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

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How can word “and” be deleted in this sentence?

This food looked horrible, (and) even grotesque. In this sentence, do I have to put the word and before phrase even grotesque? And if I don't have to put the word and, what is the rule that allows ...
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Are these sentences considered grammatical?

So here is the question: His eyes, still on me, were blazing with fury. I know for sure this sentence is correct. But what about these: Still on me, his eyes were blazing with fury. and His ...
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Need help for a sentence!

I am trying to make this sentence but I am not sure if this is grammatically correct? Any help would be much appreciated. Here is the sentence. ''Therefore I had bought my first car in December ...
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Can I say “where I expect to use them for certain”?

I am correcting a document where a sentence like "Where we expect to use them for certain" appears. From my point of view, the word certain implies, well, certainty, while the word expect implies ...
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“Stay in touch in case you will” — possible?

Is the following sentence correct? I am not sure about the future tense after the "in case". Tried googling but could not find any phrase like that.. I would like to stay in touch in case you will ...
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Subject-Verb Agreement regarding two singular subjects

I overheard a conversation today regarding a random topic and one of them said: "There is one man and there is one PC in this picture ." The other person tried to correct her friend by ...
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Is a preposition of place required when replacing “where” with “that”?

A preposition appears to be needed when that is used in sentences such as: That's the store where I bought my computer. That's the store that I bought my computer (at?). with exceptions ...
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everything was up to my expectation [on hold]

I received the phone and that I liked it and everything was up to my expectation.
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The correct syntactic usage of “Only”

Question #1: Which of the following sentences has the correct syntactic usage of the word "only"? Question #2: What do the remaining sentences mean? Examples: Only I gave him $1. I only ...
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Gravity pull vs. gravitational pull

I've been reading "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen R. Covey and I feel like he's misusing the word gravity in a couple of sentences. "Habits too, have tremendous gravity ...
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Can anyone tell me the name of these sentences?

I am a chinese student and one of my friend, a chinese, wrote sentences like this: Just a little above me, he was fighting with all his might. On the summit of the mountain, he cried with joy. He ...
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Is there a grammar error here: “He does nothing but chase girls all day”?

I found this sentence in a book written for English learners: He does nothing but chase girls all day. But I feel that 'chase' should have been 'chases' (so to agree with the sentence subject ...
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Is the word “by” necessary when modifying a percentage figure

I am writing a resume. Which is correct,and why? I grew sales 30% introducing new products to market or I grew sales by 30% introducing new products to market.
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How to use the word “magistricide”?

I’m having a bit of trouble using the word magistricide in context. I’m leaning towards using the word suicide as reference, but I’m still not sure if it’s correct. So given the model of “a failed ...
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They studied there for three years. They studied for three years there.which sentence is right? [closed]

They studied there for three years. They studied for three years there. Which one is right?
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Does it make sense to say “someone is the reason and purpose for me of doing something?”

I'd like to put this in acknowledgements of my dissertation, expressing that someone is very important to me: X is the reason and purpose for me of writing this dissertation. But is that a ...
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Is the emphatic pronoun (itself) felicitous and grammatically used? [migrated]

"Stay there itself, I'll be there in 10 minutes." Is the emphatic pronoun (itself) in the above structure felicitous and grammatically used? If not, what else word would be appropriate there? ...
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“In accordance to the rule” and “in accordance with the rule”

Is it correct to use preposition "to" in "in accordance to the rules" or it has to be "with" as in "in accordance with the rule"? I have found usage of "with" more frequent but have seen few instances ...
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“With his face (being) red, he shouted at the top of his lungs.” Which sentence do I have to use? [closed]

Which of these are correct? And if both are correct, what's more natural? With his face red, he shouted at the top of his lungs. With his face being red, he shouted at the top of his lungs.
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Is “my clothes disintegrated, victims of the sea” correct? [closed]

I came across this sentence as I was reading a book: My clothes disintegrated, victims of the sea. I think saying: My clothes, victims of the sea, disintegrated. would be correct. Which ...
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“Both are right” or “either are right” [closed]

Can we use "either are right" to mean "both are right?"
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“To ask” or “for asking” [duplicate]

It is a great place for asking questions. OR It is a great place to ask questions.
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Should “the” be used here? [on hold]

Improved social and economic conditions enhance health status and ameliorate (THE) problems of addiction.
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Should “is” be used here? [closed]

The point is that money does not change hands as randomly as (IS) suggested by the aforementioned kind of statements.
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Is it correct to say “I'll share it for the millionth time”

If I want to share something on social media with others, something that I've extremely enjoyed listening to or watching. would it be correct grammatically if I said: I'll share it for the millionth ...
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Grammar from the Final Empire

When’s the last time you slept in an alley, shivering in the cold rain, listening to the beggar next to you 1)cough with a sickness 2)you knew 3)would kill him? Is "cough" a verb? Is this a correct ...
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“There were people there that I didn't even know who were”

That was about the only title I could think of that accurately describes the problem. The situation is whenever you go somewhere and there are people/things there that you don't know. Instead of ...
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Can I use “because” and “if” consecutively in a sentence?

