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

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Is there a shorter way of saying “Not knowing what else to do?” [on hold]

Does the English language provide a shorter form of the phrase? Example: Not knowing what else to do, I kept walking through the corridor.
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Should I put a comma in this sentence?

Do I need a comma after, "think" "When people think in regard to education, they typically associate the idea with school teachers." "When people think, in regard to education, they typically ...
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Diff between Top 5 and 5 Top

What is the difference between Top 5 something and 5 Top something. Is there really any difference or are both the same.
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What would you call a person who shares every thought they have? [on hold]

What would you call a person who thinks they know everything and decides to share every little fact they can think of? For example, if a teacher or professor says something and a student decides to ...
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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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Active to Passive voice: “Go to School Now”

How would you convert the imperative sentence: "Go to school now." to the passive voice? While discussing it in class, our teacher gave the following solution: "You are ordered to go to school now." ...
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Why is the sentence “I go to the US for studying English.” is wrong?

I heard the sentence "I go to the US for studying English." is wrong. Can the prepotision "for" as purpose be used in this case? Could you teach me the reason why this sentence is wrong?
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Is it permissible to omit “of them” in the following case?

I spotted a rottweiler while walking on the trail. What was one (of them) doing in a forest like this? Is the of them necessary? Can it be omitted?
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When to use “rather than” versus “instead of”?

I never really gave a deep thought at this but recently a teacher of talked about language and there was an implicit question in it. something like there is a difference between "rather than" and ...
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Adverb & verb- correct placement?

Should it be 'Globally recognised' or 'Recognised globally'? I think it should be globally recognised following the rule of- Adverb before verb- but am not sure. Also, should it be 'beautifully drawn' ...
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How should I shorten this sentence?

In an email, I would like to write the following sentence: The weight of services given by Company B is not less than the weight of services given by Company A. I want to shorten the ...
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How to use the word “RESPECTIVELY”? Is the sentence I wrote correct? [duplicate]

I am writing an essay and am having trouble with this sentence: In both Ernest Gaines’s “The Sky Is Gray” and Richard Wright’s “Almos’ a Man” there are many instances where the James from “The Sky Is ...
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Should I use “even though” or “although” in the following sentence?

Even though we were becoming closer and closer, we remained just as friends. Although we were becoming closer and closer, we remained just as friends. Which is the one above correct?
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future imaginary

My daughter is 4 yrs of age. She has delivered a small speech in front of lots of people. So, how can I better say the following: "If she was grown up she would hesitate and wouldn't be able to ...
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during vacations or during the vacations?

I am wondering which one is correct. He goes to Switzerland during vacations. He goes to Switzerland during the vacations. Also if you could tell me the reason, it would be perfect. Any help ...
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if + should or if + present simple or … Too many ways to say the same thing

What is the difference between the following sentences: We have no jobs at present, but if the situation should change, we will contact you. We have no jobs at present, but if the situation ...
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What does this mean? Especially the word “ahead” [migrated]

I had dates ahead that I disliked to cancel. If there were no “ahead”, I would assume it means there were dates the speaker wouldn’t like to cancel. With “ahead”, however, I can't clearly ...
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Better phrasing for “the sum of cost of all the rows”

I have added up the cost in several rows and I want to write "The sum of cost of all the rows", but that sounds off. I have a feeling it's wrong. Any suggestions? Likewise, if money were replaced ...
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How to use a comma properly [closed]

Hello I am what I would consider under educated in a way. I never studied much in school. Either way I am here now.Never fully understanding when to use a comma. My lack of knowledge often scares me ...
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Is there an online sample sentence database or search engine?

Sometime, I am not sure if I use a specific word correctly. I would like to get some sample sentences to learn from. So, is there a online sample sentence database/search engine?
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Transform the conditional sentence beginning with word 'Unless'

I have a sentence and need to transform it to begin with word unless. The sentence is Study hard now or you will regret it later. I am not able to begin this using Unless. My attempts are ...
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Five concerns regarding this passage [closed]

William was tall and thin and shy and awkward in school. His best social tool was that he played the piano, and so was recruited for school musicals, which placed him at rehearsals and cast parties ...
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Should there be an apostrophe? [closed]

Should there be an apostrophe after transfers in the sentence below. "Once the Form A Freehold Transfers have been returned to our office."
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Contradictions in the same sentence

Consider the following example: This paper will turn red rather than blue which is her favorite colour. What colour does she like, red or blue? Is there a comma missing after blue? Will adding ...
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How to form an interrogative possessive sentence? [duplicate]

A. Do you have a car? Or B. Have you a car? I always use the first form of the sentence but I noticed that the second one is also used. Which is correct?
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Is it bad to start a sentence with “as”?

