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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Does “deep exhale” fit into this sentence example?

(Ex. These loose leaf papers could be easily blown away, even by a kid's deep exhale.) I know that if I put >even by a kid who is deeply exhaling<, instead of what is in my example, the sentence ...
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Is this sentence elided?

He weighs no more than 150 pounds, perhaps 149 at most. In this sentence, I think either a) something between "150 pounds" and "perhaps" has been elided or b) the semicolon is replaced by a ...
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Trouble with translating (and specifying) foreign proper nouns into English

I'm translating a tourist guide book from Czech to English and it turns out I have yet to grasp some of the grammatical structures possible. I want the English translation to be quite simple and ...
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Verbal phrase as object complement

I have you returning the car on August 9 here at the airport. Dose "returning the car" act as an participle phrase as an object complement ? OR Does the phrase "returning the car" act as an object ...
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Participle phrase v.s Gerund phrase

Question : "I saw a man wearing a pink shirt as he came into the house." As a object complement, which phrase complete the object in the sentence above? Participle or gerund phrase?
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Grammar and sentences

Is it correct to say "the way by which they are employed"? I tried to say "this is the way in which the action should be applied. What is the correct thing to say?
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How to correctly state that a person was thrown from a vehicle in a crash [closed]

In a recent news article, the author uses the phrase "...when she was ejected from the car." A comment on the website mentions that "eject" is a transitive verb, and would not be correct in this ...
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Deletion of “and”

He was left with two options. One was to disappear as far away from Spanish territory as possible, the other was to receive a bullet through his neck on the spot. This sentence bothers me ...
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Is this worded correctly? [closed]

The sun and fun pictures never do adequately express the feelings of being there.
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Subjunctive or indicative: “was” or “were” after he [duplicate]

I have a doubt regarding which it should be: He acted as if he were owner of the place or He acted as if he was owner of the place. Which is correct?
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Is it correct if I ask “Which anniversary is it?” to know how long they are married for?

Is it correct if I ask "Which anniversary is it?" to know how long they are married for ?
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Which is correct - “Isn't that I?” or “Isn't that me?”

"If the evidence changed… isn't that me, who’s dead?" or is it "If the evidence changed… isn't that I, who’s dead?"
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On the share vs on shares

"Well, after the Civil War they died off pretty fast, livin' in poverty on the plantation, which was allowed to go to ruin. Finally only four girls were left, sisters, livin' in the old house and ...
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Can your's ever be used? [duplicate]

I have a specific sentence in which I feel inclined to use "your's" but in not sure if it's correct. Then sentence is: "Every story has a beginning - This is your's." What "your's" stand for here is ...
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Client compliance, client's compliance or a client's compliance?

I'm working on a job application covering note and I'm really struggling with one particular phrase. Here's the full sentence: "I possess strong analytical and investigative skills as demonstrated by ...
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use of “at the same time”

i want to re-write the following sentence in a nice way Modernization and globalization have where changed various walks of life, at the same it has also affected the food industry. please suggest ...
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Is it okay to say “easier” after a verb?

Is it correct to write 'browse easier' and 'search easier'? When I use my Word grammar check, it doesn't correct them. Edit: Perhaps I shouldn't have mentioned the grammar checker at all. I was ...
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Can I say “read how”?

I have a user interface where I want to tell the users "Please update your configuration before uploading (read how)". Is the "read how" part grammatical? For various reasons I can't have the ...
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Fictional writing: Beginning sentences with a verb

Would the structure of the following text be linguistically correct in a fictional write-up: Her beauty arises to action. Pierces my camera lens. Stabs the prism. Please take note of the latter ...
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Am I using “as well as” right?

I would like to ask whether my usage here is right or wrong: Inman had started a long journey. He met persons who helped him, as well as persons who tried to turn him in to the Black Guard whose ...
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Make a sentence from the term “computer literacy”

Is it okay for me to write “having computer literacy”, since the word literacy is a noun?
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Is this the right way of framing the sentence

I am preparing my resume and I would like to have your opinion on the grammatical correctness of the following sentences. Taught Laboratory sessions, graded home works, exams for PH 101 (Course ...
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They are going to be letting me out next week

I am reading a book "Second hand" by Michael Zadoorian in which a boy visits his ex girlfriend in the hospital as she attempted suicide. There is a sentence which creates some difficulty to me: "They ...
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the use of “ in more recent years…” [closed]

Is this sentence correct? In more recent years, she’s been teaching English for academic purposes to undergraduates at the university of Iowa.
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Would “What he did, he started these buisiness” be correct?

I was reading the Catcher in the Rye, and I have seen some expressions like this. Where I lived at Pencey, I lived in the Ossenburger Memoial Wing of the new dorms. What he did, he started these ...
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to have fun “on a journey” vs “in a journey”

Richard Branson in an interview with Motivated magazine was quoted as saying: To have fun in [my] journey through life and learn from [my] mistakes. Source: PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENTS OF 5 ...
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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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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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Problem in 'talking to a lot of people' [closed]

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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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! [closed]

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? [duplicate]

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 [closed]

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 [closed]

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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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.