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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poor sentence example to fix [on hold]

Initial contact person for students and visitors to the Campus both in person and over telephone, greets callers, provide as much accurate infprmation pertaining to their need and if necessary forward ...
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What is the role/function and origin of “to” being used in the idiomatic phrases “there's something to him/her/it” & “there's nothing to him/her/it”?

"something to him/her/it" Google Books (to him): Google Books (to her): Google Books (to it): The phrase meaning "there's something (with respect to/about) him/her/it (that is observable/...
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Why is “on” not used in “…given under my hand this x day of y of z”?

The legal documents generally use an expression like: ...given under my hand this x day of y of z. I always wonder why is "on" between "my hand" and "this" missing in the expression? I have ...
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Choosing between objective and subjective pronouns

Which of the following sentences uses the correct pronoun forms and why? My parents met in Havana -- him an artist and her a singer. My parents met in Havana -- he an artist and she a singer.
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multiple times vs many times [migrated]

I want to say that I remember a name if I hear it three or four times. What should I say? I remember a name if I hear it multiple times. OR I remember a name if I hear it many times. I ...
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“If found then please let me know, so that i can raise this issue to security” [on hold]

"If found then please let me know, so that i can raise this issue to security" Please tell me the grammatical errors in this sentence.
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Mark the letter A, B, C, D to indicate the correct answer [on hold]

Which one do you want? - I don't want_______ A. both B.neither C.either D.each She arrived___a helicopter A. on B.in C.with D.by They prefer to go____their car than____the train. A. by-on B. in-on C....
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How to understand 'ducked and rolled'?

“I just ducked and rolled,” said Jacob Lutz, a Cleveland State University graduate student who went to the protests on Public Square with one of his professors. Does duck=dodge? And the word 'rolled' ...
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Is this correct: My wife, Susan and I are considering a move to Marshall to be closer to our daughter, Megan [on hold]

My wife, Susan and I are prayerfully considering a move to Marshall to be closer to our daughter, Megan.
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How should I understand “resulting research effort”?

Each discipline has contributed techniques and perspectives that are characteristically of its own, and the resulting research effort exhibits an intriguing blend of these different flavors. In this ...
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“Don't hold me against your decision”—grammatical?

There's a fairly common expression: "Don't hold it against them", meaning "Don't blame them for what has happened". But does this exact phrase make sense: "Don't hold me against your decision"? ...
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Use of the definite article [on hold]

Please could you help me with the correct syntax of the following sentence: Breaking Barriers: A seminar on the English language as a unifying force Breaking Barriers: A seminar on English ...
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Difference between 'spake' and 'spoke'?

The King James Bible interchangeably uses 'spake/spoke', 'sware/swore' and 'bare/bore' for the simple past tenses of 'speak', 'swear', and 'bear', respectively. Were their interchangeability an ...
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How to paraphrase It is “possible” and “impossible” to clauses into that clauses?

Please help me to recover from my splitting headaches due to the usages of “possible” and “impossible”, especially in case of “ how to change it into that clause or when to use ”should“ in that clause....
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Comma rule for sentences of the form “I [verb 1], and [verb 2], [direct object of verb 1]”?

Apologies for asking such a basic question, but I couldn't find an answer to the question (neither in here, nor another website). General form of the sentence I have in mind in question title. Here'...
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Is this sentence grammatically correct? [closed]

It's not your fault, it's your insistence on being right what make you suffer.
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In Hospital or In the Hospital? [duplicate]

I am a Brit that grew up in the USA. When discussing a relative that has fallen ill, my father often said, "Your aunt Jenny has fallen ill and is in hospital again." Is this proper English? I would ...
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Describing an inaccurate statement

I would like to describe a statement as failing to be accurate, but I'm struggling to articulate it in a manner which may be considered grammatically correct. I had initially written: "Not only does ...
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Is either usage of until right? [closed]

"until I have money, I don't care about it" vs "until I don't have money, I don't care about it"?
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“replace with” vs. “replace by” in the sense of substituting strings

Given that both prepositions are acceptable in general contexts with a slight deviation in usage, meaning, and voice ("Replace with" versus "replace by" has a too wide scope), let ...
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Em dash, semicolon, or comma? [closed]

