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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 ...
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 ...
Unless it is emphasized or separated from the main verb, the tense of a clause is expressed as a suffix on the main verb. Your example sentence is grammatical if do is emphasized. In the analysis Chomsky gave in Syntactic Structures, this is handled by treating emphasis as a separate morpheme Emph, which works like a verbal auxiliary and to which do can be ...
You might consider saying "Many famous churches line this street." or "This street is lined with many famous churches." line [verb] Stand or be positioned at intervals along: ‘a processional route lined by people waving flags’
Try not to end a sentence with a preposition (in this case, the preposition is 'on). I think the best option is probably: "This is a street which has many famous churches on it."
The way "without" is normally used in such constructions, you can "invert" the sentence to understand the meaning better. "No a without b" is often equivalent to "if a, then b." So your example becomes: This is an SHA-1 checksum of the commit’s contents, which ensures that if a commit is ever corrupted, Git will know about it.
You might say the statements are converses of each other. i.e. "While people with a high rate of A tend to have strong memories, the converse is true for those with low A." It doesn't reduce the sentence by many words, but it does help avoid repeating yourself.
No comma. Consider the two options: If John goes to the party, Mary will bake a cake and Bob will be unhappy. If John goes to the party, Mary will bake a cake, and Bob will be unhappy. Option 2 looks like a list of three items: on first glance, it looks like you're telling us that the three things are going to happen. Option 1 is more obviously a ...
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