Tag: grammaticality

56 Is "I was had" standard English? 2016-05-28T19:15:40.270

53 Why is "Mary told the cake to be cut by John" ungrammatical? 2013-02-19T23:18:44.513

37 Is "says you" grammatically correct? 2016-07-05T16:35:57.693

29 What's wrong with "Most people in the country would like to own their house some day."? 2016-04-03T15:05:47.660

28 I have "a doubt" about whether this phrase is acceptable English 2013-03-29T16:49:49.790

27 Difference between "where are you from" and "where do you come from" 2014-07-25T16:59:01.093

27 In how many ways can something not be right? 2017-03-02T14:47:49.610

25 Two consecutive gerunds? -ing -ing? 2014-12-27T13:06:54.677

25 Why is "He is the kind of person who, if he had lived ..., people would not have been able to categorise him." ungrammatical? 2019-01-09T19:32:52.557

22 If “I woke up at 10” is okay, what about “I slept at 10”? 2015-03-20T06:41:51.553

19 Is "The two men Savchenko, an Iraq war veteran, was convicted of helping to kill were . . . " grammatical? 2016-03-23T10:50:34.887

18 Is it wrong to say "You are smarter than me"? 2013-03-06T07:54:29.937

17 Can things "grow smaller"? 2018-11-19T12:21:08.980

17 Grammaticality: 'Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something' 2020-05-18T17:18:32.943

16 “I talk dog talk to the dog.” 2014-11-24T11:16:12.827

15 A sentence in Present tense was understood as future tense 2015-02-03T17:32:13.630

15 Is it wrong to hyphenate a phrasal verb like "log in" or is it a matter of style? 2017-10-16T05:22:01.010

15 "Too expensive for me to afford it" why ungrammatical? 2018-12-10T19:00:04.043

14 "me [gerund]" or "my [gerund]" at the beginning of sentences? 2013-02-03T13:32:19.623

14 "Is it proved that ...?" vs. "Has it been proven that ...?" 2013-05-17T13:32:39.443

14 Are double negatives like 'he's never not been in the family' grammatically correct? 2016-04-28T17:33:57.680

14 "president-elect" grammatically correct? 2016-11-12T10:37:06.890

14 Could 'a' and 'single' be used together? 2020-07-17T02:14:31.547

13 Analysing the "kind(s) of problem(s) are [ones]/[to be]" construction 2013-02-09T09:47:30.397

13 On the singular vs plural aspects of "who" 2014-05-07T15:09:54.417

13 Is "Call me when you are available to talk" correct? 2015-04-24T19:13:00.743

13 What does this sentence in Harry Potter mean? 2017-07-27T14:28:05.903

13 Why not use "casualties" in "Small shops have been a casualty of the recession."? 2018-05-07T14:52:35.873

12 “The group of fifty people {is / are} going to arrive Thursday” - which is preferred? 2013-01-29T03:25:39.613

12 "To go to buy" or "to go buy"? 2013-02-25T13:48:21.180

12 Is it 'cold to touch' or 'cold to the touch'? 2013-04-02T13:59:21.157

12 "Gave me one of the recipes that were/was"? 2013-05-13T00:41:17.670

12 "It's an interesting topic for me" versus "It's interesting to me": Does it really matter? 2013-06-09T15:08:48.673

12 Which of 'Question on', 'question about', 'question regarding', 'question related to' is best? 2013-08-08T03:09:23.743

12 "I'm teaching at university VS I teach at university" 2015-01-21T10:13:21.693

12 what kind of an animal vs. what kind of animal 2015-04-04T10:12:13.290

12 Grammatically correct: 'are you hurt' and 'do you hurt' 2015-11-09T21:12:00.030

12 Is this sentence grammatically wrong? (Using as) 2016-07-06T10:27:41.367

11 When describing a ratio, should 'between' or 'of' be used? 2013-03-21T07:31:15.583

11 Is “It is I who decides.” correct? 2013-05-08T05:01:25.383

11 What does "I want him to know I want him to know" mean? 2014-08-11T06:36:45.813

11 Grammar of Polonius, Act 2, Scene 2, Hamlet 2014-10-22T10:30:12.780

11 Meaning of 'What are they upto?' 2017-02-07T18:20:21.597

11 What's the difference between in/to? 2017-05-30T06:36:43.907

11 Can we shorten explanatory "that is" to "that's" in speech and writing? 2017-11-13T04:14:53.217

11 Why is "I let him to sleep" incorrect (or is it)? 2019-08-28T18:51:18.530

10 When to use "of", "in" and "at"? 2013-03-26T04:34:30.617

10 Is it correct to say 'It takes 2 hours, 4 hours top'? 2013-03-30T17:44:38.433

10 Difference between "if only" and "only if" 2014-10-11T12:39:28.097

10 "start from the beginning" vs "begin from the starting" 2015-02-14T07:44:30.357

