Questions about the structure of sentences

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Can we say “I early came” or “I, early, came” like “I, hardly, know you”? [migrated]

I can understand that 'hardly' was put soon after 'I' to give stress on the adverb. Why does it feel incorrect if someone says, "I early came" or "I, early, came". It seems some people often use "...
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Should I use a comma after “noted that”?

Should I use a comma after "noted that" in the following sentence? Tom and Dick, while driving the car, noted that at speed bumps, the suspension was making noise. A preliminary Google ...
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“I feel myself unhappy” vs “I feel unhappy”

I feel myself unhappy. The above sentence strikes me as somewhat peculiar. What is the difference between "I feel myself unhappy" and "I feel unhappy"?
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is the sentence “But we didn’t be informed before” grammatically correct? [on hold]

is the sentence "But we didn’t be informed before" grammatically correct? please answer my post.
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How to read the symbol © within a text

I'm working on the copy for an album's liner notes, and text with the following structure is to appear: All songs © 2016 [publishing company X] and [publishing company Y], except tracks 3, 4, and ...
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Is it correct to say that C is an object in the following sentence: [on hold]

"A changes B in a manner similar to C." Is it correct to say that A is the subject of the sentence where B and C are objects?
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Please help me to give me sentence structure(grammar) detail [closed]

Please help me to give me sentence structure detail as following Nothing I did would ever satisfy my father. Like "did" <-- is it emphasizing word , it like I "do" have a problem isn't ...
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What is the technical term for an infinite sentence?

Is there a name for the infinite (repeating, unending) sentence or paragraph? Here is an example of what I mean: Joe Blow is a chef, painter, author and vocalist from San Francisco who enjoys vinyl ...
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Preposition to use with (developed) [closed]

Which one is correct developed over the years, working across a varied spectrum of industries developed over the years through working across a varied spectrum of industries developed over the ...
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What's this construction called? “Him being the nice person he is, helped her out”

Or "He, being the nice person that he is, helped her out." Which one is correct and what's the construction called?
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What is a good practice to improve english online? [closed]

I am trying hard to improve my written english. Specifically, I want to improve the quality of my written texts in terms of vocabulary and sentence structuring. Can you please let me know some useful ...
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Placement of is in a sentence

I'm reading a professionally written business document and I am seeing the word "is" placed oddly to my eyes and ears. I wanted to see if there is a grammatical reason for the choice that I should be ...
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information that there is

Is it possible for noun "information" to take on content clause as below? "I have some information that there is a guy with a gun in the building." "I have some information that a girl was cheating ...
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What's the shortest complete sentence in English? [duplicate]

What is the shortest complete sentence? I believe it's "I Am." Is it correct?
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'on the globe' or 'across the globe'? [migrated]

I am having trouble understanding the mistake in the following sentence. Our country is blessed with more educated people than any other country, and we have arguably most number of graduates on the ...
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“How to NOT create own company. Case study.” Is it a correct title for presentation? [closed]

I want to create a presentation, in which I will tell people about my mistakes which I made, when I started my own company. I have a difficulty with defining a title in English :( I have a gut ...
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How to use semicolons in a series.

I am aware that while semicolons are most commonly used to connect to independent clauses in a single sentence, they also can be used instead of a comma in a series where using more commas would be ...
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What do you mean that it's wrong?

What do you mean that it's wrong? In the above sentence, is the that-clause an adverbial clause? Or a complement? What is the syntactic function of the string "(that) it's wrong"? In other words, ...
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Does this senence make it seem like my grandparents are part of porbandar? [migrated]

I have to make the following sentence less ambiguous I stay with my family in a small house in porbandar which includes my grandparents. My attempt is: I stay with my family which includes ...
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“Could you Please provide me the details…”? [closed]

When we write a business email and want some information from the mail recipient, then which is the most professional way to ask for information. Does using "Please" in a sentence makes it look bad?
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Using 'a' or 'an' with quantities [duplicate]

I seem to have trouble deciding whether or not to use 'a' or 'an' when followed by quantities: Built (a/an) 120 lb. robot. and Built (a/an) 18"x 18"x 18" robot. In terms of pronunciation,...
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In large part… in small part

