1,302 Answered Questions for the topic grammar
What is the subjunctive in English?
The subjunctive in English is difficult to recognize because it does not have a distinct form like in other languages, such as Spanish.
IRREGULAR SPELLING OF CONJUGATED SPANISH VERBS
Which category of Spanish infinitives (AR, ER, or IR) tends to have the most irregular spellings--when compared to the stem of the infinitive verb?
What is the subjunctive mood?
The concept of the subjunctive is difficult in English because it is not have a distinctive form as it does in other languages, such as Spanish.
Analogies, Similes, Allegories, and Metaphors
These four literary devices are often mistaken for one another, and it can be easy to confuse any of these terms because they all generally draw comparisons to something. However, it's important to... more
What's the difference between "could of" and "could have"?
How to say "Who" in Spanish?"
If I was not a plumber, I could easily be a teacher. If I am not a plumber, I could easily be a teacher.
What is the difference between there, their, and they're?
These are often used incorrectly. What is the correct use of each?
Deceptively used correctly or wrong
Please Help. My girlfriend is mad at me.The other day I went outside to take out the trash and although it was sunny outside a cool breeze blew through the air and made me chilly. Although it... more
What's the meaning of "flat landscape"? Is there any synonym for it?
For context: Today you will travel to a small hill surrounded by flat landscape.
Affect vs. effect
When does one use "affect" and when does one use "effect"?
What's the different between Qué and Cuál?
For example, it is posible to say ¿Cuál es tu nombre? ¿cuál es la capital de España? but it is ungrammatical to say *¿qué es tu nombre? *¿qué es la capital de España?
How do you use a Semicolon?
The semicolon is probably the most confusing and misused punctuation mark in the English language, but hopefully, this answer should set the record straight on how to use it.
Why is it difficult to understand a foreign language when it is spoken?
Why is it that students can excell in grammar, reading and writing a foreign language (such as English) and then have such a hard time when they are trying to understand it spoken?
What's the verb of the relative clause? Is it finite or nonfinite?
Can you help me analyze the following sentence:Before the boat had been underway for ten minutes, I realized that Miss Bradley was a remarkable bore.It has to be this pattern Example When I came... more
I find that diagramming sentences is one great way to teach grammar. Does anyone else still use this method?
Grammar English As A Second Language
Since the word 'fast' is both an adjective and an adverb, could I replace the word 'quickly' with 'fast' in a sentence?
Example:"Yes!" He said quickly.If I replaced the word quickly in this excerpt with 'fast', would that be fine? Is it gramatically correct to write 'He said fast.'? It sounds weird to me but I... more
Changing the perspective of a quotation
Is it possible to change the perspective of a quotation? I want to refer to the speaker as "he"original: "In consequence I’m inclined to reserve all judgments."my version: "In consequence [he's]... more
Becoming conversational in Spanish
How long will it take for me to become conversational in Spanish?
The objective complement can be which part(s) of speech?
The objective complement helps to complete the meaning of an action verb, although not many verbs (typically those meaning "make" or "consider" take an objective complement.
Explain what makes the underlined sentences transitional