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Is this grammatically correct? I am not sure of the sentence structure. “She saw two boys in white dresses standing by the road?”

I am kinda confused of the participial phrase in that sentence. Is that grammatically correct? Do I need to put a comma? Does the sentence make sense?
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The car's engine or the car engine? [duplicate]

Is there a rule of thumb on how to deal with apostrophies in the following cases? Group name vs. Group's name Car brand vs. Car's brand And pretty much anything similar.
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Which sentence is grammatically correct? This is the email John sent Or This is the email that John sent

I'm not sure which one is grammatically correct. Any input is highly appreciated. Thanks. "This is the email John sent Or This is the email that John sent"
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What is “what” in “what has been called“?

Climate change is thus a prime example of what people have called a "social ecological system" with factors from different domains interacting on different spatial and temporal scales. The ...
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How is this couplet to be interpreted grammatically?

What follows are two couplets from the final stanza of the poem 'And thou art dead as young and fair' by Lord Byron. I wish to ask how the word 'thus' is being used here. Yet how much less it were to ...
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Can I say “someone is ample”?

My friend appoints someone to be our spokesperson in an interview. And I think this person is enough to answer all questions, thus my friend does not need to find another spokesperson. I want to reply ...
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Understanding why this is a complete sentence: 'Not happy or content.' [duplicate]

I'm perplexed why the grammar check considers this a grammatically complete sentence: Not happy or content. To me, it's missing both a subject and a verb. Could someone shed some light on this for ...
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What should be the correct form of 'be' verb in the following sentence? [duplicate]

So I was asked to rewrite the following sentence with the correct tense of the verb given in bracket: It is I who (be) to do it. Initially I believed, the following would be correct: It is I who has ...
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Is there any difference between 'type of message' vs 'messagetype'?

I have seen many times with non English speaking people the use of this expressions, but I don't know whether there is any difference. Type of message Message type (or Messagetype) Is there any ...
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Is 'Some of y'all' grammatically correct?

Why or why isn't "Some of y'all" grammatically correct? Example: "Some of y'all have too much free time"
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How would I punctuate a sentence structured in this way? [closed]

Let me start by saying I am not good at grammar by any means. I am prone to run-on sentences and comma splices, so this sentence is most likely rubbish. But, here it is: "In this reading, ...
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'Without so much as a call or a letter – he showed up.' Is this grammatically correct?

Is the sentence below grammatically correct? Without so much as a call or a letter – he showed up. I know that dashes can be used to emphasize parenthetical information, but I feel as though the ...
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Can the first person singular pronoun 'I' take in 's' in the simple present?

I am quoting from The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, The Gloria Scott by Arhur Conan Doyle : "Thank you sir, said, the seaman, touching his forelock. I am just off a two-yearer in an eight-knot ...
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“I hope I can” vs “I wish I could” proper usage

I hope I can go to the beach I wish I could go to the beach Am I right to assume that both of these sentences are grammatically correct? And that their difference only lies in the meaning you want to ...
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Principle and Practice or Principles and Practices? A Grammatical Question

A very simple question: I have come up with a title for a project and don't know whether to use the singular or plural: 'Principle and practice for betterment' or 'Principles and practices for ...
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Is the use of word-'both' with plural nouns correct in the sentence below

Sentence => 'Two or more vectors are said to be equal vectors when both of their magnitudes and directions are same.' In the above sentence I have used the word-'both' with the words- 'magnitudes' ...
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“These years has/have been just pure fun…” [closed]

English is my second language and I was just wondering which one is the correct one to use in this sentence. “These years has been just pure fun.” Or “These years have been just pure fun.” Thank you ...
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Proper use of a word in the sentence

Ok, I’m doing a story and I’m very confused about how to properly say the sentence. “I’m willing to do so Love. But, what entices you to want such a desire like that?” I’m 12th grade English in ...
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Search Google or Search in Google

My first quest on English stack exchange, so please pardon me for the mistakes. I have developed a search tool for which tagline is "Search smarter! Search Tool_Name. But few people have objected ...
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Should it not be “all the” in this sentence? [closed]

Here's the following sentence I came across in a book: All members of this book series focus on modern-day problems. So, it might not be a serious issue, but I was taught that -we use all if we refer ...
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Parallelism, Use of auxiliary verb

The below sentence was given as an example in chapter 12, of the SC GMAT Strategy Guide. "At current prices, oil in the Antarctic may be worth drilling for, if wells can be dug there and ...
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Is this statement grammatically correct? [Thank you so much for your time and efforts; I really appreciate it]

Is this statement grammatically correct regarding the usage of the semicolon, it makes sense, etc? I sometimes put this at the end of an email. Thank you so much for your time and efforts; I really ...
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“Look whose birthday is today?” is this sentence correct?

