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Sould a sentence fragment like this contain a period?

See the following: The second book in the Secrets of the Abandoned Bus series. If this is placed at the end of a book's back cover, should it have the period? Yes, no, or either? Thanks!
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Use of Past tenses to tell a story

In my story, it is like this: The detective investigated my father (3 event happened). He investigated him because my father had looked suspicious (2 event) after locking a safe(1 event). He wasn't ...
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Can “to fly on” be used to mean “to land”?

Can "to fly on" be used to mean "to land"? Here are two examples: (1) "The Navy has traversed a long and complicated road in trying to develop a UAS that would fly on and off its aircraft ...
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Sentences with errors [on hold]

Hello I have some sentences can I have them rectified here? I am having hard time to get the rectified so can anyone help.
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How should this line be worded?

I have questions about the following line: As the time away from his parents grows, what will become of John—and what kind of man is his uncle really? Does the beginning clause ("As the time away ...
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what color \ what is the color? [duplicate]

I'm sure that the first form of the following questions is right but I'm confused with the second one, so can anyone tell me whether (2) is right? and if so, what is the difference? What color ...
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Looking for a single term to describe items that a person carries with them everyday (e.g. phone, wallet, keys, etc.)

I'm trying to find a term for items that are commonly carried every day such as phone, wallet and keys. "Everyday Items" doesn't quite seem to carry to connotation I'm looking for as it makes me ...
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Expression for someone who has fallen in love a lot

Some people never fall in love. Others fall in love only once, and remain true to their beloved their entire life. However, there is another group of people who have fallen in love more than a few ...
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Which one is right, in the voice of [name], or from the voice of [name]? [on hold]

I want to say: Surah Al-Fatiha, [?] the voice of Mishary Rashid Al-'Afasi. Should I put "in" or "from"?
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What is the correct use of hyphens and capitals in “Big Brother style pop competition”? [duplicate]

Not sure it technically should have any, but a Big Brother style pop competition feels like quite a mouthful as it is so I’m wondering whether hyphens might help. Also want to check the ...
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What is the correct form of yes or no if so they why [on hold]

He:- Hey, Is there any issue? A. Yes, there is no issue. B. No, there is no issue.
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Not in compliance with the answer sheet - IELTS listening section [migrated]

In Cambridge IELTS 2 Test 1, in the 10th question you hear the narrator expressing that "Louise's card will be ready until next week." The question asks you "when will Louise's card be ready?" I wrote ...
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Usage of verb plural noun `Group`

Which forms of usage are correct? 1- First group of countermeasures is trying Or First group of countermeasures are trying 2- Second group tries to or Second group try to Are there ...
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Is there an English word to describe when a sound “protrudes”?

I was going to go with "protrude" but I'm getting told it is not used in this sense and it wouldn't be understood. It's to describe the situation where the TV is on but you are doing something else ...
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What is the difference between “hitch a ride” and “take/get a ride”?

Well, the title is pretty self-explanatory. I was thinking that "taking a ride" is when you ask a friend/colleague for a ride versus "hitching a ride" means getting a ride from random people or just ...
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Can you guys correct the errors in my essays? I am practicing writing for the IELTS exams . Thanks a lot [on hold]

Question: The presence of technology in the classroom has become more and more apparent and offers students tremendous resources with which to supplement their education. Given time , technology will ...
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Can I use the word Meetup in my local meetup?

I am not sure whether Meetup is actually an English word. I want to name my monthly group meeting: Developers Community Meetup. Is Meetup is actually a word an is it correctly used ?
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I am still confused how to explain these sentences [on hold]

There is lost laughter, there is an extinct smile. There are hopes that are increasingly fading, aging, and eventually dying. Could you please help me to correct these sentences? Are they correct?
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Articles with Spatial Prepositions

Are both sentences correct? with and without the indefinite article (a): She lives two minutes' walk from the station She lives a two minutes' walk from the station
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What auxiliary verb should be used with a country name? [duplicate]

Could anyone tell which statement is correct : 1. India is playing 2. India are playing
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Is it always necessary not to use the plural verb when “or” is used?

The mountainous or woodland areas with dust storm are amazing. "areas" or "area" ? "are" or "is" ? Here I used "or", but i think "is amazing" seems odd.
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Is this correct

Hello I have a quick question here. I’m actually a native speaker but for some reason I always struggle with grammar and forming sentences and I just wanted to see if this was right Here are the ...
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Looking for an expression meaning “continuing doing things in a passionate way”

I am writing an essay. In college, I interned at a charity school as a life coach, providing academic and emotional support to teens. Upon graduation, I continued working with teens as a school ...
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Difference between “report” and “report on”

1 : to give information about (something) in a newspaper or on television or radio [+ object] Their job is to report the news accurately and fairly. [no object]— often + on He ...
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There is no question that you will not misunderstand this sentence

The MacMillan Dictionary has the following definition for the phrase 'there is no question that': used for saying that something is definitely true It gives the example: There is no question ...
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Using of “would” when “if” is not present [migrated]

Is this sentence correct? He would help you in difficult days. In this sentence "if" is not used. Instead, it is conditional because of "in". Is it appropriate to use "would" in this sentence?
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Much kinder way of saying someone's being dramatic?

