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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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can we use 'assign' like this?

In my article, there's a part that I want to say that we should keep some of our old buildings because of its historical value and implement our city development plans in another area. so is this ...
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The order of the subject and the predicate in subordinate clauses

Take the following sentence: The teacher should provide her students with clear information on what the subject is about. Is it correct? Or should the "is" predicate be put before "the subject"? ...
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How to form better version of one particular setence [closed]

I need to say "For those who feel the below post pin points you, it is not coincidental or unintentional. It IS JUST meant for you" Is there a better way I can frame above sentence. I want to share ...
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In reference to a specific event, does “since” exclude the event occuring in the meantime?

It's been 43 days since I've closed this door. Above statement clearly implies that the person in question hasn't closed the door for over a month. However, I feel like technically you would have to ...
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To north and west of the hill are steep slopes to the Rivers Eden and Calder respectively [migrated]

To north and west of the hill are steep slopes to the Rivers Eden and Calder respectively; on the east lies the River Petterill, while some kilometres further north the Solway forms the natural ...
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Is this a compound or sentence fragment?

Given the following sentence: "As if she lived in a castle and her favourite princes and princesses had just dropped by to visit" Is this a compound or sentence fragment?
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Checking the validity of the sentence structures [closed]

I need some help in verifying the validity of my sentence structures. From the various examples that I was working with I think my analysis of the sentence structures is valid, but a fresh set of eyes ...
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What does “layman's guess” mean? [closed]

I heard a colleague use the words layman's guess in a sentence "My layman's guess is...". What does that mean exactly? Is it something like "I'm not an expert but I would guess that..."?
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'Pollution affects the environment in many ways' - What part of the speech is 'in many ways'? [closed]

Pollution (S) affects (V) the environment (O) in many ways (?). Is in many ways a complement?
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I've done a Powerpoint project / I've made a Powerpoint project? [closed]

I'm wondering which one is correct? I'll be very grateful if you expain to me.
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Capitalisation of 'business domain objects' in sentences [closed]

I'm a developer that's building a piece of software. There are several 'business domain objects' in our application -- e.g. 'user', 'account', 'invoice' and 'client'. Is it defensible to title-case ...
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How to make the sentences formal and professional? [closed]

Here is the message: If C finds something, C shall report to A and B. If A finds something, A shall report to B and inform C. If B finds something, B shall report to A and inform C. How can I ...
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What are you guys having today? vs What are you having guys today? [closed]

What are you guys having today? or What are you having guys today? Can anyone tell me which of the above statements are correct and why?
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Different between verb + ing and verb + ed [migrated]

Can somebody helps to explain what are the differences between these sentences? What grammar is this? ex) 1. - This is an added product - This is an adding product - This is an ...
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Need help breaking down this sentence: “I took action to make my plan come to fruition.”

So far I have "to make my plan come to fruition" as a subordinate clause, but I'm having trouble defining its components. Is "come to fruition" modifying "plan"? How is the infinitive functioning here?...
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Difference between “It's” and “Are” to start a sentence [migrated]

What's the difference between "It's guys like you" and "Are guys like you"? It seems to be a very silly question but I don't understand it. I hope someone helps me understand.
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Is there an English sentence 'equation' I can use? [duplicate]

I'm working on a chat-bot, however before I can do so, I need to understand the English language a lot better, in order to make the bot understand. Say I have 'The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy ...
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May your bakery keep or keeps? [migrated]

I have to use a sentence which is: May your bakery keep flooding with customers. Will it be keep or keeps. As bakery is singular, so is keeps fine? Can anyone explain the logic? Thank you so much.
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Is “Based on a true story” a grammatically correct sentence?

Is "Based on a true story" a grammatically correct sentence if it was at the end of a paragraph discussing a story? I view this as a proper sentence with an implied subject and as grammatically sound. ...
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Is “welcome home” a complete sentence?

There are some sentences that do not require object pronouns: Go. Being one example, where the implied object pronoun (you) is omitted. But can we have a complete sentence where both the subject ...
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fuel my curiosity usage

This is a sentence I am writing: I am excited about "x" so that I can fuel my curiosity of the current cutting-edge "y" that is being conducted I feel like I am missing something in this ...
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Does every utterance we make have to be grammatical? [duplicate]

I know all sentences must have a verb to be grammatical. But where is the verb in: Best Day Ever! Best is an adjective. (what kind of day). Day is a noun. Ever is an adverb. (Of all times) So where ...
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Is correct the expression “Where to trip”

Is correct the expression "Where to trip" understanding "trip" as a travel. For example: I don't know where to trip. Is it similar to the following? I don't know where to go. I don't know where to ...
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Is it a correct sentence? Can noun phrase be a sentence's apposition?

“Eye contact and smiles” can signal availability and confidence, a common-sense notion supported in studies by psychologist Monica Moore. Is “notion” the apposition of the first sentence? Or "which ...
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Usage of 'at' for place

Whether we should 'at' or 'in' for places. Consider these examples: How many people are working at Microsoft? She always did well at school Or How many people are working in Microsoft? ...
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Is it wrong to use 'that' after the word 'glad'?

