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Ask Me ANY English Grammar Related Question You May Have!

UPDATE! Here you can check out the article where I’ve answered all your questions below!!!

Hello my fellow foreign English speakers!

Are you having any English grammar related questions that have been bugging you for a long time but you just can’t figure out the right answers?

Now you can ask me ANY English grammar related question and I guarantee I’ll answer it in the most detailed and helpful way I can!

Here’s the plan (I just thought of it this morning and personally think it’s a brilliant plan!):

  • You post your question in the comments section below
  • I put ALL of your questions in an article
  • I respond to each and every single one of your questions
  • As a result we’re going to have a massive article on this blog where I’ve answered all your questions!

UPDATE! Here you can check out the article where I’ve answered all your questions below!!!

Just think about it – not only you’ll get your own question answered, but you’ll also bound to come across some other question that’s also going to be really helpful in your particular situation 😉

So please my friend, if you have a couple of minutes to spare – just head over to the comments section below and ask your grammar related question – and remember, no question is too simple!

I’m going to answer them all ❗

Chat soon,

Robby

Comments on this entry are closed.

  • Beth Cornell

    product is singular so the verb (end) gets an s. You could always write: Savings on xyz product will end on Sunday.

  • B Blouch

    Can you help settle a debate in the office: “Savings on xyz product end on Sunday” or “Savings on xyz product ends on Sunday”

  • Beth Cornell

    I am writing a cart for my students’ families. I want to quote the students. Do I use a period inside the quote?
    “I was late.” said Karen OR: “I was late,” said Karen.
    I’m not sure that the period is necessary after Karen because it is not a story. It will be a poster of children’s responses.

  • Krevie

    Hello, I’m writing a thing for school, but I recently I found myself at loss when it came to this question.
    On one page, I have this thought – basically, “if something unfair/bad happens to you, take it”, but the language in this part has to be quite advanced, so I came with “Withstand iniquity bestowed upon you”. Is that the right formulation, though?
    Thanks for any answer

  • Dhritishankar Sen

    If you will not buy me an ice cream I will not go to school.

    If you do not buy me an ice cream I will not go to school.
    which sentence is correct and why? please help

  • English Harmony

    She needs

  • Vishant Kumar

    Change the voice ?
    Whom do you teach English?

  • Patty

    Please help me with the following grammer.

    She need some cardboard boxes for her Visual Arts projects.

    OR

    She needs some cardboard boxes for her Visual Arts projects.

    Do we use ‘need’ or ‘needs’?

    thanks

  • Nitin sharma

    Looking _____ I never regretted becoming a laywer.

  • Nitin sharma

    i am so thrilled I _____ speak spanish at the end of this course.
    a) Can
    b) will be able to
    c) can’t
    d) will can

  • Zoya

    Hi, I’d be grateful if you could help me with the following:

    1. An approach Europe (noun+noun – why can we use two nouns together, without the first one modifying the second one. Is it because one is a proper noun?

    2. “Far from gouging consumers, many of their services are free.” In this sentence does gouge mean that they dont want to ‘cut out’ consumers even though their services are free?

    3. “It looked outdated in what has come to be called the data economy.” Why is there a ‘in’ between outdated and what? Why does one use this sentence in this way?

    Thanks so much!

  • Ravi Kumar

    We should not find fault with our children (correct usage is faults) Why?

  • Joseph

    Hello, why is “Did you already don’t teach English in Beijing?” wrong?

  • That’s right! 😉

  • Directly is an adverb and basically answers the question HOW you gonna get there whereas direct is an adjective and describes a person, for example, or a concept – your response can be direct, or you can be a direct person when answering questions, for that matter.

  • Starc

    Of

  • Tanisha

    Reading a novel or short story (a) _________ second language could dramatically.
    Options are as follows:
    (a) (i) of (ii) in (iii) from (iv) at
    Plz answer this question.

  • Starc

    Hello Robby Plz tell me difference between direct And directly.
    Question). From bangalore railway station a) i went directly b) to mr bhan at jayanagar.c).

  • To be honest with you, I would simply use a comma whenever I would pause when speaking the sentence out loud. I don’t really go by any other complex rules or anything like that! 😉

  • “Puzzled” in this case is an adjective; a while ago I would also always get confused by similar grammar constructs as I thought they incorporate a conjugated verb while in reality it’s an adjective. More about it here: http://englishharmony.com/past-participle-as-adjective/

  • vaibhav bahuguna

    Hello Robby, I am keen to learn professional way of speaking as well as writing in English but I need your help as i do not understand anything about punctuation, specially when their are more small sentence in a line separated by comma.

  • T

    The sentence “Tony was puzzled by the scene” — is this active or passive voice? A bit of both depending how you’re interpreting it? I know helping verbs don’t technically have a tense…

  • Hi Mei Ling Cheung, so you’re saying shouldn’t we word the sentence this way “Let me know if you need any help to use the computer.”

