Tag: syntax

25 How would a native speaker understand "Time flies like an arrow"? 2013-01-23T20:59:26.350

25 Does "It snowed hard Monday" require an "on"? 2013-01-28T09:50:31.207

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

20 How should I construct a question from a sentence containing "used to"? 2013-01-24T08:39:56.973

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 Grammar behind "Whatever what is is is what I want." 2018-10-07T09:16:40.583

15 Is there a general rule for Verb + Preposition/Particle idioms, such as "come across"? 2013-01-23T21:10:12.963

14 "What it does is {VERB / to VERB / VERBing} ..."? 2013-02-27T14:56:54.813

14 Is "have to" a modal verb? 2017-03-28T13:06:05.307

13 Can I rephrase the sentence "Can you explain this word to me?" into "Can you explain me this word." 2015-05-29T06:39:33.240

12 Would a native speaker append "or" to a statement to turn it into a question? 2013-01-23T22:02:47.270

12 "Despicable Me": can "me" be used in such a way? 2013-01-24T16:35:40.677

12 "Nothing is available, is anything?" Tag questions for negative sentences 2016-03-20T18:30:18.703

11 The grammar of 'Ready to take' versus 'Easy to take' 2014-12-04T18:25:40.867

11 Can "Wow!" be a sentence? 2015-12-24T10:47:26.007

10 Is this rule "If" specific? 2013-01-26T14:20:02.050

10 'maybe not us' or 'maybe not we' 2014-08-20T05:14:22.857

10 I hate mushrooms. How can you agree? 2017-04-27T14:06:06.693

9 "Make" meaning "force to do something" 2013-01-27T18:14:13.170

8 Would a native speaker append “no” to a statement to turn it into a question? 2013-01-24T05:34:03.650

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

8 "if you want to" vs "if you want" - in the end of a sentence 2013-10-23T13:08:00.533

7 Questions with "whether" 2013-11-18T08:10:53.203

7 Why so many verbs in this sentence in the published book? 2018-08-30T23:24:03.553

6 English questions with what/where/why <verb> <object> instead of what/where/why does <object> <infinitive> 2013-01-23T22:11:26.593

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 why does 'VERB+ing' come after 'to' in this context? 2013-05-28T20:33:54.527

6 "New York is a great place to live." (no preposition?) 2014-08-11T11:28:02.277

6 “as would a calm dog whose yard…” 2020-07-05T14:41:51.880

5 Tense used when describing the object of a past tense action 2013-01-26T07:44:06.407

5 A question on a which-question 2013-03-02T19:37:25.893

5 "Whether or not" followed by two alternative words 2013-03-14T21:59:09.087

5 the structure "like for somebody to do something" 2013-12-23T07:00:33.150

5 So had their sandy-brown dog, its dead body mangled in the remnants of a destroyed metal fence - where is the predicate? 2014-07-03T09:59:53.510

5 Are the questions of the form "A is B?" acceptable in English? 2014-10-12T10:11:11.623

5 What makes language easily understandable for learners? 2015-04-14T18:06:50.760

5 How does this "varying with age..." phrase relate to the rest of the sentence? 2016-07-22T12:26:49.620

5 Can "so that" be used with a negative clause? 2016-12-22T07:17:38.310

4 what's the structure of the following sentence? 2013-02-20T21:18:15.830

4 Infinitive form Vs. -ing form after a value judgement 2013-03-17T11:48:08.863

4 Appropriate use of commas 2014-06-27T07:12:24.410

4 Past simple or past perfect in a subordinate clause 2014-06-28T05:11:52.333

4 when should we use "being" 2014-07-18T08:51:14.200

4 How to parse 3 successive negations: '... does not ... without ... unless ... ' ? 2014-08-14T12:45:26.437

4 "I decided the target for our firm IS TO BE TO provide better services." 2014-11-06T09:03:30.337

4 John threw Mama from the train a kiss 2014-11-14T14:36:31.313

4 It turned out not the case vs it turned out not to be the case 2014-12-21T07:24:54.580

4 "How long was spent on the job?" - a grammatical parse of its subject 2015-02-21T04:18:39.453

4 Can an object precede its verb? 2015-06-05T04:23:47.407

4 What this photograph is of: Why does it sound weird? 2015-06-14T08:09:29.683

4 May this seem like a complete sentence or maybe complete interrogative(?), no subject intransitive verb bit, or main clause? 2015-06-15T21:02:47.873

