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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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'In', 'on', or "to'?

So, I'm writing a story and in this specific sentence I've written "He could give you a head start to finding out who you are". I'm just wondering if 'to' is the correct word usage here or if 'in' or '...
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introduce a book for grammar [on hold]

I am studying grammar and I am curious to know if there exist any book that have lots of exercise that identify every word role (adverb, adjective, auxiliary verb, noun and ...). even having something ...
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Question Related To verb: English Grammar [closed]

What is the purpose of having a different verb form ( usually 3/4 verb forms for most of the verb and 8
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'That Has…' or 'That Have' [on hold]

The following doubt came to my mind when I was trying to solve a grammar worksheet. 'Even the deepest wounds that has been given/have been given over a long time by all the cruelties of the world....
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Em dash and conjunctive words [on hold]

Can you use the em dash after and/or before conjunctions such as, and; so; because; which; then; as; etc etc
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Is it correct to use relative clause in this way?

"The line graph compares the percentage of people in three countries who used the Internet between 1999 and 2009" The relative clause supports the meaning of the words before it, in this case, the ...
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Usage of second sentence posed as a question [on hold]

"He might wait till Christmas to gorge on rum cake. Why should you?" This is an ad copy for an online food delivery site. I want to know if the second line - Why should you?, is grammatically ...
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Confusion in was and were: The diameter length of X,Y,Z was/were 4,5,6 respectively

I am confused with the usage of was vs were in the following sentence: The length of diameter of three plates X, Y, Z was/were 4, 5, 6 respectively. I am not sure which one is correct: was or were. ...
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“A vs. One” in this context

As well as hoping to encourage children to catch the reading bug, WBD also hope to get reluctant adults hooked on books. So, for the first time, WORLD BOOK DAY will also have an adult focus, with the ...
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Is the grammar in this article of this student constitution correct?

I am currently disputing my eligibility to run for president of my college's Student Government. The grounds on which my opponents are seeking to exclude me from the ballot fall upon the following ...
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‘Not until’ VS ‘until’ [migrated]

It was not until his third match that Mendoza won. It was until his third match that Mendoza won. What is the difference between two sentence?
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Need urgent help with these MCQ Questions [closed]

These questions popped up in a practice test that was provided by the Ministry of Education. I have asked around 3 English teachers about these questions and all 3 have given me different answers.. ...
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“All the apples” or “All apples”? [duplicate]

Which one is correct? "All the apples on the tree are ripe" or "All apples on the tree are ripe".
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comperatives and superlatives [closed]

There's an exercise witch is called comperatives and superlatives. No4 of the exercise says: A)To our great surprise we found one immediately. B)The surprise was all...……………………………………………………….. In ...
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How to use but in english [closed]

It's correct say "someone but me" to tell someone else who hasn't to be you? Like "he choose someone but me"
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“It was or they were?” in this case

"My grandparent told me a lot of stories about the past, and it was such stories that help me to understand more about the difficulty that he used to face" I just want to use the structure "It was ......
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Subjunctive mood & inversion

“Be any person guilty of a crime, the court shall have the right to appeal ”. My teacher told me that this was a instance of the subjunctive inversion, where “if” and “should” are both omitted. And ...
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my room be cleaned vs my room cleaned [migrated]

As I know ‘my room be cleaned ‘ is passive The meaning is ‘my room cleaned by someone else.’ So I confused the sentence-> Would you like to have your room cleaned now? Why isn’t this sentence be ...
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When do we use each of these (in/on/at)?

Is there a clear and easy way to tell when to use each one (in/on/at) ? specially in places where they sound very similar like "Do you feel sleepy at school or at work?" / "The players were on court ...
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Should I say 'a consequent result' or 'a consequential result'?

My doubt is between this: The damage is a consequent result of the conflict And this: The damage is a consequential result of the conflict I've found several references to this on the web, but ...
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Complete the passage given below [closed]

Given below is a passage with some blanks. Can someone fill it?
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“in extended detail” or “to extended detail”?

"This example is presented in Ch. 3, and studied in extended detail in Ch. 4"? Or "This example is presented in Ch. 3, and studied to extended detail in Ch. 4"? Thanks!
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Is it “more just” or “juster”?

I was recently writing a sentence and added the words "more just", only for my extension Grammarly to flag the phrase and suggest "juster" instead. Is "juster" really a comparative form of "just"? If ...
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The word 'has' usage [closed]

In British English, is the word "has" ever used? Seems not, because of a slight difference in AmE and BritE noun-verb agreement structure.
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“Do not do A, or do B”

A sentence from here: Do not accept any inputs that violate these rules, or convert the inputs to safe values. Does this sentence prohibit conversion? Or does it encourage to do? Note: I found ...
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Can a predicative complement be expressed by an ing-form?

