Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange


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.

× 303
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'
× 284
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.
× 283
For questions about expressing time in English.
× 274
a grammatical category of nouns, pronouns, adjective and verb agreement that expresses count distinctions.
× 270
For questions about the report of one speaker or writer on the words spoken, written, or thought by someone else.
× 260
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.
× 246
a type of language that consists of words and phrases that are regarded as very informal.
× 244
For questions about noun phrases that contain no articles, definite or indefinite.
× 239
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.
× 232
for questions regarding the polite use of words or phrases.
× 226
for questions about the multiple meanings of a word, or phrase.
× 226
For questions about the difference in meaning or grammaticality between using a gerund or an infinitive in a particular context.
× 224
For questions specifically related to written English.
× 216
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.
× 216
For questions about past participle forms of verbs.
× 206
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.
× 204
A Subordinate Clause (or Dependent Clause) has a Subject and a Verb but cannot stand alone as a complete sentence.
× 200
is for questions about the specialized language of the legal profession.
× 200
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.
× 196
for questions comparing two words or phrases.
× 195
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).
× 193
For questions relating to identifying the parts of speech, which include: nouns, pronouns, adjectives, determiners, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections.
× 191
For questions about determining the subject of a sentence or clause
× 177
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 …
× 173
for questions which a dictionary cannot answer concerning the written representation of the English language, especially spelling and word breaks (including hyphenation).
× 165
Adverbial phrase (also known as adverb phrase) is a term for two or more words functions adverbially (i.e. as an adverb).
× 162
for inquiries about the interrogative grammatical form, element, or construction, such as would be employed in the formation of a question.
× 162
for questions on the usage and meaning of mathematical terminology and the names for mathematical entities in English.
× 162
a Verb used as an Adjective. It is formed by adding the suffix -ing to the infinitive form of the Verb.
× 158
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…
× 156
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.
× 155
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.
× 149
the number of Objects a verb takes. 'Intransitive' verbs take no Object; 'transitive verbs' take at least one Object; 'monotransitive' verbs take one Direct Object; and 'ditransitive…