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

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I love you for like ever [on hold]

Can I say: "I love you for like ever" or I should say "I will love you for like ever" or both forms are correct? Thank you very much!
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“there's no story behind this (pict) to be told” is it right?

is it right if i write "There's no story behind this (picture) to be told"? thanks.
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Can you begin a sentence with 'It's because…'

Someone I work with in an ESL setting is using "It's because..." to begin his sentences and I believe it doesn't sound natural. I am aware that he should be using 'because' to join the sentences but ...
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An appropriate adjective

I am writing a report and it should tell all the stakeholders that "the target for all product categories, including Over Payments to customers has either been met or exceeded (by a very small ...
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Sentence Structure 'drag out of by' [closed]

I'm interested to know if the following structure is correct: The family was extremely upset as every piece of information about the accident had to drag out of by the authorities. Is the preposition ...
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“As for me” in the beginning of the sentence

Could I use "As for me" in the beginning of the sentence? For example, when somebody asks the whole group of people what was done, and one in that group answers what he did: "As for me, I did that ...
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Help understanding a sentence/reference

The introductory paragraph of the book An Introduction to Mathematics, written for general audience by the great British mathematician Alfred North Whitehead goes like this: Chapter 1: THE ...
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Shall. I use a preposition here? [on hold]

which one is correct? We had a very small marriage ceremony where only close relatives and friends were invited. Or We had a very small marriage ceremony where only close relatives and ...
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Do you have something better? [closed]

I am making a creative poster with this sentence: I can also be complicated if you like me to be but I prefer simple because otherwise it really gets hard to understand the message I am ...
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Could you please simplify the highlighted part in simple English [closed]

Lindsey Aloia (Rollins College) and Denise Solomon (The Pennsylvania State University) published their findings in the journal Human Communication Research. Aloia and Solomon studied 50 ...
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Comma before “including”?

Does this sentence require a comma before including? He has written on a range of moral issues including poverty, globalization, and euthanasia.
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“I'm curious as to how to…” [closed]

Is that worded properly? I'm not sure if it's off. Thank you for any help you give.
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Can I have two word sentences [migrated]

Melting glaciers. Rising sea levels. Drowning cities. A disaster is coming our way! Is that proper grammar?
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Which is the correct sentence? [closed]

Could someone explain which structure is correct and if it's okay to say the other one? Oh, what have we here? Oh, what do we have here? Can we simply invert the subject and the verb to ...
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Is it gramatically incorrect to begin a sentence with 'But'? [duplicate]

I am wondering because I was told that it is, but from what I've seen it's pretty widely used. Thanks!
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Word classes in specific sentence

Consider the following setup. What would the word classes of "out" and "there" be? "Where is James?" "He is out there somewhere, right in the middle of the storm." I was first thinking in ...
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Position of “here” in a sentence

Background In my thesis I have to write without 1st person. On the other hand I sometimes have to explain how I have chosen some parameters or how I have realized some implementation etc. (which in a ...
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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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Is this sentence constructed correctly? Also, would anyone be willing to read over a short essay? [closed]

A lack of capital and experience had always kept me from pursuing this dream, but no longer could I wait. I'm unsure whether or not the no longer could I wait fragment is correct. I have just ...
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When to use potentials in a sentence

Is it grammatically correct to use potentials in the below sentence: Software tools analyze data and report potentials issues.
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What does “spurned” modify in “I am walking out of a room to the jeers of a woman spurned”

I am walking out of a room to the jeers of a woman spurned. Which word does the past participle modify in this context? Does it mean that I was spurned while walking out of the room, or am I out ...
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Is the comma usage proper in this sentence?

As a result, I am able to be understanding and accommodating to the people that I work with, including clients, which I believe is an important asset for a professional to have. I wanted to make ...
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I have been all the time since lunch

I heard a native speaker say these words. Looking at his watch, this gentleman said to someone: I have been all the time since lunch. What makes this sentence grammatical ? Is there more to it ...
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product available on request (or: on demand)?

