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

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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 ...
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Whats wrong in using the words Whilst and Due to?

I remember reading in an English style guide (The Scott Foresman Handbook for Writers) that the words whilst and due to were quite redundant and not to be used. The author did not seem to like them as ...
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Please identify the independent clause/s in this sentence

I am trying to understand where the independent clause/s are in the following sentence: However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this ...
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I'm making sport live score application and I have a question [closed]

I'm making sport live score application and I have a question My application has many page for show live score and it has some page no any match playing. What sentences should i use ? No any match ...
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What's wrong with this sentence? How can it be improved? [closed]

It has been a long time that I associated myself with an organisation. I'm not sure if I can use myself in this context, since there is an I already implying the same. Can I use associated - a ...
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Does “their citizens” in this sentence mean all citizens? [closed]

In the sentence, "Just governments ought to ensure food security to their citizens" does "their citizens" refer to all citizens of the just government, or just most citizens in general?
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Parse a sentence (from Ratcliff 1990 paper)

A little background: this paper concerns forgetting in neural networks (a computer science concept). The word "activation" might mean the activation (=output) of neuron(s), but since I cannot parse ...
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Does this sentence make any sense? [closed]

"Unfortunately, I don't plan on pursuing the arts in the coming years as I enjoy doing it mainly as a hobby, and what better way to do so than to share my work with you guys!" It just doesn't sound ...
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How to punctuate the following sentence? [closed]

The sentence: Set in Italy and England, the story is both a romance and a critique of English society at the beginning of the 20th century. It is from ...
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Is “I cannot best you” valid sentence? [closed]

In video game "Skyrim" enemy warriors some times cry I cannot best you! and run away. Is "I cannot best you" valid sentence? Does it mean: "I cannot defeat you"? Can I ask question: "Can you ...
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“I'm not sure if I said…” [closed]

I don't know if this sentence is right "I'm not sure if I said goodbye to you" It just sounds a little bit weird! And if there's any other sentence that has the same meaning but it does not sound so ...
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Convert into a simple sentence

The sentence is - They called their goodbyes and the train pulled out of the station. The answer given in the book is - They having called their goodbyes, the train pulled out of the station. Is ...
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please let me know whether this sentence is correct [closed]

"Please let me know that, if I apply for NOC for Family residence Visa today the NOC will be issued with new salary or with previous salary."
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will using comma be considered as a long sentence? [closed]

I got feedback from my supervisor saying that "Try to write shorter sentences, the text will be more easy to read", he thought this sentence is too long: Distributed systems are in the core of ...
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Become / get, successfully / effectually, together / common / united [closed]

Currently I'm looking for a product name. The goal of this product is that everyone can get successful with the power of a network (together, united) But I don't know which combination makes sense: ...
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Understanding the referent of a pronoun in this sentence [closed]

The sentence is taken from clash of clan game tips screen. Pekka's armour is so heavy that the spring trap doesn't work on her. Now, I would like to know, what is the referent for the ...
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Does the following sentence need punctuation?

Two youngsters in a bush surely didn't give a good impression. Two youngsters in a bush: surely it didn't give a good impression. Two youngsters in a bush; surely it didn't give a good ...
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My as an adjective, posessive pronoun, or prepositional phrase?

During English class, we have been diagramming sentences, as described at http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/, and have had some confusion as to whether the term "my" should be considered an adjective, ...
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Can we omit the preposition “to” in the phrase “be responded to by”? And why?

In an article, I have read a sentence as follows: In the Golgi stress response, insufficient organelle capacity is responded to by augmentation of glycosylation enzyme expression and vesicular ...
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What is the difference of these two sentences?

Please explain the difference of these sentences.... 1) The garden is not as large as yours. 2) The garden is not larger than yours. I feel these are same. But is there difference? Please teach ...
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I love you for like ever [closed]

Can I say: "I love you for like ever" or I should say "I will love you for like ever" or both forms are correct? Thank you very much!
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Can you begin a sentence with 'It's because…'

Someone I work with in an ESL setting is using "It's because..." to begin his sentences and I believe it doesn't sound natural. I am aware that he should be using 'because' to join the sentences but ...
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An appropriate adjective [closed]

I am writing a report and it should tell all the stakeholders that "the target for all product categories, including Over Payments to customers has either been met or exceeded (by a very small ...
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“As for me” in the beginning of the sentence

Could I use "As for me" in the beginning of the sentence? For example, when somebody asks the whole group of people what was done, and one in that group answers what he did: "As for me, I did that ...
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Sentence Structure 'drag out of by' [closed]

