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А clause is a unit of grammatical organization next below the sentence in rank and in traditional grammar said to consist of a subject and predicate.

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Role of "that" in "Where are some places in your neighborhood that people like to hang out?"

Where are some places in your neighborhood that people like to hang out? I think "that" introduces the subordinating adverb clause in the sentence above, and can be replaced with "where&...
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Noun clause or adjective clause?

His dream that he will be a doctor came true. Here "that he will be a doctor" is which clause? Is it a noun clause or adjective clause?
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Not sure if "see" is used intransitively or transitively

Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged Much that dog and see won't he come along ―Horace Kephart Does the sentence mean If he won't come along, much that dog and see ("see&...
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Relative Clause Sentences I have a lot of work to do

I have a lot of work to do. = I have a lot of work that I must do. It is the same. I can't understand that. How?
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Should "WHEN" be placed before the 1st part in this sentence? | "I was moving fast down a steep hill, when I took a tumble."

I was moving fast down a steep hill heading towards the village of Gifford for breakfast when I took a tumble. BBC -My brain cancer diagnosis was a total shock When you read the sentence, you ...
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Joining without Punctuation or Conjunction

There are sentences where two clauses are not joined by conjunction or punctuation. Notice the position of asterisk in below sentences where I "feel" empty/lack of conjunction or punctuation:...
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The object of "than"

The excerpt below is from David Wyllie's translation of Kafka's The Metamorphosis: Was it really not enough to let one of the trainees make enquiries - assuming enquiries were even necessary - did ...
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What is the function of the word "boats" in this sentence?

For instance, they can learn that boats float and can practice ways to make boats move across water. Is it a subject or an object (the bolded word)?
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It was creative to combine these two materials for a painting. - general past thing or single past event?

"It was creative to combine these two materials for a painting." Does this sentence have two interpretations? (1) Interpreted as a comment about a general thing. "Generally speaking, ...
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Why does the subordinate clause not have the verb “be”?

Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 4: The astonishment of the ladies was just what he wished; that of Mrs. Bennet perhaps surpassing the rest; though, when the first tumult of joy was over, she began to ...
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Which sentence is correct? (In spite of) [duplicate]

As the title has suggested, I'd like to know which sentence using "in spite of" is correct: John keeps working in spite of him feeling unwell. John keeps working in spite of his feeling ...
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Rules of punctuation [closed]

In the following sentence, I am not sure about the punctuation, nor am I too sure about the general shape and structure of it. It feels clumsy and poorly constructed sentence. Can anyone offer an ...
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What are the linkers in these sentences?

The army has previously rejected Khan’s claims it had anything to do with past purported attempts on his life. What is the Linker in this sentence? I have noticed many sentences like- I said it was ...
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The day after/before - the choice of tenses

I've a question regarding the tense choice with the phrase "the day/night/minute... after/before + clause. As we all know, after some words only the Present Simple is possible. Some of such are ...
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Is the clause "what is" incomplete in this sentence?

I came across this sentence: According to von Kármán, a scientist seeks to understand what is; an engineer, to create what never was. What's the grammar of "what is" and "what never ...
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Usage of "results" (from GRE)

Nylenna's study showed that errors in scientific manuscripts submitted for publication often escape reviewer's notice, results that were not _______: when Godlee conducted a study of the same ...
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Do the provided sentences exhibit a reduced adjective clause structure?

Perseus then flew to the realm of Atlas whose chief pride was his garden "filled with golden fruit". Those in favor of a milder approach to the drug problem point to the poor results "...
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It seems the main clause is absent in this complex sentence. Why is it correct?

I saw this complex sentence in the CGEL Quirk et al. What surprises me is that they are fond of snakes and lizards. In this sentence, the subject is the wh-clause and the predicative is that-clause. ...
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Does it make any differences in meaning when the subordinate clause is at the end or beginning of the sentence?

Does it make any differences in meaning when the subordinate clause is at the end or beginning of the sentence? Example 1 Mom always makes sure Tom has food to eat before he leaves for school. ...
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{WHO/WHOM} - Need some advice in this phrase

I'm being stuck in this phrase: WHO or WHOM? "The doctor ___ my grandmother liked lives in New York." In my conception, the doctor is suffering the action, so it might be the object, right? ...
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Time clause in present perfect - Is Mr. Jackson still President?

Since Mr. Jackson became president, unemployment has increased. I know a time clause might refer to a particular point in the past. But the question is, Is Mr. Jackson still President? She hasn't ...
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does the "By + gerund" clause have a passive meaning?

I have a sentence similar to this one: Hibernate can validate your schema by setting the Hibernate property to validate Does it imply that Hibernate validates this schema because it (Hibernate) set ...
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How should I take the struture 'that moment by'?

In this following context, how should I understand this that clause ' that moment by'? Should I take it as: 'that moment by moment'? Context: All life and all existence here, With all its joy and all ...
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one or two sentences?

