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

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Improve sentence grammar and writing skills, vocabulary [on hold]

My problem might be a bit twisted to explain. I can read and write English without any major challenges. However, I do not have clarity when I write my sentences. For example, is the sentence x, ...
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please correct: “Please inform us if we can pick up the documents we left in your office last friday.”

Is it correct to use Please inform us if we can pick up the documents we left in your office last friday.
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Want to know the components in a sentence, clause, and phrase

This is a bit different sort of question coming from a computer science student, working on a Natural Language Processing project. As a part of our project we got stuck into a situation where we ...
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Clauses in Sentences

I understand that a clause contains (in order) a subject, verb and object, like below: He let his daughter. "He" is the subject, "let" is the verb and "his daughter" is the object. But what ...
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I am unsure how to punctuate a sentence [on hold]

Please show me the proper way to punctuate the sentence: What else is life, but being near you? It is not truly a question though; it is a statement. So I am still very unsure how to punctuate it ...
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Give some examples using “food, cuisine, dish, menu and ingredient” [on hold]

I have troubles using some words about food and I cannot feel the subtle differences of their usage. I'd like to get some help with examples using these various words. Food Cuisine dishes menu meal ...
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Is the usage of the word “BUT” in this sentence correct? [duplicate]

Please consider the following sentence: I am not just doing my job, but I am making a difference is the sentence grammatically correct? Should I add the word also in the second clause? I am ...
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Planning, architecture and implementation of

Is Planning, architecture and implementation of correct English if I want to express that I did the planning planning of the architecture and the implementation of something?
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The activists' energetic work in the service of both woman suffrage.. __ the assertion that the two movements were ___

The activists' energetic work in the service of both woman suffrage and the temperance movement in the late nineteenth century (i) ____ the assertion that the two movements were (ii)___. The ...
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Which one is the correct sentence? “Forever shall I remain indebted” or “I shall forever remain indebted” [closed]

I came across an acknowledgement in one of the theses which came for correction to me. The opening sentence says: "Forever shall I remain indebted to....". Is it the correct way of writing? In my ...
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Define the sentence [closed]

Is the following sentence COMPLEX or COMPOUND? Sentence: They sat beside the fire when it was cold. I feel "it was cold" is a subordinate clause.
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Grammar - Is this type of sentence structure correct [duplicate]

The higher is the ratio of the current debt to total debt, the lower is your utilization rate, and consequently the fewer are the financial options available to you and vice-versa. Is there any rule ...
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Are the meaning of sentences change with the change of position of “as”? [closed]

What is the differences between 1 and 2? 1) As has been observed by many people, "as" is one of the trickier words in the English language. 2) As it has been observed by many people, "as" is one of ...
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to- infinitive: Is it correct to say or ask…? [closed]

Is it correct to say or ask: What is a rich man to do with no light in his eyes? (meaning: What is it that a depressive rich man can do?) What is a rich man to do but hide? (meaning: ...
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“eclipsed public knowledge of all economists—better ones, he says— before Smith.” Meaning of this sentence

Even Smith’s critics do not deny the book’s immense influence. Murray Rothbard levels the criticism that The Wealth of Nations, in fact, eclipsed public knowledge of all economists—better ones, ...
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“while it is likely” sentence meaning

Please help me with the meaning of this sentence: While it is likely that fewer varieties of plant seeds have reached Hawaii externally than internally, more varieties are known to be adapted ...
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Is “women men girls love meet die” a valid sentence?

Is "women men girls love meet die" a valid sentence? If so, what does it mean? The sentence shows up in academic papers about the "Sausage Machine" for natural language processing. (A google will ...
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How to write this quote in a motivating way, for a poster? [closed]

"Success doesn't come to you, you go to it!" Does this sound right? I feel that something is wrong with it, but I, as an ESL can't really figure what is wrong. How to properly phrase this sentence? ...
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Is this sentence correct:I already have posted the letter [closed]

"I already have posted the letter."Is this correct
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Is a “sentence” with just a subject and a verb really a sentence? [closed]

Is "I say" a sentence? It has a subject and a verb, but it doesn't seem like it is a sentence.
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Is it grammatically correct to combine 2 phrases into 1 sentence?

Is this sentence acceptable or correct "You're welcome, have a nice day ahead." ?
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The correct form of the senstence: using is , are [closed]

I recently got a review of my paper(this is in astrodynamics) with some corrections. I am confused about the usage of 'is' and 'are' in the following sentence My sentence A global network of ground ...
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How can I simplify this sentence? [closed]

"GHWC has solutions that address the root causes of common problems." "has solutions that" seems bulky and incorrect. I feel like it could be more active voice.
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“I will refuse nothing that you ask of me”

Is the expression "I will refuse nothing that you ask of me" equivalent to saying "I will do everything that you ask of me" in a strict sense? Thank you,
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Analysing this sentence: “I have received further confirmation that India and France will attend the debate.”

