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

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What's correct way of writing following sentence: I'm reading them (documents) as they being posted [closed]

What's correct way of writing following sentence : I'm reading them (documents) as they are being posted. ...OR... I'm reading them (documents) as they being posted. ...OR... I'm reading them ...
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Is sheer beauty a proper way to describe a movie [closed]

I asked my friend to describe me a movie and he wrote, "it is more than one time watchable for it's sheer beauty". I do not understand this sentence and i do not think it is used correctly. Also ...
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Usage of Quicker and more quickly [duplicate]

Which of the following sentences are correct? Calves require less medication and gain weight quicker than that those raised in consignment. Calves require less medication and gain weight more ...
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Is sentence patterns used everywhere?

I am studying English in Korea. All my friends and I are studying about 'sentence patterns' Sentence patterns, said in here, are S+V, S+V+C, S+V+O, S+V+I.O+D.O, S+V+O+O.C. But my teacher said ...
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“what are the intentions of this girl” or “what the intentions of this girl are”

I am writing an essay. Can you help me with the order of words. "Even though it is not clear what are the intentions of this girl with respect to this boy, he is totally deluded and wants to buy ...
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Talking or talking about

I always have wondered if there is any difference between these two sentences : I am not talking science here. and I am not talking about science here. If yes, then what is that ...
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Is it common for native speakers to put a question mark at the end of declarative sentence?

Sometime, people put a question mark at the end of a sentence and use it to ask something. Instead using an interrogative sentence: Do you like it? You like it? I think it is more often to ...
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What does “be like” mean as in “I be like”? [closed]

Is it proper to use the 'like' word in this way as in 'I be like "how is this possible"'? Shouldn't it be like 'I was like "how is this possible"'?
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Inquiry of the usage of “laid down”

Here is the sentence: I laid down on a crunchy bed of autumn leaves at the right corner of the fence and observed the mysterious residence for movement. I'm not sure whether "laid" is the correct ...
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I saw him going to city. I saw him go to city [duplicate]

1:I saw him going to city. 2:I saw him go to city. First one refers to Gerund. Second one refers to infinite. Do they have the same meanings or changed? Define it with reasons.
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Make vs Makes in a Sentence [duplicate]

Your motivation and expertise already (make/makes) you a great asset to our team and we can’t wait to see you become a leader in this company.
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Is there a more appropriate way to say “moved A below B”? [closed]

Given a flat surface and two objects A and B After the guy moved A below B. Is there a better way to say it? Thanks in advance!
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pass on vs propagate [closed]

can someone help me with the following sentences? Pass on this message to your friends. Propagate this message to your friends. Does the 2nd one even correct? "Propagate this message" ...
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This is a passive sentence, right?

I recently received a marked assessment from my teacher, and I think I might have been mismarked on a question. The question asks : "Identify and analyse two examples of passive in the text". One of ...
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When to use “most” or “the most”

I came across with this sentence and it cast me doubt the usage of "most" and "the most" The sentence states: "But what I remembered most is moving a lot" Would it change the meaning of the ...
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Confusing sentence, which is which?

Very difficult sentence structure. The bold part is very confusing. Although these molecules allow radiation wavelength, where most of the energy of sunlight is concentrated, to pass through, ...
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Can someone help me to understand this difficult sentence structure?

Please help me to understand the following. I have difficulty with the passage that appears between the two dashes. Gutman argues convincingly that the stability of the Black family encouraged ...
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“People who” or “people that” [closed]

I am doing homework and I got confused about this phrase when I was writing. I am not a native English speaker. (...) and the only way to do this was taking control of everything and being ...
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'The average person' or 'an average person'?

Which one is correct, or are both of them fine? "It would take the average person 10 days to read this novel" Or "It would take an average person 10 days to read this novel"
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Choose the option that best corrects the comparison error in the following part of the sentence - (accomplished and intelligent like Merlin)

Although Merlin was renowned for his superb wizardry and general sagacity, Mingo, his unheralded apprentice, was every bit accomplished and intelligent like Merlin. a. accomplished and intelligent as ...
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Why is this sentence wrong?

In their stories, originally published in the eighteenth century, the Brothers Grimm have embraced a number of themes that have never vanished from life, despite modern advances in science and ...
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GRE sentence completion

This is a GRE sentence completion question(Type:Sentence Equivalence,which means 2 options are to be selected from the given options which are most suitable for the sentence.so,basically the selected ...
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What is 'move it along' [closed]

One of the colleague has mentioned the following, We should be able to do it, but to move it along (My name), please do it at xyz. What should I infer from this statement?
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Use 'conform' verbally in a sentence taking a direct object

Give me an example of a sentence using the verb 'conform' + direct object. I'm aware that this is usually used in a prepositional phrase however I'm wondering how it might be used without it. So give ...
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The use of the word “disjunction” in a sentence

I am not a native English speaker. I have been given the task of reviewing a text written in English. I wonder if I by the following use of the word "disjunction", make myself guilty of the very same ...
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have a clear, quick, decided look about

I don't understand this sentence: He(the mockingbird) was a clear gray, with white bars across his wings that flashed when he flew; every part of him had a clear, quick, decided look about it. ...
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Past Perfect Confusion

In a book these two forms are acceptable: Before a complete version of Louisa May Alcott's novel Little Women appeared in 1880, the book had been published in two separate volumes. AND ...
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What phrase can describe the final moments before a deadline?

