Tag: grammar-myths

42 Why do people, incorrectly, begin a sentence with the word "But"? 2015-03-07T21:37:06.680

25 Is the SVOMPT word order necessary in creating a sentence? 2013-02-26T12:29:27.517

21 Is ending a sentence with a preposition acceptable? 2013-01-28T00:49:51.620

19 is "them" only used for people? 2015-11-17T13:41:04.980

11 Do they wish to personify BBC Worldwide? Or it's merely an ordinary mistake? 2017-01-06T19:10:32.340

9 Why is "his driving the car" wrong? 2015-11-14T12:14:45.333

9 Why don't English speakers like sentence in the passive form? 2017-05-22T05:04:01.620

8 Should we not start sentences with "And" , "But" ,"So" and "Because"? 2013-01-27T07:14:11.710

7 Passive voice (consider revising). Why? 2017-11-16T08:10:16.197

7 Which vs. Whose 2018-04-28T17:07:23.477

6 "Bring up the subject" vs "bring the subject up" 2015-08-26T12:00:43.823

6 When can we use 'much' in affirmative clauses? 2017-02-13T08:17:03.877

6 "more depressed than her/she" 2017-11-17T10:52:27.420

5 How should I write a sentence that has multiple questions? 2016-12-23T05:09:35.943

4 If and would in the same sentence 2013-06-12T20:34:02.463

4 Adverb placing issue 2014-12-04T05:30:29.777

4 Indirect Object using BeVerbs and Possessives 2015-04-17T18:06:46.987

4 What is the question form of this sentence? 2015-07-21T18:47:05.667

4 "Of" being used instead of "have" 2016-04-09T12:00:33.353

4 Why "i" is written with a capital? 2017-05-12T13:42:18.110

3 "something that you're not an expert in" 2014-02-25T08:18:19.657

3 Can "never" be put inside an infinitive ("to never do") 2014-03-02T09:57:49.527

3 Can 'suggesting' (a gerund) be followed by a pronoun and an infinitive verb? 2014-03-05T18:11:29.693

3 Redundancy in sentences 2015-02-05T16:19:45.793

3 Make up something or make something up? 2015-05-22T09:05:39.183

3 "in" or "into" to help this sentence? 2015-11-01T00:06:09.777

3 Avoiding subject repetition in the body of a business letter 2015-11-02T20:39:58.520

3 Is "an independent clause" the same as "a sentence?" 2016-04-13T00:51:09.657

3 Should we end the given sentence with TO in the given situation? 2017-01-10T17:35:57.033

3 Which sounds correct 2020-04-30T06:49:38.373

2 Where do you think, we are in? 2013-05-15T02:02:17.457

2 Should I use an apostrophe for the possessive of "robot"? 2015-02-24T01:52:19.103

2 Talk with/ Talk, Want to/ Want, 2015-06-23T23:59:38.613

2 Using two past tense words in a sentence 2015-10-27T02:56:21.130

2 Is this sentence grammatically correct? "You are so offended" 2015-11-27T02:03:18.717

2 Concrete nouns cannot be modified by abstract ones 2015-12-05T16:58:56.677

2 A variation of form in present perfect 2015-12-21T05:19:59.963

2 "Since" at the end of a sentence 2015-12-22T08:53:45.897

2 Is 'It's a pen you could use to shoot lasers out of' grammatically correct? 2016-03-23T18:16:48.493

2 Is less votes correct? 2016-11-09T12:03:38.250

2 correct use of "tear up" in a sentence 2017-01-15T04:25:55.817

2 What is "from" here? how translate "America's second biggest wrestling federation"? 2017-09-17T20:00:16.213

2 What's wrong with saying "I am watching TV" instead of "I am watching television"? 2018-01-25T11:48:30.457

2 two consecutive adverbs ending in -ly 2019-02-05T21:08:58.737

2 What's the difference between 'I have worked in this company before' and 'I had worked in this company before' 2019-03-24T04:30:04.500

1 Using they to reference non-person entities? 2014-03-18T13:12:22.583

1 'the whole, of which a part' vs 'the whole, a part of which' 2015-02-03T00:04:15.453

1 Which account Refunded to 2015-07-21T04:39:34.403

1 Is it perfectly natural to end sentences with Prepositions? 2015-11-11T07:19:48.447

1 if you were an animal or if you are an animal 2016-06-01T04:49:53.567

1 "X's Y" vs "Y of X" 2016-11-04T17:28:02.507

1 "also has been" vs "has also been" 2016-11-21T15:06:57.737

1 "The children are happily playing" — grammatically correct? 2017-01-22T14:59:50.483

1 How to correct "Take heed to not wake the sleeping baby"? 2017-05-19T13:44:47.947

1 Is it grammatically correct to put "more" instead of "more of" immediately before a predicative noun in this sentence? 2017-06-02T01:53:18.317

1 Negative deduction 2017-06-05T10:26:37.240

1 "present perfect continuous" vs "present continuous" with 'So far' 2017-12-24T16:32:00.253

1 Can we say "Are we finished?" 2018-02-15T21:42:57.880

1 Subjunctive in if clause 2018-09-24T09:29:38.933

1 Relative pronoun whom, who 2019-01-03T19:33:50.013

1 using "the" for the objects in the speaker's field of vision 2019-05-07T09:50:33.370

1 Is the phrase "a few" an exact synonym of "some" or it implies a fewer number? 2019-07-03T11:22:05.470

1 Any comment or any comments? Of or From? 2019-08-24T10:05:42.853

1 Use of articles for different qualities 2019-09-01T15:35:53.113

1 Confusing example of usage of was/were 2019-10-15T16:31:53.720

1 Doubt in the usage of was in two sentences 2019-10-15T16:50:03.970

1 Splitting the infinitive particle with the verb...is it lawful? 2019-12-14T16:53:20.297

1 Struct of alternative questions 2020-06-01T13:34:28.600

0 Usage of the word ignorant 2014-01-12T23:05:53.817

0 Special Form of "I", "Me" 2015-10-24T20:02:29.267

0 She danced better than any of us (did?) 2017-10-23T16:51:56.560

0 "Never + past simple" vs "did not+ verb1" for denials 2017-12-20T17:16:02.250

0 Usage of 'Those' who/'Those students who'/'students who' 2017-12-25T09:24:19.923

0 The difference between "having seen"," having to see", and "having seeing", in the sentences down below? 2018-11-28T07:34:42.240

0 I and we think why Should India not be able to make such a huge expenditure? 2019-03-19T02:46:50.453

0 When do we not put a comma before "because"? 2019-04-27T23:15:02.620

0 Would have +past participle/or will 2019-06-29T18:00:53.077

0 From where are/come you? 2020-01-02T12:19:15.380

0 Is it true that questions in English cannot end on a preposition? 2020-03-16T14:02:44.380

0 transitive or intransitive verb 2020-05-28T04:15:23.140

0 Comma before which ( result relative clause) 2020-07-09T04:18:45.587

0 "Would he be the voice of reason?" 2020-07-10T05:23:44.977

0 Verb Tense Consistency: How do I distinguish these two sentences? 2020-07-13T17:04:55.693

0 "We will go" Vs "We went to" 2020-07-22T11:24:47.440

0 Do some subjunctive sentences mean the same with the sentences with the pattern " Too...for....to "? 2020-07-23T08:19:39.960

-1 A topic up with which I'm fed 2015-05-22T14:46:38.000

-4 Is this use of the progressive authentic (i.e. idiomatic)? 2015-08-29T15:32:43.437