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Questions tagged [word-form]

This tag is for questions about the different forms, or variations of a word.

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Why the D is silent in Fidgety?

There are a lot of word’s letters that can’t be pronounced, like The D in Fidgety, the K in know, and the H in hour. Is there a rule or something that I most follow to know it.
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how to use worry to make sentence

If "worry" is a verb, can I say the following? I worry about you. Also I found these two sentences from Google Translate, but in the first one "worried" is an adjective, but in the second is is a ...
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Draw or tie in sports

This is valid for many sports, but in the context of the FIFA World Cup it makes sense to particularize it to football. A team, say X, can win or lose. Then we say X won or X lost. Sometimes it ...
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Inhuman vs inhumane

Both words are the adjective with the same meaning, very cruel or without any normal feelings of pity. So, are there any nuances in usages? Perhaps, in certain area/region, people use one over the ...
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Countable “cable” versus uncountable “cable”

From Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary: [count] computer cables [noncount] We need more cable to hook up the computers. What's the difference between the countable "cable" and the ...
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Is using word “discriminatable” wrong? [closed]

Is it totally incorrect to use word "discriminatable"?
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what to use with never, third form or first form

i always confused what to use with never. I was taking to my co-worker and i had to tell her that HR never gave any party so i got confused what to use give or gave never give any party or ...
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How to count consciousness?

I'm afraid I'm talking about my favourite topic, consciousness, wrong. Can you please check which of these cases of my trying to use the word on Reddit are correct? "Quantum wave form collapses ...
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Asking (for) permission

I have a piece of homework. I'm requested to say what speaker is doing. There are two questions. May I sit down? ---> asking permission What jobs should I apply for? ---> asking for advice. ...
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What is the -ion form for “diff” verb?

I have several stages in my program. For example: distribution correction And it uses in context like: The next stage is distribution. The next stage is correction. And one of the ...
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What is Correct? Year old or years old? [duplicate]

What do you guys think about it? "Ace Grit is a 16 years old Vestal boy" or "Ace Grit is a 16 year old Vestal boy"? "Ace Grit is 16 years old" or "Ace Grit is 16 year old"? Actually I still ...
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Blackened and Flame-licked

Context A deadly overnight fire raced through a 24-story apartment tower in London on Wednesday, killing at least six people and injuring 74 others, police said. Witnesses reported seeing residents ...
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Different kinds of fruit or fruits

different kinds of fruit different kinds of fruits Which one is correct? Or both are correct?
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Tree names omitting “tree”

In most cases I see authors write: oak tree, pine tree, palm tree, and etc. But can we just call them an oak, a pine, a palm? The house was standing next to an oak (instead of an oak tree). I was ...
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How can I define a section about formulas and calculations in my documentation

I'm writing a documentation for a program I wrote, and one section is about the mathematical formulas and calculations I used. I want to create a different section for this but cannot come up with the ...
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Which is natural and correct in “I prefer train/a train/trains/the train to other methods.”?

This question is related to the form of a noun, like whether to add an article or not in some sort of contexts. Which noun form is natural and correct below? I prefer train/a train/trains/the ...
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“Brexit, Grexit, with the possibility of Spexit” [closed]

"Brexit, Grexit, with the possibility of Spexit" What are they called in linguistic? Is the form of those blend words the same as pangry and hangry?
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Uses of “in such …as to”

I would appreciate it if anybody indicates the usage of in such ......... as to. I knew that if I would provide context, it might easy for experts to say something about my query. But I'm afraid to ...
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Letter “p” in “consumption” word?

The letter p "consumption" seems odd for me. Why does it not similar to "collect"+"ion"->"collection"? Is there any other similar noun?
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Does the word “uncovery” exist?

Does the noun uncovery (noun of to uncover) exist? I have seen this quite often in publications of nuclear reactor safety analyses. For example: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...
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Is a component properly layouted or properly layout?

If I want to use layout as an adjective, do I need to change its end part? If a component has been formatted and positioned using a layout that is properly configured, which should I use? The ...
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I need fly/flying power

You want to fly and need magic power for that. Which sentence would be approriate? I need flying power. I need fly power.
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Why is the adjective for “mutate” not “mutatable”?

