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

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Is it right to say “before since”?

I wonder if "before since" is right in my sentence. If not, could you please help me improve it? This company provides products since 2010. Consequently, there is no record of this product before ...
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I don't understande the usage of “either” in this sentence

"I couldn't sleep last night. I bet you guys couldn't either". Does the second sentence mean "I bet you too, guys"? Is it correct to use "either" like that or is it just slang?
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Are collective nouns taught at school (and one has to learn them) or are they just a fun thing?

I speak English as a foreign language and find it unique in several aspects. One of them is the large number of collective nouns, especially for groups of birds. Such high degree of specificity ...
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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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Error Correction possessive noun [closed]

Wrong Sentence-All the candidates felt that this year's question paper was too easy. Right Sentence-All the candidates felt that this year the question paper was too easy. Why is "this year's ...
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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 'post' and 'after' used interchangeably?

I notice few colleagues use 'post' almost everywhere. Today one of them said 'lets meet up post noon' and I thought shouldn't it be 'afternoon'? I could be okay with 'post lunch' but somehow 'post ...
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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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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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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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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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“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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“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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“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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Indefinite article before country name [closed]

We all wish for a Nigeria that provides and takes care of this countrymen. Is the indefinite article grammatical?
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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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“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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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, ...
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Sports commentators' English

Football commentators are not renowned for their erudition, but one particular usage I am finding wearisome. I am not writing this by way of complaint as I know that is not the purpose of the site. ...
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Meaning of “additive form”

I'm writing a inferential visual analysis and I'm not sure if the phrase "Additive form" makes sense. The phrase is meant to represent a persons added form (for example clothing). I'm using it in the ...
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“My interest in becoming” vs. “my interest to become”

I was writing a letter of application for a university. I wanted to start my letter by writing: I am writing this letter to express my interest in becoming part... and then I got confused. I am ...
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Is it correct to say “We did a make”?

When we build software using Make or a similar build tool, is it correct to say "We did a make"? Also, do we need to say "The files were built using make" instead of "The files were made"?
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Is it grammatical to have duplicate 'it'?: __ it it __

Is it grammatically correct to use the word it twice in a row? When doing so, do you have to separate the two using a comma? If there are different situations please use examples. My examples: ...
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Is it possible to get real property from the phrase “real and tangible personal property”?

My understanding from the research that I have done on the phrase "real and tangible personal property is has follows: Real and tangible are adjectives and is a conjunction that puts together ...
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Which is correct: “is solved” or “has been solved”?

In a technical environment, what is the most suitable sentence to use when answering to someone about a problem that they had and we solved it for them: The problem is solved The problem has been ...
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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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In time or On time?

Which is the correct way of saying: Do (sthg) on your free time. or Do (sthg) in your free time. Both variations are being used a lot.
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Pronoun Dilemma - "The winners of the contest were Morgan and me / Morgan and I [duplicate]

In the sentence 'The winners of the contest were Morgan and I', is 'I' or 'me' correct? I think it should be 'I', because 'Morgan and I were the winners of the contest.'
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Article “the” with relative clauses [duplicate]

I am not confident about my judgement as to whether or not "the" is required if a relative clause is used in a sentence. For example, The data can be collected on all the computers on which the ...
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is “Younger Generation” plural or singular

Is this sentence correct? I recently read it in an article: "How does younger generation spend their money." I want to know whether the usage of "their" in the above is correct
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“This cake, what is my favorite, makes me happy”

Lately I have heard many people using what in place of which in adjectival phrases: This cake, what is my favorite, makes me happy. This cake, which is my favorite, makes me happy. Is ...
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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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Change subject after “in doing so”

I was recently told in class that this sentence is correct: "He reprogrammed the system, and in doing so, we lost crucial data." It just doesn't feel right to me - my intuition is that the subject ...
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Plural of table leaf

In the context of a table leaf, what is the correct plural term, "table leafs" or "table leaves"?
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Is the adjectival form “to be concatenated” correct?

I have the following sentence: Fetch the transformations which need to be concatenated. Is the following adjectival form of which need to be concatenated correct? Fetch the to be ...
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“of the three” vs “of all three”

If we make a sentence comparing the age of three people, we can say "A is the oldest of the three." At that time, would it be possible to say, "A is the oldest of all three." Is the sentence ...
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“I used” or I've used"?

Which is the correct way of saying the following sentence (if there is a "right" way) I used different symbols to make it great. I've used deifferent symbols to make it great.