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How to ask for a reply from a senior manager [closed]

I am in the process of setting up an informational interview with a director of a company. I messaged them on LinkedIn 10 days ago. Last part of the message is: I would greatly appreciate if you ...
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Should I use “this” or “the” [migrated]

I have received an email about one project and I want to ask for more details. Which sentence is correct and why? Could you provide me more information about this project ? Could you provide me more ...
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Tell versus Say [closed]

One of the differences between tell and say is that we cannot say somebody but we can tell somebody. What about the things? Can we use say for saying the things (everything), like this sentence? She ...
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Does this use of the semicolon make sense?

I am writing my cover letter and currently I am writing "I am also a quick learner; I was able to learn Python in two days." But it doesn't seem to be very smooth. How can this phrase be better?
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Do I get the meaning of the sentence correctly?

This text is about keeping your inbox as empty as possible. The second sentence confused me. I guess the author says that achieving the simplicity of "One touch" method requires a lot of efforts and ...
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“We must act and ACT NOW” - Is this sentence an imperative sentence?

I am analysing a speech and I'm unsure as to whether this sentence is an imperative sentence or not: "We must act and act now"
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Can't Understand Sentence Containing Word “Keep The Difference” [closed]

I work for a client at the rate of X USD (United State Dollars) per hour. Recently, he accidentally paid me at the rate of Y USD per hour. Y is greater than X. I notified him of his mistake and he ...
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Rebuilt/ Being rebuilt/ Having rebuilt/Having been rebuilt?

I have a question and really need your help! _____ a short time after the civil war, Atlanta has become the principal centre of transportation and commerce and finance in the south-eastern US. ...
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Is “I will sleep you to bed” grammatically correct? [closed]

Like we use "I will walk the dog to the park", is using "I will sleep you to bed" grammatically correct?
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What is the difference between hand in, turn in and hand over?

What is the difference between these verbs. In which context should I use which? I think that these verbs may be interchangeable, but not all the times. For example: I turned in my homework to the ...
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Must the use of a comma plus “and” be followed by a complete sentence?

As I understand, the use of a comma followed by "and" indicates the conjunction of two complete sentences. For example, "He is strong. Therefore, he is a likely candidate." could be conjoined as "He ...
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Proper phrasing of this sentence

I want to know which of the following would be the correct way to phrase my sentence, pasted below. I've come across this problem several times in my writing and want to settle this for good so that I ...
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How do I ask a question and make a comment in the same sentence? [closed]

For example, if I wanted to ask somebody a question and call them an idiot would I write: "What do you know about grammar? You Idiot" or "What do you know about grammar you idiot?" Or is it done ...
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Proper use of expect + negation? [duplicate]

Which one is correct / better ? I expect him to not have been called I expect him not to have been called
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Can subjects really do more then in german [duplicate]

Two or three years ago my english teacher told me that "in the english language subjects can do more then in german". He gave an example like this: This car seats four persons Today my english ...
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Could you explain the grammar behind this sentence? [closed]

I've found an old essay I wrote a couple of years back, and while I was reading it, I was astounded as to how much better my grammar was back then. Now, I'm not a native speaker, as you might ...
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What “appear to be ” means in the given sentence [closed]

Today, while reading a newspaper I came across a sentence that has been baffling me since: The woman, who identified herself as Bhavna and appeared to be in her 20s, .... What does appeared to ...
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How do I identify a simple sentence versus a complex sentence?

In this sentence: When pigs fly, I will be surprised. This is a complex sentence because it uses one dependent and one independent clause. However, in this sentence: After this, I will take a ...
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What should I say when meet a person for the first time? [closed]

What should I say at the end of the meeting, assuming that I've never meet that person before? Should it be something like: "It was a pleasure to meet you." or just "Nice to meet you."? ...
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What should we call a part of a sentence which is neither a word nor a phrase?

I would like to refer to a part of a sentence which is neither a word nor a phrase, e.g., "I will recognize" in "I will recognize you". Should I call it an expression, a part of a sentence or ...
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What is the shortest 'acceptable" sentence [duplicate]

I was thinking "Go" with an unknown "you", but I'm not sure.
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Grammatically correct questions in a survey [closed]

Trying to ask following questions in a customer feedback form: What tools do you for recruitment? What are you favorite features of these tools? What are the functionalities missing in these tools ...
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Sentence Structure Violations

I am proofreading an essay by someone whose first language is not English. The following sentence I know, just by reading, is not right: All of the Algerians are still one of the individuals who ...
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Is “I'm confused how it works” grammatically correct?

Is "I'm confused how it works" grammatically correct? Or should it be something like "I'm confused about how it works?" I hear and see Americans say the first, but as a native Mandarin speaker it is ...
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What's another way of saying 'Now that I am approaching graduation'? [closed]

What's another way of saying 'Now that I am approaching graduation' want to plan for.......? I don't think the 'now that I am' sounds very smart.
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How to parse this sentence by Joyce's in A Portrait of the Artist?

Joyce's sparing use of commas sometimes makes sentences difficult to parse for me, e.g. The gossip of his fellowstudents which strove to render the flat life of the college significant at any cost ...
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Just a simple sentence [closed]

This is the sentence I have written: How often do you think that there is an important detail to which you have not woken up yet? Here, I am not sure about "important detail". I think it does ...
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What would be appropriate way to describe number of individuals related to their degree?

I have to make a sentence that describes the amount of individuals educated to a specific level of education/ degree. Roughly, something like this: "The number of BA(Bachelor in Arts) educated people ...
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Starting a text with “i.e.” [duplicate]

This is related to Can I start a sentence with "i.e."? so I'll use his sentence as an example. I agree that it should be a parenthetical statement, not a separate sentence (which is was the ...
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What does 'my behavior went skyrocket' mean here?

I told a guy about how my relationship with my parents improved after I apologized for my behavior and my actions. He replied, "I also experienced something like this. My behavior and attitude towards ...
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A sentence from Nietzsche's essay “On truth and lies in a Non-moral Sense”

I have read and reread following lines many times but can't seem to make sense out of it. Any help is appreciated. "And just as every porter wants to have an admirer, so even the proudest of men, ...
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How do you understand “he is divine and is not at all human” [closed]

Sentence: When God became flesh, he is divine, and is not at all human. What do you think is the meaning of this sentence? i am editing some religious translation writing. i just want to make ...
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what is “Out went..”?

Context The Japanese government rushed to modernise and industrialise. ... Out went kimonos, in came business suits and top hats.
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Does the sentence “Just as many would agree, I, too, believe that…” sound okay? [closed]

This is the first sentence of the conclusion of my essay: Just as many would agree, I, too, believe that... I don't want to use "also" just to avoid repetition in the subsequent sentence. Does ...
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Is it OK to write “avail myself of not being in office”

Situation: Someone needs my help with a technical problem (via TeamViewer session) and sent me an outlook invitation for a date where I'm officially not in office. Because of my absence notification ...
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Use of “What have you understood?” [closed]

I understood why you sent me the story. I have to reply to the above statement. Is it okay to reply to it as follows: What have you understood? If my reply is wrong, could you suggest a ...
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“Took off” or “taken off”? [closed]

My boss was talking to me. How could I have just taken off? My boss was talking to me. How could I have just took off?" Which one is correct. (or are they both wrong?)