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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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"I give Salle a pocket watch" or "I gave Salle a pocket watch" [closed]

I want to express the sentence in the present simple form, but there's a mistake in "I give..." and "I gave..." I know that the action describes the situation in the past but I ...
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I want to know if this sentence is grammatically correct [closed]

The error element of their professional trial-and-error is rarely consequential insofar as can outcomes be rapidly assessed and methods adapted.
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I would like to submit an opinion letter arguing that my sentence should also be considered correct [migrated]

I am a high school student from a country where English is not the native language. In my recent English exam, the following two sentences were involved: The official correct sentence: "Hence, ...
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Is sentence itself a syntactic function or not?

There are syntactic functions of subordinate clauses. But what about main clauses? For example: Assertive clause: He is a good student. Is its syntactic function sentence itself or something else?
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Is it more grammatically correct to ask "When do your exams end?" or "When do your exams finish?" [duplicate]

If neither of these sentences are correct, what would be the correct way to ask this question?
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Would you put a possessive pronoun before "destitution" in this sentence?

Would you say this: This story tells of a young man who asks for his inheritance early, then squanders it in a foreign land, leading to destitution. or this: This story tells of a young man who ...
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Sentence structure 'The furniture arrives fully assembled.' [duplicate]

I have a questions about sentence structure. The furniture arrives fully assembled. I understand what it means, but what's the function of 'fully assembled'? It doesn't seem to modify the verb, but ...
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Subject placement in not only ... but also construction

This is an example taken from cambridge dictionary article not only ... but also: Not only did she forget my birthday, but she also didn’t even apologise for forgetting it. In their example, the ...
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Better to put interrupting phrase before or after that-conjunction?

Which sentence is either correct or better than the other? Are they both valid? Then she eagerly dug into every basket and confirmed that, to her pleasant surprise, they were all loaded with good ...
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What part of speech is the word "having" in this context?

What part of speech is the word "having" in the following? Having signed the contract, we went for a party.
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"Some folks are born made to wave the flag." Is this sentence in the passive voice? [closed]

I have to do a text study, a text interpretation, and I chose the song "Fortunate Son" by the American rock band Creedence. At starting it, the sentence: "Some folks are born made to ...
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If the first half of the sentence is a hypothetical scenario and other half is the postulated outcome, should one use "had been" or "was"?

Apologies for possibly a dumb question. Let's be honest, IF it was the other way around the build would have been blocked and if by any chance it was released, it would have caused some serious ...
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A linking verb or a part of the verb phrase?

I just came across the following sentences, and it just kept me thinking for hours and searching up grammar rules, but it was in vain. The question is about identifying verbal phrases: The apples ...
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benefitting patients with X/ benefits patients with X [duplicate]

I am struggling with analysing the sentence 'Y happens, benefitting patients with X'. I can see that 'Y benefits patients with X' uses the present tense simple form of the verb. But in the first ...
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meaning of sentence with "include __ other than __" structure

In the below sentence, The mission of the entity may include goals other than maximizing profit. is it implied that "maximizing profit" is a goal of the entity OR is it referring to only ...
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Sentence improvement too redundant [closed]

Can this be improved? The last tale of success on a constructed new programming language is one at the famous X, LLC. or, The last tale of success of a constructed new programming language is one ...
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Can I omit the following words in order to make sentence shorter or concise? [closed]

A is a literary word but B is casual and everyday word.
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Hello, I need help in understanding the grammatical tense of this phrase [closed]

It is easy to see how primitive warfare might sometimes have beneficial environmental effects; it is not clear how they could amount to a cause of primitive warfare. Could you tell me, please, what ...
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Will vs want - can they be used interchangeably?

Here are two sentences that sort of mean the same thing, but need your help in identifying which one would be more appropriate. I do already have an idea as to which phrase would be more appropriate ...
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Transformation of sentences from positive to comparative

The question was to transform this sentence from positive to comparative degree: She is not so young as I expected. Following the solutions of other sentences of this kind (the photo shows a similar ...
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Simple or compound sentences? [closed]

John ate and drank to his satisfaction. John ate the yam and drank the juice. My question: Are these sentences simple or compound sentences?
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Can a noun with the pronoun "which" but without a predicate be used as a sentence? [closed]

Below is a excerpt from this website (emphasis mine). 6.2.1.1 Privacy Consent Directive (PCD) Privacy policies define how Individually Identifiable Health Information (IIHI) is to be collected, ...
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What's the relationship between a clause and a sentence? [closed]

A clause is usually defined as a subject + verb, which, to me, is a syntactical definition. It's like: OK, so that's how it looks, but what does it mean? And, what's the relationship between a clause ...
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Not complete sentence [duplicate]

Is it okay for Standard American English to use incomplete sentences?Like: Allow yourself time. (it is not said for what)
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How to parse the sentence for better understanding? [closed]

He doesn’t sound nearly as eager to make small talk with this guy as he was with me. how to understand the above sentence?
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"May I have a mango!" is it an Imperative, Optative or Interrogative sentence?