What is the "conjunction" for in large part? For example: Items in this category were in large part based on Doyle and Stern’s (2006) definitions of globalization, and in small part based on ...
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Struggling writing a sentence

I am filling up my CV and I decided to put in a brief description of a company where I am currently working. I wrote the following sentence: The service helps finding spare parts throughout ...
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Need help coordinating/joining sentence verbs

I don’t like to be around people and am an introvert. or I don't like to be around people and tend to be introverted. The focus here is not on how I can construct a better sentence but to ...
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Change of voice within a sentence

I am currently proof-reading a technical manual and am coming across numerous instances of sentence structure which I believe to be incorrect. Here's an example: After filling in a custom field, ...
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I don't understand what this sentence means [closed]

Investors are grateful that the attorney general has stepped in to pursue inquiries into the misfeasance in the financial markets, given that the regulators officially charged with policing the ...
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“Answers arrive in a piecemeal fashion”

I am being told that this sentence is not in a proper construction: "Answers arrive in a piecemeal fashion." Neither Book Google nor standard Google search yields a single result using quotation ...
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Nested question in a sentence

I was taught that any terminal punctuation marks end the sentence, however I have a particular sentence that I have been wrangling with: In order to answer the research question “Are bi-lingual ...
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Which one of these is correct? [migrated]

1 It would make him to being / to be a good person. Which one ,and why?Do both? 2 There is an idiom , 'turn on head'.Eg- turn the game on its head. It will turn the placement on its head. But 'It ...
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Debris “is” or “are” called toxins

"Debris are called toxins." In this sentence, should I use "is" or "are"? I understand "debris" is an uncountable noun, so normally I would use "is". But I am referring to different kinds of debris. ...
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Can somebody explain the difference [closed]

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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What are all possible and grammatically correct variations of the following sentence? [closed]

It pushed them with a great force. I can think of the following: They were pushed by it with a great force. [passive voice] With a great force it pushed them. [is it correct? sounds unnatural] A ...
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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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Sentence transformation! [closed]

How do you write this sentence: "My family and I like to rest at the weekend." using the word easy. "My family and I ____ at the weekend." Thanks!
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Commas using adverbs and clauses [closed]

Where should my commas be placed in the sentence below for proper punctuation? When the market place is expensive meaning higher prices the result is a low demand, since the same amount of money can ...
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Thank You to Manager [closed]

I sent an email to my manager with the information he asked and he responded back that "Thank you for the details and hope you are well". Should I respond back that "I'm doing good and thank you for ...
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Descriptions of frequency versus present tense

Is there ever a difference between descriptions of frequency and the present tense? For example, is there a difference between "I speak English." (referring to frequent speaking of English) and "I ...
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sentence structure: Why is the subject placed in the end of this sentence?

While I was reading a Barron's book, I saw this sentence. Its structure is not as what I always knew, but it seemed much more beautiful to me. "Along with the rise of agricultural societies came ...
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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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“Backward ran sentences until reeled the mind.” What does this sentence mean?

Do your best to be lucid. ("I see but one rule: to be clear", Stendhal.) Simple sentences help. Keep complicated constructions and gimmicks to a minimum, if necessary by remembering the New ...
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How do you explain the usage of “with”?

I'm looking for a logical explanation of how we use the preposition "with" in the following context: The company took the first place with their competition a distant second. North America ...
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Two relative clauses together before the main verb

I would like to ask if the following sentence is grammatically correct because apparently two relative clause was used successively without any relative pronoun or whatever it is that sentence needs. ...
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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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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 this a fragment or a sentence? [closed]

Is this a sentence: Seems we could use some shaping from our building practices today.
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Is “Hello, World!” a sentence?

I proposed a programming puzzle, where the question is to generate gramatically correct sentence with the shortest program (see: [http://codegolf.stackexchange.com/questions/78138/linguistic-code-golf]...
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“neither … nor ” alternative

Is it correct ? I don't currently have neither an irish residence nor an irish bank account yet or I could say : I don't have an irish residence and an irish bank account yet
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“It is so began my story of success”

I had a private student who brought in a short story for me to mark. The narrator in the story is a girl violinist who performs in a concert and is spotted by a talent scout. He's so impressed by ...