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A complete sentence contains at least a subject and a verb, with all of the words being used in the sentence arranged in such a way that they express a complete thought.

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concept of “end up putting weight back on”

What is the meaning of the following sentences? What are the structures of them? Most slimmers end up putting weight back on. But this decision ended up costing us a lot of money.
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I would like to know which sentence is correct [on hold]

Which of these sentences is correct? Could you please help me with your name or May I please know your name
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Is it a continuation of infinitive or the verb of subject?

He gives examples to illustrate his life with friends in the past and express his feelings about his life now. He gives examples to illustrate his life with friends in the past and expresses ...
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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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Can you use two verbs in simple past tense in a row like this? [on hold]

Is the usage of the verbs "measured & compared" correct in the following sentence? We will assess network performance in this regard measured compared to the protocol which hops over other ...
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a data set of … are or a data set of … is

I always confused about using the word data. Sometimes, writers use it as a single word, while others use it as plural. I really would like to understand the correct way to use word data in my ...
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Comparing two things in one sentence

We have three shapes in my study. We called them trees. The class of Tree 1 is larger than the class of tree 2 and tree 3. Also, the shape of tree 1 contains the shapes of both tree 2 and tree 3. I ...
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I don't understand the structure of this sentence, especially the do and however?

Only when your mental energy is needed elsewhere and you are caught off guard, however, do these emotions and feelings emerge. Why should the "do" be placed ahead of the clause? Could anyone ...
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structure of the once in a blue moon

Which one is correct from the structural point of view? Why?: Only once in a blue moon will Mr. Smith let us get out of class early. or Only once in a blue moon, Mr. Smith will let us get out ...
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Is “entitled” a verb or adjective or both in “She is entitled…”?

She is entitled to all luxuries in her life. What is the voice of the sentence? If it is passive, which word is the main verb in the sentence? In this sentence the word "entitled" is used as ...
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Grammatical role and meaning of “looking that”

What are the grammatical role and meaning of the "looking that" in the following sentences?: One other painting I really want you to look at is of a young woman surrounded by pumpkins. You will ...
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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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Adverbs of place, agents and adverbs of time in passive voice

Could you explain to me this grammar point, please? Active voice: "Someone cleans the room every day." Passive voice: a. The room is cleaned by someone every day b. The room is cleaned every day by ...
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Cover letter: work in/work for/work with/work at

I understand how these work: I work in IT. I work at Google. I work for Google. I work with computers. But how about these? To tell someone if I get this job, I would gain experience. I will ...
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Explain why “Who is she playing the piano?” is incorrect

A teacher asked me this question and I am having a hard time finding a simple way to explain it for her to share with her students. I`m looking for the easiest way to explain it to her because she ...
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Can I use 'would like' or 'want' in place of 'wanted'?

"It’s been so long since we last were in touch but I haven’t forgotten all the wonderful times we spent together last year. It’s my birthday coming up and I wanted to invite you over to stay at my ...
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Structure of the “close by that”

What are the structure and meaning of the following bolded phrase? I have a problem with understanding of the two phrases meaning where are connected together, "fairly close by" and "flattened out ...
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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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Using “would” multiple times in a sentence?

Is it OK to use "would" this many times in a sentence? "I remember how I would always wish the creative writing class to end quickly so that I wouldn't have to show the teacher what I wrote."
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Structure of “artist exhibiting”

What are the structure and meaning of the "exhibiting" in the following piece of a passage? Well, the exhibit that I want you to attend is coming up. It's already started in fact, but it'll be at ...
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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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Structure of “get you going on”?

What is the structure of the following bolded sentence? And what is the equivalent phrase for it? Student: Aha, that's one thing I did know to do. I just copied an article, but I still need three ...
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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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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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Is it okay to use “wherein” more than once in a sentence?

