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

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Explanation of idiomatic expression

Well, of all the nerve, she thought. Of all the nerve is an expression that expresses indignation, anger and shock. Is there any simpler way to rewrite the same sentence that clearly explains this ...
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Verbs in the simple present vs. perfect present

Please help me and tell me, which one of these sentences should I use? Until they have prepared our room, we will wait in the hotel lobby. Until they prepare our room, we will wait in the hotel lobby....
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Subordinate clause inversion. Is it correct in English?

While writing English text, I sometimes inverse the principal and subordinate clauses (as I think they are named). But Grammarly systematically flags this as an error and proposes to rewrite the ...
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Issue with an expression using the -ing form

What should I know about these two expressions? I have two expressions but I do not know which one is correct and which one should I use. Above all what is the difference? I am not the one writing ...
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Should the verb after "Quantities of" be in the form of plural form when meeting a uncoutable noun?

Which statement is right? a. Quantities of water was wasted. b. Quantities of water were wasted. As you see, in my English books it tells me that "Quantites of anything", the verb MUST BE ...
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Why do we use "was" not "were" here: There was a lot of wind and heavy rain?

Why do we use "was" not "were" here: There was a lot of wind and heavy rain? Is it because wind and rain are both uncountable so they are consider as singular nouns, or is it ...
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Difference between all and all of the before nouns

Is there a difference in meaning between these two sentences? Are they both correct? -All big stores in my town are expensive. -All of the big stores in my town are expensive. My book says use "...
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doubters wrong vs doubters were wrong

Time and again, he has proved the doubters wrong. I read this sentence in a book and trying to understand why there is no "were" (or are?) between the words doubters and wrong. Is "the ...
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Can absolute phrase happen before main clause?

As you may know absolute phrase (APs) can be used to describe either situation or reason (condition). For the past, perfect participles and past participles are both good choices to use as APs. For ...
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It can be controlled from the software

I see a sentence on a user manual like "It can be controlled from the software". They have obviously meant that "you can control it by using the software". Is that correct grammar? ...
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Infinitive as modifier

Infinitive used as modifier can have a passive meaning: the bench is too wet to sit on "this bench can't be sat on" The action "sit" is directed at the subject as if it were in ...
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Is "insisting on" followed by a statement acceptable?

Can I say this? I insisted on that the event was a turkey. I know that we say: somebody insists on something. But I didn't know before yesterday that we can say: somebody insists that. So is it ...
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I'll be gone IN or ON the train?

Obviously we say ''I am on the train'' but if there's ''I'll be gone...'' in the sentence does it affect the grammar in any way? Is it ''I'll be gone IN or ON the train?''
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"How do you like to be when...?"

I had an argument with my teacher; in an exercise which was ordering words to form a sentence, I perhaps created a strange one. The sentence I made is this: How do you like to be when a business ...
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percentage of probability [closed]

I want to pose a question. I wonder what natural ways to say the following are: 1 What is the percent probability that aliens exist? 2 What is the percentage of probability that aliens exist? 3 What ...
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How to say "the majority of our participants" and follow that with a number and percebtage [closed]

I want to express that the majority of participants and also want to say the number of participants (20) and percentage (50%) were students. I need to use this structure in different contexts. Does ...
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Confused about which between "does" and "will" should I use

Which among these two examples are gramatically correct? A: "DOES the disadvantageous offer still remain on the table?" B: "WILL the disadvantageous offer still remain on the table?&...
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With (a) consistently high Net Promoter Score/scores?

Lead and build proof-of-concepts for various enterprises utilizing our services with a consistently high Net Promoter Score (NPS). Lead and build proof-of-concepts for various enterprises utilizing ...
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Is "like when" grammatical in the following?

She was furious at him, like when he broke her vase. Is like when grammatical? Why? I thought of using as when but it sounds a little off to me for some reason.
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Use of correct words [closed]

One of my friends says that It will not be better until it will not stop raining. is not grammatical, but he could not explain why. What is wrong about this sentence?
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Should I write "Appyling any issues" or "Applying any fixes"?

Is this the correct sentence? We support our current releases, unfortunately you are on older version, we are not applying any respective issues. Or it should be "applying any respective fixes.&...
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Why is "plummet", as an intransitive verb, followed by a noun?

Consumer confidence plummeted a breathtaking 15 points, to its lowest level in ten years. The cable just snapped. The elevator plummeted ten flights. Stock prices plummeted 40 percent during the ...
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"I hope not" vs "I don't hope so"

'Is that woman American?' 'I think so. / I don't think so.' 'Do you think it's going to rain?' 'I hope so. / I hope not.' (not 'I don't hope so'). We can say "I don't think so"; but why ...
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Whats the difference between "Where 'you would'/'would you' like to go"?

I was wondering if you guys could help me with this. What is the difference there in Where would you like to go? and Where you would like to go?
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Is omitting a repeated subject and predicate in attributive clauses ok?

Can I omit the conjunction, the subject, and the auxiliary verb in this attributive clause in (1) I had returned the book (which I had) borrowed from library. to produce (2): I had returned the ...
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Does using "there" a second time matter?

