A sentence is a set of words that is complete in itself, typically containing a subject and predicate.

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Which one of these is correct sentence if there are any?

We're having a discussion about which of these three sentences is the correct one. The context is about chocolates. That's what's going to be sticked in mouth. So, here are the sentences. 1) Tag ...
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have a clear, quick, decided look about

I don't understand this sentence: He(the mockingbird) was a clear gray, with white bars across his wings that flashed when he flew; every part of him had a clear, quick, decided look about it. ...
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Past Perfect Confusion

In a book these two forms are acceptable: Before a complete version of Louisa May Alcott's novel Little Women appeared in 1880, the book had been published in two separate volumes. AND ...
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What phrase can describe the final moments before a deadline?

I got a call from a friend while 10 minutes were left of my birthday. I want to put it like that The phone call from him ___________ was the icing on the cake. How to express that only 10 ...
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That is which it has not been

I've been reading Christopher Hitchens and I cannot understand, again, the exact meaning of a particular sentence. Here is the sentence in context: Having no reliable or consistent witnesses, in ...
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Which is the correct pronoun? [duplicate]

Someone has left____ wet towels on the bathroom floor. his or her or their
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Writing and speaking duplicated words

A recent workplace conversation prompted this question. Red Hat, the software company behind a popular Linux distribution, came by the office and everyone got some random trinkets, including a number ...
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Does this sentence require the addition of the word “that” between “hope” and “the patient”?

Should the following sentence be altered to say "in the hope THAT the patient would still be alive"? He would then have to ride many hours, maybe changing to a fresh horse at some farm, in the ...
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GRE senetence completion

The following is a GRE sentence completion question. In failing to see that the justice's pronouncement merely ______ previous decisions rather than actually establishing a precedent,the ...
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Comma or not? Question or Period?

Before[...] you asked if I was _____. Should there be a comma after 'before' or is the ellipsis okay? Also, should the sentence end with a period or a question mark?
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Can anyone give me some sample sentences that fit each definitions of “skittish”?

I have searched for its meaning in online dictionaries, and have found about 5 meanings for the word "skittish". Those meanings are lively or frisky in action (Of a person) playfully ...
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Is this Correct Sentence to use in an Email? [closed]

I send a welcome mail to the users who register on my website. I end the email with "If you are facing any problem in using the service then let me know, I will be happy to assist you." Is this ...
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Meaning of the sentence “…had expected to behold her dimmed and obscured by a disastrous cloud…”

I'm unable to understand this long sentence, particularly the parts highlighted in bold. Can someone break it up for me? Those who had before known her, (1) and had expected to behold her dimmed ...
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What's the meaning of “I can't imagine why.”? [closed]

Does it mean "The answer is obvious to me." in a sarcastic way, or does it mean "I really don't know the reason."? I am inclined to go with the former. Surprisingly googling doesn't help. Secondly, ...
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A quote from The Lord of The flies [duplicate]

There's a sentence within a novel that I don't understand. Can you break it down for me? The boy with fair hair lowered himself down the last few feet of rock and began to pick his way toward ...
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Multiple preposition in a sentence [duplicate]

I would like to use both insert and remove in the same sentence. However, I would like to know how I will use the prepositions because the verbs have different prepositions into/from. There are some ...
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“All I've done” or “All what I've done”? [closed]

Is the "what" required to come after "all"? Are the following sentences grammatically correct? What is the grammar point here? I understood that there should be a subject and a main verb. In this ...
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Is “[verbing] you a [noun] as [adjective] as you are” grammatically sound?

Is "[verbing] you a [noun] as [adjective] as you" grammatically sound? ie, "Wishing you a day as lovely as you." I think it is, but the first part of the sentence "Wishing you a day" feels off. ...
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Inferred verb? Is it ok to drop the second appearance of the same verb in a sentence?

I work in a scientific field and when my reports are reviewed I commonly have them kicked back asking to add a second "were" before "compared" to this kind of sentence: The items were entered into ...
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Is this a double negative sentence?

Many in the government disagree with a plan to debunk the low budget grassroots effort to expose the frivolity of Project X; the government employee’s union, with a newly elected leadership that ...
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Doubt between two similar-looking simple sentences

I was just wondering what the difference is between these sentences: Instruments are to be machined... Instruments have to be machined... I would be highly glad if anyone helps by giving ...
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How can I improve this sentence stylistically [closed]

My mother burst into tears about how I was changing. That was, for I lately indeed had begun to show some rebel attitude. Is the latter sentence understandable, clean and grammatically okay? I ...
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Is or are - “The most preferable length of the internship is 3 months but 2 is also acceptable”

Could you tell me, what is the correct form? "The most preferable length of the internship is/ are 3 months but 2 is/are also acceptable" My intuition tells me that should be 'is' but 'are' ...
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“talk” vs. “talking” – which sentence is correct? [closed]

1) He used to stop talking so that he could drink his beer, and then he continued his talking. 2) He used to stop talking so that he could drink his beer, and then he continued his talk. Can you ...
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Use of nonetheless in the sentence?

