Tags

A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

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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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for questions which a dictionary cannot answer about what a word means. If the question is about the meaning of a word that can't be understood outside its phrase or sentence, the "meaning…
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for questions which a dictionary cannot answer about the meaning or correctness of a word in a sentence. Give as much context as possible.
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for questions which a dictionary cannot answer about the meaning of a word, or a phrase, in a specific context. Be sure to give as much context as possible.
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for questions which a dictionary cannot answer about the several possibilities available for a particular meaning, and which one of them would be the most appropriate.
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a word governing, and usually preceding, a noun or pronoun and expressing a relation to another word or element in the clause.
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used for questions about the proper construction of sentences.
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For questions which a dictionary cannot answer about the meaning of a single word. It is best to include details about where you found the word, and any definitions that you have found that don't make…
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for questions seeking a word that fits a meaning. If you actually seek a phrase, or don't care, see the "phrase-request" tag.
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for questions about the meaning and usage of a particular phrase, for which a dictionary cannot answer.
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for questions about meanings of whole sentences rather than phrases.
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location in time by grammatical forms and constructions rather than by semantics.
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Grammaticality refers to whether something obeys the rules of English grammar.
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for questions about the difference in meaning between certain phrases or sentences.
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used before a noun to indicate if the noun is something particular (the) or a member of a class (a/an).
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for questions about how to use a particular phrase. If your question is a request for a phrase to use, you should use the "phrase-request" tag.
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a word used to describe an action, state, or occurrence.
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for questions seeking a phrase that fits a meaning. If you are looking for a word, or don't care, see the "word-request" tag too.
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for questions which a dictionary cannot answer about set phrases with unusual meanings that can't be properly understood just from the separate words in them.
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for questions about the usage of the past tense in English.
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A complete sentence contains at least a subject and a verb, with all of the words being used in the sentence arranged in such a way that they express a complete thought.
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a word that describes a noun. In English the adjective usually (but not always) precedes the noun it describes.
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For questions about how certain words, phrases or grammatical aspects are typically used.
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for questions which a dictionary cannot answer asking the meaning of a particular expression.
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for questions about a body of words. It should not be used to inquire about the definition of a specific word.
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a special type of auxiliary verb, used mainly to express ability, likelihood, permission, and obligation. These include 'will', 'would', 'can', 'could', 'shall', 'should', '…
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for questions specifically related to the English language as spoken and written in the USA. If you are interested in a difference between American English and British English, please use …
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For questions about differences in meaning or use between related words or words with similar meanings
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For questions about use of the present perfect, a verb construction which implies a present state arising out of a past eventuality.
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a word that modifies an adjective, adverb, phrase, or sentence, expressing some relation of manner, or quality.
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For questions about "The", the only definite article used in English.
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a group of words that make a unit of syntax with a single grammatical function.
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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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for inquiries about the grammar and phrasing of questions. (If your question is about anything else, do not use this tag.)
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the term used for constructions in which the subject of the verb is the patient of its action.
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For questions about constructions which associate a hypothetical or imagined 'condition' with a 'consequence' which is inferred to be true if the 'condition' is true OR predicted to occur if the 'cond…