Questions tagged [clauses]

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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Identify dependent and independent clauses

The latest is NetEase, a Chinese gaming firm that began a $3bn listing this week. In my opinion, The latest is NetEase is an independent clause. While a Chinese gaming.... week. - dependent But I'm ...
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Questions about “until”

I found a sentence: The photographs will be on exhibition until the end of the month. Does it meat that the photographs is already on exhibition and is going to stay until mentioned time or they will ...
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How can I classify the following conditional sentences?

I was watching this video. It classifies conditionals as follows: I see that these variations are missing: (Present → Past) If I say something, I destroyed everything. (Present Perfect → Present ...
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Why was the dash used and is the first part an imperative sentence?

I was faced with some problems in the sentence beneath and some inquiries hit my mind: Walk in to any preschool and I am sure that you will find an unruly and chaotic scene--unless it's nap ...
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if it weren't for vs. hadn't it been for [duplicate]

I encountered two sentences that went like this: If it weren't for the New Critics, none of you probably would have been able to sit patiently through any of your middle or high school English ...
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Help changing active to passive voice in this sentence?

What would be the passive of the sentence? He will have eaten the whole mango by the time I eat a single piece. Simply, I want to know that what would be the change in time clause, other than ...
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Sentences That Start With 'It'

Some ESL students have trouble understanding the logic of sentences starting with it, i.e. 'It is cold.' Or using 'it' as a pronoun to replace ideas in general. Usually they will start the sentence ...
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Parallelism structure

If you were to add up all of the people who have some psychiatric disorder, struggle with depression or suicidal thoughts, have been subjected to neglect or abuse, have dealt with tragedy or the death ...
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Usage of Who vs that

I know the man that came here. I know the man who came here. What is the difference in meaning between these two sentences?
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Why is it an adverbial clause?

"We did not make reservations on time, so we will not go to the representation." I think this is a compound sentence consisting of two co-ordinate independent clauses, joined by the co-ordinating ...
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Which is the principal clause here? [closed]

We know the expression, "The more . . . the more" expresses that the two things vary together. A comma separates the two clauses : "The more you have, the more you want". Each part is ...
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How to know the right structure order?

So I stumped upon this question using the right structure to complete the sentence One of the most ancient arts,___ in different parts of the world. (A) for weaving to develop independently ...
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Conjunctions, dependent and independent clauses

I have a question about conjunctions, dependent and independent clauses. The issue came up when a text book suggests that "and it" can replace "which/who". But my understanding is that subordinating ...
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reduced causal adverbial clauses in the second part of a sentence

Can we use a causal adverbial clause in the second part of a sentence? if so, I wonder if I want to use an adverbial clause of causality in the second part of a sentence, should I use a comma before ...
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Is “It is + clause” correct?

I'd like to know if "It is + Clause" is correct: It's that I don't want to talk to you anymore. If it is not, would mind saying how I could rephrase that sentence?
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Noun Clause with That (with preposition or not?)

Which one is correct? or there is no difference? Jan is worried that his son won't come home. Jan is worried about that his son won't come home. Thank you in advance.
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What is the difference between two sentences? What is the wrong part of this sentence.From whom, that I can receive the money is very important

I wanna know the difference between two sentences bellow. From whom, that I can receive the money is very important. From whom I can receive the money is very important. And if you make ...
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I kind of lost in between as there are lots of commas [closed]

Biopower is part related to what Foucault calls "a history of the present", grasping the present in its contingency, unsettling it from its prejudices and exploding their hold on reality, ...
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What's the rule of using “After” as conjunction in different tenses?

I am having confusion in this gramatical part. Which Sentence is correct here? 1/I shall inform you after I have had the news 2/I shall inform you after I have the news What's the gramatical rule ...
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Is there a difference between therefore and “for this reason”?

They acknowledge that tasks that attempt to test a certain executive function such as memory have some variability amongst them, for this reason they used factor analysis I know the sentence contains ...
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clause usage after preposition

I have seen some sentences similar to the following one in a way that -ing form of "be" is used. The verb is "be" therein. I wonder what if it is another verb like drink, see, come, go etc. any verb. ...
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Joining Clause by Pronoun “Whose ”

Please consider the below sentence The only people whose interest will get hurt is/are businessmen. is above sentence is correct? What kind of joining is that? I mean what is the grammatical term ...
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like he told me

a. I opened the can like he told me. b. I opened the can, like he told me to. Are both of the above grammatically correct and do they mean the same? Do they mean: I opened the can in the manner he ...
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Identification of this attribute clause

Anyone for whom this period wasn't so prosperous or miraculous is mentioned only as collateral damage from the oil and rail wars. Is this sentence an attribute clause? However, the antecedent (...
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Could you tell me “the extent to which” is a noun phrase or a clause in this sentence?

