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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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Help with understanding Apostrophe for worker's or workers'

I am currently writing an essay on Political Economy. Can I ask what the correct use is for the Apostrophe in this sentence: 1) You could be asking yourself why a worker's democracy is needed? 2)...
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How to say two things are the most important of something [migrated]

I am not a native guy and I am having problem with the following sentence. I would like to know is the following sentence right? The A and B are of the most important challenges facing the today ...
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Have I placed my commas correctly in this sentence? [closed]

I’d like to know whether or not my commas are in the correct place in this sentence and, if not, where they should be, or if they shouldn’t be there at all based on the point I’m trying to make. The ...
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Gerund without “to be” verb

You not loving me is my nightmare. Is this sentence correct? If not, would you please tell me the correct form?
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Question about a game concerning sentence structures

Would it be possible for a compound sentence to have a noun that is a retained objective complement, and this noun would then be contained in an elliptical clause functioning as a retained objective ...
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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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a word or rephrase of a sentence containing the word “push”/“strive”

I am trying to describe a character for a game I am making, but the two following sentences just don't feel right. It feels like i have the word on my tongue but I can't quite remember it and i am ...
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what s the meaning of 'THE USS COLE IS A STATE OF THE ART DESTROYER' [closed]

THE USS COLE IS A STATE OF THE ART DESTROYER, DEPLOYED IN THE PERSIAN GULF. I know the every meaning of each word, but when i read it i cant get the message in it.
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What would an adjective to an adjective be called? [closed]

In the sentence "The very fast dog ran outside.", the words are article (adjective?) adjective noun verb adverb. Would it be correct to say "very" in that sentence is also an adjective word? Or would ...
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What does the “as… as” mean?

But these centuries are important also, in a less accidental way, as increasing our understanding of the potentialities and limitations of the Islamicate civilization as it had developed during ...
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What does “wanted nothing so much as to ride hellbent for the safety of the wall” mean?

"All day, Will had felt as though something were watching him, something cold and implacable that loved him not. Gared had felt it too.Will wanted nothing so much as to ride hellbent for the safety of ...
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He suggested that our team have a meeting vs. he suggested that our team has a meeting

My team's boss suggested that our team should have a meeting with another team. We are currently trying to write a message to the other team but cannot come to a conclusion as to how to write a ...
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Using seriatim and respectively in a sentence?

Folks, i need to know if we can use seriatim and respective in a sentence like this: The speakers in seriatim thanked Company A and Company B respectively to support the event. What i want to say is ...
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Two Passive sentences in one sentence

The bacteria in milk are destroyed when it is heated to 80 degree Celsius. "The bacteria in milk are destroyed" this is a passive verb in LHS right? "when it is heated to 80 degree Celsius."- also ...
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'I'm in favour of ___' vs. 'I'm for ___'

Is 'I'm in favour of' considered more formal than 'I'm for', or are they interchangeable? I want to say something like, 'Sometimes people abandon their logic /in favour of/ false hope', but can't help ...
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I want to know the meaning of a sentence [duplicate]

So I read a novel and found a sentence "Jane waited on her boss's instructions". Does the sententence mean that Jane was waiting for her boss's instructions?
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Is the sentence I want to get as a tattoo correct? Is it even a sentence? Can I shorten it?

In an effort to save my health, I do not smoke most of the time, I refrain from eating animal products almost always and I work out quite regularily. However, in order to not even slip one more time (...
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What does “the world takes you at your own estimate” mean?

I was looking for some quotes of "think highly of" when this sentence showed up repeatedly among the top results. "Think highly of yourself because the world takes you at your own estimate." I ...
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Using 'at the time of ' instead of the word 'when '

I will go when you come. Can I use 'at the time of' instead of the word 'when', as follows? I will go at the time of your coming. After the change, Is there any difference in meaning?
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Queueing, tagging for turn, or ask for order in turn

How do we say if we want to be someone's next turn? Iike "I want to use this next, after your turn. Is there any simpler sentence to express it?
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Get lost in so many “that, and, in proportion to” in this sentence

I read a paper about lake and got confused about the following sentence (lower left in page 11256), because it has so many "and", "that", "in proportion to". I do not know which part of the sentence ...
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Sentence or not? [closed]

The temple standing on the hill. This is not a sentence because the verb does not match the object. Yet it contains a verb and we say that a sentence must contain a verb. Why else is this not a ...
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Which one can use first, which or where in the sentence?

