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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

-1
votes
3answers
84 views

“I truly believe no other sport builds a character as rowing (does)” [closed]

Is this sentence correct? With or without "does"? Any (better) alternatives?
-1
votes
1answer
26 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
611 views

“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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
46 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
77 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
57 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
78 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
101 views

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".
1
vote
1answer
548 views

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.
2
votes
2answers
45 views

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. ...
1
vote
4answers
162 views

“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 ...
0
votes
6answers
83 views

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-- "...
1
vote
0answers
14 views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
103 views

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 "...
-1
votes
2answers
1k views

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.
0
votes
1answer
26 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
62 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
54 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

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 ...
4
votes
0answers
53 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
981 views

“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 ...
-1
votes
2answers
266 views

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.
0
votes
0answers
43 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
183 views

“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. ...
0
votes
2answers
32 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
624 views

“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 ?
0
votes
1answer
38 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
57 views

“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 ...
0
votes
1answer
80 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
46 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
64 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
43 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

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. ...
1
vote
2answers
70 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
143 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
355 views

Must the subject be “I” when I start a sentence with “Considering”?

I think the best way to do this is using the examples below: Considering it's going to be summer in Australia, you don't need to take that many clothes with you. Is the sentence correct? ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

What's the meaning of “the column's impediment”?

We see atop Arlington Ridge, the column's impediment of Arlington House, which is now the Robert E. LEE Memorial. (CNN Transcripts; video and audio: CNN Student News) What's the meaning of "the ...
0
votes
2answers
68 views

Is saying “He was well thought of” ending a sentence with a preposition? [duplicate]

If not, is there any other way to say this? (I'm looking for synonyms, not rewordings such as "Others thought well of him.")
0
votes
1answer
46 views

What does “Relates with understanding to manifestations of turbulent emotions in others” mean?

I'm trying to translate sociotypes' description, and I saw this sentence and couldn't understand clearly what does it mean.. this is as it came: " CHARACTER: This individual is very interested in ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

Whose Possessive?

There are some sentences that seem to be ambiguous to me and I do not know if one is correct or interpretation is left completely to context. They all follow some basic format: "The boy misunderstood ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

Should I keep the ellipsis in this sentence?

I was wondering if I am using the ellipsis properly in this sentence. If not, what punctuation should I be using in place of the ellipsis? "This trick proved to be difficult at times because, as ...
0
votes
0answers
56 views

CV writing help - grammar question

I'm preparing my CV for an internship (here is a link for my cv - Click). I'm concerned about these sentences: 1-Taking the course by Gedik University 2-Joined the Erasmus Student Exchange ...
1
vote
3answers
109 views

What word could I replace “importantly” with in this sentence?

I am looking for a synonym to the word "importantly" in this sentence (as well as other grammar tips because this sentence is messing with my brain): "Perhaps more importantly, I learned the ...
1
vote
2answers
258 views

Correct Usage of Nigh in a sentence

Currently, I am trying to come up with a poetic title involving Nigh, Night, Ghost and Quiet. However, I have struggled to figure out correctly where I can place Nigh in a sentence and be ...
1
vote
2answers
144 views

Further explanation of “among others”

I know that "among others" is used when we mention one or more than one person. But still, I am a little confused. For example: "Among others, Adam and Smith supported me at the meeting." (I am ...
-1
votes
2answers
62 views

Most important “one” or “noun” in a formal sentence

If I use "one" in a sentence, is it considered as formal or informal? For example, what I want to say is the following: There are many points that must be taken into consideration. ...
0
votes
1answer
70 views

Is “Apprentice” mainly a European term?

Apprentices, sorta like trainees who are skilled but need a bit of training and experience before making the commitment to employ them. When I did a bit of research, I observe that "apprentices" were ...
0
votes
2answers
83 views

Comprehension - what was the author trying to convey here?

Given this passage: We are even farther removed from the unfocused newspaper reviews published in England between the turn of the 20th century and the eve of World War II, at a time when newsprint ...
1
vote
1answer
266 views

Asking for confirmation when someone wants to change an upvote [closed]

I am building a user facing software. I want to ask for the user's confirmation if they really want to change their vote. For example: A user once upvoted a post and then he wants to downvote it. ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

The difference between “given that” and “provided that” (CAE book reference)

I don't understand the difference between "given that" and "provided that". The tour wasn't as pleasant as we thought it would be, given that the coach broke down on the way. [Source: CAE ...