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

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Breaking sentences up

What is the right term for breaking or dividing a sentence into fragments, wherein each fragment still contains a thought/meaning? e.g.: Sports can ostracize people/ who are not very good at them./
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Can somebody explain the difference

You cannot deny the fact that you were not given ample amount of time. VS You cannot deny the fact that you were given ample amount of time.
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Sentences ending with two periods. Is this always a typo?

Here's the example (right before the second photo) I saw today prompting me to ask. I have seen this on multiple occasions. A lot of them in web articles actually. I always thought that this might ...
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Alternative usage of 'Status Quo' [on hold]

What is another word, or sentence for using the phrase '...following status quo'. I am looking for an alternative and cleaner usage of this word or phrase
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Sentence structure explanation

How would I describe the difference between these two sentences? The man gave the child money. The man gave money to the child.
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what is the way of ending formal mails?

what are the ways in which we can end formal mails and also let me know what kind of beginnings are appropriate for formal mails? I generally mention : Opening:Dear Sir/Madam Closing: Thanks and ...
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Can the word “line” be used as a substitute for for “sentence” when referencing text?

Does "line" always mean row, or can it be used as a substitute for "sentence" when referencing text? Dictionary definitions seem to define "line" as one row of text. This seems a bit restrictive to ...
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Why exactly is this sentence the way it is?

I couldn't explain it in the title, my apologies. Now the sentence, in indirect-speech: Anne asked me who my favourite actor was I know this sentence is correct, but WHY isn't it the following? ...
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THE DESIGN BY OTHERS.SUBJECT TO CHANGE the sentence is correct [on hold]

THE DESIGN BY OTHERS.SUBJECT TO CHANGE is this correct sentence
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Inviting for wedding reception correct sentence formation [on hold]

I am preparing my wedding invitation. Am currently using "The celebration continues with a" , but there is two reception ceremony, one before the wedding and one after. So I got two images implying ...
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'a same matrix' or 'the same matrix'?

Synchronizing only a seed between the local sites and fusion center can let the pseudo-random number generators generate the same matrix A. Or Synchronizing only a seed between the local sites and ...
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Can I say “Thank you for your flattering comments” without sounding negative?

My colleague wrote his review on me and mentioned many good things about me. I want to show my appreciation to him, but I'm not sure if I can say "Thank you for your flattering comments" without ...
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any word can replace 'respectively'? [duplicate]

Given 'The two boys are from the rich and poor family, respectively.'. Then, can I say 'The two boys are from the rich and poor family each.' to remove the ugly comma? Any other suggestions are ...
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'eat extra two apples' or 'eat additional two apples'?

Should I say 'We want to eat extra two apples' or 'We want to eat additional two apples' ? OR both are correct? Any other suggestions are welcome. Thanks.
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Second sentence with similar meaning to the first one [closed]

-We had a long discussion about the problem but we couldn't solve it. -We discussed(length)________ but we couldn't solve it. Thanks.
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Cutting off words in complex sentences

I want to combine these 2 sentences using "while" and using as few words as possible: "Domestic trade happens within the country." "International trade happens outside the country." Are the ...
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'as good asymptotically as' or 'asymptotically as good as'?

In terms of grammar, should I say 'The error bound of AA is as good asymptotically as that of BB' OR 'The error bound of AA is asymptotically as good as that of BB' ? Or both are correct?
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Need explanation for some sentences [closed]

I see one of my friend post this status, I just feel it's a bit difficult to understand. Event photographers cannot read minds. You have to be specific about what kind of photos are needed (and ...
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We received/had received a letter [duplicate]

I want to acknowledge on receipt of a letter. Which one is correct "we received" or "we had received"? And please explain the usages too. Thanks
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Polite email which gives update to a client [closed]

I have to give an general update to a person who is expecting a document from me. How can I politely put it? Is the following message good enough? Just to give an update. We are working on the ...
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Hyphenation in “First computer crime targeted laws”

I am preparing a presentation for my English class. My question is whether the phrase First computer crime targeted laws should have any hyphens in it such as computer-crime-targeted
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How to describe things in order in terms of one property?

I am writing my thesis report and I'm not a native English speaker. And I wrote this sentence which is a bit long: As for the main injection phase, the spray angle of each nozzle subject to the ...
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“Definitely require to” vs “Definitely required to” [migrated]

If you believe that the world is divided into good guys and bad guys, then you are definitely need to refine your brain. OR you are definitely require to refine your brain. OR you are ...
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Can someone explain this sentence?

Historians see history as being driven by a combination of cumulative long-term trends and short to mid-term cycles, each of which contains the seeds of a subsequent but familiar situation. ...
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What is the correct structure for this sentence (IT)

XYZ Servers are small machines used to facilitate ABCD. They are automatically launched and discarded on your hosting account as needed. XYZ Servers are small machines used to facilitate ABCD. They ...
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“effective and efficient estimation” or “accurate and efficient estimation”?

