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Questions tagged [sentence-construction]

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

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Intransitive verb + one's way construction

The following seems to be transitive verb + one's way constructions. She pushed her way through the crowd. She cut her way through the jungle. I parse that as this: S+V+O+O.C Yet, the ...
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“Is it persuasive for sth to do” is not grammatical construction?

Is it persuasive for an adjective to take a nominal complement directly? Would you tell me If that's ungrammatical? If so, what did you think of the following? Is it persuasive that an ...
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Can I say “I am five nine tall”?

Without using the word "tall", we can say "I am five nine". Can I say "I am five nine tall" as well, or do I have to say "I am five feet nine inches tall" if I'm using the word "tall"?
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briefly + ver or verb+briefly

I read many examples in English about using the word briefly. However, I found that all the examples, that I read, used verb + briefly. My question is can I use it as briefly + verb. For example, ...
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the incorporation or incorporating

How I could say that my paragraph discusses something in a correct English sentence. This paragraph discusses the incorporating method A in the B context. or This paragraph discusses the ...
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Can I use the word each twice in my sentence

I have a mixture of two subjects. I can call each of them as a mixture component. I would like to store each mixture component in its own matrix. From my old question here, I may write my sentence ...
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Can I use “Verb+ing” in the middle of my sentence

I would like to understand how can I add further information to my sentence using verb+ing. Here is my example, Model A extend stage C from, fitting only one dependency relationship, to stage D, ...
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Is it OK to use multiple verbs separated by coma that lie between a common subject and object?

I am writting a recommendation letter for one of my employees in support of his application for graduate school in Canada and English is not my native language obviously. Is it grammatically OK just ...
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development in accuracy or to accuracy

I wonder which one is correct: A introduces further developments in the accuracy of the model. or A introduces further developments to the accuracy of the model.
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How to explain repeating words for different subjects

Suppose I have numbers, letters and names. Suppose further that I would like to store them in matrices, a matrix for each. Then, how could I explain this in a correct English sentence? The numbers, ...
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The bigger the sales and the higher the sales /are

Let's say you are asked about how teamwork can affect the sales of a company. You say: I believe the stronger our team is, the bigger our rewards and the higher our sales will be. (My construction) ...
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Is it okay to say “make the house clean”?

I leanred the passive in my grammar class. Teacher said the sentence 'George said that he made his house clean before the party.' ...is wrong because 'clean' should be changed into 'cleaned'. I ...
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Position of appositive

Sometimes, I confuse a little bit about the position of "appositive". The competitive environment is increasingly complexe and unpredictable , demanding flexibility and quick response to its ...
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Single verb for multiple subjects vs multiple verbs for multiple subjects

I have different things to do. I would like to express this in a passive voice. I would like to understand the correct way to do this in English. Suppose that a model A is given, fitted to the ...
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Are these sentences correct?

Affirmative: You are in love with her. Question: With whom are you in love? Who are you in love with? Are the both question forms correct?
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Should a father's first name be used?

Richard was born in 1885 to Mr Blake and his wife Edith. Is it a better form to express parents' name?
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“the matrix, M” Vs “M matrix”

I would like to understand how to refer to a given matrix in my English sentence. The matrix, M, refers to model A. or M matrix refers to model A. Which one is correct?
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Does “- ing “make verb noun?

When “-ing” comes after verb , does it make it noun like : A legislation contains giving some right to homeless people.
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How to describe a person by his/her job?

If I want to avoid embarrassing myself by wearing any clothes in front of a stylist who I happened to know personally, so can I say: I don't want to embarrass myself in front of the stylist Sally. ...
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“My phone is ALSO ringing” and “I am ALSO eating”

When I say: (1)"My phone is also ringing" I mean that there are some other people whose phone are ringing. Here "also" is working for subject. But when I say: (2)"I am also eating meat" I mean that ...
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Difference between 'could have' and 'could have been'

E.g. First one is: The incident could have happened. And the second one is: The incident could have been happened. What is the difference in terms of their meaning? Or is there any grammatical ...
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Is the correct word “when” or “since” or both?

"I love you now more than at the time we got married" is the sentence correct? "I love you now more than at the time since we got married" what about this one? Is there any difference in the ...
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Animal and vegetable fats and oils, biofuels derived from them and the feedstock for biofuels…correct?

