Questions tagged [grammaticality]

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Are the following four sentences the same in meaning?

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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It was something that…that

I don't know if there is something wrong with this: "It was the car that broke down that we missed our plane" Will the "double that" work in this sentence? Does it make any sense? ...
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Is this sentence correct? (for resume) [closed]

I did X, "for both local and international startup and enterprise clients of the company."
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On using “impressed by”

I want to say one of these sentences. I am impressed by parents because they are a great example of commitment. I am impressed by both parents, by being a great example of commitment. I am impressed ...
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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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Using word ( stuffing) to refer to information, speech

Just a question if you can help me with please: can I use the word ( stuffing ) to refer to information e.g ( would you agree to stuffing this information into chapter one ? ) is this question ...
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You have sent the email me only or you sent the email me only. which one is correct [closed]

You have sent the email me only or you sent the email me only. Which one is correct or are both correct or are both wrong? Please teach me with these sentences.
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Please correct this sentence [closed]

I am unable to find a mistake in this sentence. The firm was unwilling to forego its usual commission. Some say the correct one is The firm was unwilling to let go its usual commission Please explain ...
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Is “Either of the two” used correctly? [closed]

"She would cry at the thought of it, sometimes scream about it, either of the two bore no fruit." I know we can use, "neither of the two helped" but I wanted a different style.
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“For X, use Y” vs. “To represent X, use Y”

Is it grammatically correct and idiomatic to use "For X, use Y" in the meaning of "To represent X, use Y"? The target document is a programming style guide. I like the brevity of ...
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Is this highlighted part conveying the meaning of paragraph correctly and in positive sense? [closed]

The COVID-19 pandemic will end someday, but how much it might affect the world depends on preventive measures we take like wearing masks, washing hands frequently, keeping a safe distance from others, ...
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Use of “but” by Jack London

The subordinate clause "From the way..." I understand the meaning of, however the main clause's meaning I do not. Would, if rephrased as, "I wouldn't wonder this time but what he [would ...
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Use of “antithesis” by Jack London

How is "antithesis" used in the example provided and what does the sentence "To antithesis was due his naming" actually mean? "But he was anything save a beauty. To antithesis ...
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a question about past conditional clauses

I was wondering all the time, how I can express just 'past' with 'if' in English? And finally I found one sentence, if you watched and listened to the previous podcast, you'll find that our favorite ...
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'This is how I look like' OR 'This is how do I look like' [closed]

For question, we will usually put 'do' in front of verb, but the sentences above are not questions. So, should I omit the 'do'?
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Usage of “going to be”

Is the following grammatically correct? Hi All, Today I am going to be sending this model of living room
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I have problem Dyslexia how what i can do [closed]

I have a problem of Dyslexia. I face so many problems in like decoding, reading comprehension, recall, writing, spelling, and sometimes speech and can exist along with other related disorders. how I ...
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Verb(1st form) + ing vs Verb(1st form)

Which is more accurate - I hear them talk about how amazing their school is. I hear them talking about how amazing their school is .
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has been versus have been [closed]

Is it for all that has been or for all that have been? Is it the subject "all" plural or singular. Thank you.
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In the context of software analytics, is “analytic event” or “analytics event” correct?

I'm a software engineer and we refer to "analytics" as the process of capturing data about the user's behavior. For example, we might send an event to Google Analytics to help us determine ...
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Between vs From To

I have found phrases like: "I will be outside from 10am to 1pm" or "I will be outside between 10am and 1pm" I have 3 questions: What is more colloquial? What is considered ...
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Would have in if clause

What does it mean when " would have " is used in if clause, according to the general form of the third conditional sentence - had + past participle is used with if clause . But in this ...
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Can words like imagine , wonder , guess etc be used in same sentence with may , might and must [closed]

Is this sentence grammatically correct ?? I can imagine how hard it must have been for you to cope with his stupidity .
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Grammatical names and function of the bold words in the sentence [closed]

Most people would reason that the doctor was truly the secret biological father And what was even more unfortunate was that
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Can would have + V3 be used to indicate past possiblity

It's a bit confusing , well i have read a lot of articles describing how "would have" should be used but most of them has clearly mentioned that it is used to emphasis that the action wasn't ...
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The difference between 'I don't know nothing else' and 'I know nothing else' [duplicate]

