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Native-Speaker Intuition.

Do you agree with this statement? "Native-speaker intuitions are not always dependable. Being a native speaker does not automatically give us a conscious, clear and comprehensive...

More Than Welcome

You are more than welcome . What part of speech is "more" in the sentence above? Is it a determinative, an adverb, or pronoun? ...

Interrogative Clause?

Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado said it was a "red line" for her, but not everyone in the Freedom Caucus is united on whether to make that a hard line. From CNN. Is the interrogative...

A Dummy Did Or Lexical One?

In these states, the AP can use results from AP VoteCast, a survey of the American electorate aimed at determining why voters voted how they did, to confirm a candidate's victory...

Engaging Helps One Feel Out?

Engaging helps one feel out the other party over time and figure out where they will and will not yield when the times come for an actual substantive negotiation. From msnbc...

It Is Very Complicated To Understand?

Hello, I have a little inquiry, regarding a curious sentence from a local textbook, which looks like this: (1) It was very complicated to understand. For your information...

'Will You Come To The Party?'?

Which is the normal interpretation of the following sentence? Is it a) a question about what is going to happen b) an invitation? "Will you come to the party?"

"Sillification" Of The English Language

I came up with the term "sillification" to describe a what I perceive as a recent phenomenon in American English among young people. I'm curious to know what others think about...

Pluperfect? (Scrod)?

I've heard this joke told in various ways. A businessman arriving in Boston for a convention found that his first evening was free, and he decided to go...

Have You Ever Gone There?

Is Have you ever gone there? correct or it should be Have you ever been there? If both sentences are correct what is the difference in meaning? Thanks!...

Segments In Words?

I am having trouble figuring out some segments and how they apply to numbers of letters. I am understanding words having more letters than segments, but not more segments than...

Modal Verbs

What are modal verbs?

Linguistics Tree Diagram

how to disambiguate with tree diagram - The young doctor checked the patient with the stethoscopes.

"Go Ahead And" ...

I don't like to condemn new usages, and there's little point ranting about pet peeves, BUT... does anyone else hate the pointless use of go ahead and... ? It seems to occur...

How Do You Understand "A Scanner Darkly...

Hello all, Not sure this is the right forum for this question, but... I've always wondered what the title of Philip K. Dick's excellent novel "A Scanner Darkly" means: do you...

Hisself Instead Of Himself.

Hello I wonder why some nonstandard dialects of English use the reflexive pronouns hisself instead of himself. ...

Survey On Family Traditions On The Basis...

We would like to ask you to help us by answering the following questions concerning family relations proverbs and idioms and their cultural understanding among the English language...

Same Sound - Different Letters?

I have noticed something but I would like to check it with you. What do you think: is there any (but literally any) difference in pronunciation or something related to pronunciation...

When Someone Says That They

When someone says that they made dinner for you, does that mean that the person made food meant only for the person, or can there be other people who are eating the dinner...

False Conditional?

Hi, could someone explain to me what false conditional is? I've found an example of it: "If you need to call, my phone number is...". How false conditional is different from a...

Inflection In Tree Diagrams

hi,how can we show to be verbs in inflection?

Generativism?

hi generative gramamr is the concept of Chomsky but then what is generativism? Can somebody guide me on this? Good wishes! collegia

'Associated With' Vs 'Associated To'?

The two examples are seen quite often in literature (especially in technical/medical texts), with the former being more common. Are they strictly equivalent? What subtle nuances...

International Kangaroo Linguistics Contest...

Hello, everyone! I need to prepare for IKLC 2017. I have read the syllabus for the contest and there are some terms that I do not understand.Please explain.I also need to know...

The Sound Of Me

what combination of letters would always produce the sound of "me"?
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