Questions about the structure of sentences

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Alternative to ending an sentence with “contribute to”

I have a bad habit of leaving ending sentences with prepositions. I'm inclined to write: Two communities I'm working to contribute to Is there a phrasing, and possibly a grammatical rule, that ...
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Are the following old English examples grammatically correct? [closed]

I have a question about two sentences I use. I would like to know if they are grammatically correct. I'm not particularly interested in hearing that they are old fashioned, out of date, or awkard. ...
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Grammatical structure of this complex sentence [closed]

Lately, I have been working on my SOP for university admissions. Here is one sentence which seems correct to my knowledge but, I have a feeling that something's missing. Any help in reframing or ...
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Sentences with no verb

In Spanish we've got something called "Oración unimembre" which refers to a sentence with only one kind of part (the one with the verb or the one with the subject). I don't know the way it is in ...
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Difference between “She is hot” and “Hot she is”? [closed]

Is there any difference on these two usages "She is hot" and "Hot she is" ??
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Where to put “too” when using fronting?

Where to put words like either or too when we are using fronting in a sentence? Take for example the sentence: She is a nice rhinoceros, too. Will too remain at the end if we put the object ...
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confused in this structure of sentence [duplicate]

Is this sentence correct "what does she did" I have seen it in few books, this sentence is totally against the rules of tense.
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Can anyone analyze the sentence structure for me?

I just watched a movie and saw a sentence in it. I can understand it but it is different from any sentence building rule my teacher has ever taught me: Me staring in your dead eye with my hand ...
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Usage of Such as

I find the highlighted sentence construction to be awkward. In the bracket, I want to give examples of few subjects which I have studied under a branch. Not sure what is the best way to do the same. ...
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Another way of saying “even with this considered”

Basically, the second sentence seems horribly clumsy to me. I've spent so long looking at it that I have a mental block of how to change it. So, an act could be seen as wrong owing to a different ...
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Omitting linking verbs

In the following sentence, is it grammatically correct to omit "being"? Cross-reference [being] impossible, we must but rely on this sole documentarian, as any other ways of accessing the ...
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Unusual adjective position and evolution of Present perfect

In English, an adjective is usually placed on the left side of the noun it describes. But there are some exceptional phrasings here and there. I had so great a time. The English present perfect ...
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What we call the next consecutive question in series of problem

on stack overflow we can edit the questions and this problem is based on that. Scenario I was asking problem A and got the solution of A but face a new problem B. How do I mention (reference ...
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“The more, the merrier!” — Is this a sentence? If not… what?

Is The more, the merrier! a sentence? It doesn't seem to have a main verb, so I'm inclined to say no, but it certainly functions as a sentence in everyday speech. I can think of three ways of ...
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However in the middle of a sentence

I wonder if I can use however like in this sentence: The lecture however does cover a lot of information, still doesn't explain the main subject. Sounds a bit awkward to me, but it still seems ...
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Is it clear what “it” is referring to in the following sentence?

It'd been so long since I last saw his smile it came like a sun. I'm not sure whether it's clear what the bolded it is referring to. If so, can I write it like that? Is it grammatical?
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Usage of 'indeed', specifically in terms of position in a sentence

I'm wondering if there's any rule or consensus on how one should use the word 'indeed' when trying to convey actuality. The context is that I'm writing an email to someone about a job, but I'm not ...
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“…and all would have to be accounted for.” Improper sentence ending at 'for'. Please suggest alternative [duplicate]

I have this statement that I do not want to end at 'for' (I read somewhere that it is improper to end at 'for'). The problem is hard as there are many sources of failures, and all would have to ...
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Is it wrong to use 'not" in sentences that have an “all…not” form

All of the women in the district did not vote for the lone female candidate. What, if any, is the semantic problem in the above sentence? I was suggested the following sentence by my senior ...
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Lookig for a better/stronger sentence [closed]

Could anybody let me know a stronger/improved sentence for the one shown below: One of my interest is in applying machine learning to real world problems
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“Due to lack of / For lack of”? [closed]

Which of these statements is grammatically sound? : I would like to point out that I have already graduated and have marked 5th year in the question regarding the current status of my education due ...
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Incorrect noun form [closed]

I always use these kinds of sentences when I refer to use or have a "custom" object. I have a custom bicycle you have to implement a custom solution since a while ago I'm using grammarly ...
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What is the use/structure/meaning of 'had it not [something], …'?

I encountered a question in an exam and I am wondering about the exact answer and reasons behind it Question: Had it not rained, the farmers _________ all of their crops. A. Would lose B. Should ...
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How is it that “to result” is intransitive?

Would somebody explain why the verb "to result" is intransitive? I don't understand it. For example, we say we are dealing with Problems resulting from errors made in the past. I feel that it is ...
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What are the things after prepositions called formally?

