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A sentence is a set of words that is complete in itself, typically containing a subject and predicate.

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could anyone please explain the meaning of this sentence : “They found decision justified”. In what cases can I use this sentence?

could anyone please explain the meaning of this sentence : "They found decision justified". In what cases can I use this sentence? Can it be used in a daily life conversation or maybe can it be used ...
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Is it a relative clause?

At last summer’s Farnborough Air Show, the chief executive of Boeing, Dennis Muilenburg, was so upbeat about the American planemaker’s prospects he set off alarm bells among aerospace analysts. Is it ...
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How can I improve my score by changing my paragraph? [on hold]

I have a question for which I have to write in 40 words the following : Write your profile for the website of a club you belong to. Write three sentences. Write about: Your name and age ...
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Is it idiomatic to say (as word choice and usage) “I read some question marks on their faces because of latest news”? [on hold]

Lets say that I want to underline that people have some concerns because of the latest news Is it idiomatically correct to say "I read some question marks on their faces because of latest news in a ...
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how can I make a sentence saying “workers are ok with this decision” in a formal way? [on hold]

how can I make a sentence saying "the decision declared by company is not a big problem(they are not upset about this decision) for the workers. How can I say it formally, could you please help me?
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content required for an upcoming Newsletter [on hold]

Is the sentence below correct? "Hello everyone, If you think of any updates which should be announced and published, please let me know with all the details by the end of Wednesday." I don't think ...
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Paper presentation at seminar [on hold]

Which one is correct? Presenting a paper "at" an international seminar held at Asutosh College. Or Presenting a paper "in" an international seminar held at Asutosh College.
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how to ask for approval to manager for his user [on hold]

Can I write as per the record you are the manager for the user could you please provide your approval to proceed further.
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Recommendations: Sentence Structure

Looking for a book or a chapter of a book that could teach how one sentence can be written in alternative ways or how to rephrase a sentence in various structures, especially sentences involving modal ...
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Is the use of the word “lost” appropriate here?

I was writing a story and wanted to write a dialogue however I was unsure if it had proper grammar and wanted a verified opinion. You were lost and I made you lost even further. You can never ...
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Is it correct to say bottlenecks are emerging on the surface of the project?

I need to say that some problems are appearing on the project, for that I wanted to say bottlenecks are emerging. Is this term correct? If not, how can I say a similar formal sentence?
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QQ which one is right? [closed]

The owner of this equipment has cleared the meeting room, last week. The meeting room was cleared from the unnecessary equipment by the owner, last week.
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How to use “First…and…”

I'm a junior high school student from Taiwan. I've been studying English in Canada ever since I was a toddler. I came back to Taiwan three years ago to study my primary language, Chinese. Throughout ...
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What words were omitted here?

I read a sentence below. Discussions with the delegate are going better than planned. I was just wondering why is just "planned" put in the sentence without noun? What words were omitted here? (...
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State Names and Line Breaks [closed]

I had some plaques created and my client had New at the end of one line and Hampshire at the start of the next line. I think it looks bad to split the state name and wondered but the "official" rule ...
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When using cleft sentence using 'it', do we use that or what?

Are these sentences grammatically correct? I looked at different sites, but none mention whether using 'what' would be wrong. "It was his lying what hurt the most." "It was the shrimp what made her ...
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“They made me what I become” is this grammatically correct? [duplicate]

This might help, When a nice guy was mentally tortured he did something horribly wrong with someone afterwards, so he said to the victim - "they made me what I become" They: people who tortured him ...
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Is this sentence correct? If not, how can I rephrase it? [closed]

I will send a copy of my renewed passport as soon as I receive it, that is before the 14th of May.
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My English teacher said this is wasn't correct and this might affect my grades(Please Help) [migrated]

So the question was to arrange words to make a sentence and what I wrote was, "Those wanting to be famous are likely who have been made to feel extremely insignificant.", and the only problem with ...
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When to write numbers in digit and in words in a sentence [duplicate]

I've always had this problem of getting a little confuse when to write numbers in digits and when to write numbers in words. Which is more appropriate? 10 teachers attended the meeting. or Ten ...
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Can / Should you begin *and* end a sentence with a preposition

Here's the phrase in question which originally ended with a preposition: Who is the client currently residing with? A way to rephrase to put the proposition at the beginning would be: ...
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Is the question “Did I say I would take the job even if it was offered?” logically correct?

I'm actually curious as we've had a little debate online about whether this usage is logically correct. I am aware that gramatically this sentence is fine, however, due to the negation value of "Did I ...
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'Nothing in the world equals Dubai' - Is the use of 'equal' correct?

Is this sentence correct? I am a bit confused about whether it is able to convey the meaning (there is no place like Dubai in the whole wide world). Can I use 'equals' to emphasize the fact that a ...
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Present Perfect problem [migrated]

I am study English now and all this present perfect/perfect progressive thing just blows my mind. Here's the situation: "She's been in London for five days". I can't understand from this sentence, ...
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Can I use “whom” to refer to a non-person?

