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Proper way for adding a “Summary” or “Bottom Line” in the Beginning of a Sentence

I'm struggling to find the right way to address my audience in starting of my course description page with a go to the point Summary, i'm not sure how to express whats in my mind but this is an ...
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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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Is it correct to say 'and as well' instead of 'as well as'?

Because I often see as well as or and in sentences, is the following sentence correct? It is suitable for you and as well for me. Thanks!
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“There is a bed, two chairs and a table in the bedroom” [duplicate]

Is this acceptable? There is a bed, two chairs and a table in the bedroom. Against these: In the bedroom is a bed, two chairs and a table. In the bedroom are two chairs, a bed ...
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Passive Voice Sentences

Would like to know which of the below two are correct in the absolute sense. In Ukraine, martial law will be enforced from 28th November 2018 or In Ukraine, enforcement of martial law will be from ...
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Regarding Sentence Formation?

I generally face problem in sentence structure . Which one is correct :- Mainly he does this . He mainly does this . He does mainly this . He does this mainly . All the above sentences seem to be ...
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what does the word “process” mean in this sentence? [closed]

I would like to ask this question to an IRS representative for getting information about whether my application is still in progress or if the process completed without any problem? Is this the right ...
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Specially or especially [duplicate]

I need to send out an invite for a group to attend a training programme which will be held soon. I intend to know which is the right choice of word "specially" or "especially". Is this sentence ...
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What does 'ambient' in this scenario?

Ambient: relating to the immediate surroundings of something. "the liquid is stored at below ambient temperature". Cited from Oxford Dictionaries. As far as I know 'ambient' is an adjective that ...
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Is “Stop agitating yourself, comfort yourself now!” grammarly correct?

"Stop agitating yourself, comfort yourself now!" Is the sentence above have a correct grammar?
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Is it correct to say, “Any which one of you can attend”?

If there is a choice given for two persons to attend a meeting which of the given sentences would be right. Any which one of you can attend. OR Any one of you can attend. Is one better than ...
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What `cut through' what? [closed]

Because deer feed at the edges of forests, these deer will be attracted to the spaces alongside the new roads being cut through Pataska Forest to serve the new residential areas. In this sentence, ...
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The different meanings

Items believed to belong to passengers have also been found in the water, including baby shoes, ID cards and driver's licences. The text is from bbc news My question here is can i used the following ...
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is it correct to say, “I like having.” as a standalone sentence? [closed]

I consider, "I like having," to be the reciprocal action of, "I like giving," which stands alone on its own without much confusion. In, "I like giving," it is implied that there is some object, ...
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Gerund or infinitive and WHY

WHY is this sentence incorrect? "All that they can do is preparing as much as they can." I know it should be "All they can do is (to) prepare as much as they can." But, for the life of me I can't ...
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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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How do I use the words “board” and “lodging” independently? [closed]

I have never seen any examples of people using "board" or "lodging", other than the phrase "board and lodging". Like, imagine my aunt lives in Antarctica, and my friend decides to go there, I tell ...
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Using “the book” and the title of the book in a sentence

Which one of these is the right way to include both "the book" and the title of the book in a sentence: The book, Wuthering Heights, is worth a read. The book Wuthering Heights is worth a read. If ...
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Is this a correct usage of 'let alone' in the sentence?

"You cannot take care of yourself, let alone the three of us" I just wanted to know whether the phrase let alone is used correctly or not in the above sentence. Please give your opinions. Thanks in ...
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Starting sentences with “which”

I don't know if this question really has an answer, but it's been bugging me for a while: When did it become fashionable to start sentences with the word "which"? Here's a short example: I drove ...
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How to join these two sentences

Consider the following sentence as is: We'll let you know whether your application has been accepted by one of our trusted partners in minutes and take you straight to your quote. There are ...
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“looking forward to being”. Is this correct?

In order to convey excitement to being a part of a team, which one would you use? I’m so looking forward to be a part of [team name] that I can barely sleep. or I’m so looking forward to being ...
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“cultivate” means making a lot of effort

I have found out in Cambridge dictionary that, cultivate means making a lot of effort. But I cannot find any nice example for that. Could anyone please provide me an example? Here is my attempt at ...
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A question on “she” vs “her”

So, I was reading this book titled 'Word Power Made Easy', and encountered a question in the exercise as: We thought the actress to be (she, her), but we weren't sure. From natural intuition, I ...
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What does “how unhinged things can become with money” mean? [closed]

I want to translate a text but I don't know what this sentence means... It reminds us of how unhinged things can become with money.
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“Mathematics (…) greatly intrigue her.” Is it grammatically correct?

