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Questions about English used in the United States and Canada, but usually not Mexico.
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…
Vowels sounds in English.
Questions about language and terminology related to computers, programming, and IT.
Questions about words borrowed by English from another language.
Questions about the part of speech governed by prepositions and active transitive verbs.
Questions regarding morphemes (smallest semantically meaningful units in a language) such as words, affixes, parts of speech, intonation/stress, or implied context.
Countable nouns can be modified by a quantity.
A compound adjective is when two or more adjectives are combined to modify a noun. In many instances, such compounds are hyphenated.
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 related to the use of the colon (":") in English.
Early Modern English was used from the late 15th century to the mid to late 17th century.
Questions about the present-participle form of verbs.
Questions about kinship terms (words for family members).
The distinction between subject and object forms of pronouns. For questions about upper- and lowercase, use the tag "capitalization".
Questions about redundant constructions, pleonasms, etc.
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…
A figure of speech is figurative language in the form of a single word or phrase.
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.
Questions related to academic English or English for academic purposes, i.e. the English used in higher education.
For questions related to natural spoken conversations. Please use the dialogue tag for authored or scripted conversations
Questions pertaining to logical constructs
The dash is a family of punctuation marks which are not part of a word, but resemble long hyphens in appearance.
Questions dealing with Old English, i.e. the language of the Anglo-Saxons up to about 1150.
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…
for questions about the agreement between the tenses of verbs in related clauses or sentences.
The style and appearance of printed matter. The art or procedure of arranging type.
Questions or inquiries relating to nouns that refer to a group as a whole.
Questions about the differences between "gerunds", formed with *-ing*, and infinitives, formed with *to*.
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 English as it is used in our own day and times. This differs from the more general Modern English by being more restricted.
The progressive aspect expresses the dynamic quality of actions that are in progress.
Derivational morphology is where a word is prefixed or suffixed to make a new word.
Questions about writing letters (that is, a written communication between people, not the writing of individual alphabetic characters).