The following is a link to a CNN news story. https://www.facebook.com/cnninternational/videos/this-pool-loving-pup-cant-get-enough-time-in-the-water-see-his-reaction-to-getti/1414625682685648/ There ...
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'I was eating when he came home' vs 'He came home when I was eating'

Is there any difference between these two sentences? I was eating when he came home. and He came home when I was eating.
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Prepositional phrase or adjective phrase

i think that we can make a step in the right direction In the sentence above, is "that we can make a step in the right direction" a noun clause or adverb clause? It's very confusing for me ...
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Sentence used as a subject

This sentence came up in one of the videos of a popular English teacher on youtube. Just because you don't have a degree shouldn't make a difference. My question is, is this correct? Can the phrase '...
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When should I make a pause: before or after "that"?

Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems to me that it would be harder to study chemistry or physics without a teacher's guidance than painting. I've always thought that I should say like "it seems to me ...
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Reverse many of the changes, including ... . What does including refer to?

There is a sentence: Kılıçdaroğlu and his opposition coalition campaigned on the promise of returning Turkey to parliamentary democracy, overhauling two decades of Erdoğan’s rule by pledging to ...
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What does "as you told me to" in negative sentence mean?

a. I didn't close the door, as you told me to. Does that mean: You told me to close the door and I didn't. You told me not to close the door and I didn't. How about: b. I didn't close the door, as ...
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"played the violin as/like my brother did"

a. My sister played the violin as my brother did. b. My sister played the violin like my brother (did). Do those only mean My sister played the violin in the same manner my brother did. or could ...
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Shortened complex sentences or simple sentences with multiple subjects/predicates

In sentences akin to "I like to cook and eat" or "John and Jill should come over tomorrow", we have multiple sentence members of the same type which are joined by conjunctions. My ...
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I don't... neither am I in one sentence

I don't want to go out, neither am I interested in going to your place. Is this sentence correct? Can I use "neither" after saying that I don't do something? Most examples that I've seen ...
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"but which" vs "therefore they”

This question is from a school exam about clauses Can you please explain how I can choose between these two options? Working in this way, she and her fellow architects have produced various spaceship-...
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Is "it is" a phrase or a clause?

Is "it is" considered a phrase or a clause? What is the reason?
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A sentence with that: grammatical?

"Tom talked about the phenomenon that youngsters like going shopping nowadays has sparked off a debate." Is this sentence grammatically correct? First, I would like to know whether that can ...
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Compound sentence with a common verb and an article

I have the following set of compound sentences: She is a doctorate in physics, a soccer player, and a pianist. She is a doctorate in physics and is a soccer player and a pianist. She is a doctorate in ...
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"Despite the fact that x" <-- phrase, a clause, or phrase + a clause?

I know that “despite” is a preposition. However, I am confused about its role in the following sentence (and similar sentences that use “despite the fact that”): SENTENCE: Despite the fact that I was ...
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"will" vs. "would"

Intentionally long-winded sentence for the sake of grammar reviewing If you wish for me to talk about every figure of rhetoric there is in the same breath, I would have to tell you I couldn't hold it ...
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The meaning of the clause "his chin nuzzled into his breast"

I started to read a novel written by Jorge Orwell - "1984". There is a clause in a sentence "Winston Smith, his chin nuzzled into his breast in an effort to escape a vile wind, slipped ...
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How to rewrite 'she sings like a bird'

She sings like a bird. If I want to rewrite this sentence using 'as' what would be the appropriate sentence? 1.She sings as a bird does. 2.She sings, as a bird does.
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Is the which clause in this sentence used correctly?

Is this sentence natural or at least grammatically correct? At least he is not a simp, which many people are. I was told that which shouldn't be used to refer to people, which seems to be confirmed ...
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Question about Comma - Determining Clauses

In the sentence below, should there be a comma after "President"? John comes to RNW from the Office of the President, where he supported the RanTech systems for the last 20 years.
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He was so angry that he picked up his axe: noun clause?

He was so angry that he picked up his axe. Is "that he picked up his axe" a noun clause?
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What is "her going mad" in "I am afraid of her going mad"?

I'm having moment. In the sentence "I am afraid of her going mad" "her going mad" is the object/complement of the proposition "of". But what is it? It has an "-ing&...
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we are aware when one of our cognitive biases is activated

It is important that we are aware when one of our cognitive biases is activated and make a conscious choice to overcome that bias. 'when one of our cognitive biases is activated' is a adverbial ...
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Question about the sentence structure and grammar of this sentence

Here are five things about friendships that some people believe are true. This sentence looks fine to me but I find it hard to explain to people what sentence structure this is. It seems like there ...
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Can 'what' be the object of the main clause and the object of a dangling modifier of the subordinate clause at the same time?

Here's such a sentence: His dad needs to find what magazines he grew up reading. The 'what' here is the object of the main clause. His dad need to find what magazines (object). The subordinate ...
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Is this string of words an independent clause "Historically, the lands that are now parts of New York and Delaware."

Is the below sentence a compound sentence? Historically, the Lenape inhabited lands that are now parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New York, and they settled along the rivers and bays. ...
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I'm not as you think or I'm not as think I'm [closed]

Let's look at these sentences. I'm not as you think I am. You're more beautiful than you think you are. Can I rewrite these sentences as: I'm not as you think. You're more beautiful than you think. ...
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