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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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What does 'Did they suspect she was here?' mean?

I'm curious about what this sentence means? Did they suspect she was here? Does that mean they suspect the truth of that she was here? or they thought "She was here! You just lied to us that she ...
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Simple present and present continuous in the same phrase

''I hunger for sand! I yearn for a desert, pining for a draught...'' Is this sentence (the second, that is) from above grammatically right? I mean, can I use the two present tenses, simple and ...
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How to say this sentence correctly

Sentence: Therefore the topology A inherits from the box topology is strictly finer than the topology A inherits from the product topology. Question: I don't know how to omit the second part of the ...
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Unclear use of present tense in specific sentence

As a non-native speaker I'm having a hard time understanding why the author uses the present tense of 'begin' in the following sentence: Sess was thinking about that as the rain started in and the ...
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Please help me improve this sentence: I have involved many activities. This includes attending conference A, conference B

Please help me improve this sentence: I have involved many activities. This includes attending conference A, conference B.... Not sure if I should use "These include" or "This includes".
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Is this an OK sentence? “I will continue to seek for opportunities to improve myself as a teacher, and for the school I belong to.” [closed]

Is this an OK sentence? "I will continue to seek for opportunities to improve myself as a teacher, and for the school I belong to." A little awkward but I dont know how to better it.
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Is it possible to use “should have” in a conditional sentence type 3?

I know it's possible to say: If I had studied more, I wouldn't have failed my exam. Rules given in some Russian student's books let me say: If I had studied more, I shouldn't have failed my exam. ...
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“They weren’t much concern” or “They weren’t much of a concern”?

They weren’t much concern as long as they didn't catch him. I don't know what I feel is wrong with using concern here. I think I could change it to: They weren't much of a concern as long as ...
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Can I use “and” more than once in this case?

Take a selfie that changes with your feelings based on your biometric input and social media and other real-time data in you region. "Social media" and "real-time data" is apart of your region-- ...
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Can I organize an activity through an organization?

I have the following sentence: "I really loved volunteering in the IEEE Student Branch through which I co – organized various educational events." Is the use of through valid? I want to say that while ...
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You have “the right” to remain silent vs “a right”

When you google "Miranda warning", the first thing you see is a clip of Wikipedia explaining what it is briefly: The "Miranda warning", which can also be referred to as the "Miranda rights", is ...
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It is correct to put 'But' before 'Despite of'?

I want to write: But despite of this....... Is putting two conjunctions together not necessary? Or would it be fine to have them both together right up close next to each other.
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What does “Quantum shifty no-comply…” mean?

Afraid I must take a detour. I’m going to crush Hiro, champion of cheaters, at the time and place of my choosing!! QUANTUM SHIFTY NO-COMPLY OF FORBIDDEN ENLIGHTENMENT! Ha! Typical! I land the ...
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In a sentence of imperative mood, can the verb end in -ing?

You might text these to someone: Walking to school. Driving there. I believe that the main use of this type of sentence would be to describe what you yourself are doing in that moment. You might ...
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SAT Grammar - Gerunds vs. Parallelism

Hello everyone I was working on the following question: I said the error was A, because it should be how to preserve right? But apparently that is not the error, I cannot seem to find any other ...
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Usage of Past Perfect in “After something…”

I have been doing a couple of SAT and exam writing problems and I have noticed this following trend. Usually you have a couple of sentences like this: "After she had eaten her food she went ...
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Crescendo sentence in romantic letter [closed]

Context: Writing a romantic letter to ex-fiance whom I recently made major sacrifices and life choices be with. I understand that this is ultra-specific and personal, but quite frankly I've been stuck ...
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“I gave it a lot of thought” vs. “I thought about it a lot”

I've heard the following expression often and I have a few questions. . I gave it a lot of thought. What is "it"? Is it dummy or something you are referring to? Does it sound differnt from "I ...
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Use of “remain pending”

Can I say: hello, remain pending the approval from your side of the budget, I send you yesterday and did not have a response.
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How should I inteprete the following sentence structure?

Discussion of the assimilation of Puerto Ricans in the United States has focused on two different factors: social standing and the loss of national culture, depending on whether the commentator is ...
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“A mystery” vs. “mysterious”

When you say: His motive (for the crime he committed) remained a mystery. It doesn't sound the same if you change "a mystery" to "mysterious" as if the two words didn't have the same meaning. ...
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What is the importance of just in comparative sentence?

Do these two statements mean the same thing? Pizza tastes as good as pasta. Pizza tastes just as good as pasta. To me, 1 sounds like pizza tastes at least like pasta or better while 2 ...
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“Good to hear(read) from you” [duplicate]

I have noticed people use this sentence to reply to written mails but I often ask myself; why use "hear" when you "read" ? Is it just a generally accepted phrase or people do use it wrongly ?
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some help with an excerpt from my reading material [closed]

I am reading a book for my church group, and in the book Jesus is saying to St. Faustina the following: "During this hour, I will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request of me in virtue of my ...
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“Untapped demo of missing persons”?

I was reading an article and could not make sense of what author means by the following: So let's see. Right now, when people think of Malaysia Airlines, what do they think about? Probably the ...
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Cleaning nose with hands in an awkward manner

I am trying to find a sentence or phrase that would best describe "Cleaning nose with your hand" but in an awkward manner, so that you straighten your hands then start pushing it across the nasal path ...
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Please suggest a better transition phrase as compared to “Coming to” [closed]

Excerpt from my essay: Coming to my industrial experience, I am currently working in... My professor's comment on my essay: I think you want to transition to industrial experience from ...
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Sentence meaning…? (weird structure) [closed]

I came across this sentence: "Spectacular bright apartment interior design within bright colour could make any minimalist in addition to fresh impact." I think my English is quite good but I still ...
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Would you rather vs Would you rather see

I saw the following sentence on a website: Would you rather Ronaldo or Messi in your team. This sounds weird to me, I would say: Would you rather have/see Ronaldo or Messi in your team Is it okay ...
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arbitrary vs at the whim of somebody

I'd like to ask if these following sentences have the same meaning ? Hong Kong had been ruled at the whim of its colonial overlords. Hong Kong had been ruled by arbitrary colonial overlords. ...
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How to describe the situation that reverse the reason and result?

For example: A: My wage is low so I do my work slowly B: No! Your wage is low just because you do your work slowly, you xxxxxx(some words or sentences to describe reverse the reason and result) How ...
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Can two contradicting ideas be put together in the same sentence?

I have written a paragraph in which I have described that a person's fingers are both smooth as glass and bumpy as a rocky road at the same time. I was criticised for this statement, but I do not ...