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Identifying error [on hold]

Tomorrow he no go to store. Grammarly keeps telling me it should be goes instead of go, but it doesn't sound right? Please help
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What does 'their' refer to here? [on hold]

Consider the sentence: The Taliban tortured the minorities. They ridiculed their laws. Here, they refers to Taliban? their refers to the minorities or the Taliban? Further, consider the ...
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What phrase is used to determine that your departed loved one has left an empty spot?

"You left an empty spot (or space)" "Your empty space is showing" Which of these is grammatically correct? If none of the above, how would you lay that phrase out? P.S. They don't have to be dead. ...
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how to say that I am on my way to home? [on hold]

Scenario: I go back to home everyday after office. Someone called when I'm in bus and asks where are you. What should be my reply? I believe "I am travelling to home" is incorrect. I have to express ...
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Is “and” used correctly in this sentence? How does it change the meaning if I remove it?

It's hard for me to figure out why the writer uses "and" in the end of the following sentence. Like "and of which we and those who come after us have a right to be proud." "It is no good talking ...
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How do you use integrity in a sentence to describe yourself

I want to elaborate on my character on how I display integrity. How do I put it in a sentence? Integrity is a good word to use. I thought of fine moral-character but this will be used in another part
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Can we say “I early came” or “I, early, came” like “I, hardly, know you”? [migrated]

I can understand that 'hardly' was put soon after 'I' to give stress on the adverb. Why does it feel incorrect if someone says, "I early came" or "I, early, came". It seems some people often use "...
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Breaking sentences up

What is the right term for breaking or dividing a sentence into fragments, wherein each fragment still contains a thought/meaning? e.g.: Sports can ostracize people/ who are not very good at them./
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Is it 'in the period of ' or between the period of'? [on hold]

I wrote a quote and it says like this 'In the period of transforming from beginner to world class,we develop our attitude,not our talent. Is it correct?
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Is it correct to use “rescued to a place”?

I want to write a sentence in which someone is rescued and then taken to a safe place. Can I write it in following way: ? The man was rescued to a safe place.
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Comma before “either” at end of this sentence

Please help me determine whether or not to include a comma at the end of the third sentence: "I won't be talking to my ex at the party tonight." -"But what if she talks to you?" "I won't ...
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What to use: colon or parentheses? [closed]

Which of the following two sentences is the correct way of writing: "The main changes are from what you sent through in a separate email (the changes to the layout)" "The main changes are from what ...
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What is the meaning of “as to” in hindi [closed]

Please help me on my query: What is the meaning of "as to why" , "as to how" , "as to whether" in hindi.
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Please help me to understand the following definition of “Precautionary Principle”

for "precautionary princple", it gives the following definition. where there are threats or serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific cerntainty shall not be used as a reason for ...
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Please help me to give me sentence structure(grammar) detail [closed]

Please help me to give me sentence structure detail as following Nothing I did would ever satisfy my father. Like "did" <-- is it emphasizing word , it like I "do" have a problem isn't ...
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Adding a definition of a word in a sentence is confusing the reader [on hold]

Problem description In the following paragraph. I am talking about the update of an Entity Linking system by using a Supervised Model. I also added a definition of what Entity Linking is in order to ...
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Can I start a sentence with “To do so,..”

Ex: I will cook a rabbit. To do so, I will have to hunt one in the forest. Is this construction correct? Can it be used in a formal sentence? Thanks a lot!
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Can I use “and” several times in this sentence? PS: I'm writing an introductory email to a startup… [closed]

I am a 26-year old tech and extreme sport enthusiast, and also very much interested in human and social evolution.
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'a same matrix' or 'the same matrix'?

Synchronizing only a seed between the local sites and fusion center can let the pseudo-random number generators generate the same matrix A. Or Synchronizing only a seed between the local sites and ...
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Via and its usage

We had a discussion over over the correct usage and meaning of the following sentences. Sign up via (web.link) or calling (phone number) by DD MMM ‘YY. vs. Sign up via (web.link) or call (...
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Need help in fixing an ambiguous sentence

Need help in fixing the ambiguous sentence below: 11 products are supported by single engineer What I want to mean is that in the 11 product, each product is only supported by one engineer; not ...
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Which one is Gramatically correct? Was/were? [duplicate]

The massive project in which large sums of money "were/was" invested beneficial to the community. Which one is grammatically correct?
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What's the shortest complete sentence in English? [duplicate]

What is the shortest complete sentence? I believe it's "I Am." Is it correct?
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Possible double negative sentence explanation

At nearly 450 pages, the novel is prolix : the author does not often resist the temptation to finish off a chapter, section, or even paragraph with some unnecessary flourish. Is the second part ...
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Two past perfect verbs in the same sentence

Both these sentences contain two verbs (correct me if I'm wrong) that are in the past perfect tense. I'd like to ask how do they occur in chronological order. Though my question is related to the one ...
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Correct usage of well-known in a sentence [migrated]

I was wondering about the adjective well-known's usage in a sentence. How is it used correctly? Can one say/write: I am well-known about my sister-in-law's arrival to England to visit me. She's ...
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Can someone explain this sentence?

