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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.)
for questions which a dictionary cannot answer about the sound, intonation, and stress of how words are uttered or produced.
a word that is used instead of a noun or noun phrase.
For questions about the difference between singular and plural forms of a word; when they should be used, or the difference between them.
for questions about the usage of the past perfect tense in English.
a word (other than a pronoun) used to identify people, places, or things, or to name a particular one of those.
a combination of a lexical verb and one or two particles having the same form as prepositions or adverbs, employed as a single verb. The term is sometimes reserved for combinations in which the partic…
for questions specifically related to the English language as spoken and written in the United Kingdom.
for questions about the correct use of punctuation marks, or about using a punctuation mark instead of another one.
a word that functions as a Noun. It is formed by adding the suffix -ing to the base form of a Verb.
Present Tense uses the base form of a verb to describe current actions, events and states-of-being. Ex: I answer to no one.
A singular subject requires a singular verb form, whereas a plural subject requires the plural verb form.
the process that turns an affirmative statement into its opposite denial.
For questions about whether something obeys the rules of English grammar in a certain context.
A "preposition phrase" or "prepositional phrase" (PP) is a phrase headed by a preposition such as "at", "on", "across", or "before".
a word that combines with a noun to indicate the type of reference being made by the noun.
the base verb form, conveying no information about person, number, mood or tense.
join two sentences together, or to provide more information about something.
for questions about words and word forms used to indicate ownership, belonging, or a similar relationship.
a pronoun referring to an earlier noun, sentence, or part of a sentence.
if you are asking about the usage of Auxiliary/Helping Verbs. Auxiliary/Helping Verbs are verbs that are used with other full verbs to make the dif…
Questions related to the past simple, simple past or preterite, which is mainly used to describe events in the past.
for questions about the omission of words that are superfluous and/or can be inferred from context.
a word that means exactly, or nearly the same thing, as another word.
it Or? Is it Neither? Use the Phrase-Choice tag to help you complete the perfect sentence, say what you really mean, and learn new words and phrases.
For questions about the proper use and placement of commas
a unit of grammatical organization next below the sentence in rank and in traditional grammar said to consist of a subject and predicate.
spoken, either formally or informally. As opposed to written usage.
a verbal construction that marks the event described by the verb as not having happened yet.
For questions which a dictionary cannot answer about the plural form(s) of a word.
one of a fixed class of words placed before a noun phrase to indicate its definiteness, quantity, or degree.
A traditional term for the use of finite verbs uninflected for number or person with commands, wishes, suggestions, and hypothetical or counterfactual propositions. The 'present subjunctive' is the pl…
For questions about technical or specialized words in fields like grammar, sailing, computers, marketing, research, etc.