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for questions related to definitions and nuances of meaning of a word or phrase.
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for questions about choosing the best word for a particular context or meaning.
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for questions seeking a single word that fits a meaning. If you actually seek a phrase, or don't care, see the "phrase requests" tag too. To ensure your question is not closed as off-topic…
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about how the grammar works: different grammatical usages, how they can be used, or what they mean.
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Grammaticality refers to whether something obeys the rules of grammar for English.
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the history of the origin of words and phrases.
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a group of words that make a unit of syntax with a single grammatical function.
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words that express an action, occurrence, or a state of being.
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for questions about the differences in the meaning of two words.
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words that refer to an entity, quality, state, action, or concept.
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words or phrases used to convey an idea, or else a particular term used conventionally to express something.
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a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words.
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for questions about correctly using a word.
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function words like "to", "over", "through", "in".
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for questions about the meaning of a longer passage of English.
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words, or phrases naming an attribute, added to or grammatically related to a noun to modify or describe it.
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applies to questions that deal with grammatical number: “singular” versus “plural”, and (rarely) also “dual”.
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the term used for the marks, such as the period/full stop, comma, dash, and parentheses, used to separate structural units, and perform other roles that clarify the meaning.
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for questions related to the English language as used in the United States of America.
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for questions seeking a phrase that fits a meaning. If you're specifically seeking only a single word, see the "single word requests" tag too.
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for questions about the sounds, intonation, and stress of how words are uttered or produced.
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a word that means the same, or almost the same thing, as another word.
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a system of terms belonging or peculiar to a science, art, or specialized subject, nomenclature.
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the body of words used in a particular language.
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for questions related to English as spoken in the isles of Britain and sometimes Ireland.
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for questions concerning the written representation of the English language, especially spelling and word breaks (including hyphenation).
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used in varying ways within various contexts.
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a word that modifies an adjective, adverb, preposition, phrase, or sentence, expressing some relation of place, time, circumstance, causality, manner, or degree.
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A set of forms taken by a verb to indicate the time and/or completeness and continuance of the action in relation to the time of the utterance.
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a word that can function by itself as a noun phrase.
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a type of language that consists of words, and phrases, that are regarded as very informal.
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a set of words that is complete in itself, typically containing a subject and predicate.
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for questions about the correct order of words in a phrase, or a sentence.
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a punctuation character that is placed on the baseline and looks similar to a single quotation mark.
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for questions about the history of a term or phrase.
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for questions about the usage of articles.