Questions about the structure of sentences

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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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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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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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Usage of “across”

Does this sentence make sense? "Each transaction generates a huge amount of data across the supply chain" I'm writing a statement of purpose and want to convey that a large amount of data is ...
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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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A question on co-ordinating conjunctions in a compound sentence

A compound sentence is characterized by one or more than one main-clauses joined by a co-ordinating conjuction, as opposed to a complex sentence, which has a main clause together with a dependent or a ...
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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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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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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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deleting “and” before adverb like “furthermore”

Plastic surgery is vain and unwise, (and) thus it should be banned. We can delete word "and" with adverb like "thus" as shown above. But why is it impossible do the same thing with word like "...
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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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Which alternative is best English? [on hold]

Are there any specific rules in English about how to refer to something that was introduced in the previous sentence? For example, compare these three sentences: Let X and Y be random variables ...
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Is it rude to say “Thanks for asking”?

My manager recently asked me "How are you doing? Everything OK?". I felt happy that he asked me that question, and felt that he was really concerned about me. I was doing well. So I told him that and ...
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“But from” or “But rather from”?

Which one is more grammatically correct? But from or But rather from? I don't quite understand which one should be used. And I seriously doubt that the second one can be used at all. It didn't ...
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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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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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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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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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“hope…to win the approval” - help identify parts of speech

I'm confused by this sentence: "Lakesha hopes to win the approval of her mother by switching her major from fine arts to med." I think that in this case hope is intransitive, and I think the ...
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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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“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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Is the following use of that necessary? [duplicate]

I have heard that Trump is a businessmen. Is the "that" necessary?
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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How to say my curiosity regarding why ABC has not been done has led me to study XYZ

Is there a better way to say the following? My curiosity regarding why one of the world's largest democracies has not been able to resolve these issues has led me to study economics.
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Grammatical structure of the given sentence

I was reading Harry Potter I. I stumbled over a sentence, written there, whose overall meaning was clear to me but grammatical structure was not clear at all. Here is the sentence: "Mr. Dursley ...
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Must the verb of a sentence always agree with the subject in number and in person?

Which of the below sentences has the proper syntax: a) Would a meeting this coming Thursday – say at 1:00 p.m. – correspond with your schedule? or b) Would a meeting this coming Thursday – say at 1:...
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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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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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Why can I vary the position of the noun phrase only in certain sentences?

It is possible to say this: It formed inside him an ambition to teach his students all the more. I brought the "inside him" to the front of the noun phrase "an ambition to..." since 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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Is it acceptable to start an emphatic sentence with “It is he who…”?

It is he who the students choose as the repersentative of their class. Is this sentence grammatically correct? If not, why? I would like to know whether the pronoun ‘he’ can be used in this grammar ...
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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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Should I use “support of” or “support to” in this sentence?

"Heavy construction will furnish direct support [to/of] the company's real estate operations." Would "to" or "of" be proper?
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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 ...