Person one says: I'm switching my phone carrier from company X. Person two replies: To whom are you switching? It feels wrong to me, but I don't know why or what the grammatical justification ...
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Past Perfect usage question

„Boxer Joe Foster had fought over 100 opponents when he retired in 1994.” Why someone used Past Perfect in this senence?
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What does this sentence in a paragraph about the Notre Dame Fire mean?

A 2017 Time article discussing the crumbling, wearing out, and water damage of France's Notre Dame Cathedral prior to the 2019 fire writes (emphasis added to the part I would like clarification on): ...
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Can a sentence have no verb except in what would otherwise be its noun phrase?

Can a sentence have no verb except in what would otherwise be its noun phrase? e.g. The car in the street I walk down. I'm guessing that "the street I walk down" would be the noun phrase, and it ...
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what is the meaning of this---“could you have been dreaming” [closed]

what is the meaning of this sentence---``" could you have been dreaming?
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Can this sentenced be better phrased to remove redundancy? [closed]

I am not sure if I am allowed to ask questions like this, but as a foreign speaker, I am confused on how I can rephrase my sentence better. A counseling services specially designed for ...
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Is “So simple a beginning” the same as “A beginning so simple”? [closed]

There are two parts to this question: Is "A beginning so simple" structurally (grammatically) correct? If the above is correct, does it have the same meaning?
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What is the difference between 'To study English is not easy' and 'Studying English is not easy'?

What is the difference (nuance) between these two sentences? 'To study English is not easy.' 'Studying English is not easy.'
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If only had I known it! / If only I had known it!

Could you help me, please? A question for the native speakers (desired) of British English or American English. Which variant is correct and why? Or it's possible to use either of them)? If only ...
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What is the meaning of this sentence ..please explain this [closed]

You’re right to be cautious---what is the meaning of this
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Can I omit a subject in If-clauses?

I came across a sentence on Cambridge Dictionary. It says If found guilty, he faces six months in jail. They omitted "he is" right ? And can I say If (my computer is) broken , I will fix it. ...
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what is the meaning of time this---His success was down to being in the right place at the right time [closed]

what is the meaning of this---His success was down to being in the right place at the right time
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Please explain the meaning of this sentence [closed]

Please explain to me the meaning of the following sentence: I hope such readers will be persuaded that the profundity and value of these ideas more than repay the intellectual struggle they require ...
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“Do I have my mobile phone inside?”- Is this sentence correct? [closed]

Is this sentence grammatically correct? "Do I have my mobile phone inside the restroom?" or "Do I have my phone there(some place)?"--- One day I asked this question to my friend and he replied that ...
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First song I ever recorded (was to/to was) a Fat Joe beat

I watched an interview and he said "First song I ever recorded was to a Fat Joe beat." I wonder, can I switch the positions of "was" and "to" like this? "First song I ever recorded to was a ...
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Understanding of below sentence [closed]

I’m writing an email but I wonder whether the below sentence is clear to understand. If it isn’t understandable show me up the correction. That the orders have been delayed we have decided to ...
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How to complete: I would like to be intimidating in terms of [closed]

I have been asked the question: Would you rather be liked or feared? I want to answer something like: I would like to be intimidating in terms of being a person who is well read and has the ...
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To each his own problems

is this sentence correct: "To each his own problems." to means "everybody has their problems." Thank you!
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which one is right?Thank you

I saw in her eyes the love to me. In her eyes,I saw the love to me. please tell me do these two sentences have the same meaning? Which is more often said?
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This year's festival will end with a display of fireworks being set off at midnight

May I ask you to help me with this issue? Have got the following sentence: This year's festival will end with a display of fireworks to be set off at midnight. Would it be possible to change this ...
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The meaning of `There's no way ever you'd use a computer to show it's true.`

Does the sentence: There's no way ever you'd use a computer to show it's true. mean: There's some way that I can show it's true by computer There's no way that I can show it'...
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The first light picture ever taken!

I was reading a passage about 'selfie' and came across this sentence which was written on the back of the first selfie taken by Robert Cornelius in 1839. "The first light picture ever taken." I can't ...
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Are phrases or idioms like “state-of-the-art” appropriate for a formal technical recommendation report?

I am supposed to write a technical recommendation report for my English class. My supposed client is a banking company and I would like to write a report on which endpoint protection software is the ...
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Opposite something

What is the right possibility ? I am opposite the wall I am opposite to the wall I am in the opposite to the wall Thanks for answers :-).
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What does the given sentence mean here?

In a games' description I found the following sentence: In this game, you will find mazes within mazes: your route to the screen determining the route you trace across it. This is a puzzle game ...