Tags

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.

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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 time in written or spoken English
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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 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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Questions relating to semantics, the study of meaning.
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Topics related to given names, surnames, and linguistic aspects of naming in English.
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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.
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for questions regarding the polite use of words or phrases.
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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.
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Questions regarding the subjunctive verb mood
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a word that combines with a noun to indicate the type of reference being made by the noun.
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a grammatical tense that locates a situation or event in present time.
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Questions about spoken English.
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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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different from the literal meaning.
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Questions about the use of Latin words and phrases in English.
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smallest grammatical unit that can express a complete proposition
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Questions about determining the subject of a sentence or clause
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Questions about the perceived legitimacy of would-be words.
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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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an affix which is placed before the stem of a word
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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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Questions about prepositional phrases.
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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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Terminology, etiquette, and conventions used when doing business in English.
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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 related to (semi-)famous quotations.
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Questions about uncountable (non-count, mass) nouns
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Questions about English used for talking about programming, but not about programming languages themselves.
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Questions related to the use of technical language.
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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, …
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created by combining two or more other words together.
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For questions on writing, formatting and speaking a group of connected or related items.
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Questions about past participle forms of verbs.
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compare two or more things. English comparatives are formed with the suffixes -er/-est or the words more/most.
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something that is said, notable in one respect or another, to be "a pithy expression of wisdom or truth."