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This tag is for questions about morphology and syntax, the two elements of grammar. DO NOT USE THIS TAG IF YOUR QUESTION IS ABOUT WHETHER SOMETHING SPECIFIC IS GRAMMATICAL. For such cases use the 'grammaticality' tag. Also do not use this for punctuation or spelling (orthography); those are not about grammar, and they have their own tags.

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You say, I think the grammar of "malware contained" is similar to "sugar free" You are wrong. "malware-contained" is similar to "sugar-freed". You can invert both of them: "sugar freed …
answered Jul 29 '15 by chasly from UK
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Natural rubber was first processed by the ancient Mayan people using it to make sandals. That sentence means that the act of making sandals caused the rubber to be processed. That is possible bu …
answered Oct 2 '15 by chasly from UK
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Is it unavailable? (a) If it is unavailable then you answer: "Yes." or "Yes, it is unavailable." (b) If, on the other hand, it is not unavailable then it is available. You have a choice and ca …
answered Oct 21 '15 by chasly from UK
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"... doing so would be an admission of past mistakes, and thus incompetence." That is perfectly correct. In full it would be: (a) "... doing so would be an admission of past mistakes, and thus [ …
answered Nov 5 '15 by chasly from UK
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I mostly agree with Colin Fine's answer. I'll add a little research. Google ngram: stood naked,stood nakedly,stand naked,stand nakedly We can see that the adverbial form does occur but infrequent …
answered Nov 6 '15 by chasly from UK
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It is not given to all to do this job with celerity. We can rewrite this as: [The ability] to do this job with celerity is not given to all [people][by God or Fate].
answered Jul 7 '15 by chasly from UK
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You can think of it as an abbreviation, e.g. "When it comes to me, I get a sort of interrogative diarrhoea..." English Idiomatic Expression: “When it comes to…” by Robby on October 31, 2012 ... …
answered Aug 8 '15 by chasly from UK
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A watch not worth a penny was being sold there. In this sentence, do I have to, must and should put "that is" like this? A watch that is not worth a penny was being sold there. No, yo …
answered Aug 24 '15 by chasly from UK
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If a thing take place whereof the cause be not apparent, even though it be in accordance with nature, it appears wonderful. ... The grammar is correct. The language sounds as though it might …
answered Jul 30 '15 by chasly from UK
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Is on still a preposition in the phrase on accident, or on purpose? I have noticed Americans say on accident, where I would say by accident. Yes, it is still a preposition. It's just the wrong pr …
answered Oct 12 '15 by chasly from UK
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Question : Who did Jack meet at the station? Answer : Jack met his uncle at the station I am not sure whether is it correct to make every question like the example format given above. …
answered Aug 24 '15 by chasly from UK
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Note: I'm not sure if it's just personal to me but I always think of born and raised as being a specifically American expression. In England I always hear 'born and brought up'. However I'll answer …
answered Jul 11 '15 by chasly from UK
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It is transitive. There is an implied object. The intransitive verb is also "to bake" but this is not it. Examples The cakes are baking in the oven. (Intransitive - no object) Samantha is baking …
answered Jul 26 '15 by chasly from UK
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Reinserting the implied 'that' may help. But as clear and detailed as these memories feel, psychologists have discovered that they are surprisingly inaccurate. Then we can reorder the sentence …
answered Jul 7 '15 by chasly from UK
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The animals will have an affect over your life - This means that the animals will behave/feel a certain way for as long as you live. Presumably when you die they will behave/feel differently. The ani …
answered Nov 2 '18 by chasly from UK

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