This is the sentence in question: I would like to be able to make an unlimited number of wishes because if I wish for money, life, and love, I don't have to work and I don't have to be afraid of ...
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Can I use 'different different' in a sentence? [closed]

Is this a correct statement? - "He asked me different different questions."
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One year young - young

If somebody says my baby is one year young rather than one year old,is it grammatically acceptable?
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When can I use “peoples” in a sentence and have it be grammatically correct? [duplicate]

I need help for this story I'm writing. I have been told before that you can't use the word "peoples" in a sentence because it is not grammatically correct or doesn't exist by many people. If I were ...
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'My' or 'me' handing myself over? [duplicate]

For the following sentence, which is correct? If my handing myself over buys you some time, so be it -OR- If me handing myself over buys you some time, so be it. I struggle with the rules for this ...
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Chaste and virgin - adjectives associated with feminine gender alone

Do the adjectives chaste and virgin associated only with feminine gender? Can they be extended to masculine gender or any other corresponding adjectives associated with masculine gender?
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English grammar usage [duplicate]

'I will attend a conference next week ' & 'I will be attending a conference next week ' which is correct?
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How do we use the word “landfall” in a sentence?

May I ask for a specific sentence using the word "landfall"? which has a definition of: a reaching of land as by a traveler, craft, or storm according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. ...
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nothing is holding *thinks up* if you need something [closed]

I received an email with: "I just want to ensure that nothing is holding thinks up if you need something." I know what he meant:"I just want to ensure that you're ready (or you can use what you need) ...
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Using the word “Influential”

A Japanese friend asked me this: When I want to say that someone has influenced me, I can say "influenced by". When I am skeptical of someone or doubtful of someone, I can say, "skeptical of" and ...
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meaning of as - as in following sentence [duplicate]

"The Plaza hotel is as near as it gets to the best shopping along New York's famous Fifth Avenue." Whats the meaning of this sentence?and what does as-as means here?
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Is it “grammar error” or “grammatical error”?

We say “spelling error”, which seems to imply it would be “grammar error” since both spelling and grammar are nouns, whereas grammatical is an adjective, but I can’t help think “grammatical error” is ...
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Are All Compound Nouns Countable

Are all Compound Nouns Countable? for example traffic is an uncountable noun but traffic jam is countable. sorry for my mundane question
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How does this sentence fare grammatically? [on hold]

One cannot forget those [who/whom] left such an indelible mark on [his/their] [life/lives]. I am unsure as to which words to use in the bracketed options.
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“As if you have” vs. “As if you had”

I saw this advertisement while waiting for the subway in a town in Germany: English fit for travel, as if you have your teacher with you. Is this proper English? I would have said it should be ...
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Choose the correct answer from a.b.c or d (duplicate) [closed]

.......the radio you can get news in different languages. a)By b)With c)On
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Is it correct to use 'being' after a noun? [duplicate]

I found the following sentence in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English (5th Edition): You can’t expect them to sit still for that long, children being what they are. For me it sounds weirdly ...
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Ditto ,when do I use it?

How do you use the term "ditto" when you're expressing the same sentiments,I.e. I told someone,"it was good to see you last week." They responded "ditto,seeing you too." Is this response correct?
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Talking or talking about

I always have wondered if there is any difference between these two sentences : I am not talking science here. and I am not talking about science here. If yes, then what is that ...
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Which of these is grammatically correct? “lay foundation to” or “lay foundation for”?

The last line in one my admission letters is "...and also to lay foundation to my long term career goals." Is it more correct for me to write "lay foundation for" ?
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Function of participle [closed]

I know that the participle can be part of a verb to express continuous tense, perfect tense, passive voice. And it also can has a separate line as an adjective. The participle adjective have either ...
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What if we met tomorrow? vs What if we meet tomorrow?

I just asked a friend: "What if we met tomorrow?" My girlfriend called me out on it and says it should be: "What if we meet tomorrow?" In my head both sound fine, but I know I couldn't say: "Could we ...
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After usage is correct or not?

After traveling for a number of days, their dry rations run out. After traveling for a number of days, the fourth youths run out their dry rations. Which sentence is correct? Please.