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Questions tagged [sentence]

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

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Does this sentence grammatically seem welcome? [on hold]

Is this sentence grammatically correct? I really wonder what the motivation behind themselves is. I saw this sentence while in the act of doing some researches.
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Is the structure of this sentence correct? [on hold]

How many clothes harmonize with our hair, skin color, eyes, so much we make a good impression to people around, so much we have positive emotions ourselves.
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Which tense is this sentence? [on hold]

Which tense is this sentence?: „I don‘t think I did very well in my exams.“
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Does this sentence sound strange to your ears? - “Not anyone can be a poet.”

Thank you so much for checking out my question! I am currently trying to be a teacher of English in Japan and reviewing the basic grammars of English. And I hit a wall. I cannot explain what is wrong ...
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After starting a sentence with a name, do you capitalize the next part of the same sentence?

For example, in the case of the following sentence, do you capitalize the "Good Morning!" and the next part "It..."? Mr. Smith, Good Morning! It was a pleasure meeting you the other day. Please ...
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Correct way represent “everywhere”

I want to express that the homeless are everywhere. Here is my example: They are everywhere, in the park, library, and restaurants. Is there any mistake in the sentence? When should I add , between ...
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What is the difference between “niche” and “calling” [closed]

I was wondering what is the difference of "niche" and "calling" in a context that refers to someone who can't find a good career for him/her self. The past one year John was job hopping. He couldn'...
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Do I use a dash or a semicolon here, or something else entirely?

Is it "In other words, you can compare my existence in the dating world with living in the Sahara--bone dry with the occasional oasis appearing" or "In other words, you can compare my existence in ...
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How to understand “it is follow from…, however,…” in this sentence [on hold]

The whole sentence is "It does not follow from their lack of speech, however, that chimpanzees are incapable of language". Is it possible to rephrase this sentence so it's easy to understand? Article ...
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Is it grammatically correct to say this? [closed]

I will have nothing more to do with basketball.
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Climb in from off this ledge [on hold]

Please explain this sentence to me. If context is needed, it was from a show where the girlfriend says “i’m not mad at you” and this is the boyfriend’s reply “Okay, I’m just going to climb in from off ...
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What is the correct way to use “impeded”? Can I say, “Natural product discovery pipelines are impeded due to the rediscovery of known molecules”?

I feel that impeded is being used incorrectly in the above sentence but I lack the grammatical knowledge to back up this feeling. Would this be a better way to say it: "Y impeded X"* A commenter ...
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does this sentence make sense? 'what you need to do now is preparing' [closed]

I am learning english and was wondering if this is a right sentence: 'what you need to do now is preparing'. My friend said that this does not make sense and it should be: 'what you need to do ...
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Commas and word phrasing [on hold]

The Revolution only ended with the death of the leader, Ji Tai, after whom, Pol Zara, took over the leadership in 1978. Is this sentence grammatically correct?
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The use of whom with comparative

I want to combine the following two sentences : Don't compare yourself to your friends. You were better than your friends in the past. I thought about saying : Don't compare yourself to your friends ...
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Can I start a sentence with With [closed]

With your approval I will send her the registration information.
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“Break the floor” alternative [closed]

I am looking for a proper sentence for the below line "The duct is blocked, and so I have break the floor to clear it"
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Are these two sentences grammatically right? [closed]

Are these two sentences grammatically right? We are away for holidays. The butterfly flies away.
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Does the word “function” in this sentence make grammatical sense?

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I honestly just want to confirm something and I need people who understand English grammar better than myself to help me out here to see if this makes grammatical ...
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“Each of” with a singular noun. Is semantics of this definition of 'category' appropriate?

each of a possibly exhaustive set of classes among which all things might be distributed. I have doubts about "each of a set". Could we use "each of" with singular noun? If so it seems like there ...
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What does it mean by “wasn’t everybody saying”? [closed]

"As Mr Trump’s opponents called this a disaster, his supporters lambasted their criticism as hysterical—wasn’t everybody saying a year ago that it was sinister to have so many generals in the cabinet?"...
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Position of word in sentences

History is an inevitably important and compulsory subject in the curriculum of many countries, and some people argue that learning about local history is more crucial than memorizing historical ...
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Are “business objects smart search” and “smart search of business objects” both valid for usage and equal?

Are "business objects smart search" and "smart search of business objects" both valid for usage and equal?
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What Does “Pop” And “We'll Get Her Right Between The Curl” Mean In This Sentence?

