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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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she did do or did she do? [closed]

I have an assignment to combine sentences using the given correlative conjunction She did well on her English test. She got an A on her Statistics. (not only....but also) So which one is the correct ...
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What is the structure of these sentences? [migrated]

they can have an enjoyable time watching movies or playing video games together. let yourself fall asleep enjoying the safety found in silence. why there isn't any linking word before "watching ...
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What is it called when you repeat a part of a word?

For example, in the movie My Cousin Vinny, a character named Rothenstein, who pronounces the last part of his name "Steen", upon hearing his name pronounced Rothen"Stine", objects saying something ...
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This type of + plural ( reason)

As we all agree on, types when plural, always comes after "of" a plural noun.. Like types of cars : meaning different classes of cars. My question here is : when I want to address one type ...
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What kind of sentence structure is this? "The true measure of our character is ..."

The true measure of our character is how we treat the poor, the disfavored, the accused, and the incarcerated. I don't know what type of sentence this is. If any of you know please answer! Complex? ...
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What's the correct structure of this sentence [duplicate]

I have a list of programs that are installed. What's the correct way to say this? "The number of programs installed" or "The number of installed programs"? What's the correct ...
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Specific question construction (couldn’t find anything on Google) [migrated]

How do I ask why a person does not want a certain thing ? If why don’t you is more like a suggestion, and why you don’t wanna…, as far as I know, is grammatically incorrect, what’s the correct way to ...
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Role of 'that' in this sentence? [migrated]

I am recently reading an English book to improve my English skills. In the book I am now reading, there is a sentence, There is nothing Hypnos and Morepheus can do to soothe your aching body, to calm ...
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Does this sentence imply that the tenant would only need to deliver the property after the expiration of the tenancy agreement?

I found this sentence in a tenancy agreement: I guarantee that the Tenant shall deliver up vacant possession of the Property at the expiration or sooner determination of the said Tenancy Agreement or ...
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Connecting two sentences with only a comma - no connector [migrated]

In the sentence below, why is there a comma without a connector or transition? What rule allows separation of two sentences with a comma but without a connector? Is this phrase ("the fulfilment ...
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How should I understand "the idea" in this sentence?

The following is an excerpt from a GRE Verbal exercise: The hypothesis of an expanding Earth has never attracted notable support, and if it were not for the historical example of continental drift, ...
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How would you use the verb " intention " with infinitive in this question? [closed]

Of the following possible usage case scenarios which option would you pick and why? ( I want to ask a person if his intention is to make me laugh ) Is your intention to make me laugh? Is making me ...
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Is there any short phrase or sentence available to tell that someone was always hiding one's mistakes

I wonder if there is any phrase or sentence available out there to express that someone was always hiding or taking care of one's mistakes and silly things; to tell them that one is highly obliged.
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That-clause as a subject and an object

I wrongly wrote that I was gay. It was wrongly written by me that I was gay. That I was gay was wrongly written by me. All of these sentences mean that I should have written another but I wrote that ...
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Words to use to confirm an amount for a task

Someone wants a task to be done by me. And before picking I want to quote an amount say 50$ for it. So some ways to quote an amount is : Are you fine with 50$ for this task ? Will 50$ work for you ? ...
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“Pull in to” or “pull into”? “Head in to”, “Head into”, “head to”, or “head for”? [duplicate]

My question may sound weird, but what which of these is correct? “She pulled in to the parking lot” “She pulled into the parking lot” “I was heading for school.” “I was heading to school.” “I was ...
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How to use the title of an article in the same sentence as saying an article exists

Sorry the title is not ver well worded - but that is my problem. Lets say I have a friend Jane who has written an article called 'How to Shop for Apples'. What is the best way to write something like:...
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Does "tuition classes" mean the same in US English US as it does in Indian English?

I am trying to write a sentence that says how others had the capability to pay for extra classes other than school to get better learning. My peers always had their parents who could pay for tuition ...
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I'm getting confused between two of these sentences [closed]

What’s about this support ticket? This was the question we used inside a product. But some users suggested the below version of the same sentence. What’s this support ticket about? Now I'm getting ...
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What is wrong with my sentence structure?

'With my brother standing by my side, I reached for the pot handle, tilting the pot way too much caused the boiling water to spill.’ My gut feeling tells me that there is something wrong with this ...
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Semicolon before “therefore” to join two clauses?

I'm really struggling with semicolons and I know I need an independent clause after the semicolon but I feel like that makes the whole sentence a little jerky. Would this be correct? My prior ...
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'This is not what you think' Is there any way to frame this sentence without using 'not' or any other words meaning the same

You would need to come up with sentences meaning the same as this without actually using not or similar words/synonyms and actually the sentence shouldn't be showing any negative vibes or emotion
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What is the exact meaning of "I wouldn't have it any other way"?

I've seen this sentence used massively by people on social media posts. Hence I searched about this on google but couldn't understand the exact meaning. What I have found on my research has given ...
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Is "data, in its broader typological sense" correct to use in a sentence? [closed]

Through the following sentence : ...data, in its broader typological sense,... I want to mean data with its different types (text, image...) Is that correct to say? Otherwise what would be an ...
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Is it possible to start a sentence with "worse than"? [closed]

In English, is it possible a sentence like this? Worse than those who do something are those who do something else. I think this would be the standard sentence: Those who do something else are ...
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“…that the privations on the soul grow ever more stark and ruinous by the day.” - Can the word “privations” be used in this format?

