Grammaticality refers to whether something obeys the rules of grammar in English. If your question is about grammar itself, please use the "grammar" tag.

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Is 'more later' grammatically incorrect?

I've just stumbled into "We’ll cover this idea more later" in a book. Is it a widely used form? and if so, what's the difference from plain 'later'? To me it sounds weird, even ungrammatical, but I'm ...
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Is it 'sale' or 'the sale' when referring to a period during which a shop or dealer sells goods at reduced prices [on hold]

sale has started the sale has started 50% sale has started the 50% sale has started What is common usage? What is correct?
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“I'll go with the candidate I'm used to” or “I'll go with the candidate to whom I am used?”

I'll go with the candidate I'm used to. I get that this is colloquial, but, c'mon. Ending a sentence with a preposition? However, is the alternative correct? I'll go with the candidate to whom ...
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How to overcome confusion of contrasting word 2?

Actual sentence: Another surprising finding was the lack of any neurotic traits in the bonobos, even though these are widely found in other ape species. In this sentence, two contrasting ...
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is the sentence “But we didn’t be informed before” grammatically correct? [closed]

is the sentence "But we didn’t be informed before" grammatically correct? please answer my post.
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Is this a proper way for a question? [closed]

As a native English speaker, does the following sentence grammatically correct and/or to be used daily? What do you think is the essence of winning this pageant? I thought about: What do you think ...
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Have never vs have not [closed]

What is the difference between following 2 sentences? In which situation can we use " I've never" and "I've not"?? 1: I've never been there. 2:I've not been there.
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Is it correct to say “solve this situation”? [closed]

It somehow does not feel right to me. "Solve this problem" is obviously correct, but can you "solve a situation" in English?
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Warm temperature [closed]

It was raining but the temperature was surprisingly warm. I came across this sentence in a book, can anybody explain why this does not look right?
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I am worrying about for not receiving my email [closed]

Can I use preposition one after another in this sentence. Pl answer me
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plenty of chance or plenty of chances

Is it correct to say 'plenty of chance' rather than 'plenty of chances' or are they both acceptable? You certainly wouldn't say 'many chance' but 'many chances'. Is there something about the phrase '...
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What does 'pack into' mean? [closed]

"Yes, I suppose we'll have to get down to work soon, though I dont know how we'll able to, packed into that little space." In the sentence above, I don't get it why it has a comma after 'able to' and ...
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Have something done in English [closed]

Is it true if I say Japan has got almost all types of fish sushi-ed To express that Japan makes Sushi from almost all types of fish?
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kindly correct my below sentence [closed]

Kindly take the handover of all leads,accounts and proposals from Mr. Nasheed,as we will be relieving him from work tomorrow.
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Is “net out” grammatically correct? [closed]

As in, "You should charge this much if you want to net out this much." Shouldn't it be, "You should charge this much if you want to net this much."?
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what is the correct way to write birth day greetings [closed]

what is the correct way to write birthday greetings "Happy birth day"or we can write Wish you a "Happy Birth Anniversary" to living person??
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A question about “but not” as coordinating conjunction

So I was reading an article or something, and there was a sentence that quite intrigued me. a. You can turn everybody against you, but never your boss. "But never" is used as a coordinating ...
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Is using *Our mind remembers* wrong English?

I said to my teacher-"Our mind remembers...".He said this is wrong and the correct is-"our minds remember...".I told him that if we keep the verb as 'remembers' my statement seems correct.But he said ...
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Grammar structure

I'm unable to explain why the following sentence is grammatically correct. This means that not only does it not harm the environment, but it also actually improves it! What's the difference between ...
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Can you answer a “did want” question with a “that <pronoun> <verb>” sentence?

I was recently criticized for the way I worded myself in the following exchange. (Condensed a bit for the sake of brevity.) Stranger: We can see you edited the episode to make it sound like that. Me: ...
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Via and its usage

We had a discussion over over the correct usage and meaning of the following sentences. Sign up via (web.link) or calling (phone number) by DD MMM ‘YY. vs. Sign up via (web.link) or call (...
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Which one is Gramatically correct? Was/were? [duplicate]

The massive project in which large sums of money "were/was" invested beneficial to the community. Which one is grammatically correct?
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information that there is

Is it possible for noun "information" to take on content clause as below? "I have some information that there is a guy with a gun in the building." "I have some information that a girl was cheating ...
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How to break sentences to get clear understanding? [closed]

Sparva, unlike Treland’s other provinces, requires automobile insurers to pay for any medical treatment sought by someone who has been involved in an accident; in the other provinces, insurers pay for ...
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it is that… than comparative placement of more?

