Grammaticality refers to whether something obeys the rules of grammar for English.

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Which is grammatically correct [on hold]

Say we have a conversation Person1 : Hi. How are you? Person2: I'm fine. How about you? Person2: I'm fine. What about you? Which of the above two is correct?
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what does different meaning of the difference each of tenses [on hold]

I would like to ask you, what does different meaning, amongst tenses like below Rina has written a letter in Present Perfect tense Rina has been writing a letter in Present Perfect continuous ...
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What is more grammatically correct? [duplicate]

what is more grammatically correct: products that were featured OR products which were featured?
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Which is correct: “need removed” or “need to be removed” [duplicate]

Example: "...these items need removed immediately." vs. "...these items need to be removed imediately." Which is the correct grammatical usage of "removed" in past tense? Or, is there a better ...
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Fraction of … IS or ARE? [duplicate]

Should I use What fraction of the residents are married? or What fraction of the residents is married? Technically, as fraction is singular, I would use the latter version. Am I correct?
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What is this passive construction called?

I wonder what the tax raised is called as a sentence part shown below, and whether it's grammatical. Please suggest corrections if it isn't. The tax raised, more small enterprises will close down. ...
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Any question bank of Rewriting sentences without changing the meaning [closed]

I am having Grammar exam in a week so I am looking for nay reference on a collection of large number of questions like rewriting sentences without changing the meaning, etc. Our textbook is not good ...
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“According to our discussion, is that correct I DO this part?” is this sentence correct?

The whole sentence is here: Since this coming Sunday is the first day of March, our children need new TWA schedules, according to our discussion, is that correct I DO this part? Can I write this ...
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How is this sentence to be interpreted?

One thing that bothers me - a lot - reading older English texts, is the apparent tendency of writers to write what appear to me to be sentence fragments. For instance, today I found this old "map": ...
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May I pay “in cash” or just “cash” without in?

What is the right phrase - May I pay "in cash" or may I "pay cash"?
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Safe and sounder/soundier? [on hold]

Is it safe and sounder or safe and soundier? Like we say "May God keep you safe and sounder/soundier" What is correct way to say?
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Which one is correct “I do have brochure” or “ I have brochure”? [closed]

I came to heard about this sentence and I want to know which one is correct: "I do have brochure" or " I have brochure"
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Is “more importantly” good English?

I was taught in school in the UK that it was either "more important" or "importantly," never "more importantly." We say "interestingly" or "more interesting," not "more interestingly". Is "more ...
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use of avail in the following sentence

The employees are expected to plan their expenditure and avail loans prudently and responsibly. Is this sentence correct? Is it necessary to use of after avail in this sentence? Please give the ...
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Which tag question is gramatically correct? [closed]

Person A "It has nothing to do with me, does it?" Person B "Yes, it does!!" (Person B thinks it has something to do with person A.) Person A "It has nothing to do with me, doesn't it?" Person B "No, ...
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Function of “that” [duplicate]

Is that necessary to make a sentence grammatically correct? The best amusement park I have ever visited is Universal Studios Japan. The best amusement park that I have ever visited is ...
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Adjective or possessive? [migrated]

Consider the following sentence: Who is the president of France? I want to build a shorter sentence and I don't know if I should use a noun adjective or possessive mark: Who is the France's ...
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I posted a question on this website, but I am not sure if I punctuated it correctly

I posted a question on this website, but I am not sure if I punctuated it correctly. The sentence in question is “What part of speech does the word warm function as in the expression ‘Stay warm’”? I ...
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What part of speech does the word warm function as in the expression “stay warm”?

Last week, as I was departing from work, a co-worker said, "Stay warm!" It was very cold that day. My question is how is the word warm functioning in this sentence? What part of speech is it? It ...
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Is it acceptable to say “the why”?

Is it proper English to say, The why? An example: I need to find out the why. To me, the, doesn't belong in this sentence. Note: TV personality Dr. Oz often says "the why".
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Grammaticality: 'gift … will not be denied him' (1786 UK)

Source: p 174, The Catholic Christian Instructed in the Sacraments ..., by Richard Challoner, 1786 A. Continency is not required of all, but such as have by vow engaged to keep it: and ...
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Why must 'offices' be pluralised in 'good offices'? [closed]

Source: p 529, Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 119 Temple's reply was prompt aud generous. Swift was forthwith ordained, and presented by Lord Capel, the then Lord-Deputy (we are ...
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“the only left independent bookstore”

Is: I will go to the only left independent bookstore in my city a correct expression? It doesn't sound exceptionally good to me... could you advise on how to express the same meaning in a ...
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Is the sentence like “ I bought an apple to her.” and“ I gave the robot for her.” available? [migrated]

There are two sentence here, 1. I bought an apple for her. 2. I gave the robot to her. Can I exchange 'to' with 'for' in the sentence above? 1. I bought an apple to her. 2. I gave the robot for her. ...
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“The internet is full of clothes. But only some are perfect for your shape.”

