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Interpretation of a message

Please help resolve a disputed text message and its meaning. The question is whether the sender of the message stated that he had left the garage door open when leaving the house. I ve left the ...
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Structure - Would that … were true [duplicate]

The introduction of ‘smart’ ID cards, the use of biometrics, and electronic road pricing represent major developments in methods of surveillance. Only the malevolent could legitimately object ...
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How are these two sentences connected?

I have a doubt about this sentence: They stood in the streetlight through the kitchen window there’d never been much point putting curtains over The sentence is taken from a book, so it should ...
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Can “yell 'word' for passcode” be considered a wordplay? [closed]

Consider the following sentence: Yell "word" for passcode. Obviously it instructs one to yell "word" in order to get a passcode. To me it looks like the sentence could be read as a wordplay ...
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I do not OR I not [duplicate]

In the below sentences, do is not present. My doctor insists that I (do) not eat donuts with chocolate sauce and hamburger patties for breakfast. It's imperative you (do) not sing when your ...
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analyze the structure of a long sentence [closed]

Thus, a highly-accurate automatic fall detection system is likely to be a significant part of the living environment for the elderly to expedite and improve the medical care provided while ...
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Using “and” with names that have “and” in them

I taught him Microprocessor and Interfacing and Professional Ethics. Here Microprocessor and Interfacing is the first subject, and Professional Ethics is the second. The same professor taught me ...
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is “How is conditions being unfair not an issue?” grammatically correct?

I wrote "How is conditions being unfair not an issue?" instead of "How are conditions being unfair not an issue?" as I believe the subject of the sentence is 'conditions being unfair' rather than ...
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The delivery may be accelerated?

I'm writing a quotation and have to estimate a delivery date. My estimate is that we will make the delivery at January 1st. However, this will be impacted by when the project starts. It is in our ...
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Usage of “however”

In the below sentence, the word however is used at the end. New genome editing techniques—in particular the CRISPR system Church and his team are using—offer new hope, however. In 1987 Japanese ...
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Use of “then'” in the sentence

I came across the below sentence in this article. "The emasculated society of Europe serves, then, as a warning to conservatives, and reinforces their belief that America must reverse the trend of ...
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confusion in two sentences of present simple

As we know that there is a sentence "Allah says" this sentence is correct, but when we say "God bless you" why not " God blesses you"
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Does this sentence make any sense to you?

"Never play the podcast from anywhere but the start" What does this sentence mean to you? By podcast I mean a house music episode that is one hour long.
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judging the intended meaning of the two sentences below

james is max's supposedly Irish ancestor. james is max's supposed Irish ancestor. what can we interpret from these? which is the correct one? I understand that "supposedly" modifies the adjective ...
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Cleft sentences

Let's assume that John gave me a cat. I can rephrase the fact with: What John did was to give me a cat What John did was give me a cat What John did was, he gave me a cat But can I say the ...
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“That” between “thought” and “could”

Is It was me that Mr. Jones thought could do it. correct? Is that required between thought and could?
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Two verbal nouns with one/two prepositional phrases

I have a question on English style. Take the following sentence: Following the Candidate Shabbat, all participants are mailed an official letter of acceptance to or rejection from the program. ...
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Format of this sentence [closed]

(Thank you) (for something) (John) Or (Thank you) (John) (for something) I've been seeing a lot of people speaking the latter and it's annoying me so I'm wondering which is wrong and right, ...
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Help me get vs help me to get [duplicate]

Example sentences: I think that studying another day will help me to get a higher mark in the test I think that studying another week will help me to improve my qualities This is how I would say ...
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Is this a correct construction: “Up to some point in the past I was not aware”?

How should I construct a sentence that would mean Up to some time in the past I was not aware of something (e.g., Until a few days ago, I did not know that you arrived in the city.)? Is the sentence ...
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How to use a person's given name, followed by what they're also known as, in the same sentence

How do we use a person's given name, followed by what they're also known as, in the same sentence? For example, There's just no denying that Barry Allan a.k.a. The Flash is one extremely fast ...
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Grammatical structure of a complex sentence

Many things are unclear in the following sentence, and I want your help to understand them: 1. Its grammatical structure is complicated, and I can understand nothing from it. 2. What is the ...
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Sentence structure of second amendment

Wikipedia mentions two versions. As passed by the Congress and preserved in the National Archives: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the ...
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Using two “it”s in a sentence [closed]

So I am pretty bad at English which I put down to apathy/Dyslexia when I was younger as you are about to find out. I was writing a sentence on Skype just now to my friend and it did not seem right, ...
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Is this sentence correct, are there any better ways to phrase this sentence? [closed]

I'm trying to say that many people are doing the same thing -- when I did it, I was viewed differently. But the sentence sounds a bit dull, I'd like other ways to phrase this or suggestions. While ...
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Does this sentence have two different possible meanings?

