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The Sentence-Choice tag is for when you can have multiple ways to write a sentence but are not sure which way is most appropriate. Please explain which sentence you prefer and why.

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When to use night/nighttime in the following context?

"How have you survived living here for nearly a year now if you don't like the hustle and bustle?" 1) "At night it's bearable." 2) "It's bearable at night." 3) "Night makes it bearable."...
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What is the difference between “This is” and “Here is”?

I mean, is there a difference in the meaning, or the contexts for these sentences? When using the one or the other one? My question is about every kind of words. Innert things, or beings, or any ...
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about the waste-sorting OR with waste-sorting

Which sentence is correct between those two: The problems about the waste-sorting are ... The problems with waste-sorting are ...
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Why do you always “go down the street”

I think I hear people mostly use the phrase "going down the street" instead of "going up the street" or "going on the street" It is common to hear that : I was going down the street when I saw ...
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I needed to lose you to love me

In Selena Gomez's new song, Lose You To Love Me, she says: "I needed to lose you to love me." I was wondering if this means she needed to lose them, so that they would love them. If so, is this an ...
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How should I politely say “I hope I can receive recognition”?

That is used to apply to a university program and I want to politely say that I hope I can enter your program. Should that be I hope I could receive your recognition. or I hope I would/...
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Sentence correction on subjunctive mood

From my textbook: I wish the earthquake never happened. Answer key: I wish the earthquake had never happened. Can I say the following sentence? I wish (that) the earthquake didn't happen. ...
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Increase/decrease as a gerund or a noun (describing trends in physical quantities)

When describing some experimental results, if two physical quantities (let's call them a and b) seem to depend on each other, it is often desirable to say what happened with one of them if the other ...
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Help them don't make mistake or Help them not make mistake?

Which one is correct? Parents are more experienced than their children so they can help them don't make mistake in their life. Parents are more experienced than their children so they can ...
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And/But with the use of several adjectives

In the process of writing a letter, I have always had trouble in choosing between "and" and "but" when dealing with adjectives describing a person or a situation. Let me use an example to illustrate ...
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Is it okay to say?: I'm going to go to the movies with him today, so I could've returned his pen then

This is what I saw in a movie. I borrowed his pen yesterday I promised this morning to go to the movies with him this evening I had a business near his house at around lunch, so I tried stop by and ...
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The colloquial expression of future prediction using tree falling analogy

I once heard a vivid expression which expresses that you can't precisely predict the future, which goes something like this: you can't anticipate each branch you will hit when falling off a tree ...
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How to ask a wondering question to make a listener deduce the answer

How can someone ask a wondering question to make a listener deduce the answer? Here are a couple of examples to demonstrate what I mean: A: Is he sad because he lost 1 Bitcoin? B: He was ...
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Introducing A Group

How do I introduce a young children's song on stage? My group is MC"ing and I'm not sure what to do. Is it possible to just say "Introducing Kindergarten with their song..."?
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The use of different forms of the verb ''understand'' in sentences [closed]

I would like others to explain this to me. Which sentence is correct? In his anxiety to make himself understanding, he spoke too loudly and too slowly In his anxiety to make himself ...
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Which Sentence Is Written Correct?

A. Checking the barometer, Elaine predicted good weather. Or B. Predicting good weather after Elaine checked the barometer. I think A is correct and B is wrong because the gerund "predicting" needs ...
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“I texted you on…”, “in…”, or “by…” – which preposition do I use?

Which of these prepositions is correct in these sentences? I texted you on WhatsApp. I texted you in WhatsApp. I texted you by WhatsApp.
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position of adverbial phrase in sentence

Using of placement of adverb, manner, place, and time in sentence. I am a bit confused speaking to place them in sentence. While speaking with my boss: I went to Ram's home, I connected my ...
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which one is correct/better: that allows or allowing

Could you tell me which one is correct or better: For instance, opening the session in a way that allows students to demonstrate their prior knowledge could be an effective method (flipped classroom ...
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Is there a significant difference in meaning between “I would like it to be” and “I wish it were”?

What is the difference in meaning betweeb the following sentences. I would like it to be already 8 pm so that I could go home. I wish it were already 8 pm so that could go home. Does the ...
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Difference between “at any instant be sown” and “be sown at any instant”

The children, small seeds, might at any instant be sown to all the Martian climes. Why not the sentence be written as: The children, small seeds, might be sown at any instant to all the ...
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Conversation through skype

We started the conversation throught skype and 1my companinon didn't turn on his web-cam. How to ask the following: Will we talk without seeing through web cams? in a more natural non-formal way?
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Which is the most natural way of saying this?

Whose is that car? Whose car is that? Which of the two is the most natural way of saying it? I think #2 but may I be mistaking?
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Ways to ask about the time remaining before something is ready

My friend is cooking food. I asked her if it's already ready and she said that it's not ready yet. Now I want to know how much time we have to wait until it'll be ready. What are the common ways to ...
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'immediately before', 'right before' and 'just before'

What is the difference (if any) between immediately before, right before and just before ? What is the most suitable one to use in this sentence: The paragraph ..... before the image.
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Importance to me or importance me

Which one is correct? I need a friend who will give importance to me. I need a friend who will importance me. I think the former is correct but the website “sentencechecker.com” says it'...
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When asking a group of people for the time, which of “Have you got the time?” and “Has any of you got the time?” is the more appropriate?

