Tag: phrase-usage

74 "As following" vs "as follows" 2013-02-18T07:25:26.587

48 Usage "in spite of" and "despite of" 2013-01-26T19:52:51.800

44 How many meanings does "I am in" have? 2013-01-24T16:03:40.067

43 "I hate red color" or "I hate red": why exactly is the first option ungrammatical 2014-11-17T15:37:46.320

40 Can you please explain this joke: "I'm going bananas is what I tell my bananas before I leave the house"? 2019-05-29T15:17:03.203

38 What does 'the very next day' mean? 2013-01-25T18:44:10.153

37 How should I reply when I answer some question on Stack Exchange sites, people thank me and say it helped? 2017-04-20T13:01:43.043

32 Who decides whether something is standard English or not? 2013-02-13T17:10:21.573

32 "One of THOSE days" vs "one of THESE days" 2016-06-07T09:57:33.960

29 Is "rain is falling" entirely wrong? 2013-02-06T16:48:46.330

29 What's the meaning of "be broker than the Ten Commandments"? 2018-05-25T17:48:49.857

28 What do they mean with "Hi, how are you doing"? 2014-09-17T17:45:37.570

26 "He is 80 years young" 2015-12-11T06:21:31.663

26 Is 'no more' used to mean 'dead' in English? 2016-06-16T04:31:53.437

26 Why do native speakers use the present continuous tense when talking about people in a picture? Why not the past continuous tense? 2020-06-01T03:47:04.273

24 What defines a native English Speaker? 2013-02-11T02:53:29.047

24 Would saying "who is this" in normal tone be rude in an occasion not on the phone? 2017-06-06T14:39:15.030

24 "Correct me if I'm wrong" 2019-06-16T14:06:52.943

22 Is "tin foil" for "aluminium foil" deprecated? 2016-06-25T20:26:02.380

21 Is it really OK to use "because of"? 2019-02-23T23:50:05.690

20 Is the phrase "suit yourself" offensive? 2013-01-31T17:58:11.973

20 How do native speakers say 'I have completed all the missions/levels in the game'? 2016-07-13T08:52:40.563

19 What does "How come" mean? 2013-03-02T10:05:22.220

19 How is "better off" different from just "better"? 2014-11-27T02:26:27.420

19 'learning the ropes' should be followed by which prepositions? 2015-02-11T17:03:20.823

18 Man goes with Woman to ensure she is safe on her way to home 2015-12-19T10:17:25.550

18 Usage of "Pet" in "Pet Peeve" 2016-01-04T02:39:34.593

17 Usage of "Rain check" 2013-01-24T20:47:33.637

16 Is "Bunch of people" a valid phrase? 2013-01-24T00:10:00.577

16 How is “any more than” used to compare two different situations? 2013-04-12T11:52:13.517

16 Does *first of all* always go with *second of all*? 2014-03-13T03:04:45.237

16 What is it called when at university there are two subjects being held at the same time? 2019-10-24T00:11:51.367

15 Is there a word for immediate future just like "just" for immediate past? 2013-03-02T16:51:06.943

15 What is the correct word for "turn off lamp" for a non-electric lamp? 2017-06-27T06:32:11.073

15 He is honest (9 out of 10). How to construct a phrase in which a person's honesty is scored on a scale? 2017-09-28T15:08:50.417

14 Differences between 'till now', 'as of now','yet', 'up till now' 2013-04-09T12:21:04.913

14 Why is the verb form "am been" always grammatically incorrect? 2015-01-19T11:58:44.013

14 Do we "open bottles" or we "open caps"? 2018-12-19T13:31:56.110

14 The phrase "to the Right of Attila the Hun" 2020-06-15T20:36:11.533

13 Usage of phrase like "The friend of mine" 2013-01-24T14:26:35.960

13 Is 'are you outside' different from 'are you out'? 2013-03-15T18:59:59.357

13 Meaning of 'The Devil was sick, and a saint he would be; the Devil was well, and the devil a saint was he!' 2014-03-21T14:13:34.213

