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

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Is “women men girls love meet die” a valid sentence?

Is "women men girls love meet die" a valid sentence? If so, what does it mean? The sentence shows up in academic papers about the "Sausage Machine" for natural language processing. (A google will ...
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Is it correct to use two present verbs sequentially?

We are currently in the process of finishing planning for the outage. It the preceding sentence grammatically correct? Is the preceding sentence ideally structured? If not, what would be ...
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Which is better to use 'Door is open wide' or 'Door is widely open' [on hold]

Which one is better to use ? Door is open wide or Door is widely open I dont put 'The door' because im asking for more reasonable views. What, Why and When they are suitable to be used. So it can ...
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Which one is the correct sentence? “Forever shall I remain indebted” or “I shall forever remain indebted”

I came across an acknowledgement in one of the theses which came for correction to me. The opening sentence says: "Forever shall I remain indebted to....". Is it the correct way of writing? In my ...
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Define the sentence

Is the following sentence COMPLEX or COMPOUND? Sentence: They sat beside the fire when it was cold. I feel "it was cold" is a subordinate clause.
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How to express the sequence from the last one? [on hold]

Assuming that I got a fourth place in a competition, and there are a total of eight contestants, how many ways can I express my place from the bottom? Such as, the fifth from the bottom, the last ...
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Are these sentences the same in meaning?

Are these sentences the same in meaning do they make sense? The idea being focused on is not allowing for something to take place: We won't have objects thrown around the room. We won't have objects ...
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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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Grammar - Is this type of sentence structure correct [duplicate]

The higher is the ratio of the current debt to total debt, the lower is your utilization rate, and consequently the fewer are the financial options available to you and vice-versa. Is there any rule ...
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Are the meaning of sentences change with the change of position of “as”? [on hold]

What is the differences between 1 and 2? 1) As has been observed by many people, "as" is one of the trickier words in the English language. 2) As it has been observed by many people, "as" is one of ...
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In the 2011 film bad teacher, there is an exchange between several characters: [on hold]

Elizabeth: You must be Carl? Thank you for meeting me on such short notice. Carl: Of course. Sure.. Carl: Did you find the boys okay? Was it a good drive? Elizabeth: Great ...
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questions in 5 common sentences [on hold]

I've got several questions quoted with bold and need your thoughts in here. All sources are from US native speakers: (1) The second thing is to raise an objection to being sued that is unrelated ...
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to- infinitive: Is it correct to say or ask…? [on hold]

Is it correct to say or ask: What is a rich man to do with no light in his eyes? (meaning: What is it that a depressive rich man can do?) What is a rich man to do but hide? (meaning: ...
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“eclipsed public knowledge of all economists—better ones, he says— before Smith.” Meaning of this sentence

Even Smith’s critics do not deny the book’s immense influence. Murray Rothbard levels the criticism that The Wealth of Nations, in fact, eclipsed public knowledge of all economists—better ones, ...
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“while it is likely” sentence meaning

Please help me with the meaning of this sentence: While it is likely that fewer varieties of plant seeds have reached Hawaii externally than internally, more varieties are known to be adapted ...
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How to write this quote in a motivating way, for a poster? [closed]

"Success doesn't come to you, you go to it!" Does this sound right? I feel that something is wrong with it, but I, as an ESL can't really figure what is wrong. How to properly phrase this sentence? ...
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Meaningless sentence

Googling 'Clint Eastwood' I found this: Ex-husband of Clint Eastwood's girlfriend Christina Sandera reveals her criminal past The interpretation is that a ex-husband of Christina Sandera dished ...
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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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Is this question grammatically correct?

Something seems off about this sentence, but I can't put my finger on it. The sentence in question: Which countries is Nicaragua competing with? Alternatives I considered: With which ...
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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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“Choose a password [that is] at least 6 characters long” - should I include “that is”?

I am not a native English speaker. But I would like to know if the following sentence is correct? "Choose a password at least 6 characters long." Or should it be something like "Choose a password ...
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Looking for a way to say that no buses or trams are arriving

I am creating an app for Android in my locale language (French) and in English. It will display when the next buses or trams will be coming in real time. I would like to know if this sentence is ...
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Is a “sentence” with just a subject and a verb really a sentence? [closed]

Is "I say" a sentence? It has a subject and a verb, but it doesn't seem like it is a sentence.
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Is it grammatically correct to combine 2 phrases into 1 sentence?