"You don't deserve to witness the best of me— not even a glimpse." "You don't deserve to witness the best of me, not even a glimpse." "You don't deserve to witness the best of me; not even a glimpse." ...
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Electric cars are easier to make our dreams come true than gas fueled cars [closed]

Electric cars are easier to make our dreams come true than gas fueled cars. This sentence does not sound right to me. Can anyone explain why I might think so.
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What types of words can be appended to a keyword to produce a legible phrase? [closed]

I'm creating a random business name generator. For example if I provide the word: cars, the generator will create a handful of random words such as: robot cars cars united penny cars cars delight ...
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Is this sentence correct?

Please help me correct this sentence the baby suffer from defects due to deformities that were left behind I know it might be wrong. I translated it from my native language.
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“Who” in a Sentence [closed]

Saw the following sentence, and it threw me off a bit: "It's you who keep us inspired." Is "you" or "who" the subject of "keep"? Can "who" be either singular or plural, but it's plural in ...
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Not only…but also [duplicate]

I'd like you to help me with this sentence. Thanks in advance! " Not only laws should be enacted about (or on) littering environment , but they also should be effectively enforced ." Is ...
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Would + present tense usage

Is this sentence correct? When she comes back, I would tell her. I know this is correct, because the would acts as the future tense of the past tense. When she came back, I would tell her.
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Using “then” at the end of a response

With no prior conversation, person A says to person B: "Your mother would've been very proud of you." Person B then says: "You didn't know my mother very well then." Does "then" work here? It doesn'...
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which one is correct does vs did

which one of those sentence is correct grammatically :- 1- does my weight has increased 2- did my weight increase Thanks in advance
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“Duration of the time” or “duration”?

I am not sure whether or not we can, for "duration of the time", write just "duration". Here is the text which I encountered the problem in writing: The expressions "bosom friends" and "bosom ...
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She would break“ or ”She broke": which is better in this sentence?

Have a look at this sentence: (A) She would broke/ (B) a plate every day/ (C) when she came to Delhi last month/ (D) No error. I think part (A) of the sentence is erroneous, and I want to know ...
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Proper use of the word “increasingly” [closed]

Decision making is an increasingly global challenge. Is the word "increasingly a proper usage of the word?
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Is this sentence correct? With the colon and all? [closed]

I need this for a piece of creative writing I'm doing for school. My teacher said there was a problem with this: I saw anxious people on their phones and minutes later I heard long wailing ...
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…is/was a posthumously recognised writer

A colleague of mine wrote this sentence- Anne Frank is a posthumously recognised young writer. I say 'is' should be replaced with 'was'. My reason- the meaning of the sentence should not change ...
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Can “Not everyone can love you” be used in this situation? [migrated]

Can "Not everyone can love you" be used to mean "It's impossible for you to be loved by everyone: there will always be some people out there who hate you"?
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Usage of the 's [migrated]

Should I use Video options or Video's options when referring to a few video properties that can be edited?
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Confirming and Agreeing [duplicate]

As I was told to ask a new question, I better do. :) On the Internet I read the folowing conversation: Question: Do people say No to mean they are in agreement with negative statements? Answer: We ...
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Which is correct here? Came vs Come

This seems like a simple question but I'm stuck. I'm writing about Millennials and want to reference their background. Which is correct (and why)? Below is the sentence and (because it may be ...
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“Expectations of” vs. “expectations for”

There are some questions related to this topic (Usage of "expect to" and "expectation to/of" and "Need of" vs. "need for"), but I haven't found one directly ...
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“Not enough memory” vs. “no enough memory” [migrated]

Which is correct? Why? Not enough memory No enough memory The first variant seems to be significantly more popular on the Internet than the second one.
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“Kind of ” as an answer

From EGT: "Kind of and sort of are very common expressions in speaking. They soften other words and phrases so that they do not appear too direct or exact..." Are the next sentences correct? A: Are ...
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The matter of something [migrated]

I just read some articles saying that Google just announced it's latest Android operating system named Android "Nougat". I wanted to comment about this announcement, I said I thought "Nugget" ...
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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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“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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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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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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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 ...