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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 ...

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Complex noun phrases [migrated]

Chains, of volcanic islands called archipelagos, provide evidence that the hotspot stays in place as the tectonic plate passes over it. A) NO CHANGE B) Chains of volcanic islands, called archipelagos,...
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How do I make plural the act of doing a “save as” on my computer? [on hold]

I did "save as" 10 different times. How do I make "save as" plural? I did 10 "save ases"? That seems so weird. Is that correct?
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Which use of “give way” is more natural?

Which of the following is more natural? In terms of family structure, the number of extended families decreased and gave way to nuclear families. and In terms of family structure, the ...
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, which…to / , to which

I asked him where he was and why he wasn't answering, which he responded that he was fine and he was at home to. I asked him where he was and why he wasn't answering, to which he responded ...
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Usage problem: to the comfort

Is "to the comfort" correct phrase ? I read it in a newspaper article. The sentence is: Which self-respecting PM would tolerate this to the comfort of his PM's post ?
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were controlled by … or controlled by [on hold]

X factor controlled the accumulation of A and B in a soil, so which one of below sentences is correct to explain that. The accumulation of A and B in the soil were controlled by X factor The ...
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Potential error on ACT practice question

The chemistry that Bacon first learned was really more like alchemy that used poetic, esoteric language to describe the interactions of metals and minerals. A) NO CHANGE B) alchemy, which used C) ...
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Verb Question (Become vs Became)

I'm not sure which one of these is the correct one: Many natives have found their courage deep within, cultivated it, and become aware of what was going on in their country. Many natives have found ...
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Should I use ‘and’ in a list? [on hold]

Is it essential to use ‘and‘ in a list of nouns/ pronouns as in “He and I went together”? Is “He, I went together” wrong?
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Usage of semicolon before because

I was always taught that when I have two independent clauses with the usage of because separating them, I should add a semicolon before because. Is this correct? Example sentences: He dragged me ...
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“Starting on [month]” versus “Starting in [month]”

What is the grammatically correct or better way of writting the following: Starting on February, I noticed the change. Starting in February, I noticed the change.
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The apples are sweet. Are ____ from Kashmir? [on hold]

Which pronoun should be filled in the blank "they" or "these"?
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Please help and correct me [on hold]

am i correct if i send calendar invite with the history of the communication to plan a meeting and say" Please find hereby the dialing details for the call".?
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Which is correct: “…as a new…” or “…as new…”?

I've been having this discussion for a few months now: should I write "the molecule has been identified as new anti-inflammatory drug" or "the molecule has been identified as a new anti-inflammatory ...
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Which of these is right?

I have three sentences here, and I'm not sure of which one to use. 1 She walked home, and slept immediately after. 2 She walked home, and she slept immediately after. 3 She walked home ...
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Has “N times less” become commonplace?

I've heard more and more people saying "A is N times less than B" in many contexts. I even saw in a news journal (forgot whether it was Time or Newsweek), "The object was 3 times closer than the ...
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What is the proper way to express a future action that depends on a past event?

I'm writing an assignment description. Users have to push one of two buttons on a robot. They are referred to as "left" and "right". Once the user pushes one of the buttons, the robot will take an ...
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I'm not sure so… are these sentences grammatically correct? [on hold]

she realized she had been going to drown. she had been been extremely frightened and decided to save breathe to submerge and to push herself off from the wet sand. fortunately, she managed to survive
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Please correct for me this sentence [on hold]

May you please send me the names of people that need to be invited. We need about 8 people from your side.
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Usage of plural of “Industry”

"Analyze the differences between American and Japanese Construction Industry through site visits." versus "Analyze the differences between American and Japanese Construction Industries through site ...
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two prepositions following each other

This is a title of an article , does is make any sense in English grammar? The effects of the age on human trust in and acceptance of self driving cars. if you look at the sentence again, two words ...
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Ground for dropping the article the

"The input activates this innate structure, but only input of a very specific kind (i + 1) will be useful in altering a learner’s grammar." What is the ground for omitting the article "the" before ...
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There is no/not salt

We have many options/structures to show we have run out of sth, “there is no salt”, “there isn’t any salt (left)” and so on. But how about “there isn’t salt”? In this context I know it is not correct, ...
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What part of speech is “while” in “We will rest for a while”?

What part of speech is while in "We will rest for a while."? My teacher says while is a noun, but I feel that it is an adverb, as it comes as an answer to the question "We will rest for how much ...
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Correct the following sentences : [on hold]

(i) I can’t bear with stress of modern life. My ans: I can't bear stress of modern life. (ii) Yesterday I reach home very late. My ans: Yesterday, I reached home very late. (iii) I studied in ...
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Why is the phrase “for the life of me”?

