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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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Position of “seem” in a sentence?

I recently came across a sentence which looks wierd to me. The sentence is: Crazy it seems. I think it had to be like below. It seems crazy. If the first sentence is correct then clarify it ...
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Using the words “not” and “without” in the same sentence

Does it work like a double negative in the sense that it cancels each other out? For example: I won't study without you. We can't defeat him without taking a few risks. Don't give up without a fight. ...
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How to use nowadays in english? [on hold]

Nowadays, at the beginning or end? Which one is right? Nowadays my country or my country nowadays?
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“was employed at” vs “had been employed at”

I am providing an "employment verification letter" to one of my past employees. He worked at my company from Oct, 2008 till Jan 2017. Which one of the following is correct? 1) He was employed at XYZ ...
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Correct usage and ordering of words in a sentence

The message I intend to get across is as follows: The road is narrow at one location, called the Narrow Segment, where only one user is allowed at a time. Everywhere else in its stretch, the road is ...
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the closest thing to

​This summer we are running week-long series focusing on a single subject. Here, in the first article on travel and tourism, we assess the sector’s overall state of health It is the closest thing ...
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Communicating at the gym

I've always found it difficult to say certain things at the gym properly, here are a few of them: 1) Can I do a set/ Can we share the bench- when someone's using an equipment that you want to use. 2) ...
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Is this sentence acceptable? [closed]

This is one out of the many holiday pictures I made my sister click. Is this sentence correct? Can this be said in any other way?
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Is the sentence “From May 2014, Rataj volunteered for two months for LPO, taking care of injured birds and small mammals.” correct?

I have this sentence, but it sounds cumbersome to me. Probably due to for occurring two times. Are any of the following sentences correct? From May 2014, Rataj volunteered for two months for LPO, ...
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Strapline; comma & apostrophe usage

I am toying with the construction of the following strapline - 'We are on hand, helping you get your life in hand' Does 'get' sound hard on your ear ? To your eye and ear, does this strapline read ...
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Comma required or not

I was writing the below sentence and I'm puzzled which one would be the correct sentence. In my humble opinion, 2nd sentence looks wrong as comma is not required. Second part of the sentence "I ...
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How can you rephrase the following sentence to not end in “with”?

I turned down the university's acceptance in order to find a program whose professors I more closely identify with. In the above sentence, it is difficult to figure our whether "with" is being used ...
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Alternatives for expression “is that”

For example, The key benefit of using A is that you can make even more money. The problem is that you have to do it by yourself. Are there any better alternatives for expressing is that? I'm ...
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The meaning of the following Sentence — “Learning disabilities are immutable irrespective of time and nature of interventions”?

Can anyone please explain to me the meaning of the following sentence? Learning disabilities are immutable irrespective of time and nature of interventions. I am also not sure whether the ...
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Using “The” at the beginning of a sentence [duplicate]

Which one is better? And why? The contracted personnel can be employed by the institution. Contracted personnel can be employed by the institution.
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Will/would be able to

My friend: I am ready to go to any country in the world if there's a treatment. Me: There's a hospital in the US – they WOULD/WILL be able to treat this. What's the difference between WOULD BE and ...
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Where should the prepositional phrase come?

I have been assigned on this case as a Senior Engineer. I have been assigned as a Senior Engineer on this case. My company has junior engineers that take cases. However, if the customer is not ...
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Is it permitted to put the subject after a copula instead of before it?

For instance, can one say “Smart is the Eastern system”?
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Is a sentence with 'as well as' a simple or a compound sentence?

X likes orange as well as mango. Is it a simple or a compound sentence?
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I don't want to make any excuses for myself

Is this sentence correct? For instance the context is that I'm talking with a friend and I'm telling him I don't want to make any excuses for myself. Sounds a bit odd, what can I do to make it more ...
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Is it acceptable to use “almost” at the end of a sentence to make it sound dramatic?

