Questions about the structure of sentences

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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 “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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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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The part of speech of ©

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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“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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is the sentence “But we didn’t be informed before” grammatically correct? [on hold]

is the sentence "But we didn’t be informed before" grammatically correct? please answer my post.
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Is it correct to say that C is an object in the following sentence: [on hold]

"A changes B in a manner similar to C." Is it correct to say that A is the subject of the sentence where B and C are objects?
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Preposition to use with (developed) [closed]

Which one is correct developed over the years, working across a varied spectrum of industries developed over the years through working across a varied spectrum of industries developed over the ...
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Please help me to give me sentence structure(grammar) detail [on hold]

Please help me to give me sentence structure detail as following Nothing I did would ever satisfy my father. Like "did" <-- is it emphasizing word , it like I "do" have a problem isn't ...
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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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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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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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What is a good practice to improve english online? [closed]

I am trying hard to improve my written english. Specifically, I want to improve the quality of my written texts in terms of vocabulary and sentence structuring. Can you please let me know some useful ...
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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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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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Which alternative is best English?

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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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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“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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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 ...
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Why Do English Speakers Use “Preposition + Relative Pronoun” Form?

As I'm not an English speaker, whenever I encounter "Preposition + Relative Pronoun" forms in the books, newspaper, etc., it is not that easy for me to understand right away. ... it will gain ...
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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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'on the globe' or 'across the globe'? [migrated]

I am having trouble understanding the mistake in the following sentence. Our country is blessed with more educated people than any other country, and we have arguably most number of graduates on the ...
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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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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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“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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“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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“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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Does this senence make it seem like my grandparents are part of porbandar? [migrated]

I have to make the following sentence less ambiguous I stay with my family in a small house in porbandar which includes my grandparents. My attempt is: I stay with my family which includes ...
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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Meaning of the full title of Darwin's “On the origin of species”

The full title of Darwin's work "On the origin of species" is: "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life". My ...
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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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Which one of these is correct? [migrated]

1 It would make him to being / to be a good person. Which one ,and why?Do both? 2 There is an idiom , 'turn on head'.Eg- turn the game on its head. It will turn the placement on its head. But 'It ...
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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. ...