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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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Questions on the usage of English during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603). Nowadays most often encountered in the works of William Shakespeare.
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Use it for questions asking about assimilation. Assimilation is a process which makes nearby sounds similar to each other, for instance, 'what you' being pronounced 'whatcha' etc.
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(Also called the Impersonal Passive) for questions about passive reporting verbs such as: ‘said’, ‘believe’, ‘claimed’, ‘hoped’, ‘thought’, etc.
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For questions about phrases or clauses acting as a sentence even though they are not grammatically complete or independent. For example, "Superman to the rescue!" or "The more often, the better."
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A conjunction, preposition, phrase, or clause describing a state of affairs that might have been expected to rule out what is described in the main clause but in fact does not: "Although" in the sente…
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Diacritical marks are glyphs added to a letter, present in many languages, that have different uses.
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For questions about dropping a subject pronoun in informal speech. Sometimes called "conversational deletion" or "dairy drop" because it is often used when writing diaries. For example, "Haven't heard…
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Verbs of motion whose meaning is relative to the speaker or listener in a given context: 'come' and 'go' as well as their causative counterparts 'bring' and 'take'. Seemingly simple but quite complex,…
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For questions relating to domain specific words that are not used outside of a narrow field, industry, or context.
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For grammatical features that are normal in obituaries, but not normal in other kinds of speech or writing. Obituaries are brief formal biographies of people who have recently died.
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A figure of speech used for direct comparison, and may include phrases like "as", "as...as" or "like".
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For questions about the situation where elements in a sentence that have been moved closer to the beginning of the sentence than they would normally appear. For example, "confused I am" in "She said I…
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Prosody is the rhythm, stress, and intonation of speech.
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A word or phrase of farewell used to end a letter or message
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An auto-antonym is a word with two meanings that are antonyms, i.e. they have opposite meanings. Use this tag for questions about which of the two meanings a word has in a given context.
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An impersonal verb is a verb used only with a formal subject, and expressing an action that is not attributed to a specific subject.
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for questions where disagreement exists among different respected authorities about what is the right answer. Different fluent speakers disagree about what is correct formal usage; for exa…
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for questions about subject pronouns (I, you, he, she, it, we, they), first person, second person, third person.
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For questions about pronouncing words with a type of sound created by blocking airflow in the vocal tract. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨ʔ⟩
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For questions about the substitution of a word referring to an attribute for the thing that is meant, as for example the use of "the crown" to refer to a monarch. Compare synecdoche.
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A plurale tantum (Latin for "plural only") is a noun that appears only in the plural form and does not have a singular variant for referring to a single object, such as “pants” or “scissors”.
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