When using comparative, does it have to be It is more that they were too afraid to fight than that they were lacking skills. or this It is that they were too afraid to fight more ...
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Can one feed themselves?

I was helping my spouse to proof read some reports, shes a preschool teacher. One sentence that seemed very strange to me was: "... he fed him self confidently." As far as I explain it to my self, ...
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What is the best word for possessive determine his/her

Is there any word or any rule that we can use instead of writing his/her all the time for possessive determines E.g: Student can come with his/her bag. - Student can come with their bag. Is it ...
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“Ready when you're.” or “Ready when you are.” [duplicate]

Should I follow up the first sentence with the word ready? And if so, why is this so?
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Is the phrase “are forgiven you” grammatical? [closed]

From the quote by Albert Camus: "Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them."
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The meaning of “in more detail” [migrated]

Which one is correct to cite: To discuss this in more details. or To discuss this in detail. Thanks!
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“I'm done” (reprised)

Whether our work be finished, daylight is fading. We're done. Is this wrong? Is it too American? If so, how or why, please? Would you suggest a concise, well-written alternative to "We're done"? A ...
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Herring is a fish

Consider this list of sentences which are designed to convey the idea that herring are fish. Herring is a fish. Herring are fish. A herring is a fish. All herring are fish. The herring is a type of ...
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what is the purpose of “as” here?

Use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the missing side, being careful to mark the value as positive or negative as makes sense in that quadrant. I simply cannot understand how, grammatically, "as"...
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Should we use awoken or awakened [on hold]

Should one use awoken or awakened? I say awakened. A PROFESSOR I know says awoken.
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make it after 3 o'clock

I heard someone say "make it (the meeting) after 3 o'clock." To me, it sounded pretty idiomatic, but I was unsure as to the grammar of it. "After three o'clock" is a prepositional phrase, then how ...
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When offering a list of examples that is 3-4 items long in parenthesis, how is it formatted?

When offering a list of examples, I've seen it done 4 different ways: (e.g., x, y, and z) (e.g., x, y, z) (x, y, and z) (x, y, z) Which of these is correct? Are they all okay to use? Example ...
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Is it okay to say “two persons in the room”? [closed]

The right way would be "two people in the room" but is that phrase okay too? Thanks and have a great day.
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Idiom for two different consequences from one antecedent

I'm searching for an idiom to use to say briefly that two different outcomes may represent different sides of the same underlying phenomenon. I would use it in the topic of a chapter. These two ...
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does otherwise fit in this sentence

I am writing a mathematical report and i wrote this: In the following sections, the value of x is always 1 unless it is stated the otherwise. Did I use otherwise correctly here please ? Thanks ...
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Is this(apostrophe plus is)a contraction? What is the original form?

What is the uncontracted equivalent of ' is (apostrophe plus is) in the sentence, “Aye, when he comes into 'is money, like” in the following? If it is “it is,” what does “it” refer to? Does “it” ...
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Identifying the subject in passive voice

What is the subject in: "In the City's Square mile are squeezed 400,000 workers" Would love to get detalied explanation. Many Thanks!
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Placement of “is”

Which sentence of each pair uses "is" correctly? "Whatever the reason is, he just doesn't want to sleep." "Whatever is the reason, he just doesn't want to sleep." And "How much do you think is it?"...
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Use of a comma after a phrase in the middle of a compound sentence

I want your suggestion on what is the correct punctuation: My test was finished within 3 days, and right after that, my dad and I took the earliest flight to come back home. My test was ...
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Articles in a list with an article before

If you have an article in a list (in this case, the), but an article (in this case, a) precedes the list, like so: You can power a command block by using a: button lever redstone torch ...
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Combining two sentence in one while ensuring grammar errors are not present

Since English is my second language, I have been trying to wrap my head around the subheading I am writing. I feel like it would be better written if it was divided into multiple sentence, but I was ...
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is “I bring that statement to contest” grammatically correct? [on hold]

My question is if the sentence "I bring that statement to contest" is grammatically correct and in a logical sequence of words that can be understood. Also, I would like to know if that is a ...
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Why does this seem incorrect to me?

Why does hadn't look out of place below? I hadn't seen them for nearly ten years.
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Is this use of “given” correct?

I am not sure whether the sentence Given any living person x, that person is married found here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_quantification#Negation is grammatically sound. If it is ...
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Is vs Are; why do they use the Are instead of the Is?

Is this sentence grammatically correct? "Vodafone are providing a useless service" I am quite sure that the Vodafone is singular, but everyday I see even many native English speakers using the Are ...
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A questions about correlative comparatives

Which of the following sentences is correct? Or are both correct? The more you pick at your wound, the worse it gets. The more you pick at your wound, the worse it will get. I've looked on many ...