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11 votes
4 answers
863 views

The grammar of 'Ready to take' versus 'Easy to take'

7 votes
3 answers
10k views

In "Give it here!", is "here" a pronoun, adverb, preposition, or what?

6 votes
3 answers
3k views

"Nearly" in the phrase "nearly everyone"

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3 answers
496 views

What's what with "Collect them all"

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2 answers
104 views

can gravy be 'atop' potatoes

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2 answers
1k views

Past practices: "would" + bare infinitive versus "would have" + past participle

4 votes
1 answer
148 views

why do we see far more questions about rewriting active as passive than the other way around?

3 votes
1 answer
2k views

Does "affirmative" mean "yes"

2 votes
2 answers
363 views

Is martinet a pejorative term?

2 votes
3 answers
252 views

Three prepositional phrases one after the other: is it harder to understand?

2 votes
1 answer
2k views

you can feel or you might feel?

2 votes
2 answers
107 views

His boss gave him a talking to

2 votes
2 answers
187 views

He ducked behind a tree before being spotted

2 votes
1 answer
100 views

why can we say "faster than necessary" but not "closer than safe"

2 votes
2 answers
2k views

"the little money he had" versus "what little money he had"

2 votes
2 answers
283 views

can "more perfect union" mean "less crappy union"?

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2 answers
40 views

Aspects of **have** in "You have me all confused!"

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1 answer
59 views

a navy-blue shirt -- possibly what he was taken out of his home wearing

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2 answers
4k views

What are these lines depicting movement in a cartoon called?

1 vote
1 answer
66 views

the devil you know / all the money we have

1 vote
1 answer
46 views

how to say something cannot be that way

1 vote
1 answer
57 views

Learning "register": are there any register-conflicts in this sentence

1 vote
1 answer
101 views

Has the word "phenomena" become a singular noun: even on mainstream media it is often used as if it is

0 votes
1 answer
163 views

Should I say "brings", "takes", "follows", or "leads" "us to a contradiction"?

0 votes
1 answer
482 views

Causality and intention : how to use "out of"

0 votes
1 answer
88 views

Can I row this boat to the water's edge?

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1 answer
143 views

can we "discover that the house will have been haunted"?

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50 views

What nomenclature would contemporary descriptive grammar use to describe an "afterthought" lacking an explicit verb at the end of a sentence?

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1 answer
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What is suspicious about this phrase " American famous Doctor of Neurology"? [closed]