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

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What is the correct preposition to use in/for this sentence?

What is the correct preposition to use in the following sentence? I found some information on the Internet and I used it in/for my project.
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Is chosen vs is being chosen vs has been chosen [closed]

How many of you are being chosen? How many of you are chosen? How many of you have been chosen? May I know which of the above are grammatical and the reason?
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What is the difference between 1.differentiate and 2.distinguish

Both words are verb transitive.They are of the same meaning.There are many words in dictionary and thesaurus which words are differentiating in their usage. If we use other words of the dictionary ...
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Gerund usage as passive

How to use passive gerund. Any help would be appreciated. Do these sentences express the same meaning "He is looking for his watch being found few minutes before". "He is looking for his watch that ...
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Regarding “have a say on this”

Is the following sentence grammatical, the context is when we want the boss to comment on something the team has decided: Does John have a say on this?
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Grammar usage in quasi passive voice

What is the procedure to use "being" in english sentence.how to apply in english sentence in quasi passive voice. Any reference would be appreciated
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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 ...
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Describing the past events with proper tense choice

I want to describe a past incident. Like, a few months ago I faced a bike accident. I tell the story to one of my friends. I describe the story in the past tense. Like, I wanted to buy groceries. ...
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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.
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via survey or via a survey? Which one is grammatically correct?

I've found a similar topic related to "via the Internet", but I'm still wondering if you can use the phrase without a preposition - "via survey." I conducted primary research via survey. vs. I ...
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What is your life or What is your life like?

Which one is correct? Or are they both correct? What is the difference? Are they interchangeable? I didn't find any results on google about the first one: What is your life like in two words? or ...
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footage surfaces of someone/something

footage surfaces of someone/something What does it mean?
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How many increase

How many increase in the (number of) jobs go to Americans? Is using How many increase correct above (instead of How much increase)
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“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 ...
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“ How many meter timbers do you need to build a cabin ?”

Can I say “ How many meter timbers do you need to build a cabin ?” İnstead of “how tall should timbers you need to build a cabin be ? “ I don’t have any context for this but I wonder If “ ...
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Does something interest (in) you or Do you interest (in) something?

Why is it correct to say: "Does something interest you" but not "Do you interest something"? But when we ask for example "Do you want to ask him" and "Does he want to ask me" are correct. Or does it ...
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Using ‘has’ for a dead person

A person had died years ago. How do we say ‘has’ to him now? Say - Tom died 15 years ago. He has or had 3 sons? I know it’s ‘has’. But somehow ‘has’ to me sounds that he is alive. Even further, ...
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Is it grammatically incorrect to ask, “ Whose own is this?” [closed]

Is it grammatically incorrect to ask: "Whose own is this?"
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Sentence construction with “as … so”

For example, if someone was driving in front of you in a car breaking the rules and continues to do so, then how do you say using a construction? Is this correct to use this one? Or maybe there is ...
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Grammaticality of the 'clause' after semicolon

In Wikipedia I found the sentence: The poem is well-known for its departure from Owen's famous style of including disturbing and graphic images in his work; the poem instead having a more soothing, ...
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pseudo-sentence after a preposition

Is there a topic covering the sentences' type? What about last one as well? As you see, "being" is used after preposition in lieu of am/is/are. How come? Now, think about everything being recorded. ...
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I wasn't expecting this to be how I'd hear of Hulk after ages

I wasn't expecting this to be how I would hear of you after ages. i would hear is future-in-past in this sentence?
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Does this quiz question make sense?

I want to buy ____ books, two for my brother and the other for me. A. all ; B. both ; C. three I encountered this question in a quiz today. I choose answer C, but the answer key is A. ...
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Is 'school' a collective noun, proper noun, or common noun?

