Sentence and Word Structure

All sentences have a subject and a verb but their structures can vary widely. Use the right words and active verbs to create powerful sentences for your prose.

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How do you use Berlin Conference in a sentence?

Only the coastal areas of Africa were colonized by European countries at the time of the Berlin Conference.

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Syllable Count

Do 2 syllable words ending with ed create 3 syllable words?

Sometimes, but only when the word would not be pronounceable without the extra syllable. After t or d, in English you can't have an immediately following t or d, so a vowel has to be inserted before the "-d" ending, and this new vowel produces an extra syllable.

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How do you use conjecture in a sentence?

(The noun "conjecture" refers to an opinion or idea that is not based on definite knowledge and is likely guessing. The verb means to state such an opinion)


Conjectures about the newcomer were many and varied.

His conjecture about the cause of the accident was unfounded.

The editorial about the new park was more conjecture than fact.


When news anchors finish giving the facts of a story, many feel compelled to conjecture what the story means.

Many individuals conjecture about the possible forms of life in other planets.
Conjecture refers to a statement that is not proven or one that you are going to prove. A conjecture in a sentence may refer to a math problem that you plan to solve or how you think a situation might end. You have discussed various conjectures for the how the events this evening will turn out.
His theory of the crime is based solely on conjecture without any hard evidence.

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Syllable Count

How many syllables in seven?

There are 2 syllables. (Se-ven)

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How do you use uncouth in a sentence?

I have an uncouth relative who always embarrasses the family.

Uncouth means- awkward, clumsy, or unmannerly.

He was so uncouth when he was younger.

My country cousin's seemingly uncouth behavior amazingly saved the princess from any further embarrassment by the desperados outside her carriage.

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What does accede mean?


  1. Assent or agree to a demand, request, or treaty
  2. Assume an office or position
  3. Become a member of a community or organization.
Math and Arithmetic
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How do you write 38 in words?


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Kinds of Sentences

What are examples of complex sentences?

1. Though the music was quite long, it was absorbing.

2. The player, who ran the wrong way, misunderstood the signal.

3. Writing changed when pictures became letters.

4. Because it is expensive, we were not able to buy the necklace.

5. Consumers buy fewer goods when prices rise.

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Make a sentence with the word mistrust?

" I really mistrust all those emails that tell me I have won millions of dollars!!"

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What is another word you can use instead of but?

however, though, although, yet,

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How do you write a clincher?

The clincher isn't a conclusive or decisive point or argument.

It's merely a sentence that sums up the relevance of the paragraph. You open each paragraph with a sentence that says what the paragraph is about and how it ties into the thesis. You should end each paragraph with a sentence that sums up what the paragraph was about and reminds the reader how that idea ties into the thesis.

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How do you use the word collaborate in a sentence?

The word collaborate is a verb, meaning to work jointly on an activity, to work together to produce or create something; to cooperate with an enemy occupying one's own country.

Example sentences:

If you collaborate with a song writer we can put your guitar music on an Album.

He was imprisoned for collaborating with known felons.

Both men must collaborate in order to get the task done.

Wiki websites such as this one allow users to work together and collaborate.

When the budget committee collaborates with the planning committee, the project comes together much more quickly.

The different parties need to collaborate more to resolve problems facing them.

The two songwriters decided to collaborate on a song.

During World War II, the French underground targeted those who chose to collaborate with the Nazis.

If two astronomers collaborate in discovering a new comet, it is often named for both.

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Metaphors Metonymy and Synecdoche

What is a metaphor using happiness?

Happiness is a warm puppy.

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What are fifteen examples of complex and compound sentences?

  1. Although the little girl prefers wearing dresses, she wore jeans last Saturday and felt very comfortable.
  2. Mr. Schmidt usually shovels the driveway, but because of the heavy snow, he used the snowblower.
  3. Lauren forgot to do her homework, so she scrambled to finish it while she ate breakfast.
  4. Matthew may be a basketball star, but he sure scored a lot of runs when he subbed on the baseball team.
  5. Miss Mays teaches art, but she often helps out in the office when they're shorthanded.
  6. Though Grampa prefers watching westerns, he rented a new science fiction film, and he enjoyed it very much.
  7. The children usually play outside at recess, but because of the rain, they are in the gymnasium.
  8. Because Halloween is coming soon, mom bought some material and started making my costume.
  9. Mom cooks all week, but on Fridays, we go out to eat.
  10. Cindy enjoyed her vacation, but once she got home, she was glad to be there.
  11. The boys usually play video games, but because it is so nice outside, they're out riding their skateboards.
  12. She bought the popcorn, but she returned to the store because she forgot to get butter and salt.
  13. Trina watches crime shows all the time, but when the awards show was on, she wanted to see it.
  14. He usually goes to his tennis lesson, but when the neighbor needed a babysitter, he skipped it.
  15. She has lots of housework to do, but she'd rather stay on the computer and anwer questions on her favorite website.
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Example Sentences

Can you start a sentence with the word hopefully?

Yes you can; example:

Hopefully, my refund check will come before the rent is due.

