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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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Need a short way of conveying “a state is updated in accordance to how the feedback report looks.”

Okay, some context first. I am a programmer and am in a need for a function name. It should be: as short as possible convey what the function does: "a state is updated in accordance to how the ...
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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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“as if” or “like” in this sentence? [closed]

I want to ask a question. In this sentence, should it be "as if" or "like"? It sounded wrong to me. "You may not be doing what you feel as if you're called to do right now." or "You may not ...
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Strive or Strived usage [closed]

This is the current sentence I've written: *"x" Played an big role in shaping the individual individual I strived to become and wanting to be involved in the field of "y" * Should it be strive, ...
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Is 'a five years later' gramatically correct? [migrated]

I'm a native Slovakian speaker, and currently I am at an English competition. I was met up with this sentence: "..., and a five years later, he became a professional musician. Is the a in there ...
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Strived to become and wanting to be involved usage [closed]

This is the current sentence I've written: "x" played a big role in shaping the individual I strived to become and wanting to be involved in the field of "y" I'm worried that this sentence is ...
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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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I will share that action

As an answer to the statement If time travel happens I'm gonna have to politely excuse myself from the theater. I replied I will share that action. Is this a correct answer, and is there a ...
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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 this sentence understandable? “Gained the most points every round in 50+ games”

I'm writing some in-game descriptions for various challenges. One of the challenges is to win 50 games, whilst also having the most points in every round of said games. I arrived at this formulation:...
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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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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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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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Using a noun phrase or a verb phrase as topic sentence

Can I start a topic sentence with a verb phrase or a noun phrase? For example: Firstly, improve their eating habits. .... Secondly, improve their physical lifestyles. ... or Firstly, the ...
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Is there a term for giving context to a question directly following the question?

Example: Do you have lava flavored Ice Cream? I was recently on a trip to Hawaii and they had the most amazing lava flavored Ice Cream and I thought I just had to check to see if you had some. ...
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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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A sentences from Friends series [migrated]

I learn English from Friends series, am at the second episode of first season. I don't know how to define sentence: "like i wasn't dreading tomorrow enough having to give it back to him" and second ...
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I am sorry, I am <name> and I am happy usages [migrated]

When someone asks our name, we use I am [name]. Also, we use I am to express our feelings, like I am sorry, and I am happy. So do we use I am for both our identity and our feelings?
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Usage of 'at' for place

Whether we should 'at' or 'in' for places. Consider the below 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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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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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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'I am going nowhere' or 'I am not going anywhere'

Is there any difference between these sentences? I am going nowhere. I am not going anywhere. And are they correct?
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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 would a native say? [migrated]

i)  "I used to be able to do it."  What's the negative form of the abovementioned sentence? Is it natural to say - "I used to be able to not do it."?  ii)  is there any grammatical (like punctuation)...
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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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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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Turn “in to” or “into” a lonely lane?

I have a sentence I'm writing where I describe making a turn, as I run, into an empty alleyway. Here is how I would like to say it: I turn into a lonely lane... The problem I find is that it may ...
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Is 'nothing is impossible' and 'anything is possible' the same?

I wonder if these two sentences mean exactly the same, or is there any difference?
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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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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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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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Determining the stressed word in a sentence when using possessive

In the following sentence, which word should receive the stress: This is the dog’s collar. I fully understand that in different contexts, different words will be stressed. But I’m asking about the ...
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How to avoid two times 'both' in this sentence

I'd like to write this sentence: In both excitation and emission beam path a Mach-Zehnder interferometer is introduced, both of which exhibiting equal delays. I don't like the style of the ...
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What is the correct way to say “have a shot (of a drink) in praise of your youth days”?

What is the correct, usual way in English to say "have a shot (of a drink) in praise of your youth days"?
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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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Are commands complete sentences?

This question seems to indirectly ask the question, but the upvoted answer says "the actual sentence is...". So my question is this: Are commands considered to be grammatically sound, complete ...
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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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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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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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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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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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“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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Why would the author use the word “awhile”? Is it unnecessary? [closed]

Quote: "Sitting awhile in the sun, she might make some sense of the problem" Why use "awhile" while one can just use "while"? Why one can awhile just use "While", would use "awhile?" [Does this even ...