The adjective for "mutate" is "mutable", and not "mutatable". I wonder why the last two letters (-te) have been removed before adding "-able" to the end of it. Is there any rule? Any similar ...
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The noun of “furious”

I was in a furious state. I was in a state of furiousity. I can understand you're being furious about that. I can understand your furiousity about that. The usage of furiousity here is ...
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Should I hyphenate “Thank You”

When writing in English I am often told that Thank-You is incorrect. Contradictory to this many dictionaries have it hyphenated, such as: dictionary.reference.com i.word m-w My question is ...
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Can “-ish” be used for any nouns?

I am a Japanese student. I know some words that end with "ish" such as girlish and Turkish. If I say "His learning style is Obamaish", does this make sense?
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Whether “to continue” or “should continue” is used in the example provided?

An example of a pattern of sentence that regularly appears in the newspaper is as follows: Kerala Chief Minister demanded the NITI (a new institution) continue the functions of the erstwhile ...
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Is there a diminutive form of adjective in English language?

My native language is Russian, and it has very many diminutive forms. For example: the Russian word "малый" means "small" or "little", and this word has a diminutive form "маленький"... but I have not ...
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Is there a simple website that can show the different forms of any word? [closed]

Some words for example I don't know what the adjective form of it is But looking for it in google sometimes take time So, I will be glad if you know a website which provides all the different forms ...
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Morphological analysis of 'unlawfulness'

How would you give the internal structure of the word 'unlawfulness'? My attempt: un - law - ful - ness prefix - noun - suffix - suffix Internal structure: law + ful > Adjective un + law + ful > ...
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What is the correct title for a “Book of abstracts”

Of the following three titles for a collection of conference proceedings, which is in the correct form? Book of abstracts Abstract book Abstracts book I believe that the first form should be ...
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The notion of “prose”

Is prosaic an adjective form of prose? I understand prose as just a way of writing, irrespective of whether a piece of writing is fiction or nonfiction, right? If so, an article from papers, a drama ...
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What is correct form of “to be thought …”?

Have a question "They are thought ... a house in London" have to have had they had I think the answer is 2. Is correct? Why if not?
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Any form rather than using “Thank you very much”

"Thank you very much" is actually a cliche for people who wants to show that they are grateful to someone. Are there any related forms or verbs that can be used in formal way instead of "Thank you!"?
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“exempt” usage: adjective or verb

Children are exempt from the charges. Children are exempted from the charges. From these two sentences, the former is an example Longman dictionary provides for the word "exempt". My question is ...
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“To correct” or “to correcting”?

Please tell me whether this sentence is correct. The first step to correcting a mistake is patience. I think that after to the verb must be in its infinitive form. Am I mistaken?
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Is playing with someone in Quake “quaking” with someone?

I often see new words being made up in English quite easily. Is this correct? What are the guidelines I should follow? For example, there's a legendary game known as Quake, and there have been people ...
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What's the accepted way to use “criterion”, “criteria”, “criterions”?

In many publications, especially IT related, I find lots of expressions with criteria e.g. What is your criteria ... What are your criteria ... What are your criterias ... English ...
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Which is the plural of “forum”: “fora” or “forums”?

I'm active on many discussion fora, but I see that people more often use the form forums. Are both forms correct and adequate? If so, why are there two forms for the plural of such a short word?
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Under what circumstances does an adverb not get -ly?

I learned in school that it's correct to say really good. On the internet I've also seen real good. Is this grammatically incorrect, or are there particular circumstances under which this is correct? ...
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Is “indices” or “indexes” the plural of “index”?

I've heard both plural forms of index, indices and indexes. I usually use indices when referring to the computer science term for database index, but I'm not sure if it is correct in that context. ...
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Is there a general rule how to create feminine words?

Is there a general rule how to create feminine words? For example feminine from waiter is waitress, from actor – actress, etc. So, generally the ending -ess means the feminine form. But I’ve never ...