Questions tagged [grammaticality]

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

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Using wish for present or future tenses

Is the sentence below correct: I wish he goes to where he loves. Please supply reasons for your answers.
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“In a while” or “for in a while”?

Ok, Which one is correct from the three below ? I have not had a drink in a while. I have not had a drink in for a while. I have not had a drink for a while. In case more than one are correct then ...
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When 'like' is a conjunction, which grammatical case follows? [closed]

Whenever like serves as a conjunction, does user John Lawler's answer also answer this question? So the answer about they/them, at least, is to use whatever case the NP being compared uses. I read ...
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What does 'It seemed to me, soothed by the elysian air, a Naiad was beside me." mean?

What does this strange construction mean here? It seemed to me, soothed by the elysian air, a Naiad was beside me. Is this construction possible?
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Reason behind his getting married vs. reason behind him getting married [duplicate]

Which one is more accurate ? (1) Tony's mother was reason behind him getting married to Nancy. (2) Tony's mother was reason behind his getting married to Nancy. Can you describe me which one of these ...
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Takes awhile longer

I heard someone say It might take awhile longer for the document to be signed It might take a bit longer for the document to be signed Is it grammatical and idiomatic? What they meant is that ...
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not being able vs not able

May I know which one is grammatical and the reason? The virus can mutate, and this makes the current method not being able to detect it. The virus can mutate, and this makes the current ...
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Sade - I Never Thought I'd See the Day

Sade - I Never Thought I'd See the Day I never thought would be there are both future in the past?
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What he does vs What does he do? [closed]

What's the difference between them? and when do we use "What he does" and "What does he do"?
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Shall I use an article with the phrase “increasing trend”?

If I want to use the word increasing trend, shall I consider it countable or uncountable? i.e. should I write: With an increasing trend towards using the Internet, the need for security is becoming ...
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propositions, using that which whose

Is the following sentence correct? "It is an organization including the countries, all or a significant part of their population has a connection with French language and culture." If not, how can ...
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how to say it in grammatically correct way

You should enjoy a day from its start or beginning? which one is better to use? it is a grammatically correct way how to say it? Thank you very much in advance.
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What is the full form of “The whole management structure” here?

What is the full/sentence form of the phrase “The whole management structure"? IF THERE HAD BEEN the whole management structure? Perhaps the group’s structure accounted for its success. Were its ...
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“Do you see” vs. “Did you see” vs. “Have you seen" [closed]

What are the differences between: Do you see Did you see Have you seen and when or what situations that I used them?
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“If I would like to come I would rejected” is grammatically correct?

Is grammatically correct to say: "If I would like to come I would rejected"
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Can anybody parse this sentence for me, please? [closed]

"Quarles is viewed by many policy analysts as a business-friendly pick who benefits from having experience in the federal government and his business ties are unlikely to be viewed by senior senators ...
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Is the word “have” in this sentence grammatically wrong? & When is it fine to be “redundant”?

Sometimes, when we ran out of time and did not have space for any further activity, he used to tell us that should anyone need any assistance or have any query, accompany me to my office. Microsoft ...
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Usage of the 's [duplicate]

Should I use Video options or Video's options when referring to a few video properties that can be edited?
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That's the last thing (about which) i want to go to bed thinking (about).— grammaticality

A. That's the last thing i want to go to bed thinking about. B. That's the last thing about which i want to go to bed thinking. Are both the above sentences grammatically correct?
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Should it be “journey by train” or “in the tomorrow morning”?

We reserved tickets for a journey on train for the tomorrow morning with my sisters and me. Should it be a journey by train or in the tomorrow morning?
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“decide which one is equal” seems to be not grammatical, is this one more appropriate, “check if the two are equal”?

This post says It may be a pain to see compile errors, but trust me, getting error here is good for you. You did something stupid you tried to compare string with int and decide which one is equal. ...
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Correct the sentences

I like traveling around the world. I like going traveling around the world. I like going to travel around the world. I like going for traveling around the world.
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Are both the sentences grammatically correct?

He keeps books he uses to gain knowledge from, in that bookshelf. He keeps books he uses to gain knowledge, in that bookshelf. Are both the sentences grammatically correct? Is there a difference ...
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being usages dilemma

I've read in BBC that we use use "being" as a verb-ing. BBC has listed two kind of usage, What I want to learn here is about "preposition+verb-ing" form of usage.It has been said that "being+past ...
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How to use “implementation(s)” in a sentence

I am always stuck some kind of sentences while writing. Which of these would be more correct in a sentence? the implementation of applications is available or the implementations of ...
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Are all the paired sentences grammatically correct? And do all those sound natural to native speakers?

I am an English teacher who has a duty to teach correct English to the students who want to learn it. That is why I think I have to know grammatically correct English because it can destroy my ...
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Does 'of' mean 'to be'?

[Source:] Majority opinion, Slaughter-House Cases, 1873, by Justice Samuel Freeman Miller . We think this distinction and its explicit recognition in this Amendment of great weight in this ...
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I would suggest

Which of the following statements is grammatically correct? Why? *Well, for your own good, I’d really suggest dropping back and starting at the usual place.* Or *Well, for your own good, I ...
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Is 'We promise your level up' grammatical when used in an ad?

We promise your level up We intended to use this expression to draw a particular crowd as an ads of an institute(or a cram school called "hakwon"). I'm asking this of you for a school assignment ...
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How can power undergo 'exegesis'? [closed]

The formal state, in its dictatorial or belligerent mutation, represents power at its crudest – African nations, caught in an unending spiral of dictatorships and civil wars, are only too familiar ...
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If the sentence is unnatural, does that mean it is grammatically incorrect?

I am not a native English speaker, does native English people just say “I look”? If it is unnatural, does that mean it is grammatically incorrect? It is confusing to me because it is Subject+Verb ...
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Wrong structure of Not only…but also? [closed]

Question courtesy KhanAcademy Question (on the right) is referring to part [11] of the paragraph (on the left). Question statement (not shown in picture) is to select best possible rewrite of the ...
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Did/Have you usage [closed]

Is this the correct way to say? Did you take and come lunch box today? And, What is the correct way to use Did/Have?
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Reason behind his getting married to Rinky vs. reason behind him getting married to Rinky [duplicate]

Which one is more accurate? (1) Rocky's new job was reason behind him getting married to Rinky. (2) Rocky's new job was reason behind his getting married to Rinky. Explain which one of these is more ...
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Is “lose” correct in this context? [closed]

The system must be recoverable to protect data from any lose. I don't know if it is grammatically correct; in particular, I don't know if lose is correct, or what I should use instead of it.
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Do we need to use “to” in this sentence? [closed]

I saw the following sentence in a script that includes conversations between a teacher and students. I was looking for to the question about which Great Lake is the largest. I do not understand ...
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Are the given sentences grammatically correct? [closed]

"My mother shouted at me for not having offered water." "My mother shouted at me for not having been offered water." Are both the above sentences grammatically correct? What do they mean?

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