Questions about the structure of sentences

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

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] ...
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Comment on sentence formation and need of using 'commas! [closed]

I would like to express my appreciation and gratitude for your and your team’s support and assistance in the successful and on-time completion of the enterprise.
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How do I say “He played varied roles very well in the movie”

What is the best way to say "the actor plays various roles in the movie?" What i really want to say is that the actor played many different kinds of emotions and personalities very well. I'm having in ...
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If i wanted to say, I agree. which one is more acceptable to use,

If i wanted to say, I agree. which one is more acceptable to use, I will not disagree or i wouldn't disagree. can someone explain the difference please? Thanks!
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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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I have no question [migrated]

"I have no question of my grandmother's dedication" vs. "I have no question of whether my grandmother is dedicated" vs. "I do not question my grandmother's dedication." Which can be used, ...
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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 ...
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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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Which one is correct to use? [migrated]

I'm confused with a sentence that would ask for concerns in business writing. Which of the below sentences is correct to use: Let us know if any concerns. or Let us know concerns if any.
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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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How is this a valid sentence without the word “creates” in it?

How is the below sentence valid? "Second, globalization doesn’t create a convergent, but a divergent economy." Shouldn't it be "but it creates a divergent economy"? If this is a valid sentence ...
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Parallel Structure [duplicate]

I read the following script in a TOEIC Speaking book: “Hi, Mohammed. This is Sam. I just got your voicemail about the printing job. I would rather go with the original printer. Maybe you can ask them ...
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Should this sentence use the word “one” or “you”?

Is the sentence One only has to look at the size of Claire’s house to know that you can make a lot of money as a doctor. correct? I'm not sure whether mixing the words "one" and "you" in the ...
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What is grammatically incorrect with the sentence: “Moving to a new town and making new friends is hard for people of all ages.”?

What is grammatically incorrect with the sentence: "Moving to a new town and making new friends is hard for people of all ages."? Is it the subject/verb agreement?
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Using multiple “ands” in a list

I am writing a paper, and I don't know if the following sentence is grammatically correct... For years dichotomies have controlled humanity in multiple areas: mind and body, truth and falsity, ...
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What is implied in this sentence? [closed]

In "How to write mathematics" by Halmos I came accross the following fragment: "A credit line from me here wouldn’t add a thing to their stature, but my possible misunderstanding, misplacing, and ...
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Is spoiled in a good use here ? [closed]

For example I want to know if my actions did "ruin" someones weekend, but use for ruin a softer/nicer word can this be "spoil" and the sentence would look like this: I hope i did not spoil your ...
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Describing the syntax in a sentence from Jane Austen's Emma

I'm writing an essay on a passage from Jane Austen's Emma and am trying to comment upon the structure of a certain sentence. I know what I want to say (in terms of the effects of the syntax), but I ...
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Usage of “Have something to do with”

The other day, I was eating at a restaurant with my mate. The food was really good but the waiters seemed to be rather rude. Then when we left there, my mate asked me what I thought of this ...
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so, “Spend time doing something” = “Have time doing something”, right?

Ok, check the dictionary, I can see this structure "spend something doing something" Ex: I spend too much time watching television. However, I also see people talk Ex: I have a good time hiking ...
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which of the following sentence structures using 'such' is preferable?

Such odd, such ridiculous houses the Earth people built. Can the above text be written as Such odd, and ridiculous houses the Earth people built. [?] ... Thank you.
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Is the plural of 'a friend's book' 'a friend's books' or 'friend's books'? [duplicate]

this question concerns only the INDEFINITE article, I don't care for the definite article or 'of' forms here. In the following construction a friend's book a boy's toy a guy's car Question: do you ...
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Adverbs order in sentences and their meaning (what's emphasised)? [duplicate]

I'm from Germany and so I've got some problems with adverbs. As you might know, in german there are no differences between adjectives and adverbs. I know the difference between adverbs and ...
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What is the grammar of the quote: “There isn't a Parallel of Latitude but thinks it would have been the Equator if it had had its rights.”?

Though I understand more or less the meaning of this quote, I cannot see that it is really a grammatical English sentence. It can be found in he Chapter LXIX of Mark Twain's novel "Following the ...
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Is there a solid reference/rule on when not to put article after 'of'

I have not found any articles or documentation on this, the only thing close to it is this Zero article after "of" in "a change of place" thread which only has a single answer ...
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If a verb projects, does that make it complex?

There is a lot of discussion about simple, compound and complex sentences. However, I find this difficult to apply to verbs that project e.g. mental verbs "think, believe, understand" etc and verbal ...
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Is this sentence constructed correctly? [closed]

Is the second sentence constructed correctly? I read it several times and it seems that there's a comma missing or some discrepancy. Anyway I can't get the exact meaning of the part "has been sold to ...
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Donald Trump's run-on sentences

In every Trump speech, almost every sentence is a run-on sentence. Here is a quote from one of his speeches last year Look, having nuclear—my uncle was a great professor and scientist and ...
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What is it? “So live with it you will”

So live with it you will I wonder how this structure called, when "will" or "shall" are put at the end of the sentence. Is it just re-arrangement of parts or has any special name? Is it only ...
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Can I use the word “respectively” for this sentence?

Dunn (19xx) in Germany, Duran & Centano (20xx) in XYYX, and Zukal et al. (20xx) in Katerinska Chekoslovakia found two species of fungi, respectively. What I am trying to say is: each of the ...
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“One such type of knowledge can be that the problem” vs “One example of such knowledge is a problem”

I have a paragraph that starts with the following In order to obtain a more accurate result, additional knowledge is required. My next line is as follows but it doesn't feel right... One ...
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“If, however in advance one has knowledge…” vs “However, if in advance one has knowledge…”

I am trying to write a paper and and I am not sure of the correct phrasing of a particular sentence. Here is what I am currently using If, however, in advance one has knowledge of the material ...
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Is this a complex sentence or compound-complex sentence?

Is this a complex sentence or compound-complex sentence? Researchers who study the trajectory of biodiversity loss are alarmed that, within the century, an exponentially rising extinction rate ...
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Sentence Structure Question

What kind of clause or phrase is used in the first part of the following sentence (Frail and seemingly disoriented at times)? Would you elaborate on its structure. Frail and seemingly disoriented ...
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Is there a name for this type of sentence construction?

"He was a thin leathery man with colorless eyes, so colorless that light did not reflect his eyes". What kind of construction is that? I usually see similar sentences being split into two sentences.
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I obligate or I am obligate? [closed]

Most of the time I do confused with similar like sentences. Explain like I'm 5. Thanks in advance. Research is: Are our consultants obligated to follow this Code of conduct? I am obligate to submit ...
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Identifying the subject of a complicated sentence

This sentence took me a lot of time to parse: For migrant birds, which habitats are suitable during the non-breeding season influences habitat availability, population resilience to habitat ...