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In grammar, a future tense is 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, …
Questions relating to the scientific study of language.
Questions about words that are created by combining two or more other words together.
Poetry Is 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.
Use of the semicolon, the ";" symbol.
Questions about past participle forms of verbs.
Questions about quotations, a group of words taken from a text or speech and repeated by someone other than the original author or speaker.
A saying is something that is said, notable in one respect or another, to be "a pithy expression of wisdom or truth."
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 about English dictionaries
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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 …
A simple truth that expresses an idea or fact.
A hyperonym is a word whose definition includes the definition of another word (its hyponym).
Questions about grammaticality of comparisons
Determiners are noun-modifiers that convey the reference of a noun without delineating its characteristics [as adjectives do].
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.
Acronyms are words which were created by taking the first letter (or several letters) of each word of a phrase.
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 about modifiers.
Questions related to personal pronoun, an independent pronoun which can have various forms according to gender, number, person, and case.
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Archaic or obsolete vocabulary and grammar.
A neologism is a newly coined word or phrase that has not yet been accepted into mainstream language.
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 about the Simple Past tense.
Punctuation used to delimit quotes within a sentence.
An ellipsis is an omission of words from a clause, or the punctuation mark "..."
An auxiliary verb modifies the main verb to give more information about the main verb.
a clause that forms part of a main clause, and is dependent on that clause
Descriptive grammar is a set of rules about language based on how it is actually used. In descriptive grammar there is no right or wrong language. It can be contrasted with prescriptive grammar, which…
Questions about the names given to creative works such as books and articles, poems, musical pieces, or paintings, and for sections thereof.
The use of English in science.
Questions related to the English language as spoken and written in India.
Questions about English used in the United States and Canada, but usually not Mexico.