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Questions about the structure of sentences

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sentence structure and “allows for” usage

I have two sentences: In addition, it allows to customize the WALL appearance, ad units in the WALL and wrapped ListAdapter. Additionally, it allows for the WALL appearance, ad units in the WALL and ...
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Use of two tenses in one sentence (Isn't and wasn't)

This sentence makes e confused because of the use of the two tenses. It sounds wrong to me but I can't tell where the wrong is. I know that it's okay to use more than one tense in a sentence, but is ...
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Should 'is' be added?

"With the utilization of very few resources, the problem is solved aptly and is demonstrated by simulation results" I doubt if 'is' should be written or not.
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Best word to fill in the following sentences?

1- He had no interest in social issues, for exemple, _____________ though 19 century Britain was na age of reform. 2- He presided over the transformation of the sovereign's political role ________ a ...
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Auxiliary Verb Inversion

I was wondering about the structure and cause of beginning a clause with auxiliary verb as in conditionals beginning with where, should, had Structures containing hardly/scarcely...when, no sooner......
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How to join these two sentences

Consider the following sentence as is: We'll let you know whether your application has been accepted by one of our trusted partners in minutes and take you straight to your quote. There are ...
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“ranked first” usage in academic writing

Is this sentence grammatically correct and does it have correct structure? "I have received my M. Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering majoring in Micro/Nano Electronic Devices from Indian University ...
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A question on “she” vs “her”

So, I was reading this book titled 'Word Power Made Easy', and encountered a question in the exercise as: We thought the actress to be (she, her), but we weren't sure. From natural intuition, I ...
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Does there need to be a comma between letters and we? [closed]

I feel like there's something wrong with this sentence but I can't figure out what or if my feeling is right: Instead of skimming on a jet ski or diving in a wetsuit into the sea of letters we ...
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About the structure of ''There are/is''

I want to discuss the structure of ''There are/is''. First of all, what is the difference between: There are three children. and Three children exist. Do they have the same meaning? And secondly, ...
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did I use the colon correctly?

I am trying to use this statement but am unsure if I am using the colon correctly. I am trying to write " He quotes one of Job’s religious sayings, it being: " (context: this is to introduce the ...
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About ''It is nice to see you''

First of all, I am not good at English but I have to mention this. İt's annoying me. Please excuse my usage of language. ''It is nice to see you.'' What is the subject of this sentence? What is the ...
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How to avoid the use of (first person) pronouns in a product announcement [closed]

I have to write an outline about a software project that we have developed and I don’t want to use pronouns (specifically, “I” or “we”).  I used passive voice, but the sentence looked weird.  So I’m ...
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“Mathematics (…) greatly intrigue her.” Is it grammatically correct?

I was looking at the news and came across Alison Harcourt, who is an Australian grandmother still working as a tutor and mathematician from young (here). I decided to make an anagram related to it, ...
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What does “world-class tendered” mean?

I'm confused about the structure of this sentence when I read this text: And that's why I start the businesses that I start, that's usually consumer brands, that have embedded in them the very ...
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Is this a list inside a nonrestrictive parenthetical or something else?

In the sentence Several women, some as young as eighteen, others in late middle age, could be seen scrambling up the mountain. It looks like some and others are being used as pronouns. It's a fine ...
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Practice makes perfect OR Practice makes perfection OR Practice makes sth/smb perfect?

The verb make is used in various sentence patterns as follows. SVO = She made some coffee. SVOC (Adjective Complement) = Music makes me happy. SVOC (Noun Complement) = They made her the team ...
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Has importance for something [migrated]

Is the sentence below correct? It has no importance for me what do people think about me.
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Simplification of a sentence - the underlying usage implied by the author

I encountered this sentence in 'A Caribbean Mystery' by Agatha Christie. Thus Raymond - and his aunt Jane - had looked properly abashed - and said 'Yes,' she was afraid she was rather old-...
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Is this “neither-nor-but” sentence structure usual?

I was thinking about the "neither-nor-but" sentence structure. It seems that it sounds usual if the words after "neither" and "nor" are a noun or adjective. E.g., Neither apples nor oranges are my ...
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Is generic reference only used for the subject of a sentence? Is generic reference used for besides the subject of a sentence?

(1)A tiger is a dangerous animal. (2)Tigers are dangerous animals. The two sentences are interchangeable,so (1)=(2) (3)Life in a small town could be deadly dull. (4)People live in small towns and ...
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How to describe a question occurred?

Ok, so the context is I was writing down a sentence which involves the usage of "assign". I didn't know which preposition to use, so I looked up online and found the correct expression of assign. I ...
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When a sentence contains the word or, does that mean each sentence stands alone

As used in this section, “medical evidence” means expert opinion or testimony stated to a reasonable degree of medical certainty, documents, records, or other material that is offered by a licensed ...
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How to use two parenthetical qualifiers on the first mention of a noun? [closed]

I'm writing a paper that includes a reference to the University of North Georgia. The first time I mention this university, I'd like to add a qualifier stating its commonly-used acronym "UNG" that I ...
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Which is right: “The cream cheese comes with the bagel” or “The bagel comes with the cream cheese”?