4 Type of sentence and it's parts 2015-10-18T16:43:33.073

4 Is it grammatically incorrect to say "I speak a bit German"? 2018-07-12T07:07:54.713

4 This is often vs This often is 2018-09-20T12:14:17.730

4 How to understand "…you like it the shape it is" 2018-12-26T11:56:20.940

4 The grammar of "struck dumb, sprouting feelers" in this sentence 2019-01-03T13:56:45.977

4 The meaning of the "at the of" 2019-03-13T23:03:04.817

4 Use of “that” or “the” with the title “option A” 2019-10-28T20:38:35.373

3 Hoping something for the future 2013-01-30T02:49:48.320

3 Does "respectively" come before or after what it describes? 2013-05-02T22:32:09.583

3 Different syntax, different meaning: "application field" & "field application"? 2013-06-07T08:20:36.723

3 Can I omit the second “is” in “is… and is…”? 2013-09-11T08:15:57.640

3 Is this an archaic grammatical point? 2014-05-22T11:19:39.093

3 Is this 'that' placed right? 2014-06-10T13:41:27.010

3 It may would be tough 2014-07-02T17:10:09.410

3 In what ways can this song phrase be grammatically parsed? (From "Close to the Edge" by Yes) 2014-12-24T17:48:24.183

3 Using 'while' for more than 2 clauses 2015-01-08T00:22:54.207

3 Can "describe" take two objects? 2015-10-13T12:20:16.100

3 "I want to understand what my options are" or "I want to understand what are my options"? 2015-12-02T13:48:46.513

3 grammar difference between "to make dry dishes" vs "to make the dishes dry" 2016-01-05T23:42:18.633

3 S+V + past as in the "The bullet whizzed past" 2016-01-20T12:05:52.827

3 role of infinitive 2016-03-15T13:33:02.293

3 How to use "next" - 'your next purchase' is ok, but 'next purchase' is not 2016-07-05T19:35:53.417

3 What function does 'open' have in 'She pushed open the door'? 2016-08-10T12:13:14.370

3 Is it "look further into the matter", "look into the matter further" or " further look into the matter"? 2016-09-29T21:49:09.860

3 Is grammatically and syntactically correct to use present continuous tense instead of using present perfect tense? 2017-04-02T08:54:35.197

3 What is a modal verb, really? 2017-04-17T18:01:52.297

3 "The fact of its being" Grammar 2017-05-11T21:45:40.717

3 Does the sentence "what do you like to do?" have a direct object? 2017-06-30T14:08:53.633

3 What are these symbols and abbreviations "CP, IP, Ti, Ap" called? 2017-08-31T22:23:16.190

3 Is Master Yoda's english correct? 2018-07-19T23:31:26.907

3 Not repeating the negation for the second clause 2019-03-28T13:31:01.707

3 Subject-operator inversion 2020-05-05T16:10:43.200

3 Does "comprehend" mean "understand" or "include" in this long sentence? 2020-05-14T11:42:57.163

2 On the Wednesdays of September Vs. On September Wednedays 2013-05-23T14:45:54.430

2 Passive voice with must or have to 2013-10-03T08:33:46.640

2 I know who my friend is / who is my friend 2014-03-23T07:35:52.710

2 reported questions (direct) 2014-05-24T07:17:56.827

2 Placement of participle phrase 2014-09-21T15:21:34.663

2 Is there an omission in: 'or hushed calls to send the military'? 2014-11-19T02:58:27.273

2 Using "who your brand is" versus "who is your brand" in questions 2014-12-30T04:27:15.457

2 "How come" vs. "How come that" 2015-01-13T09:47:00.487

2 Sentence structure of "[Something] helped win her the respect [of somebody]"? 2015-03-06T02:19:16.227

2 Please let me know how the phrase ''it being'' is rational? 2015-09-13T16:28:53.353

2 shouldn't the order of sentence describing participle clause be changed here? 2015-09-18T09:28:09.767

2 Can "manage to" be separated? 2015-11-08T07:53:07.560

2 What is the proper syntax for using the word 'advocacy'? 2016-03-12T20:45:29.373

2 Comparing using rather 2016-03-16T14:45:36.127