I got a call from a friend while 10 minutes were left of my birthday. I want to put it like that The phone call from him ___________ was the icing on the cake. How to express that only 10 ...
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That is which it has not been

I've been reading Christopher Hitchens and I cannot understand, again, the exact meaning of a particular sentence. Here is the sentence in context: Having no reliable or consistent witnesses, in ...
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Which is the correct pronoun? [duplicate]

Someone has left____ wet towels on the bathroom floor. his or her or their
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Writing and speaking duplicated words

A recent workplace conversation prompted this question. Red Hat, the software company behind a popular Linux distribution, came by the office and everyone got some random trinkets, including a number ...
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Does this sentence require the addition of the word “that” between “hope” and “the patient”?

Should the following sentence be altered to say "in the hope THAT the patient would still be alive"? He would then have to ride many hours, maybe changing to a fresh horse at some farm, in the ...
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GRE senetence completion

The following is a GRE sentence completion question. In failing to see that the justice's pronouncement merely ______ previous decisions rather than actually establishing a precedent,the ...
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Comma or not? Question or Period?

Before[...] you asked if I was _____. Should there be a comma after 'before' or is the ellipsis okay? Also, should the sentence end with a period or a question mark?
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Can anyone give me some sample sentences that fit each definitions of “skittish”?

I have searched for its meaning in online dictionaries, and have found about 5 meanings for the word "skittish". Those meanings are lively or frisky in action (Of a person) playfully ...
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Is this Correct Sentence to use in an Email? [closed]

I send a welcome mail to the users who register on my website. I end the email with "If you are facing any problem in using the service then let me know, I will be happy to assist you." Is this ...
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Meaning of the sentence “…had expected to behold her dimmed and obscured by a disastrous cloud…”

I'm unable to understand this long sentence, particularly the parts highlighted in bold. Can someone break it up for me? Those who had before known her, (1) and had expected to behold her dimmed ...
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What's the meaning of “I can't imagine why.”? [closed]

Does it mean "The answer is obvious to me." in a sarcastic way, or does it mean "I really don't know the reason."? I am inclined to go with the former. Surprisingly googling doesn't help. Secondly, ...
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A quote from The Lord of The flies [duplicate]

There's a sentence within a novel that I don't understand. Can you break it down for me? The boy with fair hair lowered himself down the last few feet of rock and began to pick his way toward ...
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Multiple preposition in a sentence [duplicate]

I would like to use both insert and remove in the same sentence. However, I would like to know how I will use the prepositions because the verbs have different prepositions into/from. There are some ...
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“All I've done” or “All what I've done”? [closed]

Is the "what" required to come after "all"? Are the following sentences grammatically correct? What is the grammar point here? I understood that there should be a subject and a main verb. In this ...
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Is “[verbing] you a [noun] as [adjective] as you are” grammatically sound?

Is "[verbing] you a [noun] as [adjective] as you" grammatically sound? ie, "Wishing you a day as lovely as you." I think it is, but the first part of the sentence "Wishing you a day" feels off. ...
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Inferred verb? Is it ok to drop the second appearance of the same verb in a sentence?

I work in a scientific field and when my reports are reviewed I commonly have them kicked back asking to add a second "were" before "compared" to this kind of sentence: The items were entered into ...
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Is this a double negative sentence?

Many in the government disagree with a plan to debunk the low budget grassroots effort to expose the frivolity of Project X; the government employee’s union, with a newly elected leadership that ...
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Doubt between two similar-looking simple sentences

I was just wondering what the difference is between these sentences: Instruments are to be machined... Instruments have to be machined... I would be highly glad if anyone helps by giving ...
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How can I improve this sentence stylistically [closed]

My mother burst into tears about how I was changing. That was, for I lately indeed had begun to show some rebel attitude. Is the latter sentence understandable, clean and grammatically okay? I ...
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Is or are - “The most preferable length of the internship is 3 months but 2 is also acceptable”

Could you tell me, what is the correct form? "The most preferable length of the internship is/ are 3 months but 2 is/are also acceptable" My intuition tells me that should be 'is' but 'are' ...
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“talk” vs. “talking” – which sentence is correct? [closed]

1) He used to stop talking so that he could drink his beer, and then he continued his talking. 2) He used to stop talking so that he could drink his beer, and then he continued his talk. Can you ...
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Use of nonetheless in the sentence?

Though somewhat less coherent than previous chapters and suffering from a minor rash of academic jargon,the final chapter of the book is nonetheless accessible to laypeople. what role is played ...
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How is this structure named in English grammar? (main clause + object + -ing form)

I've been hearing this sentence structure for a while, so i wanted to learn about it but couldn't find specific information on the internet since i didn't know how this structure was named in English ...