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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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For questions about questions found in practice exams.
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for question about determining English equivalents for words or phrases in other languages.
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For questions about the report of one speaker or writer on the words spoken, written, or thought by someone else.
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Slang is a type of language that consists of words and phrases that are regarded as very informal.
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For questions about expressing time in English.
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"Grammatical number" is a grammatical category of nouns, pronouns, adjective and verb agreement that expresses count distinctions.
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for questions about the multiple meanings of a word, or phrase.
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For requests for an idiomatic English expression for a certain situation, i.e. a word or phrase which is 'typical' for English and doesn't necessarily have an equivalent in other languages.
For questions about the difference in meaning or grammaticality between using a gerund or an infinitive in a particular context.
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The usage of a particular sentence, how and where it is supposed to be used properly, so as to convey the intended message properly and obtain the most favorable outcome.
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For questions about noun phrases that contain no articles, definite or indefinite.
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Questions related to the present simple or simple present, which can be used to express such things as actions or events that take place habitually, a general state and arranged future events.
For questions relating to identifying the parts of speech, which include: nouns, pronouns, adjectives, determiners, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections.
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for questions regarding the polite use of words or phrases.
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For questions about past participle forms of verbs.
A Subordinate Clause (or Dependent Clause) has a Subject and a Verb but cannot stand alone as a complete sentence.
For questions about nouns that are viewed as a "mass" or "whole" that cannot be counted or separated. These nouns usually aren't used in the plural, with the indefinite article ("a" or "an"), or with …
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A sequence of words or terms that co-occur more often than would be expected by chance (i.e., the statistically significant placement of particular words in a language).
Inversion is the placing of words or whole phrases in the reverse of their usual order in a sentence. It can serve a grammatical or a rhetorical purpose.
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For questions about determining the subject of a sentence or clause
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Perfect constructions employ a form of HAVE as an auxiliary and the past participle of a lexical verb to express past events as a current state.
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For questions specifically related to written English.
For questions about the "base" form of a verb when it is used with "to". See "bare-infinitives" for questions about the base form of a verb when it is used without "to".
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For questions about expressing comparisons between two or more entities or groups. The comparison could be about degree, quantity, or quality. For example, "You're tall as your father." or "This one …
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for questions about which form of a verb to use in particular circumstances. Questions about tense (time reference) and aspect should also use those tags.
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for questions comparing two words or phrases.
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is for questions about whether a word or phrase is appropriate in a formal context or that are requesting a word or phrase for use in a formal context.
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For questions about the form of a verb that usually ends in "ed" or "ing" and is used as an adjective.
The Present Participle is a Verb used as an Adjective. It is formed by adding the suffix -ing to the infinitive form of the Verb.
Adverbial phrase (also known as adverb phrase) is a term for two or more words functions adverbially (i.e. as an adverb).
for questions about the agreement between the tenses of verbs in related clauses or sentences.
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Questions related to English vocabulary, forms, phrases, and syntax that is now more commonly seen in written literature than in everyday speech. Also used for questions citing excerpts from works of …
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Cardinal and ordinal numbers and numerals: zero, one, forty-two, 3.14, etc. Use this tag for questions related to numbers in the mathematical sense and expressions involving numbers. For questions abo…
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for questions which a dictionary cannot answer concerning the written representation of the English language, especially spelling and word breaks (including hyphenation).
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for questions on the usage and meaning of mathematical terminology and the names for mathematical entities in English.
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