Historians see history as being driven by a combination of cumulative long-term trends and short to mid-term cycles, each of which contains the seeds of a subsequent but familiar situation. ...
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Sentence Completion: “The narratives that vanquished people.. manage to ____ the victor's triumph.. ”

Here is the sentence: The narratives that vanquished people have created of their defeat have, according to Schivelbusch, fallen into several identifiable types. In one of these, the ...
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What is the correct structure to use in this comparison?

In this sentence: … Richard wrote his book very enthusiastically and elaborately, and thus it was more popular. What should replace the ellipsis? Unlike those of his colleagues Unlike ...
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touched by pity or touched with pity?

Can someone please explain me the difference between touched by pity and touched with pity along-with reference sentences. This search shows that both forms are used, but I couldn't make out the ...
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Present perfect and help to understand present perfect deeply [closed]

I am new to learning English. Recently I am learning about the subject of perfect tense in the English language. The subject of present perfect tense confuses me. Normally when I read present ...
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When gravitational waves were proven, we soon solved the last remaining questions “on”/“of” teleportation?

Which one is correct? "On teleportation" or "of teleportation". Obviously I want to say that teleportation is (since gravitational waves were proven) possible. Or are both solutions wrong? :D Thanks ...
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I don't understand what this sentence means [closed]

Investors are grateful that the attorney general has stepped in to pursue inquiries into the misfeasance in the financial markets, given that the regulators officially charged with policing the ...
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is simple a filler in this sentence

Things just simply don't work is simply a filler in that sentence ? by filler i mean that the meaning of the sentence is the same with or without it (i know this is not formal english, but i need ...
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What is a better equivalent of this sentence?

The sentence goes so: I sit in my room, in a house that belongs to me alone. The goal of the sentence is to say that the speaker is in a house that belongs to him only and to no one else. The ...
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Which one of these is correct? [migrated]

1 It would make him to being / to be a good person. Which one ,and why?Do both? 2 There is an idiom , 'turn on head'.Eg- turn the game on its head. It will turn the placement on its head. But 'It ...
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Can somebody explain the difference [closed]

You cannot deny the fact that you were not given ample amount of time. VS You cannot deny the fact that you were given ample amount of time.
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Sentences ending with two periods. Is this always a typo?

Here's the example (right before the second photo) I saw today prompting me to ask. I have seen this on multiple occasions. A lot of them in web articles actually. I always thought that this might ...
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what is the way of ending formal mails?

what are the ways in which we can end formal mails and also let me know what kind of beginnings are appropriate for formal mails? I generally mention : Opening:Dear Sir/Madam Closing: Thanks and ...
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Can the word “line” be used as a substitute for for “sentence” when referencing text?

Does "line" always mean row, or can it be used as a substitute for "sentence" when referencing text? Dictionary definitions seem to define "line" as one row of text. This seems a bit restrictive to ...
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Why exactly is this sentence the way it is?

I couldn't explain it in the title, my apologies. Now the sentence, in indirect-speech: Anne asked me who my favourite actor was I know this sentence is correct, but WHY isn't it the following? ...
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Inviting for wedding reception correct sentence formation [closed]

I am preparing my wedding invitation. Am currently using "The celebration continues with a" , but there is two reception ceremony, one before the wedding and one after. So I got two images implying ...
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Hyphenation in “First computer crime targeted laws”

I am preparing a presentation for my English class. My question is whether the phrase First computer crime targeted laws should have any hyphens in it such as computer-crime-targeted
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How to express the willingness to learn things necessary on the job?

I am applying for a job in finance where I think I am just a beginner. So there are a lot of things I will learn on the job. I want to express that I am ready for it and to make clear that I am an ...
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Can I say “Thank you for your flattering comments” without sounding negative?

My colleague wrote his review on me and mentioned many good things about me. I want to show my appreciation to him, but I'm not sure if I can say "Thank you for your flattering comments" without ...
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any word can replace 'respectively'? [duplicate]

Given 'The two boys are from the rich and poor family, respectively.'. Then, can I say 'The two boys are from the rich and poor family each.' to remove the ugly comma? Any other suggestions are ...
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'eat extra two apples' or 'eat additional two apples'?

Should I say 'We want to eat extra two apples' or 'We want to eat additional two apples' ? OR both are correct? Any other suggestions are welcome. Thanks.
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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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Second sentence with similar meaning to the first one [closed]

-We had a long discussion about the problem but we couldn't solve it. -We discussed(length)________ but we couldn't solve it. Thanks.
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'as good asymptotically as' or 'asymptotically as good as'?

In terms of grammar, should I say 'The error bound of AA is as good asymptotically as that of BB' OR 'The error bound of AA is asymptotically as good as that of BB' ? Or both are correct?