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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What is the correct form of this sentence?

Which one is correct? I hope I thanked you proper! I hope I thanked you properly!
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Can we use “around about” like this?

Can we use "around about" together as in the following sentence? The building was built around about 2 years ago.
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Which one is correct: “after a century of” or “after a century from”?

I have two sentences: The Solvay conference, after a century of the first one, brought all the physics geniuses together once again. The Solvay conference, after a century from the first ...
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Or it is correct sentence? [migrated]

I have problem of using articles, and don`t know or correct is use this pronoun in sentence at the bottom; Here you can found all matches stored in company database. We do predictions using this ...
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I would rather give birth in shark than be killed by a bear [on hold]

Is this right: I would rather give birth in shark than be killed by a bear.
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Can you please check this out for me? [on hold]

Is this right: Rev. Princess Elizabeth Smith nee Miller was born on Sept. 22nd, 1954 to the proud marital union of Everette and Minister Ivamae Miller (deceased).
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“were among the earliest” or “are among the earliest”? [on hold]

Consider these sentences: The Africans were among the earliest visitors to the region, having arrived with Spanish explorers in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Today a vibrant African ...
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Difference between it's been 2 weeks since I spoke vs since I was speaking

I usually say "It's been two weeks since i spoke with him" to mean that i spoke with him 2 weeks ago. Is it grammatically correct to use the past progressive (I was speaking with him) instead?
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I have some basics in [on hold]

I would like to ask you whether the following sentence is correct or not: I have some basics in Italian.
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showing possession for inanimate

There are some exceptions to using ’s for showing possession for inanimate nouns. For example, it isn’t correct to write door’s handle but today’s world is correct. Could you please explain more ...
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Does “differ by” even exist?

I have a question about the preposition for differ in the following context: A differs B merely from a chemical element. Or better to say: A differs B by a chemical element. I will ...
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I just wanted to be sure the sentence below is correct [on hold]

While FOB terms are used only for sea freight I have quoted you FCA terms that is equivalent for air freight. Likewise FOB terms, FCA terms does not include pick up nor customs clearance, but if in ...
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“For your archive” [on hold]

Like "for your information" and "for your reference", can I say "for your archive"? As in this sentence: This is an audio book we listened to early day for your archive/for your archival purpose. ...
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pronoun order where subject and object are equal

Is the following sentence correct? Does it sound awkward? It wasn't long before he and Dolores were locking eyes.
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Modified version of an object, use of articles

What article should I use when referring to a modified version of an object? For example, I try to shorten "a modified version of Dijkstra's algorithm" and I'm not sure which of the following are ...
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'The picture hung crooked on the wall'

Is it more correct to say 'The picture hung crooked on the wall' or 'The picture hung crookedly on the wall'? My instinct is that the first one sounds better to me as a native speaker, but someone ...
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How should I write long numbers in comma separated lists or parenthetical phrases?

In writing out a sentence with a parenthetical number, it occurred to me that it is a bit difficult to read. Is there a better way? (Yes, this is a bit of a contrived example and yes, I realize it ...
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Sentence correction [on hold]

What is wrong in this sentence? As the prison will get an official telephone facility soon, the prisoners won’t have to make calls in discreet manner through smuggled mobile phones.
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Is this correct English? [closed]

Is the following sentence grammatically correct: Best of luck to all those who are and who already have started their schools!
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Where to put themselves?

Is there a difference between the following sentences? Is one better? These widjet pairs can come in different configurations themselves. These widjet pairs can themselves come in different ...
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“page has not updated” or “page has not been updated” [closed]

Which one is correct? page has not updated or page has not been updated.
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Can predicative complements not be bare noun phrases in English? That is, are clauses such as “I am student” incorrect?

In Chapter 4 of the book A Student’s Introduction to English Grammar, written by Rodney Huddleston of the University of Queensland and Geoffrey K. Pullum of the University of Edinburgh and published ...
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Preposions after ''been'' [closed]

Please, which one is correct and why: 'I've been in Georgia' or 'I've been to Georgia'? Thanks Nana
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The use of preposition in this case

Do I always need a preposition when I say.. "I traveled (in) NY?" Can I simply say, "I traveled NY"?
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Stylistic Transformations [closed]

Given this question: This is the most interesting book I have ever read. Are these answers correct? I have never read a book more interesting than this. I have never read such a book ...
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Using “literary present” with past perfect

It's standard for scholars in the humanities to write about the contents of a book in the present tense, but write about the factual details of the book or author in the past tense. My question has to ...
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Should I use 'are' or 'is' in this sentence?

Which one is correct? Our first choice are garden Mum’s. Our first choice is garden Mum’s.
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Is it “involved with” or “involved in”?

