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Questions tagged [sentence-structure]

Questions about the structure of sentences

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“Roger was asking for help to heavens” is wrong sentence?

I'm not a native but I'm working as a writer, writing American gossip news. My boss told me that "Roger was asking for help to heavens." is a wrong sentence. What is wrong with it and what's the ...
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Hepl me to check gammar, sentences and idea. Thanks

Topic:Long and short-term responses to confront oil consumption, it was forecasted that it will exhaust in the next few decades with the speed of oil extraction like now. It’s obvious that oil ...
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Comma usage when combining both “, say,” and “, for example,”

Considered on their own, I think all of these would be correct/accepted/common (right?): We could require a minimum score of, say, 3. We could require a minimum score of, let's say, 3. We ...
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Is “Generally, when I am at home, I am doing my homework,” a correct sentence?

I am confused between these two sentences and could not identify which one is correct to say. Generally, when I am at home, I am doing my homework. or Generally, when I am at home, I do my ...
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Is starting a sentence with “or” acceptable?

The sentence(s) I want to use is Even if the claims above were true, this sort of logic is consequentialist in nature. Or, more accurately, specifically consequentialist since it is concerned not ...
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Writing structure in thank you note - better way to write it? [closed]

I am writing a thank you note for customer orders. I am particularly struggling with the line below. Is there a better way to write this? Your support allows us to continue building the best ...
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Which sentence is right in English? [duplicate]

“When your dreams are stronger than your fears- they come to pass” or “Our dreams do come true if they stronger than our fears.”
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Do these sentences sound natural? [closed]

Our dreams do come true if they are stronger than our fears. or When your dreams are stronger than your fears they come true
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Are you sure, to reset password for this user [closed]

Are you sure, to reset password for this user ---is this sentence correct
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Ground or infinitive in present perfect continuous tense

📌I have been starting saving nature . 📌I have been starting to save nature. I don't know which one is correct. Help guys
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Asking and Answering How Questions in a Document

I am wondering if a "How" should always be answered starting with "By?" How Do We Improve As a Company? • By accepting and embracing change • By going the extra mile in our customer service • ...
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Sentence construction to achieve the correct meaning

Consider the following information: We have a panel of lenders Some of the individual lenders in the panel have won awards, but not all Our panel has not won an award I want to convey this ...
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Whether following sentence structures are correct

Necessity is the mother of invention. It is necessity that is the mother of invention. What the mother of invention is is necessity. My Question: Whether the meanings of above sentences are same or ...
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What is the proper way to claim something as your and someone elses? [duplicate]

(For example, This is mine and John’s house, this is John’s and my house, this is my and John’s house..) without simply saying “our house”
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“the standard to be admitted to the games” True or false?

I know that the phrase "to be held" modifies "meeting" in the sentence "The meeting to be held tomorrow is every important." However, I am not sure if the following sentence is correct. "All countries ...
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Correct usage of “lest”

Which of the followings is/are the correct usage of the word "lest"? How are these different from each other? ...hesitant to speak out lest he be fired. ...hesitant to speak out lest he'd be fired. .....
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“Identify as” or “identify themselves as”

I came across this paragraph in a newspaper. "He explains the significance of these diverse realities: 'An occupational identity, where people identify as farmers, is emerging in States of the first ...
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How to change the sentence and keep the actual meaning I want to convey?

I had a sentence which I am thinking to write for my paper but I want to convey the right idea with less amount of words due to words restriction. I have a below sentence as - I designed and ...
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Anything other than [migrated]

What the phrase "can be anything other than" in the given sentence means i.e. how can it be interpreted in any sentence or how it affects on any sentence or what is the overal meaning of the sentence? ...
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help with grammar!

Ever since scientists discovered that the fingerprints of each person on earth was unique, fingerprinting has played an important role in law enforcement. Is the usage of was correct in this ...
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Trivia quesiton logic [closed]

I am debating with a friend about how to interpret this trivia sentence. When asked how old she is, Jane says: "In two years, I will be twice as old as I was five years ago..." Would the answer ...
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using henceforth in a paragraph to say that I will refer to X as Y from now on

A said that X and Y are essential to Q. If I want to refer to X and Y as Z only from now on, how do I use henceforth? Is this grammatically and structurally correct? A said that X and Y (...
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Adverb and adverb? Or Sentence and sentence?

Very often this reveals itself in unconscious movements, such as playing with something in one’s hands, or pacing around the room; and if such an action also serves to increase pleasure or relieve ...
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Implicit word repetition: “Could have” vs “Could have done”

I recently read a sentence similar to the following, which seemed awkward to me: Bob didn't drive his car today but he could have done. If I were writing this sentence, I probably would have left ...
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Inverted that-clause?

What do you call a clause in a sentence like "it has been reported" or "many people say" that is placed like "scientists believe" in the following sentence: "A cure for some kinds of cancer, ...
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I have a trip that already plan a year ago and fully paid?

