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.
For questions about the shortened forms of words or phrases.
An absolute phrase is a phrase that modifies the entire main clause of a sentence, instead of just an individual word.
For questions about nouns that refer to something abstract, general, conceptual or otherwise intangible. For example, "kindness". The opposite of an abstract noun is a concrete noun.
An accent is a distinctive way of pronouncing a language, especially one associated with a particular country, area, or social class.
An acronym is a word formed from the initial letters of other words. Acronyms, unlike initialisms, are pronounced as a single word. For example, "NASA" is an **acronym**, "FBI" is an **initialism**. A…
"Active voice" is the term used for constructions in which the subject of the verb is the agent of the action.
for questions about adjective degrees such as positive (base or plain), comparatives, and superlatives.
For questions about the order of a series of adjectives and/or attributive nouns.
for questions about a phrase including an adjective and its modifiers that acts as an adjective.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun. In English the adjective usually (but not always) precedes the noun it describes.
An adjunct is a part of a sentence which provides additional information to another part, but is not essential for its structure. E.g. 'in the park' in the sentence 'I saw you in the park'. Use this t…
Adverbial phrase (also known as adverb phrase) is a term for two or more words functions adverbially (i.e. as an adverb).
used for questions about "adverb placement" (also known as "adverb position" or "position of adverbs"). Grammar books generally group the placement into 3 possible positions: front-positio…
An adverb is a word that modifies an adjective, adverb, phrase, or sentence, expressing some relation of manner, or quality.
for questions about the multiple meanings of a word, or phrase.
For questions on how language is spoken in the US
for questions specifically related to the English language as spoken and written in the USA. If you are interested in a difference between American English and British English, please use …
An analogy (like A is to B as C is to D) is about how ideas are related. Some exams use analogies to test vocabulary and knowledge of parts of speech.
For questions about the use of a word or phrase to refer back to a previous part of a sentence to avoid repetition. For example, "him" in "John asked Jane to pass him the butter."
Pro-forms (such as pronouns) may take their meaning from an earlier word or phrase. That earlier text is the antecedent of the pro-form.
An antonym is the opposite of a synonym. Antonyms are words that have the opposite meaning of another word.