In the following sentence, should "in" or "with" be used? "They are all involved ____ the program." Assuming there is one correct way to say it, is there ever a situation where the other is used, or ...
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Is “What does the woman suggest the man **do** for his vacation?” correct? [duplicate]

I just went through an official English test taken in China, and I saw something rather weird. Whenever I read this sentence, something tells me that the "do" part isn't right, it simply doesn't sound ...
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Gerund phrase or participle phrase [migrated]

Q1 : Nothing would prevent him speaking out against injustice. I guess that "speaking out against injustice" is a gerund phrase as an object complement. Am right? Q2: Last night I saw him riding his ...
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Is it okay to ignore “I” in certain circumstances while writing a first-person essay?

So I was writing an first-person essay, and my Taiwanese English teacher told me that one of the sentence is missing the Subject "I", however my Canadian English teacher suggests that it is okay to ...
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Using “from” and “to”

I want to express that the doctors I shadow do surgery on patients who are newborns all the way to patients who are adolescents but I feel like this sentence has a grammatical error. Can someone help ...
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Is this statement grammatically correct? [closed]

The decision of approving the bank statements lies either with the Finance officer, or with the Bank Manager, or with the CFO of the company. Is this statement grammatically correct?
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How can we describe a broad sense of taste?

How can we describe a broad sense of taste? Can we say that we have a versatile taste? Or is it more correct to say that we have a diverse taste? Taste here is with reference to food.
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Is “whatever is left can <verb>” correct grammar?

Whatever is left can be given away. Initially this seems like a complete sentence, but it seems odd to me that the verb phase involving "is" is used as a subject. Could someone explain why or why ...
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I deposited the funds? [migrated]

Should I say: I was deposited yesterday the funds OR: I deposited yesterday the funds. Can I add the 'was' or I'm not allowed to? Thank you in advance
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Use of the term 'disappeared' - meaning 'exterminate' [duplicate]

Is it correct to say “...a young man who had been ‘disappeared’.” I need this to align with a statement used earlier in the text: “Many civilians simply ‘disappeared’ with no trace found afterwards.” ...
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The front and back door(s) are red [duplicate]

If I have only one front door, and only one back door, and they are both red. Which is correct: The front and back door are red; The front and back doors are red. I feel that (1) looks ...
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“One thing to note” or “One thing to be noted”? [closed]

Just stumbled which to use when I was writing something. "One thing to note" seems to be used much more often, but clarifications from experts would be helpful.
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comparative correlative with 3 parts

Is it possible to construct a comparative correlative sentence with 3 parts? e.g., The more he walks, the less energy he has, the more tired he gets. or must it be split into 2 parts, e.g., ...
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Is “is sent” correct?

File is sent. File has been sent. Is the line above grammatically correct? What is the correct one and what is the difference between both of them ?
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when and how I can use plural form of a noun.

I am still confusing on when I should use plural form of noun. For example, "Nancy survived her five-hour ordeal by following another intuition: She engaged the dangerous stranger in constant ...
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Between 'decide' and 'an object', are prepositions like 'on, upon, about' extraneous?

Caution: This question concerns the verb 'direct' followed immediately afterwards by an object. To ameliorate readability, I eschew the use of blockquotes below, where I quoted the OED. [Source:] ...
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How did 'so' mean 'so that'?

so, adv. and conj. = 24. so .. that [=] in such a way, to such an extent, that 25. a. With omission of that, = sense 24. 26. a. so (that) , in limiting sense: On condition that, provided that, ...
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“Enquire from someone” vs “enquire with someone”

Which is the correct sentence from these two? Can you enquire from her? Can you enquire with her? I tried to search the internet but most results talk about the difference between ...
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Sentences lacking subject

As shown above, you can use this sentence. When needed, you can have this candy. You did more than necessary. Those sentences have one thing in common. After word as, when, and than, ...
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Why is there nothing between those two words?

None of them, not a single one of them, tried to do it. Why is there nothing between "none of them" and "not a single one of them"? They are simply connected by a comma and I don't know how ...
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Why is “union” an exception to the “a/an” rule? [duplicate]

Usually when a word starts with a vowel, we will use "an" before it. But for union, it is "a union" not "an union." It is not explained in the previously mentioned a vs an why union is an exception. ...
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The “Since… then” construction

Is the construction "Since... then" correct? E.g. Since it's a right triangle, then the Pythagorean theorem holds. It sounds and feels wrong to me, and I think someone once told me it's wrong, ...
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“He could do the job, as expected.” Is ellipsis used in this sentence?

This is a question concerning superfluous element, because I cannot think of other rules that would allow the deletion. If it is not superfluous element, please notify me. He could do the job, as ...