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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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A word or phrase to say:- its redundant to compare the two subjects

I am trying to make a person understand a theory. I do so by at first, describing in lengthy depth the game of "peek-a-boo" and how babies have no concept of the real world. I then would ...
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Difference between Reply x Answer x Response [closed]

I have a question about conversation in english... i'm only a recently student of english, then I've got a lot of question. If I understood, in a conversation face to face or in some social media, ...
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What's this usage of comma, separating of a list of independent clauses?

This is a sentence from the book "The Brothers Karamazov" (page 8): He spent a disorderly adolescence and youth: he never finished high school; later he landed in some military school, then ...
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What is this part of the sentence?

I am analyzing a novel for my M.A. project and I'm wondering what is the bold part of the following sentence. Is it a sentence fragment or maybe a dependent clause? Or is it a full sentence as it ...
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Is the included sentence about party planning grammatically correct?

Is it correct to write the following? Since you have asked me about the planning of a farewell party for your English teacher, I’m happy to help you with some suggestions. Is there any way to ...
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Why is this sentence grammatically incorrect?

I have been practicing sample tests for an English Olympiad and came across such a question: Decide if the sentence is correct or incorrect. After you make your payment, the products will be sent to ...
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Only through struggles (you can OR can you) solve this problem. Which order is the correct? [duplicate]

I'm writing a description for my game's store page, and I'm having a bit of a trouble with a sentence: Use plants and animals, collect and channel water... However only with strategy and optimisation ...
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Subordinate clauses in sentences

I have a question about using subordinate clauses. Here are the following examples: This book is about how to control your emotions in difficult situations; How they love each other is felt even ...
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For a long time (future)-Usage

I am looking to tell my group of long-time friends, that the meet up they had last week (which I missed) would hopefully not be the last one for at least the next several months. Would it be fine to ...
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Fact or Opinion

The book contains techniques that some people may find useful. Can anyone give me some explanation on this sentence whether it's a fact or opinion. Seems like a very basic question, but it really ...
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Can I use mixed conditional type 2 in any situation?

Just like the title, can I use mixed condition type 2 in any situation? Or could it be used in some particular situation? Ex) If you came here, you would have had snacks. These kind of sentences.
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How to improve this sentence?

I am reviewing my resume and I am curious how to improve the following sentence: Built a Chrome Extension for social recommendations which reduced recommendation insertion by 90%. It just doesn't ...
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Which example sentence is better? [closed]

I'm unsure which would be the best way to write the following example sentence: You asked me to call you today about X. You asked me to call you about X today.
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Is "Canned meats, rated." a valid and correct English sentence? [duplicate]

Canned meats, rated. Pencils, handled. Popes, interviewed. In other words, is the construction [Subject], [past tense verb] a valid sentence. If so, does this construction, or the clause after the ...
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What is the verb form of "Cheque" or "Bank Check"?

I am writing a corporate policy about transactions that needs written checks. Is there a shorter for it like, "Transactions for chequeing (checking)? So it doesn't sound like checking (correcting)...
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Can this sentence have two meanings?

Behavior dubbed reprehensible by the residents of the region is considered conventional, even compulsory by those of the neighboring region; fortunately, people traveling between the two are resigned ...
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A sentence that I don't understand in novel The Three Body Problem

Here is the context from the novel The Three Body Problem by Liu Cixin: “Have we succeeded?” the princeps asked. “Is that the proton unfolded into two dimensions?” The science consul replied, “...
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Is the sentence "we don't need to be what they want us to" correct without the "be" in the end?

The formal way to say the sentence would be "we don't need to be what they want us to be", but would it be acceptable and understandable in colloquial language (eg in a song) to say "we ...
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want to know whether grammar in this sentence is correct or not? [closed]

From being vacillated on whether to go with this project or not, into creating a project that was selected for ‘University Expo 2020’ among several others,
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Should I use a comma? [duplicate]

Which is correct? Forgive, but don't forget. Forgive but don't forget. I have researched this and found unclear answers.
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"robustest" Why do all grammar software underline this word? [closed]

I wrote a sentence like the following using the word "robustest". But many grammar software started showing typos. The word exists in the dictionary. Why is this happening? I came across it ...
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Should this sentence have a comma?

I'm really unsure how this type of sentence is categorised. My inclination is to replace the comma with 'that'. It certainly feels and looks like a comma splice to me. The pigs are so confident in ...
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Understanding why this is a complete sentence: 'Not happy or content.' [duplicate]

I'm perplexed why the grammar check considers this a grammatically complete sentence: Not happy or content. To me, it's missing both a subject and a verb. Could someone shed some light on this for ...
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Is "live" an action verb or a state verb?