Someone is in a panic and dramatically being sensitive, confrontational, maybe a bit attention seeking. What would one say to very concisely explain to them, to settle them, how it is they're ...
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Why is the past participle used to describe actions occurring in the present?

Something I don't understand: why is the past participle used for describing actions in the present notwithstanding the name? There are two forms of participle in English – present participle and ...
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Can I “denote X by Y” in a mathematics paper?

It comes as no surprise that the word "denote" appears quite frequently in mathematics, mostly in the context where succinct notation is being introduced for some object. As far as I understand, it'...
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What does “capable of fulfilment at points” mean?

My questions are about the essay On Knowing Who One Is on web page https://www.theschooloflife.com/thebookoflife/knowing-who-one-is/ Many of us are wandering the earth, accomplished in many ways, ...
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Sentence pattern

She was obedient to her elders. In this sentence, how do you label the phrase "to her elders?" The subject of this sentence is 'She', the verb is 'was'. complement is 'obedient', what is to her elders'...
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What part of grammar does this kind of syntax error pertain to?

"One of the most beautiful set of lyrics I have ever come across and sang." OR "One of the most beautiful set of lyrics I have ever come across and sung." I'm aware that the past participle is sung ...
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Passive of 'take (good/great/sufficient/enough/not enough/little) care of'

The passive of a. is b. but not c. a. I took care of them. b. They were taken care of by me. c. ?Care was taken of them by me. But it becomes complicated when 'care' has a premodifier ...
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Why is there an extra “t” in Lemmatization?

When we say : Specify, it becomes Specification (no t) Value, it becomes Valuation (no t) Custom, it becomes Customization (no t) Lemma is a code used in programming, to describe the ...
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Full Dates & Excessive Commas on Legal Document

Consider the following legal document's comma utilization: On July 20th, 2019, I, John Doe, hereinafter the "Releasor", hereby voluntarily and knowingly sign this release with the express intention ...
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What is the opposite of wish-granting? [on hold]

What is the opposite of wish-granting? The opponent of wish-granting. The opposite of genie.
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Origin of the saying 'It's a soda'?

We say that something is easy (in Australia at least) by saying that 'it's a soda?' What is the origin of this please? Why soda?
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Synonym for brute strength [on hold]

I'm looking for a one word synonym of brute strength. Example usage would be the opposite of a tennis player that plays with finesse and grace; one that smashes the ball and gets the job done.
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Tell me, where did she go? (How to explain inversion here?)

As I know, we can ask the same question by imperative the next two ways: 1. Tell me where she went. 2. Tell me, where did she go? My thoughts: In this meaning "tell" requires a direct object ...
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The Meaning and usage of How else [on hold]

I'm Reading a book called "The 4 hour workweek" How else can my 30-year-old friends all look like a cross between Donald Trump and Joan Rivers? I don't understand the Meaning of "How else" in this ...
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take somebody out to a big restaurant

I have always assumed that the adjective "big" meant "large in size/width/height" when used with physical things and had related figurative meanings (eg of major importance/relevance, outstanding, ...
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How did “to wish that” come to hate the present tense in the subordinate clauses it governs, and why is it alone in this?

Inspired by this earlier question, I've realized that we have no canonical question addressing the stranglely one-of-a-kind special grammatical rules demanded by the verb wish of its subordinate ...
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regarding the use of “them”

"What they refer to as the habit of dreaming by the Aborigines, is not what the Aborigines themselves believe them to be." "Them" is referring to dreams. Is the use of 'them' in the second part of ...
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Letter to the Employer after the termination the Employment. Is it correct? [on hold]

Referring to our last conversation on Friday I would like to express my disappointment in treating me during the employment, most of what was said for the interview was not true. I was hired to use ...
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Does 'need not hold' mean 'may not hold'?

I'm reading a math book and, since English is not my native language, I'm struggling to understand the meaning of this sentence: This is often a reasonable assumption, but need not hold in general. ...
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Seat vs Sit— the differences [on hold]

Can you please let me know the difference between Seat and Sit?
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Why there is no article before venture capital firm in “Beller’s first high-profile role was at venture capital firm Andreessen Horwitz, ..”?

Beller’s first high-profile role was at venture capital firm Andreessen Horwitz, where she was a partner on the deal team between 2013 and 2016. Source Does the same rule apply to the sentence above ...
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Misuse of the English language [on hold]

Why are people saying, "I seen" rather than "I saw"?
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How to properly negate “could you go there”?

In an online discussion I have used a phrase "Could you not go there?", in the sense of asking a person not to go there. Someone pointed out to me that the expression is completely wrong, which ...
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What does Scandinavian Home mean? Late XIX, early XX century. Great Britain

Joseph Conrad, "The Nigger Of The "Narcissus": A Tale Of The Forecastle": the two young Norwegians looked tidy, meek, and altogether of a promising material for the kind ladies who patronise the ...

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