Does adding the word "almost" at the end of the sentence make it sound dramatic or does it change the context of the sentence? Additionally, is it grammatically acceptable? This new laptop has ...
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What's the correct sentence “where we will meet each other at (or in) location” [duplicate]

What's the correct sentence "where we will meet each other at (or in) location" or "we will meet each other at (or in) location"
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Alternative ways of saying “in a question”

Recently, I've reported back to my customer representative and got stuck when I needed to say that some task will be solved in some ticket. I usually play around with Language and try to diversify ...
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What are the most common english words to start a sentence?

Backstory (You can skip): I am programming a word parser that will do things like detect acronymns and abbreviations, which will commonly have periods appended to them. The goal is to determine ...
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What does the word 'collect' mean here in the sentence? [closed]

Good afternoon, With regards to your request we would like to inform you that Europcar staff will collect the vehicle at requested hour. An extra cost of 20,000€+vat will apply. We ...
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Running the roost?

I was reading Atul Gawande's Being Mortal, and the following sentence came up in Chapter 5. If your dog is running the roost, it may not be such a good idea. What does "running the roost" mean?
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Better sentence for “Has 4000+ downloads” [resume]

I'm drafting my resume and the software I built has more than 4000 downloads. So I was wondering if there's a better way to say 'Has 4000+ downloads.' I got 'Garnered 4000+ downloads' but I'm not ...
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is muted here a verb or adj?

Growth ground to a halt in the second half of 2018, but figures out today showed that the economy gathered pace in 2019, expanding by 0.4% in the first quarter compared with the previous three months. ...
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Get/give/under/make an Impression

What's the difference between: 1) Get an/the impression 2) Give an/the impression 3) Make an/the important 4) Under an/the impression. Example sentences would be really appreciated. Thank you.
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Is it possible to begin a subsequent question with “Or” without repeating the subject? [closed]

Examples: Are you planning a trip with your friends? Or collaborating on a project with your peers? Have you discovered a new movie you'd love to watch? Or found an original recipe you'd like to try ...
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Which line in each pair (below) is correct? [duplicate]

As a trainer of English as second language, the following statements have caused much dismay among my students. Kindly help clarify. Which line in each pair (below) is correct? They are all there ...
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How would you correct the following sentences? [closed]

How would you correct the following sentences.( Formal) Thank you in advance. "I’d like to schedule a day-trip to you company in order to meet with you and Ms. Jones for the interview possibly on ...
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Is using “Studies indicate.” after stating a fact grammatically correct?

I occasionally hear people talk about some kind of (usually statistical) fact, and then follow that up with the sentence "Studies indicate." For instance: "Violence often begins at home. Studies ...
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Are there any hidden words in this sentence? [closed]

Children growing up in Costa Rica are surrounded by some of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes in the world..........................................................................................
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disruption meaning [closed]

The upstart British bank nearly fell victim to a modern-day run earlier this month. Rumours that it was about to fail spread on social media on May 11th, prompting panicked customers to form long ...
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Comparison of Time Period

I came across a scenario where i have to write one time period should be lesser or greater than the other. For Example (assumption), Time Period 1 -> Loan Period Time Period 2 -> Tenure Period ...
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Understanding a negative sentence

“I don’t like anything that’s not expensive” Can anyone explain what this means? Do they only like expensive things or they don’t?
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Is this sentence correct? Tanya is a team member who holds expertise in chat support [closed]

Tanya is a team member who holds expertise in chat support. I'm in a doubt specifically about whether it should have 'the' in place of 'a'. Feel free to notify other mistakes as well.
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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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Is it idiomatic to say (as word choice and usage) “I read some question marks on their faces because of latest news”? [closed]

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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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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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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“Previously, in my life where I detested all types of communication, now I have grown to have an appreciation for it.” - Is this a proper sentence? [closed]

How should I rephrase my sentence if you think it's incorrect or inadequate? Thanks.