Questions about the structure of sentences

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is there any difference between the two sentences?

Yesterday, I was listening to a podcast and I came across a sentence like " download the podcast if you are going to improve your english " I guess , it means the same thing as if you want to improve ...
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What is the meaning of these lyrics?

What is the meaning of the lyrics of well know song by Enya - May it be ? May it be an evening star shines down upon you. May it be the shadow's call will fly away.
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Can anyone help me about this phrase: “had I not + V_pII/V_ed”?

I'm learning English, but my English is very bad. I have a question about this sentence: The principal approached me and asked me that why had I not brought the book? When I translate the sentence I ...
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Please let me know which is correct? [on hold]

1,Is there any difference between If only every single person in a dark, loud nightclub was carrying a gun, as soon as the first shot is fired, everyone could have joined in and begun firing at ...
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poor sentence example to fix [on hold]

Initial contact person for students and visitors to the Campus both in person and over telephone, greets callers, provide as much accurate infprmation pertaining to their need and if necessary forward ...
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Correct form of word “write” [migrated]

Is it right to ask someone formally " are you going to "write" GRE this month"? Or what would be the correct form of " are you going to "write" GRE this month"?
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Issue with the word order in a sentence

This sentence: Please indicate the best date, time and time zone for us to start the upgrade in your response. seems to have an incorrect word order. I have no idea how to fix things up without ...
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Is it okay if I say, peoples a right word? [closed]

Is it correct to say "The peoples from different state of India come together to form people of India" ?
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Is having two subjects in one sentence a common mistake?

One of my friend told me that i often make this kind of mistake in my writing, that is having 2 subjects in one sentece. What troubles me is it sounds perfectly fine to me and it could be that i've ...
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Mid position adverb

I am confused with the use of mid position adverbs in passive sentences, you can check in Google Scholar that these two structure is used more often than their counterparts. "can also be seen" and "...
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a sentence in ESPN sport [closed]

ESPN is kind of pleasant stuff for me to improve my reading, but sometimes, they really freak me out. Here is the sentence: Arsenal are interested in Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi as they ...
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Does a period, semicolon, comma, or nothing go there?

Recently, I was being tongue in cheek when I wrote the following words: I'm quite dead, I assure you. Someone felt inclined to correct my grammar and say that it was a comma splice. They ...
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Can we use the word “please” while throwing an error message [migrated]

I am trying build a software with proper error messages. I want English words, sentence suggestion for an error message below Please supply host name/IP address Should we stop using the word ...
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Sentence validation [closed]

Is the below sentence correct? "Today is gone good". People are saying that the day is passed, so we have to use "has" instead of "is". Also please tell me the correct usage of "good", if it is ...
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Thanks~Don't know how to describe a detail classification

I am not sure if the Title is correct describe what I want to ask for help. I am writing a formal report. And the below sentences I am not sure how to draft. Would you please help me. Thank you in ...
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Is the following use of that necessary? [duplicate]

I have heard that Trump is a businessmen. Is the "that" necessary?
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Can I start a sentence with “For the last ten years…?”

Can I start a sentence with "For the last ten years...?" and do I need to put a comma after that. For instance, "For the last ten years, I have been doing my PhD". I am grateful for your help.
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Definition of 'including a and b' [duplicate]

I have just stumbled upon a reddit argument that perplexed the language geek in me. The argument is over the phrase In addition, Season Pass owners gain special monthly exclusive content drops ...
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Is it correct to use Exclamation mark(!) in the introduction of a Professional Email? [closed]

I work with teams that are in different geographic zones. This is how I usually, start the email introduction. for example:- Hi Linda, Good Morning! or Greetings! Is it correct to use exclamation ...
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I have four children - Simple Present Tense or Something else?

I'm studying english and have been reading about Tenses. It is my understanding that Perfect tense sentences use HAVE, HAD or WILL HAVE as auxiliary verbs. Some examples of different tenses have ...
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Is it possible to use “as” in a metaphor?

Ive seen a lot of places saying anything with "like" or "as" is ALWAYS a simile but are there any exceptions? E.g. 1) I am as sly as a fox - simile 2) I am a bird that flies high in the sky - ...
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How to put following sentence in proper manner.

I am preparing my resume and I have hard time describing one of my work experience. I have one of the experience in which I was working to company "Z" through company "Y" under the payroll of company ...
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Why answer with “which it is”? [duplicate]

I realise it's probably an outdated form, but this exchange (from Master and Commander) makes me wonder: Captain: Killick! Killick there! What do you have for us tonight? Cook: Which it's ...
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Complements of Causative Structure

From the sentence He makes me love English. I was told that "love English" is an object complement. However, my teacher told me that a complement can only be a noun, an adj, and prep. phrase. ...
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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 “it should be 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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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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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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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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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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“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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“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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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 ...