I am glad you came. Will it be wrong if I say like below? I am glad that you came.
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Origin of merry 'little' christmas

Somewhere else on this site I read about the history of the sentence Merry Christmas. Frequently I encounter the sentence 'Merry little Christmas' for example in songs. I wonder what is the meaning of ...
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“Oh boy, do I love it!” What kind of grammatical structure is this?

I think I’ve heard some people express their enthusiasm/strong emotion by starting a sentence with a verb as in a question form. How common is this and for what kind of sentence will it be awkward to ...
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Grammatical analysis of a sentence

Good afternoon! Please could you help me to define what parts of a sentence are included in this phrase: "The most interesting thing for me is to create pictures". What is a subject and what is a ...
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What does it mean when you say 'What I wouldn't give to be there?

I was watching tv, and a guy was talking about outer space and said this sentence. What does it mean when you say 'What I wouldn't give to...?'
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Does this sentence make sense? “There's no such thing as an oversized commitment that is too big for one to dedicate oneself to.”

I was writing an IELTS essay on this topic: Some people think that environmental problems are too big for individuals to solve. Others, however, believe that these problems cannot be solved if ...
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is this sentence grammatically correct ? [Tense]

Some people were debating how excruciatingly unimplementable that decision is. should the sentence end with 'is' or 'was'. Are they both acceptable?
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What is the correct way to use with “to whom”, “one of the” in a long sentence?

I am not sure about myself. I was wondering if I use this sentence correctly. Am I confusing you? I am reaching out to you because I was wondering if I could meet one of the recruiters or ...
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How to use the word 'deduce' in this sentence?

If I want to tell someone "how something came to a certain conclusion", can I use the sentence "how was this deduced" or should I say "how it got deduced"? If not, what should be the appropriate ...
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How would you write this sentence?

Concerns of critics become evident in large apps where it is common to see CSS files with thousands of lines of code. OR Critics' concern become evident in large apps where it is common to see CSS ...
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Is there a mistake in this sentence? : “Ms Park was left the money by her former husband, from whom she was divorced in 2005.”

Namely - is "was left the money" a correct structure here? Wouldn't "has left the money" make sense here also?
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Not using verb in second sentence

In the collection of data, the data collection tool prepared in accordance with the literature was used, while the software of SPSS 22,0 in their assessment. In this sentence, there is no verb after "...
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Synonym for unneccessary

I want to write that we have opted to buy a tablet for $500, because the latest models are not necessary. They are too powerful for our use or needed by other people who have heavier requirements. I ...
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How the sentence below isn't a run-on sentence?

A wire brush periodically swept the cotton off the blade and prevented the machine from jamming. Shouldn't the sentence be like this? A wire brush periodically swept the cotton off the blade, and ...
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Describing Moment in a Sentence [closed]

Is this sentence correct? I want to execute the/a part of my code for once, and exactly the moment when the key is pressed and a clicked is occurred. Also, what kind of grammatical structure is ...
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Use of Being in a Sentences

Is the sentence below correct? Is there any implication or indirect proof for a function being continuous in the proof of theorem 1 or in the whole document? What kind of grammatical structure ...
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Omitting the subject in a complicated passive sentence

Suppose we have the sentence: "John wanted to go everywhere with me". Is it acceptable to remove the subject this way: "I was wanted to be gone everywhere with"?
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“How by establishing” or “how establishing”?

how establishing biomarkers in diseased subject could be a novel prognostic tool for healthy individuals.
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What does “convey” mean in this sentence?

I was reading a wikipedia page and stumbled upon this sentence. A layman or straw man is a figure not intended to have a genuine beneficial interest in a property, to whom such property is ...
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Is this dependent or independent sentence?

"Making trial of everything, with trust in new joy, and stirring the human kindness in all eyes that looked on her." If it is an independent clause, could you please tell which is the subject and ...
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Single choice and multiple choice questions helper sentences

I am trying to find the more appropriate helper sentences, e.g. for a single choice question: "check" only one of the options OR "check" only one of the answers Is there a better way to say this!...
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“Have a nice class.” Is this sentence correct?

When you're saying goodbye to someone who's about to go to class and you want to tell them to have a good time in class, can you simply say "have a nice class"? My native language is Portuguese and I ...
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English grammar: time and place in a sentence?

Is it compulsory to always place time at the end of a sentence? For example: "I bought a cake in the morning. I ate the cake in the afternoon." "In the morning, I bought a cake. In the afternoon, I ...
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Polite reply to email stating you haven't given me what I needed?

I am helping another team in my company with a small project. My part in it was discussed about 2 weeks ago. I received an email today from a member of this team asking for an update on my part. ...
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Is it ever correct to say 'I wish I was'…something? [duplicate]

I think it is grammatically not correct to use the phrase 'I wish I was' in any sentence or, any situation. The correct phrase for its substitute will be 'I wish I were'. For instance, I wish I were ...

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