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Yes it does. 1)Since you are unemployed, why did you leave your last job? 2)Since you are innocent, why did you flee? 3)Since you are a Christian, why do you believe in a personal God like this? Now these all assert something to be true, where before they only assumed something might be true. 1) Does if here suggest a hypothesis, which means ...


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The two NPs after "with" are from the absolute construction "with tiredness and underperformance being the result" reflecting the optional deletion of "being". Similar constructions are "with no one (being) the wiser", "with the election (being) still undecided", and "without time (being) a factor".


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Philadelphia...was a true eighteenth-century metropolis, the largest, wealthiest city in British America, and the most beautiful. The phrase the largest, wealthiest city in British America is a noun group (a noun plus modifiers), and it functions as an apposition to the noun group a true eighteenth-century metropolis (it indirectly modifies it, as a kind ...


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1 Relative clause (adjective clause): Fruit that is grown organically is expensive. 2 That-clause (noun-clause) as attribute of a noun: Your statement that you didn't take the money can't be believed. The structure of the that-clause in 1 and 2 is different. In 1 "that" has subject character; you could replace "that" by "it". In 2 you have a subject (you) ...


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The rule for use of that and which in relative clauses   (both words have many other uses -- this rule is for relative clauses only) is in restrictive relative clauses like the book that he read, or the book which he read, or the book he read either that or which may be used; or neither, if the relative pronoun isn't the subject. in ...


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Short answer Only the matrix clause in a sentence requires subject-auxiliary inversion to make it interrogative (and not if the wh-word is part of a Subject phrase). In other words, all other things being equal, we use subject-auxiliary inversion to mark sentences, not subordinate clauses as interrogative. We only use the auxiliary DO, when some ...


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The adverb is only modifying the first clause. The members concealed their identities (and thus their membership in the KKK from those they dealt with on a day-to-day basis) by wearing masks at all public KKK events. In the current construction of this sentence, the adverb would only modify both clauses if the conjunction were "or" instead of "and." The ...


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"About 50% of the small intestine can be removed with little interference to absorption-with one exception." Firstly there is a punctuation error. The hyphen should be replaced with an em dash. "About 50% of the small intestine can be removed with little interference to absorption—with one exception." Answer Here is a paraphrase that explains the ...


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You don't use a subject when creating an "imperative sentence". "You" is generally omitted, but sometimes it is used. You (pointing one among multiple people) go. This is an example of an imperative sentence. If there is only one person in front of you, there is no need to use "you".


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It might or might not be grammatically correct (per Hot Licks' comment) but it seems clunky and redundant to me. This is because he was smart, and he worked hard, and so he was very rich. In this particular sentence, "This is because" should refer to some described "this" that comes before this sentence. For example, He is very rich. This is ...


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"A person acts recklessly within the meaning of section 1 of the Criminal Damage Act 1971 with respect to - (i) a circumstance when he is aware of a risk that it exists or will exist; (ii) a result when he is aware of a risk that it will occur; ... and it is, in the circumstances known to him, unreasonable to take the risk" It would be easy ...


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According to Grammarist (all the quotes in this answer come from this linked document), ... the subjunctive mood is used to explore conditional or imaginary situations. There are several uses of the subjunctive mood, one of which is: It’s used to make statements of necessity: It’s essential that they be heard … [Alternet] This is of the same ...


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Your sentence could be rephrased to the following when you put the dropped being back after each subject of the absolute construction: Will we be able to talk?” I asked, my eyes being red and swollen from crying, a balled up tissue being squeezed tightly between my sweaty palms. The full (longer) version before the construction will be Will we ...


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It should be people of different kinds. Both people of different kinds, and people of a different kind are grammatical, but they mean two different things. It depends on whether you are talking about several kinds of people, or one kind of people. For your sample sentence, it should be This brings up the issue of how well our sample represents people ...


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It helps to have the full context of the words you quote: Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law. Knowing is a present participle, a verb form obtained by adding the suffix ...


