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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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What's happening in this sentence using “far away”?

"David and Emma live far away in the mountains." What grammatical role do the words "far" and "away" have in that sentence? I realize that "far away" must be an adverbial, that can be both a ...
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'I like how my family is supporting me with this?' 'I like how my family is supporting me in this?'

Which one is correct? 'I like how my family is supporting me with this?' 'I like how my family is supporting me in this?' So this is in context of they(the family) is supporting me with the ...
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Get into vs Be into

I had a hard time explaining to my friend when he asked that there was a difference between Get Into and Be Into . As for me , I use them interchangeably. Is there really a difference with them ? ...
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The difference between two statements [PUNCTUATION] [duplicate]

Sentence 1: A is friend of B who is eating an apple. Sentence 2: A is friend of B , who is eating an apple. In which Sentence it can be said that A is eating apple? Does the usage of comma change ...
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What does broad, broader and broadly mean? [closed]

When I say they are broadly known as this, they are broadly classified into two, A broad reason, A broad feature, A broad category, A broader reason, A broader category. What does broad broadly and ...
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What is similar word “does not take advantage”

I have a sentence The method A does not take advantage of X, Y, Z What is similar sentence to rewrite it? Thanks
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Is it right to say "I don't live here naturally?

Can someone confirm or correct my grammar? Someone was asking me where I live. But my current address isn't my permanent one. So I answered: "I don't live here naturally." Was that correct? Or ...
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“Is” vs “are” with joined nouns

I have a two-sentence headline, and the question is about whether to use "is" or "are" in it: Ideas are everywhere. Strategy and execution is/are not. "Are" seems to agree with given rules, but ...
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It's + plural noun

Please consider the following sentences: 1. I want you to know that IT'S the decisions you should make. 2. I want you to know that THEY ARE the decisions you should make. which one is the more ...
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Should the word representation be used in the following sentence?

In the following sentence what should be used in the blank 'representation / array' and why ? In devising such scenarios and filling in the human family bush, researchers must consult a large and ...
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Where to put the word 'easier'

In order for us easier to perceive non-humans have agency... Is this sentence correct? If not, what's the correct one? I am confused where I should put the word easier in that sentence.
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Dead end, death end, death penalty, dead penalty, why?

Dead is adjective and death is a noun. So why we uses death penalty but death penalty? I suppose a dead penalty may mean a penalty that is dead or no longer exist. But why death penalty? Why not ...
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I'm an hour too late for something

The phrase: "I'm an hour too late for something" The question: What is more correct "an hour too late" or "too late an hour" here?
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What is the adjective in the following sentence (an extract from the leaves of wren and martin grammar book)

This is a grammar of the English. As far as my search result said me that the English means the people of England. Another doubt, can we use "a grammar", a means one out of many na? As
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Exceptions in subject-verb agreement

Why this is the first and the third question are correct but not the second question? Slow and steady wins the race. Mary and Susan love eating. The team are working well together.
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“following conditions exists” or “all of the following conditions exist”

In a technical description I've written "When the following conditions exist" and listed Condition 1 to N. When I said "When the following conditions exist", I meant "all the following" conditions ...
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Which is grammatically correct? Open or opens?

1)The quest of finding methods of expression that is authentic to oneself open up doors 2)The quest of finding methods of expression that is authentic to oneself opens up doors
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Is it grammatically correct sentence - “I did able to do that”? [closed]

Is it grammatically correct to say - "I did able to do that" ? to stress the fact that I was able to do something in the past but some reason I am not able to do this right now.
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Is it correct to say “proud of having met you”, or should it be “proud to have met”?

Is it correct to say "I have proud of having met both of you" I am proud of having met both of you. (past present?) I am proud to have met both of you. (present perfect?) What does the first one ...
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When you want to do something but don’t because it hurts [closed]

What is it called when you should to do something but don’t want to because it hurts but doing it would make you hurt less. For example, You don’t want to be positive because you’re unhappy but ...
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Pick up someone vs Pick someone up?

When referring to toddles/infants, we say: Example 1) Pick up the baby. But when my friend asks me a favor, they would say: Example 2) Can you pick John up from the bus stop? or... Example ...
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Using 'I' with 'who' in a sentence. Is this grammatically correct?

I am not sure whether the following sentence is grammatically correct. Could someone please guide me on this? Is there a better alternative? I am the new CEO of this company who has taken over from ...
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Difference between relationship and relations?

Which is the correct statement? She has outstanding interpersonal relationship with the group? or She has outstanding interpersonal relations with the group?
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Why is “…and others” wrong in this sentence?

