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Questions tagged [grammaticality]

This tag is for questions about whether something obeys the rules of grammar in English. The question must INCLUDE THE SPECIFIC GRAMMATICAL CONCERN. If your question is about grammar itself, please use the "grammar" tag.

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Two close prepositions; how do you not end with one?

I've always had difficulty ascertaining the way to approach structuring a particular type of sentence re: the situation in the question title. What I'm referring to probably isn't all that clear yet, ...
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I am aware the punctuation is incomplete. Just looking to see if you understand my poem. Thank you

Doubt I want to do better I want to be better for me, for you, for everyone that I love They tell me, I am a good person, and that I have so many amazing qualities I hope they do not mind if I take ...
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Is “Who art” correct?

I came across these lines in a hymn: Cherubim and seraphim falling down before Thee,Which wert and art, and ever more shalt be. I noticed that "wert", "art", and "shalt" were used with the subject ...
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Is “super stable” correct English?

A user quoted one my posts on another forum, and said I should have used the word "very" instead of "super". He also said I am corrupting the English language by doing so. Sentence: I have a ...
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Is “The cat paws in the water to get the fish” a grammatically correct sentence? [on hold]

Is this sentence, "The cat paws in the water to get the fish" grammatically correct?
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Many hold a master's degree [duplicate]

"Many of our employees hold a master's degree." "Many of our employees hold master's degrees." "Many of our employees hold masters' degrees." Which of the above is the correct expression, assuming ...
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How do I say that an infection was transmitted to me by droplet contact without sounding weird?

There's a list of ways an infection can be transmitted from one person to another: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transmission_(medicine) I can say, "This infection was transmitted to me sexually". ...
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Is this a reduced non-restrictive relative clause? Is it grammatically correct?

I think this is a reduced non-restrictive relative clause: "We find the best books, delivered to you." Which unreduced would be ""We find the best books, which are delivered to you." Or is it a ...
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Use of colon and semi-colons [on hold]

Is this correct use of the colon and semi-colon? Click on the image to enlarge it
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Can I end a sentence with “not on a par”?

Can I end the below sentence with "on a par"? Researchers have the ability to get all the data, however, the ability to make conclusions using that data is not on a par. I intended to say that ...
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After paying or after you paid? Part of my question [on hold]

I want to make important message in my website, but I'm not sure that it is both grammatically and syntactically correct. Here is the message: "Please, make sure that your question and attachments ...
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Is this statement correct? If yes, why? [closed]

It's 2 p.m. now. I was waiting for a bus for 2 hours this morning.
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We, Jim and I, went to the shop. OR We - Jim and I - went to the shop [closed]

Which of the two would be considered correct if not both.
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Is the following statement grammatically correct? [closed]

Employers have their employees that travel book hotels on the basis of location.
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Can I start a sentence with With [closed]

With your approval I will send her the registration information.
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Is this sentence corrrect [closed]

there I haven't seen you since morning. Is this sentence grammatically correct? Please assist me
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What's the difference between zig-zag, “Sicko mode”, and abrasion? [closed]

Can you literally please tell me what is the serious difference between zig-zag , "Sicko mode", and abrasion?
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“It's ok to somebody” sentence structure

I corrected a student as she had made the sentence "it's ok to Martin". I know that this sentence structure is incorrect, she asked why I had made the correction and I am having difficulty explaining ...
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Quotations or no quotations?

Should "Happy Birthday" or "Happy Anniversary" written on a cake or card be in quotations or is both with or without correct?
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imperative to -ing [duplicate]

Which one is right? the degree is imperative to consolidating my grasp on concepts and keeping me abreast of upcoming upgrades the degree is imperative to consolidate my grasp on concepts and keep me ...
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Probably use in sentence

I will probably move to the north soon. Probably I will move to the north soon. What is the difference between these two? Does Number one imply that there is a small chance I may not move at all?
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Is it redundant to say 'many various'? [on hold]

Is it okay to use 'many various'? One of the definitions Merriam-Webster gives for various is 1 : of an indefinite number greater than one So is it redundant to write a sentence like We went to ...
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Quarter of a mile vs Quarter-mile

Recently, I noticed that my sat-nav/phone app updated and changed its vocabulary from In a quarter of a mile, turn left to In a quarter-mile, turn left What is the difference? I know they are ...
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“He put on the shelf a box” — can this be considered correct? [duplicate]

Of course it would be preferable to say, "He put a box on the shelf," but is it incorrect to say "He put on the shelf a box?" This sentence was an item on a test for people with aphasia. The target ...
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The use of “majorly” to describe abundance of something

I hear the term 'majorly' being used often these days and wanted to check the correctness of it. For example, This article is majorly flawed. And likewise, The customer was majorly upset. If ...
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Sequential Possessive Noun and Contraction

While creating a program that randomly creates sentences with available words that I have preprogrammed, I found a set of words that work together normally, but when combined are questionable. That ...
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Should it be 'from the My Portal' or 'from My Portal'?