I am wondering if one sentence can have multiple uses of the word "wherein". For example, can a sentence be like the following? XXX, wherein ........., wherein ........., and wherein ......... . ...
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The grammar of “struck dumb, sprouting feelers” in this sentence

Harry was pointing the wand directly at Dudley's heart. Harry could feel fourteen years’ hatred of Dudley pounding in his veins—what wouldn't he give to strike now, to jinx Dudley so thoroughly he'd ...
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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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Structure: help somebody with something

Miss Lin often helps us with our homework/English. Can we drop “our” here? Miss Lin often helps us with homework/English?
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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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usage of although and yet in the same sentence

I wrote the following sentence for my IELTS essay and my teacher said that although and yet have similar meanings. My sentences is: Although there are many advantages ...
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How to parse “As for the philosophical content explicitly picks over in the film’s dialogue”?

I can't parse the first clause of this sentence. As for the philosophical content explicitly picks over in the film’s dialogue, it’s something for the viewer to digest, but it all seems a little ...
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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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Sentence Structure “They are+number+objects”

They are three apples. Guess who is John. For these 2 sentences, is it correct and natural to say this way?
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Word Choice and Sentence Structure

What kind/kinds of food and drinks can I have in China? My favorite food is egg/the egg? For the 2 sentences above, which words would you choose?
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Seem (to be) past participle

Please kindly read the sentence: ‘[Some court decisions] seem best explained as based on considerations of the well-known policy of preventing the Statute being used itself as an instrument of ...
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Which one is correct? “offers her” or “offers she” [closed]

Which of the following sentences is correct? The man offers her to drink coffee. The man offers she drinks coffee.
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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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Has he come yet or hasn't he come yet?

To get the meaning ' Hasn't he come until now ?' what should I ask 'Has he come yet ?or Hasn't he come yet?'
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“Why it means so much to me?” or “Why does it mean so much to me?”

"Why the hell it means so much to me?" or "Why the hell does it mean so much to me?" Which is correct and why? If wrong, is the first phrase at least informally acceptable?
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I have a secret that I have kept hidden from my circle of friends and family

When I was browsing internet. I saw this sentence. I have a doubt on the usage of "have kept hidden" What tense is it? Is it Active voice of present perfect? If so why there is a word "hidden" which ...
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Is preposition “OF” required in the given sentence?

I happen to came across below stated sentence in an English preposition book. "This photo is her with her best friend." I assume, that grammatically correct sentence should be: "This photo is of ...
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The use of it as object

SOURCE The following sentence is from the online Longmans dictionary. He found it increasingly difficult to read, for his eyes were failing. Is the part of sentence "it increasingly difficult to ...
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“After being several episodes in” vs. “several episodes in”?

Which of the two sentences is grammatically correct? At first I thought that show was a cheap rip off of Friends, but several episodes in I started liking it. At first I thought that show was ...
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put a metal net around a soccer field

Please imagine a local soccer field in a neighborhood in which a bunch of youths everyday play in it. Once, when they gather together at the sight, they notice that there is a problem. Some people ...
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What constitutes as a minor sentence?

According to this, a minor sentence is defined as a fragmented, elliptical, or incomplete sentence or clause that still conveys meaning. But I've always thought that minor sentences were incomplete ...
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Use of “had” in a sentence

The earliest copyist engraver who had worked after Mantegna's pen drawing had simply copied the lines that Mantegna made with his pen. Mantegna made his drawing before it was copied. Then why is ...
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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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Usage of “at” in “… at the cottage just over my shoulder is where they had been growing cannabis”

Here's a British news report: And this is what I've transcribed: Well, last August when it was found that Neil and Yvette Hartley had...had been growing almost 90 cannabis plants, little did their ...
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Is there any other structure that can replace “on one hand,…, on the other hand”?

"on one hand,..., on the other hand" can be used to describe two aspects of something. But I am wondering if there is other structure can be used for this purpose. For example, On one hand, the ...
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Correct usage of “unless”?

"I don't care about any team unless it's England." Is it correct usage of unless? I wanted to mean in football world cup I just support England and I don't care about other team's winning or losing.