A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun or noun phrase.
for questions about the correct order of words in a phrase, or a sentence.
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…
Questions about the writing style of a particular sentence, phrase or construction in English. Questions asking for advice on writing style are off-topic.
for questions related to usage of the past tense in English.
Conjunctions are words used to connect clauses or sentences or to coordinate words in the same clause, such as "and," "but," and "if."
Agreement between a verb and its subject for number and person.
for questions related to the formation, or answering of questions.
An antonym is a word with a meaning opposite to another word.
for questions about the use of capital letters in writing.
Questions about the history and trends of the English language.
How and why certain phrases are used in varying ways within various contexts.
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…
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…
Questions about the possessive, one of several constructions that describe ownership or association between two objects.
for questions about the definite article.
An abbreviation is a shortened form of a word, or phrase, typically created by taking initial letters for example OEM for Original Equipment Manufacturer or shortening the word, for example 'Tues' for…
A hyphen is 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…
A phrasal verb is a combination of a verb and a preposition, a verb and an adverb, or a verb with both an adverb and a preposition.
An independent clause that refers to a hypothetical situation contingent on another set of circumstance.
for questions looking for a specific expression.
The passive voice is 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).
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 …
Negation is the process that turns an affirmative statement (e.g. "I am American") into its opposite denial (e.g. "I am not American").
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.
Questions relating to the use of numbers or numerals in English.
For questions about the origin of a phrase or an expression. Also consider the 'etymology' tag.
A ɢᴇʀᴜɴᴅ is 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…
Questions relating to the use of the apostrophe (’).
for questions related to mutually intelligible variations within a language.
Questions relating to semantics, the study of meaning.
Questions related to the English Perfect Construction, which is sometimes called "the present perfect tense".
Questions about verbs in their basic (unmarked) forms, such as “be”, “do”, “have”, or “sit”, sometimes introduced by the particle “to” and other times used by itself.
Topics related to time in written or spoken English
Relative clauses are clauses starting with the relative pronouns who*, that, which, whose, where, when. They are most often used to define or identify the noun that precedes them.