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for questions looking for a specific expression.
for questions specifically related to written English. PROOFREADING essays, emails, abstracts, etc. is strictly OFF-TOPIC.
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…
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.
a word or phrase used in everyday conversation, but generally avoided in formal speech and writing.
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…
Questions relating to semantics, the study of meaning.
Topics related to given names, surnames, and linguistic aspects of naming in English.
Questions regarding the subjunctive verb mood
a grammatical tense that locates a situation or event in present time.
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.
a word that combines with a noun to indicate the type of reference being made by the noun.
for questions about the usage and meaning of mathematical terminology and the names for mathematical entities in English.
smallest grammatical unit that can express a complete proposition
Collocation refers to the appearance or occurrence of groups or pairs of words, particularly when more frequent than random chance would suggest.
Terminology, etiquette, and conventions used when doing business in English.
a capitalized noun representing a unique entity as opposed to a common noun, which represents a class of entities or nonunique instances of that class.
a shortened version of the written and spoken forms of a word, syllable, or word group, created by omission of internal letters.
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."
Questions about uncountable (non-count, mass) nouns
Questions about English used for talking about programming, but not about programming languages themselves.
a special verb form (inflection) that marks the event described by the verb as not having happened yet. Germanic languages like English have no future tense inflection, …
For questions on writing, formatting and speaking a group of connected or related items.