13 What does "beat free" (or "can't beat free") mean? 2014-11-08T21:54:44.160

12 What does "live local" mean? 2013-02-18T01:18:44.443

12 When can I remove the word "that" in a sentence? 2013-05-26T23:33:37.980

12 What does "I want to sleep on it" mean? 2013-11-25T12:03:31.083

12 "Me neither" or "Me too"? 2014-10-26T18:12:50.853

12 Meaning of "(assessing) points to nowhere" 2014-12-24T19:21:21.067

12 Can we say "Floor 10"? 2015-12-20T15:46:30.020

12 What should I use, "in her stead" or "instead of her"? 2016-04-05T12:04:15.273

11 Why "Would you mind if I asked you something?" is correct? 2013-12-12T20:40:19.433

11 Totes my goats! What the heck does this mean? 2014-01-02T01:31:48.237

11 I think, I suppose, I guess, and I reckon: is there any difference? 2014-03-07T20:19:24.730

11 Which term is correct? "I have no" or "I don't have any" 2014-03-14T15:48:11.880

11 "As to something" vs "as for something" 2014-07-08T14:09:57.557

11 When is it acceptable to say 'my son' 2014-12-18T07:15:47.307

11 Special term/phrase for the 'perfect' or 'impossible' object or solution? 2015-01-28T08:50:03.833

11 Which version is correct and normally used, "between you and me" or "between you and I"? 2015-06-05T11:56:40.757

11 Meaning of "That's okay" 2015-06-10T14:31:33.327

11 Someone said to me, "We basically literally did." What were they trying to express to me? 2019-11-22T04:46:55.013

10 What is the meaning of "in" and "on" when they are used together? 2013-04-02T17:22:16.483

10 "Look at" vs "Look on" 2013-06-10T15:14:53.123

10 Which one is correct: 'escaped' or 'escaped from'? 2013-11-14T13:07:11.270

10 "many a time" means "many times"? 2015-03-14T00:48:37.543

10 Is there anything wrong with the phrase "to climb down a tree"? 2016-12-10T21:49:44.003

10 “in US English” vs "in the US English" 2017-09-07T00:58:58.380

10 Why the hood is also called bonnet? 2018-12-11T07:17:14.317

10 Is it correct to say to a child "let go of the chair" when he is holding on to the chair? 2020-09-02T12:21:33.487

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

9 Difference between "came to" and "came up to" 2013-02-24T11:30:00.900

9 Is it ok to say "good morning" at anytime? 2013-03-01T16:01:26.527

9 Interpretation of "My dream is becoming an English teacher." 2013-09-15T16:09:27.377

9 "The same name" vs "a same name": what's the difference? 2013-10-21T07:44:33.403

9 'all of which' vs. 'any one of which' vs. 'each of which' 2013-11-24T16:55:10.777

9 Your friend is sick? "Get well" vs "Be well" 2013-12-12T05:15:10.320

9 "Do the needful" -- Why is it used instead of asking a question? 2014-02-17T21:04:14.417

9 "Guess what" and "You know what" 2014-09-09T05:30:40.510

9 Difference between "have done" and "had done" 2015-02-08T11:39:56.267

9 Be (all) the better for something 2015-02-11T16:05:28.893

9 Use "got" or "have got"? 2015-11-19T14:04:23.180

9 What is the difference between "it seems" and "it looks like"? 2016-05-25T12:07:44.993

9 When person is ill because of cold, then he "caught cold" or "got cold"? 2016-12-14T18:07:53.080

9 What does "and she them" mean? 2018-11-03T04:37:21.820

9 Can I say "guess what" to acknowledge new information? 2019-11-29T11:46:34.347

8 "What's up with him?" vs. "What's with him?" 2013-02-04T09:52:02.550

8 Is "chink in the armor" an appropriate saying? 2013-02-05T01:21:31.297

8 Is 'slip out of my mind' correct in this context? 2013-04-10T15:26:55.230

8 Do you have a / the time? 2013-07-12T05:39:22.777

8 "many times" or "for many times"? 2013-10-16T05:37:35.897

8 “draws a lot of water in this town” meaning? 2014-11-06T11:37:37.610

8 Meaning of "What is your thing?" 2015-02-18T20:23:06.387

8 The use of "let alone" 2015-07-31T11:56:46.800

8 The 'glory details' or 'gory details' 2015-11-27T17:27:41.373

8 "I'd better" or "it would be better"? 2015-12-17T15:11:15.633

8 Away they went over stock and stone - What is stock and stone? 2015-12-25T11:26:52.680

8 Can we use the phrase "so-called" in its positive sense (or neutral) when refereeing to a widely adopted thing? 2017-02-01T19:32:30.893

8 The best way to answer a question without being rude 2017-04-20T16:32:09.073

8 Particular Moment of Understanding 2017-09-03T08:23:40.560

7 Why "buy a little happy" instead of "buy a little happiness"? 2013-02-14T15:15:38.650