I was looking at the news and came across Alison Harcourt, who is an Australian grandmother still working as a tutor and mathematician from young (here). I decided to make an anagram related to it, ...
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When praising someone, does their name come before or after the accolade? What's the difference? [closed]

What's the difference between: Gloria, you are amazing! and You are amazing, Gloria!
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which sentence sounds natural

Which sentences are grammatically correct and which one sounds the most natural to you? Speaking English is not as tough as it used to be. Speaking English is not tougher than it used to be. ...
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Simplification of a sentence - the underlying usage implied by the author

I encountered this sentence in 'A Caribbean Mystery' by Agatha Christie. Thus Raymond - and his aunt Jane - had looked properly abashed - and said 'Yes,' she was afraid she was rather old-...
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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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Is it formally grammatical to just put “For example + noun phrases” and call it a sentence?

I got to see some English learners' writing works, and they often write like this: a) My favorite foods are Japanese foods. For example, sushi, miso soup, and octopus balls. For me, this sounds a ...
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Is it correct to write *lay in* in this sentence?

The secrets to paragraph writing lay in four essential elements, which when used correctly, can make a okay paragraph into a great paragraph. I think lay in should be corrected to lie in, but I am ...
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Why is this sentence incorrect? Why is this other sentence correct?

The answer to this GMAT question was not what I expected it to be. Link to the forum page here. Up until now, I was certain about two fundamental truths about grammar. It is always possible to ...
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Do these sentence make sense? [closed]

Currently writing a essay about the significance of food. Does this sentence make sense? "Food in many ways is more important to us than we take it granted for. It can represent a variety of ideas ...
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What is the grammatical function of the NP (or clause?) in this sentence?

I just came across this sentence in a newspaper: The mill ceased production in 1982, an early warning of another revolution on a global scale. I know it is a perfectly grammatical sentence and I'...
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What is 'won't' used for?

I have sometimes heard people using won't where I feel is not should be used For example Someone is not coming out , so they say "He won't come out" instead of "He is not coming out" So here , ...
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“it doesn't - right?” sentence meaning

from podcast transcript WOOD: So one, when he has 45 minutes to get up on stage, I want people to pay close attention to the logical flow of his argument, to the evidence he's providing, to the ...
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Improving long sentence with possible ambiguous interpretation that sums up three necessary elements

If possible, I would like some help with the following sentence: This vision demands that heterogeneous services, peripherals and platforms are provided with an expanded set of security ...
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“Was failed” or “has been failed” [closed]

I'm a developer. In our system, we have "jobs". When a job fails, I write "Job has been failed". But a fellow-developer says that this should be: "Job was failed." So, what is the best way ...
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Sentences I'm not sure about

I've got sentences I'm not sure about in The Musgrave Ritual by Conan Doyle. Can someone clear it up? In this case the matter was simplified by Brunton's intelligence being quite first-rate, so ...
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Would “answerable to my department” be correct

I had assigned some work to one of the staff in my department which has been delayed and I have to write an email asking her to speed things up. Would this be correct? Please make this quick as I ...
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Practice in vs on vs at [closed]

When do we use "practice something", "practice in something" and "practice on something"?
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Most appropriate phrasing of a sentence containing an exception

Consider the following two paragraphs: The data was compelling. It appears that all of the companies abandoned that manufacturing method - with one exception - when it was determined to be less ...
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I have a sensory details chart that needs to be filled out soon! [closed]

Can anyone give me a few college level words, or a sentence, to describe what the rural outdoors taste like? The setting is a large terrain with cows, goats, horses, and a big lake. Could there be ...
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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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Restructuring “is that” type of sentence?

I often find myself and others using this type of sentence: The real issue is that A,B, and C need to be fixed. What happens underneath the hood is that A works like this and that They ...
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Sentence /idiom describing overmarketing a product which is of little value [closed]

How do you describe something which has value but little value but exaggerating that it the best and solves all major problems,someone is overdoing/overmarketing his product
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Which is preferable form: “we are a human” or “we are human” [closed]

Which is preferable sentence: We are a human after all. or We are human after all. without a From my perspective both looks the same, or a can point on human definition
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Punctuating a list at the end of a dependent clause?

From what I've gathered, it's best to place a list at the end of a sentence. But I'm having a hard time fixing the following sentences without affecting the meaning. The sentences in question: But ...