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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…
Questions regarding morphemes (smallest semantically meaningful units in a language) such as words, affixes, parts of speech, intonation/stress, or implied context.
For questions about the origin of a phrase. Also consider the 'etymology' tag.
Questions about English used in the United States and Canada, but usually not Mexico.
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 clause that forms part of a main clause, and is dependent on that clause
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.
Questions relating to the English Language usage when referring to dates
Questions about language and terminology related to computers, programming, and IT.
Questions about the part of speech governed by prepositions and active transitive verbs.
The distinction between subject and object forms of pronouns. For questions about upper- and lowercase, use the tag "capitalization".
For questions related to natural spoken conversations. Please use the dialogue tag for authored or scripted conversations
a family of punctuation marks which are not part of a word, but resemble long hyphens in appearance.
The progressive aspect expresses the dynamic quality of actions that are in progress.
figurative language in the form of a single word or phrase.
The style and appearance of printed matter. The art or procedure of arranging type.
Questions about writing letters (that is, a written communication between people, not the writing of individual alphabetic characters).
Questions or inquiries relating to nouns that refer to a group as a whole.
Early Modern English was used from the late 15th century to the mid to late 17th century.
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…
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.
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.
a punctuation mark which is represented by a point (.) This tag does not discuss time.