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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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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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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?
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Comma required or not

I was writing the below sentence and I'm puzzled which one would be the correct sentence. In my humble opinion, 2nd sentence looks wrong as comma is not required. Second part of the sentence "I ...
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How can you rephrase the following sentence to not end in “with”?

I turned down the university's acceptance in order to find a program whose professors I more closely identify with. In the above sentence, it is difficult to figure our whether "with" is being used ...
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Alternatives for expression “is that”

For example, The key benefit of using A is that you can make even more money. The problem is that you have to do it by yourself. Are there any better alternatives for expressing is that? I'm ...
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The meaning of the following Sentence — “Learning disabilities are immutable irrespective of time and nature of interventions”?

Can anyone please explain to me the meaning of the following sentence? Learning disabilities are immutable irrespective of time and nature of interventions. I am also not sure whether the ...
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Using “The” at the beginning of a sentence [duplicate]

Which one is better? And why? The contracted personnel can be employed by the institution. Contracted personnel can be employed by the institution.
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Will/would be able to

My friend: I am ready to go to any country in the world if there's a treatment. Me: There's a hospital in the US – they WOULD/WILL be able to treat this. What's the difference between WOULD BE and ...
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Is it permitted to put the subject after a copula instead of before it?

For instance, can one say “Smart is the Eastern system”?
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Is it acceptable to use “almost” at the end of a sentence to make it sound dramatic?

Does adding the word "almost" at the end of the sentence make it sound dramatic or does it change the context of the sentence? Additionally, is it grammatically acceptable? This new laptop has ...
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Alternative ways of saying “in a question”

Recently, I've reported back to my customer representative and got stuck when I needed to say that some task will be solved in some ticket. I usually play around with Language and try to diversify ...
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What are the most common english words to start a sentence?

Backstory (You can skip): I am programming a word parser that will do things like detect acronymns and abbreviations, which will commonly have periods appended to them. The goal is to determine ...
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What does the word 'collect' mean here in the sentence? [closed]

Good afternoon, With regards to your request we would like to inform you that Europcar staff will collect the vehicle at requested hour. An extra cost of 20,000€+vat will apply. We ...
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Running the roost?

I was reading Atul Gawande's Being Mortal, and the following sentence came up in Chapter 5. If your dog is running the roost, it may not be such a good idea. What does "running the roost" mean?
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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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Get/give/under/make an Impression

What's the difference between: 1) Get an/the impression 2) Give an/the impression 3) Make an/the important 4) Under an/the impression. Example sentences would be really appreciated. Thank you.
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Is it possible to begin a subsequent question with “Or” without repeating the subject? [closed]

Examples: Are you planning a trip with your friends? Or collaborating on a project with your peers? Have you discovered a new movie you'd love to watch? Or found an original recipe you'd like to try ...
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Which line in each pair (below) is correct? [duplicate]

As a trainer of English as second language, the following statements have caused much dismay among my students. Kindly help clarify. Which line in each pair (below) is correct? They are all there ...
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How would you correct the following sentences? [closed]

How would you correct the following sentences.( Formal) Thank you in advance. "I’d like to schedule a day-trip to you company in order to meet with you and Ms. Jones for the interview possibly on ...