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Questions about words borrowed by English from another language.
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Vowels sounds in English.
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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…
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Questions regarding morphemes (smallest semantically meaningful units in a language) such as words, affixes, parts of speech, intonation/stress, or implied context.
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For questions about the origin of a phrase. Also consider the 'etymology' tag.
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Questions about English used in the United States and Canada, but usually not Mexico.
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Questions about kinship terms (words for family members).
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about balancing similar words, phrases, or clauses identified by similarity in its grammatical structure. The application of parallelism in sentence construction can sometimes improv…
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a clause that forms part of a main clause, and is dependent on that clause
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a form of a verb that is used in a sentence to modify a noun, noun phrase, verb or verb phrase, and thus plays a role similar to that of an adjective or adverb.
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Questions relating to the English Language usage when referring to dates
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Questions regarding the grammatical gender of English words.
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Questions about language and terminology related to computers, programming, and IT.
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Questions about the part of speech governed by prepositions and active transitive verbs.
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The distinction between subject and object forms of pronouns. For questions about upper- and lowercase, use the tag "capitalization".
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Questions about redundant constructions, pleonasms, etc.
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For questions related to natural spoken conversations. Please use the dialogue tag for authored or scripted conversations
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a family of punctuation marks which are not part of a word, but resemble long hyphens in appearance.
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The progressive aspect expresses the dynamic quality of actions that are in progress.
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figurative language in the form of a single word or phrase.
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Questions related to the use of the colon (":") in English.
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The style and appearance of printed matter. The art or procedure of arranging type.
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Questions about writing letters (that is, a written communication between people, not the writing of individual alphabetic characters).
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Questions about the present-participle form of verbs.
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Questions or inquiries relating to nouns that refer to a group as a whole.
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Countable nouns can be modified by a quantity.
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An analogy compares two subjects to focus on the similarities
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Questions about the words used in a song.
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Early Modern English was used from the late 15th century to the mid to late 17th century.
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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…
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Questions pertaining to logical constructs
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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.
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the art and study of the use of language with persuasive effect. Along with grammar and logic or dialectic, rhetoric is one of the three ancient arts of discourse.
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a punctuation mark which is represented by a point (.) This tag does not discuss time.
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Questions about Internet-related English words and phrases.
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For questions relating to the verb to be.