I have a slight problem with a video we're working on. I'm wondering if "some are" is correct grammatically in the following sentence. The internet is full of clothes. But only some are perfect ...
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Is the following sentence odd? “I find them comic”

But this is the Old Bailey. He's a Lord — or she's a Lady. You may find the wigs and the ceremonial ways that people refer to each other strange or intimidating. I was advised. But I don't find ...
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perfect tense to refer to the future

Some events are happening from time to time and I'd like a colleague of mine to notify me about the occurrence of those events next time they happen. So, I'm writing to that colleague: I'm looking ...
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Is it correct to say “we start tomorrow”?

Here's an example of a short conversation between me and a native speaker via text messages: A: I'm so exited for this app B: Yeah, me too A: We start tomorrow B: OK Shouldn't it be "We are ...
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Non-standard sentence construction with “there is no”

I have just come across this very unusual construction, in my view at least. Is it correct and if yes, what grammar rules apply here? I would really appreciate it if anyone could help me with this and ...
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how to properly use “that that” so as a listener/reader/speaker can comprehend the entire sentence without complication?

Be it either whilst writing or reading, I've not come by an easy way to comprehend the use of the 'that that' lexical ambiguity, taking into account that improper use of punctuation is not the issue. ...
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Can a sentence be grammatical without making sense?

Am I the only one whose athletic career bared fruit? While this sentence doesn’t make logical sense, seeing as it should be "bore fruit", is it still grammatically correct? Can a sentence that ...
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Is “bared fruit” grammatical? [closed]

Am I the only one whos athletic career bared fruit? Is this sentence correct grammatically?
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“Question”/“issue” followed by “of”

"This raises the question [of] when the event happened." "This raises the issue [of] whether the Government would approve." Is the inclusion of "of" in these and similar sentences (a) necessary, (b) ...
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If the rule states an infinitive follows the verb “want”, why is “I don't want you worrying” correct?

Why is the sentence "I don't want you worrying about the oral interview" correct? Is the syntax want+gerund correct? Shouldn't it be I don't want you to worry about the oral interview (?) ...
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What is omitted in the following sentence?

So they had every reason to keep a good relationship and, both for that deal and in general, to just sort of keep a reputation for being honest and for dealing fairly with people." I had a ...
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''didn't have'' versus ''haven't had''

Which of the following sentences is correct? In the last two weeks I didn't have much time. In the last two weeks I haven't had much time. If both are correct, are they different in ...
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Is this combination of forms correct? [closed]

I ran into this particular sentence today: They shouldn't work more than they are now. Though, I'd expect this sentence to be expressed as: They shouldn't work more than they work now. or: ...
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“On the one/other hand” vs. “on the one/other side”

There are two slightly different expressions which do mean the exact same thing, these are: On the one hand [...]. on the other hand [...] On the one side [...]. on the other side [...] ...
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Is the meme, “all your base are belong to us” correct for any time period?

Surely many people have heard, “all your base are belong to us”. It is a popular internet meme from 2000. The Wikipedia page calls it “broken English”, but it seems as if some translations of The ...
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“Printfing” or “printingf”?

At this point the program starts printfing the pot value. At this point the program starts printingf the pot value. Both sound wrong, and yet... one of them must be used.
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“Has” or “Have” after “Who” in a sentence?

I'm confused about using "has" or "have" after "who". For example: I am a doctor who have confusion in using has or Have. I am a engineer who has 4 year experience, degree in engineering and is ...
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What type of phrase is “done”?

Examples are provided aplenty, from chef Gordon Ramsay: Fry. Roast. Drizzle. Done. Drizzle olive into the sauce circling the fish. Done. But you also see the term used on buttons in ...
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The difference between “have a lunch” and “have lunch”

Is there any difference between I am not having a lunch tomorrow. and I am not having lunch tomorrow. This is a follow up question of : About the use of future tense.
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“Solution for” or “solution to” a problem?

I need to find a solution to/for this problem. Can to and for be used interchangeably here? Is one of them just plain wrong?
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“As part of” versus “as a part of”

When should I use "as part of", and when "as a part of"?
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Is it correct to say “the bird is in the tree” or “on the tree”?

In the children's rhyme: Johnny and July sitting in a tree K I S S I N G First comes love Then comes marriage Then come children in a baby carriage They are said to be sitting in a tree. ...
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Which is correct: “with regards to,” “in regards with,” “regarding”?

I have been using the following phrases but I am still not confident that they are grammatically correct and sound right: "in regards with something" "with regards to something" "regarding ...
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Is “irrehensible” or “irrehensibly” a word?

I thought that irrehensible was a word like "morally irrehensible" would mean something so bad it is beyond forgiveness, or "irrehensibly damaged" would be damaged beyond hope of repair. None of the ...
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Which is correct: “the below information” or “the information below”?

I frequently see statements that refer to something later in the text that use a phrase such as "the below information". Is it more correct instead to say "the information below" (or "the following ...
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When is it OK to use OK?

I often use "OK" in business and personal emails and phone conversations. But I often feel uncertain if it is appropriate to use it in every type of context. Please tell how universally I can use ...