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 word whose definition includes the definition of another word (its hyponym).
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.
Questions citing excerpts from works of literature.
Questions about quotations, a group of words taken from a text or speech and repeated by someone other than the original author or speaker.
Questions about the strange language of legalese. Consider asking on law.stackexchange.com if your question focuses on the legal interpretation of some term or phrase.
Questions relating to the pattern of words in a sentence.
words which were created by taking the first letter (or several letters) of each word of a phrase.
For questions about the origin of a phrase. Also consider the 'etymology' tag.
For questions about how the English language has changed over time.
Questions related to personal pronoun, an independent pronoun which can have various forms according to gender, number, person, and case.
Requests for nouns, adjectives, or phrases that answer questions of the form “What do you call a person who . . . ?” Although these are not necessarily negative, they are often used pejoratively as “w…
a newly coined word or phrase that has not yet been accepted into mainstream language.
Phonetics (pronounced /fəˈnɛtɪks/, from the Greek: φωνή, phōnē, 'sound, voice') is a branch of linguistics that comprises the study of the sounds of human speech, or—in the case of sign languages—the …
Questions about reversing the order of a clause’s subject and verb, including subject–auxiliary inversion in questions and normal subject–verb swap in locative, directive, copular, and quotative inver…
Questions pertaining to the structure of phrases and sentences.
noun-modifiers that convey the reference of a noun without delineating its characteristics [as adjectives do].
An auxiliary verb modifies the main verb to give more information about the main verb.
For questions about the perfect, a construction generally formed in English with a form of "have" followed by a past participle. The English perfect may be classified either as a grammatical "aspect" …
Questions related to the English language as spoken and written in India.
Questions about the names given to creative works such as books and articles, poems, musical pieces, or paintings, and for sections thereof.
Relative pronouns introduce relative clauses that clarify or specify the antecedent. For example, in "Trees, which are plants, need sunlight to grow," the word "which" is a relative pronoun.