    Well, it doesn’t sound well, it sounds wrong; and the reason being – there’s a bunch of words the DEMAND that the verb after them adopts the -ing form or the so-called gerund instead of staying in the infinitive form with “to” in front. “To help” is one such word, and you can easily find the word list by googling it, here I did it for you: http://www.englishpage.com/gerunds/gerund_list.htm

    The way I personally go about it is – and I warmly suggest you do the same – I don’t analyze when speaking, I don’t think – OK, let’s see, does this verb demand gerund after it? If you do that, your fluency goes out the window. What you should do is – you should simply learn phrases containing the word “help” and then you’ll quite naturally develop the instinctive feel in terms of how other verbs behave after “help”.

    So instead of questioning WHY? http://englishharmony.com/dont-ask-why-questions/ just accept it – and it’s gonna make an awful lot of difference, believe me!!!

  • Mei Ling Cheung

    Let me know if you need any help using the computer.”

    I don’t understand why ‘use’ ends with -ing. Shouldn’t we use ‘to’ after the verb-‘need’? Thank you^^

  • Sure Chingakham, you’re free to ask me any grammar and fluency related questions here! 😉

  • Chingakham Lip

    Hey Thanks ! I am very much cleared on the usage of these words now. I wanted to know if there are further questions in grammar , should i ask you here ?

  • The proper phrasal verb seems to be “take over” because it’s the only one that makes sense – when a company is taken over by some other company, basically when it’s acquired by some other larger company, employees are typically afraid of redundancies. So the proper sentence would be “Their company is going to be taken over next month”.

  • It depends on the context; in a sentence like “You just need a little bit of sugar” you have to say “a little” because it’s part of a bigger phrase “a little bit of” which has to be learned and memorized as is. In a sentence like “I have little understanding in these matters” you don’t use the indefinite article “a” because you’re discussing an abstract, intangible concept here (understanding) so you can’t possibly talk about a “unit” of understanding so there’s no need for the article. In the first example we use “a” because it goes with the word “bit”; so basically I guess a good way of remembering when to use “a” with the word “little” is – remove the word “little” from the sentence and then see if the article “a” is required.

  • Chingakham Lip

    Should i use ” little” or ” a little” in a sentence ?

  • Nigyara

    I ve got a test. There is a gap Fill sentence – “They are worried about their job. Their company …..next month”. And there are phrasal verbs from the box ” take over, put away, take out, putt off” .
    Which one is more suitable ?
    Thank you in advance!

  • “Belgian” is the proper way of saying it – “Belgian” is the adjective.

  • Danielle Tassius

    What is the correct sentence:
    The first two Australian soldiers who fell on Belgium soil
    or
    The first two Australian soldiers who fell on Belgian soil

  • Prasanna Pandey

    But some say that for the second object passive, it would be: Her mother had the problem explained to her by Neha. So, is: Her mother was explained the problem by Neha also acceptable? Could you please add more information?

  • Hi Prasanna, and yes, both of these passive grammar constructs are correct!

  • Prasanna Pandey

    Could you please tell me whether these passive are correct or not?

  • Prasanna Pandey

    “Neha explained the problem to her mother.”
    -There are two ways of making this sentence into passive:
    1st object: The problem was explained to her mother by Neha.
    2nd object: Her mother was explained the problem by Neha.
    – Are these both passives correct?

  • Honestly – it’s too much of analysis! 🙂 If you start going into it that deep, you definitely risk developing some fluency issues: http://englishharmony.com/analysis/

  • Anupam Rai

    “Her aunt is expected to retire soon.”
    Is this sentence active or passive? What would be the alternate version?

  • No Adrian, there’s nothing ambiguous about it! You don’t need to analyze too deep, what happens is – you overthink as a result. “A horse weighing 200 kilograms” is a very straightforward sentence!

  • Adrian

    But isn’t it inherently ambiguous? It could mean a 200kg horse, or a horse that is weighing 200 kilograms(of something).
    Wouldn’t “a horse with a weight of 200 kilograms” be more straightforward?
    Thank you for the reply btw! Cheers!

  • Yes, this sentence is grammatically correct and there’s nothing wrong with it!

  • Adrian

    Scenario: A user is googling for a particular product (horse) with a weight of 200 kilograms.
    “horse weighing 200 kilograms”
    Is this a grammatically correct sentence? If not, what would be the alternatives?

  • It’s very subtle. Infant mortality rate is an abstract concept so there’s no need for the definite article “the”. If, however, you’ve been talking about before and then you want to specifically refer to it, then yes, I guess you can use it.

  • Starc

    Sorry I dont know exact answer but one of the books mentioned b answer
    —>Regarding the infant mortality rate
    Plz explain if this is correct when we use regarding the something

  • No error!