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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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Does this sentence make sense?

I will not have sexual intercourse with dogs anymore.
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To be vs have/has to be

the defintion of "task" word that google translator gives you is:- a piece of work to be done or undertaken. the question is:- why are not it supposed to be : a piece of work (has) to be done or ...
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Can a dependent clause refer to a word other than last word of independent clause?

For the sentence construction: "(independent clause), which (dependent clause)" could the dependent clause be referring to a word other than the last word (or phrase) of the independent clause? So ...
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Is it possible to use present and past in one sentence?

In On The Road Jack admits to Justin W. Brierly that he loves Neal Cassady because he reminds him of his brother, Gerard, who dies when Jack was five years old.
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Is “one of the single greatest” grammatically correct?

The Massacre is one of the single greatest historical tragedies in the history of the empire. I understand "the single greatest" is common usage. But does adding "one of" before it make it illogical, ...
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Difference of work

actually I have a confusion of saying work in, work at and work for. Now I am working at Vodafone is it right? is it right to say I am working as a technical support at Vodafone or for Vodafone ...
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Can I say “He cries when slapped by his friend”

If it is correct, could you tell me what grammar topic should I review to develop my knowledge?
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It this statement correct: “No darling, he would first learn the art of chopping the perfect onions”?

In the statement: "No darling, he would first learn the art of chopping the perfect onions." I wish to say that the person would first learn the art of cooking. But I'm not sure about the placement ...
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Can you check my grammar? [on hold]

This is an email to my teacher I want to send, can you check the grammar and error, please? The quiz was online Here is the email: Hey, I took the quiz today, But I didn't pass it. There were ...
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Can you say “The NOₓ are”?

Wikipedia says [...] Within the SCR catalyst, the NOx are catalytically reduced by the ammonia [...] NO2 is nitrogen dioxide, which is singular. x can take any one of a range of values, so NOx ...
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The car won't start , The car does not start , The car is not starting

What is the difference between these 3 sentences : The car won't start,I'll go by bus . The car does not start,I'll go by bus. The car is not starting,I'll go by bus.
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How correct is this sentence?

"This time of great political and social change also saw an artistic revolution, as the Impressionist movement arose to challenge the conventions of art." The use of comma before 'as' is confusing me....
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Can you use “with effect once (x has been completed)'' instead of ”with effect from (date)"?

It seems to me that "with effect" should always be qualified with "from (date)" when writing formal/legal letters, but there is some debate going on at my workplace. It's been suggested that we could ...
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Is it correct to use “could” when confirming something? [duplicate]

"I just want to confirm that I could be included in the committee although I am no longer affiliated with the university" Is the sentence above correct or should I use "can" instead of "could"?
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The usage of “was” before “down the line”

The sentence: from NPR transcript WOOD: John Derbyshire is - so he was a writer for the National Review. He has made claims such as intelligent, well-socialized African-Americans are as rare as ...
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Correct way to say it [closed]

I want to tell someone how amazing she is because she is a Taurus, is it ok if I say: Of course! You had to be a Taurus ! Is that the correct way to say it? Thank you’
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Is the sentence “I hope you are better soon” grammatically correct? [closed]

I'm Wondering if it's a valid alternative to to "I hope you feel better soon".
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“X had him thinking” or “X made him think”

I'm proofreading a novel and the author keeps overusing the word 'had' where he could use a more descriptive word and then adding '-ing' to the verb. It's not grammatically incorrect, but it's a ...
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many plural words in a sentence

Consider these sentences: I created an implementation of a semaphore in terms of a mutex. This is very easy to interpret. The author created a thing called semaphore in terms of one other thing, a ...
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How to understand the general meaning of a paragraph? [closed]

I came across the following paragraph: The ramifications of history as identity politics may not only spill over into traditional policy debates about who gets what and how much, but as the ...
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Can I not use “and” before the last name while listing multiple names?

If you were to thank multiple people, then would it be grammatically incorrect to not use "and" before the last name? For instance - Thanks David, John, Simon, Claire, Kelly. Also, you are expecting ...
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Is it a correct phrase?

Why does somethig doesn't comply with something[else]? (Maybe: Why does somethig doesn't comply something[else]?)
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“Led to the” or “laid the” [closed]

If I write "led to the foundation" or "laid the foundation," are both of them correct? Should 'to' be there in the first sentence?
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Difference between the meaning of “all young student” and “all young students”

Whole sentence is this: I firmly believe that graduating from a university is the goal of all young student. If I use 'all young students,' has it different meaning than the earlier phrase quoted ...
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Grammatical structure where an adjective precedes an article [duplicate]

In the English language, an adjective is usually in the attributive position where it precedes a noun, or a postpositive adjective where the adjective comes after said noun. It isn't that big a ...
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“Come to life” vs. “come alive”

I've heard both phrases used but would love to learn what the difference is and if one is more proper than the other. E.g. The green paint really made it come [to life/alive].
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I will help you now, if you will help me tomorrow. Is it correct/possible?

does that make sense, according to 'one author'? If you help me now, I will see you later. (help first, see later). correct. I will see you now, if you will help me later (see first, help later). Is ...
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Why don't we say “We're going eating”?