My friends and I got into an argument about which sentence is right: "The cream cheese comes with the bagel" or "The bagel comes with the cream cheese". What is the exact meaning of each of these ...
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one of the things that I have noticed VS one of the things I have noticed [migrated]

I need to build right sentences and which one is correct form? Thanks in advance
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Why doesn't this sentence make sense? [closed]

The structure of this sentence is incorrect, but I'm not able to explain the reason why. It is against company policy to use mobile phones by any person when in control of this vehicle. I ...
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Sentence correction and Recommendation needed

Can I write " the juxtaposition of the two contrasting dispostions , is merely two sides of the same coin." ? Is the sentence gramatically correct? Also, does it succesfully convey the notion that ...
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What is 'won't' used for?

I have sometimes heard people using won't where I feel is not should be used For example Someone is not coming out , so they say "He won't come out" instead of "He is not coming out" So here , ...
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Can you use “with effect once (x has been completed)'' instead of ”with effect from (date)"?

It seems to me that "with effect" should always be qualified with "from (date)" when writing formal/legal letters, but there is some debate going on at my workplace. It's been suggested that we could ...
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Need of the hour idiom

Can I say needs of the hour in place of need of the hour when talking about plural subjects, like These changes are needs of the hour.
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Sentence structure and which is correct

Let me ask my friend first who is a local Let me ask my friend who is a local first Which one is correct and why and how does sentence structure play a role here. I know second one can be correct too ...
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“X had him thinking” or “X made him think”

I'm proofreading a novel and the author keeps overusing the word 'had' where he could use a more descriptive word and then adding '-ing' to the verb. It's not grammatically incorrect, but it's a ...
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A sentence structure that reads easier and more natural

Here are 2 possible structures of the same sentence (including extra sentence for context). Seriously, what is up with this unnatural behavior of hers?! She started acting like this ever since ...
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Best way to rephrase the sentence (if needed) [closed]

I'm not sure if this is a correct section for this. After writing and reviewing my sentence multiple times, I ended up with following: And yet, instead of succumbing to a fit of uncontrollable ...
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Is this part of the sentence ambiguous?

I've negotiated the terms of my employment contract and have inserted the following sentence into the contract... No after-hours or post-employment restrictions and obligations other than what is ...
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Most appropriate phrasing of a sentence containing an exception

Consider the following two paragraphs: The data was compelling. It appears that all of the companies abandoned that manufacturing method - with one exception - when it was determined to be less ...
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Blend in/blend into?

could someone please suggest me if the sentence below is correct or not (in context to the usage of blend in/blend into)? Please also share the reason/logic behind your answer. Thanks. "Never ...
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Using 'not only… but also'

Could someone please suggest me which one of the below two options is correct in terms of usage of 'Not only but also'. Feel free to suggest an alternative option. Not only does it justice to both, ...
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Use of encl. at the bottom of a cover letter where the body of the text already explains this

I am submitting a grant request. The package will include four copies of the grant request, an executive summary, and a cover letter. The cover letter is very short and says in part "I have included ...
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Is “What you desire is what you get” a simple sentence? [duplicate]

"What you desire is what you get." Is it a simple sentence? My hunch is it's a simple sentence, although it only partially fits into Randolph Quirk's idea, stated in his A Comprehensive Grammar of ...
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placement of 'per year' in a sentence

In the first sentence, the term ‘per year’ is placed within the sentence and in the second sentence, at the end. Which pattern is correct and which one is wrong? The business purchases about ...
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What is the structure of this sentence ? Using 'do' vs 'are' [closed]

I heard this sentence in a tv program : Who do you trying to ask ? It doesn't sound correct to me. Shouldn't it be : Who are you trying to ask ? Then the answer could be : I am trying to ...
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To what noun does which refer to?

I have always had trouble identifying to which noun 'which' refers to in sentences. At this moment I am writing my thesis, and of the examples I am struggling with is the following: We use ...
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Therefore, once again, household guns correlate positively with additional shootings

Can I use is directly proportional to in place of correlate positively with? Therefore, once again, household guns correlate positively with additional shootings.
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distribution/ histogram procedure

How one can describe correctly the procedure of making a histogram. I want to replace the sentence "distributions of reconstructed energies of events taken with the same initial momentum in the same ...
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Why an a is added here before full three hours [duplicate]

We arrived a full three hours before the flight. Why an a is added here before full three hours
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In the following sentence , should locally owned have a hyphen? [duplicate]

In the following sentence , should locally owned have a hyphen? A fun, causal way to sample the sights, stories and flavors of a cross-section of locally owned restaurants.
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Is the sentence, “What I can tell you is that, hidden within the question, lies the answer,” correct?

Here's the sentence: "What I can tell you is that, hidden within the question, lies the answer." It makes sense, but I don't really know it's it right. I figured that the "hidden within the question, ...
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Verb transitivity in sentences with dummy subjects or with prepositions that look like dummy subjects

Suppose we put in play the rule that lay is used transitively and lies is used intransitively. How do you analyze constructions such as – Where the responsibility (lies/lay) has yet to be ...