Cleaver.Cleaver.Chop.Chop First The Mom Then The Pop.Then We'll Get The Pretty Girl.We'll Get Her Right Between The Curl. This is from the poster of an movie I am about watch just for its ...
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How to use “sire” as verb? [closed]

How to use "sire" as verb? Can you give also exempels? Thanks for the answers.
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Alternate usage of didn't you know [closed]

Consider this sentence.. Didn’t you know I was asleep? Now if this sentence has to be put disrespectfully/too loose a manner/informally towards someone, can it be done like so..? Didn’t your head ...
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What is the meaning of “squirm out of it”? [closed]

I am reading Diary of Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Book 1). But when I read to this page. I get stuck about like that I told Mom there was no way we were taking Manny with us, because we were ...
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SHE sat at the window watching the evening invade the avenue - Confusing Sentence Structure

“SHE sat at the window watching the evening invade the avenue” The sense of the sentence is completely clear to me. But, in which grammatical construction the sentence structure falls. The above ...
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“as if” or “like” in this sentence?

I want to ask a question. In this sentence, should it be "as if" or "like"? It sounded wrong to me. "You may not be doing what you feel as if you're called to do right now." or "You may not ...
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A quote from the introduction of Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Women

Here is a sentence from her introduction: I earnestly wish to point out in what true dignity and human happiness consists - I wish to persuade women to endeavour to acquire strength, both of mind ...
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Please tell me which one of these sentences is correct?

I want to request people to update my contact number. Here's the message I wrote: Hey! I am changing my WhatsApp to a new number. Here it is: XXXXXXX. Should I then add Please update your ...
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Combining questions into one

A person asks someone this question.. 'Did you hear that...?' Now the person who asks the question itself scornfully adds that 'you would not have heard it for sure' Now can I combine these 2 ...
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How to say “get performed” in another way? [closed]

"The mechanism of warehouses can be further improved if the workload of employees is lightened by certain tasks getting performed autonomously." This is the sentence I want to use, however, the ...
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“Roger was asking for help to heavens” is wrong sentence?

I'm not a native but I'm working as a writer, writing American gossip news. My boss told me that "Roger was asking for help to heavens." is a wrong sentence. What is wrong with it and what's the ...
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Is starting a sentence with “or” acceptable? [closed]

The sentence(s) I want to use is Even if the claims above were true, this sort of logic is consequentialist in nature. Or, more accurately, specifically consequentialist since it is concerned not ...
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Is the bolded comma needed in this sentence?

Shortly before he murders Duncan in effort to usurp the throne**,** Macbeth experiences a hallucination of the dagger that will be used to dispatch King Duncan.
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How to explain saying to someone in precise way [on hold]

The meaning of following saying, in my opinion, is whoever said it is now happy about the difficult and challenging life which helped him to grow. Without it he wouldn't have been successful person. I ...
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is this question written incorrectly [closed]

i have a question on a reading comprehension practice sheet that seems to make no sense to me. but i don't exactly know the rules, the how and the why this question is incorrectly written. i would ...
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“to become the wall off which”

What does the highlighted part of the sentence mean? It doesn't parse for me: This "primal You" becomes the wall off which the ball can bounce, the subject to which paired qualities can stick, ...
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Which is the correct? A universally or an universally? [duplicate]

Which is the correct option for below sentence? Who doesn't know that he is ____ universally acclaimed writter? 1) a 2) an Thanks in advance.
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Coordinating conjunction at beginning of sentence

Reading Wallace Shawn’s new book NIGHT THOUGHTS and he uses this construction all the time. And I knew my childhood memories affected it. But that theory wouldn’t work. How do you show that first ...
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Did I draw this phrase diagram correctly?

Hello beautiful people, I am writing an exam on English grammar soon and one part is requiring you to draw a phrase diagram separating the noun phrases, verb phrases, etc.. Now I took a sentence ...
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what is wrong with my sentence structure?

'With my brother standing by my side, I reached for the pot handle, tilting the pot way too much caused the boiling water to spill.’ My gut feeling tells me that there is something wrong with this ...
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Proper way for adding a “Summary” or “Bottom Line” in the Beginning of a Sentence

I'm struggling to find the right way to address my audience in starting of my course description page with a go to the point Summary, i'm not sure how to express whats in my mind but this is an ...
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I need help regarding sentence diagramming

How would you diagram a sentence in which two independent clauses are connected by a semicolon? Do you draw them the same as conjunctions, or is it something else? I looked around the internet and ...
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Is it correct to say 'and as well' instead of 'as well as'?

Because I often see as well as or and in sentences, is the following sentence correct? It is suitable for you and as well for me. Thanks!
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“There is a bed, two chairs and a table in the bedroom” [duplicate]

Is this acceptable? There is a bed, two chairs and a table in the bedroom. Against these: In the bedroom is a bed, two chairs and a table. In the bedroom are two chairs, a bed ...
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Passive Voice Sentences

Would like to know which of the below two are correct in the absolute sense. In Ukraine, martial law will be enforced from 28th November 2018 or In Ukraine, enforcement of martial law will be from ...
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Regarding Sentence Formation?

I generally face problem in sentence structure . Which one is correct :- Mainly he does this . He mainly does this . He does mainly this . He does this mainly . All the above sentences seem to be ...
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what does the word “process” mean in this sentence? [closed]

I would like to ask this question to an IRS representative for getting information about whether my application is still in progress or if the process completed without any problem? Is this the right ...