My boss doesn't like it when I start sentences with "as", and I'm not sure if it's actually a problem. A case where I would start with "as" would be: As your new account manager, it is my ...
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What other words can I use for unexpected? [closed]

Like this sentence for example "Destiny is [x], you know it's going to happen to you but you don't know when or where it would."
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Is a sentence always grammatically incorrect if it has no verb?

Is the following grammatically correct? My friend says the second sentence is grammatically incorrect, but couldn't explain why. I have always been fascinated by statistics. The different ways in ...
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Commas and sentence structure

I have a question about stringing clauses together. The following is an excerpt from a book called 'Jolie Blon's Bounce' by James Lee Burke: ...I wanted to drive deep into the Atchafalaya Swamp, ...
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Sequnce of tenses in the sentence

Is it okay to use different tenses in this way? Try to find an area where science isn't needed, where experiments weren't perfomed.
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Is this sentence correct? [closed]

"Someone tell her that he died."????? Someone tell her that he died. It's his duplicate now on the line.
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Whom did you meet? [duplicate]

I am confused to use the word "whom" in a sentence.Is the above sentence correct? Give me a bit of your mind at what contexts we generally use whom with proper examples.
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Is it grammatical to finish a sentence with “also”?

In the following text, I wonder if it's grammatical to finish the sentence with also. it does sound weird to me. The sentence sound incomplete somehow and makes the audience wait for more. Here ...
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Is this sentence flawed? [closed]

I keep trying to make this sentence sound better but I can't figure it out. It's part of an essay I wrote. "We are threatening ourselves by destroying the plants and animals that we have only ...
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Does “Each product is defined into final detail” have a meaning?

I was asked to proof-read an english text. The sentence "Each product is defined into final detail" caught my eyes, as I do not know if it is valid. I believe the client wants to say "Each product is ...
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Does “What did you get up to?” make sense?

Someone texted me the following What did you get up to? And when I asked what that meant, told me it meant What are you doing tonight?. Now to me that doesn't make any sense, but I'm not a ...
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What is the best word to describe a person's false pride?

I need to build up a sentence saying like this "She has no false pride like other actresses, she replies to every message sent by her fans". I need to emphasize that she has no false pride like other ...
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Is it “close the door” or “shut the door”?

I am confused about which one to use. Do the phrases have the same meanings or different meanings? Close the door. Shut the door.
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parts of the sentence(syntax) [duplicate]

could you be so kind and tell me which and where parts of sentence are in sentences like this? (by parts of sentence i mean attribute, subject, predicate, object, etc) It was a bright room and I ...
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'balls have dropped' what does it mean?

I am seeing an episode of a British sitcom, The Thin Blue Line, where an officer makes a remark Just once in a while, I'd like to nick someone whose balls have dropped! What does this sentence ...
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What does this actually mean?

'...Conferred on the whole country its name of China' I'm reading it but I'm not quite sure I understand what it means. Is it saying they told the country they they'd name it China?
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From the viewpoint of us/we, the people?

From the viewpoint of us, the people / From the viewpoint of we, the people Hi guys, I'm not sure which one is correct. I'm trying to say that I am also part of the people, and I'm not sure if I ...
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What's wrong with “We hope you will find our Qualifications to be well-organized, concise, and most of all, to exceed your expectations.”

Why is the following sentence grammatically incorrect? We hope you will find our Qualifications to be well-organized, concise, and most of all, to exceed your expectations. I've asked three ...
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I'd know my life before I had even lived it

Girl: "I've made my decision, Father". Her Father: "You've ruined so many prospects, Lucy". Girl: "Hmm.Nothing but boys, following in their father's footsteps. I'd know my life before I ...
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Is it okay to start a sentence with a Greek letter (variable)?

Is it okay to start a sentence with a variable? Do I need to rewrite a sentence just because the subject is typeset as a Greek letter? For example: Φ is treated in a special way. vs. ...
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Didn't find what (you are/you were/you're) looking for?

I'm trying to figure out how best to word the above sentence. It's for a web page, and at the bottom of the page there will be a search bar. To me "you are" or "you're" is the best fit, because the ...
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find something gone or find something has gone

Are both of them right? Next morning when you wake up, you find your kidney has gone. Next morning when you wake up, you find your kidney gone. If they are all right, what's the difference?
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what does over-ridden means?

I got a email from my lecturer saying You have over-ridden the design document with a progress report. What does this mean?? Cheers for your help.
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I don't understand a part of the dictionary definition of the word“ bastion” [closed]

I looked up the word "bastion" on the internet, and the definition was: a projecting part of a fortification built in an angle to the line of a wall, so as to allow defensive fire in several ...
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Meaning of “niche” in “he knows the niches of this or that genre”

He knows the niches of this or that genre. Which meaning is intended here? He is a master at every genre and knows everything about them. He has a shallow knowledge about every genre.