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Grammaticality refers to whether something obeys the rules of English grammar.

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Parsing “as this child's parent or guardian”

Do you provide your consent as this child's parent or guardian for them to have access to website? This is a sentence appeared on website, but I am confused about the sentence structure, in the as ...
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“When” + Infinitive (without “to”)

Is such phrase like "when make a call" correct? I wonder whether I can make a subjectless clause for describing the condition to perform some action. For example: To make a call, use a softphone ...
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Use of comma before AT

is the use of comma appropriate in the following sentence The UK had the highest amount of tea import, at around 80,000 tonnes. or should I write it without the use of a comma? The UK had the ...
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What's wrong with this noun phrase?

I have a question about the noun phrase their previously washed clothes (meaning 'the clothes that they had washed before'). I know we can't say this, but is there anyone who can explain to me why we ...
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We already working on the project - We are already working on the project?

Which sentence is correct? We already working on the project We are already working on the project ?
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Can I explain a process of something in sentences without using “I”?

I am creating a portfolio of design works, which illustrates how each project is made from start to finish. On each project's pages, there are graphic to guide people to read from left to right with a ...
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“What color is your car?” vs “what is the color of your car?”

The pattern what x be y? is frequent in English and can be seen in sentences like these: What color is your car? What time is it now? What day does school begin? What size is this ...
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Tense structure

What is the correct tense structure of simple present perfect and simple past perfect? Are these sentences correctly structured? I have a car which has speakers in it.(present perfect). Does ...
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Is there different meaning between the following sentences? [closed]

What is the difference in meaning between the following sentences? I don't have any cameras. I don't have any camera.
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Were or have been?

1.The activists were arrested for their alleged involvement in instigating people during the protest. 2.The activists have been arrested for their alleged involvement in instigating people during ...
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“Whose car is this red one?” vs “whose red car is this?”

I would like to know if it's OK to add a descriptive phrase between whose and the thing owned, i.e, car: Whose amazingly painted white house is this? Whose red car is this? Do these sound OK? ...
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“It will be the first time he has met her” - is it correct?

They haven't met before and they are going to meet next week. So is it right to say "It will be the first time he has met her."? I read it in a Economist article. So I was wondering how is this ...
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What is the difference between ‘born this way’ and ‘born to be’?

What is the difference between "born this way" and "born to be"? And I also want to say: We were born these ways, we are physically weak. Is it correct?
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Three verbs in a row, how?

Let's go help repair his car. How can three verbs go in a row like this, without the subject? I thought grammatically it should be: Let's go help him repair his car.
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Using the word “native” in non-restrictive appositives

Which way is grammatically correct, using it as an adjective ("native") or as a noun ("a native" or "the native")? Alice Shimmer, native of Shiksenburg, was less forthcoming about the ...
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Is the gerund being used in a proper way: “His job is driving a cab.”

I am not sure if the following sentence is grammatically correct. His job is driving a cab. I believe the gerund cannot be used in this way. Am I right? Would it mean the same to say? His job is ...
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SAT Writing question about diction: “ranging” vs. “that range”

Which one is correct? The smell can elicit reactions ranging from deep appreciation to intense disgust. The smell can elicit reactions that range from deep appreciation to intense disgust. ...
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difference between' to + verb' and 'to be + past participle'

Is there any difference between the following sentences? I have some questions to ask. and I have some questions to be asked.
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40 percent of X's Y: Is the percentage about X or Y?

Some 40 percent of people's "first memory" happened at an age when it wasn't possible to create memories. Source Context shows the percentage is about the people. The word memory, being singular, ...
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So far I (haven't)? [closed]

Can you please tell me if this sentence is correct? I lay on the bed and let myself relax a little. It was my first day as a fugitive and so far, I haven’t done anything that might be considered a ...
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What's the difference between have/has been and was? [duplicate]

English is my second language and I have always been confused with 'have been/has been' and the idea that it could be replaced with 'was' in some contexts. For instance, this is a part of an urgent ...
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“not liked by almost any” vs. “not liked by almost all”

Given that almost all of Peter's classmates dislike him, which of the following version is correct, and which more common? Peter is not liked by almost any of his classmates. versus Peter is ...
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A teacher said to use “I don't need that” instead of “I won't be needing that” because there is no “continuous in modal verbs”

Oh, friends, I had this interesting discussion with one teacher just now, and all I want to know is, who's right? MP, today at 18:00 you're welcome. I work in Cambridge assessment as well, so if ...
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The use of the verb thank in the progressive form

Can I use the verb "to thank" in the present continuous (progressive) form such as in "Are you thanking me...? ( I am a nonnative speaker of English)
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Are there any differences between two sentences? [closed]

She has lots of good ideas, but she has difficulty formulating them. She has lots of good ideas, but she has difficulty to formulate them.
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“was will was” - Is this grammatically correct?