What is the difference between the following? I don't know nothing else and I know nothing else There's a don't in the first sentence, however both sentences translated the same in google ...
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Complication about using present perfect tense with other tenses

Since English is my foreign language, I always run into some unforeseen complication when describing daily activities I have just done in my daily journal. That is, I often use present perfect ...
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I want make this sentence natural, “you can reference this site”

My situation is that I have a site link(like this stackexchange), and I want to announce this site link for anyone who visit my web-site as a reference. is this natural expression? If you need more ...
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Correct the article [closed]

Which is the correct article here? he is a better singer than you. he is the better singer than you. he is better singer than you.
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Comparative forms of adverbs

The CambridgeGEL, page 1584, reads A number of pairs of adverbs where one is formed from the adjective by ·ly suffixation and the other by conversion: loud ∼ loudly, easy ∼ easily, slow ∼ slowly, ...
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Is it OK to omit a first part of compound word when it was used on its own right before?

From https://inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/~ee105/fa19/discussions/dis2.ee105.fa19.v1.pdf : Other than first/last line, order doesn't matter. As I understand, it should be "Other than first/last line, ...
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Transformation of tenses in conditional sentences

which one of these is more appropriate - If she knew i was with someone who i didn't even know she would be worried . If she knew i am with someone who i don't even know she would be worried . And ...
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Has “was” been left out before shown because of parallelism?

If this work could be discovered, it might, he thought, in all probability be restored. Some of the country people were therefore seized, and, inquiry being made of them, the line of the canal was ...
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Is this idiomatic sentence correct?

Hi everyone I saw a video on Instagram which the guy had split thousands of cards like dominoes and it made me think that he was doing it during the lockdown and then it came to me that this is what ...
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Could have + past participle vs could

What's the difference between these two? How could I have missed that? How could I miss that?
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Choosing the right preposition when there are multiple adjectives modifying the noun

When we want to be specific, we can have two separate prepositions following two different adjectives. Such as: ... can be either supportive of or perilous for a noun. But, can we choose to only have ...
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Uses of would have + past particle

Is this sentence grammatically correct? It must have been hard for you to deal with the pain her loss would have caused you. I could have said ' ... her loss caused you' but that wouldn't allow for ...
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usage of would have + past participle

Is this sentence grammatically correct ? They were not going to stop no matter how hard you would have tried .
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Is it correct to say “We do better, because we do for you”?

Here some context to my question. I'm not a native english speaker and I would like to know if the following sentence is grammatically correct: "We do better, because we do for you" It ...
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Usage of “For your information” in a formal email

I am writing an Email to a professor and want to assure him I will refer to his publication in the future. I am just curious whether using "For your information" in the following sentence is ...
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Four-line copywriting [closed]

Children usually practise handwriting in four-line copybooks. They practise it on each page. And they write each letter touching the top and bottom lines. We usually convey this idea using either '...
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same as what she said vs same as she said

I have some questions confusing me. (I work in a cafe.) Is this the same order as she said. Is this the same order as what she said. What is the difference between 1 and 2 and which one is correct? ...
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How vs the way vs What

I know 'How' can be replaced with 'the way' in the sentence. So, I've brought some sentences confusing me. (I was talking about some policy the government would implement later on. And all of sudden, ...
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Recasting of double passives

According to Garner's fourth edition, Recasting of the first passive verb form into the active voice clarifies the sense: The prisoners were ordered to be shot → Active/Passive: He ordered them (to ...
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If three nouns are the objects of a verb, do you need the definite article with each?

Does a sentence with multiple objects, the first object taking the definite article, need to have the definite article repeated with each noun. He grabbed the book, the flowers, and the chocolate. ...
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What does “there” mean in the last sentence?

Nakata silently stood up and came over to stand in front of Miss Saeki. He laid his hard, sunburned hands on top of hers on the files. And as if listening carefully to something, he felt the warmth ...
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Nutrition Information vs Nutritional Information: Why is the first more common than the second?

We've probably all seen at some point a panel on food packaging that lists quantities of sugars, fats, vitamins, minerals etc. found in the food. Some packages I come across label this table as "...
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whats is the complement and adjunct in these sentences?

I am very confused about the difference between complement and adjunct.... Is there any genius who can identify the complement and adjunct in the below paragraphs? Many of us spend an enormous amount ...

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