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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.

Use this tag for questions about how English grammar works: different forms of grammatical usage, how they can be used, or what they mean.

Consult the question check list to determine whether your question fits the tag. You can also look at the example questions. If this tag doesn't fit your question, check the related tags below for one that might fit your question better.

Question checklist

  • Is the question about morphology or syntax?
  • Is the question NOT about the grammaticality of a sentence?
  • Does the question clearly describe your concern?

Example questions

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  • Use for questions about specific sentences and whether they obey the rules of English grammar.
  • Use for questions about spelling.
  • Use for questions about punctuation marks, including commas, semicolons, colons, and all the rest.