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Questions tagged [grammar]

This tag is for questions about morphology and syntax, the two elements of grammar. DO NOT USE THIS TAG IF YOUR QUESTION IS ABOUT WHETHER SOMETHING SPECIFIC IS GRAMMATICAL. For such cases use the 'grammaticality' tag. Also do not use this for punctuation or spelling (orthography); those are not about grammar, and they have their own tags.

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Which of the following is wrong and why? [duplicate]

what is the grammatical error in the following sentence and why I will do it when I will go home.
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What is the difference between you owe me money and you owe my money

I read all the answers about "owe" but I am still confused. My question is not about the meaning of sentences, it's clear but which grammar rule is used in these sentences: I owe you some money (and ...
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Time with time adverb [on hold]

Which is correct? I met him at 5 O'clock yesterday I met him yesterday at 5 O'clock. based on comments of capitalization and morning/night : Which is correct? I met him at 15 o'clock yesterday I ...
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he raised his upper body with his left knee and right foot on the ground

what i want to describe is in the picture i attached thank you
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A question about “seems like (as If, as though)”

He seems to be happy. It seems that he is happy. (formal style) It seems like (as if, as though) he is happy. (informal style) 1) Sentence #1 ; I assume that 'to infinitive' functions as subject ...
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I scratched my head when I read the meaning of word impartial

I read something today, and that's the word impartial. Many days ago, in the same book I read the difference between uninterested and disinterested. The author stated in an example that a judge ...
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From my early age vs From an early age

When I'm going to start a sentence with From my early age grammar checker shows an error. It's suggest me to use From an early age Is there any major different with both of the term.
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buying local food habit: right or wrong

"There are a number of steps that can be taken to promote buying local food habit among local people" Is it grammatically right or wrong? should I write: "local food buying habit", "the habit of ...
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Wedding Invitation Sentence Structure

Would love some help with this. I'm creating a wedding invitation card and am confused on how it should be written. The invitation is for my dinner reception. I'm the grandson of Mr. & Mrs. ...
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He ___ owner of that place

I want to convey a meaning that, a person was and is owner of that place. Obviously, saying "he was always an owner of that place" is other way of saying it, but it means- right from the start. This ...
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Looking for the grammar terms to describe the components of a question

Questions like these: "How do I increase productivity in my organization?" "How do I increase pro-social behavior in my community?" I want to say that in all of these questions, the second part (e.g....
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On or in the sea? [on hold]

Where should I use 'in' and where 'on' with the sea? For example, 'Pirates are just robbers in the sea' vs 'Pirates are just robbera on the sea' which is correct? And why?
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Passive voice of “Get rid of” [migrated]

What's the passive voice of "get rid of"? I want to change below sentences into passive voice but seems I can't make it properly..... Or any other alternative words can be used, Thanks! 1) Mary got ...
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Expression with “starring” [on hold]

I'd like to compose a phrase with a movie title, a lead actor and 'starring'. For example the title is "Top Gun", a lead actor Tom Cruise. In this case, which is/are correct and the most popular? ...
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What is the usage of “of” in this sentence?

What is the usage of the 2nd "of" in this sentence? the duration of the x-ray pulse can be of picosecond duration Why is it not be this? the duration of the x-ray pulse can be picosecond Is ...
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What is the meaning of the “will already have…” structure?

I am wondering about the meaning of a sentence which includes the "will already have...." structure? The exact sentence is a part of IELTS practice test which says: " ....in today’s tutorial we’re ...
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Is it correct to say “He was breaking his own record.” after ten minutes of victory? [migrated]

Context: The car race has just ended ten minutes ago. He not only won the match but broke his own record. Breaking a record in sport takes only a moment. And it just makes sense to me that we are not ...
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Now surround or Now Surrounded? [on hold]

"I then walk to a mirror to observe my dark brown eyes that have grown brighter with age and the fine lines that now surrounded my smile." Should it be "now surrounded" or "now surround"?
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“being” usage as relative clause

I'm dwelled on usage(s) of being in the following sentence. Even with the model of memory being just physical memory, several options are possible. Can it be written alternatively as the ...
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Reported questions

In reported questions, there is a simple rule of changing the order of the sentence into a non question order. like "what's the dinner" changes to "she asked me what the dinner was". However, ...
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Can anybody help me about tense question below?

As the victim .... motionless on the ground, the killer .... his weapon? A) has been lying / reloaded B) would lie / had reloaded C) is lying / has reloaded D) lay / was reloading
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The usage of plural form of “percentage/proportion/number…” [on hold]

I wonder when I should use words such as proportion, percentage, number, amount, level ... in the plural form. For example: The percentages/percentage of boys in 6-11 and 12-16 age groups ...
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Inversion of subject and verb [migrated]

Question one: Are the following sentences correct? And why? Statement A: After storms is not necessarily a bright sky. (I think it will be correct only by inserting there between storms and is) It ...
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Is the repeated use of units in sentence okay?

Consider the following sentence: Also on Fig. 2, is the estimated price of a pizza at five locations along the highway (z=0, 4, 6 and 8km). or Also on Fig. 2, is the estimated price of a pizza ...
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have still to vs still have to

" researchers have still to decide whether smell is one sense or two- one responding to odours proper and the registering odourless chemicals in the air. " Can I ask you guys why it's not still have ...
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The problem of mood and voice in English grammar [on hold]

I am a university senior for the time being, and I have to make a presentation for the subject "The problem of mood and voice in English grammar" although I know about voice and mood in English ...
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“had rained” or “was raining”?

