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for questions specifically related to written English. PROOFREADING essays, emails, abstracts, etc. is strictly OFF-TOPIC.
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For questions regarding the associated or underlying meaning of a word, in addition to its primary definition.
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A colloquialism is a word or phrase used in everyday conversation, but generally avoided in formal speech and writing.
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A suffix is an element of a language that is added to the end of a word. E.g. -ly is a suffix often found at the end of adverbs: really, quickly, happily, strangely, etc., -d/-ed is a suffix often fou…
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Topics related to given names, surnames, and linguistic aspects of naming in English.
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The present tense is a grammatical tense that locates a situation or event in present time.
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An idiom's figurative meaning is different from the literal meaning.
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An article is a word that combines with a noun to indicate the type of reference being made by the noun.
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Questions regarding the subjunctive verb mood
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Clauses are smallest grammatical unit that can express a complete proposition
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Questions about spoken English.
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for questions about offensive language. It is for questions about words or phrases that could be considered offensive. If reason of offensiveness is belittling or painting a negative light…
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for questions about the usage and meaning of mathematical terminology and the names for mathematical entities in English.
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Questions about prepositional phrases.
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for questions regarding the polite use of words or phrases.
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Questions about determining the subject of a sentence or clause
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Questions about the use of Latin words and phrases in English. For questions purely about Latin, visit our sister site Latin Language Stack Exchange.
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A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. e.g., "Her eyes were glistening jewels."
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For questions related to a fairly well-known sentence or phrase that is widely understood to have originated in a publicly available text or speech, in many cases attributed to a famous person (or mul…
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Questions citing excerpts from works of literature.
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Questions about uncountable (non-count, mass) nouns
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for questions related to the use of technical language. Consider [terminology] tag for seeking or discussing a term (or terms) belonging a specialized subject.
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Terminology, etiquette, and conventions used when doing business in English.
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A proper noun or proper name is a noun representing a unique entity as opposed to a common noun, which represents a class of entities or non-unique instances of that class. Proper nouns are usually, b…
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Questions about the perceived legitimacy of would-be words.
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Technical questions about the sound patterns of English.
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A contraction is a shortened version of the written and spoken forms of a word, syllable, or word group, created by omission of internal letters.
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A prefix is an affix which is placed before the stem of a word
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for questions about linguistics, the scientific study of language and its structure. It can involve areas like phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and phonetics.
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The form of an adjective or adverb used to compare two or more things. English comparatives are formed with the suffixes -er/-est or the words more/most.
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Questions about English used for talking about programming, but not about programming languages themselves. Note that helping to name programming variables/classes is out of this site's scope.
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Collocation refers to the appearance or occurrence of groups or pairs of words, particularly when more frequent than random chance would suggest.
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Questions relating to the pattern of words in a sentence.
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Questions about Past Perfect tense
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For questions on writing, formatting and speaking a group of connected or related items.
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Poetry Is a form of literary art in which language is used for its aesthetic and evocative qualities in addition to, or in lieu of, its apparent meaning.
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