I found an interesting observation about the English language in this answer post: Try explaining to a Finn sometime [...] why We're going shopping is OK in English, while *We're going eating isn't[...
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'all the following are' OR 'the following are all' [duplicate]

Which of these is grammatically correct? "The statement is incorrect when the following are all true:" "The statement is incorrect when all the following are true:"
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Are these sentences natural to use to you? [closed]

I'm recently studying about off. Please check the below is correct of using off or the sentences are correct (and how would you change them) The sudden pull threw George off balance. He got a ...
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Differences between “intend to do” and “intend doing” something [duplicate]

What is the difference between "intend to do" and "intend doing" something? In this sentence could, it be used interchangeably? As biodiesels are becoming increasingly popular throughout the world, ...
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"that' in a clause

In a formal scientific writing, is it better to keep that in a clause where you can omit it? E.g. In an objective clause: This implies (that) the sun is the center of the universe. In a relative ...
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Is it correct to say “There have been more than one Muslim states”? [duplicate]

Is it grammatically correct to say "There have been more than one Muslim states"? If not, why? Should it be then "There has been more than one Muslim state"? THanks
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“Login error using xxx account.” [closed]

This is a summary of an error message. The author is trying to convey the meaning that something went wrong while trying to log in using a specific account. Is this phrase, not sure it is a sentence, ...
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Further to refer to time [closed]

May I use further to refer to time? For instance: I'll do it further Thank you
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Is the phrase “totally imaginative” grammatically correct?

I’ve just come across the phrase in a review, but it doesn’t sound right to me. Can something be “totally imaginative”?
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“Everything is so emotional/difficult with you”

Someone said in the midst of a conversation “why is everything so emotional with girls” replying to someone who said something was emotional. Is this a sound sentence from a grammatical perspective? ...
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(Noun) being (noun) verb … AND With (noun) being (noun), …?

First time poster here. Please forgive me for violating any rules if I have. I might also be asking a stupid question. So... I have heard 'being' used in different situations and naturely pick up ...
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Blend in/blend into?

could someone please suggest me if the sentence below is correct or not (in context to the usage of blend in/blend into)? Please also share the reason/logic behind your answer. Thanks. "Never ...
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Using “and” in a list of things in different categories [duplicate]

When writing lists with items in different categories, is "and" required in front of every category switch or just the last category? 2 Categories: I manage the company's developers, and accounting ...
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Why are two Past Participles used together?

The pair were pictured locked in an embrace in an empty Luzhniki Stadium after proud Three Lions supporters filtered out of the ground. Homes are seen caught in the deluge of flooding east of Fall ...
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Is “up which to pass” correct grammar?

First of all, let me just say that I know that ending sentences with prepositions is perfectly fine. This is more of a theoretical question about trying to avoid doing so. I came up with the following ...
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“not liked by almost any” vs. “not liked by almost all” [migrated]

Given that almost all of Peter's classmates dislike him, which of the following version is correct, and which more common? Peter is not liked by almost any of his classmates. versus Peter is ...
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What's the difference between have/has been and was? [duplicate]

English is my second language and I have always been confused with 'have been/has been' and the idea that it could be replaced with 'was' in some contexts. For instance, this is a part of an urgent ...
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The use of the verb thank in the progressive form [migrated]

Can I use the verb "to thank" in the present continuous (progressive) form such as in "Are you thanking me...? ( I am a nonnative speaker of English)
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Is it necessary to use “will” twice on the text below

Thanks for your feedback. We will make the changes and be ready for tomorrow’s call
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British English [migrated]

I still have a difficult question in my mind. Why do we have to write "The police wanted to interview the people who saw the accident" instead of saying "The police wanted to ...
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“wish you all the best” versus “wishing you all the best”

I am really confused with the expressions that I have listed below. Wish you all the best. Wishing you all the best. I need your views on which expression is correct and why.
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“Jenny didn't never want to go home” [closed]

There is a dialog in the movie Forrest Gump which said For some reason Jenny didn't never want to go home. I wonder if this sentence is correct or not. I think it shoud be: For some reason ...
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Relationship between air pollution and lung function and sleep disorders

I wanted to discuss the relationship between air quality and lung function, and the relationship between air quality and sleep disorders, in one sentence. Is there any efficient way to combine the ...