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

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Fixing a series of loose sentences: Strunk & White [closed]

Rule 18 of Strunk & White talks about avoiding a succession of loose sentences. It gives the following example for a bad construction: The third concert of the subscription series was given ...
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Should I use “somewhere” in this sentence?

"I've lost myself [somewhere] among the dreams that never come true"
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Sentence comparison

According to a survey of graduating medical students conducted by the Association of American Medical Colleges, minority graduates are nearly four times more likely than are other graduates in ...
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Should there be a comma when you start a sentence with “And”?

Is it okay to use the word "and" right after another sentence, and should I use a comma? "And, as a member of my high school's entrepreneurship club, I participated..." "And as a member of my high ...
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Speak of the Devil [closed]

In native English people say "Speak of the devil and he doth appear" when someone walks in unexpectedly when they are speaking about him oblivion to his appearance in a short while. But the same ...
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Using either “that contain” or “which contain” in a sentence [duplicate]

Here are the original sentences: "I completed forms that contained the person's information and a description of the problem." "I completed forms which contained the person's information and a ...
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Initial “See, …” or “Look, …” usage

Which is correct to say 1. "Look , The situation was like that..." or "See, The situation was like that ....". 2. "Look , I am not involved in it..." or "See, I am not involved in ...
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What word (e.g. eventually vs potentially) does express better the following scenario? [closed]

The scenario: a) John believes that Peter Parker has a PhD degree. b) Peter Parker is the spider man, but John does not know about this. Which sentence does express the scenario in the best ...
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Meaning of “but if one turns it thither ever so little” in context

I am reading the book Pensées, and I can't understand a paragraph. Please help me review it. The difference between the mathematical and the intuitive mind.—In the one, the principles are ...
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Is it correct to use “City Name-area” in a sentence?

Is it possible to use this: "Phoenix-area businesses" instead of "businesses in Phoenix" or "Phoenix businesses?"
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How to call the scientists who work in the natural sciences?

How to call the scientists who work in the natural, technical, biological and other sciences? Can I call them natural scientists, technical scientists and so on?
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Correct usage of “The” within this sentence

A client has requested that I put a notice in the form of ALL THE PRODUCTS ARE FOR RESEARCH USE ONLY on a web page. However, the word "THE" in the sentence appears unnecessary in my opinion. Is ...
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What is the difference about two sentences below?

What is the difference about two sentences below? 1.Despite a very old medical therapy, acupuncture is called "new age" treatment. 2.Despite being a very old medical therapy, acupuncture is called ...
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Is this sentence correct?

I am creating an app for Android in my locale language (French) and in English. It will display when the next buses or trams will be coming in real time. I would like to know if this sentence is ...
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“Since” vs “ever since”

Example: Tufy was our Chihuahua. He'd been in the family (ever) since I was born. Would adding ever change the meaning of the sentence?
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Can a statement be both negative and positive after saying “Whatever you do…”?

Sometimes you are given advice. Sometimes in the form of What ever you do, statement Can this statement be both positive and negative? E.g. Whatever you do, don't take off your seat belt ...
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Which is correct sentence? Use of verb with would [duplicate]

I am having little difficulty with the use of would. Here are two examples that are making me confused about use of verb with would. What would happen if he loses the match? What would happen if he ...
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“Even though” contradiction

Clause Run! This single-word command is also a clause, even though it does seem to have a subject. With a direct command, it is not necessary to include the subject, since it is obviously the ...
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Grammatically correct usage [duplicate]

Happy Holi to You and Your Family. Play Safe! Is anything grammatically wrong in above sentences? In which category does the second sentence fall? Can we replace Play Safe! with Play Safely!. Are ...
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When to use “me and my __” and “my __ and me”? [duplicate]

When is it correct to use, for example "me and my wife" and "my wife and me", which is correct and what's the difference?
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Help with wording of a sentence

I want to construct a sentence that says the following: Objects belonging to a king should be treated in a certain way, and what you presented is clearly an object of this kind. I couldn't find a ...
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Using respectively when two subjects receive the same treatment

When describing the fact that A, B and C received treatments 1, 2 and 3, we can write: Subjects A, B and C were tested; and treatments 1, 2 and 3 respectively, were applied. If subjects A, B and C ...
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In my example, can I remove the word--“that”?

This suggests that the current MLDA is not effective. However, the estimates in this paper challenge that claim and show that the effects of the current MLDA is statistically significant in all cases ...
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Is “to take part to join us” a valid sentence?

I've seen it quite many times but it sounds like it repeats same thing twice?
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“I left smoking”, “I quit smoking”, “I gave up smoking”, “I stopped smoking” are these same?

For various such sentences in many cases I get confused, it seems different for different cases. I want to know if someone left doing something for permanantly then what should be used? Also give some ...
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Thanking you in anticipation

Is this correct to use Thanking you in anticipation to say thanks?
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Should I use “in” or “at” in the following sentence?

