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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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Sentence Structure Improvement

I'd like to improve my writing. My first sentence in this response letter doesn't sound correct when I read it. Any suggestions? Thank you for your letter of March 1, 2019, regarding the Final Rule (...
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Power dynamics on aboriginal and terror strait islander peoples' during colonisation with whiteness in relation to nursing practice in Australia [on hold]

what is power dynamics with the concept of whiteness an how it is related to contemporary nursing practice? how institutional racism has been approved and keep going throughout Australia's history ...
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pick up your order

is this correct? or how should I email a customer that their order is ready and they can pick it up, without sounding rude. Your order is ready, please feel free to pick up at your earliest ...
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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 would you recommend for a daily study on English? [on hold]

I have freed up around half an hour of my days (in shaa Allah, all days) to study advanced English, my English is at lower B2 and I want improve, what do you recommend me to do? Like should I read ...
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What is the meaning of this sentence ..please explain this [on hold]

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 [on hold]

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 [on hold]

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? [on hold]

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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Which way is mo better? [closed]

The McMillans are not only the wealthiest family in Alabama since statehood forty-six years ago, but they’re the most secretive. OR The McMillans are not only the wealthiest family in Alabama since ...
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Is this sentence “not only” gramatically correct “but also” one that flows? [on hold]

The McMillans are not only the wealthiest family in Alabama since statehood forty-six years ago, but also the most secretive.
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Understanding of below sentence [on hold]

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.`

Whether this sentence mean There's some way that I can show it's true by computer or There's no way that I can show it's true even by computer ? (I am an English learner and I am confused about this ...
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Does this sentence say what I want it to?

Can you say : if they were[something], I'd use them best? And would this mean I'd used these things to their fullest
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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 ...
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“as on a” or “as a”

Please help, this sentence is part of lyrics, and my friend argues that this is not making sense: Cosmos stares at you as on a mere speck. ( meaning to say it sees you as very small) He states ...
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How can I form this sentence better?

I am trying to formulate the following sentence: "-also they can focus on research work (instead of fighting with technical limitations and problems)" However, I am not quite happy with its current ...
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Why is “…and others” wrong in this sentence?

Somebody asked me about this sentence: My business is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and others. I know that it should be "...and other holidays", but I'm struggling to explain why. Is this ...
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Which is the correct sentence?

Which is the correct sentence? 1) This is the first time that I have ever eaten mushroom soup. 2) This is the first time that I have ever drunk mushroom soup.
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Interpreting a sentence from a Nobel Lecture

I am trying to understand a sentence from Nernst's Nobel Lecture in Chemistry. He was a German however, his lecture is in English. It is a very nice introduction however the last part is difficult for ...
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“Do you think that…?” vs “Do you think if…?” [migrated]

Which one is correct: "Do you think that this is correct?" or "Do you think if this is correct (or not)?" and "Do you know that he is coming?" or "Do you know whether he is coming?"
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Rewriting a positive sentence with the addition of a negative adverb/conjunction, etc

when rewriting positive sentences with the addition of a negative adverbs/conjunction, etc, would we have to change the sentence into a positive or negative sentence?
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Dealing with text quotation and pronouns reference question

As far as text quotation question is concerned, sometimes I'm asked to "quote the sentence which indicates that..." from a certain paragraph. Now I know that I should quote a sentence, so I have to ...
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Looking for alternatives for this sentence!

I am looking to replace a line in a video script. Current line is: "Have you ever been in a situation where..." I am looking for a different way to convey that same concept to differentiate our 2nd ...
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The Structure of “They'll both be dead come winter.” [duplicate]

While I was watching Game of Thrones, I encountered with the sentence below: They'll both be dead come winter. I am a little bit confused with the the usage of "come winter". Is this structure has ...
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Formal writing, scholarly citation: 'Given in italics' or 'given italics'?

Generally, regarding scholarly citation, I would say As a general rule, any work that is published or produced under its own title is given in italics. However, yesterday I found another version ...
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Sentence stress

I'm struggling to understand the sentence stress in the following sentences: Why don’t we watch a comedy film? I'm pretty sure that 'don't', 'watch', 'comedy', and 'film' are stressed; why is a wh-...
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How to avoid two times 'both' in this sentence

I'd like to write this sentence: In both excitation and emission beam path a Mach-Zehnder interferometer is introduced, both of which exhibiting equal delays. I don't like the style of the ...
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Is the given sentence grammatically correct? [closed]

There would be unnecessary state-run social security programmes. Is the sentence grammatically correct? If no, Why not?
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What does it mean? For What: “Well” in this sentence? Performing - noun or verb? [closed]

"Regularly performing well in worldwide livable city rankings, Vancouver has a new ambitious goal of becoming the greenest city in the world by 2020?"
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“You were the one who was surprised you liked it”

"You were the one who was surprised you liked it" What is it about this sentence that makes it sound clumsy? I'm not sure about specific grammatical rules that should be applied to this sentence, or ...
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What is the subject in the given sentence?

It's not easy to do the right thing. What is the subject in the given sentence? I don't think it's obvious in this sentence. I was taught that subject is something, that performs the verb. But I don'...
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Is “unable to do so” grammatically correct in this context?

"They are an easy way to force a conscious examination of ideas — because that is necessary for writing — and a way for me to better track myself in a way smart watches are as of yet unable to do so." ...
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What type of clause is the given sentence?

Is the sentence "Then the staff assembled the units." a dependent or an independent clause? Well, according to me, since there is subordinate conjunction "Then" in the sentence with no other sentence,...
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How can I transformation this sentence in interrogative?

How can I transform this sentence in interrogative? It matters little if he dies or not.
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Present continuous and present perfect continuous [closed]

We know one of the usage of present continuous and present perfect continuous is for temporary actions. I would like to know if there is any difference between them in case of temporary actions. for ...
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which sentence is correct [closed]

1- The choice of the setting comes as a result of the researcher being a permeant teacher at the school. 2- The choice of the setting comes as a result of the researcher who is a permeant teacher ...
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A synonym for “sensationalised” that is suitable for reading

I have to prepare a 1min response based on a question of "What’s a difference between a busy body asking questions and a critical thinker asking questions?" I am using the current introduction. ...
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Passive voice misuse for my sentence

I will be remembered as an individual who was kind, compassionate and always helped others. I checked my sentence on grammarly and it pointed out that this sentence has "passive voice misuse". Can ...
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'In which' or 'where'?

Which case is correct? I'm writing like some kind of fanfiction, but I really want to know and get better in grammar. "He had been unable to sleep well the night before to the morning where he had ...
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Imperative sentence patterns …

Please let me ask you native or very well-trained Eglish speakers if there’s some patterns, rules, or formulas in regards of an imperative sentence’s structure. For example, I was reading this ...