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

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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?
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The activists' energetic work in the service of both woman suffrage.. __ the assertion that the two movements were ___

The activists' energetic work in the service of both woman suffrage and the temperance movement in the late nineteenth century (i) ____ the assertion that the two movements were (ii)___. The ...
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Which one is the correct sentence? “Forever shall I remain indebted” or “I shall forever remain indebted” [closed]

I came across an acknowledgement in one of the theses which came for correction to me. The opening sentence says: "Forever shall I remain indebted to....". Is it the correct way of writing? In my ...
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Define the sentence [closed]

Is the following sentence COMPLEX or COMPOUND? Sentence: They sat beside the fire when it was cold. I feel "it was cold" is a subordinate clause.
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Grammar - Is this type of sentence structure correct [duplicate]

The higher is the ratio of the current debt to total debt, the lower is your utilization rate, and consequently the fewer are the financial options available to you and vice-versa. Is there any rule ...
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Are the meaning of sentences change with the change of position of “as”? [closed]

What is the differences between 1 and 2? 1) As has been observed by many people, "as" is one of the trickier words in the English language. 2) As it has been observed by many people, "as" is one of ...
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to- infinitive: Is it correct to say or ask…? [closed]

Is it correct to say or ask: What is a rich man to do with no light in his eyes? (meaning: What is it that a depressive rich man can do?) What is a rich man to do but hide? (meaning: ...
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“eclipsed public knowledge of all economists—better ones, he says— before Smith.” Meaning of this sentence

Even Smith’s critics do not deny the book’s immense influence. Murray Rothbard levels the criticism that The Wealth of Nations, in fact, eclipsed public knowledge of all economists—better ones, ...
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“while it is likely” sentence meaning

Please help me with the meaning of this sentence: While it is likely that fewer varieties of plant seeds have reached Hawaii externally than internally, more varieties are known to be adapted ...
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Is “women men girls love meet die” a valid sentence?

Is "women men girls love meet die" a valid sentence? If so, what does it mean? The sentence shows up in academic papers about the "Sausage Machine" for natural language processing. (A google will ...
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How to write this quote in a motivating way, for a poster? [closed]

"Success doesn't come to you, you go to it!" Does this sound right? I feel that something is wrong with it, but I, as an ESL can't really figure what is wrong. How to properly phrase this sentence? ...
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Is this sentence correct:I already have posted the letter [closed]

"I already have posted the letter."Is this correct
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Is a “sentence” with just a subject and a verb really a sentence? [closed]

Is "I say" a sentence? It has a subject and a verb, but it doesn't seem like it is a sentence.
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Is it grammatically correct to combine 2 phrases into 1 sentence?

Is this sentence acceptable or correct "You're welcome, have a nice day ahead." ?
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The correct form of the senstence: using is , are [closed]

I recently got a review of my paper(this is in astrodynamics) with some corrections. I am confused about the usage of 'is' and 'are' in the following sentence My sentence A global network of ground ...
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How can I simplify this sentence? [closed]

"GHWC has solutions that address the root causes of common problems." "has solutions that" seems bulky and incorrect. I feel like it could be more active voice.
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“I will refuse nothing that you ask of me”

Is the expression "I will refuse nothing that you ask of me" equivalent to saying "I will do everything that you ask of me" in a strict sense? Thank you,
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Analysing this sentence: “I have received further confirmation that India and France will attend the debate.”

I would like to confirm my breakdown of this sentence: "I have received further confirmation that India and France will attend the debate." It is a complex sentence Dependent clause = "I have ...
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“Early critics of Emily Dickinson's poetry mistook for simple-mindedness the surface of artlessness…”

I didn't get what "mistook for simple-mindedness the surface of artlessness" means. Usually, we'd say that you mistook the brown candy for the blue one. Meaning that you actually wanted (or expected) ...
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Sentence Completion: “The narratives that vanquished people.. manage to ____ the victor's triumph.. ”

Here is the sentence: The narratives that vanquished people have created of their defeat have, according to Schivelbusch, fallen into several identifiable types. In one of these, the ...
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“to be + gonna” usage [closed]

Can gonna be used without a to be verb like I gonna drink this. ? If yes, whats the difference to I am gonna drink this. What about asking questions? Do you gonna drink this? Are you gonna drink ...
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Pronouns in sentences with more than one person

Googling 'Clint Eastwood' I found this, taken from a reputable newspaper. Ex-husband of Clint Eastwood's girlfriend Christina Sandera reveals her criminal past The interpretation is that an ...