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

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Sentence structure and grammar

Is this sentence grammatically correct? The marked fields in the document must be checked before the contact is sent out to the approver for getting signed.
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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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What word is used when I have to say “I ________ the page in two parts”? [migrated]

Two words I know are: Split and Tear. But I want to know the exact word for this. For example what word will we use when I _______ a page from my notebook? Or when I ________ the envelope to get the ...
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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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sentence correction question from SAT

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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Can “proper” be used proper as an adverb?

Which one is correct? I hope I thanked you proper! I hope I thanked you properly!
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“Not allowed doing that” or “Not allowed to do that”

I've somehow gotten into the habit of saying "your not allowed ......" for eg "You're not allowed watching TV" or "You're not allowed drinking out of that glass". My wife keeps correcting me, ...
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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

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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Meeting request sentence [closed]

Can every body suggest me a short sentence to attach to a meeting request to sendto my collegues.What I have in mind should be something like Following here the meeting invitation as follow: ...
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Or it is correct sentence? [migrated]

I have problem of using articles, and don`t know or correct is use this pronoun in sentence at the bottom; Here you can found all matches stored in company database. We do predictions using this ...
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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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“Code of Alabama” usage in this sentence

From Harper Lee’s 1960 novel, To Kill a Mockingbird: Atticus’s office in the courthouse contained little more than a hat rack, a spittoon, a checkerboard and an unsullied Code of Alabama. Isn’t ...
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How to use “To give you a brief overview” in the beginning of a sentence? [closed]

How to start a sentence with "To give you a brief overview"? I would like to write a sentence like To give you a brief overview of my interest in this job, I have abc skills and xyz knowledges. . ...
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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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“Amply funded, and consisting of many high born, wealthy gentlemen…”

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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Usage of 'to' in a sentence

Are these tos in right places so that the sentence is meaningful? The sentence talks about some people we need to persuade to live our life peacefully. And yes, look we have some judges to ...
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Meaning of “X is 6 times less than Y” [duplicate]

I encountered a Physics Problem in which I can't understand the meaning of this sentence "X is 6 times less than Y". What does this expression mean?
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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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Thanking you in anticipation [closed]

Is this correct to use Thanking you in anticipation to say thanks?
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“Thank you Andy and Sandy”, do I thank Sandy more or Andy more?

I want to thank two people in my thank you email. In particular, I want to thank Sandy more because she has helped me a lot. So, if I say "Thank you Andy and Sandy", does the placement of the two ...
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Parse a sentence (from Ratcliff 1990 paper)

A little background: this paper concerns forgetting in neural networks (a computer science concept). The word "activation" might mean the activation (=output) of neuron(s), but since I cannot parse ...
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When to use potentials in a sentence

Is it grammatically correct to use potentials in the following sentence: Software tools analyze data and report potentials issues.
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please let me know whether this sentence is correct [closed]

"Please let me know that, if I apply for NOC for Family residence Visa today the NOC will be issued with new salary or with previous salary."
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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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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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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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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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What are the sentence/ idioms and phrases often used in day to day life? Is there any good articles available listing these items?

English speaking peoples are most often using simple phrase in their day to day life. It would be help to speaking easily if those sentence or phrases known and share any link to learn those words.
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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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“If I were to”, “If I was to”, & “If I was going to” Which is correct?

Examples: I didn't know if I was going to work next week. I didn't know if I was to work next week. I didn't know If I were to work next week. I think number 1 is correct, but I would like to know ...
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Use of “then'” in the sentence

I came across the following sentence in this article. "The emasculated society of Europe serves, then, as a warning to conservatives, and reinforces their belief that America must reverse the trend ...
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Which is most correct of these three phrases?

At the top part of the front page of my trading journal website, I have a phrase that I don't know whether is correct or not. Here's what it says: Online trading journal software including trade ...
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Usage of “however”

In the following sentence, the word however is used at the end. New genome editing techniques—in particular the CRISPR system Church and his team are using—offer new hope, however. In 1987 ...
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A water circle of few radius is around the park

In the following image: Do you see the water in a few feet radius around a land? How do you describe this? Let's assume that the land is a park and there is no fountain. Can I express it this way: ...
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Without vs before

In order to answer a question I have to take a look at a document that is not with me by the time that question was raised. Which of these sentences is more suitable to express that idea? I ...
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I can see us agreeing on many points “in the article” or “from the article”?

I want to provide a reader with a link to an article and say that we would agree on a lot of points therein. What's the best way to state that, and which of these versions is correct? I can see us ...
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“Absent additional configuration” [closed]

I have come across the following sentence but it doesn't quite sound right. Absent additional configuration, permits will be distributed at a fixed rate. Is the first part of the sentence ...
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What tense is “You were unable to do it.”?

"You were unable to do it." Can you describe the tense of this sentence? Is it Past Progressive?
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Pronouns in sentences with more than one person

Googling 'Clint Eastwood' I found this, taken from a reputable newspaper. Ex-husband of Clint Eastwood's girlfriend Christina Sandera reveals her criminal past The interpretation is that an ...
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<Subject> were <clarification> is this correct?

Is it correct to use 'were' to clarify usage in the following sentence: "Model A is a combination of model B and C were model B is used for (..)" to clarify "were" model B is used for in the ...
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Shortest correct sentence in English- use of contractions [duplicate]

I often hear people saying that "I am" is the shortest sentence in the English language. I know that there are also discussions about sentences using the imperative mood such as "Go." that would be ...
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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?