I'm not a native English speaker and when I read the following sentence (which is taken from a roleplaying manual) I find it to be very confusing because of two possible meanings. Any "shaken" ...
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What is it called when we use “through which” “about whom”, “whose”, etc

I would like to know how to refer to the sentance structure that is used in formal contexts, when "through which", "for whom" etc. are typically used. Are these non-defining relative pronouns? ...
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For as a coordinate connector

In this sentence "for" is used as coordinate connector, so therefore, both before and after "for" should be a complete clause right? "Despite its small size and slow gait, the wolverine is an ...
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Make a billing details default? Is it correct English?

We have a situation where we are asking the user to select one billing details and make it default, from the different billing details that he has already provided to us. The billing details consider ...
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the first case … is the court's decision

As I have said many times, I'm translating some wordy document, and here is another sentence that need shedding some light on: Thus the first case cited by the Court in Schwinn for the proposition ...
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state the reach of something against something as doing something

I encountered this sentence while translating a lawsuit and now I'm quite confused about what it intends to say: Court stated the reach of the per se rule against tie-ins under 1 of the Sherman Act ...
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Is it correct to use two present verbs sequentially?

"We are currently in the process of finishing planning for the outage." It the above sentence grammatically correct? Is the above sentence ideally structured? If not, what would be a better way of ...
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the usage of 'which'

I'm doing review for a journal. There are many sentences which really confuse me. For example: We employ similarity learning using Ranking-SVM to learn parameters Is it better to change it like ...
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“The process was done correctly” Confirm the correct steps have been taken

My question is if the sentence "the process was done correctly" is grammatically correct and in a logical sequence of words that can be understood. I seems straight forward to me but I'm not ...
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Can't come up with the correct sentence

I have some trouble coming up with the right sentence for a form input where I'm asking a user's first and last name. What I'm actually trying to say is that the name the user is filling in will be ...
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Is this sentence correct English?

I am not a native English speaker. But I would like to know if the following sentence is correct? "Choose a password at least 6 characters long." Or should it be something like "Choose a password ...
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Proper sentence choice, while sending reply through email [closed]

I have to reply someone through email asking for more information. Which one of the following two statements is the most prefered one in this scenario? Can you kindly send me more information about ...
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Is this sentence grammatically sound?

None of those fancy words are correct in the context you used them. Should it be None of those fancy words are correct in the context in which you used them. Or : None of those fancy ...
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Embedding a sentence in another sentence

In my native language Slovene, we often put a sentence in the middle of another sentence to further clarify the context. An example would be, A few years ago - being young and stupid - I was ...
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Fixing a series of loose sentences: Strunk & White [closed]

Rule 18 of Strunk & White talks about avoiding a succession of loose sentences. It gives the following example for a bad construction: The third concert of the subscription series was given ...
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Is a comma necessary before “for which”?

Is a comma needed in this sentence? Is for which used correctly in this sentence? We define message codes for which security is well defined.
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Sentence comparison

According to a survey of graduating medical students conducted by the Association of American Medical Colleges, minority graduates are nearly four times more likely than are other graduates in ...
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Is it correct to use “pointing out” in this context?

I am writing in this context I am so excited about XXXX. Thanks a lot for pointing it out to me. You are great Is point out the correct expression to use? Note: the one I am sending ...
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Past Perfect - Right or Wrong?

I am in an English course, in Cambridge School, in Lisbon, Portugal, and I am learning Past Perfect. I am also in a Pastry course, and today we had our first English lesson. The teacher wrote some ...
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So if I don't see you till then

Often I hear the follow said (or similar variations): So if I don't see you till then, have a nice vacation. Now I suppose that the intent is that if I don't see you until you leave, then I'll ...
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Correct usage of “The” within this sentence

A client has requested that I put a notice in the form of ALL THE PRODUCTS ARE FOR RESEARCH USE ONLY on a web page. However, the word "THE" in the sentence appears unnecessary in my opinion. Is ...
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as of late vs of late

Which is correct? Is it "as of late" or "of late", is the "as" part necessary? Also, can you give me a couple of different examples of sentences using the two? Is there a word that is used similarly ...
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Punctuation help

I need help with the correct punctuation for the following: Every empty box symbolizes a child's wish unanswered, and a dream unfulfilled. I think the construction of the sentence is more ...
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Use of “Could you tell what kind of”

What is the correct use of the verb in the following sentences: Could you tell me what kind of qualifications does a deputy coroner have? Could you tell me what kind of car he owns? What kind of ...
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Faulty parallelism?

It was more an inventive construction than based on serious historical research. Is it an example of faulty parallelism "construction/based", or is it acceptable if spoken with emphasis on ...