I have a portal (a website serving as a guide or point of entry to the World Wide Web). It has a name (let's say, 'My Portal'). So, which of the two is correct? Or are both viable? Get it from the ...
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Is “I am abysmal at writing” grammatically correct?

It sounds wrong to me - I would consider "My writing is abysmal" or "I write abysmally" as the correct forms. "I am abysmal at writing" sounds like "I am fast at eating" Is it correct or wrong? If ...
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Are con­junc­tions like “and” al­lowed be­fore a tran­si­tion word?

In this sen­tence, is it gram­mat­i­cally cor­rect to use and be­fore con­se­quently? He did not sub­mit the ap­pli­ca­tion by the dead­line and con­se­quently, his ap­pli­ca­tion was not con­sid­...
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Reading a sentence [migrated]

The accountant made the writer to sign on the check. They always make us laugh. In these two sentences .. why is to sign used in first sentence instead of only SIGN? In second sentence why is ...
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Which of the two words sounds more natural and common to native speakers? “Though merging/merged…” [migrated]

You know that the word 'merge' is both transitive and instransitive. Then in the following sentence, which of the two sounds more natural and common to native speakers? And why? Though (merging/...
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A lot has been happened this year. Is this grammatically correct? [closed]

If incorrect, then what's the correct statement?
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Long time no see [duplicate]

Is " Long time no see " Grammatically correct ? So I use to talk to native English speakers and they use it usually so I want to make sure if it's grammatically correct ? or " I haven't seen you for ...
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Is it ok to use just “Careful!” instead of ”Be careful!” preceded by “be”?

Is it “correct” if I say Careful! here without be in front of it? Careful! There is a car coming! Careful! Just one step back and you will fall off the cliff.
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every : refering to various objects for each subject

Look at this sentence:- Every elephant saw 2 monkeys. Is it possible that all elephants saw just 2 monkeys or there were 12 monkeys that every 2 of them were seen by an elephant? My guess is that ...
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Can “ap­pre­ci­ate” be used in this way?

(I am not a na­tive speaker.) I just got an email re­gard­ing a failed or­der that used the fol­low­ing sen­tence: I ap­pre­ci­ate that this will not be what you wanted to hear and for that I apol­...
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Subordinating conjunctions “who” & “when” as subject clause?

I understand who and when can be used as adjective clause for sure like the following sentences. The time when is good for us to meet has not been decided. The person who is qualified for ...
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Be hunger or be hungry? [closed]

If I have to give advice to my student, which of the following 2 sentences is correct? Be hunger to learn new things. Be hungry to learn new things. Please advise.
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Can I use the word “it” in this sentence?

Can I replace the second "supply chain" with the word "it"? Will this change still retain the exact meaning? "The supply chain associated with the semiconductor industry is dynamic which makes the ...
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“when” + present perfect, “when” + present continuous

Is it grammatically correct to say I remember that there were two memorable times when I have helped people Also I would like to talk about my experience when I was pursuing my master degree
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How to grammatically structure sentence

How does one write this correctly? I’m not sure if this should be in two separate sentences or maybe three. Are there really any guidelines on how to write something that we would normally express ...
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In the program or during the program?

What is the correct way to say I will learn the subject XYZ which is a part of the program ABC? Is it "I will learn marketing strategies in the MBA program" or "I will learn marketing strategies ...
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Past Simple + Present Simple Doubt

I'd like to know which of the following sentences is correct and, if possible, why one is correct and other isn't. He taught me how the world works. He taught me how the world worked. Cheers,
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“Who has you doing that?”

"Who has you doing that?" Can you explain the grammatical structure, and correctness of this? To me, a native speaker, and teacher, it is perfectly acceptable. However a non native speaker, also a ...
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Use of probably

I know that I will probably go back to my house soon anyway so I don't want to fully decorate. Does it mean... I know that I will probably go back to my house soon anyway so probably I don't want ...
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“Hello, welcome in” as opposed to “Welcome”

In the past year, I have noticed an interesting trend with some of the stores that I have shopped at with my fiance; when you first walk into the store, an employee will be at the door greeting ...
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Is it correct: “Let's suppose someone is trying to disarm you.”

I need help with the following sentence: Let's assume that somebody tries to disarm it. For example, at a demonstration for demonstration purposes on a quizlets product. My first thought was that ...
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Is “Thanks for staying with me here…” correct?

I want to express my thanks and appreciation for someone who has patiently understood, listened and bared me. Thanks for staying on this one with me... Is there some better way to say or text this?...
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About the usage of “had” in this sentence?

Epistemologically speaking, it is facts about the relationship had with the trusted that determines the justification of trust, it is not the mere absence of defeating reasons. (Source) It seems to ...
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Stranding “of” in subjects - Possible or impossible?

Observation Take a subject that contains an of-phrase (friend of X, president of X, writer of X etc.). Now try to question the element X after of by fronting the corresponding wh-phrase. Often this ...