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for question about determining English equivalents for words or phrases in other languages.
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is 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 expressing time in English.
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a grammatical category of nouns, pronouns, adjective and verb agreement that expresses count distinctions.
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is for questions about whether or not a particular phrase or sentence is a usual or common way that fluent English speakers might express something.
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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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For questions about noun phrases that contain no articles, definite or indefinite.
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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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a type of language that consists of words and phrases that are regarded as very informal.
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for questions regarding the polite use of words or phrases.
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For questions about the difference in meaning or grammaticality between using a gerund or an infinitive in a particular context.
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for questions about the multiple meanings of a word, or phrase.
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For questions specifically related to written English.
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For questions about past participle forms of verbs.
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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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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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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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is for questions about the specialized language of the legal profession.
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A Subordinate Clause (or Dependent Clause) has a Subject and a Verb but cannot stand alone as a complete sentence.
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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 comparing two words or phrases.
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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).
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For questions about determining the subject of a sentence or clause
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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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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.
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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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Adverbial phrase (also known as adverb phrase) is a term for two or more words functions adverbially (i.e. as an adverb).
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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 inquiries about the interrogative grammatical form, element, or construction, such as would be employed in the formation of a question.
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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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a Verb used as an Adjective. It is formed by adding the suffix -ing to the infinitive form of the Verb.
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for questions asking about techniques that promote the understanding of English, or the rules of English. It is NOT for questions about the meaning of a particular word or passage.