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

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What does it mean when a piece of clothing cinches you in?

I've recently heard a girl saying: "the shape (of a dress) cinches you in." So the next day, I tried to look up the meaning of it but I've only found the word a cinch which is supposed to be a ...
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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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What can it mean “why do you just not come?”

I got the sentence in the drama called "IT CROWD". "why do you just not come" , I dont think that means "Why do you not come?, I expected you to come" that's more like in a situation that someone ...
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How do you politely say in this situation? [on hold]

Our company was supposed to undertake tasks and place in the position as contact desk for a certain event、but the negotiations ended up with being broke off. A customer is currently contacting us ...
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Please let me know which is correct? [on hold]

1,Is there any difference between If only every single person in a dark, loud nightclub was carrying a gun, as soon as the first shot is fired, everyone could have joined in and begun firing at ...
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When to use “most” or “the most”

I came across with this sentence and it cast me doubt the usage of "most" and "the most" The sentence states: "But what I remembered most is moving a lot" Would it change the meaning of the ...
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Please let me know [on hold]

What is the difference between and are they both correct? 1.That has got to be the smallest foot I have ever seen. 2.That is the smallest foot I have ever seen. Thanks.
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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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How does “I never had nothing” mean “I never had anything”? [duplicate]

In a BBC Documentary about Brexit, an interviewee stated his reason for voting out as following: We are giving to some of the eastern Europeans who come in here at that time. they have more priority ...
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poor sentence example to fix [on hold]

Initial contact person for students and visitors to the Campus both in person and over telephone, greets callers, provide as much accurate infprmation pertaining to their need and if necessary forward ...
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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 does the phrase “sucking at my ankles” mean? [closed]

I am translating a text and it says: I staggered to my feet as the water receded, sucking at my ankles as it swept back to the ocean. I am not getting the second sentence. What does this mean?...
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I dislike his/him being blunt [closed]

What is the difference between the two sentences below? Are they both grammatically correct? I dislike his being blunt. I dislike him being blunt.
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Correct form of word “write” [migrated]

Is it right to ask someone formally " are you going to "write" GRE this month"? Or what would be the correct form of " are you going to "write" GRE this month"?
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Sentence meaning - Please explain the following sentence [closed]

Please explain the meaning of following sentence: As we are in this relation of one to the other and before the other, the tree and we are.
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What is the definition of the following sentence ''His broad, windburned face bore a set"? [closed]

I was reading a fantasy novel by Terry Brooks, The Sword of Shannara, and in the first paragraph I came across the following sentence: His broad, windburned face bore a set, placid look, and only ...
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'a same matrix' or 'the same matrix'? [closed]

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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What is the correct way to use “Hands Down” in a sentence, grammar-wise? [closed]

What is the correct option\s in this case? Hands down, the best value for your money! Hands down, get best value for your money! It's hands down the best value for your money! The best value for ...
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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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Using “so” at the end of a sentence without an ellipsis

In American English, we often add a drawn out "so" at the end of a sentence to imply an outcome. Example: Jane wanted to go out, but I was tired, so we didn't. Rather than say "we didn't" at ...
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Children are children. Is this sentence correct? [closed]

Is the following sentence grammatically correct in formal writing? 'Children are children'. Wrote this in IELTS examination as a opening sentence for an essay. Curious enough to know before results ...
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Initial capitalization of foreign surnames when starting a sentence

In the book, "The Crystal Shard," by R.A. Salvatore, a character is surnamed "de Bernezan." Which of the following complete sentences uses the correct English-language capitalization: de Bernezan ...
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Is this sentence correct?

Please help me correct this sentence the baby suffer from defects due to deformities that were left behind I know it might be wrong. I translated it from my native language.
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Introduce something to something

"CleverIS User Interface Changer quickly introduces legacy applications to the latest trends, such as mobile and web technologies." I'm not sure about the meaning of the word "introduces" in this ...
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What does “never ending” refer to in this sentence? [closed]

"When not executed properly, the platform migration can lead to a never ending costly project" This sentence appears in the website CleverlS which I'm translating to Portuguese...Could anyone clarify ...
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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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Can I say “ One year closer to coming home”

My sister is studying abroad for 2 years and I want to wish her a Happy Birthday by saying One year closer to coming home, is it correct ? Do you have any ideas to say something similar like this ? ...
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Meaning of “write-out”

I was listening to a music and in its lyrics there was this sentence: You're nothing but a write-out What does "write-out" mean? Here's the link to the music lyrics. Thanks!
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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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How to put following sentence in proper manner.

I am preparing my resume and I have hard time describing one of my work experience. I have one of the experience in which I was working to company "Z" through company "Y" under the payroll of company ...
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which one is better/correct: 'Features' or 'Will be featured' [migrated]

In the sentence: The upcoming festival ( features / will be featured ) a performance by a famous singer. Which one is the correct/better one?
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Regarding the use of the present perfect tense

What tense is being used in the following sentences? I have been here. How often have you been in love in your life? There has been an accident. I think these sentences use the ...
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“The” is not in sentence [closed]

Can I write sentence "what is difference" instead of "what is the difference"? I have to know because I have purchased domain whatisdifference.com
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How should I refer two persons in a single mail [duplicate]

I am composing a mail and quoting two person to do two different tasks (but simultaneously). I want to know how should I refer work to individual. For example, I am doing like this: Hi Mr. X and ...
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“Outside” or “outside of”?

The word rarely turns up outside that context. and The word rarely turns up outside of that context. Which one is correct and why?
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What does 'their' refer to here? [closed]

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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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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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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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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Adding a definition of a word in a sentence is confusing the reader [closed]

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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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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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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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 ...