Questions tagged with usage

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push against or towards something?
If it is physical, for example, ''I'm pushing my hands towards the floor'' (I mean that I'm doing a force ...
Word Usage Differences +1 vote, asked Feb 02 by Lia
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Quick Comma Usage Question
I was editing an essay I wrote and came across a sentence where I was not sure whether or not ...
comma grammar Usage commaplacement +1 vote, asked Jan 31 by Jordan
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Article critique/ Reducing the fear of falling among elderly
I need to have my critique of an article for my class checked for grammr, usage, spelling, punctuation, word choice, ...
grammar Usage punctuation spelling Word 0 votes, asked Jan 28 by Cathleen Munoz
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Usage of the verb 'charge'
Is the verb 'charge' used correctly in the sentence below? The dishonest shopkeeper charged me three rupees extra for a ...
verb Usage +1 vote, asked Jan 14 by Abdul Quadir
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Using "were vs was" with two nouns following each other in a sentence.
Can someone make me understand the right usage with "were vs was" in the follwoing sentence. ex: "paper and cardboard ...
were was grammar sentance Usage +1 vote, asked Jan 02 by Mkod
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is/are usage
I have acquired an array of woodworking skills that [is/are] not just for furniture design.
Usage is-are 0 votes, asked Dec 20 '15 by Chelsea
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"What does it matter?"
"What does it matter?"Is this question grammatically correct? Or is it neccessary to replace "what" with "why" or "how" in ...
matter is-my-sentence-correct Usage +1 vote, asked Dec 19 '15 by Kanika Kalra
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Sentence is correct or not
Hi Need to know if this phrase is correct or not - 'the question doesn't dignify my answer' ?
Usage grammar Phrase Sentence correct 0 votes, asked Dec 08 '15 by Abdul Khan
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Tortured syntax...but Grammarly thought it was A-ok?
A nonprofit client recently wrote this in a letter to supporters to invite them to save the date for a ...
syntax Usage Structure 0 votes, asked Nov 29 '15 by Barbara McM
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How do you use the word "ability"?
A line in Eric Foner's Give Me Liberty, it reads "[Other slave owners'] interest was generally limited to the children's ...
Pluaral singular Usage confusion 0 votes, asked Nov 08 '15 by Azhou
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professional email
Hello R, Thank you for taking the time to test me on October 1, 2015. It was a pleasure to ...
grammar Usage punctuation wordchoice +1 vote, asked Oct 06 '15 by denise
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Is this the correct usage of a colon?
Is this correct? The one word that infuriates, terrifies, and confuses humans even today: change.
grammar grammarcorrection colon Usage 0 votes, asked Oct 05 '15 by Austin
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Question about subjunctive usage.
Why does this sentence sound so awkward? She is adamant that he do it. After much debate and research we ...
grammar Sentence subjunctive Usage 0 votes, asked Sep 17 '15 by Ray Williams
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Use of prescribes to
Is the word "prescribes" used appropriately here? He prescribes to the highest ethics and principles, and has won the admiration ...
Usage +1 vote, asked Aug 18 '15 by Anita
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To know exactly
Why is the word haircut, haircut? Why isn't it hairscut?
Usage 0 votes, asked Aug 12 '15 by Diana
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tense the question is to find the incorrect tense usage
A I cant believe you are late for school. you havent been late until today.B Im sorry, Ms. Brown. I ...
tense awkawrd Usage 0 votes, asked Aug 11 '15 by kimm
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Use if could
Can "could" be used as follows; "Could I have a receipt?"
could Usage 0 votes, asked Aug 10 '15 by Andrea
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Difference between the meaning of two verb tenses
She is reading a lot these days. or She has been reading a lot these days. Which one is correct? ...
tenses present verb grammarcorrection Usage 0 votes, asked Jul 18 '15 by Debashis
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Use of the word Encounter or Encountered
Is is acceptable to use the word "Encountered" in the following manner? "We were encountered by a dolphin." Or would ...
tense tenses use Usage 0 votes, asked Jul 16 '15 by Jennie
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Using Lively Present Tense for Past Events
Hi I am in the middle of writing a book which invloves alot of accounting of past events which even ...
grammar Usage 0 votes, asked Jun 10 '15 by William Crockett
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Servicing vs serving
I frequently see agencies advertising their servicies to clients,which are usually within a certain niche of industry, using the verb ...
Usage 0 votes, asked May 23 '15 by A L
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"Night" to mean "near" or "almost"?
I sometimes see the word "night" used in in phrases like "the time is night" or "night-invulnerability" that seem to ...
grammar Usage 0 votes, asked Apr 24 '15 by ja tiezja
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Red Letter vs Red-Letter
I am trying to figure out the correct grammatical usage of "red-letter" as I am planning to add it to ...
dashes Usage 0 votes, asked Apr 10 '15 by Lauren23
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Usage questions
Hi, I'm from South Korea and I took a sample test of a standardized English test in S.Korea. Below I ...
Usage 0 votes, asked Mar 06 '15 by Seok-Jun Kim
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Get to inf vs. get ~ing
Hi, there I was wondering if there are any differences in meaning between the sentences; "I couldn't get the car ...
Usage of get 0 votes, asked Mar 06 '15 by Oodo
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Does this sentence make sense and is it grammatically correct?
"No matter how hard you had studied back then, you would have not got a good score." Or "No matter ...
grammar Usage 0 votes, asked Mar 05 '15 by scott
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Usage questions
Hi, I'm from South Korea and I took a sample test of a standardized English test in S.Korea. Below I ...
Usage 0 votes, asked Mar 04 '15 by Seok-Jun Kim
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Correct usage of verbs
Which is correct: "The question needs answering" or "The question needs answered"?
Usage 0 votes, asked Feb 09 '15 by Mary
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"Potentially Imminent?"
I have just read the description "potentially imminent" in a document and it struck me as odd. Can something be ...
Usage 0 votes, asked Feb 04 '15 by Rebecca
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Is this the correct usage of a colon?
Turning out to be exactly what I was expected to be: to me, this was failure. Thank you!
colon Usage grammar punctuation 0 votes, asked Jan 30 '15 by Amy Christie
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