Questions tagged [grammaticality-in-context]

For questions about whether something obeys the rules of English grammar in a certain context.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
0answers
17 views

does this type of conditional expresses no possibility in the past?

does this type of conditional expresses no possibility in the past? If she found that she had herself some power of producing the raps, however obscure the way by which she did it, she would be ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

What is the difference between the following sentences in this context?

If I want to ask my friend if a school work that we are doing belongs to a specific school subject which of the following sentences should I use: 1 does that work have to do with that subject? ...
1
vote
1answer
37 views

What is the function of “exhausts” in this context? Does “more than exhausts” refer to “the psychic knowledge”?

What is the function of "exhausts" in this context? Does "more than exhausts" refer to "the psychic knowledge"? Both Kate Fox Jencken and Margaret Fox-Kane died in the early 'nineties, and their ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

difference between “Grandfather” and “the grandfather” [duplicate]

I took the list to my room and read the names of the birds: swallow, turtledove, redstart. A description followed the name of each bird. I tried to sort everything out. Grandfather was not angry ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Future perfect continuous + Would

while I was writing the phrase below, I had some doubt about the grammatical coherence. It seems mandatory, that people will have been working on this issue before the effects would ramped up. ...
-1
votes
0answers
21 views

does this “will” relates to future tense?

does this "will" relates to future tense? "No, my belief in Spiritualism has undergone no change. When I made those dreadful statements I was not responsible for my words. Its genuineness is an ...
-1
votes
0answers
35 views

Does “element” refer to “great excitement” or not?

Does "element" refer to "great excitement" or not? "What was the object of the persons who induced you to make the confession that you and all other mediums traded on the credulity of people?" ...
1
vote
1answer
16 views

Help me, please, to choose between Perfect and Continuous

Here's the end of the text presented in a question I posted previously. The coastal ice in parts of Canada and Alaska has become quite brittle. Ice easily breaks away in large pieces and melts in ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

What is the difference between “what” and “which” in this context? [duplicate]

If I want to ask my teacher the exercise we are at which of the following sentences should I use? 1 "which exercise are we at?" 2 "what exercise are we in?"
0
votes
1answer
26 views

door opens vs door opening

I was watching a show and when a door opens, the next subtitle comes out. Door opens Using Present Simple shouldn't you use present Continuous? Door opening
1
vote
1answer
26 views

Is “if they could be” conditional? What does it mean?

What is the meaning of following sentence? Is "if they could" a conditional ? It was about this time that Professor William Crookes conducted his inquiries into the medium's powers, and issued ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

does “which” here refers to “a quiet enjoyment of her experiments” or not?

does "which" here refers to "a quiet enjoyment of her experiments" or not? John Page Hopps describes her at this time as "a small, thin, very intelligent, but rather simpering little woman, with nice,...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

What is the difference between “Paying in cash” and “Paying with cash”?

What is the difference between the following sentences? I paid with cash I paid in cash Could I use the word "money" instead of cash?
0
votes
2answers
29 views

Is it grammatical to say 'knowledge that should be basic for them'

In this context: Most of our clients have issues because of their limited knowledge. It is very stressful to repeat the same things to all of them, knowledge that should be basic for them. I'm told ...
-1
votes
2answers
25 views

is “sound” an adjective for “counsel”?

is "sound" an adjective for "counsel"? In some ways Kane's position is hopelessly illogical. He was on most intimate and affectionate terms with the mother and the two girls, although if words ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

does “which is solacing, instructive and astounding” refers to “so much”?

does "which is solacing, instructive and astounding" refers to "so much"? Miss Fox, taken all in all, is no doubt the most wonderful living medium. Her character is irreproachable and pure. I ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

what is the meaning of “had they used their gift”? does it conditional?does “as D.D. Home used his” means that he should followed the advise? [duplicate]

what is the meaning of "had they used their gift"? does it conditional? does "as D.D. Home used his" means that he should followed the advise of the author? To realize their position one has to ...
0
votes
2answers
19 views

Why is 'of' used in the following sentence istead of 'to'?

It ill behooves you to speak so rudely of your parents. How does using 'of' changes it's natural meaning? Could you give me more examples of such type of sentences?
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Is Present Perfect Continuous a finished activity or is still continuing in this situation?

I have a doubt, perfect tenses confuse me a lot... Imagine this situation: Javi: Sorry learnprogramming (me), I have been watching an album and I forgot to call you, sorry. Imagine that a person ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

does “already” refers to a time before the present? does it means in the previous articles?

does "already" refers to a time before the present? does it means in the previous articles? The investigation was held, but the results were negative. In an appended note to the doctors' report ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

Grammar Question about correct tense use in context

Please, help me with that that kind of construction: The action had started in the past, been in progress, now is in progress and will be in progress untill exact time period. For example: I've ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

does “magnetism” refers to “spirit” and “human” or not?

does "magnetism" refers to "spirit" and "human" or not? That they still lived and still loved was the constant message from the beyond, accompanied by many material tests, which confirmed the ...
6
votes
5answers
2k views

Usage of “whose” in a sentence

Out of nostalgia, I was rereading Harry Potter and the goblet of fire, this time in the original English, and I came across the following sentence (beginning of chapter 2, end of page 26 in my copy) ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

does “central” is an adjective for country or not? does “the central country head-quarters” means the central headquarters of america?

does "central" is an adjective for country or not? does "the central country head-quarters" means the central headquarters of america? There was discovered a peddler's tin box as well as the bones,...
0
votes
1answer
13 views

could be appealing/attractive to him

May I know is could be appealing/attractive to him in the below sentence grammatical and idiomatic? I guess an opportunity to come to Singapore could be appealing/attractive to him, as I remember ...
1
vote
1answer
27 views

Plural verb with “everybody/anybody/everyone/anyone”

Where have everybody/everyone gone to? Have anybody/anyone ever told her the truth? Are these valid usages, idiomatic?
0
votes
1answer
61 views

“a few percent” or “a few percents”? Why?