I eat rice from a bowl with a spoon. I is the subject. Rice is the object. What are things like bowl and spoon called?
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How do you usually arrange a date? Sentence structure

How do you usually arrange a date? What would be more appropriate and natural: What about tomorrow/on Sunday at 5 near the Star Theater? How about tomorrow/on Sunday at 5 near the Star Theater? ...
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How to write this sentence about the square root of a matrix [closed]

Suppose in a math paper I formulated the following sentence: The square root of the matrix A is well-defined, denoted by √A… A friend of mine told me that it sounds not correct.
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Identifying subject, predicate, object, adverbial and complement in simple sentences [closed]

I am a mathematician and have a somewhat troublesome relationship with the English language! I need to find/construct two simple sentences which include subject, predicate, object, adverbial and ...
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What conjunctions can I use in an it-cleft sentence other than 'who' and 'that'?

Are all of the following sentences correct: It is me who made you happy. It is you that broke the pen. It is a poem which you read. It was Monday when you called me. It was my room where he hid. It ...
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“Joe and Me” vs. “Joe and I” vs “I and Joe” [duplicate]

My Team lead sent me some appreciation and forgot one of my co-worker to include. So, Which one is correct : 1. Joe and Me worked together on this so, Kudos to Joe as well. 2. Joe and I worked ...
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Even though + Adverb usage

I'm not sure if these sample sentences below are grammatically incorrect, but they sound very odd to me. I couldn't see the man even though actually he was there. He still got hit even though ...
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The term for a long sentence with the point at the end

I recall from my youth a term for a long sentence which hid its meaning or point until the very end. it was used often in academic writing (and since I was doing much academic writing, I used this ...
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“Watch out for exciting ways…” - is that correct? [closed]

So, I'm not a native English speaker and the company I work for received some copy for a website. One sentence states: "Watch out for exciting ways to..." etc. Is that correct? Doesn't watch out imply ...
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Beginning a sentence with a gerund?

My teacher recently marked on my paper not to use a gerund to start a sentence. I have been told by teachers in the past to use that format to vary sentence structure. It seems to make the paper flow ...
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These sentences sound awkward, how can I fix them? [closed]

Blabbermouth blabbed for 5 min explaining what had happened in Kahani. The shadows had started rebelling. They were trying to disconnect from their people. It was causing massive havoc. These ...
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Should I put a comma in this sentence?

Do I need a comma after, "think" "When people think in regard to education, they typically associate the idea with school teachers." "When people think, in regard to education, they typically ...
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Diff between Top 5 and 5 Top

What is the difference between Top 5 something and 5 Top something. Is there really any difference or are both the same.
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Is this sentence necessarily too long [closed]

I am writing a research paper. It is about game design. Does this sentence blabber on? Throughout designing my game, I drew many concept pictures, but I would often go onto the Internet to search ...
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How can we structure the continuous form of 'theft'?

I am trying to form a sentence that tells about how someone is stealing something at the moment. Can I say - "A theft is taking place right now." ? 'Taking place' sounds improper, and too formal. Is ...
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Comma or no comma before the word “and” [duplicate]

I'm curious about whether to use comma before "and". Some people told me that using comma to connect two different sentences and two different subjects. Please provide some examples to explain the ...
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Which of these sentences is correct? (“as much as” application)

I always have problem by using "as much as". Assume I start job 1 at 9 AM, and job 2 at 10 Am. Which of these sentences can be correct? 1- I postpone job 2 as much as an hour... . 2- I postpone job ...
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“A beast that wants discourse of reason would have mourn'd longer” in Hamlet

Here's from Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 2. and yet, within a month,— Let me not think on't,—Frailty, thy name is woman!— A little month; or ere those shoes were old With which she followed my ...
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Is “Like Niobe, all tears” an apposition? [closed]

From Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 2. and yet, within a month,— Let me not think on't,—Frailty, thy name is woman!— A little month; or ere those shoes were old With which she followed my ...
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Preposition placement [duplicate]

1 . . . the the amount of debt for which he was personally responsible. 2 . . . the the amount of debt which he was personally responsible for. Which of these two forms is preferred for the placement ...
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That was to this, Hyperion to a satyr

Here's from Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 2. But two months dead!--nay, not so much, not two: So excellent a king; that was to this, Hyperion to a satyr; I think I understand the meaning of ...
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How to properly structure a sentence: <something right now> before and because of <something that happens soon in the future>

What is the correct form of the following sentence? "There are no more options available before the order is cancelled tomorrow" or, "There are no more options available before the order will be ...
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What is omitted in the following sentence? [closed]

So they had every reason to keep a good relationship and, both for that deal and in general, to just sort of keep a reputation for being honest and for dealing fairly with people." I had a ...
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“…in a hospital that it should do the sick no harm.” Is this structure normal?

Florence Nightingale noted, It may seem a strange principle to enunciate as the very first requirement in a hospital that it should do the sick no harm. At the beginning of the 20th century, Dr ...
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present simple plus past simple in the if-clause

Please help me understand whether I can use the past simple tense with the present simple tense in one if-clause. My example is the question that I want to ask when speaking with English native ...
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during vacations or during the vacations?

I am wondering which one is correct. He goes to Switzerland during vacations. He goes to Switzerland during the vacations. Also if you could tell me the reason, it would be perfect. Any help ...