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Questions tagged [compound-predicates]

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Compound subjects and compound sentences

Is this a compound sentence? 'John and Hary sang well.' This sentence can be resolved into two independent clauses: John sang well, and Hary sang well. Wren and Martin grammar says that if a ...
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Repeating a subject twice - a matter of style or grammar?

Is repeating the subject twice in a sentence considered a grammar error or bad style? For example: Epic Game Music will be held for the first time in Poland at Poznan Game Arena and Game Industry ...
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Punctuation of compound predicate where the first item ends in a list?

I apologize in advance for any and all wrong use of terminology. Consider a sentence of the form The project was created to practice X and learn Y. I believe the "practice X and learn Y" is a ...
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Which one is grammatically correct, with “have” or without “have”?

I have been admitted to the upcoming class and been planning to live in the dormitory. I have been admitted to the upcoming class and have been planning to live in the dormitory.
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Future negation with two statements using “won’t” [closed]

I have a question about future negation using won’t. So, when I have a question that contains two parts connected by and and I want to make it known that those things both will not happen. So for ...
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Which coordinating conjunctions can be used to form compound-predicate sentences?

For: "I missed the fireworks for I fell asleep" (not sure; seems incorrect?) And: "I walked and sang" (clearly correct) Nor: "I neither walked nor sang" (clearly correct) But: "He talks quietly but ...
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Is the punctuation correct? Why and why not?

In this sentence He took the money home, and was subsequently arrested on unrelated charges and is now in prison. Can somebody please tell me if the punctuation is sufficient and properly placed? ...
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Why should I have to choose between compound sentences and compound predicates?

Sheba walked to the door and she opened it. Sheba walked to the door and opened it. I would use a compound sentence only if the subject in the second clause is someone other than Sheba: Sheba ...