In case when we refereed school as an Collective Noun then what about class ( group of students) In case when it is used as an Proper Noun but only when both the speakers know about which school we ...
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“Hamlet was written by the William Shakespeare” or “Hamlet was written by William Shakespeare”

I need some suggestion about the article in both these statement which one is grammatically correct ? I was in school when my teacher teach me about articles.Its use with unique or big personality ...
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Is it correct to say before he come or before he came

1/ Did he paint the wall before his friend came? (OR) Did he paint the wall before his friend come? 2/ Had he painted the wall before his friend came? (OR) Had he painted the wall before his ...
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I want to know the most adj noun (or) the most adj

The mountain scenery in East Java is the most exciting. (OR) The mountain scenery in East Java is the most exciting one. Which one is grammatically correct?
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The code cannot be used on outlet products

The code cannot be used on outlet products. what is it mean outlet products? from my voucher fifa this sentence
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First vs at first

I usually ask people this first, but I haven't done so with you. What's your favorite music? I usually ask people this at first, but I haven't done so with you. What's your favorite music? Are both ...
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Hold up your time

During a call, a person mentioned that he is going to leave, I reply: "I wouldn't hold up your time as your family is waiting for you". Is it grammatically correct?
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Grammaticality in context

If someone asks about how much did you get or how many did you get about a total amount then will it be correct to say like this?: Now we know how many of how many tasks have been completed. ...
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two “will be” in a sentence - “not all the policies that 'will be' put in place 'will be' favorable”

The company will put in place some policies to cut cost. Nevertheless, not all the policies that will be put in place will be favorable by everyone. Is the sentence above with two "will be" in one ...
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Plural or Singular verb for a noun without “s”

The audience of Justin Bieber concert is/are very high! The staff of Company A has/have low morale right now. Should I use is/are or has/have in above case?
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Using ALL tenses in this text

I wrote an imaginary text in which I used all tenses (12 tenses) to familiarize with them. The tenses are: PAST: Past simple, Past perfect simple, Past continuous, Past perfect continuous. ...
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halfway through doing or to doing

1- We’re still only halfway to finishing the job 2- We’re still only halfway finishing the job 3- If she was still at Keele she would be halfway through to getting the various breakfasts by ...
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How worse vs how much worse

If you're in a bad situation, which of the following are you more likely to say? How worse are things going to get? How much worse are things going to get? Are both the sentences ...
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My car is at the garage vs my car is in the garage

(My car is at the garage.It is being repaired,somebody is repairing it ) I think it should be in instead of at because my car is present in the building/shed and it is not out present of building/shed
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Find it hard to do

You can make the things easy which you find it hard to do. Should I use it in sentence above? What I want to say is that There are things and I found doing things hard and ı want to make things ...
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Unless and If after Either

Can we use unless..if after Either in such a way? I will go there either unless I have no other choice or if you give me the reason to. Or should Unless and If swap places?
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Is it natural to use the verb “want” in the continuous form to express a strong desire for something or to do something?

I am aware that the verb want is a stative verb and many grammar books and teachers say it is correct to use it in the continuous form. But as is the case with lot of stative cases, there some ...
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Simple Question

hello guys help me please. Is it correct to say "how do you think the weather is going to be next week?" or we should add like- "how do you think the weather is going to be like next week?" thank
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Is it correct to say “Have an inconvenience”

I am wondering about what structure i need to use when I want to express an inconvenience that i experienced. Is it correct to say, : I have / feel an inconvenience to bring my toothbrush. : I have/...
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Correctness and difference between “On” or “For”

For example, someone asks someone about something that was done wrong and someone answers that all the questions are not for him, since he does not know this and it was a fault of the answerer. Or if ...
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Ann didn’t have enough money but she would buy this dress anyway

Ann didn’t have enough money but she would buy this dress anyway. in that sentence would is like past of "will"? https://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verbs-modal-would.htm We often use would as a ...
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ran lower to the ground vs ran low to the ground

Can you explain to me why author have used word "lower" instead of "low". The text is: I was too far away to see anyone, so I parked behind a big rock at the base of the mountain, left my helmet ...
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If I weren't a player, I'd be a coach

If I weren't a player, I'd be a coach. in this sentence, I'd be is about present or future? i can't understand
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Use of the word “state”

I wonder if the use of "state" in the sentence below is correct or not. What I want to learn is whether this sentence is grammatically correct or not. Water vapour is water’s state turned into gas ...
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I realised + Past tense or Present tense?

"On calculating my annual carbon footprint recently, I realized how inadequate those efforts are." Source: https://commentwise.com/2019/12/06/will-the-rich-change-for-the-planet/ In the given ...
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Conditional I and Conditional II

Conditional I Active: Rita would write a letter. Passive: A letter would be written by Rita. Conditional II Active: Rita would have written a letter. Passive: A letter ...
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Plural or singular after a number?

Which one of those is correct grammatically? I We evaluate 1000 student result Or We evaluate 1000 student results Or We evaluate 1000 students' results

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