Last week I had a test and there was a confusing question: we had to put the bare verb in the brackets into the correct forms and that question was: ""When I woke up last night, it .... (rain) heavily....
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Similarity finding best grammar [on hold]

If you had the text abcxxcde, how would you go about counting the number of similarities? Would there be be 1 because one type of letter (x) is the same or 2 because there are two letters that match?
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'Kindly make sure to let's know'

I received an email from my team lead, which says: Kindly make sure to let's know the challenges you faced while working on the project. It was the reply to my email which presented challenges. ...
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usage of Me v. myself

Is "Feel free to reach out to myself, Howard, or Jane." correct? Or, should it read "Feel free to reach out to me, Howard, or Jane.".
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without being seen by anybody [migrated]

I have sentence They left the house without being seen by anybody in this sentence why being seen is used can you tell me the grammar
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Please help me correct grammar, vocabulary and puntuation, and condense each paragraph [on hold]

Câu 4: Please:- a) give up to three practical examples of how you intend to use the knowledge, skills and connections you will gain from your scholarship. Possible tasks can be personal and/or ...
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A question about 'Past Perfect'

everyone! I'll appreciate, if anyone could explain me the usage of past perfect in the following sentence, since the past perfect, I assume, is unusually refering to 'later past'. "The frustrated ...
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What is wrong with this question [migrated]

I have a sentence My wife ate eleven snickers, and I'm trying to ask about the quantity of snickers. I know that the question How many snickers did my wife eat? is correct, but what is wrong with How ...
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Interpretation “has been entered”

I am having a hard time interpreting a specific phrase. The phrase is "A judgement has been entered." If a judgement was previously entered, and it was then removed. Would the "has been entered," be ...
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A question about “seems like” (as If) [on hold]

He seems to be happy. It seems that he is happy. (formal style) It seems like (as if, as though) he is happy. (informal style) 1) Sentence #1 ; I assume that 'to infinitive' functions as subject ...
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Why do we say “in range” but “out of range”?

Is is the pair of expressions "in range" and "out of range" just an idiomatic outlier? Maybe not, as you can put something "in the list" or take it "out of the list". But I can think of other in/out ...
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Can I use 'judge to Noun'? [on hold]

"When on the hunt, snakes judge to perfection the very instant that separates life from death." I saw this sentence. Can I use 'judge + to Noun'? I thought it can be only used as 'judge + Noun'. ...
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Which one is more correct? [duplicate]

Is it grammatically wrong to write This means you are a great leader. Or should I write This means that you are a great leader. Also, when I reply to someone's comment, is it more accurate to ...
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Before / until the end of

I have a sentence: "If you haven't paid for the trip yet, please do so before Friday afternoon" . Does it have the same meaning with "You have until the end of the school week to pay for ...
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What is the origin of “Here's why” - what is it gramatically? does it have a name?

Ive seen its use increase over the last few years. Mostly in online articles, as a "catchy" / click baity title , in the form: "Here's why $thing" ; or "$statement!. Heres why" apostrophe optional. ...
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Why do verbs need to be pluralised when you are using a name at the beginning, but not when you use 'You' at the beginning? [migrated]

Examples: 'You like cake.' and 'Lucas likes cake.' 'You run fast.' and 'John runs fast.' Why are the verbs pluralised when the name is used? Thanks!
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A guy at the gym asked me, “what did you hit today?”. And I replied,“Bro, my workout is legs and arms” [closed]

A guy at the gym asked me, "what did you hit today?". And I replied,"Bro, my workout is legs and arms". Actually, completed my workout before he asked me and now I'm thinking that I should have said "...
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How to use word in parentheses

I wrote a sentence: Figure 6(top) shows that....... while figure 6(bottom) shows.... Does this sentence look grammatically clear with using parentheses? Do I have to leave a space after number 6, ...
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Grammatical problem [on hold]

Question 24,27,41,45 Please help ~~(☻-☻)
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what is the grammar of all showing in this scentence? [on hold]

It contained a number of channels lined by a sequence of holes, about 50 centimeters deep, all showing burn marks and filled with ashes. all showing???
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Which of the following sentences is written correctly? “…while being in your house” or “… while you are in your house”? [on hold]

In the context of: if you were to receive something. Ex. A package or groceries. Ex. 1. You can get your groceries while being in your house. Ex. 2. You can get your groceries while you are in your ...
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A sentence that confuses me [migrated]

The sentence is "The fact was, however, that she was always dreaming and thinking odd things and could not herself remember any time when she had not been thinking things about grown-up people and the ...
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Is “you Chromebook” correct grammar in any dialect?

As a learner of English as a foreign language, I believe from what I learned that "you Chromebook" is not grammatically correct in "standard" English (as spoken in formal situations in the UK, US etc)....
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“sit back down again” — Tautology or no?

I'm curious about whether the phrase "sit back down again" (along with anything similar, like "stand back up again") would be considered a tautology or if another term would be a better fit here. To ...