Somebody asked me about this sentence: My business is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and others. I know that it should be "...and other holidays", but I'm struggling to explain why. Is this ...
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Gerund “advertising of” vs “noun ”advertisement of "

please refer to the following sentence. "Advertising / Advertisement of job vacancies in newspapers is very common in our country." Can we use either one in the question?
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need help in English grammar [closed]

Do you think this might help you? my answer : yes defiantly this might help me is my answer above correct ?
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important to vs important in

"These two estimates are important in obtaining the ddd law." "These two estimates are important to obtain the ddd law." Number 1 is an excerpt from my own research paper in maths, and I'm just ...
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from where vs from which

I am wondering if "from where" is an acceptable relative phrase when we refer to a location. For example: You should stay at a hotel near the main station, from where/which you can travel everywhere ...
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Usage of “could” in past to indicate “statements of fact”

I am aware of the usage of COULD in the following cases (list from Cambridge Grammar (https://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/modals-and-modality/could)): possibility in the present ...
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Thinking of / thinking about - which is correct [duplicate]

I am thinking about visiting my uncle in Bangalore I am thinking of visiting my uncle in Bangalore
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Can “Infinitive phrases” and “Participle phrases” be used interchangeably?

Infinitive phrase The Senate shall consist of two hundreds members to be elected by the people. Participle Phrase The Senate shall consist of two hundreds members elected by the people. I ...
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Is it OK to name a training day “Learn Productname day”?

I need a help from English native speaker on below. We are hosting some training sessions about some IT products. The company which products we introduce and train people about, say Productname. So ...
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Can 'too'be used immediately after the subject?

Let her too wake up to a hot coffee. (or) Let her wake up to a hot cup of coffee too. Here I am trying to convey that what she does for you everyday, you do it for her too. I want to use the ...
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How to use Assault for, assault on, assault to in a sentence [closed]

There is a confusion regarding the usage of the following words Assault on Assault to Assault for please give example to explain the same
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Conditional sentences (Zero conditional)

Are these sentences Zero Conditional: - If you get there first, please order a sandwich for me. - If you're a regular customer, sign up for the mailing list. As for me they are not. As I understand, ...
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Using neither at the beginning of a sentence

I would like to know if this sentence is correct: Neither have I received an answer from them to my email below, nor the institution followed up on this topic.
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come around sth or come around to sth

Which sentence is correct: "If you come around that CD, could you buy it for me?" "If you come around to that CD, could you buy it for me?"
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Be already + V-ing

could you please explain this sentence to me "The trade war is already hurting US companies in China". As I know "already" is often used with the present perfect or past perfect. Why they use it with ...
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Should I put world in plural or not, in this context?

Which of these 2 sentences is grammatically correct? If you are coming from the A or the B world If you are coming from the A or the B worlds (world vs worlds)
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Subtle difference between 'said to' and 'told'

He told her it'd take 2 hours to repair the car. He said to her it'd take 2 hours to repair the car. What's the difference between both sentences?
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how to use a prepostion after “finding”

there: Anybody can give me a kind reply for the preposition that could be properly used after "finding". My sentense is: I will give you feedback on findings of/on/about/in any significant change of ...
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To + ing question [migrated]

I've been having a hard time trying to understand this specific grammar point: the "to + ing" structure. So my question is: Which sentence is correct? Work hard to stand out from the crowd. Or Work ...
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Experience (of) creating software

I'm trying to phrase the following sentence for my portfolio: "I'm a C#/Js/Python developer with 10+ years of experience creating software at corporations and cutting-edge startups". I'm confused ...
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Is “what would you rather she does?” grammatically correct?

Someone said "what would you rather her do?". It didn't sound correct to me. So, I said it's "what would you rather she does?". Someone else said it isn't correct either and said it's "what would you ...
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Are my verb tenses correct?

“Never have I imagined that the day will come when my dad and I have a coherent conversation on electricity related topics.”
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Can I say 'in a manner of compliance with'?

I have this sentence: Some of the code has been auto-generated by ..., in compliance with ... I think I would better use in a manner of compliance with, because the compliance is achieved ...
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Why can I write the same word twice in a row and still be grammatically correct? [duplicate]

A sentence such as "I'd had an ice cream" is correct, and but when there is no apostrophe it becomes "I had had an ice cream"... Is this ok to write?
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Was /were Priya and Susan in the library yesterday [closed]

Was/were Susan and Priya in the library yesterday?
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Grammer for a timeline

I have a web page that I will add to as changes are done to our software. What is the correct grammer. For example: March 2019 xxx company releases the 1.2.45 version ... or March 2019 xxx ...
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How do you form adjectives?

Are there rules to adjectivalization? English is my native tongue and I somehow just realized all the different forms adjectives can take. We can have: Nouns: -al -ary -ful -ic -ical -ish -less -...