10 At or in the mirror? 2018-05-04T14:58:41.313

9 Grammatically right way to answer the phone 2013-02-01T07:20:35.983

9 "asked" as past tense and "asked" as past participle 2013-02-04T18:59:09.187

9 "bigger" vs. "more big" 2013-02-09T12:48:51.183

9 How should I ask a barber the fee of a haircut? 2013-02-22T16:55:12.347

9 Do you allow somebody do something? 2013-10-07T10:22:16.463

9 provides information "on", "of" or "about" somthing? 2013-10-23T09:32:05.187

9 “It” vs. “that” 2014-02-10T16:26:16.240

9 Is it incorrect to say "I slept at six" in English? 2015-05-29T07:35:39.313

9 Seemingly unnecessary verbs in comparisons 2017-06-27T23:37:44.583

9 I'd rather stay than go/to go/going home? 2017-08-03T23:58:29.680

9 In the other hand or on the other hand 2017-11-14T18:59:27.043

9 Is 'lay lady lay' grammatical? 2019-11-19T08:29:48.600

8 Appropriate usage of "can't" and "cannot" 2013-02-01T07:26:18.967

8 A parallelism between "Here come they ..." and "Here comes the bus ..." 2013-02-04T16:02:19.870

8 Would and could in the same sentence 2013-04-10T00:30:58.673

8 How to say "on page x and the following pages"? 2013-08-20T15:46:27.627

8 "The opposite of" vs. "opposite to" 2013-09-11T16:07:26.553

8 I doubt whether this IS to be believed, or ... HAS to be believed 2013-10-01T22:47:59.467

8 "Not they" or "not them" 2014-08-17T14:22:13.057

8 Difference between "however" and "whereas"? 2014-11-12T14:46:29.303

8 Which is correct? - "Guess, what it is?" or "Guess, what is it?" 2015-01-16T10:35:04.053

8 Why present perfect for the infinitive? (1951 US, Truman to MacArthur) 2015-02-03T00:20:01.403

8 "Has me and the wife in fits every time." 2015-02-12T12:05:30.760

8 Is "Hello." a sentence? 2015-02-27T09:22:23.977

8 "sorry for the inconvenience to you", is that correct? 2015-05-16T17:07:06.887

8 Skipping 's' ending in 3rd person 2016-03-08T01:20:12.247

8 I do not see a verb here! why?: "As relative newcomers, ...." 2016-08-02T20:55:28.663

8 She said shyly some things are not for sharing 2017-03-21T17:00:47.967

8 Is "aways" a misprint by EVE Online Customer Support? 2017-12-11T04:51:07.790

7 "leave us kids alone" 2013-02-19T22:49:08.500

7 What's wrong with 'the students' cheating displeased themselves'? 2013-02-22T13:41:42.547

7 Do you work or are you a student? 2013-02-28T13:24:33.990

7 Usage of connecting phrases like "because of" 2013-03-23T03:31:24.670

7 What is simple and grammatically correct? 2013-03-24T11:37:50.243

7 "to dinner" vs "for dinner" 2013-07-08T14:04:12.687

7 "Isn't it time you stopped acting the goat"- Is this correct grammatically? 2013-10-02T14:54:15.297

7 Difference between "big and great" 2014-08-18T12:14:12.373

7 Why are both “when” and “once” used in “... when it was once broken”? 2015-01-20T17:21:42.300

7 There is no any & There is no 2015-05-14T21:44:11.400

7 Don't let's wait / Let's not wait / Let's don't wait 2016-02-27T00:37:46.437

7 Joining word "And" with adjectives 2016-12-01T08:16:14.780

7 Is this sentence 'I know him a teacher.' acceptable? 2016-12-21T10:31:57.670

7 Extend or extended? 2017-01-11T16:59:02.197

7 Must Have with probable condition 2018-02-13T08:21:34.667

7 Meaning of “it does not do (to do something)” 2018-08-21T06:44:35.027

6 Starting a sentence with a preposition 2013-02-01T15:13:48.267

6 Is it uncommon to end a sentence with a contraction? 2013-02-18T07:11:22.270

6 "aged X" vs. "age X" 2013-02-27T22:38:48.973