Questions tagged [grammaticality]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
1answer
20 views

Do we have a “first conditional” in this text?

The great king, they said, having respect to the mutability of human affairs, was desirous of dealing mercifully with the Romans, and would allow the escape of the remnant which was left of their army,...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Why use “the” before latter? [closed]

Kabir and Rahim are great poets but the former is greater than the latter.
0
votes
1answer
17 views

Is “ if the negotiations failed, there should be no …” a second type conditional?

If the idea of negotiating were entertained at all, something would be gained; for each additional day of suffering and privation diminished the Roman strength, and brought nearer the moment of ...
1
vote
1answer
22 views

Using preposition “on ” with the words(forbid/forbidden)

In the following contexts, and regarding the words (forbid/forbidden) I get confused alot.Actually I looked the words up in the dictionary and I couldn't find any thing about using these words with ...
0
votes
4answers
37 views

What is the difference between two sentences and which one is grammatically correct?

1).This town isn’t very well known and there isn’t much to see so a few tourists come here. 2). This town isn’t very well known and there isn’t much to see so few tourists come here.
0
votes
2answers
27 views

Said or told? Which one is correct here [closed]

Which one is correct? Why? "As I said before" OR "As I told before"
0
votes
1answer
38 views

Usage of “the” in “the meek and humble”

Which one is grammatically correct sentence? According to the Bible it is meek and humble who shall inherit the earth. According to the Bible it is the meek and humble who shall inherit the earth.
-1
votes
1answer
30 views

“Unlike many other languages, you cannot [skipped]” - Is it OK to use such a construction? [closed]

I have a text about German language. There is a following sentence: In German, unlike many other languages, you cannot [skipped]. Is it grammatically correct to omit "In German"? Unlike ...
1
vote
1answer
25 views

They vs it–which to use here?

At the restaurant I had X and Y. They were out of this world! At the restaurant I had X and Y. It was out of this world! X and Y are two separate dishes. Now in the first sentence, the usage of they ...
-1
votes
1answer
26 views

Why I see sentences reapeating the same semantics twice with different words

Is ironic that feature and characteristic have the same meaning and the dictionary repeated twice, this is purely superfluous. Why does this happen?
0
votes
1answer
24 views

Grammaticality of the given sentence

I was surprised myself at how good I nailed the interview. So here the speaker is trying to convey that they were surprised at how well the interview went and how well they, the speaker, performed. ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

To follow a prepositional phrase with an imperative one

Except for Louisa, who’s away in Berlin this weekend, we’ll all be at the party. The first sentence is from Cambridge dictionary and hence I know it is correct. Fruits: Except for apples, eat them ...
2
votes
2answers
273 views

As soon as possible vs. Right after

Case sensitivity depends on a value of the FooBarBaz variable. The default value is Off and it's strongly discouraged to change it. If you really need to do so, change it back as soon as possible. ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

Which one is grammatically correct sentence and why? [duplicate]

1.He discussed murder case with his wife . 2. He discussed the murder case with his wife. 3. He discussed a murder case with his wife.
0
votes
2answers
27 views

“let me go into the building” or “let me into the building”?

I'm trying to describe a situation where I tried to going into a building but the police officers didn't let me. Which one of the sentences would be correct in this case: ... they didn't even let me ...
0
votes
2answers
24 views

Use of might rather than might have

Let's look at the context. Would you go if she called you? Yeah. I might go. Is it correct to use 'might' here rather than 'might have'? I think here 'might' is used as the past form of 'may'. Right?
0
votes
1answer
36 views

Which part is wrong in this sentence [closed]

He insisted that she met with her lawyer before signing the final papers. I found this in a test book, one of the words in italic is grammatically incorrect, which one is it?
0
votes
1answer
13 views

What is the grammatical rule of “ fainting” in this text?

Julian, grasping the head of the weapon, attempted to draw it forth, but in vain – the sharp steel cut his fingers, and the pain and loss of blood caused him to fall fainting from his steed. https://...
-1
votes
1answer
19 views

“Like happened” vs “like it happened”

Like happened right after you got a job, I too am going to be swamped with work. Like it happened right after you got a job, I too am going to swamped with work. Do both sentences mean the same ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

Is the sentence 'Remember the day you saw me' correct?

Let's look at the sentence : Remember the day you saw me? Does the sentence make complete sense? I think we should add 'in' at end of the sentence because we are talking about a time. I think that ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

“Something that is used to …” - Is it a correct noun phrase?

I have a technical document where I want to give a section a name "Parentheses to make operator precedence explicit". But I am not sure whether it is grammatically correct. I don't like the ...
2
votes
1answer
17 views

Kindly explain me the reason for usage of a comma in this sentence

In this sentence "They waste their time, thinking that they would make up the loss in future." kindly explain me the reason for usage of a comma before the word THINKING.
0
votes
1answer
13 views

The moment this happens/that (soon) happens– grammaticality

The moment I met her, I fell in love. This sentence conveys the meaning that the speaker met a woman and immediately fell in love and looks to be grammatically correct to my eyes. Now if we changed ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

“Slice in length-wise wedges.”

A grammar edit I suggested on another site was rejected. The answerer only fixed an obvious grammatical number error as I suggested, rejecting my proposed edit on another line that grates on me. (Side ...
1
vote
2answers
32 views

Is “intermixed” a postpositive adjective in this text?

