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Questions tagged [sentence-construction]

This tag is used for questions about the proper construction of sentences.

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“How much reduction” or “How would reduction”

I have a method A, which is used to reduce the computation of difficult models. I would like to say that using this method will provide a great reduction in the computation of the model. Method A ...
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How to correctly express “Under all the assumptions but this one”?

I would like to express "under all the assumptions, except a certain one (call this certain one A), of the theorem, we construct...". If it can be shortened, then the first thought that came to me was ...
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Please help to frame the below

I will be late to home ask John to go to tution classes. Please help me to frame the above sentence in a proper way.
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ON my father's/mothers's side

Let's say your father's side has a family history of diabetes. Do you still use the preposition "ON", and is this a correct construction: Question: What motivates you to exercise daily? Answer: ...
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can still .. about or can still .. on

I am learning the proposition, about, and on. I still need to improve my understanding. I wonder do I need to use about or on with the word information. For example, The method A can still give ...
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Placement of “here” with “Am I the only one…?”

Are these sentences correct? 1) "Am I the only one who doesn't play video games here?" 2) "Here, am I the only one who doesn't play video games?" Can I say these two sentences to mean "Am ...
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“types” vs “type” with each and all

I have different functions. Each function is able to deal with only one thing. If I have 3 variables, X1, X2, and X3, then, I can fit three different functions to these variables. One function to each ...
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“a pair of variables” and “mixture of Gaussian models”, why in the first sentence `a` is correct while is not required in the second sentence?

As I mentioned in my previous question, a is a determiner used with a noun. However, I am confused about the usage of a in the following sentences. Let (x_1, x_2) be a pair of variables. The ...
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How to connect the sentences?

Is this sentence correct? I am hesitant about the part of as a protein source - is it in the right place in the sentence? And also about the production of which - How should i connect the ...
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Semicolon usage in this sentence

A person who is a big fan of big pop star finds a cardboard poster of that celebrity takes a picture of himself with the cardboard. And says, 'Since chances of meeting my idol in this life are ...
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What kind of sentence structure is , “Would that be, If i were a rich man ! ”

What kind of sentence structure is , "Would that be, If I were a rich man ! " Isn't it incorrect English? What kind of sentence is it, that is deemed valid to begin with, Would that be AND why not ...
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I don't get the structure and also the meaning of this sentence

I do not understand the sentence at 3:15 in this video: Growing animal feed means more land per calorie of food is needed to produce beef than broccoli. Sorry I wanted to write more specific ...
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I saw x while y

I stumbled across a sentence recently I saw a baby bus while its proud mother showed it the way I feel like while should be replaced with as, or saw with watched. Can anyone tell me if this ...
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Are these 2 sentences the same? “We can use our equity to finance our project” & “we can finance our project by using our equity”

Are these 2 sentences the same? We can use our equity to finance our project. We can finance our project by using our equity. So is this formula always right in all situations?: to do thing ...
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I am wondering if this phrase is correct [closed]

I returned to work after 2 weeks vacation, I feel refreshed.
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How to use “suppose” and “supposing” to begin a sentence?

Which of the following sentence is/are correct? Suppose (that) I like cheese; then I will probably like cheesecake. Suppose (that) I like cheese; I will probably like cheesecake. Can "then"...
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Which of these: “I only have few left” or “I only have a few left”

So, my son is being challenged by his teacher with the following exercise: I need cosmetics from Avon because I only have much / a little / few left. Jac's version: "I only have a little left" ...
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How to use of two times in one sentence

I have method A. This method has a limitation in high-dimension cases. This limitation leads method A to lose its flexibility in high-dimension. Therefore, there is method B, which overcomes the ...
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He do it or He does it?

Which one is correct to say? I wanted to say the my friend (do/does) one task on regular basis. a) He do this on regular Basic. b) He does this on regular basic.
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Should I use for or to in this sentence

I would like to say that method A provides great flexibility for something. I wonder how to express my sentence correctly? Method A provides great flexibility for learning English Method A leads to ...
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Why I need to use `at` with games

I would like to understand why do I need to use at with games? For example, He would be better at tennis if he practiced well. Why I used at here and not in or on?
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Excited + to (now or future meaning)

I want to reduce these two sentences into one sentence. I was excited + because ı was going to see her. 1-I was excited to see her. 2-I was excited about seeing her. And ı have onether question . ...
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Is “An explanation what is the foundation of this stuff.” correct?

I was writing my thoughts and put it like that at first: An explanation what is the foundation of this stuff. (&) Then I thought: "Wait, shouldn't is be at the end?", so I rephrased the ...
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Can “said someone” appear at the beginning of the sentence?

The film debuted at No. 2 in both France and Italy, generating the year's third-best box office return on an opening weekend in Italy. Said Roberto Proia, distribution chief of the film's Italian ...
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What sentence pattern is this?

