Questions tagged [grammaticality]

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Is the term 'Distress Properties' or 'Distress Property' grammatically correct?

I'd really like to know if the term 'Distress Properties' (or Distress Property) is correct, i.e distress property in relation to distressed properties in real estate?
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Is it ok to have past and present perfect tense in the same sentence (ex 1). I am unsure of which of the three sentences is more grammatically correct [closed]

I had sent them a text on 31st July but haven’t heard back from them. I had sent them a text on 31st July but never heard back. I sent them a text on 31st July but haven’t heard back yet
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Check the grammar [closed]

My interest in Science and Maths had been one of the reasons to pursue engineering. Is this sentence grammatically correct? or use of "has been" instead of "had been" would be ...
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Can I substitute the synonym “refuse” to check if a sentence with the word “disdain” makes sense?

I am trying to learn the meaning of the word disdain and how it is used in a sentence. It means to dislike of someone or something with the feeling that it does not deserve your respect or ...
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has been and is

Can you please let me know the scenarios justifying the usage of below 2 sentences? Please let me know whether the activity has been completed. Please let me know whether the activity is completed. ...
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Is this sentence a double negative? [duplicate]

"It makes no sense to complain about the way things are but not vote for change."
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I have a data-driven personality or I am a data-driven personality? [closed]

Which one is correct? And why? I have a data-driven personality or I am a data-driven personality??
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Is this an explanatory/appositive phrase, and do I need to separate it with a comma?

In the following sentence (forgive the obscure acronyms): To begin with, we search within three pixels of the predicted position to lock onto the target, using the WCS header in each FITS file to ...
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What should I choose in this situation? [closed]

Why are your hands so dirty ? Well,I________ in the garden 1-Worked 2- Have worked 3- Have been working
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How to state employment of contract worker

Is it grammatically okay to write " a is employed with the company from a to b" while the date "b" is in the future. I would like to ask how to address a current contract worker's ...
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Have something to give someone or give TO someone

Very commonly, I have seen people use: I have nothing to give you. But, why is the most common usage I have no advice to give to our viewers. And is “I have no advice to give our viewers” wrong? ...
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Words to words or word for word or words by words. which one is correct between them? [closed]

Words to words or word for word or words by words. which one is correct between them?
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Is it a compound sentence?

I found this question on the SAT Practice Test. Is this sentence grammatically correct? <Today, being white- collar doesn't just mean working in an office, it means having the power to decide the ...
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Can you use “nor” if the sentence does not have a “neither” but instead some other negative word?

Would it be correct to say "you will not have statistical data nor anecdotal evidence to analyze"? Should the "nor" be an "or"? Does the "not have" function ...
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I'm having trouble with a compound verb phrase (unsure if that's the correct terminology)

I'm having some trouble getting the following sentence to be grammatically correct: This is so a person may return to performing everyday tasks, or for an athlete, sport. My particular concern is ...
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using from-to in a list

The five building blocks offers you privacy and data protection from tailored modules and dashboarding, to integrated access to XZ's full advisory capabilities. Is the above sentence correct? Can 'to'...
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Inversion without auxiliary verb? [duplicate]

It's pretty normal when people use inversion in a sentence like this one (with the aux verb at the front): "In no way do I agree with what you're saying." But I'm not sure if these belong to ...
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Does the following sentence have correct grammar?

This failure to seperate results in the formation of a gamete that has two chromosomes when they should only have one. This sentence has been bugging me for the last hour and I am still not sure ...
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How could people identify words by listening if they don't actually know it?

For example, someone just said "I would take you to flower house". If the listener does not know "flower" and "house", Can he find that there are two words that he does ...
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of existing or an existing .Which is more correct?

Extending functionalities of existing applications or Extending functionalities of an existing applications .Which is more correct?
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I Corrected Someone's Use of Commas and Now I Don't Know if I Was Right

Someone had written the following sentence: Comedy, today, is dead; murdered by political correctness. I disagreed with their point, but rather than argue with them about that I decided to correct ...
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Is this right answer for “Do you like the area where you live in?” in grammatically?

Is this right answer for "Do you like the area where you live in?" in grammatically? My answer: "To me, the best part of Seoul is there are many museums and galleries. For my major, I ...
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When providing more information about an event in the past, are we allowed to use present continuous?

While describing an event in the past, is it possible to use present continuous or present perfect continuous while still being grammatically correct? In order to explain my question a bit better, I ...
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Is it grammatically correct to omit prepositions sometimes?

I have seen quite a few people using these sentences: I have been frequently flying Jet Airways. I believe the above sentence is wrong unless the person, saying this, is the pilot themselves. The ...
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Is it grammatical to use a comma to separate this phrase 'Accompany somebody to do something'?

