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Questions tagged [word-order]

This tag is for questions about the correct order of words in a phrase or a sentence, or how changing the order affects the meaning.

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how to write good email [on hold]

I would like to know which country office intends to hire an office cleaner. 2.could you tell me How many languages are necessary to know the candidate? I will be pleased to know what qualities are ...
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What's the difference between “Then it really got stormy” and “Then it got really stormy”?

I've noticed that adjectives are often placed loosely in sentences in English, that is, sometimes I find it hard to locate the word that they modify. Farlex Grammar provides some clues on the order of ...
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I have a doubt with the following sentences [on hold]

Which one of these two sounds appropriate? What should be my reply to that? Or What should my reply be to that?
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Does the verb go at the end of a question?

Could you tell me where your office is located? or Could you tell me where your office located is?
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Put the phone down / Put down the phone

what's the difference between "Put the phone down" and "Put down the phone"? Is it the same? As for me the first one means literally to put the phone (the thing) down and the last one is to end the ...
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Look at your watch and tell me what time is it. vs Look at your watch and tell me what time it is

Look at your watch and tell me what time is it. Look at your watch and tell me what time it is. Is the second variant correct?
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Should “above” and “below” be put before or after the noun? [closed]

Please see the above picture. Please see the picture above. Please see the below picture. Please see the picture below. Are the sentences above correct in terms of grammar?
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Grammatical error in using 'the' after an adjective

In the sentence: "Please find attached the document containing the list of items." Is the usage of "the" after "attached" forbidden by some rule of the English language?
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Take sth into account vs. take into account sth

Regarding the idiom "take into account", when is it appropriate to put something between "take" and "into", and when is it best to place something at the end of the idiom? For example, consider these ...
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The order of the verb and adverbial phrase in question

Which order is correct? How much milk is in the fridge left? How much milk is left in the fridge?
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Ordering of a sentence

Which of these two sentences are wrong? A: She understood a few minutes later the explanation B: A few minutes later she understood the explanation
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Why is “that” placed at the end of the sentence?

In Tomb Raider (2018), Rog and Bill discussing about fox hunting i.e i.e person is supposed to carry a fox tail on the back of her bike while a team of bikers chase after them : Rog: Got 30 hounds ...
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Order of adjectives in terms of characterizing the red beetroot as a raw material for scientific research

I have an issue with a proper description of red beetroot as a research material. During my experiment the fresh red beetroot is grated in shreds. Following such kind of treatment, does it become ...
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at what point does appreciation of the nude, often male, statue become desire

Robertson poses the question at what point does appreciation of the nude, often male, statue become desire for the living human body: "appreciation of sculpture can let men express covertly the ...
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verb to be in the end of a question`

I'm little bit confused. What's the correct option? What do you think what is your best quality? or What do you think what your best quality is? If i have a question form with "do" in ...
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The place of verbs in questions

What colour was Tom Cruise's jacket in Top Gun? What was the colour of Tom Cruise's jacket in Top Gun? What colour Tom Cruise's jacket in Top Gun was? What colour Tom Cruise's jacket was in ...
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what is the right way to use having in a participle clause? Is “I went out having eaten lunch” okay?

Having eaten lunch, I went out. Is it correct and grammatical to say I went out having eaten lunch.
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Noun before adjective?

the example: The people "responsible" for these feats were called Sumerians. Is "responsible" used correctly in this context? Are there any exceptions to the rule that would permit the use of ...
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“I want four more” or “I want more four”?

What's the natural order in the following sentence? Where should I put the word "more" in the following sentences? My friend told me that we have already 4 oranges. I want to tell him that: Okay,...
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Because of what OR what … because of [closed]

Which is correct: 1) Because of what did you do it ? 2) What did you do it because of? And the second one: 1) Without what did you do it? 2) What did you do it without? As I got it, ...
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Tomorrow evening OR evening tomorrow OR [closed]

Which is correct and how to use all of it? 1) I will come tomorrow in the evening 2) I will come in the tomorrow's evening 3) I will come in the evening tomorrow 4) I will come ...
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Who were you there with OR with there

which is correct: 1) Who were you there with? 2) Who were you with there? The second example: 1) Who will I come in the evening with? 2) Who will I come with in the evening? And the ...
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Not by somebody VS by not somebody

Which variant is correct? She is being thought about by not him. She is being thought about not by him.
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The position of the word in a phrase

Look at the sentence, please: She reminded me of a sonatina by an old Italian composer with its wistfulness in which there is yet an urbane flippancy and its light rippling gaiety in which echoes ...
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How to describe a person by his/her job?

