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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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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?
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It seems like yesterday

I am going to make up an example: Time goes very quickly. It has been twenty years since I last met Jack. It seems like yesterday. Does the clause in bold make sense? Thanks a lot.
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Use “In this regard” in this specific context

Note that for the above theorem no specific assumptions are made on subjects 1 and 2. In this regard, the following result can be given. Result: .... 'Result' can be seen as a corollary (of the ...
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How to ask someone to get back to the main subject of the discussion?

Imagine in a conversation over an important issue, between two people, the other side starts talking about a different topic which differs with the main subject under discussion. This way in an ...
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Someone who has passed lots of difficulties in their lives

Please suppose someone who has had lots of difficulties in his life and has passed many problems so far. Someone who had been without money, food and even a home to live in for a long time and as the ...
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“Of these two birds the male is that which is colored brighter”

As far as I understand, in American English there must stand that instead of which in the sentence "Of these two birds the male is that which is colored brighter" the clause being restrictive. On ...
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When you want to start your speech very politely

Imagine there is a discussion between two dignitaries in a meeting in which you have participated. You are the youngest present participant and your knowledge degree is the least among all the ...
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How can I tell someone that they are not allowed to express their opinions, in English?

Imagine you are discussing about a matter and someone else interferes and takes the side of the second person you were discussing with. Although it would be blunt, but I need to know the precise ...
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When one part of your body twists

There is a single structure in our language which is used to refer to some parts of body when they get twisted. We say X twisted. e.g. my right ankle twisted. Your audience would promptly get the ...
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When a wound / an injury gets some infections

What is usually said when someone notices that their wound / injury has infection? Which one of the following self-made sentences sound natural to you in this sense: My wound has infected. My ...
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What would a TV host say to his guest when the time for the show is about to end?

What would a TV host say to his guest when the time for the show is about to end? Our time is low/short. Can you answer the last question in 20 seconds? What are the other possible variations? ...
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What does a business man do (verb)

I need to know how to explain what a business man do as their job: Imagine I am a business man for many years and it has been my occupation. What shall I say in natural English? (I need the common ...
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When someone is indebted to you and you are going to get your money back

Imagine someone is indebted to you some amount of money. You are going to get it back. You friend who knows the issue, meets you and wants to ask about the matter. Which one of the following questions ...
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When you are indebted to someone and want to return their favor

All of us are well aware that most of the people are indebted to their parents because of their efforts in our lives. I would appreciate it if someone could let me know which one of the following ...
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A comparison between “as long as” and “while”

Please imagine a father is polishing his young son who has committed a very bad action. He is going to throw him out of the house while he changes. Which one of the following self made structures do ...
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Since the accident of the last year or something

Imagine someone has experienced a bad accident one year ago and then has become housebound. Which one of the following sentences sounds grammatically and structurally more correct in this respect: ...
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How to ask someone to continue the play when they have stopped playing for some reasons like thinking or looking at their phones?

Imagine you're playing cards with your friends and there is someone among you who plays really slowly. Suddenly he stops to play and starts thinking about something. How would you ask them to play? ...
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How to ask someone to observe a hierarchy in managing levels of an organization

Please imagine an organization in which the hierarchy is not observed. E.g. an area manager (a low manager) contacts to the chairman of the whole system instead of his / her upper / direct manager ...
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The ways to say someone has had ear or umbilicus / umbilical piercings

What a native speaker would usually say to indicate someone has had ear piercings? My translations are as below, but I'm not sure if they are natural: She has pierced her (ear lobe / umbilicus). ...
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When someone injects Botox to her face

Please imagine someone injects Botox to a part of his / her face. What is the most natural way in common English to say it? For me, all of the following examples work, but I have no idea which one ...
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When someone gets a face-lift surgery

Imagine a woman who has had a plastic surgery on her face and has lifted her face. How a native speaker should say it in everyday speech? For me, the following examples which are direct translations ...
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When you've done an ambulatory surgery

I was wondering if someone could let me know which one of the following self-made sentences sounds more natural in the way that it could be more understood not only by well-educated people of English ...
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On this occasion my class prepared celebration in which I was a host. - articles usage

On this occasion my class prepared celebration in which I was a host. On this occasion my class prepared the celebration in which I was a host. On this occasion my class prepared a ...
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When you are going to ask someone about the amount of their bank deposit

Imagine you are going to find out how much deposit someone has in their bank account. I would appreciate it if you could tell me which one of the following self made sentences would sound natural in ...
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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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I know how to talk someone into doing what they don't want to do in AmE