In math, we always need to derive some methods and strategies to estimate an unknown thing. For a good method, first it should get an estimation that is as accurate as possible, and second it should ...
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Usage of article and grammatical number for the term “same name”

I'm writing a technical documentation which should describe in a short sentence that I'm trying to find all groups of files from a set of files where all files within a group share a common (but ...
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Please let me know the meaning of one sentence “Who knew that thing would top out at one twenty”

I have one question about drama dialogue. Please see the sentence below and FYI, Vito is a criminal and it's the scene the case solved. Surprisingly, Vito's truck got all the way to Arizona before ...
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Meaning of “Guy’s heart’s gotta look like a whoopee cushion” [closed]

I don't understand the bold part. Could you help this? The background is morgue. Dr. Dick Miller: Internal bleeding from impact. Fatal sternal fracture, eight broken ribs, guy’s heart’s gotta ...
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How to say “because the time is limited, we stop at this point” [closed]

I am in the process of writing my PhD thesis. In the introduction, after introducing the research problems and explaining the partial result achieved I want to say that because the time is limited we ...
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“Disclaimer: mock-up screens employ source material from the internet under fair-use policy”

Does the sentence in the title make sense? I have a document where I have inserted some mock-up screens that I created myself. However, the screens consist of graphics which I downloaded from the ...
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Is “and” used correctly in this sentence? How does it change the meaning if I remove it?

It's hard for me to figure out why the writer uses "and" in the end of the following sentence. Like "and of which we and those who come after us have a right to be proud." "It is no good talking ...
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What do you call a sentence that reverses parts of the first clause in a second clause that makes sense, too?

I'm looking for the definition of a phrase like this, where two ideas of thought are reversed and still make sense. Nothing too exciting to report, but reporting nonetheless is exciting. I feel ...
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Adjective phrase/clause to describe the object of the sentence

Am I using the adjective phrase correctly in the following sentence? "I want to be someone like you, smart and beautiful." I know that using the adjective phrase to describe the subject of the ...
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Which of the following sentences is correct, thinking in a context related with work?

I have the following question, i am thinking in a context related with the work, Which of the following sentences is correct? I am here to substitute Tom. I am the substitute of Tom. The context ...
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“The sketched one” [migrated]

I'm new in the English world. This is my questions: can I say the sentence "the sketched one" to indicate a draft version of a work? Is it correct in english?
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Please help me to understand the following definition of “Precautionary Principle”

for "precautionary princple", it gives the following definition. where there are threats or serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific cerntainty shall not be used as a reason for ...
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Is this a subordinated clause?

I am looking at the question "What do you think is in the box?". If a child trying to ask this question says "what do you think what is in the box?" with intonation reflecting that they are not ...
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Is the correct format “Good morning, John” or “Good morning John”? [closed]

Which of these is in the correct format? Good morning, John. Or Good morning John.
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The expression “Call off” as a meaning of “Postpone” [closed]

As a synonym of "postpone", "call off" can be used. But, I can't understand why "call off" has a meaning of "postpone". Please tell me its origin.
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As follow or the following

I'd like to ask which one would be more appropriate to use in the examples below and if I don't count or mention more than one thing , would be complete wrong to say "as follows"? Do I use it ...
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What is wrong with the sentence: Scientists found some tracks in the area. It may be dinosaurs [closed]

I am solving some English tests and came up with question to identify the incorrect part in this sentence: Scientists found some tracks in the area. It may be dinosaurs But i didn't know what it is ...
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Help with - is, or is that

If I say: What they really mean is, everyone will be making 25 cents on the dollar. or What they really mean is that everyone will be making 25 cents on the dollar.
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Difference between “such a beast as” and “a beast such as”?

I've written a text with the sentence He was very proud of driving such a beast as the Flying Scotsman Someon has suggested I change it to He was very proud of driving a beast such as the ...
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why do we use “were” instead of “was” in second conditional sentences?

I have usually noticed that often in second conditional sentences "were" is used instead of "was". After trying to understand some concepts I couldn't understand its reason .I will be glad if you guys ...
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what does the expression “There is the slight hint of desperation off you. Of need. ” mean?

I need your help. It is a dialogue When two man have illegal transaction. After one man look another man in the eyes and then say like this. "There is the slight hint of desperation off you. Of ...
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Help of using “late” in a sentence

Is it correct that I say to my teacher "would you please start the class 30 minute late?" if I want to ask him to change the time of class from 16:00 to 16:30. and what do native people say?
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Are those sentences both negative or the first one is positive and second one is negative? [duplicate]

For he through Sin's long labyrinth had run, Nor made atonement when he did amiss... Does these sentences mean that he did not run from commiting sins nor made atonement when he did amiss or Does it ...
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To win by a lot

The Football players were magnanimous enough to compliment their opponents, even though they won _______. Is there a word or phrase that falls along the lines of "windfall", or shows that the ...
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Elephantine memory. [closed]

When something is 'Elephantine', it means that it is similar to an elephant in a certain way. Since elephants have great memory, is it alright for me to say that someone has an elephantine memory? ...