I am confused in which category to put this sentence. It's a polite request, so it looks like it's an example of Imperative Sentence. But it does express the desire to have mango (even though not ...
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Can a series unite independent clauses with other fragments?

It's common to unite multiple independent clauses with an "and" in order to form a sentence. For example, consider a sentence that says, "The weather is warm, campsites are abundant, ...
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Have a question about a particular use of inversion in English [duplicate]

It is found that the complainant, deterred by fear of the pollution which he would have suffered had he passed near the Pariahs, did not conduct the procession. In the above sentence, why is the ...
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"who/what should ... but" structure, examples with different tenses? [closed]

Here's an example sentence with that structure: I looked under the bed, and what should I find but the keys I lost last week? Are the following sentences correct in different tenses? I was looking ...
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Why is 'have' used instead of 'has?' [duplicate]

In the sentence,"God have mercy on us," why is 'have' used instead of 'has?'
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"It is comfortable to sit on this chair." is not grammatical, but why are similar constructs grammatical or used... ? - 'preparatory it' complements

According to Practical English Usage, 4th ed., Michael Swan (2017), section 'preparatory it', preparatory it is not used with complements. He gives these two examples (section 7 in the screenshot): ...
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Use of the phrase ‘Such as’ to begin a sentence

Is the second sentence below grammatically correct in the context of the first sentence? I.e. can I commence a sentence with the phrase ‘Such as’? You can access personal details we hold about you. ...
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What do you think is the error in this sentence? [closed]

Identifying Errors: Two issues in particular (1) graft and corruption and poor quality of public service (2) need the attention of the government (3) to understand it fully and provide the solution to ...
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Someone is "unable to be reached" [closed]

On more than one occasion the MTV program Catfish concluded an episode with the following statement about one of the participants to the show -namely the catfish- and whom I will arbitrarily call &...
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Does the preposition "to" work here? "I was glad to change schools to people"

I came across this sentence from a book by an American author but the line doesn't sound right to me, in particular with "to people who" So I was glad to change schools to people who were ...
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What is the meaning of 'was to be knocked clean through the chimney'?

How often my wife was at me about that projected grand entrance-hall of hers, which was to be knocked clean through the chimney, What is the meaning of the highlighted section?
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What does this sentence mean? "...without a similar condition including this condition being imposed on the subsequent purchaser."

I cannot fully comprehend a part of the following sentence: Except in the United States of America, this book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, be lent,...
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Identify which one has the correct sentence structures

There are 4 options: a. Melanie wrote to her sister once a week while she was living abroad. b. While her sister was living abroad, Melanie wrote to her once a week. c. When traveling abroad, a letter ...
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What does the sentence 'she had a salty hand' mean? [closed]

It is from the book Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner: She hated cilantro, avocados, and bell peppers. She was allergic to celery. She rarely ate sweets, with the exception of the occasional pint ...
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How should this sentence be interpreted?

Imagine a scenario where Adam has to fight through multiple robots each day. Each of these robots is designed to throw punches. However, Adam has a secret power that can magically change their ...
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How should I phrase this question? [closed]

I have some supplies for my son's classroom. I need to let his teacher know that I have these supplies to give her, and I need to know how she would like me to get them to her. BUT I would like to ...
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Difference between doing and getting things done by someone else [closed]

A traveler stops by an inn and the owner of the inn says something in two ways below. Sentence 1 - I will tie your horse. Sentence 2 - I will have your horse tied. In sentence 1, speaker will tie the ...
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Accepting suffering happens more in life than reducing it [closed]

"Accepting suffering happens more in life than reducing it." — Ahsanul Irfan Does this quote make sense?
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The country that became independent is no more

"The country that became independent is no more." — Ahsanul Irfan I have translated this quote from Bangla language. Does the english version make sense? What it means is that "The ...
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Meaning of "as late as"

What have I searched so far? https://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/as-late-as Can you please explain the meaning of as late as in simple words in below sentence? Sentence - the ...
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What does this sentence by Henry James mean? It's from the opening of The Pupil

I'm reading The Pupil by Henry James and found this sentence difficult to understand. Yet he was unwilling to take leave, treating his engagement as settled, without some more conventional glance in ...
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What is the advanced grammar topic used in this sentence?

I am having a difficulty trying to understand the structure of this sentence. Never does the discussion of constitutionalism in public law textbook, if it is discussed at all, exceed one page. I do ...
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Can we use under before deception?

Can we say something like this? he was under the deception of a false idea he sold his belongings. or he was under the deception of a false promise he sold his belongings. Are these grammatically ...
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We want to know which type of design users like the most to focus on [closed]

Is this sentence correct? We want to know which type of design users like the most to focus on.
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Usage of "which + noun" clause after a noun [duplicate]

In my native language, we can follow a noun with a "which + noun" clause to provide more information about the said noun. For example, if we want to say that a certain man owns a "house&...
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