Though somewhat less coherent than previous chapters and suffering from a minor rash of academic jargon,the final chapter of the book is nonetheless accessible to laypeople. what role is played ...
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How is this structure named in English grammar? (main clause + object + -ing form)

I've been hearing this sentence structure for a while, so i wanted to learn about it but couldn't find specific information on the internet since i didn't know how this structure was named in English ...
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Possible double negative sentence explanation

At nearly 450 pages, the novel is prolix : the author does not often resist the temptation to finish off a chapter, section, or even paragraph with some unnecessary flourish. Is the second ...
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<Subject> were <clarification> is this correct?

Is it correct to use 'were' to clarify usage in the following sentence: "Model A is a combination of model B and C were model B is used for (..)" to clarify "were" model B is used for in the ...
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Use of yes i do in if you want sentence [closed]

If somebody says "if you want to eat this let me know" Second person replies "yes i do" Does "yes i do" here means "yes i want to eat this"? Is this a correct sentence?
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Is it correct to say “greedy little mind” or “little greedy mind” or both? [duplicate]

I was watching ERB, and Tesla replied to Thomas Edison - "You couldn't handle my gifts with your greedy little mind". What if I say: "little greedy mind", what does it change on the meaning. Is it ...
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What may a “complete sentence” contain? [closed]

What may a "complete sentence contain"? May it contain a "subject" and a "verb"? May it contain an "object" and/or a "subject"? I thank you.
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Should comma be specified after “I” in case of a sentence like I myname?

This question is about a confusion that I always had in my mind. My question: Suppose I am writing a sentence(for a speech or something like that) that actually begins like I myname and the sentence ...
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-ly adverb at the beginning of the sentence

I once took a multiple choice exam where there was a section with all possible answers being made up of a single word, an -ly suffix adverb followed by a comma at the beginning of the sentence. ...
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What does “It is not everyone who has your passion for dead leaves ” mean?

I am currently reading Sense and Sensibility and came across the following passage. "It is not every one," said Elinor, "who has your passion for dead leaves. Since I’m not a native speaker , ...
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Cannot understand sentence mistake? [closed]

Until it can be replaced by a faster, more efficient, and more economical means of transportation, trucks will Cary most of the freight within and through metropolitan areas. Why is the 'Until it' ...
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“One from another” or “from one another”?

Suppose I have a collection of objects (more than two). I wanted to write "They are at a certain distance one from another". Someone pointed out I should write "They are at a certain distance from ...
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How do I reword this sentence as an effective description for a resume? [closed]

I took over the bookkeeping for a small company after they had been methodically robbed (over the course of a year) by their previous bookkeeper. How do I word this in a manner appropriate for use on ...
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Are these two sentences semantically identical? [closed]

Are these two sentences semantically identical? By using this website, you are certifying that you have read our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, you are certifying that you understand our Terms of ...
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Possessive Pronouns Doubt [closed]

Possessive case pronouns have a s without an apostrophe; so is this correct "It's hers watch". If not why and also in which sentences can " hers" be used.
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Is 'e.g.,' or 'e.g.' correct? [duplicate]

Is 'e.g.,' or 'e.g.' correct?. In some published papers, I either see 'e.g.,' or 'e.g.' used in some sentences or phrases. Can someone justify and comment?
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Usage of 'to' in a sentence

Are these tos in right places so that the sentence is meaningful? The sentence talks about some people we need to persuade to live our life peacefully. And yes, look we have some judges to ...
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Can you explain to my daughter's second grade teacher why this is a complete sentence?

"Pound on that door to open it." Can you explain why this is a complete sentence?
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Which one is better?

" They want nobody's sympathy." Or " They don't want anyone's sympathy." I know they're grammatically correct, but I guess they suit at separate occasions. I mean, one means slightly diffetent. Am i ...
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I'd been sent to kill him / I was sent to kill him. etc..?

When do I use had and when can I leave out had? or use was instead of had This is the context it was used in: With the Reds and the Germans knocking seven shades of shit each other back at Museum ...
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please correct: “Please inform us if we can pick up the documents we left in your office last friday.”

Is it correct to use Please inform us if we can pick up the documents we left in your office last friday.
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Want to know the components in a sentence, clause, and phrase

This is a bit different sort of question coming from a computer science student, working on a Natural Language Processing project. As a part of our project we got stuck into a situation where we ...
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Clauses in Sentences

I understand that a clause contains (in order) a subject, verb and object, like below: He let his daughter. "He" is the subject, "let" is the verb and "his daughter" is the object. But what ...
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Give some examples using “food, cuisine, dish, menu and ingredient” [closed]

I have troubles using some words about food and I cannot feel the subtle differences of their usage. I'd like to get some help with examples using these various words. Food Cuisine dishes menu meal ...
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Is the usage of the word “BUT” in this sentence correct? [duplicate]

Please consider the following sentence: I am not just doing my job, but I am making a difference is the sentence grammatically correct? Should I add the word also in the second clause? I am ...
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Planning, architecture and implementation of

Is Planning, architecture and implementation of correct English if I want to express that I did the planning planning of the architecture and the implementation of something?