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In English, you used to be able to form questions by inverting the verb and the subject. So Shakespeare could say where go you with bats and clubs? We no longer do this: If the main verb has an auxiliary verb (is, do, can, will, etc.) we invert the subject and the auxiliary verb. But if there's no auxiliary verb, then unless the main verb is a form of ...


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You need to understand that commas and hyphens are there for clarity. There is no sin in placing or omitting commas or hyphens, for emphasis or clarity, if they do not change the meaning of the phrase or sentence. I came, and I saw, and there he was standing on the ledge of the parapet à la I'm flying in The Titanic, looking down below was 500 feet of ...


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In TSPE McCawley argues that time adverbs can modify V' or can undergo a rule he calls "Raising" and come to modify S. So there is not necessarily a determinate answer to your question. I found an argument that the "while" clause need not modify the whole sentence, because its subject is commanded by the subject of the main clause. That is, the following ...


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As @DavidGarner noted, using "being" in place of "is" would solve the problem. This is because "include" should be followed by a noun, and if it is a clause it should be one that at least acts like a noun. "Being" is the gerund of the verb "to be", and gerunds act like nouns, e.g. "Nagging doesn't help the situation." where "nagging" is the subject(and hence ...


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I think 'includes' needs some sort of noun, not a clause, so if each is was replaced by being, it would make sense.


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How strange: I tried it in Word, and it found nothing to grumble about. It's not a comma splice. The non-finite participial clause "Striding forward with purpose" is a supplementary adjunct. Most non-finite clauses have no overt subject, and yours is no exception, but we understand them as having subjects. In your example, the subject is retrievable by ...


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“Wherever” is a fused relative word (a pronoun) meaning roughly “Any place that”. So Wherever she goes, she leaves an item of luggage behind can be paraphrased as Any place that she goes, she leaves an item of luggage behind, in which Any place that she goes is a noun phrase. That noun phrase (with its embedded relative clause) functions here as an adjunct (...


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I love to dance and sing, to laugh and play. The way you have punctuated this, I'd interpret it to mean that you frequently sing while you dance, and you frequently laugh while you play, and that you particularly enjoy these two kinds of frolicking. (That doesn't mean that you never dance without singing, or sing without dancing, or that you don't enjoy ...


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First of all comma (,) is used where you need to separate things like: She has blue, red, green and black dresses. or used where you need some halt in sentence not like period (.) but a shorter one like: Ginger Software announced today that Ginger Page, its new English writing enhancement app, is now available for download on several ...


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Punctuation is a matter of style, so of course, you may write the "3-year program Wizwoz" to emphasize that you're talking about an official name. Before you do, however, be aware that style manuals recommend quotation marks for two other purposes. 1) Direct quotation. So you may confuse a reader who is looking for the brochure from the University of ...


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It's not clear from the question how the requested word is to be used, but where a word doesn't really exist in English it may be appropriate to appropriate a related expression: The well-smoked man This is perhaps slightly humorous as it treats the man as a kipper. It wouldn't work in every situation. A better solution is simply to say that the man ...


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They also serve who only stand and wait, is a line from a poem. Poets have the license to move clauses around so as to make their poems scan and rhyme. Don't be misled into thinking that this is a common or generally acceptable sentence structure; it's very unusual. As the comments say, the usual word order would be They who only stand and wait also ...


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A. Simon found it extremely difficult to compete with the bigger children. The first thing to do is to work out what 'it' refers to. In fact it refers to the clause, "to compete with the bigger children, even after gaining the uphill advantage" Here is a rewrite with that substitution made: B. Simon found to compete with the bigger children, even after ...


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I believe that would be a Dependent Relative Clause, also known as a Dependent Adjective Clause. We can know this because the clause can't stand alone (making it dependent) and it describes a noun (the undiscovered country, making it relative/adjective). A clear and concise link to understand the differences between dependent clauses can be found here.



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