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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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Use of concerning

Which sentence sound more correct for business use? “The company will deliver vital knowledge of system-related aspects concerning workflows to new employees.” “The company will deliver vital ...
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Adjective after the object - “when I will go home I will find my parents sad”

I need a piece of advice. Look at this two sentences: I got a bad grade. As a consequence, when I will go home I will find my parents sad. Vs I got a bad grade. As a consequence, when I will go ...
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“What is expecting you” as not a question

I'm going to print a poster for my colleagues co-workerswith two pictures on it. The first picture will go with caption "What you are expecting" and the second with "What is expecting you". However I'...
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Does “Don't talk. Your mouth is full.” sound natural?

He likes to talk while he eating. "Don't talk with your mouth full." "Don't talk. Your mouth is full." Does the second sentence sound natural to a native speaker?
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Can I use a definite article although a listener don't know what it is?

If there's the apple I bought yesterday, and I'm gonna eat the apple, can I say "I'm gonna eat the apple" although a listener don't know what apple it is? For example, as in "I'm gonna go to the bank"...
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What's the difference between I want it and I want to have it?

What's the difference between; I want it I want to have it And what is the reason? Thank you in advance
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'Sometimes' & 'However' at the beginning or in the middle of sentences

Which one would you prefer and when? You can go there sometimes and try out few things. Sometimes, you can go there and try out few things. Similarly, I'm having trouble understanding the ...
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What is better way to say about a future plans?

I have a dialogue and need to complete the answer. A: Do you fancy playing tennis at 12 o’clock tomorrow? B: I’m sorry, I can’t join you at that time Which is the most preferable answer and ...
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Sentence agreement with perfect

I am trying to construct such a sentence, and I am stuck whether it's possible to use Present Perfect here or not. I have two options: There were times when people thought that physics had been ...
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Past perfect with before

Once again I don't get the difference in 2 sentences from my grammar book: The noise of their footsteps had become distant before my father spoke again. He walked quite close to them ...
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Help me with construction of this interrogative sentence

Why did you not tell the truth? Can you tell me? Now join them in one sentence. What is the result? Can you tell me why did you not tell the truth? or Can you tell me why you did not tell the ...
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'Confirm it' vs 'confirm' to you

I will probably visit Berlin tomorrow; I can confirm (it) tomorrow morning. Will you be home? Could you please tell me if the above sentence is correct and if the use of it is necessary? Also, ...
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Do you have any other

Can I use singular countable nouns after any other? And are the following sentences grammatical? 1- Do you have any other book? 2- Do you know any other doctor? 3- Is there any other way to do this?...
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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 ask about folder size

In an email message, which would be better to say: How much is the folder size? or: What is the folder size?
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Do both the given sentences mean the same thing?

What better way to show him you're interested in him than by getting him a present? What better way to show him you're interested in him than with a present? Do both the sentences mean the same ...
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Who is/was the author of

if someone asks me or if there is a question in exams like "who is the author of Xxx book?" Should I answer in the past or present tense,like "Yyy is/was the author of Xxx book". I know the author is ...
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Who is/was the founder of

if someone asks me "Who is the founder of apple?" Should I reply in present tense or past tense?Like, "The founder of the apple is/was Steve jobs": 'Was' or 'is', which one should I use? As I know the ...
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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 article to use: 'the' or 'a'

We adopt the approach under which the ... We adopt an approach under which the ... We consider the scenario where ... We consider a scenario where ... Suppose that I say nothing about the ...
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“which” vs “that” and comma before “which”

I am extremely interested in obtaining such a position at your lab, where I can contribute to its research and development for new standards, and where I can gain extensive experience that is ...
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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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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's the difference between the exclamations “what” and “how”

What's the difference between: What a rude person you are! How rude you are! How rude of a person you are! How rude of you! Which one is correct? Please give me some elaboration so I can understand, ...
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synonyms for “you're welcome”

Which one of the following (or maybe another one that you know) is the strongest answer for someone that sent me a lot of thanks and hearts for a favor that I did to him? Obviously, I know the answer ...
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Correct comma placement in a sentence containing 'for instance'

In short, which sentence seems to be more correct? This: It can be done, for instance by mixing in following ingredients. or maybe this one: It can be done for instance, by mixing in following ...
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Describing the position of elements of a web page

Here is a screenshot of the Visual Dictionary Online website's homepage as displayed in my browser: My question is: How would you refer to the position of the image of the reindeer on the web page? ...
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is “I have x years of experience in ABC shop” equal to “I have x years of experience in a particular job in ABC shop”?