Can we say following sentence: Let (T, F) be a locally constant function which defined on Example 1, where T:X---->R. or we have to say Let (T,F) be a locally constant function where T:X---->...
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Looking for a phrase/word similar to cross-department?

Let's say a company has a few different locations/branches (e.g. one in New York, one in D.C.). I'd like to ask: ... are there any cross-site activities or meetups for teams based in New York and ...
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How to combine these two sentences?

Cannot feed A of shape a1 for B of shape b1, which is b2. A is a2. I want to express something like this: [A,of shape a1, is a2] ----feed---> [B, of shape b1, is b2] Does 'which' always modify the ...
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meaning of wonder

I have a problem with the word "wonder" in this sentence: One may wonder of course whether ‘numbers’ are anything we encounter in an ordinary life. Here, "wonder" means "feeling amazement, surprise" ...
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confused about “…I may have tripped over someone else who's hiding”

I'm translating a post about psychology and having trouble with this sentence: "I know when I'm sitting across from someone who's smiling brightly at me while simultaneously describing a ...
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“post offices can provide many of the same services OF banks”

The diverse array of successful portal banking systems around the world shows that post offices can provide many of the same services of banks. This sentence is incorrect, and "of banks" should be ...
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Is “… his mother was possessed of a tyrannical nature and led her peasants and also her immediate family a miserable life.” correct?

His early youth was spent on a country estate where he was able to observe the life of the serfs and the relations between master and serf at their worst: his mother was possessed of a tyrannical ...
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Meaning of earlier in “1 year ago, maybe earlier”

Someone told me this a while ago, but I always remember it cause I couldn't quite understand. Does the "earlier" in the sentence "1 year ago, maybe earlier." means that it was prior to 1 year ago (...
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is the following sentence correct? “Please select each articles condition.”

A customer should choose the condition for each "article". "articles" is also the plural form of "article". so is "Please select each articles condition." correct, or should i use something like "......
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Question about “neither of”

I was going through some 5th grader's assignment and there was a question which required the synthesis of two sentences. Mary is not going to attend the party. Jane is not going to attend the party ...
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How to politely to ask somebody split the bill? [closed]

I have a question here. What is the polite and common way to say if I would like to split the bill? For example, if a person is so kind to pay for my bill but I would not like him/her to pay for me, ...
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Why is this a complete sentence?

"Another organization, the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, offers writers from around the world a three-month residency in which to share not only stories and poems but also ...
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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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the movie sentence I can’t get it

I watched a movie ‘Girl Interrupted’ and there is a sentence ‘Can’t let you sit too long without popping the hood’ and I can’t get what this means. Here is the scene. A nurse said to Jolie that ‘...
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CPE exam: The children agreed to take it in turns to tidy the playroom

While preparing for the CPE exam I came across the following sentence transformation task: The children agreed they would each tidy the playroom on alternate days. turns The children ...
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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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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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What is the simple form of this complex sentence?

I am little bit confused of making this complex sentence into simple sentence. The sentence is: As I was ill, I could not attend the class. However, I made three types of simple sentence of this ...
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take so long vs taking so long [closed]

I've worked in a market. Suddenly they stopped my work for verification purpose. They requested me to provide a student ID card. I've sent a scanned copy of my Student ID card for verification. One ...
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Can I shorten this speech?

None of these are taken. Can I shorten this above speech like below: None taken. Is this process grammatically right? If it is right then what are the rules behind it?
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Is the usage of the word “features” in this sentence correct?

I just came across this newspaper article titled "PM Modi features in Netanyahu's election campaign in Israel". I was wondering if the word "features" can be used this way or should it be "featured"?
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Thank you sentence structure

Which one is more correct? a) Thank you for your help Norman. -or- b) Thank you Norman for your help.
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Meaning of this sentence with would

My friend said I did not think I would marry her. Why did he use would in that sentence?
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Position of “seem” in a sentence?

I recently came across a sentence which looks wierd to me. The sentence is: Crazy it seems. I think it had to be like below. It seems crazy. If the first sentence is correct then clarify it ...
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“was employed at” vs “had been employed at”

I am providing an "employment verification letter" to one of my past employees. He worked at my company from Oct, 2008 till Jan 2017. Which one of the following is correct? 1) He was employed at XYZ ...
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the closest thing to [closed]

​This summer we are running week-long series focusing on a single subject. Here, in the first article on travel and tourism, we assess the sector’s overall state of health It is the closest thing ...
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Is this sentence acceptable? [closed]

This is one out of the many holiday pictures I made my sister click. Is this sentence correct? Can this be said in any other way?