I've always thought of "live" as a state verb since it implies a state rather than an action. A testament to this is the fact that we cannot use the structure "past time reference + ...
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How can I rephrase my sentence and make it a bit shorter? [closed]

Do you have any suggestion on how to I shrink this sentence and write it more concisely? For instance, each year, during Christmas and new year's holidays, our company integrates its default salary ...
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Started early because I had some lectures to attend later on. OR Started early because I have some lectures to attend later on

Which one of the following sentences is correct? I started early because I had some lectures to attend later on. OR I started early because I have some lectures to attend later on.
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Can subject complement occur after “as”

In the sentence : She first came to Canada on her own in 1998, and committed to music-her passion, both as a songwriter and a singer...” Is “as [a songwriter]/ [a singer]” subject complement? I found ...
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What does this sentence mean: "You said, levelling your voice"? [closed]

What does it mean to level one's voice at someone? The full sentence is: You said, levelling your voice at him as if it was a sword.
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Is it incorrect to say number 3 is 'infront of' letter B in "B 3"? considering that front is a position a head of something [closed]

Is it incorrect to say number 3 is 'in front of' letter B in "B 3"? considering that front is a position ahead of something.
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How to punctuate a direct question at the end of a sentence?

Can someone help me punctuate this sentence? Here's the sentence: Based on your experience which type of paint do you suggest we use glossy or matte? I was thinking that it should be punctuated like ...
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Is this an example of a mixed metaphor?

Is the writer employing a mixed metaphor here? A part of her was sinking languidly down into the passive pleasure of having returned to the familiar—like a pebble, she had been picked up and hurled ...
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"You'll be hoping for a bit more from the new player, I suppose." Why the future continuous?

“You'll be hoping for a bit more from the new player, I suppose.” Why the future continuous? Wouldn't one rather use the future simple instead? If not: why not?
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What kind of grammar explains the common string "Let us"? [duplicate]

What kind of the grammar is shown by the group of two words "let us"? Is it a phrase or a predicate or a clause ... or something else?
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Is it necessary to use "a" before "lot" in a sentence

Which one of the following is grammatically correct - He is going through lot of stress. He is going through a lot of stress On one of online platforms it suggested to use a lot
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Sentence structure of "We made them walk to the school"

I came across the following sentence in a book: We made them walk. I see it conveys a different meaning compared to: We made coffee. In the second sentence the structure is Subject + Verb + Object....
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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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It Is Okay To Consistently Use Short Sentences For Maximum Readability? (Hemingway) [closed]

Ever since learning about the Hemingway app I've changed how I write. My sentences used to be so long. I used to use "and" with comma's a million times. I was so blind to it! I didn't see ...
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Do these phrases add value to these sentences? [closed]

Let’s hope for coronavirus free 2021 More than 1.7 million people have lost their valuable lives (life?) in the COVID-19 pandemic, so far. Although I would like to know if both are grammatically ...
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Extra info at the start of a sentence

Can someone tell me what the bolded parts are called in the following? Starting in April, Bob decided to drink 2 liters of water a day. During the pandemic, Joe got bored.
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Sentence finishing by "interested", is Ok or should end by "in" or "by"?

The sentence is: This demo application contains features you may be interested. When I write "be interested by", Grammarly says that I should use "in". Then, if I use "In&...
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Forming a sentences with given words/phrases [closed]

A question in an English exercise. There are a few words/phrases given to form a sentence (punctuation to be added). The words are: breakfast I have fit for that is every morning a king The answer I ...
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Combining sentences and preposition usage

Edited after Yosef Baskin's suggestion: Assume that I wanted to combine all of these sentences into one, but strictly without using a semicolon or repeating the word "them": "I'm ...
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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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How to understand "in and of themselves" in this sentence? [closed]

In addition to investigating how financial value is produced,46 such scholarship has shown that discourses of financialization cannot, in and of themselves, explain the sweeping changes that are ...
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Is a comma needed after "in essence"? [closed]

In the following sentence, should there be a comma before and after "in essence"? Reddit, in essence an outlet for writers, poets and readers, has emerged as one of the leading hubs for ...
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Discern false modesty from the genuine (one)?

In this sentence As she was not good at discerning false modesty from the genuine (one), people would easily take advantage of her credulousness. In order to sound correct and natural, is one ...
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"My car is occupied" or "My car is engaged"?

Suppose your mum has taken your car to buy groceries, and your colleague wants you to pick him up. How do you tell him without going into the details? Sorry, my car is occupied right now. OR Sorry, ...
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Can someone explain mood of sentence begining with " Can I say of..."

A paragraph from Charles Dickens' David Copperfield: "...Can I say of her face - altered as I have reason to remember it, perished as I know it is - that it is gone, when here it comes before me ...
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"... disheartened and humbled as we are,..."?

I wonder if we need as we are in this sentence. In our present state, disheartened by failures and humbled by our weaknesses as we are, it is impossible to win this battle. The presence of In our ...
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Meaning of a sentence in A History of Britain about Edward I

I faced this paragraph in "A History of Britain" by Simon Schama: In the summer of 1263 the situation became critical. De Montfort and his allies had captured most of southeastern England. ...
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