In eastern massage techniques there are some sensitive points on body (and even some particular veins) that the massage therapist takes them or massages them and in this way the therapist would be ...
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When someone is trying to use your own words against you or just sophisticates the topic of discussion (In AmE)

In Puritanical philosophy there is a method for arguing which is called "sophistry". In this technique, the arguer uses a clever so called specific method in which they would use some key points of ...
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When someone's spirit increases

Please imagine a young boy who's mother is dealing with a malignant cancer. He feels very sad and has lost his morale recently and is not able to put enough time on his studies. After a long period of ...
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When a demand contradicts law principles

Imagine someone is going to give an authority a big bribe to help him run a big project. The authority is a straight shooter and rejects his demand and overlooks the enticing bribe, because he thinks ...
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When you want to take some measures in order to prevent something from happening againg

Imagine that, in a school, the principal notices that two students have had a bad fight and one of the students beat up the other one. The school's principal is talking to the other responsible ...
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When you are going to show your respect and tell somebody that meeting with them has been an honor for you

Imagine you as a representative of a popular party are going to talk to your country's vice president and as a sign of your respect towards him, you want to express your feelings. I was wondering if ...
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When you want to ask someone to maintain their class

Please imagine that you take a friend (a guy) to meet a group of your friends at a party. The group and the guy are have never met one another and know nothing about one another. The guy starts ...
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Looking at someone with an intent

Imagine in a party you notice a man is looking at your friend's ex-girlfriend in a manner that sounds she has some sexual attractions for him and you want to show that guy's look when he has focused ...
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When someone gets you wrong and you are going to explain them that they've got you wrong

Please imagine you say someone something and that person gets you wrong. You want to explain them that their taking has been wrong. I was wondering if someone could let me know which one of the ...
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When you're having a cat nap and a bad car accident happens

Imagine yourself in a road where the driver is your friend and your are sitting in assistant seat. You feel a bit tired and are catching some Z's. Suddenly a car accident happens and you notice it, ...
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How to indicate you've sleep-lack in AmE

How a AmE native speaker would indicate that they have slept less than usual / needed hours and they had to sleep more, but for some reasons they didn't do that? I have some offers here; could you ...
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I'm living in a sharing apartment

Currently I'm living in an apartment with some roommates. In this case how can I say when I'm asked about my room? I'm living in a sharing apartment. I'm sharing an apartment. Which one is ...
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How do native speakers say condolences to someone else (especially in AmE)?

In my mother language, when someone dies, friends and family usually try to say their condolences to everyone who is suffering from that loss. What we say is as follows: I say condolences to you. ...
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changing a sentence into passive and reducing the relative clause

I wanted to reduce the relative clause of the following sentence or change that into passive structure but unfortunately I couldn't be able to. Integrated transport systems that take into ...
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How to say “reducing the chance” fluently in this case?

My friend said he was bitten by mosquitos on twitter, since any mosquito has the limited quota of sucking blood, my friend reduced the probability of me being bitten, and I want to reply him that as a ...
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Do I use the Subject right in this sentence [As a research assistant for professor]?

Hi here is a sentence in my personal statement for grad school, and I am not sure which expression I should choose. As a research assistant for professor X, my objective was to do... Or As a ...
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Tend to be/become (tending)

Over time students tend to be better at their skills. Over time students tend to become better at their skills. Which is correct? Can we use present continues? Over time students are tending to be ...
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“explaining to my boss” or “explaining my boss”

Which is correct? I remember futile attempts at explaining to my boss how this technology works. I remember futile attempts at explaining my boss how this technology works. Is there a ...
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You or yourself

Which one is correct to use in this context?(all pronouns refer to the same people) Your best friend is you. Your best friend is yourself. Our best friends are ourselves. Our best friends are we. ...
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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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clarification on usage of come or go [duplicate]

Which sentence is correct? I will go to your office tomorrow. I will come to your office tomorrow. Sometimes I hear people use "come" and sometimes "go."
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Use of 'such as for instance'

Is it correct to use such as for instance ? or it should be such as instead ? Example: Other techniques can be considered, such as for instance techniques B and C. Also, in the above sentence we ...
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“consists of” or “consists in”?

The proof consists of two parts (or steps). Is consists of correct or it should be consists in instead ? and why ?
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Sentence completion using a Clause

I've got a sentence Good people get up ______ Could I use "Early in the morning " ? Is it a Clause? The answer given is "when the sun rises"? Please tell which one is correct or both? Also, ...