I like living in the country. Is it Subject - Verb - Object - Adverbial of place OR Subject - Verb - Object - Postmodification of living realized by a prepositional phrase? Thanks.
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I had not seen your message yesterday. I did not purposely delay my reply [closed]

A friend sent me a good morning text.I saw the message in the afternoon and replied then as good afternoon.She did not text me back.How to tell her in the next day that I did not purposely delay ...
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Could you tell me if this sentence is correct? [closed]

Hello everyone: With the amount of Internet information changing or removed , and some resources closing, this document has been pared down from the original. Thanks
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How do I say “(preposition) (interrogative pronoun)?” in a full sentence? [closed]

We can ask a short question to clarify a statement, which is in the form of an interrogative pronoun possibly following a preposition. I'm trying to figure out the generally applicable rule for ...
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Is this sentence correct - I hope I wasted as much of your time as you did mine

I have got this sentence I hope I wasted as much of your time as you did mine. In this sentence using word I hope here I am confused, why because I hope is kind of positive word but the sentence ...
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How do I avoid repeating the same word several times? [closed]

I have written the following sentence, but I feel that it's too long, especially the number of the word "animal" is too many. What's your idea about this? If so, please suggest me how to make it more ...
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We haven't done it AGAIN SINCE

Let's say you and your siblings haven't watched a film for ages, due to your different busy working lives. And you say: As I remember, the last time we did it was when we were still in college, ...
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What clause element is this please?

When she got into the car at five, ready for the fifteen-mile drive across London, it wouldn't start. What does this stretch of language represent? Is it an adverbial?
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Sentence Construction for unexpected scenario

My colleague had planed holiday but still he has come to office. I want to ask him about his leave how I can say? a) Today you are not suppose to come office? aren't you? b) Today you were not ...
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How to thanks someone for taking time in the past [closed]

I want to send a thank you letter to my boss, is below correct? When I look back at the past year sure I will remember, how you have took from your time and effort to my request.
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'She insisted me to post this one.' or 'She insisted on posting this one.'

I am not sure whether to use 'insisted on' or 'insisted to' in the above sentence. Which one is grammatically correct? She insisted me to post this one. or She insisted on posting this one.
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Difference Had been Twins and Were Twins

What is the meaning of below sentence ? a) I asked if he and my father had been twins. Does it mean b) I asked if he and my father were twins. If Yes , then when to use a) and when b) ?
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“placed each of the four people in the four chairs” make sense?

Harry looked up at Crouch and saw that he looked gaunter and grayer than ever before. A nerve was twitching in his temple. “Bring them in,” he said, and his voice echoed through the silent ...
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On using “by no means”

I want to use "by no means" in a sentence. I am not sure whether I should use it before or after the word "can". Here are examples: Is it: Our method can by no means be considered as an attack Or ...
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Future prediction: if this happens… it will have… (future perfect tense)

Let's say global warming will hit its peak by 2020 (warmest earth). You want to say this in English, your prediction goes like this: If global warming continues to the future, by 2020, it will have ...
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*Flung* is Intransitive or Transitive?

The impact was such that the canine flung into the air and fell into a drain five meters away. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/noida/bike-rider-booked-for-dogs-death-in-greater-noida/...
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Could you please explain this sentence! [closed]

Which is incorrect in the following sentence: For me, I think students should wear uniforms.
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“Define what is a” or “define a”?

For example, should I say "We must define a dice game" or "we must define what is a dice game"? I am concerned that the first one might be correct, but has a different meaning: define a dice game in ...
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Is this ok as written? [closed]

***They met on the Ponte Trinita, *she seeing and calling out to him first.**** I wanted to find out the usage (as I don't know?)
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What does “she swore” mean in this sentence and why?

I could not find an appropriate meaning of "swear" to explain in the sentence, as it does not make sense in the context . In the dictionary "swear" means: If someone swears, they use language that ...
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Is it grammatically correct to say “Will be off the work at…!”

Is this sentence grammatically correct? “Will be off the work at...!” Something like: “(Dave) will be off the work at (5 o’clock)” Does this sentence need a subject?
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change jobs/careers vs change my accounting job/my accounting career

If you want to quit your job or career and choose to do something else, you can say: (1) I want to change(or switch) jobs. (2) I want to change(or switch) careers. (3) I want to change my job. (4) ...
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When to use “he/she had” and when to use “had he/she” when formulating a question?

I'm not very sure, but I think the "he/she had" structure is more colloquial/informal? Or maybe I should never use that construction when asking questions? Here's an example sentence: Her ...
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Why “there is to know” when “you know everything else”?

I have trouble figuring out the exact meaning of the sentence. I could get that the person says this because he is cross with the girl for making decision without even the courtesy to consult him ...
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Can We Use Modal Verbs Could / would for future events?

Can We Use Modal Verbs for future events? My examples are as follows, Could: Can you tell me how could we recover this amount from him in the next month? Would: Can you tell me would it be ...
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Which noun does “usual and natural” modify?

Why be afraid of savage dogs if you can’t be sure they want to hurt you? Just because they’re barking and baring their teeth and running towards you doesn’t mean they’ll definitely bite. And even ...