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for questions which a dictionary cannot answer about the sound, intonation, and stress of how words are uttered or produced.
For questions about differences in meaning or use between related words or words with similar meanings
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A conjunction is a part of speech that connects two words, sentences, phrases or clauses together.
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"Passive voice" is 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…
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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…
A noun is a word (other than a pronoun) used to identify people, places, or things, or to name a particular one of those.
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for questions about the usage of the past perfect tense.
For questions about whether something obeys the rules of English grammar in a certain context.
Is it Either? Is 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 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.
Present Tense uses the base form of a verb to describe current actions, events and states-of-being. Ex: I answer to no one.
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A gerund is a word that functions as a Noun. It is formed by adding the suffix -ing to the base form of a Verb.
Questions related to the past simple, simple past or preterite, which is mainly used to describe events in the past.
A singular subject requires a singular verb form, whereas a plural subject requires the plural verb form.
A clause used to join two sentences together, or to provide more information about something.
The way in which English is spoken, either formally or informally. As opposed to written usage.
An article is a word that combines with a noun to indicate the type of reference being made by the noun.
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The infinitive is the base verb form, conveying no information about person, number, mood or tense.
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A "preposition phrase" or "prepositional phrase" (PP) is a phrase headed by a preposition such as "at", "on", "across", or "before".
For questions about the proper use and placement of commas
"Negation" is the process that turns an affirmative statement into its opposite denial.
for when you can have multiple ways to write a sentence but are not sure which way is most appropriate. Please explain which sentence you prefer and why.
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for questions about words and word forms used to indicate ownership, belonging, or a similar relationship.
A synonym is a word that means exactly, or nearly the same thing, as another word.
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A "relative pronoun" is a pronoun referring to an earlier noun, sentence, or part of a sentence.
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А clause is a unit of grammatical organization next below the sentence in rank and in traditional grammar said to consist of a subject and predicate.
For questions about technical or specialized words in fields like grammar, sailing, computers, marketing, research, etc.
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for questions about the omission of words that are superfluous and/or can be inferred from context.
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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…
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It is used to express a continued or ongoing action at present time. It expresses an action which is in progress at the time of speaking. Using the suffix '-ing'
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for questions regarding the rules for the formation of sentences.
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For questions which a dictionary cannot answer about the plural form(s) of a word.
A 'determiner' is 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…
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