Is it admissible to use to the phrase “privations on the soul” to describe the state in which the needs of the soul are not met and thus starved?
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What is the subject in this quoted sentence?

"But perhaps most importantly, UF simply should not be looking to Governor DeSantis to decide which speech activities it will permit its employees and students to engage in,” the ACLU’s Daniel ...
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Which is the correct phrase to use? On the app or to the app

The context is "What kind of a book can be added on the app/ to the app?" When I typed the sentence "What kind of a book can be added on the app?" on Grammarly it was autocorrected ...
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How to interpret the sentence "Rahul Dravid appointed head coach of Indian cricket team"? [duplicate]

Above mentioned sentence is a News headline. If i had to write it, I write it as Rahul Dravid is appointed as head coach of Indian cricket team. Where it should be 'is appointed'. How do I ...
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Is just "Thank you, looking forward" without "to it" correct to use? [closed]

Is just "Thank you, looking forward" correct to use? Meaning the same as "Thank you, looking forward to it".
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"Either value can be higher"?

I'm writing a math paper and want to say that two quantities, a*b and (a-b), cannot be ranked in a unique way. Depending on the values a and b, either can be higher. My idea is to say "either value ...
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Usage of "illiteracy" in certain sentences

How to use the "illiteracy" word in sentences when you want to mention your illiteracy related to some topics or areas? I'm a native Russian speaker, and when I write English text, I can ...
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Is "personal usage requires the user provision the device" correct? The bare infinitive v the to-infinitive

I've come across this sentence in a piece of technical documentation: Disabling personal usage requires the user provision the device as a fully managed device. In my opinion this sentence is ...
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Do you always need to break up clauses with commas?

I've been getting back into creative writing after years away from it and have been running into some grammar issues. This time, it's about clauses and commas. 'I like him because he's funny and he's ...
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Meaning of "hard to overstate"? [duplicate]

Does the last sentence (the consequences are hard to overstate) of the following paragraph mean it is difficult to overstate the consequences? If not, could you tell me the meaning of that sentence? ...
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Having doubt in understanding a couple of sentences from The Hindu newspaper

"Kerala, which hosts a vast stretch of the Western Ghats, is having to contend with these changes with almost no respite between severe spells. The recurrent bursts show that anomalies in ...
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Top down or bottom up for reducing a sentence to all its parts?

I'm still learning grammar. I'm trying to figure out the steps to break down a sentence. My process now is to look at the sentence as a whole first. Then I classify it as either simple, compound, ...
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Blood “from” or blood “of”?

I was watching a series and at one point the police say “there was blood from her wife”. Is it ok to say “blood of her wife" too?
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Is it possible for "thus to" to replace "in order to"

I'm struggling to understand if the sentence below is correct: The first time they ventured in this bookshop, thus to find refuge and protection from the rain lashing on cobblestones outside, Paul ...
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Sentence structure with an embedded question in a sentence

There are several instances where we embed questions in a sentence, but what is the conventional structure of those embedded question? For example, She asked if we still need a pen. She asked do we ...
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Is using 'as if' okay as a sentence starter?

My teacher is having us write as if sentences and using as if at the start of the sentence. For example, she used "As if I had money, I went shopping". This makes no sense to me or several ...
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All my Xs and Ys with Plural X & Singular Y

I am trying to make sentences start with "All", like the following: All my pots and pans were broken, by accident. But, what if I had only one pan ? Sounds ODD : All my pots and pan were ...
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Which is correct? 1. for nagging me to apply; or 2. for nagging me into applying

Which is correct in the context of "special thanks to him": 1. for nagging me to apply; or 2. for nagging me into applying. If neither, let me know as other options also come to mind. I recently ...
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Can "why" ever be used as a subordinating conjunction?

I posted an image of a list of subordinating conjunctions for my students today, and one of them asked about "why" on the list. I couldn't think of any example where "why" would be ...
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"Damn am I hungry." vs "Damn I am hungry." What is the difference? [duplicate]

I know this is a stupid question, but I've heard a lot of people saying some sentence like that, like interrogative sentence, but they didn't mean to ask a question. Damn am I hungry, lets go get ...
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A sentence without a predicate in the middle of narrative given in past tense

From William Gibson’s debut 1984 science-fiction novel, Neuromancer: Crossing the arcade to stand beside her, high on the deal he’d made, he saw her glance up. Gray eyes rimmed with smudged black ...
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Two past perfect verbs in the same sentence

Both these sentences contain two verbs (correct me if I'm wrong) that are in the past perfect tense. I'd like to ask how do they occur in chronological order. Though my question is related to the one ...
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"Changes in" , "Changes of" or "Changes to"

I am confused about the selection of in, of or to I want to explain that "changes in hydrological variables and changes in landscape variables in wetlands can change the populations of waterbirds" ...
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Is it correct to say "I have not done enough to say no"?

I am an international student and writing my Statement of Purpose. To give you some context, my client asked me a question that I didn't know the answers, but at the same time I felt like I did not ...
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"It just comes down to a matter of taste" meaning

I was reading one of the articles where I found a sentence & I am not able to judge the meaning of that. Can somebody tell me what exactly is "It just comes down to a matter of taste" ...

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