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Grammar

What is the difference between a phoneme and an allophone?

A phoneme is the individual level of sound in speech. Throughout the mid-twentieth century, numerous theories have emerged in the attempt to precisely define the phoneme and provide an accurate...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2020 9:45 pm UTC

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One Of My Favorites

The above answers miss the point and make things too complicated. Both of your phrases are incorrect. "One of the my favorite song" is incorrect, because what you have is a partitive construction....

Latest answer posted July 30, 2015 6:40 pm UTC

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What is the correct grammar? He ___ (has/have) already ___ (went/gone) to school.

The correct sentence is “He has already gone to school.” It’s in present perfect tense. Let's consider the grammar points governing the sentence. First, both “has” and “have” are auxiliary verbs;...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2016 7:24 pm UTC

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Fill in the blank with suitable preposition(Preferably British English):- 1. Your books are kept __ the top shelf....

Here are what I think are the most likely correct answers for the blanks in the sentences above: on from This one could be either "with" or "at." To whom "around" makes the most sense, though I...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2010 11:51 pm UTC

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"He is vexed ____ me." Fill in with the suitable preposition.

Vexed means annoyed or frustrated, so you could substitute one of those words in the sentence to help you hear which preposition sounds best. With is the first one that springs to mind, but others...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2017 11:54 am UTC

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What are the differences between lexical verbs and auxiliary verbs?

The above answers do a good job, but it is good to start with definitions. Lexical verbs express action, state of being, or predicate meaning. In a word, they are the main verbs of a sentence. An...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2015 12:26 am UTC

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Grammar

Define Structural Grammar and Generative Grammar.

Structural Grammar: A grammar intended to explain the working of language in terms of the functions of its components and their relationships to each other without reference to meaning....

Latest answer posted November 28, 2012 6:34 pm UTC

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"I . . . him for a long time." [know] Fill with suitable tenses of the word given in brackets.

There are many ways to use the verb "know" to fill in the blank above in a grammatically correct way. First, you could use one of the many varieties of past tense that exist in the English...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2019 12:38 am UTC

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Grammar

Words That Make Up A Verb

A verb phrase is made up of the main verb and any helping (or auxiliary) verbs. For example, in the sentence "The cat is walking across the piano," "walking" is the main verb, while "is" is the...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2016 9:02 pm UTC

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Can You Start A Sentence With A Quote

You asked if the quotation used at the beginning of a sentence was proper grammar. The answer is yes. However, the serious error in your sentence is caused by not including the source of this...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2010 11:22 am UTC

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What is the function of the prefix in "impossible"?

The prefix in the word "impossible" is "im". Prefixes are placed in front of the root of the word and change the meaning of the word. In this case, the root of the word "impossible" is...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2019 4:17 pm UTC

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Seperation between multiple dates. Whats the correct grammar for this? For multiple dates, does one separate them...

Dessert is spelled with two esses (ss) because you always want more of it!! (As opposed to a desert full of sand, of course.) Just another few words about semi-colons. Any time there is a list...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2010 6:29 pm UTC

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What is the difference between definite and indefinite nouns?

The supporting words "the" and "a" point to the difference between a definite and indefinite singular noun. A noun that is definite is associated with a particular object or person. "The" vase...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2021 1:21 pm UTC

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Mark the stress in the following words:   photographer, photography, conduct (verb), conduct (noun), produce (verb),...

I will show the stress in or emphasis on each of the words you have listed in your post. In the word photographer, the second syllable, tog, is emphasized. In the word photography, the second...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2016 6:06 pm UTC

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Give a three -term description of the vowel sounds in the following words ---house , abide ,car.

Three-term descriptions of vowel sounds are made up of three components: open or close, front or back, and round or spread. All of these distinctions refer to where the tongue moves in the mouth...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2018 4:20 pm UTC

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Fill in the blanks with suitable Prepositions :- (1) The village was destroyed ....... fire. (2) I have not seen him...

1. by 2. since 3. on 4. by my 5. against Prepositions can be difficult in English if you are a non-native speaker. They are words that show a relationship or connection between two other words....

Latest answer posted February 17, 2018 4:17 pm UTC

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What are the similarities and differences between inductive and deductive approaches of teaching English language...

