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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“Meet” or “meet to” or “meet with” [duplicate]

I meet my friend every day. I meet to my friend every day. I meet with my friend every day. Is "meet" a transitive, or intransitive, or both? I'd appreciate your help.
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What will be the appropriate sentence in the given situation?

From today I am going to start doing "PAN card" at my computer center. So, what will be the appropriate sentence to be written outside as a short notification ? Can I write "PAN card is done here?" ...
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“we are pretty close in our hearts” VS “our hearts are pretty close”

Is the following line a ill-expressed sentence? Even though there is a great distance between us, we are pretty close in our hearts Certainly, the writer was intended to send out the ...
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Sentence constructon question \ Incorporate

I looked up the definition for "incorporate" and stumbled across this sentence from the ODO, which is not how I would have used it. incorporate verb [with object] 1 Take in or contain (...
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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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How to express 'the happiness of doing is at…' authentically?

Similarly,how do express "The interest of doing sth is at..." like a native speaker. For example, The interest of learning a foreign language is ... or The happiness of studying mathematics ...
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I am to go / I have to go

There is a sentence from GoT: I'm to go north to the Wall. Are there any differences between the sentences: I am to go north I have to go north ?
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I want to express that I write about something. Which sentence should I use?

I want to express that I write about something. It could be history, politics etc. Which sentence should I use? I write articles & blog posts focused on ___ I write articles & blog ...
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I would be thankful if you + did/do/could do?

There are three structures that I remember but can't say if they are correct or say the differences. I would be thankful if you could tell me! I would be very thankful if you spend your time on ...
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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'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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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Asking the reason of two related statements in one “why” sentence

Suppose I want to say Why does your method work? Why doesn't mine work? in one sentence. Shoud I say Why does your method work but mine doesn't? or Why does your method work but doesn't ...
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I want to know what differences are among these expression

What are the differences between these three sentences? I went to school and I ate my lunch in 3rd class. I went to school and my lunch was eaten by me in 3rd class. I had gone to school and ...
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Another than, Different than

Is it correct to say: You can save images to a different folder than videos, meaning images should be stored in one folder and videos in a different folder. Or should I say: You can save ...
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Present Continuous or Future Continuous

I want to say that I won't be there for the first two weeks of August (everything has been arranged). Should I say: I am leaving for the first two weeks of August. or I will be leaving for ...
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What is the difference between “the way/how I was” vs. “similar to the way/how I was”

"He's the way I was when I was young." "He's how I was when I was young." "He's similar to the way I was when I was young." "He's similar to how I was when I was young." Are all the above ...
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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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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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Do sentences two and three convey the exact meaning as the first given sentence?

1) I wonder how you came up with that. Do both the following sentences convey the exact same meaning as the one used above? Are they both grammatically correct? 2) How you came up with that, I ...
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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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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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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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Conditional sentence - usage of tense

Using conditional sentence I want to express a situation but not able to decide which is correct sentence out of below 2. Could an expert please help me understand along with reason and if possible ...
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“Unlike many other languages, you cannot [skipped]” - Is it OK to use such a construction? [closed]

I have a text about German language. There is a following sentence: In German, unlike many other languages, you cannot [skipped]. Is it grammatically correct to omit "In German"? Unlike ...
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Which is the correct sentence [closed]

I'm just looking forward to the holidays which is coming soon. I'm looking forward to the coming soon holidays.
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(Look forward / eagerly wait / cannot wait) + noun [closed]

Could someone please tell me if all the sentences below mean the same in each set and if there is any unnatural one between them? 1.1. I look forward to Christmas every year. 1.2. I eagerly wait ...
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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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Take my word for it or

Suppose someone close is talking to you about his / her family problem which they have been dealing with during the e.g. past couple of weeks. You know where the problem is and try to explain it to ...
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Can I change order in this sentence? - “By the time”

Here are two sentences that I want to know I can both use no matter what situation I'm in. By the time a memorable incident happened, I had been working just for a few weeks. By the time I had been ...
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Could you please rank these in order of how natural you think they are?

In writing, which of these suggestions are fine? Could you please rank them in order of how natural you think they are? He sees something moving at the end of the corridor and starts firing his ...
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How do I phrase this question naturally?

A, "Is that not what happened?" B, "No." A, "What happened, then?" / "Then, what happened?" / "What did happen, then?" / "Then, what did happen?" What can I use of these? Are they all natural here ...
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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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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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How to amend the mentioned sentence so that it contains less repetition?

The difference between A and B adds up to the former being beneficial while the latter failing to be beneficial. I don't like the way "being beneficial" is repeated in the sentence. The following ...
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Difference in meaning between the given three sentences?

She asked me to give her a call when I was near her college. She asked me to give her a call when I was a few minutes from her college. She asked me to give her a call when I neared her college. Are ...
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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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Is 'Where do you buy yogurt from?' grammatically correct?

Are all of these sentences sound natural? Where do you buy yoghurt? Where do you buy yoghurt from? I buy it from Kurosh Supermarket. I buy it at Kurosh Supermarket. I buy it in Kurosh ...
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Which one is correct and why? [closed]

I think the correct one is the number 2 but I'm not sure. I love all what she do. I love all what she does. Thank you very much,
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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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Subjuctive Mood 1 and 2 with different markers of time [closed]

Am I correct if I say?: If I had not drunk coffee today I would have been sleepy. If I didn't drink coffee today I would be sleepy. If I had not already drunk coffee I would be sleepy now. ...

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