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for questions specifically related to written English. PROOFREADING essays, emails, abstracts, etc. is strictly OFF-TOPIC.
For questions regarding the associated or underlying meaning of a word, in addition to its primary definition.
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…
The present tense is a grammatical tense that locates a situation or event in present time.
A colloquialism is a word or phrase used in everyday conversation, but generally avoided in formal speech and writing.
An idiom's figurative meaning is different from the literal meaning.
Topics related to given names, surnames, and linguistic aspects of naming in English.
An article is a word that combines with a noun to indicate the type of reference being made by the noun.
Clauses are smallest grammatical unit that can express a complete proposition
Questions regarding the subjunctive verb mood
Questions about spoken English.
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…
for questions about the usage and meaning of mathematical terminology and the names for mathematical entities in English.
for questions regarding the polite use of words or phrases.
Questions about prepositional phrases.
Questions about determining the subject of a sentence or clause
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 the use of Latin words and phrases in English. For questions purely about Latin, visit our sister site Latin Language Stack Exchange.
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…
Questions about uncountable (non-count, mass) nouns
Questions citing excerpts from works of literature.
Terminology, etiquette, and conventions used when doing business in English.
for questions related to the use of technical language. Consider [terminology] tag for seeking or discussing a term (or terms) belonging a specialized subject.
Questions about the perceived legitimacy of would-be words.
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.
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…
A prefix is an affix which is placed before the stem of a word
Technical questions about the sound patterns of English.
Questions about English used for talking about programming, but not about programming languages themselves.
Collocation refers to the appearance or occurrence of groups or pairs of words, particularly when more frequent than random chance would suggest.
for questions about linguistics, the scientific study of language and its structure. It can involve areas like phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and phonetics.
Questions relating to the pattern of words in a sentence.
Questions about Past Perfect tense
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.
For questions on writing, formatting and speaking a group of connected or related items.
Questions about words that are created by combining two or more other words together.