Ain't is a contraction originally for "am not" and "are not", but now typically meaning "is not", "am not", "are not" or "have not". The word is a perennial issue in English usage. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ain't"
Alternate is a word used often incorrectly when meaning alternative. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alternate"
A large portion of the technical and scientific lexicon of English and other Western European languages consists of classical compounds. These are compound words composed from Latin or Classical Greek root words. ...more on Wikipedia about "Classical compound"
A comma splice is a punctuation error in which two independent clauses are joined by a comma, with no conjunction. For example: ...more on Wikipedia about "Comma splice"
The conditional mood (sometimes described as the conditional tense) is a verb form in many languages, in which a verb root is modified to form verb tenses, moods, or aspects expressing degrees of certainty or uncertainty and hypothesis about past, present, or future. However, the English language is structured radically differently from many languages in that verbs do not conjugate in the same way, and it therefore becomes impossible to identify a conjugated verb form that may be identified as conditional. ...more on Wikipedia about "Conditional mood"
Definite Article Reduction (DAR) is the term used in recent linguistic work to refer to the use of vowel-less forms of the definite article in northern dialects of English English, for example in the Yorkshire dialect and accent, often represented t’ or th’. ...more on Wikipedia about "Definite article reduction"
Cases of disputed English grammar arise when individuals disagree about what should be considered correct English in particular grammatical constructions. ...more on Wikipedia about "Disputed English grammar" My way is www.shortopedia.com
"Who" and "whom", "he" and "him", "she" and "her", etc. are remnants of both the old nominative vs. accusative and also of nominative vs. dative. In other words, "whom" serves as both the dative and accusative version of the nominative pronoun " who". In Old English (and in modern German, Icelandic, etc.), these cases had distinct pronouns. ...more on Wikipedia about "English declension"
English grammar is the study of rules governing the use of the English language. Grammars of English can be either prescriptive or descriptive. Prescription sets rules for language, while description simply describes the way a language is spoken; this article attempts to be primarily descriptive. The experts disagree about many parts of English grammar: what follows is just one analysis among many. ...more on Wikipedia about "English grammar"
English has a large number of irregular verbs. Almost all irregular English verbs do not conform to standard methods of forming past participles and/or past tenses. With these verbs other conjunctions and inflections — such as the present 3rd person singular -s or -es, and present participle -ing — broadly follow the same rules of spelling as the regular verbs. ...more on Wikipedia about "English irregular verbs"
In the English language, a modal auxiliary verb is an auxiliary verb (or helping verb) that can modify the grammatical mood (or mode) of a verb. The key way to identify a modal auxiliary is by its defectiveness; the modal auxiliaries do not have participles or infinitives. ...more on Wikipedia about "English modal auxiliary verb"
The English passive voice is a syntactic formation of the past participle of a verb in combination with the auxiliary verb to be. For example, consider the two clauses: ...more on Wikipedia about "English passive voice"
In the English language, nouns are inflected for grammatical number — that is, singular or plural. This article discusses the variety of ways in which English plurals are formed. ...more on Wikipedia about "English plural"
: This article is focused mainly on usage of English relative clauses. For theoretical background on the subject, see the main article on relative clauses. ...more on Wikipedia about "English relative clauses"
*The infinitive, in English, is one of two verbal nouns: To write is to learn. ...more on Wikipedia about "English verbs"
In English grammar, generic you or indefinite you is the use of the pronoun " you" to refer to an unspecified person. Generic one is the use of "one" in the same way. ...more on Wikipedia about "Generic you"
Going-to future is a term used to describe an English sentence structure referring to the future, making use of the verb phrase to be going to. Swedish has a similar construction, though not in the form of a participle, as in Jag kommer att ... (literally, I come to ..., but always translated as, I am going to ...) Some Celtic languages use this exact construct (i.e. going + verb) to represent the future tense. French, too, uses go (aller) + verb construction as a future tense. ...more on Wikipedia about "Going-to future"
Initial-stress-derivation is a phonological process in English, wherein verbs become nouns or adjectives when the stress is moved to the first syllable from a later one -- usually, but not always, the second. This is gradually becoming more standardized in some English dialects, but is not present in all, and the list of affected words differs from area to area. Perhaps 100 verb-noun (or adjective) pairs exist in total. Some examples are: ...more on Wikipedia about "Initial-stress-derived noun"
Jesu ( , from Latin Iesu) is sometimes used as the vocative of Jesus in English. Latin Iesu besides the vocative ("O Jesus!") also represents the genitive case ("of Jesus") and the dative and ablative cases ("to/from/for Jesus"). The Latin forms derive from Greek Ἰησοῦ (Iēsou), the vocative, genitive and dative-locative of Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous). Use of the inflected Latin forms in English is now considered an archaism. It is, however, still encountered in Early Modern hymns and prayers: most famously in Johann Sebastian Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring. However, in Jesus bleibet meine Freude, the hymn's original title, Jesus appears in the nominative. Compare Jesu meine Freude, Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen (both vocatives), Jesu Leiden, Pein und Tod (genitive) and other titles. The use of the inflected forms remains common among educated German speakers also outside of fixed titles and expressions. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jesu"
The word like is one of only two words in English that can be a noun, verb, adverb, adjective, preposition, conjunction, hedge, and quotative. For the other word, see Fuck. ...more on Wikipedia about "Like"
This is a list of irregular verbs in the English language. The citation form (the infinitive) comes first (with a link to the Wiktionary article on the verb), together with the present tense forms when they are different, then the preterite (simple past), and finally the past participle. The right hand column notes whether they are weak or strong and whether they belong to a subclass, and links to discussions elsewhere. Typical irregularities in weak verbs are the assimilation of dentals (bended → bent) and vowel reduction (*keeped → kept). ...more on Wikipedia about "List of English irregular verbs"
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This is a list of English prepositions. In English, some prepositions are short, typically containing five letters or fewer. There are, however, a significant number of multi-word prepositions. Throughout the history of the English language, new prepositions have come into use, old ones fallen out of use, and the meaning of existing prepositions changed. Indeed, prepositions are one of the most unstable parts of the lexicon in any language. ...more on Wikipedia about "List of English prepositions"
* Aggravate - some prescriptivists have argued that this word should not be used in the sense of "to annoy" or "to oppress", but only to mean "to make worse". However, this proscription against "to annoy" is not rooted in history: the "annoy" usage occurs in English as far back as the 17th century. Furthermore, in Latin, from which the word was borrowed, both meanings were used. ...more on Wikipedia about "List of English words with disputed usage"
Personal pronouns are pronouns that refer to objects of a sentence, usually (but not always), people or animals. They are often used as substitutes for proper or common nouns. ...more on Wikipedia about "Personal pronouns"
In the English language, a phrasal verb is a verb combined with a preposition, an adverb, or an adverbial particle, all three of which are uninflected. ...more on Wikipedia about "Phrasal verb"
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