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

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Is this sentence incorrect?

Euler ascertained that 231 − 1 = 2147483647 is a prime number; and this is the greatest at present known to be such, and, consequently, the last of the above perfect numbers [i.e., 230(231 − ...
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Ironic question “Do you now?”

From time to time I encounter the sentence "Oh, do you now?" which I suppose expresses some kind of irony. Is the question grammatically correct? The question was asked also here: ...
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Can you say “accurate to”?

For example: The building is accurate to its schematics Is this invalid use of the word "accurate"?
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all three loop types - no the?

Loops allow stored programs to execute statements repetitively. The MySQL stored program language offers three types of loops: Simple loops using the LOOP and END LOOP clauses Loops ...
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Use of the word “familiar” with “people” [closed]

Can I say that I am not familiar with the people of my place? (Taken from the OP's comment below) I mean that I don't have acquaintances in the place where I stay, as I am quite new to the ...
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Is there a standard ordering for the question mark and the exclamation mark used together?

We've all wanted to express certain questions, rhetorical or not, with annoyance, excitement, surprise, frustration and so on. What better way than with both a question mark (?) and an exclamation ...
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“Fall from” vs. “fall off”

Which of the following sentences is correct? She fell from the bike. She fell off the bike.
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I can't get it: It will vary amongst database systems who has what function

It will vary amongst database systems who has what function, or even whether they use the same function name. Asked a native English speaker "does this sentence make sense to you?". His answers ...
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Can the word 'formatting' be used as a noun?

Can the word formatting be used as a noun like in the following sentence: Consider the formatting of this JavaScript code... Or is it a gerund which should be used without an article: Consider ...
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Does “I don’t have either late-night nor between-meal snacks” sound natural?

Does the sentence sound natural? I don’t have either late-night nor between-meal snacks.
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The Nissan manual or the Nissan's manual?

I would like to know which of the following sentences is correct and if possible, a source accompanying your answer. (Note: Only choose which sentence is correct as regards to the title, do not mind ...
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Is “Am I needing to. . . ?” grammatical?

In the course of answering this question, we have evoked some dispute over whether the phrase Am I needing to read this book? is grammatical. I think it is correct, although not common, but ...
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For to ask if this title is grammatical

Being in a country where Spanish is spoken natively, when folks speak English, I often hear them using phrases of the form "for [infinitive]" (e.g., "for to ask"). It strikes me – somewhat ...
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Singular or plural in these sentences . . [duplicate]

I've often written sentences like these: The structure and linearity here is [are?]what is [are?] stifling creativity. Compare: The pencil and pen are in the room. [Where is seems wrong] The project ...
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How to train concentration on environment (when trafficing)? [closed]

In reference to how to concentrate while in the midst of traffic. Is this a correct statement: "How to train concentration on environment (when trafficing)?"
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Let it be done - grammatical analysis

How should the phrase "Let it be done" be interpreted grammatically? What confounds me are the following assumptions, some or all of which may be wrong: "Let" implies imperative "it be done" ...
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“This box of matches is empty”

There are several Japanese books teaching Japanese students how to write in English. I found this example in 『英作文参考書の誤りを正す』 (Correcting Errors in English Composition Manuals) by Michio Kawakami and ...
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What is the right form for writing this sentence?

I was writing a letter of application for a university; I wanted to start my letter writing: "I am writing this letter to express my interest in becoming part" and then I got confused, I am not sure ...
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Is this redundant pronoun use “grammatical”? [closed]

Is this sentence grammatically valid or not? People who achieve they do this with perseverance. One of the two answers to the earlier question Unnecessary pronouns: “The President he issued…” ...
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“My” twice in a sentence

To settle a disagreement, is the following sentence grammatically correct? It's slowing my paying my debts off.
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think it fair criticism (grammar question, can't understand)

In the past, SQL has been criticized for having an inappropriate name. Structured Query Language lacks a proper structure, does more than just queries, and only barely qualifies as a programming ...
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When is a gerund supposed to be preceded by a possessive pronoun?

I assume that the following sentences are grammatically correct: He resents your being more popular than he is. Most of the members paid their dues without my asking them. They objected ...
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When someone says, “I do not feel that good”, what does that mean?

