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

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What should we call a part of a sentence which is neither a word nor a phrase?

I would like to refer to a part of a sentence which is neither a word nor a phrase, e.g., "I will recognize" in "I will recognize you". Should I call it an expression, a part of a sentence or ...
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What is the shortest 'acceptable" sentence [duplicate]

I was thinking "Go" with an unknown "you", but I'm not sure.
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Grammatically correct questions in a survey [closed]

Trying to ask following questions in a customer feedback form: What tools do you for recruitment? What are you favorite features of these tools? What are the functionalities missing in these tools ...
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Sentence Structure Violations

I am proofreading an essay by someone whose first language is not English. The following sentence I know, just by reading, is not right: All of the Algerians are still one of the individuals who ...
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Is “I'm confused how it works” grammatically correct?

Is "I'm confused how it works" grammatically correct? Or should it be something like "I'm confused about how it works?" I hear and see Americans say the first, but as a native Mandarin speaker it is ...
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What's another way of saying 'Now that I am approaching graduation'? [closed]

What's another way of saying 'Now that I am approaching graduation' want to plan for.......? I don't think the 'now that I am' sounds very smart.
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How to parse this sentence by Joyce's in A Portrait of the Artist?

Joyce's sparing use of commas sometimes makes sentences difficult to parse for me, e.g. The gossip of his fellowstudents which strove to render the flat life of the college significant at any cost ...
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Just a simple sentence [closed]

This is the sentence I have written: How often do you think that there is an important detail to which you have not woken up yet? Here, I am not sure about "important detail". I think it does ...
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What would be appropriate way to describe number of individuals related to their degree?

I have to make a sentence that describes the amount of individuals educated to a specific level of education/ degree. Roughly, something like this: "The number of BA(Bachelor in Arts) educated people ...
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Starting a text with “i.e.” [duplicate]

This is related to Can I start a sentence with "i.e."? so I'll use his sentence as an example. I agree that it should be a parenthetical statement, not a separate sentence (which is was the ...
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What does 'my behavior went skyrocket' mean here?

I told a guy about how my relationship with my parents improved after I apologized for my behavior and my actions. He replied, "I also experienced something like this. My behavior and attitude towards ...
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A sentence from Nietzsche's essay “On truth and lies in a Non-moral Sense”

I have read and reread following lines many times but can't seem to make sense out of it. Any help is appreciated. "And just as every porter wants to have an admirer, so even the proudest of men, ...
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How do you understand “he is divine and is not at all human” [closed]

Sentence: When God became flesh, he is divine, and is not at all human. What do you think is the meaning of this sentence? i am editing some religious translation writing. i just want to make ...
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what is “Out went..”?

Context The Japanese government rushed to modernise and industrialise. ... Out went kimonos, in came business suits and top hats.
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Does the sentence “Just as many would agree, I, too, believe that…” sound okay? [closed]

This is the first sentence of the conclusion of my essay: Just as many would agree, I, too, believe that... I don't want to use "also" just to avoid repetition in the subsequent sentence. Does ...
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Is it OK to write “avail myself of not being in office”

Situation: Someone needs my help with a technical problem (via TeamViewer session) and sent me an outlook invitation for a date where I'm officially not in office. Because of my absence notification ...
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Use of “What have you understood?” [closed]

I understood why you sent me the story. I have to reply to the above statement. Is it okay to reply to it as follows: What have you understood? If my reply is wrong, could you suggest a ...
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“Took off” or “taken off”? [closed]

My boss was talking to me. How could I have just taken off? My boss was talking to me. How could I have just took off?" Which one is correct. (or are they both wrong?)
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“Will” vs “Would” in the sentence [closed]

On the Day of Judgement when nothing but God's justice WILL reign supreme. or On the Day of Judgement when nothing but God's justice WOULD reign supreme. Which of the two is correct? Also ...
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“We are proud of our Police” or “We proud of our Police”? [closed]

Which one is appropriate to say? which one should I use? We are proud of our Police. We proud of our Police.
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Should the “e” in “'ello 'ello 'ello” be capital at the beginning of a sentence? [duplicate]

If the the sentence is started with "'ello 'ello 'ello" should the "e" at the beginning be capital or should I count the omitted "H" still and have it lower case? Because I don't want to be ...
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why the following answer is not correct?

Which of the following statements is the best paraphrase of the highlighted sentence? On a more optimistic note however, humans are fully capable of overcoming limitations once we have identified ...
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My favourite animal is a dog, the dog or dog [duplicate]

I consider myself a pretty advanced English teacher and user. Nonetheless, I've recently found myself in a pretty difficult spot trying to explain which of the following sentences is correct: My ...
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How to tell someone that he is in the X% best players in a leaderboard?

I'm working on a game/web app. I display a leaderboard to the players with their rank and their score. I'd also like to display the "part" of best players they are in percentage (e. g. if there are ...
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Is “whosoever” used correctly in the following sentence?

