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    Peter Chung is offline Newbie
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    Default Grammar

    Can the following sentence stand alone?

    Many students were studying in the library yesterday.

    Thanks a lot.

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    Sure. Why wouldn't it? It's got a subject and a verb.

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    Default Re: Grammar

    Yes, it can. It's an independent clause, so it can stand on its own.

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    Default Re: Grammar

    Peter, as your question is about the sentence Many students were studying in the library yesterday, that would have been a better thread title.

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