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This tag is for grammar questions, but only if you're not certain what other tag to use. If possible, tag as tense, verb, articles, prepositions, or some other more specific tag or tags instead.

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The end of this sentence is just kind of tacked on; it isn't part of a really correct written grammar. Instead, it's an imitation of how people speak. …
answered Jul 19 '20 by farnsy
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It reads well the way it is. This is short for The passions that are described on the face of the statue survive the hands that made it. which is the explicit passive voice version. They both …
answered Dec 15 '17 by farnsy
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We are closed until Monday. This means the establishment is closed now and will remain so for the duration of the time between now and Monday. That is, it will re-open on Monday. You have interp …
answered Dec 18 '18 by farnsy
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Each one is grammatically correct, but it is less common for someone to use "it." When you use "that's," there is an implication that the phone isn't closeby (not close enough that you could point to …
answered Dec 15 '17 by farnsy
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The following are the normal expressions: William Shakespeare is the best playwright who ever lived. William Shakespeare was the best playwright who ever lived. William Shakespeare is one o …
answered Dec 4 '17 by farnsy
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The grammar of your suggested sentence is pretty much fine except that you have referred to "content" as if it is plural by using the word "these." …
answered Dec 22 '17 by farnsy
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The latter is correct. He is believed to have been awarded the price at the age of 17, when he was in London. This means that we currently believe (but are unable to verify with certainty) that …
answered Dec 21 '17 by farnsy
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You are correct. "Far from" can be an adverbial phrase, modifying the adjective "perfect." We can rewrite "it is far from perfect" using a very common adverb: "not." It is not perfect. to mean …
answered Sep 28 '18 by farnsy
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If you are just making a statment of fact, then say I bought a car yesterday. You would use the do case when emphatically disagreeing with something someone else said to the contrary P1: "Yo …
answered Sep 28 '18 by farnsy
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Use "no" either to answer a question with a single word, or to precede a noun that has no article. There are no brown cookies available (directly refers to a noun) Otherwise use "not," partic …
answered Dec 9 '17 by farnsy
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There are two common ways of interpreting this. The first is that the two events happen at the same time. The other is that one event is part of the other. He treats them like old friends while …
answered Dec 9 '17 by farnsy
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This is a very subtle point. Most native speakers, including myself, would use "that" in this context. If I try and defend your lecturer's opinion, you could think of "the point" as a place. In that …
answered Jun 20 '19 by farnsy
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You are correct. The corrected sentence should be She is the same girl who complained about the food in the mess. Using "that" instead of "who" in this context is an extremely common error in …
answered Dec 6 '17 by farnsy
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Your examples all seem right. The word "you" can refer to the person being spoken to, or it can refer to a person in general. This is true for both negative and positive statements. She learned …
answered Dec 21 '17 by farnsy
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The problem here is that "in a long time" and "since my English review" both convey the amount of time it has been since you last spoke. The tenses do not need to be changed, but you need a separator …
answered Oct 8 '18 by farnsy

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