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The meaning of phrases.
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for questions about the correct order of words in a phrase, or a sentence.
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Questions about writing style in English
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words used to connect clauses or sentences or to coordinate words in the same clause, such as "and," "but," and "if."
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for questions related to the formation, or answering of questions.
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a word with a meaning opposite to another word.
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Agreement between a verb and its subject for number and person.
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for questions about words or phrases that have multiple meanings and can thus be understood in different ways. If your question is about different words that can be easily mixed up or con…
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for questions related to usage of the past tense in English.
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for questions about the use of capital letters in writing.
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Questions about the history and trends of the English language
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for questions about formal (versus informal) words and usage. The question must identify a particular concern about the formality of the word or phrase at issue, and specify the target con…
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Questions about the possessive, one of several constructions that describe ownership or association between two objects.
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Determining English equivalents for words or phrases in other languages (that is, translation into English). We don't actually do translations: we can try and help you with your own translation. Pleas…
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a shortened form of a word, or phrase.
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used in varying ways within various contexts.
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Questions regarding the rules for the formation of sentences
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for questions about the definite article.
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a symbol used to join two words or two syllables of a single word together. It is not to be confused with dashes or the minus symbol, as these are all longer than the hyphen and serve diff…
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for questions about pejorative language. Pejorative language is any language that portrays someone or something in a negative light, no matter whether it is intended to be disparaging and …
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a combination of a verb and a preposition, a verb and an adverb, or a verb with both an adverb and a preposition.
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Choosing the best phrase FROM A GIVEN SELECTION for a particular context or meaning.
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An independent clause that refers to a hypothetical situation contingent on another set of circumstance.
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Questions about the structure of grammar
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Questions relating to the use of numbers or numerals in English.
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the process that turns an affirmative statement (e.g. "I am American") into its opposite denial (e.g. "I am not American").
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Questions relating to the use of the apostrophe (’).
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Questions about putative differences between spelling and pronunciation.
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Modal verbs (such as can, could, shall, should, will, would, may, might, and must) combine with verbs in the bare infinitive to express information about the verb such as possibility or necessity.
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for questions related to mutually intelligible variations within a language.
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a grammatical construction (a "voice") in which the subject of a sentence or clause denotes the recipient of the action (the patient) rather than the performer (the agent).
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Questions related to the English Perfect Construction, which is sometimes called "the present perfect tense".
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for questions looking for a specific expression.
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Questions regarding the associated or underlying meaning of a word, in addition to its primary definition
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a type of verb, in particular an -ɪɴɢ verb that heads a non-finite verb clause when that entire clause is being used as a noun phrase, typically as the subject or object of a finite claus…