Let's say you go up to a group of people in the street and want to ask them the time; which of the above two sentences is the more appropriate? (are there any better alternatives)
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“probably was” or “probably would be”, which one is correct?

That probably was the most surprising moment in my life. That probably would be the most surprising moment in my life. Which of the above sentence is correct or are they both correct? Is the second ...
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I need some help on sentence making. What should I say?

I am not a native English speaker and sometimes I find making sentence difficult. So I'm asking for help. I was trying to express like that, "somebody has picked up a guy on his arm to throw him up ...
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“a chance to meet” vs “a chance that we meet”

Please let me know if there is a chance that we meet somewhere in or outside Chicago. Please let me know if there is a chance to meet somewhere in or outside Chicago. Which one between these ...
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Correct approach of politely reply back with strong oppose

I asked for some details to one of my colleague.He replied and mentioned a special note in the reply mail. Something like that : Please find the detail below 1>aaaaaa 2>bbbbbb Please Note: ...
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What should I use 'Being' or 'to be' in a sentence?

Which one is correct? What's your secret of being closer to women?. What's your secret to be closer to women?. Should I use 'getting' instead of 'being' or 'to be' and 'close' instead of comparative ...
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Contribution vs Contributions

The main contributions of this book are as follows. The main contribution of this book is as follows. In the above context, which one between contributions or contribution is correct?
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How to remove ambiguity: “… lives in the city of H, the capital of the province of NS, WHERE the unemployment rate is …”?

The sentence here is quite confusing. I wrote this. Jessica lives in the city of Halifax, the capital of the province of Nova Scotia, where the unemployment rate is 5 percent. A fellow reader is ...
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Plural and countability of the word 'performance'

Algorithms A and B provide good performance. Algorithms A and B provide good performances. Could you please tell me which one between the above sentences is correct ? Algorithm A provides ...
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What does “child components can mutate the parent” mean?

From View.js: In some cases, we may need “two-way binding” for a prop. Unfortunately, true two-way binding can create maintenance issues, because child components can mutate the parent without the ...
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What is a correct way to express this?

How do I express a person who is both shock and hurt from breakup confession? What is a correct way to say it? ‘his face filled with a mixture of shock and hurt.‘ I feel it is bit weird to write it ...
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Which one is the correct/preferable form of the word “Word ”in the sentence: a word or words

Which one is the correct form of the word "Word "in the sentence: word or words Can I have a word with you? or Can I have words with you?
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When you cannot recognize identical twins

Please imagine your neighbor has identical twin sons and since you've met them you've been unable to recognize them properly. It seems strange to you and you're talking to a friend. I was wondering if ...
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Correct usage of rather

He preferred to die ------. a) than to be punished b) rather than be insulted c) than be insulted d) rather than to punished This is quite perplexing, as both A and C feel correct ...
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Has been and had been for duration

Can I say like this? How long have you been facing this problem? It has been for couple of days now. How long had you been facing this problem? It had been for couple of days then....
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Will have to get used to / be used to

There is a sentence: I am a father now and I will have to get used to being called 'father' I am a father now and I will have to be used to being called 'father' What's the correct ...
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How to know which one is right between past and present passive?

How to know which one is correct? Friendship that is built on trust has bright future.(passive) Friendship built on trust has bright future.(past) Why we can't use build? I asked this question but ...
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Is the sentence structure in the sentence “Would you be so kind as to [verb] …?” correct?

So, would a sentence like "would you be so kind as to help me out with this project" be correct? Are there any similar request type sentences with the phrase "would you be so kind ..." with possibly ...
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Can some or all of the bracketed words be omitted? “The competition was good for David and ((it) was) bad for Peter”

The competition was good for David and bad for Peter. The competition was good for David and was bad for Peter. The competition was good for David and it was bad for Peter. Are any of these ...
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Wait or be waiting?

Which one is correct? I'm coming please be waiting. (Also, is waiting gerund here?) I'm coming please wait.
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Is it necessary to use preposition before gerund?

Which one is correct? I'll come by looking for you. I'll come looking for you. If I don't use preposition 'by' will it be fine?
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Correctness of “My attitudes have greatly shaped after this study”

What is the difference between these examples? My attitudes have greatly shaped after the study. and My attitudes have been greatly shaped after the study. I was searching for some essay ...
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Please find attached the document consisting of code [closed]

Which one of the following is correct - Please find attached the document consisting of code. Please find the attached document consisting of code. Please find attached the file consisting of code.
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Keep your head/chin/pecker up

We have two situations that the following sentences can be used in: Keep your head up. Keep your chin up. Keep your pecker up. a. When you want someone to be hopeful again after a ...