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Questions related to the English language as it is spoken and written across the Indian Subcontinent in the South-Asian countries of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka…
Vowels sounds in English.
Questions about words borrowed by English from another language.
Early Modern English was used from the late 15th century to the mid to late 17th century.
Questions about the part of speech governed by prepositions and active transitive verbs.
Countable nouns can be modified by a quantity.
Questions regarding morphemes (smallest semantically meaningful units in a language) such as words, affixes, parts of speech, intonation/stress, or implied context.
Questions about coordinating conjunctions, such as “and”, “but”, “or”, “nor”, and “so”.
A compound adjective is when two or more adjectives are combined to modify a noun. In many instances, such compounds are hyphenated.
Questions related to the use of the colon (":") in English.
concerned with the usage of the glyphs ( and ), known as parentheses (singular parenthesis) in American English and as brackets in British English.
Questions relating to the English Language usage when referring to dates
Questions about kinship terms (words for family members).
Questions about the present-participle form of verbs.
Parallelism is about balancing similar words, phrases, or clauses identified by similarity in its grammatical structure. The application of parallelism in sentence construction can sometimes improv…
The position of an adverb often depends on the kind of adverb (manner, place, time, degree) and if the word being modified is a verb or an adjective.
A figure of speech is figurative language in the form of a single word or phrase.
The distinction between subject and object forms of pronouns. For questions about upper- and lowercase, use the tag "capitalization".
Questions dealing with Old English, i.e. the language of the Anglo-Saxons up to about 1150.
Questions about redundant constructions, pleonasms, etc.
For questions about the usage, role, history, and lack of grammatical gender in English.
Questions related to academic English or English for academic purposes, i.e. the English used in higher education.
An attributive noun, also called a noun adjunct, refers to a noun placed before another noun to modify it, like "dog" in "dog catcher" and "dog food", "heart" in "heart surgery", "running" in "running…
for questions about the agreement between the tenses of verbs in related clauses or sentences.
Questions pertaining to logical constructs
For questions about the words used in a song. Use with another appropriate tag, such as [meaning]. Note that questions asking to identify the lyrics in a song are off topic, as are questions about lit…
The dash is a family of punctuation marks which are not part of a word, but resemble long hyphens in appearance.
For questions related to natural spoken conversations. Please use the dialogue tag for authored or scripted conversations
Questions about the differences between "gerunds", formed with *-ing*, and infinitives, formed with *to*.
The style and appearance of printed matter. The art or procedure of arranging type.
for questions about English as it is used in our own day and times. This differs from the more general Modern English by being more restricted.
For questions about style manuals. Style manuals are resources for writers that indicate precedents and recommend formatting consistency.
Derivational morphology is where a word is prefixed or suffixed to make a new word.
Questions or inquiries relating to nouns that refer to a group as a whole.
Questions about writing letters (that is, a written communication between people, not the writing of individual alphabetic characters).
Pronunciation characteristics of a certain individual, location, or nation. Generally does NOT include learning to speak with various accents or identifying accents. Use [diacritics] instead for ques…