She talked about shoes all the time: [...] college, [...] parties, and even [...] family reunions. Which one should I use in the sentence above? (should I also include while?)
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When is it acceptable to start a sentence with an “-ing” word?

Here's my example. It is a sentence that begins in the middle of a paragraph and I'm using it as a transition. "Living in Costa Rica also gave me the opportunity to interact with the local ...
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Is “Agreed.” a complete and correct sentence? [duplicate]

Is it correct to write, Agreed. instead of, I agree. I am confused by this single-word sentence. Why is it in the past tense? Or is "Agreed" a (past-participle) adjective, like "Gone" ...
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Is this correct English?

If the sentence "My thoughts on religion exactly" correct or is "Exactly my thoughts on religion" correct?? Or are both correct??
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Describe a state where mental focus is spread too thin and/or on too wide a range of concerns?

At my work when I have a myriad tasks, could I say that my thoughts are dispersed amongst many objectives? I am trying to figure if I could use the term dispersed in a sentence to describe a state ...
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Please explain the meaning of the word “distance” in the sentence

Distance sometimes lets you know who's worth keeping and who's worth letting go Unless the distance is playing games with the vision and its all a mirage, a vagueness of a dream
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How to quote a paragraph with a missing sentence?

How do I indicate that I've removed an entire sentence from a quoted paragraph? Consider the example paragraph below - if I want to quote this paragraph without the emboldened sentence, how might I do ...
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“Mass communications shapes the world we live in”

I am editing a web page and came across this declaration: Mass communications shapes the world we live in It looks wrong to me, but I am wondering if it should be Mass communication shapes the ...
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“Art was theatre was sport”

I seem to have come across this sentence structure before but I can't quite remember where. Which number would be the best follow up to the phrase "To the ancient Romans"? To the ancient Romans ...
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What is the issue with this sentence? [closed]

What is wrong with this sentence. 'Keep moving please. If everyone was to stand there, how would the rest of the people manage to get past?'
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Polite request regarding availability

How do I ask if a person is available and to inform me, in a polite way?
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Is the usage of “I couldn't tell X apart” correct?

Example: The forest was dark and the trees too many. I could hardly tell shadows apart. Is the usage of apart correct in the passage above? (I'm wondering about this because a Google Books ...
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“Was the extent” vs “was about the extent”

That was the extent of what I recalled. That was about the extent of what I recalled. Do the mean the same? If not, what's the difference?
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What's wrong with “We hope you will find our Qualifications to be well-organized, concise, and most of all, to exceed your expectations.”

Why is the following sentence grammatically incorrect? We hope you will find our Qualifications to be well-organized, concise, and most of all, to exceed your expectations. I've asked three ...
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Show I use “before” or “until” in the following sentence?

I'm not really sure how long I was in there. All I know is that I didn't come out from the toilet before/until I'd thrown up four times. Should I use before or until? (I third option is also ...
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“Would agree” vs “would have agreed”

Did I really believe she would agree? and Did I really believe she would have agreed? What's the difference between the two? Is one more common/grammatically correct than the other?
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A stand-alone list of independent clauses as a sentence

Clearly, in some cases an isolated list cannot be a sentence. For example, Apples, oranges, and bananas. is not a sentence. But what about a list of independent clauses following a ...
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A sentence with too many commas [closed]

Can someone please explain the following sentence? This perspective provides a primarily pragmatic justification, therefore, for confidentiality, in that any perceived limitations to, or ...
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Wondering about using 'to'

I recently read a passage from a newspaper. Therefore alcohol should be banned to enable people to have a long and happy life. Q1) I'm confusing the part of 'people to have a long and happy ...
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The structure of the second half of this sentence

The dot is placed in a position that is relative to the other dots and the timing as to when the item was posted I'm okay with the first half of this sentence (the part before and). I'm ...
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Is the sentence “We are invested” correct?

Is the sentence "We are invested" correct? I found it in a blog and was wondering whether it is correct. I do not want to discuss the usage, but just if the combination of "are" + "invested" is ...
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Who are the witnesses in a court hearing?

Among the witnesses called by petitioner were Mr. Allen; Ms. Farrow; Dr. Susan Coates, a clinical psychologist who treated Satchel; Dr. Nancy Schultz, a clinical psychologist who treated Dylan; and ...
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Could somebody rewrite this sentence in a simple language? [closed]

"A knight had only to swop his armorial surcoat and shield for those of another to be safely taken for that person." (Hanley, Catherine., War and Combat (1150-1270): The Evidence from Old French ...
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What does “…and books seem to outnumber rolls as such.” mean?

"In England we call them rolls of arms: in Spain they are known as armoriales — armorials — or libros de armeria — books of arms, and books seem to outnumber rolls as such. Of nearly 30 Spanish ...