I would like to confirm my breakdown of this sentence: "I have received further confirmation that India and France will attend the debate." It is a complex sentence Dependent clause = "I have ...
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“Early critics of Emily Dickinson's poetry mistook for simple-mindedness the surface of artlessness…”

I didn't get what "mistook for simple-mindedness the surface of artlessness" means. Usually, we'd say that you mistook the brown candy for the blue one. Meaning that you actually wanted (or expected) ...
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Sentence Completion: “The narratives that vanquished people.. manage to ____ the victor's triumph.. ”

Here is the sentence: The narratives that vanquished people have created of their defeat have, according to Schivelbusch, fallen into several identifiable types. In one of these, the ...
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“to be + gonna” usage [closed]

Can gonna be used without a to be verb like I gonna drink this. ? If yes, whats the difference to I am gonna drink this. What about asking questions? Do you gonna drink this? Are you gonna drink ...
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Meaningless sentence

Googling 'Clint Eastwood' I found this: Ex-husband of Clint Eastwood's girlfriend Christina Sandera reveals her criminal past The interpretation is that a ex-husband of Christina Sandera dished ...
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Whats wrong in using the words Whilst and Due to?

I remember reading in an English style guide (The Scott Foresman Handbook for Writers) that the words whilst and due to were quite redundant and not to be used. The author did not seem to like them as ...
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Please identify the independent clause/s in this sentence

I am trying to understand where the independent clause/s are in the following sentence: However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this ...
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I'm making sport live score application and I have a question [closed]

I'm making sport live score application and I have a question My application has many page for show live score and it has some page no any match playing. What sentences should i use ? No any match ...
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What's wrong with this sentence? How can it be improved? [closed]

It has been a long time that I associated myself with an organisation. I'm not sure if I can use myself in this context, since there is an I already implying the same. Can I use associated - a ...
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Does “their citizens” in this sentence mean all citizens? [closed]

In the sentence, "Just governments ought to ensure food security to their citizens" does "their citizens" refer to all citizens of the just government, or just most citizens in general?
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Parse a sentence (from Ratcliff 1990 paper)

A little background: this paper concerns forgetting in neural networks (a computer science concept). The word "activation" might mean the activation (=output) of neuron(s), but since I cannot parse ...
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Does this sentence make any sense? [closed]

"Unfortunately, I don't plan on pursuing the arts in the coming years as I enjoy doing it mainly as a hobby, and what better way to do so than to share my work with you guys!" It just doesn't sound ...
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How to punctuate the following sentence? [closed]

The sentence: Set in Italy and England, the story is both a romance and a critique of English society at the beginning of the 20th century. It is from ...
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Is “I cannot best you” valid sentence? [closed]

In video game "Skyrim" enemy warriors some times cry I cannot best you! and run away. Is "I cannot best you" valid sentence? Does it mean: "I cannot defeat you"? Can I ask question: "Can you ...
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“I'm not sure if I said…” [closed]

I don't know if this sentence is right "I'm not sure if I said goodbye to you" It just sounds a little bit weird! And if there's any other sentence that has the same meaning but it does not sound so ...
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Are these sentences the same in meaning? [closed]

Are these sentences the same in meaning do they make sense? The idea being focused on is not allowing for something to take place: We won't have objects thrown around the room. We won't have objects ...
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Convert into a simple sentence

The sentence is - They called their goodbyes and the train pulled out of the station. The answer given in the book is - They having called their goodbyes, the train pulled out of the station. Is ...
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please let me know whether the below sentence is correct [closed]

"Please let me know that, if I apply for NOC for Family residence Visa today the NOC will be issued with new salary or with previous salary."
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will using comma be considered as a long sentence? [closed]

I got feedback from my supervisor saying that "Try to write shorter sentences, the text will be more easy to read", he thought this sentence is too long: Distributed systems are in the core of ...
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Become / get, successfully / effectually, together / common / united [closed]

Currently I'm looking for a product name. The goal of this product is that everyone can get successful with the power of a network (together, united) But I don't know which combination makes sense: ...
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Understanding the referent of a pronoun in this sentence [closed]

The sentence is taken from clash of clan game tips screen. Pekka's armour is so heavy that the spring trap doesn't work on her. Now, I would like to know, what is the referent for the ...
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Does the following sentence need punctuation?

Two youngsters in a bush surely didn't give a good impression. Two youngsters in a bush: surely it didn't give a good impression. Two youngsters in a bush; surely it didn't give a good ...
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My as an adjective, posessive pronoun, or prepositional phrase?

During English class, we have been diagramming sentences, as described at http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/, and have had some confusion as to whether the term "my" should be considered an adjective, ...
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Can we omit the preposition “to” in the phrase “be responded to by”? And why?

In an article, I have read a sentence as follows: In the Golgi stress response, insufficient organelle capacity is responded to by augmentation of glycosylation enzyme expression and vesicular ...
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What is the difference of these two sentences?

Please explain the difference of these sentences.... 1) The garden is not as large as yours. 2) The garden is not larger than yours. I feel these are same. But is there difference? Please teach ...
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I love you for like ever [closed]

Can I say: "I love you for like ever" or I should say "I will love you for like ever" or both forms are correct? Thank you very much!