I am a bit confused about this sentences. 1) As I mentioned during my induction to HR, I have a trip that already plans a year ago and fully paid so that I cannot cancel it. It would be my pleasure ...
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Is the sentence below grammatically correct? Is it comprehensible? [closed]

out of context: Gray had already provided a survey in 1995 amongst 2518 SMEs, with the result of 52% of the entrepreneurs having claimed that independence meant being bosses to ourselves or making a ...
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Which question is better structured when asking a “how important” sentence?

How important do you think are the approaches you use? or How important do you think the approaches you use are?
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How should I correctly write this question?

"Can you provide documentation stating the noise levels, so that we are able to show compliance if we get audited?" Even though this is a question, I feel like the question mark at the end doesn't ...
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“as to how” vs “to how” vs “of how”

Which option sounds fitting for an academic paper? Thanks for the input. Though both methods have their flaws, the dynamic model is able to give a complete explanation as to how immigrants influence ...
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Regarding Sentence Formation?

I generally face problem in sentence structure . Which one is correct :- Mainly he does this . He mainly does this . He does mainly this . He does this mainly . All the above sentences seem to be ...
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How to diagram or breakdown the sentence : “What you think is right is not right”

I'm very confused. Is this correct. And between 'think' and 'is' which one is the main verb? Thank you
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“fresh and relaxed”

I have to identify the syntax used in these two sentences and explain. A. After a short vacation in Japan, Mr Chang appeared in my office, fresh and relaxed. B. After a short vacation in Japan, Mr ...
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Use of 'constraint' and 'size' , and the meaning of the sentence

Sentence: When dodo's ancestors setteled on this island with abundant food,no competition from terrestrial mammals, and no predators, it could survive without flying, thus was freed from the ...
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how to use “as much as” [closed]

Is this sentence right? My grandmother drinks tea as much as juice. I’m mostly concerned with the correct usage of as much as.
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A Tense Question ;) Pun intended

Medical professionals are worried that too many general practitioners are overprescribing them, which will cause bacteria to build up a resistance. Or Medical professionals are worried that ...
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How to emphasize that a problem is represented even in smaller group?

I am trying to emphasize the significance and prevalence of some problem by showing that even in a small group of people this problem is represented very well. Just for example, let's say that we ...
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Threat on/to/for

As I was writing a sentence, it struck me that I am not all that quite sure about the noun 'threat', and how a sentence using the words 'threat' and 'cause' can be constructed. For instance: "...
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what does the word “process” mean in this sentence? [closed]

I would like to ask this question to an IRS representative for getting information about whether my application is still in progress or if the process completed without any problem? Is this the right ...
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How would i ask for application process completed succesfully [closed]

We applied to International Revenue Service for obtaining ein for our new established USA based company, filled out and thereafter sent SS-4 form through fax and I need to check out on the phone ...
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Meaning to use the sentence if it's correct [closed]

I want to send email, but I'm not sure if this sentence below it's correct or not. "we are received a lot of pressure and stress from the customer" Thank you in advance
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Which one is better regarding the proper use of “respectively”?

Which one sounds better regarding the proper use of "respectively"? a) The x and y are connected to g and h in the designed network respectively. b) The x and y are connected to g and h respectively ...
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Where to put the parentheses in the sentence?

I want to add extra information in my sentence for the sake of clarity by using parentheses. Should I put them at the end or right after the word(s) they are related to? For example, which of the ...
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reversed order in sentences that start with negative words

When we start a sentence with negative words the word order for questions is used. Examples: Not once did i ask her to do that. Never have i seen such a thing. This is also true for only ...
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“such as”, “as”, or … in this sentence?

Reliable processes have only two characteristic features, namely A and B. I Will examine them, considering their characteristic features such as A and B. I will examine them, considering ...
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Is “my problem solved” Correct? [closed]

we are arguing about whether the sentence "my problem solved" is Correct or not? If NOT so what's wrong with it? my friends are saying that the correct form is "my problem got solved" but I'm saying ...
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So good a time that vs a good time so

Are the following two constructions synonymous? ◇ The guests had so good a time that they wouldn't leave. ◇ The guests had a good time, so they wouldn' leave.
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Independent clauses

Textbooks tell you that an independent clause must have a subject, verb and express a complete thought (or stand alone). However, I'm confused why the following examples below are considered to be ...
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List: Joining three compound items, two with a common element

Which one is the most proper way to structure a list comprising "metabolic diseases," "microvascular complications," and "macrovascular complications" in the following example: High blood glucose ...
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I am not able to understand the meaning of following sentence. Please help me understand if it is a statement of question.

*May I submit that my educational background, research and employment experience, and a diverse skill set make me a good fit for your academic program. * I read this sentence in a Statement of Purpose....