The sentences as follow: "Problem is, the material Jing developed is six percent heavier than the standard stuff. And more weight means more fuel means more expense. But if we settled for a slightly ...
3
votes
1answer
44 views

There is vs there are in measurement units

There is 1.1 g NaCl in 1 mL There are 1.1 g NaCl in 1 mL Which is right?
1
vote
1answer
27 views

On using “without whom”

I want to thank to persons: A and B as follows: I am thankful to A and B, without whom, this project would not be possible. I am afraid if I said without whom, this may be understood to refer to ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Grammar Usage in context

'There is no scope to feel satisfaction given the feeble recovery track record' 'Given the generous policy support afforded to delinquent borrowers historically', Is 'given' grammatically perfect here?...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

please answer that question for me

In my book there is the text: A ladybug crawled up a blade of grass in front of me. I wondered if it was really a female. What would you call a male ladybug? Funny what you focus on when your life ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

Past perfect continuous for continuing events in the past

I got from Cambridge Dictionary (in grammar section): Past perfect continuous tense. Continuing events in the past We use the past perfect continuous to talk about actions or events which ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

What to be careful of when using which

So, I hear this phrase is wrong because of ‘which’ in the sentence which is grammatically wrong. The sentence at fault is as follows. Don’t waste time in talking about the level of the pay ...
0
votes
0answers
5 views

Has been fixed to “be held” / “take place”

In a leave application to school headmaster which is better: Dear Sir, My elder sister's marriage has been fixed to be held / take place on 18th of February....... Which, in a ...
0
votes
2answers
17 views

“Internally” or “from inside” --what to use?

In this sentence: He may look rude but he is very kind from inside / internally. As a non-native speaker I am very confused about this. What, in a native speaker's opinion, is best here? Can I ...
3
votes
1answer
43 views

When should I use Present Simple or Present Continuous?

I'm doing my best in distinguishing between the meaning of the Present Simple form and the meaning of the Present Continuous form. Every day I read some texts and highlight the extracts consisting ...
0
votes
2answers
27 views

“By” or without “by”

Are these correct sentences and can they be with or without "by"? A child is someone who can call a duck a goose. A child is someone who can call a duck by a goose.
0
votes
0answers
20 views

does “enjoy” refers to “inhabitants of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn”? or does “”inhabitants of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn“” are subject?

does "enjoy" refers to "inhabitants of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn"? or does ""inhabitants of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn"" are subject? He predicted the coming of Spiritualism in his "Principles of ...
1
vote
1answer
48 views

does “aqueous” is an adjective for “gases”? what is the meaning of “aqueous and atmospheric gases” in this context? [closed]

does "aqueous" is an adjective for "gases"? what is the meaning of "aqueous and atmospheric gases" in this context? "Question: Will utilitarianism make any discoveries in other locomotive directions?...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

does “in the most graceful manner” refers to “and after tenderly…” or to“ began ascending…”?

does "in the most graceful manner" refers to "and after tenderly..." or to" began ascending..."? "I saw her pass through the adjoining room, out of the door and step from the house into the ...
1
vote
0answers
112 views

English grammar is not (so difficult/very difficult/too difficult/difficult enough) to understand

I can't decide which is the right option to choose. I can say that 'difficult enough' is not the right option, because it doesn't make much sense. But, so difficult/too difficult/very difficult look ...
0
votes
1answer
9 views

“Did not” or “would not” for results

All he was looking for was peace of mind. And he did many things to attain that. He read various western intellects but peace of mind would not come. I heard these words in a documentary film made in ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

What is the grammaticality of “not” in “I hope not” and “I know not”?

This question stemmed from the lyrics of the song Vague Utopia by Tia Gostelow. One of the lines from the chorus is as following: I just want you to know, And i know not what the younger dreams,...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Is the phrase“come flying” natural

Can I say: A ghost came flying and picked me up. Here I am trying to say the manner of movement. Similarly can I say: came running, walk breathing very hard? In our language it's natural. How ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

A problem about “neither… nor”

I'm going to work and my 10-year-old son is staying alone at home until I come back. So before leaving I say to him: Do not play video games nor eat ice cream. Or, Neither play video games nor ...
0
votes
2answers
37 views

Go some in number

For example, the teacher has a gradebook and asks you about your position in the gradebook . Is this correct to say this and maybe there should be numeric?: Teacher: What number do you go in the ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Clarity of understanding of the meaning

For example, I want someone doesn't do something then which one will be correct? And also I want him to do this. Does the first one mean that he will not do this and the second one Doesn't it mean he ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

Construction with “Let”

Do you say like that as below and is one of them grammatically correct? Let's I will do that. Let me you all/all of you do this. Let's I will let you do this.
3
votes
2answers
46 views

“Look at the sun setting” OR “Look at the setting sun”

Look at the sun setting. Look at the setting sun. As far as I know, setting in the first sentence is a participle and in the second sentence it is an adjective. Do they both mean the same? ...
2
votes
2answers
20 views

“For another same amount of time” in this context

The bus arrives at our local bus stop at 8am. The other day my brother and I were going to catch the bus and we went to the bus stop at 7:50am so we had to wait for 10 minutes. My 10-year-old brother ...

1
2 3 4 5
13