How sould I say it in the simplest and shortest way? The animal and vegetable fats and oils, the biofules that are made of the animal and vegetable fats and oils, and the feedstock for the biofuels. ...
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“was” vs “may have been”

I would like to know if I should use was or may have been in the following example: In this study, we found that crime rates increased by 30%. Although several factors may have influenced this ...
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Difference *was not* and *did not*

Is Below sentence construction is correct? Input was not flowed into the system (By admin) when he called me. So I asked him to wait* this is because "to flow" is an intransitive verb so it cannot ...
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Sentence construction: Two families or family

Chavhan and Khanna families invite you to the wedding. or Chavhan and Khanna family invite you to the wedding.
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Read ACROSS MULTIPLE DISCIPLINES (phrasing)

Let's say you wanted to learn from different sources from different authors. That's why you read books. You say: sentence # 1) I read books to learn and improve my English. I read across multiple ...
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What is the grammatical structure of the sentence

I would like to know the grammatical structure of the sentence below: The next morning she wrote her son, David, asking for important information. I am confused as it is not in a suitable ...
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“Don't let you being tired affect your enthusiasm” Is it correct

Well, I know that I can colloquially say: It has nothing to do with you being poor The whole bolded phrase acts as a noun or gerund. Can I apply the rule so that the phrase acts as an object of a ...
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What is the difference between these sentences? Which sentence is correct?

What is the difference between this sentences?: 1) "Where do your parents live?" 2) "Where is your parents live?" Which one is correct?
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Someone “of” or “from” the university?

I would like know if I should use of or from to refer to a university a person belongs to, such as in the following sentence: We thank Dr. John and Dr. Tom of / from the University of California ...
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“following” or “according to”?

I would like to know if I should use following or according to when referring to some guidelines, such as in the following example: Stunting was diagnosed when a patient’s height was smaller than 1....
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They don't want HER to think THEM not to appreciate

I've got such task. My friend said that the first variant is better. But I supposed the second one to be more clear. In my country the english constructions like these are called as "complex objects". ...
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The “surpassing” or “surpass” of X over Y?

I would like to know if I should use surpassing or surpass to refer to a situation when a quantitative indicator has surpassed another in a certain time period, such as in the following sentence: ...
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Construction sentence on continuous form

It is correct to complete the sentence "What......doing with yourself over the last couple of days ?" with 'are you' ?
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“making a total of” or “totalizing”?

I would like to know if I should use making a total of or totalizing to express a sum of elements such as in the following sentence: The study included 30 hospitals and 3 clinics. For ease of ...
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“Break into” vs “break up into” vs “break down into”

I was writing the following sentence: "you should break this long paragraph into smaller ones." For a moment, I wondered whether I should add something between paragraph and into. I searched on ...
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Input (did not flow / was not flowed) in the system

I could not see the input in the system which I downloaded from other system. It was an automated process once clicked on download button. I Want to inform it to system admin. How could I say? ...
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If I were you, I would + verb (same expression in the present tense) [closed]

I would like to know the exact form of the following structure in the present tense: If I were you, I would + verb Thanks in advance.
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Should be adjective or noun? [closed]

Which of the following sentences is correct? Original text from resource: These Kinetoscope arcades were modeled on phonograph parlors, which had proven successful for Edison several years ...
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When to use *To + Verb*

When to use to before Verb? Please explain considering my below examples. Example 1 a) They made the child drink the milk. b) They make the child to drink the milk. Example 2 a) He asked her ...
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Two nouns sharing an adjective, can the definite article of the second noun be omitted?

In the following sentence, the nouns “consumption” and “use” share the adjective “high”. I would like to know if it is grammatically correct to omit the definite article "the" of the second noun “use”...
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Starting a sentence with “May have contributed to this result”

After reporting a result in a sentence, is it grammatically correct to start a subsequent sentence with “May have contributed to this result”? Bellow I provide two examples, in the first “May have ...
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Subject -Verb- Object , sentence structure

He seemed to know that the teacher was planning to resign. He is the subject,and seemed is the verb , and to know is the object. Is this correct? And what about the clause "that the teacher was ...
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Is (in) the correct preposition in “… the real poverty is in manners…”?

I want to say the following sentence as a way of comforting a poor person. The sentence: There is no shame in it since the real poverty is in manners rather than in money. it refers to the fact ...
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What clause is the sentence in the following paragraph?

We all have ways of showing our sweetie how much we love them. But celebrity relationship expert, Kailen Rosenberg, shares why it’s so important and has tips, that’ll really show them how much, ...
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How to rewrite this sentence to relate the participle phrase to the word it modifies?

“Looking down from the summit” is a participle phrase, but in this sentence it is modifying “Stacy’s friends’ faces” instead of “Stacy”. So, how to rewrite this sentence to relate the participle ...
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The words that and than

I heard the following sentence in a video. It is always less expensive to prevent the pollution that it is to clean it up. If it is grammatically correct, can I rewrite the same sentence by only ...
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“Noted. Thank you” as an answer to a letter informing about task completion? I mean office correspondence

Is it correct and polite to end business letter with "Noted. Thank you" as an answer to a letter informing about task completion?
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Do I need to use “and” to add indirect details

I would like to add some information to my sentence, indirectly. So, I wonder, do I need to use and or not. In this research, and instead of doing A as in reference B, we will investigate... or ...