Do we always say 'accompany someone to do something'? I think the following sentence is grammatically wrong for using comma, which creates a run-on sentence. But it is from Hans Christian Andersen's ...
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Present participle Vs past participle

Q.My sister was charmed with silk. She bought ten yards. Ans. Being charmed with silk, my sister bought ten yards. Deceived by his friends, he lost all hope. ^this is the example of past participle ...
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There is a note on the door and on it is written that

What's the right way to say that? I mean I have a note and I have some kind of text on it, and I want to combine these sentences.
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why many people think bad about “smell” word?

"fragrance" means also smell....but why many people always said when someone said that this smell is so good.. .and ..other one said that that is "fragrance"..lol.... why? tell me ...
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How to change 'it be/ have something to do with you' into question form? [closed]

What is it something to do with you? What does it have something to do with you? Are both sentences correct?
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How to combine multiple phrases when summarizing an article

Let's say if I am summarizing an article that describes these things: How to slay a dragon (in 500 words) How to install Linux (in 500 words) and How to cook a scrambled egg (in 300 words) I want to ...
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Every single logo, advert, presentation and video IS or ARE?

I know that every single is followed by singular, but what if there are different units after "every single"?
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Can one write 'Health behaviors'? I keep coming across this kind of usage in some research papers

"Analyzing health behaviors of diabetics" was the title of a paper. I was wondering about the usage.
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Usage of under the aegis

I really want to use the phrase 'under the aegis' in a small paragraph but want to be grammatically correct. I am planning to write "thankful to xxxx for taking me under their aegis" or &...
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(negative to affirmative) “we could not but pocket the insult”

When we do negative to affirmative, we always use 'must' in the place of 'can not but'. I further know that we cannot use 'must' in the place of 'could not but' because 'could not but' is a past form. ...
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Abbreviating “of course” to course or 'course - is apostrophe needed to indicate missing word?

I'm looking at some dialogue that has been written as "'Course not!". Is the apostrophe here - indicating the missing word "of" - correct, incorrect or optional for clarity? ...
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Kindly explain me the reason for usage of a comma in this sentence [migrated]

In this sentence "They waste their time, thinking that they would make up the loss in future." kindly explain me the reason for usage of a comma before the word THINKING.
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'Cooperate' or 'Cooperate with each other'?

I would like to know if it is necessary to add "with each other" after the word "Cooperate'. Grammarly suggests that 'with each other' be removed because it is tautologous. However, I ...
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Question on the comma placement in specific sentence

A comma before that seems to be very uncommon 1,2. But I am quite unsure about the following sentence: For each state and word, we calculate its orbit, that is, the set [... a mathematical formula ...
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What is the subject of the relative pronoun of that?

'Featuring floral patterns, religious symbols, and messages of hope, the painted henna crowns are amazing substitutes for the hats and wigs that the cancer patients would otherwise use to cover their ...
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Small particles in plastics can leak into the oil, which further reduces its quality

'Plastic containers usually do not provide adequate protection from light, heat, or moisture; additionally, small particles in plastics can leak into the oil, which further reduces its quality.' What ...
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…how it reacts, adding to the difficulty

'Also, the wind can significantly alter the direction of the ship and how it reacts, adding to the difficulty of anchoring the ship.' What does "it" refer to in 'how it reacts,...? What is ...
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It is bullying to mock [closed]

'It is bullying to mock a foreign speaker’s accent. No one deserves to be laughed at for their pronunciation.' I don't quite understand why bullying (present participle) is used. I don't think it is ...
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the meaning of 'even up' and 'even out'

Can you plz tell me the difference between even up and even out with some examples? And which one do you think would be better to use for this situation? ex) I made two cocktails at the same time and ...
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Comparing Grammar of Two Forms of A Quote

First of all, I am not a native English speaker, so sorry if this question seems very basic for some of you. Among the following two quotes, which grammar would make more sense, and why: 1- original: &...
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10 year challenge or 10 years challenge [duplicate]

I am a beginner in English and I am quite confused about the name of this challenge. How is it correct, "10 year challenge" or "10 years challenge"
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Transitive verbs

All over my neighborhood, there are local authority signs which read 'Remember to social distance' this strikes me as an odd expression and grammatically incorrect. Is 'distance' in this sentence not ...
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Can anyone explain to me why this statement is incorrect: “I wonder how much would it be …”

I have been having this debate with my friend and I cannot find any information regarding the correctness (or incorrectness) of the statement in the title. Is version 1 (below) incorrect grammatically?...
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Are the following four sentences the same in meaning? [migrated]

Neither you nor he is right. Not either you or he is right. Either you or he is not right. Both you and he are not right.
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English grammar of “into the earth” [duplicate]

I read some article and it said "he ground the cigarette into the earth". In this sentence, is it possible to say "into earth", not into the earth ? If yes, what is the differences?...
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The sentence 'I use this way' sounds weird?

In the dictionary the word 'way' is regarded as a noun but is most of the time used as an adverb. For example, I cook the meat in this way or this is the way I cook the meat So, here is my question. ...

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