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Adjectives and Articles
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How do you use aggressive in a sentence?

The word 'aggressive' is an adjective, a word that describes a noun as exhibiting a readiness to attack; being forceful in getting things done; growing, developing, or spreading rapidly.

Example sentences:Joey got aggressive and punched his little sister, making her cry.

The woman was too aggressive over a pair of shoes!

The aggressive Rottweiler started to growl savagely, revealing its malicious, gleaming fangs.

The other dog was aggressive, and I didn't want my dog to get hurt.

The waiter turned aggressive when I said the I had a fly in my soup.

I do not like to be given an aggressive sales pitch when I go shopping.

She used an aggressive approach to job seeking, such as visiting suitable employers even if they had not posted openings, shaking hands and leaving her resume. He used a passive approach, such as searching the Internet and sending out letters.

She had an aggressive attitude.

If his manner is aggressive, do not accept a date with him.

This is a very aggressive virus which must be treated immediately.

He was focused and aggressive in his attempt at the record.

Literature and Language
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What is a word that has cvcvcvcv or vcvcvcvc patterns?

For the first:



For the second:



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How do you use coincidentally in a sentence?

Coincidentally we both arrived at the party at the same time however she left first

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How do you use initiatives in a sentence?

The company had introduced several initiatives designed to reduce wastage.

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How do you use expansive in a sentence?

My friend has an expansive lifestyle.
My boss weighs 430 pounds, so his gigantic pants, with a seat that's about four feet

across, have to be special ordered and are very expansive.

Jokes and Riddles
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If you something you use it carelessly Change 1 letter of the word HASTE?

Aflower in the shape of a star.

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Parts of Speech

What part of speech is the subject of a sentence?

The subject is normally a noun or a pronoun.

However, it may also be the infinitive or the gerund form of a verb, or a clause.

"John was happy." (John is the subject).

"To travel to Europe is always fun." (To travel is the subject)

"Riding in his car made John happy." (Riding is the subject)

Interrogative and indefinite pronouns can represent subjects using a linking verb.

"What was his answer?" (subject is answer)

"There are no solutions." (subject is solutions)

"It was a dark and stormy night." (subject pronoun it)

"That we tried is what is important." (subject pronoun that)

Imperative sentences have an understood subject, which is you.

"Clean up the room" (you should clean up the room now)

The subject of a sentence is the key and primary 'thing' that the writer/talker is writing/speaking about. In grammar, the word 'subject' refers to the person or thing that performs the action described by the verb.

For example, in the sentence "The cat sat on the mat", the verb is 'sat.'

So what thing performed the action of sitting? It was the cat.

So 'cat' is the subject in this sentence.

The complete subject of a sentence can be a noun phrase, meaning a phrase whose head word is a noun. The subjects in the following examples are enclosed between square brackets with the head noun italicized:

  • [The new student] asked a question.
  • [A question] was asked.
  • [A student who studies linguistics] asked a question.
  • Are [your students] enjoying the course?
  • [He] thought that [the student] was very clever. (Here 'he' is the subject of the main clause and 'the student' is the subject of the embedded clause.)
  • [I] expected [him] to go. (Here 'I' is the subject of the main clause and 'him' is the subject of the embedded clause 'him to go'.)

Various types of clauses can also function as the subject of a sentence when the main verb is a form of 'to be':

  • [Playing cricket] is fun.
  • [That I am alive] is obvious.
  • [To leave now] would be a disaster.

Any kind of quoted text can also function as a subject when the verb is a form of 'to be':

  • ["All work and no play"] was repeated on every page of the manuscript.

The part of speech that should be the subject of a sentence is a noun.
The subject of a sentence is usually a noun or a noun phrase.
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Can I end a sentence with them?

Yes. Example: "Can you give this to them?"

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How is fluke used in a sentence?

It's such a fluke that we crossed paths again after all these years.

A husband and wife with the same birthday is quite a fluke.

Miraculously, she changed her schedule on a fluke and was not aboard the plane that crashed.

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How do you use grand in a sentence?

The word 'grand' functions as a noun and an adjective in a sentence.

  • The noun 'grand' functions as the subject of a sentence or a clause, and as the object of a verb or a preposition.
  • The adjective 'grand' is used to describe a noun.
  • The noun and the adjective both function as a subject complement, a word following a linking verb that restates the subject of the sentence..

Example uses:

  • The baby grand gave the room an elegant aire. (noun, subject of the sentence.
  • I won two grand at the casino! (noun, direct object of the verb 'won')
  • I bought the lovely piano with the two grand that I won. (noun, object of the preposition 'with')
  • A grand staircase rose to the throne. (adjective, describes the noun 'staircase')
  • The hotel had a large, grand lobby. (adjective, describe the noun 'lobby')
  • The piano that she plays is a grand. (noun, subject complement, piano=grand)
  • The view from the cliff was very grand. (adjective, subject complement, view=grand)


A noun functioning as a subject complement is called a predicate nominative.

An adjective functioning as a subject complement is called a predicate adjective.


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