Questions about the structure of sentences

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What is correct - “Take a look at it once” OR “Once take a look at it”?

I want to frame a sentence telling someone to take a look at some work I did. How do I frame the sentence? Please take a look at it once. or Please once take a look at it. To be clear - ...
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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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Is the “if only” construction correct in the following phrase?

"If only they had accepted that they make a mistake" Is it correct to say so? I don't understand why the tense is past perfect after "if only" in this sentence.
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“accounts for up to” vs “is gained from”

I am arguing with my colleague about what phrase is easier to understand, i.e. "accounts for up to" vs "is gained from". My wording is the following: Sometimes this sector accounts for up to 70% ...
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How to use the word “proposition”?

Does it make sense to write "Therefore, the proposition statement of this essay is flawed"
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Does this sentence exceed using verb? [closed]

I wonder whether the below sentence exceeds using verb or not? This disease at least is likely to spread around country have many people. The main reason why I ask about exceeding using verb is ...
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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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“reason given” vs “given reason” [migrated]

Which is grammatically superior? The Hallows are a dangerous place, but if that is the reason given to abandon him, then she would forge ahead. The Hallows are a dangerous place, but if that ...
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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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Context understanding and structure of sentence

America's capacity utilisation, for example, hit historically high levels earlier this year, and its jobless rate (5.6% in August) has fallen below most estimates of the natural rate of ...
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Need help identifying epistrophe

I have a small presentation on epistrophe coming up and I want to make sure I don't say anything incorrect. Would the sentence "Ever since I left the city you, you, you" (it's from the song "Hotline ...
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Wording of sentence [migrated]

Non-native English speaker here. I want to inform someone that we cannot provide them with the data she requested right away since we still have not received it from a third-party. However, we are ...
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Usage of “across”

Does this sentence make sense? "Each transaction generates a huge amount of data across the supply chain" I'm writing a statement of purpose and want to convey that a large amount of data is ...
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Structure of this sentence is not clear to me

How can I change the structure of the last sentence? Ultimately, Spam is facilitated by the low cost of interruption. Unlike written mail and phone calls of the past, there is no postage or ...
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Need help understanding a sentence using “to which” repeatedly

I encountered this sentence: "The funds shall be used to pay all redemption payments due on such date as between each Class A Preferred Share in proportion to the full amounts to which the holders to ...
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Usage of the English language in judgements [closed]

Having read judgements, again and again, I keep stumbling upon this construction which really irritates me, as I do not understand how people so well-educated can use the verb find in its wrong form. ...
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“X want to do Y?” as a question [duplicate]

I've heard sentences like 'He want to do something? OK' a few times, where the first sentence is supposed to be a question, but there is no auxiliary verb i.e. 'Do', so I'm confused.
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Is “Inversely Proportional” the right term here?

The effort required to design something is inversely proportional to the simplicity of the result. -Roy T. Fielding, http://roy.gbiv.com/untangled/2008/rest-apis-must-be-hypertext-driven ...
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I have a bad feeling about this. [from “Star Wars”]

This is a famous line from Star Wars: (1) I have a bad feeling about this. In that sentence, what exactly does the prepositional phrase 'about this' post-modify? In other words, is it an ...
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“What was really amazing, is that, the house had a little balcony.” [closed]

Is this sentence correct? What was really amazing, is that, the house had a little balcony.
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what does ' but so too' mean? [migrated]

I came across the following sentence on the BBC new. China's headline annual economic growth numbers are important to the rest of the world - but so too are other monthly economic data as they ...
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Is this really just a problem with an adverb clause lacking a subordinating conjunction?

Here is the example sentence “While I knew you were angry,” stammered the fellow, huffing along behind his beleaguered friend, “this was not what I had in mind.” I figure that the "huffing along ...
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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 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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Early Modern English - How Many Uses of Conjugated Verbs in a Single Sentence

Using Early Modern English, can I have more than one conjugated verb in a sentence? For example, would I be more correct to say, "Thinkest thou that thou could take us to see him?" (Note that only ...
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To Infinitive or Not Infinitive

I am wondering if the lack of infinitive "to+have" in the section highlighted below raises any flags for anyone. People have been taught have faith and to trust — or not have faith and not to ...
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Flipping Sentences and Verb Agreement

Is the following sentence grammatically correct in regards subject-verb agreement? One of the main facets of the soul is the feelings humans treasure above all: love and compassion. The ...
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Why is there a negation of “ability” but not a negation of “agility”?