If I want to avoid embarrassing myself by wearing any clothes in front of a stylist who I happened to know personally, so can I say: I don't want to embarrass myself in front of the stylist Sally. ...
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His had been a life with only one tragedy

Why author changes conventional word order, I think like that - 'His life had been with only one tragedy'? His had been a life with only one tragedy—the simultaneous death of his young wife and the ...
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How to choose a position of “also” in a sentence? [closed]

The following context confused me: Man 1: I have a bike. I also have a car (as a modification). Man 2: I have a bike. I have also a car (as modification). Man 3: I have a bike. I have a ...
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How to ask a question correctly? Whose are these dictionaries?

Whose dictionaries these are? or Whose dictionaries are these? or Whose these dictionaries are? I'm so confused
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Usage of relative pronouns with the word from

It is correct to use "from that" in relative clauses as in the following example sentence I wrote? Student who finished a middle school, from that is a school you have to obtain diploma to apply ...
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Does changing the positions of words in this sentence change the meaning?

Is the meaning of the sentence: the actual presence of a representation the same as the representation of an actual presence? The author (Merleau-Ponty: Phenomenology of Perception) of the ...
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“Today is rainy” Vs. “It's rainy today.”

Is it correct to say "Today is rainy" (or "Tomorrow will be frost.")? Normally I mention the time-expression in the end of the sentences as I was taught in past. For example: It is rainy today. It ...
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It took two hours for her to finish her homework

It took her two hours to finish her homework. It took two hours for her to finish her homework. Q: I know #1 is correct and I guess #2 is also correct/natural. What is your opinion?
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“Been quite a trip, it has” - Correct or Incorrect?

I came across a phrase which was used in a random American TV series. The phrase looks like this: Been quite a trip, it has I highly doubt it's grammatically incorrect. I also have tried to find ...
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Does this sound right? - “Start by dragging into this area…”

I have this sentence, roughly in the middle of an empty screen: "Start by dragging into this area a file or folder you would like to process." and I'm not sure about "into this area" directly ...
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Can you use two verbs in simple past tense in a row like this? [closed]

Is the usage of the verbs "measured & compared" correct in the following sentence? We will assess network performance in this regard measured compared to the protocol which hops over other ...
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“Tea drinking” vs. “tea drunk” in this context

Which of these two is preferred? A: Tea drinking is a British custom B: Tea drunk is a British custom P.S. What is it called when we say tea drinking instead of drinking tea? Also, can we ...
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Placement of “here” with “Am I the only one…?”

Are these sentences correct? 1) "Am I the only one who doesn't play video games here?" 2) "Here, am I the only one who doesn't play video games?" Can I say these two sentences to mean "Am ...
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Use of “which” in the middle of the sentence [closed]

Consider this sentence: There are many questions in this question I don't know to answer which one I don't know which one to answer I don't know which to answer I don't know which ...
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Order of determiner in noun phrase

Which of the two following sentences is more appropriate? Children ate the three remaining cookies. Children ate the remaining three cookies. In the sentences, the is article-determiner; three is ...
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Proper way of using “furthermore”

I am confused about the word furthermore in the middle of the sentence. Can I use it like this? However currently both systems are functioning, furthermore, for different issues. It is put in ...
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Correct question sentence construction

Which one is correct to say ? I have read both the sentence consructions and both seems correct to me . Is there any grammar rule ? a) Where is the location? b) Where the location is ?
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Is every undefined symbol associated with a software library it comes from?

The affirmative sentence is: Every undefined symbol is associated with a software library it comes from. I'm trying to make a question: Is every undefined symbol associated with a software ...
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How is the order of subject and verb decided on “Here/There ~” sentence?

In these sentences: Here she is. Here are our parents. Here is your book. I don't understand why the first sentence takes the subject-verb order while the other two use an inversion. Is ...
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Why “there is to know” when “you know everything else”?

I have trouble figuring out the exact meaning of the sentence. I could get that the person says this because he is cross with the girl for making decision without even the courtesy to consult him ...
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“She very wants to do it” instead of “She wants to do it very much”

Is the sentence "She very wants to do it." could be correct in a meaning of: She wants to do it very much. ? I mean to ask if it is a grammatical sentence at all.
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“Not to” or “to not” [duplicate]

What is the difference between: "I promise not to misbehave." "I promise to not misbehave." as in something a kid would say to convince its parents that it will behave well?
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Noun used as an adjective but with some specification

On my database I have a variable which indicates if a certain counterparty migrated from a performing status to a default one. Which description is correct: Transition flag to default status or ...
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Should I choose “I already belong to a museum” or “I belong to a museum already”?

Is this sentence grammatical and semantic correct? I feel like I already belong to a museum! or I feel like I belong to a museum already! or it should be something completely different?
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appears to be have malfunctioned?

I recently found this sentence below. Staff email on Outlook appears to be have malfunctioned. Now I'm just confused. Is it the abbreviation of "appears to be to have malfunctioned" or anything? ...
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Liverpool has decreased

By defeating Everton, Liverpool has decreased the difference to two points behind leading Manchester City. – Manchester City has now two points more than Liverpool. I would like to ask whether the ...