I need to show the availability status of some (physical) products. If the product is not available straight away, how would you say it? product available on request product available on demand ...
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Grammatically correct sentence where “you're” and “your” can be interchanged? [closed]

Most grammar checkers are capable of detecting the the misuse of "your" and "you're"; providing the necessary correction. I'm curious though, is there any sentence that can be constructed where ...
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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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Meaning of “She was a girl who for a ringing phone dropped exactly nothing” [closed]

Can you tell me what the following means? She was a girl who for a ringing phone dropped exactly nothing.
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What is the meaning of “…you don't know you have in ways you can't understand”? [migrated]

I saw this sentence today on a hoodie: I work at UBS / I solve problems / you don't know you have in ways you can't understand What exactly is the meaning of the third segment? Speaking as a ...
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“is no longer working” vs “does not work anymore”

Mr.John does not work in plaza hotel, anymore vs Mr.John is no longer working at plaza hotel Which one is correct to say? If he's not working, currently.
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Suggest a professional way to say this statement [closed]

A news reporter responded to a question as below: We have no idea about this. I am not sure how correct this statement is in a professional environment. Can someone please suggest if there is ...
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Please explain the meaning of the word “distance” in the sentence

Distance sometimes lets you know who's worth keeping and who's worth letting go Unless the distance is playing games with the vision and its all a mirage, a vagueness of a dream
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Can somebody help explain this sentence from the novel Crytonomicon?

The sentence is as follows: Over the safety-engineered nubs molded into the jetway floor, their rolling suitcases drone like fighter planes. They graze the backs of his knees as they bank around ...
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Two concerns about this passage

Junior youth groups on the island are particularly thriving, urged on by the support of village chiefs who see how the participants are spiritually empowered. Encouraged by the unity and dedication ...
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“I think she is not right” - is this sentence correct?

I know you can say "I don't think she's right" but I was wondering whether there is another way to say that.
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Constructing a question to find out the position of something [duplicate]

I need to ask a question and I need you help in framing that question. Leave all that apart now. I will first tell you a sentence: "Narendra Modi is the 15th Prime Minister of India" I need 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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How to understand ' I am of big eye'? [closed]

'I am of big eye' means 'I am a person whose eye is big' ? Furthermore, how to understand the usage of 'somebody/thing is of something'?
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Can you make this sentence clear?

I insist on putting this never-before-heeded advice in my math syllabus every semester (this is only my third one). I often obsess about the way I write things and I actually re-read it myself this ...
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Which of these sentences is more appropriate/correct? [closed]

Which of these sentences is more appropriate? a) Thanks go to (person a) and (person b) for accepting to be a committee member in my defense. b) Thanks go to (person a) and (person b) for accepting ...
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While I was waiting for [closed]

Which one is grammatically correct? I want to say that I waited the time that the bus would leave the terminal in the past tense. While I was waiting for the bus leaves, a man came to talk to me. ...
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Is there a better way to structure a sentence with two separate points? [closed]

I have the following sentence: I improved the usability of the company's website and optimized the website's rendering speeds. Is there any way I can say this by using "company's website" only ...
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Is “straight from Kafka” an idiom?

I am working as a translator and in one of my projects, which was about strategic management , I came across this sentence: " In scenarios that come straight from Kafka, the simplest problems take ...
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Affirmative statements with negative meaning

I was trying to understand indefinite pronouns from this English Grammar Guide site. Everything was going smoothly until I bumped into this paragraph. AFFIRMATIVE STATEMENTS In affirmative ...
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how can I use “fewer” and “more” with numbers?

I have never heard anyone use words "fewer" and "more" when talking about the fact that a certain number of items is greater than a certain number of other items by a constant. For example if the ...
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What is the meaning of “the greatest story ever sold”?

Here goes the quotation (my emphasis): Teabing chuckled. "The ivory towers of Harvard have made you soft, Robert. Yes, the clergy in Rome are blessed with potent faith, and because of this, their ...
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What does “these” in this sentence refer to?

Here is the quotation: In support of his thesis, Dr Wrangham, who is an anthropologist, has ransacked other fields and come up with an impressive array of material. Cooking increases the share of ...
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use of expediency and entail?

I wonder if the following sentence conveys the right meaning. Even if they make a big mistake, expediency entails to forgive each other for the bigger cause of friendship. Can expediency entail ...
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Meaning of “he has done little to make the case to leaders that stacking political institutions with tycoons and their cronies will fuel discontent”

When it comes to political reform, Mr Leung's hands are tied by Mr Xi's intransigence. But he has done little to make the obvious case to leaders in Beijing that stacking political institutions ...
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What does “even the keel in favour of ” in the sentence mean?

Even the legal framework that is supposed to provide a modicum of protection to workers is fraying. For instance, the state’s unwillingness to use the provisions of the Industrial Disputes Act or the ...
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“Former and Latter for upcoming list: ”following latter“ or ”latter following“, or just ”latter"? [closed]

According to this page, they use former and latter in the following way: “I enjoy read­ing Entrepreneur and Inc, but pre­fer the lat­ter over the former.” The issue I'm having is how to ...