In grammar instruction, two prevailing ideas guide how one should teach. Inductive and deductive reasoning refers generally to how one comes to an understanding of what is true or probable. In...

Latest answer posted December 12, 2018 2:39 am UTC

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What is the difference between using "a" or "an"?

The indefinite articles a and an differ in usage based on the next word in the sentence. General Rule: Use a before a word that begins with a consonant and an before a word that begins with a...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2019 1:37 am UTC

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What is the difference between pure vowels and diphthongs?

Pure vowels articulate a single vowel phoneme. Dipthongs articulate combined vowel phonemes. According to the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), there are eight dipthong vowels. These are...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2010 3:07 am UTC

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What's difference between "put on" and "wear"? When do we use "put on" and when "wear"?

It might be helpful to consider to put on in contrast with its opposite: to take off. Putting clothes on involves a physical action. When it is time to get dressed, I put on my shirt. I slip it...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2019 5:44 pm UTC

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Make a comparison between Derivational affixes and Inflectional affixes?

Affixes are lexical additions to the root of a word. The purpose is to either change the meaning or class of a word (derivational) or to modify a word to indicate its grammatical components and...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2013 11:07 pm UTC

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Which of these options is correct? "He is good------ Mathematics." A. in B. at

I do not know that this is really a question of grammar. To me, it is really just a question of usage. There is no grammatical reason that a person should be "in" mathematics as opposed to being...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2010 5:02 am UTC

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I  . . . him only one letter up to now. [send] Fill in the blank with suitable tenses of the word given in brackets.

The words used with grammar can sound tricky in themselves, so it's important to bare down the question and look at the surrounding context in questions of grammar. The speaker is looking backward...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2019 12:47 pm UTC

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What is the difference between a marked theme and an unmarked theme in clauses?

Before we talk about the difference between a marked and an unmarked theme in linguistics, let's take a moment to define a couple terms. First, a clause is a group of words that contains at least a...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2020 6:25 pm UTC

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What is a "semantic component"?

Language is made up of components or building blocks that are used to make meaning. The building blocks of language are: phonemes, morphemes, lexemes, syntax, and context. These components or...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2017 3:59 pm UTC

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Change the question in parentheses to a noun clause: 1 - (what are you doing?) Sara wants to know2 - (where do you...

Noun clauses are dependent clauses, meaning that they are sentence fragments. They can function as predicate nominatives, objects of prepositions, subjects, appositives, direct or indirect objects....

Latest answer posted May 31, 2017 11:38 am UTC

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How do "simply" and "simple" differ in meaning?

"Simple" and "simply" are different parts of speech. They are related - kind of like members of a family - but can't quite do the same jobs. "Simple" is an adjective. That means it describes a...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2015 10:18 pm UTC

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Please mark the stress in the following words: Conduct(verb)      Conduct(noun) Produce(verb)     Produce(noun)

To determine which syllable of a word is stressed, try saying the word aloud and listening for which part you emphasize most. In this case, both nouns have stressed first syllables while both verbs...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2018 3:02 am UTC

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When starting a sentence with "then," which punctuation is correct: "Then, discuss with the others" or "Then discuss...

Typically, a decision to use a comma following the introductory word in a sentence such as this depends on the meaning of the word and what article of grammar it is. In the cases you laid out...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2019 6:44 pm UTC

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Descriptive Paragraph About A Place

Descriptive writing requires the author to appeal to the reader's senses: sight, smell, taste, touch, and sound. This means that the text should use imagery (words and phrases) that bring what the...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2017 9:10 am UTC

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Can you end a sentence with the word 'are?' The sentence is as follows; "This excerpt shows how very different...

Yes, this sentence is 100% grammatically correct. You can end sentences with a main verb or an auxiliary (helping) verb. You could also write, "Waverly is not as smart as June is," or "They are not...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2012 5:17 pm UTC

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Do not cry ____ spilt milk. Fill the space with the appropriate preposition.

The only preposition that actually goes properly with this is "over." This is not the only preposition that would be grammatically correct, but it is the only one that properly completes the...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2010 1:02 pm UTC

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Grammar

What is a PARENTHETICAL CLAUSE ? Grammatical constructions

In simple terms, a parenthetical clause is a group of words that has been separated from the rest of a sentence, adding extra information without changing the meaning of a sentence. The Oxford...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2018 6:07 pm UTC

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Should one write "English teacher" or "english teacher"? I am wondering if "English teacher" has a capital letter for...

