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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Must and must have been

Rewrite the sentence below using the words in brackets: The jacket you bought is very good quality (it/ be/ very expensive). Should we write it into ''It must be expensive'' or ''It must have been ...
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What does “persist with X (=compound noun)” mean? Does it mean to continue applying X despite criticism?

Background: Despite strong criticism, a federal program continues to operate with its faulty program design. The Employment Insurance (EI) program differentiates unemployed workers' access to ...
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what is the sentence structure of the bold sentence in the passage?

As the US has raised concerns about drones, DJI has increased the kinds of security and data controls it offers its customers. We are not in the business to control data, but we want to give the ...
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Is “invoke” synonymous with “have” in this sentence?

I'm confused about the sentence below, is it correct? Please help me clear the confusion. I don't understand the meaning of Invoke; is it synonymous with have? I invoke the right of parley = I ...
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Singular or Plural in this sentence?

I'm writing a story about meeting a very old professor whose work I really like, and was wondering which of the following is correct: "Dying professors are rarely the destination of 10,000-mile ...
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Which one is correct, “Taking day off Monday” or “taking day off on Monday”?

I am bit confused which of these sentences is correct when I write an email for leave. Which one is correct? Taking day off Monday or Taking day off on Monday
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He left doing it vs Doing it he left

Let's look at two sentences. He left doing it. It means when he left he was doing it and here the work of doing wasn't finished. Here the word 'doing' acts as an adverb. Doing it he left. It means ...
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Made us fool VS Made fool of us

Which one of the following is correct sentence. He made a fool of us. He made us fool. Thanks.
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Going to VS Goes to

Anderson):- Is your brother serious about taking job at fast food restaurant? Bob):- I guess not. He is going to college. Now my question is what does the highlighted sentence mean? Does it mean; ...
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“documents you sent me” or “documents that you have sent me”

Which is the correct sentence? I filled out the documents you sent me. OR I filled out the documents that you have sent me. Could somebody explain me why first or second sentence is correct?
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Wait VS Wait up

Please explain the difference between the following two sentences. Please try to explain it in simple words. Thanks. 1:- Don't wait up for me. 2:- Don't wait for me.
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Come VS Come over

Please explain the difference between the following two sentences. Please try to explain it simple words. Thanks. A):- Please come over this afternoon. B):- Please come this afternoon.
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“Have you had a breakfast” or “did you have a breakfast”?

Which one is correct "have you had a breakfast" or "did you have a breakfast"? And should I use the ‘a’ s, is it necessary to use it?
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“By the next year, I will have been losing my dad for 5 years.” “By the next year, I will have been working in this company for 5 years.”

I’m wondering if this sentence is grammatically correct or not! By the next year, I will have been losing my dad for 5 years. By the next year, I will have been working in this company for 5 ...
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“I would be very happy, if I can get a chance on work on these projects”

Just got a informal message in a group regarding CSR activities. Can you please suggest me which one will be the best sentence. I would be very happy, if I can get a chance to work on these projects. ...
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Which is correct a or the?

I want to thank you for a wonderful first semester. OR I want to thank you for the wonderful first semester.
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How should I say it if I want someone to read an article?

I was reading an article and that was about good teaching. So I wanted to say something like, 1. I wish if I could get my teachers to read that article, that would be worthwhile 2. I wish if I could ...
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How or why this is good for me

I don't understand how this is good for me. I don't understand why this is good for me. Do they mean the same? If not what's the difference? Or maybe nuance? What context would one use them ...
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How to write with respect about saying that original work is done by someone else?

I used a Mirza Ghalib Urdu poetry to create almost similar poetry (the pink image contains the poetry I created in Hinglish language. It's just a rough illustration to represent the poetry I created.) ...
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“Did he say goodbye before he left?” OR “Does he say goodbye before he left?”

Which one is correct in this case: Did he say goodbye before he left? OR Does he say goodbye before he left? I think "Did he say goodbye before he left?" is correct but I'm not sure.
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How to formally and politely ask for details of an yet-to-be-advised interview

I would like to email a Consulate-General in regards to a job application I made sometime ago. I have received an acceptance letter stating they will get back to me with the details regarding the ...
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“To be (cold/hot)” VS "To feel (cold/hot)

I have read the similar thread on the forum, but still I somewhat hesitate about this topic. Let me sum up my take on it in the following way; please do me a favor and correct me if I'm wrong: I'...
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I don't think I did something or I don't think I do something or I think I didn't do something?

I want to say that I did something a few months ago and I don't remember whether I've done that. Which one should I say? I don't think I did something. I don't think I do something. I think I didn'...
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What are some polite sentence structures for asking a question from a stranger?

The other day I was in the library and saw a few people studying; I was sat next to them and soon realized they were university students. I wanted to ask one of them which university they were from ...
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Does this sentence make sense? “There's no such thing as an oversized commitment that is too big for one to dedicate oneself to.”

I was writing an IELTS essay on this topic: Some people think that environmental problems are too big for individuals to solve. Others, however, believe that these problems cannot be solved if ...
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Correctness and difference between “On” or “For”

For example, someone asks someone about something that was done wrong and someone answers that all the questions are not for him, since he does not know this and it was a fault of the answerer. Or if ...
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English Grammar - Feeling good with

I have a problem with EN grammar so i need a little bit of help. So... From an early age, we are searching for a social circle and people we feel with. OR From an early age, we are searching ...
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and there was blood

Can I say the sentence below about a girl who runs at her house and then hits her head and it bleeds, She hit her head on the door and there was blood. I'm not sure about this sentence firstly ...
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To sync with vs. With which to sync

Are both of these sentences correct? Which is better? Select a directory to sync with. Select a directory with which to sync. From my point of view, the 1st version is better. It's mine. The 2nd ...
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Can we use the phrase “get pleasure” without using “out of” or “from” along with it?

Let's say somebody asked, "How was the movie?", after I went to the movies. Can I say to him, "It was nice. I got pleasure", or do I have to say, "I got pleasure out of it/from it" instead of just ...
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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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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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