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compare two or more things. English comparatives are formed with the suffixes -er/-est or the words more/most.
Questions about quotations, a group of words taken from a text or speech and repeated by someone other than the original author or speaker.
something that is said, notable in one respect or another, to be "a pithy expression of wisdom or truth."
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 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 related to personal pronoun, an independent pronoun which can have various forms according to gender, number, person, and case.
Questions relating to the pattern of words in a sentence.
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 …
words which were created by taking the first letter (or several letters) of each word of a phrase.
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…
noun-modifiers that convey the reference of a noun without delineating its characteristics [as adjectives do].
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…
For questions about how the English language has changed over time.
Questions pertaining to the structure of phrases and sentences.
a newly coined word or phrase that has not yet been accepted into mainstream language.
An auxiliary verb modifies the main verb to give more information about the main verb.
Questions about the names given to creative works such as books and articles, poems, musical pieces, or paintings, and for sections thereof.
Questions related to the English language as spoken and written in India.
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" …
concerned with the usage of the glyphs ( and ), known as parentheses (singular parenthesis) in American English and as brackets in British English.
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.