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

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A better way to phrase “Launch beta test” [closed]

I have a call to action button titled "Launch beta test". However, I feel the wording is not proper. I want to express to people that the product is still in experimentational mode, but is a close ...
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what is the meaning of “I saw the mortal face of a man”

For the first time since I became a man I saw the mortal face of a man, and his face seemed terrible to me and I turned from it. -What Men Live By: And Other Tales -Leo Graf Tolstoy- I'm ...
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Pangram Using Each Character Only Once [closed]

As a prank, I wish to arrange the keys on a coworker's keyboard to be a pangram, but in order to do so, the characters can only appear once. I've done some googling and have not found a pangram that ...
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I don't remember the formulas but here it is what I recall [closed]

Are these sentences correct? I need to know, how the system is being started. If you ask me, how the product is being generated is not his headache.
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I may know each word, but I don't understand the sentence:(

I am reading a book on sampling. I don't understand this sentence: How many interviews do you suppose it took each of these pollsters to come within a few percentage points in estimating the ...
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is it appropriate to use “yet” [closed]

For background, here is the story (just example, not real): I applied for a job but they wanted a person who don't smoke. In my resume I wrote as I don't smoke. They invited me for interview. 1 hour ...
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“X was the year I …” vs “In X, I …”

Example: 1999 was the year I devoted myself fully to marine biology. In 1999, I devoted myself fully to marine biology. Is there any difference between the two sentences? Do they have a ...
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Can you say “two groups of people stared at each other”?

Is it grammatically correct to say that "two groups of people stared at each other" since, by itself, a group can't do anything? It's the people within the groups that do the staring, not the groups ...
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Difficulty constructing a sentence that reflect the interview process and targets entry levels [closed]

English is not my first language, and I do struggle here and there. I would like to come up with a sentence that would reflect the followings: Reduce your technical interviews in half. That is for ...
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What Is The Meaning 'I'm Not', is a lie

What is the meaning of these two sentences: The truth is, the belief 'I'm Not', is a lie. Before we ever agree to believe I'm Not, it was someone else's opinion. I tried my best but still ...
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Clause insertion and Full sentence

But what is surprising, and some would say discouraging, is that adding the statistical realities of the larger hunger problem to Rokia's story significantly reduced the contributions to Rokia. ...
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Sentence with Relative Pronoun + Verb Be

These deposits were believed to be residue of liquid water breaking out of cliffs and crater walls, carrying sediment downhill through the gullies, and later evaporating. This sentence is the ...
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“point of view” vs “approach” [closed]

I'm writing a document in which I need to state that my work is unsupervised instead of supervised. I have thought in these two sentences, but don't know whether they are correct, or whether is there ...
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Is 'it' redundant in this sentence?

I'm not sure if I need an 'it' in this sentence. With 'it': I believe that it has a great potential to propel the progress of computing and it can significantly change the way we interact with ...
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The action of undoing a layaway

I'm writing a software for a store and I need to put on a report how much money is received when a customer puts an item on layaway, as well as when a customer cancels the layaway and gets the money ...
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Understanding the sentence meaning [closed]

I am working on one project, where I have been offered this: Royalty of 15% on net revenue of the product. As a good will gesture, we will also pay you an advance against future royalties, ...
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The usage of “ to come up for ”

Do you think the highlighted sentence is grammatically correct? I haven't known the phrase " to come up for" before I read this passage .The phrase means "to reach the time when something should ...
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Please, could anyone help explain this sentence to me? [closed]

"I'm afraid anything that involves language learning has always defeated me." I found this sentence in a Cambridge dictionary, and I wonder that why this sentence has 3 verbs but just 1 ...
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Is it correct to use Do just before the verb? In which context we have to use this? [closed]

I have observed many sentences like Do watch my all episodes where do is used just before a verb. Is it correct to use do that way? In what types of sentences we can use this?
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the subject of the sub clause

Supplier shall also provide Purchaser without restriction full and accurate information regarding locations, contact names, and numbers for any known occurrences of infringement upon Supplier ...
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“of its obligations”…which phrase does it refer to? [closed]

the breach by Supplier or its associated individuals or entities of any of its obligations hereunder, 1, " of any of its obligations" in this sentence only for entities. 2," of any of its ...
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Rephrasing a sentence containing the word “chance”

Is it possible to rephrase the first sentence below in the form of the second one? There is no chance of her being alive. There is no chance of getting her alive.
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How would this sentence be correct in English

I would like to know how a sentence, "We are looking for a suitable taxi for you" be correct, a native speaker told me it is not. I guess "for you" and "suitable" could be left out, any other ...
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Comma placement in this sentence? [closed]

Please explain which sentence is structured correctly and why. If none of them are correct, please correct it and, again, explain why it is correct. 1) I embarked upon a journey filled with ...
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Is usage of “Than that of” vs “Than those of” case agnostic?