This books can be regarded as following in the footsteps of such an epic as War and Peace. Is the sentence correct? Does the bold phrase (ing-form) function as a predicative complement here?
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Is this a question or statement [closed]

How cold it is in the forest How should this sentence be punctuated?
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How to use “specialisation” in a sentence [on hold]

My specialisations are in the German and English languages. My specialisations are the German and English languages. Is "specialisation in" appliable? Also, Should I use "language" instead of "...
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How to better say “ I don't just want to…” [closed]

typing a personal essay. Needing to better say "I don't just want to help my clients..."
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Grammatical correctness [on hold]

Are the following statements correct? Pl help 1.Toys which you gave my children work perfectly 2. The toys which you gave my children work perfectly.
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Children's sports activities or children's sporting activities?

Could you tell me what is the difference between children's sports activities and children's sporting activities?
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What is the grammatical functions of which is reading available in the rainy season [closed]

Grammatical name of which is reading available in the rainy season
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Fill the passage with appropriate words [closed]

Once upon a time a merchant went to a fair to sell his wares.in the evening he set (a)____to his village.He placed the bag of money (b)____the saddle and (c)____his way home. The way lay (d)__ a thick ...
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Using Simple past and past progressive

We had a chat while we waited for our flights. Is Simple past also used after While? I saw it in a grammar book, and I'm not sure if it's correct.
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Plural or singular noun in this case?

"The line graph illustrates the amount of goods which was delivered by road, water, rail and pipeline in the UK from 2000 to 2005". Should I use "amount" or "amounts" in this case? (I am writing a ...
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When to use a duration or the duration

Is it correct to say a duration of six months starting from March 1st or the duration of 6 months starting from March 1st?
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Is the following sentence about knowing people correct? [closed]

I want to convey the idea that I got to know a certain group of people because of a movie, all of us like that movie. “(Movie’s name) led us to come across each other”
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Is the word “supporting” being used properly here?

In an effort to prove someone wrong I want to know if the use of the word "supporting" fits that sentence.
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causative passive vs simple past

I have some confusion about the doer in these sentences: (1) I should fix my PC. (2) I fixed my PC. (2) I should have my PC fixed. (3) I should have my homework done by tomorrow. so who is the ...
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Difference between dependent and independent clauses

In the sentence "It's raining, but I'm happy," "but" is a coordinating conjunction. Both of the clauses are independent, right? However, doesn't "I'm happy even though it's raining" mean the same ...
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Hasn't vs haven't [closed]

Which one is correct to use she hasn't received the letter. she haven't received the letter.
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Grammatical Error: He is such a man who is liked by everyone [closed]

Is it grammatically correct? He is such a man who is liked by everyone.
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Tell + to-infinitive vs Say + to-infinitive

The road sign is said to be from as early as the 19th century. Few would doubt this sentence is perfectly correct and idiomatic English and it's pretty much the same as saying "people say the road ...
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Why aren't degree modifiers complements?

As far as I've been able to figure out, in the CaGEL* framework, complements are items that are licensed by some other element (generally the head), so that if an item has to be licensed, it is per ...
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Function of PPs with predicative complements

According to CaGEL* (e.g. p.636 ff), prepositions can take predicative complements, as in [1] She worked as a waitress [2] He passed for dead [3] I took you for granted [4] They left him for ...
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Is this sentence grammatically correct or not?

Is this correct? Such cooperation can prepare students to be good team players and understand the value of other people’s perspectives. Or should it be "...players and to understand..." Or would ...
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Does This Make Sense? "Pride of lion reclaims to it all that belong” [on hold]

I'm writing a poem and I'm stuck. I can't figure out how to phrase this: “The land is our fathers’; our courage is strong. Pride of lion reclaims to it all that belong” I want the rhyme and rhythm ...
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use of 'at the latest'2

There is a time schedule of musical band in festival Band A at 10:50 AM Band B at 11:50 AM Band C at 14:50 PM Band D at 18:50 PM if all bands will perform in same day, which band ...
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correct usage of 'to' [closed]

which sentence is correct and why? 1.If you had told me,I would have helped you solve the problem 2.If you had told me,I would have helped you to solve the problem
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Is this a proper sentence? [closed]

I cannot agree with the decision of sentencing her to prison. Is the sentence grammatically correct and does it make sense?