Would like to know what is the reasoning behind the use of some prefixes for example if one were to use "un-"able as opposed to "dis-"able the situational context is understood yet the same does not ...
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“When once they had done this, …” - what's with “when once”?

From George Orwell's 1984, part 2 chapter 9: For if leisure and security were enjoyed by all alike, the great mass of human beings who are normally stupefied by poverty would become literate and ...
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Is the sentence grammer correct? “During the meeting that … , I had …”? [closed]

"During the meeting that Dr. Edward Smith coordinated last month, I had the chance to meet with you and hear the possible projects ..." English is my second language, and I usually feel that my ...
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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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Is it ok to use “follow” to start a sentence as an object? [closed]

I saw a sentence earlier today: Follow this checklist prior to embarking on your next camping trip to help you avoid running into problems during your trip away. I have a couple questions ...
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“Love is for real” or “Love is real” [closed]

Which one of these sentences is correct: "Love is for real" "Love is real" Please give me a relatively comprehensive answer which indicates which one is correct and why, and if both of ...
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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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Is “So that, I can program microprocessor according to my desires.” a fragment?

Fifth, In order to communicate each component I should use some kind of IDE (Integrated Device Electronics). So that, I can program microprocessor according to my desires. This sentence ...
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Proper way of phrasing a sentence [closed]

I have a scenario where I had given some amount of money to someone and now he is asking me if I urgently need my money back. I want to say that it's not urgent to return the money. Take your time ...
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Trying to avoid repetitive words; I am tired of the phrase “have to” [closed]

As in: I have to do this. - It feels dull. Also I'm sick of: looked and next. They are problematic and I'm tired of using them in my WIP. So any help is appreciated. There are may other repeated ...
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How does Yoda's speech sound to native English speakers?

There have been a few questions about the sentence structure used by the Star Wars character named Yoda: Yoda's sentence structure What term can be used to describe Yoda's speech? When nine ...
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Is that grammatically right if I use two predicates without using a conjunction to link them? [duplicate]

Is it grammatically right if I use two predicates without using a conjunction to link them? There are many sentences using this structure when I read a composition. Examples: He became a ...
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believe that S+V/ believe O+O.C

I am not an English native speaker, and I have a question about the following sentences: I believe that Mary will arrive tomorrow. (grammatical) *I believe Mary to arrive tomorrow. ...
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Is the structure “need for somebody to do something” grammatically correct?

When you compare the following two sentences: John does his own work and does not need for others to do his work in his stead, nor does he involve himself in the works of others. and John ...
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Is the structure “This is because… and so…” grammatically correct?

For example, in the sentence: This is because he was smart, and he worked hard, and so he was very rich. Is this structure correct? If not, how can the sentence be corrected?
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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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Present participle and perfect participle in subordinate clause [closed]

In what case can the present participle / perfect participle replace a subordinate clause? If the subject of the main clause differs from the subject in the subordinate clause, how is the subordinate ...
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“Forbidden” / “permitted” directly followed by object

Is it correct to say "He is forbidden wine" or "Wine is forbidden him"? Most often these would be expressed as "He is forbidden to drink wine" or "Wine is forbidden to him," but I occasionally see the ...
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Using multiple commas per sentence to increase the number of concepts that can be mentioned [closed]

I have a pretty loaded sentence with numerous commas and I am not sure whether the comma usage is appropriate. "Pyrene was shown to bind weakly, and one of its derivatives, 1-aminopyrene, more ...
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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?)
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Does “but I digress” normally get used before or after going off-topic?

So i have the following "you've never pissed off a Miko before have you? they can forcefully bind a Geis to you if you do not comply to the laws they set for their shrine and that Miko really ...
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In the adjective+preposition collocation, can any other word occur in between them?

I am hungry for breakfast is an example of such collocation while I have lived by the bay area isn't because it has a slightly different grammatical pattern. My question is whether there ...
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“I have been there first time”: Does this sentence sound awkward?

I have been there first time. The reason why I think this might not be natural is that the expression "first time" seems to describe "past". You do not use the present perfect with an adverb ...