Is "whosoever" used correctly in the following sentence? Is this sentence correct as a whole? Whosoever monk or priest sees this, may s/he take it, I've offered. The context is: A man, in order ...
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Alternates for “If quoted the words of …”

Today, I have been doing an 'as-it-is' translation of a non-English text. I have asked the same question before but I think that then I was unable to provide a context for my question to the answerers....
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If there are two tenses in my sentence, should I repeat the subject?

Is it correct to say: I have done the washing up and am now watching TV. or I have done the washing up and I am watching TV now.
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Can anyone help me interpret this phrase “collided with the dirtiest stain on Europe's conscience”?

Can anyone help me interpret this sentence? I don't understand its meaning. But these ideas now collided with the dirtiest stain on Europe's conscience. ... Their revolutionary version of the ...
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now it seems / as I see it now / as now I see it / to see it now / as for now / as of now What's the phrase I am looking for?

I came up with the following phrases to start the sentence, but I am not sure which one is proper. Now it seems, that ... As I see it now, ... As now I see it, ... To see it now, .....
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Suggest me a standard way to express this statement [closed]

Suggest me a standard way to express this statement: "When I was fourteen, for the first time in my life I got to see how a computer looked like till then we had only heard rumor about computer. ...
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Is there anything wrong with the usage of “the more exciting” this sentence?

Nearly all of the editors of the magazine agree that of the two articles to be published, Fujimura's is the more exciting. Shouldn't it be "the more exciting one"?
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Facilitate (XX) student-student interaction?

I want to describe the advantage of small class. It facilitates [XX] teacher to student interaction. But I don't know what to fill in for [XX]. Can I say, closer and more effective? The ...
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“But most importantly, your philosophy is what is the most appealing to me.” How do I avoid the repetition of “most”?

But most importantly, your philosophy of XXX is what is the most appealing to me. I am doing some formal writing. I need to express both the meaning of "most importantly" and "most appealing" in ...
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“A few days need to wear on for her in order to feel better” [closed]

I am not sure if this sentence is correct. Would it be better to say "[...] in order for her to feel better" ?
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Awkward phrase structure [closed]

I am trying to convey the following idea: "fruit species of a kind that people commonly eat the fruits themselves, as well as drink the juice extracted from them (for example, grapes and apples)...
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Using status quo in a sentence

I'm writing a abstract of my research project and thinking of this sentence: Investigation of job advertises and interviews with 18 employers and six employed graduates, forms the status quo of ...
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Usage of “so” in a sentence that follows as a conclusion of the previous sentence(s)

I have seen people using "So" (followed by a comma) in the beginning of a sentence written as a conclusion of what is written in the previous sentence(s). For example: "I was sick yesterday. So, I ...
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Formal - Its a pity [closed]

For an event, I've invited some speakers (University professors); one of them can't make it to the event and I want to say: Its a pity that you can't show up. How can I say this more formally? ...
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Which is correct? log in, log on, log into, log onto [duplicate]

I've seen different questions related to the same verb, but those questions implicate an imperative form (For example when you tell somebody to log in/on) which I think may vary the condition in which ...
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“In your session” or “during your session”

I have the following sentence but I am confused if it is correct or not. "I was your student in NTHP Student session" Or "I was your student during NTHP Student session"
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what is the hidden meaning of “flow into the gaps”

Could anyone please interpret it for me, "flow into the gap" in this sentence: "Few cultures just keep going all by themselves, they steal rivals' ideas, they flow into the gaps that others leave ...
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How to use “where do you put up”?

Recently one of my friend asked a question "Where do you put up?". Initially I didn't understand the question and later i came to know that its nothing but "Where do you stay?". Is it a right sentence?...
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Earlier in the day meaning? [closed]

Today ,while reading news paper I came across the sentence "she had gone shopping earlier in the day " ....what does it mean ......? My conjecture "yesterday ?
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How to best use 'based around your skill set' in a sentence most effectively?

I am trying to figure out which way I can convey the following sentence more convincingly. Get paid for providing hiring recommendations to hiring managers, based around your skill set. or ...
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Another way to saying “As part of”?

I am looking for a synonym for 'as part of', I want to say something like this: 'As part of his plan..... he did this...'. Also, just out of curiosity should/can I be starting a sentence with 'as part ...
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Need Help Understanding A Sentence Using “In Part” [closed]

I'm reading a book and I've encountered a sentence:- The state of a process is defined in part by the current activity of that process. I can't understand what's the point of using the words "...
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“I truly believe no other sport builds a character as rowing (does)” [closed]

Is this sentence correct? With or without "does"? Any (better) alternatives?
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Sentence writing - use of pronouns

Which of the following is a correct sentence? The teacher is able to choose a relevant classroom experience but is unable to reflect on it. The teacher is able to choose a relevant classroom ...
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“Conduct a project” or “complete a project”, or else?

In my cover letter, I was trying to highlight the fact that I did a class project few years ago: here is what I have: In 2010, I conducted a project on ``Influence of Economic Indicators'' studying ...