Questions tagged [sentence-choice]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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What's are some natural expressions to say when you pick up the order? [closed]

Suppose I ordered some food online. What are some natural (and preferably concise) expressions to say when I arrive at the store? Here are some that I can think of (they may not be natural or ...
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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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“I'd appreciate it if you didn't interrupt me any further” OR “I'd appreciate it if you don't interrupt me any further”, which one is correct?

I feel like they are actually both grammatically correct; however, I have no idea what the difference in their meanings is then. I'd be grateful if you helped me out with this. (I'm always looking to ...
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Why not simply put “ It is a kind of insect.” to “ It is an insect”?

I stumbled upon a sentence in my reference book. It states that: It is a kind of insect. Is there any specific reason for the author to use that kind of sentence construction? Wouldn't be easier ...
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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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Teaching at or a teacher for high school

I am writing my CV. For the experience section, I want to express that I was a teacher at a high school in my country for about one term. I do not know which of my sentences is correct? ** Teaching ...
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Will Be Explaining vs Will be of Explaining. Gerund and participle use in sentences

Which sentence is correct? It will be better that I keep quiet than I will be explaining everything to her. It will be better that I keep quiet than I will be 'of' explaining everything to her. ...
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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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Which sentence is correct? Passive or past?

Car were drowned by water (actually in the water). Car drowned in water. Sentence 1 is passive, if I use 'by' then water acting as an agent but where the car drowned? 'In the water' is not mentioned. ...
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Can I have this sentence corrected? [closed]

I'm not at all sure if the sentence is correct (I really hope that you can understand the message I'm trying to convey): "I had no idea that I'd react to her texting him the same way I have ...
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What's a natural way to say “I am getting familiar with something”

I am looking for a simple and natural way to express the process of getting familiar with something. Some options I've been considering include I am acquainting myself with something. I am ...
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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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When you're going to be late for a meeting

Let's assume that you are going to be late for a meeting. I wonder when do you normally use each sentence below? 1) I’m sorry for keeping you / to keep you waiting. I would use this sentence ...
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What are some alternatives to the sentence “I've recently suffered an injury”?

I myself was thinking of a few sentences, but wasn't sure if they were grammatically correct. "I've recently incurred an injury" "I've recently sustained an injury"
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Which sentence is more appropriate and correct?

For an absent student Your son, John Doe of Class-X has not come to school on 21.06.2019 without any reason. Your son, John Doe of Class-X did not come to school on 21.06.2019 without ...
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Sentence correction,usage of the present perfect

Is it right to say like this in present perfect? It has not been a decision, I have forgotten.
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What's the proper sentence to use when asking someone whether they know something, using the sentence structure “I was wondering ____?”?

Let's say that, as an office worker, you're looking for someone in a different department that could help you with a project X. You go up to one of your colleagues and want to ask him whether he knows ...
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What are some usual responses to “Hey, you Okay?”? [closed]

When I first started learning English as my second language, I was taught that when you greet someone you can say stuff like: "Hey, how are you [doing]?" and the normal response would be: "I'm ...
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What are some professional sentences one can use to quit their job?

Let's say someone works at a restaurant as a waiter. What are some appropriate sentences they could use to tell their manager that they'd like to leave their job?
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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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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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Is the sentence “I'd like to hear your input on this matter” correct?

I'd like to hear your input on this matter. I'm really unsure whether the above sentence makes sense. If not, what is the correct version of the sentence; and if it does make sense, are there any ...