The enemy advanced in two lines – the first composed of the mailed horsemen and the archers intermixed, the second of the elephants. https://www.gutenberg.org/files/16167/16167-h/16167-h.htm
0
votes
0answers
17 views

“Have” taking “ing” form

They rose to the fame in the first act, and now they are having a spectacular fall at the will of the scribe As far as I know, "have" can't take "ing" form like we can't say "...
14
votes
6answers
2k views

Could 'a' and 'single' be used together?

I wrote this sentence: How can a single photon be detected? I think it could mean one of the photons while emphasizing its singleness. But I feel something's wrong with it because a and single are ...
-1
votes
0answers
11 views

multiplied tenfold

The value of imports and exports was multiplied tenfold between 1851 and 1853. I know the meaning of tenfold but I am confused with the meaning of multiplied tenfold. Could someone explain please?
0
votes
1answer
7 views

Are the following four sentences the same in meaning?

Neither you nor he is right. Not either you or he is right. Either you or he is not right. Both you and he are not right.
0
votes
1answer
18 views

would organize it at a place that was safe

So when there was a meeting Joey would organize it at a place that was safe. This part ( Joey would organize it at a place that was safe ) In that type of sentence, Is about past or present?
1
vote
1answer
22 views

What is the meaning of “ can have made” in this text?

Neither Ammianus nor Zosimus makes the slightest allusion to any negotiations at all at this period; and it is thus open to doubt whether the entire story told by Libanius is not the product of his ...
0
votes
3answers
48 views

Is it OK to say “use nothing”?

Is it OK to say "use nothing"? Looks weird to me for some reason, though sentences like "I know nothing about..." are perfectly grammatical, as I know. Maybe I should replace it ...
0
votes
2answers
30 views

Same as vs same like

When I walk down the street now, no one looks at me with the same disdain as they used to. When I walk down the street now, no one looks at me with the same disdain like they used to. When I walk down ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

“Use them only where it really makes sense to do so.”

Comma-separated expressions Use them only where it really makes sense to do so. Use them only where it really makes sense to. Use them only where it really makes sense. Which one sentence I should ...
2
votes
2answers
31 views

Can we say “turn around something” to mean “rotate/revolve around something”?

I know we can use the phrase "turn around something" to mean "cause something to face the opposite direction" like in "He turned around the phone to see the camera." What ...
0
votes
1answer
14 views

Indicating of some part of body with comparison

How to indicate correctly which part of your body you look like someone? For example: eyes If we use "You look nothing like someone" then how to indicate what I wrote above? ?You look your ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Is it OK to use “non” instead of “not” (and vice versa) in some contexts?

Don't mix Boolean values with not Boolean ones. Don't mix Boolean values with non-Boolean ones. Which version is correct? This question may look as if I hadn't did my own research, but it's not true....
1
vote
1answer
30 views

“Spread your legs as WIDE as your shoulders” VS “Spread your legs as WIDELY as your shoulders”

Let's say I am a drill sergeant at a boot camp. In this scenario, I want to tell the recruits that at "parade rest" position, the space between their feet should only be as wide as their ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

“To” or without “to”

Is first one incorrect? If so, then and why there should be to? And what respond would be? Where did you disappear? Where did you disappear to?
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Use of might instead of might have

The modal verb 'might' is used to show a future possibility, but it is also the past tense of may when coupled with have. Is there a way to write a sentence in past tense using 'might' without it ...
2
votes
1answer
19 views

Differences between I do remember and I remember

Can anybode help me with these sentences? Time is running nowhere. I do remember clearly this day and Time is running nowhere. I remember clearly this day. Or It does frightens most of time cause we ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

Is “bored” in “I am bored” an adjective or a past participle? [duplicate]

Let's look at the sentence. I am bored. Now what does the sentence mean? If I consider 'bored' as an adjective it means I am bored right now. And if I consider the sentence as a passive voice of ...
0
votes
2answers
22 views

Is the sentence 'I can be doing the work' correct?

Suppose, I am doing a work. I am having the ability to do the work. Can we say: I can be doing the work. Is the structure can+be+present participle correct? Again, suppose, I have done a work. Can we ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

“Use them” vs. “Place them”

A dialog between two persons, John and Mike, Mike is not a native a speaker: example 1 M: John, look at this sentence, should I place commas here and here? J: Yes, place them. example 2 J: Yes, use ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

which tense is correct for “wish”?

I thought by myself I (wish\wished) never had I started that match. 1- In the above sentence, which tense is correct for "wish"? 2- Instead of "I thought by myself", what another ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

Is it wrong to say “I'd call you”? [closed]

A couple of days ago, I used: I'd call you At the end of my conversation, and my teacher noticed that's wrong! Is it technically wrong? I meant to say that I would call you (if I need your help)
0
votes
3answers
34 views

Shouldn't there be an auxiliary in: “found itself taken by assault”?

Why was an auxiliary verb omitted before the past participle "taken"? Maogamalcha, which a little before had boasted of being impregnable, and had laughed to scorn the vain efforts of the ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Which of the following qualifies as a conditional sentence?

1) If you step up on this, it could be a great breakthrough for both of you. 2) If you stepped up on this, it could be a great breakthrough for both of you.
0
votes
2answers
20 views

I have a problem with this sentence.'Sometimes you will be asked to identify how one paragraph relates to another.'

Please can anyone explain why 'Sometimes you will be asked to..' OR 'In Factual Information questions you are asked what information an author has presented.' ? Why not "Sometimes you will be ask&...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Any one of you should use plural verb or singular verb? [duplicate]

Anyone one of you has or have? Anyone should be using has, but you should be using have. What about anyone of you?

1
2 3 4 5
46