I'm interested to know if the following structure is correct: The family was extremely upset as every piece of information about the accident had to drag out of by the authorities. Is the preposition ...
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Shall. I use a preposition here? [closed]

which one is correct? We had a very small marriage ceremony where only close relatives and friends were invited. Or We had a very small marriage ceremony where only close relatives and ...
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Could you please simplify the highlighted part in simple English [closed]

Lindsey Aloia (Rollins College) and Denise Solomon (The Pennsylvania State University) published their findings in the journal Human Communication Research. Aloia and Solomon studied 50 ...
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“I'm curious as to how to…” [closed]

Is that worded properly? I'm not sure if it's off. Thank you for any help you give.
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Is it gramatically incorrect to begin a sentence with 'But'? [duplicate]

I am wondering because I was told that it is, but from what I've seen it's pretty widely used. Thanks!
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When to use potentials in a sentence

Is it grammatically correct to use potentials in the following sentence: Software tools analyze data and report potentials issues.
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“No longer could I wait”: Valid construction? [closed]

A lack of capital and experience had always kept me from pursuing this dream, but no longer could I wait. I'm unsure whether or not the no longer could I wait fragment is correct. I have just ...
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Is the comma usage proper in this sentence?

As a result, I am able to be understanding and accommodating to the people that I work with, including clients, which I believe is an important asset for a professional to have. I wanted to make ...
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What does “spurned” modify in “I am walking out of a room to the jeers of a woman spurned”

I am walking out of a room to the jeers of a woman spurned. Which word does the past participle modify in this context? Does it mean that I was spurned while walking out of the room, or am I out ...
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I have been all the time since lunch

I heard a native speaker say these words. Looking at his watch, this gentleman said to someone: I have been all the time since lunch. What makes this sentence grammatical ? Is there more to it ...
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product available on request (or: on demand)?

I need to show the availability status of some (physical) products. If the product is not available straight away, how would you say it? product available on request product available on demand ...
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Word classes in specific sentence

Consider the following setup. What would the word classes of "out" and "there" be? "Where is James?" "He is out there somewhere, right in the middle of the storm." I was first thinking in ...
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Meaning of “She was a girl who for a ringing phone dropped exactly nothing” [closed]

Can you tell me what the following means? She was a girl who for a ringing phone dropped exactly nothing.
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Suggest a professional way to say this statement [closed]

A news reporter responded to a question as below: We have no idea about this. I am not sure how correct this statement is in a professional environment. Can someone please suggest if there is ...
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Two concerns about this passage

Junior youth groups on the island are particularly thriving, urged on by the support of village chiefs who see how the participants are spiritually empowered. Encouraged by the unity and dedication ...
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Can somebody help explain this sentence from the novel Crytonomicon?

The sentence is as follows: Over the safety-engineered nubs molded into the jetway floor, their rolling suitcases drone like fighter planes. They graze the backs of his knees as they bank around ...
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Constructing a question to find out the position of something [duplicate]

I need to ask a question and I need you help in framing that question. Leave all that apart now. I will first tell you a sentence: "Narendra Modi is the 15th Prime Minister of India" I need to ...
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How to understand ' I am of big eye'? [closed]

'I am of big eye' means 'I am a person whose eye is big' ? Furthermore, how to understand the usage of 'somebody/thing is of something'?
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Grammatically correct sentence where “you're” and “your” can be interchanged? [closed]

Most grammar checkers are capable of detecting the the misuse of "your" and "you're"; providing the necessary correction. I'm curious though, is there any sentence that can be constructed where ...
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Which of these sentences is more appropriate/correct? [closed]

Which of these sentences is more appropriate? a) Thanks go to (person a) and (person b) for accepting to be a committee member in my defense. b) Thanks go to (person a) and (person b) for accepting ...
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Can you make this sentence clear?

I insist on putting this never-before-heeded advice in my math syllabus every semester (this is only my third one). I often obsess about the way I write things and I actually re-read it myself this ...
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While I was waiting for [closed]

Which one is grammatically correct? I want to say that I waited the time that the bus would leave the terminal in the past tense. While I was waiting for the bus leaves, a man came to talk to me. ...
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Is there a better way to structure a sentence with two separate points? [closed]

I have the following sentence: I improved the usability of the company's website and optimized the website's rendering speeds. Is there any way I can say this by using "company's website" only ...
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Is “straight from Kafka” an idiom?

I am working as a translator and in one of my projects, which was about strategic management , I came across this sentence: " In scenarios that come straight from Kafka, the simplest problems take ...
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how can I use “fewer” and “more” with numbers?

I have never heard anyone use words "fewer" and "more" when talking about the fact that a certain number of items is greater than a certain number of other items by a constant. For example if the ...
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What does “these” in this sentence refer to?

Here is the quotation: In support of his thesis, Dr Wrangham, who is an anthropologist, has ransacked other fields and come up with an impressive array of material. Cooking increases the share of ...