I don't think it is. It was written by one of those so-called English instructors on Instagram... I personally think the correct form is Look whose birthday it is today...I could be wrong though.
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Passive and active verbal adjective

guys. Hope you are all in greatest condition. I do know that a verb can serve as an adjective when it is placed before a noun and this verb is either a past participle or a present participle in this ...
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How to use “We do not [list of items]” with “nor” suffix for emphasis correctly

I have a sentence of the form: "We do not [action1], [action2], nor do we [action3]" example: "We do not eat apples, pick oranges, nor do we care for pears." Is this grammatically ...
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How is article the used to describe relations?

Which sentence is correct?: "I am the son of Mary" or " I am son of Mary"?
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Grammar Mystery or Unlikely Typo?

I was recently reading a book and came across a sentence that says "Allow me to do the some of the same." Should it read "Allow me to do some of the same"? It sounds completely ...
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Use of conditional sentence?

Oh, I'm not sad. I made sure I've got a lotta dreams, so if one breaks, I can/could pursue another. Should I follow up with can or could after the "if" clause?
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Can the word 'have' be omitted without changing the meaning here? [closed]

Sorry if I'm bad at explaining, I'm not a native speaker. I had an interesting exchange with someone regarding a very particular sentence. Here goes: For context; they are talking about an existing ...
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Singular or plural (when referring to one occasion representing other occasions of the same kind) [duplicate]

Context: I am teaching an online course via WA. The teaching and learning activity is going to take place in a WA group. In that course, I need to tell my students that they will get the materials on ...
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Using two adjectives in a sentence

Is it correct to start a sentence with "Please find the attached revised invoice", with two adjectives (attached and revised) one after another?
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Are all these sentences correct?

1) I will notify you once we receive the parcel 2)I will notify you once we have received the parcel 3) I will notify you once the parcel has been received. 3) I will notify you once the parcel is ...
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One of my friends recently argued with me regarding the correctness of the follow statement

Mohit and Sid being cunning. I want to know if the above sentence is grammatically correct. PS: Mohit and Sid are the names of 2 people.
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Why can't we use due to in 'The picnic was cancelled due to the rain.'? [duplicate]

I obtained the following sentences at this website https://www.esl-lounge.com/first-certificate/first-certificate-key-word-transformations-27-ans.php. The picnic was cancelled due to the rain. The ...
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Why the expression “put on the socks” grammatically correct? [duplicate]

I know, this seems so natural, but what's the logic behind this? Is there any difference between the above and.... Put the socks on This one seems more right to me....cause I think it's an ...
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What does it mean by: This might take a while?

I googled that and I got to know its meaning as This task will take a long time. Why is it so? Cause while is used for short time period( what I know)... Ex: let's sit here for a while. So why is ...
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“I did play” is it a correct sentence? [duplicate]

What is the difference between "I did play " and "I played" according to the British English?
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All this time or All these time?

My sentence flow is something like this. "So you were lying to me all these time?" I dont know if I should use this or these.
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Improper usage of Indefinite article [duplicate]

"Grammarly" tells me that sentence: I am a bad table. is correct, but the following sentence: I am a bad trash. is not correct. Can you explain me why?
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Grammar - for you / with you?

I am writing a letter and got stuck here: Will that be alright for you? or Will that be alright with you? Which one is the correct version?
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Leave+be+(past participle) or (past participle) without be

I am a bit confused with the construction. If we would like to say that we leave the object in that state (using a past participle), would we need be before the past participle? For instance: I left ...
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The+superlative adjective+noun+prepositional phrase+ever

Please consider the following: 1. He is the worst president of America ever. 2. They are still the best students in history ever. Is it right to put ever there or should we put it before the of ...