I have heard it many times in movies and shows. I think it means "I do not feel very good" or "I do not feel as good as you think", but why do we use "that" here, and is it correct?
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“I'm going to take and stir the cake mix”

Please explain why this sentence is grammatically incorrect. I'm going to take and stir the cake mix.
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“Looks really well” or “Looks really good”? [duplicate]

Which of the following sentences is correct? Could you use both? Why is this? "That dress looks really good!" "That dress looks really well!"
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If and would construction

If I do all this, I would have such a story to tell. Is this sentence wrong? I've searched it up and it's wrong according to grammar guides -- but I've seen it so often. The would is supposed to ...
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“How many rooms left to clean?”

I want to express how many rooms have yet to be cleaned before the work is finished. Is this correct: How many rooms left to clean?
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Any opened supermarket near?

I want to know if this sentence is correct: Are there any opened supermarket near? If I want to place "Do you know" before the question, which is preferred? Do you know if are there any ...
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Is the [partial] statement “Essentially in theory” grammatically correct?

Ok so my full statement was Essentially in theory, the answer would be yes. Is it grammatically correct, or should I use one or the other: essentially or theory?
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Why do we say “Present Arms” instead of “Present Your Arms”?

There is a military command to Present Arms. And, depending upon the military and the situation, the typical response is to either salute or hold one's weapon in front of them in the prescribed ...
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“Moving house” vs “moving houses”

Which is more natural between the two of these sentences? I plan to move house next month. I plan to move houses next month. Are there any places where move houses should be used over move ...
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Grammatically correct usage. [duplicate]

Happy Holi to You and Your Family. Play Safe! Is anything grammatically wrong in above sentences? In which category does the second sentence fall? Can we replace Play Safe! with Play Safely!. Are ...
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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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Is the sentence “I think you have got a temperature” correct? [closed]

I'am an English speaker living amongst people who speak english as a foreign language, this sometimes gets me very confused. I found following sentence in an english school book: "I think you have a ...
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“For how long have you been…” vs. “how long have you been…”

Ante-scriptum: The question should be quite a frequently arising one, so this might be a duplicate. If it is, I haven't found it previously asked here I don't know if the title is meaningful, but ...
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“Anyone has” or “anyone have” seen them? [closed]

So I thought I'm sure about this and my instincts say that: "If anyone has seen them .." would be right but then again when I said it like: "If anyone have seen them .." I started thinking which one ...
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“Old days” or “olden days”?

Sometimes I use the phrase "back in the old days". I was recently in a class where the trainer kept using the phrase "olden days." Which usage is acceptable?
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I am perplexed by this sentence [closed]

I want to know which sentence is correct "you take a optimistic view of life" or "you take an optimistic view of life"
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Providing transparency on or providing transparency of?

I am wondering about the wording of this sentence: Empowering solid decisions by providing transparency of the system landscape and IT processes. I'd like to ask if "on" can be used in this context ...
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Is “I am optimistic that <something will happen>” correct?

Is it grammatically correct to say the following? I am optimistic that compilers will improve their error messages in the future.
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Is it correct to say (Name of University) Academic Community welcome guests and participants to the first youth congress of ~?

I saw a tarp with this text: (Name of University) Academic Community Welcome to the First Youth Congress~~~~ June 15 - 17, 2013 (Name of University) Social Hall Theme: ...
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“All the faith he had had had had no effect on the outcome of his life” is it correct

"All the faith he had had had had no effect on the outcome of his life." Is this a grammatically correct sentence?
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Is “statistics” singular or plural?

Statistics shows that people are having fewer children these days! Statistics show that people are having fewer children these days! Which one is grammatical?
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“In time” versus “on time”

Which one is correct: Submit your work in time. Submit your work on time.
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“The time and place” or “the time and the place”

A. He still hasn't told us the time and place of the meeting. B. He still hasn't told us the time and the place of the meeting. Q1: Which of the above sentences is correct and why? More ...
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Is it correct to use “My minor endeavours”

Would it be correct to use "My minor endeavors" in this sentence: "My minor endeavors through my high school kept up my curiosity in computers". If not please suggest an alternative and it would be ...
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“Congratulate for” vs. “congratulate on”

Which is correct? I congratulated him for coming first in the race. I congratulated him on coming first in the race.
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“I like it that” vs. “I like that”

I want to express the following: You are blaming me for your lack of concern and I like that (in a sarcastic way). Which one of the following sentences would be correct? I like it that your ...
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Thanks be to you, John

Is "Thanks, John." a short form for "Thanks be to you, John."? Is "Thanks, John." a sentence?
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Can I say, “the article claimed”, “the focus of the article is”, etc.?

I once went to a writing centre at a community college and asked if it's more correct to write the article explains... or the author explains.... The instructor replied that the latter was preferable, ...