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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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By definition,A nonfinite clause cannot stand on its own. It rarely includes a subject, and the verb cannot be inflected for tense or person. A nonfinite clause may serve as a subject or a complement to a verb, a preposition or a noun. Here are some examples: Subject: To speak in class is difficult for some children. (subject) Speaking in class is what ...


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As you suggest, the logical subject of the verb "travel" is "he". And the fact that "travel" is a verb is one reason why "to travel" cannot be a prepositional phrase. PP have a preposition and a NP (noun phrase). Since ordinarily only expressions of the same grammatical category can be coordinated with "and", we can construct examples to test whether "to ...


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As you note, a clause is defined as a group of words with a subject and a predicate, but it's argued that infinitives, as in your examples, can function as clauses by taking nonovert subjects. From the Wikipedia article on clauses "Some modern theories of syntax take many to-infinitives to be constitutive of non-finite clauses.[5] This stance is supported ...


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Both varieties have the same syntactic structure. The difference is lexical, semantic, and pragmatic. Mental process verbs like believe and think take complements describing the mentation. They don't say much about the truth of that mentation, as you point out. However, a special type of predicate doesn't simply describe a proposition; it presupposes it. A ...


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It should be written as 'different kinds of people'. People of different kinds sounds off because the head of the phrase has to come after the of. Since you want to talk about people, that would be the head. From the wikipedia article on head (linguistics): [I]n the compound noun birdsong, the stem song is the head, since it determines the basic ...


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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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Yes grammatically it is either, People of different kinds, or people of a different kind. But as the meaning is different , the suitalbe one of the sample sentence is : "people of different kinds"


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People of a different kind. (Because 'kind' is a singular count noun and needs an article - in this case an indefinite article.) or People of different kinds. (Without articles)


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As kind is a countable noun (used in this sense), it must have an article when singular. So it is either people of different kinds, or people of a different kind. However whilst the former is used to refer to two or more kinds of people e.g. The anti-EU voters comprise peoples of many different kinds, the latter is used to apply to a single kind of people, ...


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You are correct: it is better to add a comma between a clause and a non-defining participial phrase, i.e. a participial phrase providing some extra information (rather than limiting what the noun refers to, as my participle "providing" does here). I'm not sure I'd call that comma compulsory, but it is certainly a great improvement


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A few things. First, the past tense is broadcast, you don't need the ...ed. If you use a comma you don't need the first or. I would change the second or to nor, and place a comma in front of it. So I would write the sentence: It shall not be published in any document, broadcast, nor transmitted in any way.


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In this example, "as is Earth ... " is a subordinate clause. It is introduced by a subordinate conjunction, as. "Venus and Mars are planets" is an independent clause--it stands on its own. The fact that Earth is also a planet does not affect the truth or the meaning of that. Everything after the comma is, in effect, a "parenthetical" comment, and the comma ...


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Parallelism works for two ideas as well as for more than two (train tracks are parallel, after all, and there are just two of those). I don't know what "recollection" means in this context, but, just dealing with the words you have provided, the sentence would be better written which means reuniting with God and needing to have faith in Him or which means ...



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