Questions tagged [grammaticality]

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Inquire the usage of article in this context

I am writing an academic paper and confused about the following usage of "a/an": with an MAP score below 0.4 Or with a MAP score below 0.4 While the second one seems more "grammarly" correct, ...
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Singular they = general they

Well, here is the situation. I have four students. They did a test. Suppose that the regulation is a student getting a score below 40 gets the remark "study hard" which is written at the bottom of the ...
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Difference of the usage of “item” and “article”

Are there sentences or specific syntaxes where i should use "item" instead of "article", or Vice versa? Where i want to use these terms, i'm talking about objects such as: mobile phones, toys, ...
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is the following sentence correct? “Please select each articles condition.”

A customer should choose the condition for each "article". "articles" is also the plural form of "article". so is "Please select each articles condition." correct, or should i use something like "......
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But the way of the wicked shall perish [on hold]

"For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: But the way of the wicked shall perish." [Bible _ Ps 1:6 {see BibleHub}; closest to ERV, but with 'Lord' where ERV has 'LORD' (and this is an ...
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Should there be a article between 'covering' and 'intent'? [on hold]

In the following sentence, should there be a article (or something else) between 'covering' and 'intent' to clarify that the murderous intent is covering the knife? Or is the sentence grammatically ...
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You are somebody that i don’t know? [duplicate]

What’s the most grammatically correct sentence among these two english sentences? You are somebody that i don’t know. You are somebody who i don’t know. How on earth do people still use relative ...
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What can I do when my girl friend called me as a childish guy? [on hold]

I am Jagadheesh, from India, Tamilnadu. I had loved a girl who is 1 year older than me. When I proposed her she simple told that you are still so childish, and this character will not fit for our life ...
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“will be finally” or “will finally be”?

What I know is that adverbs are positioned between "be" verb and passive verb, but I can find many examples of both sentences: "will be finally deleted" OR "will finally be deleted"? "have ...
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Subject determination for subjects with secondary subjects following the first [duplicate]

Example sentence: Her medal, along with the medals of 910 others, was unfortunately taken away I initially thought that "Her medal, along with the medals of 910 others" is plural, so I thought ...
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Which is correct in this sentence: “me and my” or “my and my”?

Which of the following sentences contains the grammatically correct bolded section: "He affected me and my friend's day." or "He affected my and my friend's day." It seems clear to me that the first ...
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Which is correct: “John was born after…” OR “John had been born after…”? [migrated]

Is it correct to say: John was born decades after the death of his grandfather. or John had been born decades after the death of his grandfather? I remember learning that "had been" was a relative ...
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“One of which being” versus “one of which is”

From a newsbait article: Our platform is guided by overarching standards, the most common of which being ERC-20. This struck me intuitively as wrong; I felt like it should be Our platform is ...
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Correct use of the phrase 'be consistent with' in scientific writing

I've been reading a lot of scientific papers lately and I have a few times come across what seems to me an incorrect use of the phrase be consistent with, such as: The results are consistent with the ...
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Does one ‘have’ an academic degree, or is one ‘in’ an academic degree?

I have always referred to an academic degree as something I possess—e.g. ‘I have a degree in $subject’. However, I recently had to get my degree certificate out for a job interview and noticed that ...
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“Try one's hand at something” — why is it not hands?

I came across this phrase today Try one's hand at something Why is it not hands since we have a pair of hands? In addition to that, I have also noticed both pleasing to the ear pleasing ...
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“diagnosed with…” or “diagnosed as having…” Which one is correct?

For example, "The patients diagnosed with keratitis" or "The patients diagnosed as having keratitis" Which one is correct ? Which one is more commonly used in formal language? Many thanks
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Continuous Past vs Continuous Past Perfect [migrated]

Well, guys, please consider the following: When he arrived, he was repairing the bike. When he arrived, he had been repairing the bike. Which one is better? Or do they have their own senses?
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…is when/where I feel at/- home

I would like to use it on my T-Shirt showing my love for cars & driving. What formulation would feel to you as right and punchy? Behind the (steering) wheel is when I feel at home. Would you ...
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“difficult of accomplishment”

(=completion, fulfilment) "difficult of accomplishment". Is it grammatically correct? If so, is it a productive pattern? any other examples? I'd say "of difficult accomplishment" or else "difficult ...
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Is “Had not came” is correct or not? [closed]

In this sentence correct grammar? He hadn't came for the interview.
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Usage of the word “imply” [closed]

Can imply be used as in "What does the move imply for China?" Context:
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being usages dilemma

I've read in BBC that we use use "being" as a verb-ing. BBC has listed two kinds of usage; what I want to learn about here is the "preposition + verb-ing" usage. It has been said that "being + past ...
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What do they vs What they [migrated]

I wonder ____________. ---Pandas. A. what do they call these animals. B. what they call these animals. C. what they do call these animals. I guess if it is a personal conversation, it would be "...
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Which sentence is more acceptable [closed]

Congratulations for being selected to our team. Congratulations on being selected to our team.
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is it grammatically incorrect to not use “that” after said, stated, or reported [duplicate]

Mr. L reported THAT he was married. Mr. L reported he was married. the first sentence sounds correct to me, but is the second sentence patently incorrect?
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What's the difference between “the seat in front of you” and “the seat in front of yours”? [duplicate]

I came across an airline announcement and the following question arose. Which would you say it is THE correct sentence, and why? For your comfort and safety, please stow the luggage labelled with the ...
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Is “worth to do” an acceptable alternative to “worth doing”?

