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Questions related to the grammatical aspect that expresses an incomplete action or a state at a specific point in time. For specific tenses, see the tags 'present-progressive', 'present-continuous', '…
for questions relating to proper style or a specific instance of style in English.
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.
is for questions about whether a word or phrase is appropriate in an informal context or that are requesting a word or phrase for use in an informal context.
Questions related to the past continuous or past progressive, which expresses an action that was ongoing in the past.
a word (generally an adjective, or a noun used as attribute) that changes the sense of the head noun.
is for questions about whether a word or phrase is considered formal or informal. Be sure to include as much context as you can, because sometimes how formal or informal a word or phrase is can be dif…
Questions and negations with main verbs other than BE require use of an auxiliary finite verb. If the finite verb is not an auxiliary or BE, it is replaced by the appropriate form of DO + its infiniti…
made by omitting certain letters or syllables and bringing together the first and last letters or elements.
for questions about colloquial language. Colloquial language, colloquial dialect, or informal language is a variety of language commonly employed in conversation or other communication in informal sit…
the very elliptical syntax employed in headlines, captions, titles, signs and labels in order to save space and permit larger characters in display.
For questions about expressions needed to complete the meaning of other expressions. Related to tags subject-complement and object-complement.
For questions about ways to listen more effectively or accurately to spoken English.
the term used for constructions in which the subject of the verb is the agent of the action.
Refers to the many ways a speaker can refer to future time in English. There are five major ways and over a dozen ways total to refer to future time.
A noun phrase denoting a person or thing that is the recipient of the action of a transitive verb
for questions about a phrase including an adjective and its modifiers that acts as an adjective.
a property of English nouns, which reflects whether or not they have a plural form.
For questions relating to things that have a name used for an individual person, place, or organization. It is typically spelled with initial capital letters.
the degree of formality called for in a particular written or spoken context. Very broadly, we distinguish 'formal', 'informal' and 'vulgar' usage in both writing and speech, but finer d…
a figure of speech which compares something with another, generally unrelated thing by virtue of certain shared characteristics: *Shall I Compare Thee to a summer’s Day*.
For questions about words that give information about the quantity or amount of something.
For questions about pronouns that refer to a specific person or thing, like 'he', 'she', 'it', or 'they'.
For questions about whether the same word appearing two or more times in a sentence is appropriate, or about whether a word or phrase is repeating information unnecessarily.
For questions about when and whether to use a hyphen (-) to join two words or two syllables of a single word together.
a statement of the exact meaning of a word or phrase, especially when given in a dictionary.