I am a shop assistant in ABC shop. I have been working there for several years. Given that situation, when I want to tell people about my work experience, Is it alright to use the shorter sentence 1 ...
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“in this way” vs “in the next way”

The students are grouped in this way: 30 in each classroom. The students are grouped in the next way: 30 in each classroom. Which is the correct version and if both are correct which is the best to ...
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Confusion about two sentences

Sorry for my bad English. I have two sentences, can you tell me which sentence is correct. "Examine the effectiveness of ModSecurity by penetration testing vulnerable Web Server" "Examine the ...
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Is the word “have” in this sentence grammatically wrong? & When is it fine to be “redundant”?

Sometimes, when we ran out of time and did not have space for any further activity, he used to tell us that should anyone need any assistance or have any query, accompany me to my office. Microsoft ...
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Who will do it: “your team or us” vs “your team or we”

Just would like to know which is correct? Who will do it, your team or us? Who will do it, your team or we? Any other way to ask the question above more efficiently (and professionally)?...
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is it right sentence or not..? “What we mean by smart devices are smartphones” [closed]

What we mean by smart devices are smartphones, tablets and Ipads and we mean by young adults are girls and boys around 20 to 30. Is it a right sentence or not...? Do I have to use "are" or "is"?
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Which one is the right sentence here?

Assume that John is taking interview of harry. In past, harry was an administrator but now he is not . what should harry say here? JOHN : Harry, Tell me about your past experience Harry : I was an ...
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The choice between answers in spoken English

If I'm speaking to somebody and I need to emphasize that what someone told me is true. What's my best option? I assure you, she told me the truth! Trust me, she told me the truth! Believe me, she ...
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Order of negated comparison

I want to form a sentence to describe this image. In Russian the entire sentence is: "Мозги даны человеку не для истерики, а для того, чтобы смеяться". I want to say the same in English. I've ...
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Article usage in “I want to see ____ (beauty, nature)”

I want to see _______ A) beauty of nature B) the beauty of the nature C) the beauty of nature Which one is correct and why? I have posed this question just to seek proper explanation for the ...
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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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“Note that for the x systems, we ..” vs “Note that for the x systems we ..”

For the x systems, we usually have harder constraints, such as ... Note that for the x systems, we usually have harder constraints, such as ... Note that for the x systems we usually have ...
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Can we use “Our discussion with somebody indicates that…”?

As the caption refers to, the specific context is that: I discussed this matter with my customer and was advised that....So, could I use this structure instead (to make it more formal) "Our discussion ...
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Don’t use that supplement or your stomach will (hurt / be hurt / be harmed / be damaged)

I would appreciate it if someone could tell me which one of the following self-made sentences does not sound natural. (To me, the only natural one is the #3 and other sentences do not sound idiomatic ...
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When someone's spirit / soul / morale damages, harms , hurts as a result of a catastrophe

Let's suppose all four members (parents and a son and a daughter) of a family are travelling by their to another city and in that journey a car accident takes place and subsequently three members pass ...
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I saw a nightmare, dreamed a nightmare or something else?

Which one is the correct one? And if there is more than one answer, when to use each?
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Is it rude to say “I will let you know”?

In a meeting I've asked someone a question and in response she said: I'll let you know when I find out From her tone, I know that she didn't mean to be rude or anything, so I just want to know ...
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“Not today anymore”? [closed]

If someone asks whether I want to play and I plan not play for the rest of the day could I answer : "No, not today anymore." or would it have to be different? "No more today" or perhaps "I dont want ...
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When you buy a big good part at wholesale price

Imagine you buy 10,000 T-shirts wholesale. Then someone asks you how much did you pay for this good part? You would say: I purchased all this stuff at wholesale prices. I purchased all this ...
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is “I entered the lift” correct?

I entered the lift. I entered into the lift I entered in the lift I got in the lift Which one of those sentences is the most appropriate? I'd also like to know what is the difference between a lift ...
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Is “how long is the average time your sketches take to finish?” a correct sentence?

I want to ask someone about the normal/average time she needs to finish a sketch/drawing. I have several options of question and I feel there should be some corrections to these question sentences. ...
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I am interested/ keen on/ enjoy writing blog posts

I am trying to express my interest of writing blog posts. So basically I want to say something like that. Furthermore, I enjoy sharing my experience in a form of blog posts, so visit my blog It ...
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recommend you something or recommend it to you

I am going to make up two similar sentences. (1) I strongly recommend you this new computer course. (2) I strongly recommend this new computer course to you. Which sentence sounds more natural?