I can’t understand why the phrase “for the life of me” isn’t “for the life of mine.” Mine is a possessive pronoun, not me. You don’t say, “Some friends of me.” You say, “Some friends of mine” OR “Some ...
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Sentence Grammar - Object Problems

My friend is a grammar enthusiast. He has a particular problem with this sentence. Waze lets you allow, avoid, or avoid long stretches of unpaved roads. Please correct and suggest a fix. There ...
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Alternative to “less good at”

Is there an alternative, yet polite way of saying: "For those less good at English" I know it's technically correct but it doesn't sound right to me. The context is that we are offering a service ...
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Is it correct to say “Can I use your help…?” [migrated]

Is it correct to say "Can I use your help.....?" E.g Can I use your help with fixing the radio? It'll be a scenario where I need help with something. For the radio example, it'll be either to help ...
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Punctuation in Compound/Complex Sentences [on hold]

What is wrong in the below paragraph? Grammarly says some punctuation in Compound/Complex Sentences? Please review it. I am writing to you regarding your complaint that you have raised for the ...
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capitalization of compound proper noun

Is "Glasgow area" a compound noun? Can we write "Glasgow Area"? Glasgow area is in lower case in the Oxford Dictionary in the definition of confine: The work will not be confined to the Glasgow ...
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Is “Have you some water?” a grammatically correct sentence?

I believe it same as saying "Do you have some water?" Is it?
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Is it correct to say ' The close proximity of our friendship aside, the other two are nothing alike.’ [on hold]

I'm writing a book and need help with the structure of this sentence. I'm 13, so if you could explain it concisely, that would be amazing.
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(In American english)“He'll do anything you ask him to”(10 years before today) but he's not like that anymore, so what should I say now?

1.He would have done anything you WOULD ask him to! 2.He would have done anything you WOULD HAVE ASKED him to! 3.He would have done anything you HAD ASKED him to! Which is correct?
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What is the meaning and the grammar behind the second sentence?

I specifically need help understanding the "to recommend a wine firm in whose hands you could not go very far wrong" part. Thanks. "Previous governesses had limited their conversation on the wine ...
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cell products depend on [the?] concentration?

Which of the following is grammatically correct: "Other cell products may depend on concentrations of ... ?" "Other cell products may depend on the concentrations of ... ?" If both are, is there ...
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song was vs song is

I just watched a video of Britain Got talent and the video consists of an introduction and story of the singer and then her performance, I liked all of it so I shared it to my friend and said "Song ...
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Correct listing

Should I say: price lis not a reflection of any sq footage listed or is not reflected by any square footage listed. Cost of primer/ sealer is listed separately.
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Could you help me check these English use? [closed]

Here are some passages provided by an English training institution. Would you help me find out mistakes in these passages? I think there may be some mistakes. But the teachers of this institution ...
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Is it right to say ‘since time immemorial’?

What would be the justification for placing the adjective after the noun in ‘time immemorial’? Is it appropriate to use the preposition ‘since’ here?
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Correct use of all manner [migrated]

I'm just looking at settling a debate of the correct use of 'all manner', with the word AN use beforehand. I'll give you an example sentence... He looked around and saw an all manner of contraptions ...
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Any more than that?

"the mental constitution of crowds is not to be learnt merely by a study of their crimes, any more than that of an individual by a mere description of his vices." is "any more than that" in this ...
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“Any” with Interrogative “ are there” [closed]

When do I use "any" with "are there"? For example, if I say : Are there books at your house? / Are there any books at your house? What is the difference?
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below mentioned sentence is simple sentence or tense sentence?

Below mentioned sentence is "simple sentence" or "present indefinite" sentence sumit is to go to park.
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Get vs Gets - Singular vs plural verb with singular subject and collective noun object

This is probably a duplicate, but I can't figure out what to search for to describe it. The question is "get" vs "gets." Specifically: "you may be among the 47% who get replaced" or "you may ...
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How to use “Would have to” in a sentence?

Please Look at this below sentence: "Teacher would have to do that" First of all, I do not know what kind of tense is this? Secondly What is the meaning of this sentence?
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Which is correct to use : was or were in the “If” Clause [duplicate]

which one, was or were is correct to use in the below sentence? If change was/were significant, different values should be detected.
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When can I omit the subject?

Can I omit the subject if it has been mentioned in a preceding sentence? For example, is the phrase inside the parentheses necessary in the below?: The sculpture A exhibits degradation at a ...
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Which places you're going to visit? vs which places are you going to visit? [closed]

Which one is correct and Why? Which places you're going to visit? vs which places are you going to visit ? Thanks
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you as the parent is / you as the parent are? [migrated]

Which is correct? You as the parent are aware of this letter or You as the parent is aware of this letter. Is it not the first because of you ... are, although parent is in a singular form? In that ...