It's also worth to mention the learning curve for both frameworks. This is the sentence I came across.
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The validity of the word “easy” in this sentence

A friend of mine was confused by something I said. And after chasing it down for a while, it came to him claiming that the following sample question is not correct in our world. (I.e., that since ...
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Solve time or solving time?

I'm writing a paper on solving Rubik's cubes using AI. In this context, I often talk about solve times. My granddad proofreads all my papers and feels uneasy with the use of 'solve' and would rather ...
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“A decent woman don't have need for any man.”

I came across the following sentence in Hitchcock’s Marnie: Bernice: “A decent woman don't have need for any man.” And before that she says “No man ever give me anything so good.” Why “don’t” ...
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Using two “ if ”s sequentially

I have sent a document to someone and I'd need to know if he has confirmed it. I have written it as as follows, using two " if "s sequentially: I would be very grateful to you (A) if you could ...
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Seekings the correct usage of “between” and “and” to describe interactions among multiple objects

Please advice me if the following sentence is correct and if there are better ways to phrase it: Jacob was the interpreter for meetings between representatives of UK public and private schools and ...
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Can a plural subject be followed by a complement beginning “a…”?

Can anyone kindly explain why this sentence is correct? Complex musical numbers are a defining characteristic of most Italian films.
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Is it correct to say: “Let's have another person into the game”?

Let us assume that we are three friends playing a bowling and we like to have a 4th player. Can we say: "Let's have another person into the game"?
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CPE exam: The children agreed to take it in turns to tidy the playroom

While preparing for the CPE exam I came across the following sentence transformation task: The children agreed they would each tidy the playroom on alternate days. turns The children ...
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“did you have a cold last week” or" did you had a cold last week [migrated]

I should to say "did you have a cold last week" or" did you had a cold last week? " Thank you
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In syntax, why cannot we say things like “he took walked at the park”? but can say “he took a walk at the park”? [migrated]

In syntax, why cannot we say things like "he took walked at the park"? but can say things like "he took a walk at the park"?
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Is 'non-work' a word?

I'm working in a big company with lots of employees. We have 'Skype for business application with which we communicate and interact with each other . I want to update my status to something like: I'...
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The political left is or the political left are? [duplicate]

Does one say "the political left is," or "the political left are?"
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Has it ever been used anywhere else?

I used, "Some of these days they're going to make laws....." I want to know if "Some of these days" has been used before in someone else's writing or work. I know of a very old Sophie Turner song ...
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What is the difference between these two sentences? “If A is true, then B is true” and “Since A is true, B is true”

Consider the following two sentences: If A is true, then we can conclude that B is true. Since A is true, we can conclude that B is true. I have two questions: What is the difference ...
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‘World Aquatics Championships’

Why are these World Championships (f. e. the ongoing one) called Aquatics and not Aquatic? I understand that the whole event should be called plural Championships because many sets of medals are ...
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“seek” without preposition sounds weird [closed]

I am writing the following sentence (I made it shorter for this question): To achieve a better bound, we seek graphs with the following property. I read that using the phrase "seek for" is not ...
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Which one is correct: The bird was standing on the table, from where/which it flew toward me all of a sudden [duplicate]

I would like to know whether I should use "from where" or "from which" in the following sentence: The bird was standing on the table, from where/from which it flew toward me.
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Subject - verb agreement [migrated]

Please help me with the 42nd question. I have checked its answer, but I still don't understand it. The correct answer is "is-is". Why is the first blank "is" and not "are"? Thank you in advance, ...
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In 1952 vs In 1952,

Which of the following is grammatically correct? a) In 1952, John joined the army. b) In 1952 John joined the army. Is the comma needed?
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Usage of the word “interimly” [closed]

I have a quick question: I used the word interimly talking to someone today. It went something like - 'I give you (someone) pat on the back for interimely filling someone's else shoes'. I am strongly ...
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I want to check with my account team regarding payment processing, how to ask?

I have to ask one of the account team member that today are you going to provide payment? How can I ask them, I want to know correct English sentence? I have prepared some sentences, can anyone ...
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Is “I'm better than you're.” a gramatically correct sentence? [duplicate]

Since "I'm better than you are." is a gramatically correct sentence, and "you're" is a contraction for "you are", my logical side assumes that "I'm better than you're." is a gramatically correct ...