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

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server replication or servers replication

In the title of a paper I'm writing, I want to talk about "replication" of servers, but I'm not sure if the object of replication should be written in singular or plural form. Should I write ...
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Grammatical number of compound subjects with indefinite pronouns

Nobody from the Police Department and nobody from the Fire Department is/are going to the rescue. Which verb agreement is grammatical or preferable for other reasons? Similar examples: ...
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Problem in 'talking to a lot of people' [on hold]

I told my friend that "I am talking to a lot of people" and he said this sentence is not correct. Can anyone help me find out what's wrong with the following sentence: "Talking to a lot of people"
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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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“Feel free to hit me up” — “at”? “on”? “via”?

If I'd like to let someone know they can reach me via this@emailadress.com, as well as via Twitter and Facebook, what's the most correct way of writing? Feel free to hit me up via ...
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Is “caught you unawares” correct?

I read a book and came across "caught you unawares". I kept thinking it's supposed to be "caught you unaware". Is this an acceptable form or was that a typo or something?
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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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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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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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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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How to use which?

Is it grammatically correct to say: A(x) and B(X) are the velocity and the temperature of the solution which we need to find them. Many thanks
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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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Sentence type, clause identification

I've been told that this is an example of a complex sentence: But then he took a great leap, trying to pull a high kick out of the sky. I see that the "but then" serves as a cohesive conjunction ...
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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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Preferred way to apostrophise in case of dual or multiple ownership by distinct entities [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Nikki's and Alice's X” vs. “Nikki and Alice's X” Consider describing the wedding of X and Y. If I want to avoid the overly-formal ...
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Possessive apostrophe for owner of owner of owner of

I've read Preferred way to apostrophise in case of dual or multiple ownership by distinct entities and "Nikki's and Alice's X" vs. "Nikki and Alice's X", but my ...
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'For while …, yet …' : Right quantity and use of conjunctions?

For while the capacity to overcome all opposing sensible impulses can and must be simply presupposed in man on account of his freedom, yet this capacity as strength is something he must acquire. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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“To include” vs. “including”

In the hot story of today (the U.S. Senate report on "Enhanced Interrogation Techniques"), I noticed the following: He was subjected to numerous and repeated torture techniques, to include being ...
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What is the origin of “GO + VERB + ING”?

The construction GO + V + ING is among one of the first things a learner is taught. Take for instance the verb swim, very often English expresses the activity in the present simple like this: I go ...
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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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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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“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 it correct to use “either” and “too” interchangeably?

The other day, I heard someone say: I want it either. It comes strange to me. I'm usually used to hear/say: I want it too. Is it grammatically correct to use either of them?
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Should “the” be used here? [closed]

Improved social and economic conditions enhance health status and ameliorate (THE) problems of addiction.
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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 “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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“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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What rules make “Remember me, who am your friend” grammatical?

An acquaintance recalled this specific example from an English textbook, but it is jarring to my native ear. Is this an example of prescriptive grammarians gone wild?
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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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Does “then before, now once more” mean anything?

Does the phrase then before, now once more have any meaning in English? Or does it exist just because it rhymes so nicely? Or does it exist at all? Likewise, what about that time then, once again?
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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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I can run faster than _____. (1) him (2) he?

Consider the sentence "I can run faster than 15 miles per hour." Its meaning is clear and to my eyes obviously grammatically correct. Now let me present some variations that have given me trouble for ...
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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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Is “in about” grammatical in “I'll reach there in about 5 minutes”?

Is it correct to say "I'll reach there in about 5 minutes?" Is "in about" correct in this sentence?
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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?