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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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Position of “here” in a sentence

Background In my thesis I have to write without 1st person. On the other hand I sometimes have to explain how I have chosen some parameters or how I have realized some implementation etc. (which in a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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is muted here a verb or adj?

Growth ground to a halt in the second half of 2018, but figures out today showed that the economy gathered pace in 2019, expanding by 0.4% in the first quarter compared with the previous three months. ...
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When using cleft sentence using 'it', do we use that or what?

Are these sentences grammatically correct? I looked at different sites, but none mention whether using 'what' would be wrong. "It was his lying what hurt the most." "It was the shrimp what made her ...
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Imperative sentence patterns …

Please let me ask you native or very well-trained Eglish speakers if there’s some patterns, rules, or formulas in regards of an imperative sentence’s structure. For example, I was reading this ...
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Coordinating conjunction at beginning of sentence

Reading Wallace Shawn’s new book NIGHT THOUGHTS and he uses this construction all the time. And I knew my childhood memories affected it. But that theory wouldn’t work. How do you show that first ...
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I need help regarding sentence diagramming

How would you diagram a sentence in which two independent clauses are connected by a semicolon? Do you draw them the same as conjunctions, or is it something else? I looked around the internet and ...
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I've had vs I've been having (+ I've been vs I've)

What's the difference in meaning between the following 2 sentences: I've had a lot of problems this year I've been having a lot of problems this year. Second example: I've been waiting for an hour ...
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Writing a personal narrative and wondering if this application of present tense mixes with most of the sentence, which is in past tense

This sentence doesn't sound all that right, but at the same time I think it is. I grabbed underwear, a tee with red sleeves and khaki shorts and headed for the master bathroom, which houses the ...
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ISIS Suicide Blasts Kill More Than 220 Dead In Southern Syria

Going through this news article on NDTV website, I saw the headline 'ISIS Suicide Blasts Kill More Than 220 Dead In Southern Syria'. Is this usage correct? Or should it be 'ISIS Suicide Blasts Kill ...
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Complex constructions with “will”

Can anyone tell me if all the forms mentioned below are correct? If not, which one sounds most natural? We will wait for the parcel to arrive and reimburse you then. We will wait for the ...
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“The soundtrack, not the vocals, are good”: Is this sentence correct?

I was recently reading something online and found this sentence: The soundtrack, not the vocals, are good. To me it seems that instead of are good, it should say is good, since the subject of the ...
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Would I need to put “a” at the beginning of this sentence?

I'm writing a statement in which I wanna say something like: Last semester I taught course xyz. Prerequisite for many upper-level courses, course xyz covers topics such as ... Would it be better if ...
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What does “For all the ~, S + V” mean?

Here are a few sentences with the structure, “For all the ~, S + V”. For all the controversies surrounding the so-called marketing stages or periods, Keith and others appear to have contributed a ...
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Divorce Decree: Vacation Time

"Vacation time is defined as not more than seven consecutive days, including the vacationing parent's parenting time weekend." Does this mean that a parents vacation time must include their parenting ...
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What is the correct way to use 'as adjective as' while comparing and/or contrasting two things?

What is the correct syntax when you want to compare or contrast two things using 'as adjective as'? Is it syntactically correct to say: "You should be as hurt when someone in another country dies as ...
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Is the repitition of 'can' in this sentence a use of poor grammar?

Is the repetition of 'can' a use of bad grammar? "[...] certain files can be reduced in size and can still retain all crucial information [...]" Should it simply be ""[...] certain files can be ...
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Introduce something to something

"CleverIS User Interface Changer quickly introduces legacy applications to the latest trends, such as mobile and web technologies." I'm not sure about the meaning of the word "introduces" in this ...
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Regarding the use of the present perfect tense

What tense is being used in the following sentences? I have been here. How often have you been in love in your life? There has been an accident. I think these sentences use the present ...
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“effective and efficient estimation” or “accurate and efficient estimation”?

In math, we always need to derive some methods and strategies to estimate an unknown thing. For a good method, first it should get an estimation that is as accurate as possible, and second it should ...
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Is there any difference between 'to affiliate with' and 'to affiliate to'?

When I was looking up the word 'affiliate', the dictionary offered the example sentences which I've been really confused from. The actual meaning of the word 'affiliate' is to cause a group to ...
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What does 'my behavior went skyrocket' mean here?

I told a guy about how my relationship with my parents improved after I apologized for my behavior and my actions. He replied, "I also experienced something like this. My behavior and attitude towards ...
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Unclear use of present tense in specific sentence

As a non-native speaker I'm having a hard time understanding why the author uses the present tense of 'begin' in the following sentence: Sess was thinking about that as the rain started in and the ...
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Can I organize an activity through an organization?

I have the following sentence: "I really loved volunteering in the IEEE Student Branch through which I co – organized various educational events." Is the use of through valid? I want to say that while ...
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How is this structure named in English grammar? (main clause + object + -ing form)

I've been hearing this sentence structure for a while, so i wanted to learn about it but couldn't find specific information on the internet since i didn't know how this structure was named in English ...
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Is the question “Did I say I would take the job even if it was offered?” logically correct?

I'm actually curious as we've had a little debate online about whether this usage is logically correct. I am aware that gramatically this sentence is fine, however, due to the negation value of "Did I ...
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SAT Grammar - Gerunds vs. Parallelism

Hello everyone I was working on the following question: I said the error was A, because it should be how to preserve right? But apparently that is not the error, I cannot seem to find any other ...
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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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I'd been sent to kill him / I was sent to kill him. etc..?

When do I use had and when can I leave out had? or use was instead of had This is the context it was used in: With the Reds and the Germans knocking seven shades of shit each other back at Museum ...
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Use or omit ellipsis when using part of a quotation at the start of a sentence?

Full quotation: "I love the president and it's an honour to be here", said Anthony Scaramucci, President Trump's new White House communications director. Example 1 (ellipsis): "...it's an honour to ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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He changes while…he says/is saying

1) He changes his facial expression while he says... 2) He changes his facial expression while he is saying.. 3) He changes his facial expression as he says... 4) He changes his facial expression ...
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“as if” or “like” in this sentence?

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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How to end essay gracefully using this sentence?

The sentence I currently have is "I am grateful to be introduced to (event), as it has significantly altered my paradigm and the way I want to live my life." The issue I have is finding a better way ...
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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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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 ...