I've seen many cases of "than that of" and "than those of" switched with one another. Are they both really same and can be interchanged? Or do we follow some specific rules on where to use one of the ...
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SAT question: “pass on a trait” vs “inherit a trait”

I'm so confused about this... please help me. This is a sentence correction question from the SAT: Giraffes born with very long necks were able to stay alive when food was scarce, ...
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What would this sentence be considered?

"I wonder why X's don't have (insert subject) and you do" Is it a question? Statement? A question imbedded in a statement? Or would it depend on the tone that was used? Thank you in advance.
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Usage Of Notwithstanding

I have to convert two sentences following a particular instruction. 1) We reminded him several times but he refused to pay.(Begin:Several... )(Use :"notwithstanding") 2)"In spite of the cold ...
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question from SAT [closed]

I'm so confused about this question. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow PUSH _______ to encourage diverse populations to become socially and politically active, was created in 1996 by the merging of 2 ...
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Can “proper” be used proper as an adverb? [duplicate]

Which one is correct? I hope I thanked you proper! I hope I thanked you properly!
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“Amply funded, and consisting of many high born, wealthy gentlemen…” [closed]

Could you explain what the sentence bolded means in the following passage ? In the minds of the Royal Society's founders, the society was meant to serve a double purpose. Amply funded, and ...
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'Scenic box'… is it correct?

I would like to use an expression that refers to a theatre space, a stage space, or any space for performing theatre: the space for a 'scene' in general. The expression is 'scenic box'. Is it ...
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Parsing: a sentence from Russell's The History of Western Philosophy

The Persian satrap at Sardes represented that he intended to rebel against the Great King, and would pay vast sums for the help of Polycrates, who went to the mainland for an interview, was ...
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Can “the restaurant you told me was not good” used as noun?

The restaurant you told me was not good. If there is a sentence like this, it most of the times means that "the restaurant you told me about was not good." So when can this sentence be used with ...
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Usage of “do not ” vs “does not” [closed]

I am trying to understand the grammar behind using "do not" vs "does not". Consider the following sentences. 1a. The way items are added to the cart does not guarantee an order. vs 1b. The way ...
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Which of the given phrases is correct?

Is the price negotiable for the job? OR Is the job price negotiable? Which is the correct phrase formation to be asked formally and please tell me the reason for its correctness. Thank you.
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Reducing sentences to elementary facts avoiding the word “or” [closed]

I'm wondering how to reduce these kinds of sentences/facts to elementary facts. In this case all cars have parts from either one or several manufacturers, can't have zero or any other option, in other ...
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Should I use “him” or “her”?

Which is correct, and why?: If my daughter was born a boy, I would have named her Harry. Or If my daughter was born a boy, I would have named him Harry. I'm sure my reasoning for both is ...
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Hyphenation of a word to a two-word phrase [closed]

How should one treat the hyphenation of a word to a two-word phrase, such as in the example below: something about the qubit-resonator mode frequency detuning. The sentence tries to express: ...
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Best way to phrase sentence [closed]

I'm developing a website, working on the various text which will be shown to the user. I currently have this sentence: Would you like us to remember you next time you visit? I feel this may be ...
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Using present continuous passive (is being) for describing repeating (undesirable) actions

I am trying to understand if it is possible to build sentences in such a way, I feel like I have seen somewhere using this tense in the same way I am trying to use it. Is it possible to use Present ...
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What are the sentence/ idioms and phrases often used in day to day life? Are there any good articles available listing these items?

English speakers most often use simple phrases in their day to day life. It would be helpful for speaking easily if those sentences or phrases are known and you can share any link to learn those ...
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Understanding a certain sentence [closed]

Recently I read a book, since I'm not a native English speaker, this passage of sentence confuse me: If his face betrayed any hint of his disappointment at the explanation, .... What's ...
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Is this sentence acceptable?

"You couldn't think ahead more than a day" I'm aware the more natural approach would be "You couldn't think more than a day ahead" (or something), but I need to end that sentence in "day" (it's a ...
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“It is good for me.” or “It is good to me.” [closed]

I am confused between these two statements. It is good for me. It is good to me. Which one is correct? or both are correct? When which statement should we use?
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Is the writer of this line trying to shorten “time-saving and labor-saving” into “time- and labor-saving”?

Here's the paragraph is question below. The part I'm talking about is in bold. Festool has a reputation for producing expensive tools that provide benefits the other brands either lack or end ...
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Why isn't this incorrect?

Farmers who grow major crops such as corn, rice and wheat, aware that new developments in agriculture production can result in millions of dollars in additional revenue, switching to newer, ...
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Know every words of a passage but not the meaning

A excerpt from 2010: A Space Odyssey 2: The scientist tapped out a code on the board, switching Sal’s inputs to the memory with the highest security rating. No one knew that he talked to the ...
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Can one use of “…at at least…”?

I have to use a particular sentence which is: They differ at at least one position. Is this the correct use of at least? Is my sentence correct?
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A phrase to replace “you use” in this sentence [closed]

I'm trying to ask a question to a student, but I really want to avoid using the phrase "you use". I still want to address the student directly but "you use" just feels awkward and clumsy. The sentence ...