Is this sentence acceptable or correct "You're welcome, have a nice day ahead." ?
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“Early critics of Emily Dickinson's poetry mistook for simple-mindedness the surface of artlessness…”

I didn't get what "mistook for simple-mindedness the surface of artlessness" means. Usually, we'd say that you mistook the brown candy for the blue one. Meaning that you actually wanted (or expected) ...
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The correct form of the senstence: using is , are [closed]

I recently got a review of my paper(this is in astrodynamics) with some corrections. I am confused about the usage of 'is' and 'are' in the following sentence My sentence A global network of ground ...
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How can I simplify this sentence? [closed]

"GHWC has solutions that address the root causes of common problems." "has solutions that" seems bulky and incorrect. I feel like it could be more active voice.
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Can we omit the preposition “to” in the phrase “be responded to by”? And why?

In an article, I have read a sentence as follows: In the Golgi stress response, insufficient organelle capacity is responded to by augmentation of glycosylation enzyme expression and vesicular ...
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“I will refuse nothing that you ask of me”

Is the expression "I will refuse nothing that you ask of me" equivalent to saying "I will do everything that you ask of me" in a strict sense? Thank you,
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Analysing this sentence: “I have received further confirmation that India and France will attend the debate.”

I would like to confirm my breakdown of this sentence: "I have received further confirmation that India and France will attend the debate." It is a complex sentence Dependent clause = "I have ...
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Whats wrong in using the words Whilst and Due to?

I remember reading in an English style guide (The Scott Foresman Handbook for Writers) that the words whilst and due to were quite redundant and not to be used. The author did not seem to like them as ...
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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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“to be + gonna” usage [closed]

Can gonna be used without a to be verb like I gonna drink this. ? If yes, whats the difference to I am gonna drink this. What about asking questions? Do you gonna drink this? Are you gonna drink ...
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What does “over-ridden” mean?

I got a email from my lecturer saying You have over-ridden the design document with a progress report. What does this mean?
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What's wrong with this sentence? How can it be improved? [closed]

It has been a long time that I associated myself with an organisation. I'm not sure if I can use myself in this context, since there is an I already implying the same. Can I use associated - a ...
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Please identify the independent clause/s in this sentence

I am trying to understand where the independent clause/s are in the following sentence: However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this ...
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I'm making sport live score application and I have a question [closed]

I'm making sport live score application and I have a question My application has many page for show live score and it has some page no any match playing. What sentences should i use ? No any match ...
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Does “their citizens” in this sentence mean all citizens? [closed]

In the sentence, "Just governments ought to ensure food security to their citizens" does "their citizens" refer to all citizens of the just government, or just most citizens in general?
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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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“I'm not sure if I said…” [closed]

I don't know if this sentence is right "I'm not sure if I said goodbye to you" It just sounds a little bit weird! And if there's any other sentence that has the same meaning but it does not sound so ...
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Does this sentence make any sense? [closed]

"Unfortunately, I don't plan on pursuing the arts in the coming years as I enjoy doing it mainly as a hobby, and what better way to do so than to share my work with you guys!" It just doesn't sound ...
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How to punctuate the following sentence? [closed]

The sentence: Set in Italy and England, the story is both a romance and a critique of English society at the beginning of the 20th century. It is from ...
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Is “I cannot best you” valid sentence? [closed]

In video game "Skyrim" enemy warriors some times cry I cannot best you! and run away. Is "I cannot best you" valid sentence? Does it mean: "I cannot defeat you"? Can I ask question: "Can you ...
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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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please let me know whether the below 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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How to correct a sentence that Word thinks is a fragment I need to revise?

I will be specific. I am trying to frame a sentence to include in a blog post. Instinctively it feels lame and wrong. Word keeps asking me to consider revising the fragment. As I am not a native ...
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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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will using comma be considered as a long sentence? [closed]

I got feedback from my supervisor saying that "Try to write shorter sentences, the text will be more easy to read", he thought this sentence is too long: Distributed systems are in the core of ...