As I grew it was interesting to discover how much of what I had thought was will was affected by the flesh. Is this grammatically correct? I am confused about the part that was will was Is this ...
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A complete sentence + a period + Not + another period

I read several sentences in different positions that have this structure: (A complete sentence. Not.) which is said when someone wants to praise a person s/he hates, but in the same time doesn't want ...
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events in the past: “people who saw” or “people seeing”

I still have a difficult question in my mind. Why do we have to write "The police wanted to interview the people who saw the accident" instead of saying "The police wanted to ...
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Can I use “when” here?

"In almost all of the studies to date, when alcohol was utilized in engine, it showed a trend of decreasing." In above sentences: Can I use "when" here? after the "In almost all of the studies to ...
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“teenage boys” vs “teenaged boys” [closed]

https://www.lingq.com/cs/lesson/lesson-25-early-writing-431420/ On the twelfth of September 1940, four teenage boys were exploring caves near ... I guess in the above text, there is a mistake. I ...
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I’m Mad As Hell Speech From Network (1976)

In the movie Network (1976) the infamous speech contains the words I'm as mad as hell... Shouldn't it be I'm mad as hell... I don't know why, but it really bothers me hearing an extra 'as'. ...
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Is it correct to say “We'll reach out to her and let you know what we've found.”

I'm trying to figure out which of the following two sentences is grammatically correct. Or are these both correct and it's just a matter of preference? Thanks. Option A We'll reach out to her and ...
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What is “as” doing in “given as”?

I heard in the movie 10 Cloverfield Lane: I looked through your wallet. Given as how I saved your life, I think that's acceptable. I find the interjection of "as" odd. When "given" is used as a ...
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Specifying the auxiliary verb before and after the coordinating conjunction

Are the following two sentences identical? It has given me real satisfaction and motivated me to perform my duties toward mankind. And It has given me real satisfaction and has motivated me to ...
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Meaning of “it does not do (to do something)”

This is about the meaning of Dumbledore's quote “it does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live” From the Time article, "10 of the Most Magical Harry Potter Quotes to Inspire You": "It does ...
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Need help with verb tenses [closed]

Two people were married to one another. Can I say: They were destined to had been together?
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Would Vs Will in a sentence [duplicate]

What is the difference in the meaning between the following two sentences? In the future, I don't know whether the hobby would persist. Or, In the future, I don't know whether the hobby will ...
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Is “government” singular or plural?

Is the word "government" singular or plural? My grammar book tells me government is plural. And if you search on the web, it is not so unusual to be confused. So which of the following two sentences ...
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Active voice Vs Passive voice

Which of the following two sentences is correct? I got used to using the computer after I had admitted to the university. Or, I got used to using the computer after I had been admitted to the ...
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while grammar rule

Someone has told me that if the verb of principal clause is continuous, then the subordinate clause started with while must also be in continuous tense. For example, While mobile phone is ...
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As soon as structure

Are the following two sentences both correct? If so, what is the difference between them? She got married as soon as she resigned from the CEO position of the company. And, She got married as ...
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Using too many articles

What should I do if a user sends a screenshot with a deleted offensive message in a chatroom? It makes me feel unsure when there are so many articles in a short sentence but, as for me, each of these ...
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punctuation mark

Which one of the following two sentences is correct? The boy whose pen was lost was very poor. Or, The boy whose pen was lost, was very poor. Do I require a comma before the 2nd was? Could ...
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'Work on the remote' or 'work remotely'?

What is the best way to name a kind of work when you do your job from home? (For example, I want to write an essay about it.)
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Noun + to infinitive

I was told by someone, several years ago, that It is the tool to fasten the bolts is not correct. I often find the following sentences that are considered correct. I will send a technician to fix ...
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Using the definite article with comparative adjectives

It appears that the stronger argument is in favour of grandparents living independently. We normally use the with superlative adjectives. Here the is used before stronger as a comparative adjective; ...
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Correct preposition [duplicate]

What is the appropriate preposition before a subject? Which one of the following sentences is correct? I am a postgraduate student of University of Reading in Applied Mathematics discipline. or ...
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“Such a good day!” Is this gramatically correct? Is it a complete sentence?

"Such a good day!" "Such a bad question!" ● Are these gramatically correct? ● What about this: " Such a warm feeling reading this post! " ● I wonder whether they are complete ...
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Which one is more natural? What's the differnece in meaning?

● Which one is more natural? ● What's the differnece in meaning? ● Which sentence would you prefer to be used in an informal conversation? 1.You know what does cardiac mean, From what I can ...
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“Not … nor” possible?

I am looking for a band name. I am German, so I am not quite sure if not [Adjective] nor [Adjective] is grammatically correct. Is not yellow nor pink or not famous nor envied a possible phrase, or ...