The phrase should be "English teacher" with a capital "E" as the term "English" here refers to a language of national origin/affiliation. The names of languages are, as a rule, capitalized as in...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2015 8:53 pm UTC

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Does "We are yet to receive your $300 check for the conference fee in the mail" means they received my payment or...

The quotation as written is not correct grammar. What it should say is, "We have yet to receive your $300 check for the conference fee in the mail." To say "we have yet to receive" means the same...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2019 5:45 am UTC

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Correct the following sentences and explain where the sentences are grammatically incorrect: 1. The downslide...

1. The downslide country of the economy is a on In this sentence, the words are simply in the wrong order. If our job was to rearrange the exact words from the original sentence into a clear...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2016 9:58 pm UTC

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Grammar

Explain the finite clause with examples?

A finite clause contains a verb, subject, and context that clearly presents the tense of the clause. A non-finite clause, in comparison, does not clearly state the tense. For example: Finite...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2019 10:56 pm UTC

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Q: Begin the following sentence with "but": Had I not helped her, she would not have succeeded. A: But for my...

Grammatically speaking, the sentence, "But for my help, she would not have succeeded," is a correct sentence, as long as you insert a comma after help—between the phrase and the independent clause....

Latest answer posted February 26, 2019 4:17 pm UTC

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What are the subject and predicate of the first sentence of the Declaration of Independence? I struggle already with...

hen discussing the subject of a sentence, it makes sense to ask the question, "What is the sentence about?" In a simple sentence, such as, for example, "The Declaration of Independence is...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2014 10:59 am UTC

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Grammar OK here? 1. He is the taller of the two brothers. 2. He would make a better engineer than a doctor.

The two listed sentences are both grammatically correct. There is not a problem with word order, capitalization, and/or punctuation, so in that regard, the sentences are good. Unfortunately, a...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2018 3:08 pm UTC

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What is an explanation of category and function in Grammar?

Category differs from function because category denotes what a word is while function denotes what a word does. What kind of [sentence] constituent is this? — This question denotes...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2013 6:56 pm UTC

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What are the rules for English word formations?

An overview of some rules for word formation in English is offered below. CompoundingFrequent collocations over time and with usage become double- or triple-word compounds that with further time...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2010 12:16 pm UTC

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We . . . English for five years. [study] Fill in blank with suitable tenses of the word in brackets.

The most correct would be to use the present progressive tense, "We have been studying English for five years." That tense indicates that the action began in the past, but is still continuing. You...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2010 1:55 am UTC

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What are the major English word formation rules?Discuss with examples of your own. answer in detail

If you do some simple research on this, you will find great explanations with examples. To summarize, however, there are many processes by which words come into a language. Aggulutination – forming...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2010 4:51 am UTC

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What is the correct use of a non-sentence? What is an example?

A full or correct sentence must include a subject and a predicate. The one apparent exception to this is a sentence in which the verb is in the imperative mood, which is indicated in English by the...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2016 5:37 pm UTC

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What is the difference between the words "stimulate," "simulate," and "emulate"?

The words stimulate, simulate, and emulate sound similar. However, the meaning of these words is very different. To stimulate means to try to encourage something to happen. The government may take...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2016 5:09 pm UTC

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What Is The Difference Between "Knowing That" and "Knowing How"?

"Knowing that" has only to do with the fact that a person knows "what" happens or has happened. "Knowing how" implies that the person understands the mechanism that makes something happen. For...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2010 1:37 am UTC

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Fill this sentence in with suitable prepositions: "He is deficient . . . common sense."

One would have to know the context in order to choose an appropriate preposition to fill in the blank. Here are some possibilities and their meanings: in: to say someone is deficient in common...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2019 7:35 pm UTC

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How do you find a word modified in a sentence by a prepositional phrase? If its adverbial or an adjective

A prepositional phrase is a group of words that begins with a preposition and contains as the object of the preposition a noun or pronoun. Preceding the noun or pronoun, there can also be an...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2011 8:23 am UTC

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How do you say "see" in present progressive?

The present progressive tense is used to indicate continuing action. It shows that something is happening now. It can also be used to indicate fixed plans in the future and temporary actions. It is...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2019 12:56 am UTC

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