I have a sentence in my textbook confusing me. The sentence is: Another influential factor for brokers is the extent to which the authority is centralized or decentralized. My concern is what the ...
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About the time clause. “If things are going to happen, they will happen.” [duplicate]

As I know, future forms should not be used in the time clause. Then how about this one "If things are going to happen, they will happen."? The "Be going to" is in the if clause. Could somebody ...
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Using two If clauses in this sentence

I have received an invitation to visit a research lab for "several hours" in a well-known institution for potential hiring. I have provided them with my availability but I followed that with this ...
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WOULD in clauses after WISH

I want to ask if this sentence is correct, especially the part about would in the clause after wish I don't wish life would be easy for me, but rather it teaches me as many lessons as it can
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What clause elements has this sentence? (That doesn't sound like him.)

I've been struggling to analyse this sentence in terms of its clause elements. "That doesn't sound like him." What I mean by the clause elements are the following: verb, subject, object, subject ...
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Which is correct? …the same as one will feel, would feel, or feels

Which is correct? If he pursues the breakthrough in technology for the sake of advancement in science and not for his own fame or desire, he will not feel the disappointment or despair as one who ...
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Is “assume a noun” possible, instead of assume that~?

The verb to assume is followed by a clause or to infinitive. Though dictionaries don't mention it, for me, it seems correct to use this structure: assume + a noun. For example: Assume a sudden ...
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Is this grammatically correct, “Error while refreshing the window”

Error while refreshing the window. I read here that as it would not be clear who is refreshing the window, it's grammatically incorrect, but I'm not sure. Should it be Error at refreshing the ...
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comparative clauses

Is this structure called comparative clauses? Is this correct? You can learn more about a country when you visit it than you can learn when watching a documentary about it.
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that most students do not understand grammar

Is the noun clause an appositive or object complement? Is there any rule or test to identify the noun clause as appositive or object complement? I have often declared the problem that most students ...
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The Difference Between Time Clauses

I was pleased as/after/when/whenever I heard the news. Could you please tell me if they are all correct? If yes what is the difference between them?
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illustrate + clause?

I was told from my teacher that only "noun" rather than "clause" follows after the verb "illustrate." This rule also applies for the verb "criticize." I did not have the slightest idea of such rule ...
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How many clauses in this sentence?

That’s less than what some analysts have signaled Goldman might have to pay. Three clauses and a missing "that" ?
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Is a sentence an independent clause even if it doesn't make sense without the previous sentence?

Example: In the past six years I’ve written twenty short stories, and about half of those have since been accepted to literary magazines or paperback anthologies. This seems to be an ...
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Should names/original nouns go in the introductory clause or main clause?

At first, I wrote this: Clutching his striped tie, sitting on the couch, Mary waited for Tom to come out from the bathroom. A native speaker changed that into this: Clutching Tom's tie, ...
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Non-essential clause position

Grammarly’s digital writing assistant helps over 20 million people write more clearly and effectively every day, across multiple platforms and devices. Can I write like this instead? What is the ...
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Is this dependent or independent sentence?

"Making trial of everything, with trust in new joy, and stirring the human kindness in all eyes that looked on her." If it is an independent clause, could you please tell which is the subject and ...
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to-less infinitive or noun

Is the word "wonder" a noun or to-less infinitive here? What kind of a clause is "why Simpson wasn't immediately arrested in that incident". The transcript makes one wonder why Simpson wasn't ...
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Can a clause be parenthetical and belong to an independent clause at the same time (if you change the punctuation)?

This is hard to explain, so I'll show an example: (a) You should do your home work and, if you have more extra time, you should also prepare for exams. In this case, "if you have more extra time" ...
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What is the use of “being” in the sentence grammatically?

In the sentence: Major refreshes to the OS come about every six months, with the most recent being the May 2019 Update. What is the use of "being" grammatically? Can any words be added between "...
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Is “that” required in “The music company was afraid that…”?

Sentence:The music company was afraid the accelerating decline of sales of compact discs would not be compensated by increased internet revenue. Solution:The music company was afraid that the ...
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some confusing problems about “than”

I wish I could write English with more freedom than is at present possible. I am confused about the function of “is” in this sentence. Could you explain the grammar in this sentence?
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What does this Facebook comment mean: “As a top fan, I don't really have anything to say.”

As a top fan, I don't really have anything to say. I just wrote it to protect my badge. I saw this joke comment in Facebook comments and I don't understand it. I can't see how the two clauses relate....
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That vs Whose in these particular sentences

How many people are there that the Joker is not the reason for them knowing who Joaquin Pheonix is. 1 sounds unnatural. How many people are there whose reason for them knowing who Joaquin ...
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Different from + the same as [closed]

I am often confused about the following usage of these phrases. Please consider the following: I do a different thing from you I do a different thing from you do I do a different thing from ...
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Negative with subjunctive in that clause

I was wondering, why exactly is it correct to use "not" without a helping word instead of "do not" with the subjunctive in the negative after the "that" clause, after words like "suggest" or "...

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