I'm going to the hospital tomorrow. Usually, there are more people waiting to see the doctor than you can count, so I'll be late. I'm going to the hospital tomorrow. Usually, there are more people ...
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What is the difference between the prepositions 'up' and 'onto', both indicating 'motion'?

We are all familiar with the the rhyme: Jack and Jill went up the hill. The preposition 'up' describes motion from a lower level to a higher level. But the preposition 'onto' also describes 'motion'....
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What is the difference between up and upon?

Sometimes the preposition ‘upon‘ can be used to indicate ‘movement from a lower level to a higher level, keeping in touch with the surface‘ : ‘We went upon the hill.‘ But in this case, we can use ...
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What is the difference between the prepositions ‘upon‘ & ‘onto‘?

The prepositions 'upon' & 'onto' have a slight difference. 'Upon' indicates 'position at a higher level'; 'onto‘ indicates ‘movement to a higher position‘. Therefore, the sentence "The cat ...
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In the sentence "What are the benefits of earning money?" what part of speech is the word "earning"?

In the sentence: What are the benefits of earning money? What part of speech is the word "earning"? And what function does it serve to the word "money" after that?
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Preposition help required: which sentence is correct? [closed]

I would like to know which of the following sentences is grammatically correct and why? Nadeem has been living along his family in Murree for ten year or Nadeem has been living with his family in ...
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Why is "sally is a sandwich" grammatical? [closed]

I have this sentence: the president thought that sally is a sandwich. It's supposed to be grammatically correct. But isn't that mean that this sentence is also grammatically correct: sally is a ...
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Instruction Meeting or Introductory Meeting?

Which of the following two constructions is correct? Instruction Meeting or Introductory Meeting? The context is the title of a business meeting that is supposed to happen in the future, not with a ...
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Is "enough" after a noun grammatical?

On Page 80 of V. Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning, this sentence occurs: We were the only two in camp who had strength enough to do the job. As far as I know we can use enough as a determiner ...
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Editing a paragraph

Error     Correction Discipline at public life ensures        (e.g.)       at                in peace and harmony, who in turn          (a)  ______   ______ offer the required impetous              ...
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Go up/come down: Do both phrases imply the same thing on a fundamental level in the given context?

The number of articles I've written so far this month is 47. If I can manage to write 10 more, that number will go up to 57. The number of articles I've written so far this month is 47. If I can ...
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Carry the luggage for me, _________? A. Will you B. Won't you [duplicate]

According to the answer sheet, B is the answer. Does that make A incorrect? What difference do these 2 make in the meaning? Plus, is B more polite? It seems kind of frustrated to me.
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Aren’t they vs don’t they

I have 2 sentences here, Aren’t crimes only happening in favelas? Don’t crimes only happen in favelas? and I’d like to know which of them is grammatically correct, and if they are both correct, ...
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Can ‘attribute A to B’ be used as ‘attribute to B A?’

The article I read uses ‘attribute A to B’, but it uses attribute A to B as attribute to B A. is this correct? Also, here’s the article. Delay is a necessary component of procrastination. This means ...
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Is there a typo in this sentence?

"[L]ife inside the state until the eighteenth century sharply distinguished between a formally unfree population (slaves, serfs, and dependents), on the one hand, and a large smallholder ...
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Is the following sentence grammatically correct and in a correct form? [closed]

When dinner time, we always go through the fact that what to eat.. assume that we're always arguing about what food to eat! So according to this, Is the sentence above in a correct form or not?
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Is it OK to say "Ask the question to your partner"?

Is it OK to say "Ask the question to your partner" instead of "Ask your partner the question"? How about "Ask the question of your partner"?
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Has/ have verb third form today or did the second form today

Learning grammar mistakes, today I found a sentence I have visited Niagara falls last weekend incorrect. The correct form “I visited Niagara falls last weekend” so She has done it today. She has done ...
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Once they opened it [closed]

Is "once they opened it" correct in this sentence? Then, suddenly, someone knocked on the door and once they opened it, they said: "I've finally found you!"
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Is it correct to use two 'of's very close to each other in a sentence?

Is it correct to use two 'of's very close to each other, in the following sentence? A photo with the advanced stage of execution of the electronic device. How to avoid this in my case?
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“My each/every attempt”

After the possessive pronouns, can we use “each” or “every”? For example, are all four of the sentences below grammatically correct? My each attempt was useless. My every attempt was useless. Take ...
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Is following sentence grammatically correct.? They are my foundation [closed]

They are my foundation. Is this sentence grammatically correct?
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Can i say "Tree is fallen" as "considering "fallen" as an adjective instead of past participle which will make the sentence passive voice?

Can i say "Tree is fallen" as "considering "fallen" as an adjective instead of "past participle" which will make the sentence passive voice? I know we cannot say &...
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Why is ( the better the job ) = the correct choice?

Why is ( the better the job ) = the correct answer ? The more I know, ....... I will get. the better job the better the job ( the correct choice ) more job ' Link : https://www.grammar-quizzes....
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Is "to down" grammatical in this little text?

Is this headline: Kansas, With a Record Comeback, Snatches N.C.A.A. Title Over North Carolina The Jayhawks rallied from a 16-point deficit to down the Tar Heels in a spirited — and physical — men’s ...
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