they mean the same or not?

I neither meant to hurt Mary nor John. I neither meant to hurt Mary nor meant to hurt John. I meant to hurt neither Mary nor John. I’m confused with these sentences. I’d like to know they mean the same or not. Answer When we use neither and nor we need to place those words … Read more

Is ‘and’ ever not a conjunction? [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for English Language Learners Stack Exchange. Closed 3 months ago. Improve this question Certain dictionary definitions of ‘and’ in lower-case letters are as a conjunction. In capital letters ‘AND’ is a noun as … Read more

I/some people/people have experienced symptoms when I/they had pneumonia

I have experienced these three symptoms when I had pneumonia. I experienced these three symptoms when I had pneumonia. What is the difference between (1) and (2)? Answer I would say there there is no significant difference in meaning between examples 1 and 2, and that both might be naturally used by fluent speakers. I … Read more

“that” is an conjunction but in this sentence what “that” connects with? [duplicate]

This question already exists: “A noun clause” after em dash? Closed 10 months ago. Our irresistible tendency to see things in human terms ― that we are often mistaken in attributing complex human motives and processing abilities to other species ― does not mean that an animal’s behavior is not, in fact, complex. Answer Here, … Read more

in case vs. lest

I know there are quite a few threads about in case vs. lest, but I think none has seriously questioned the presumed interchangeability of the following: Take an umbrella with you in case it rains. Take an umbrella with you lest it (should) rain. 1 is definitely idiomatic, but 2, according to the dictionary definition … Read more

Why is it an adverbial clause?

“We did not make reservations on time, so we will not go to the representation.” I think this is a compound sentence consisting of two co-ordinate independent clauses, joined by the co-ordinating conjunction “so”. But I found on the internet that “so we will not go to the representation” is an adverbial clause. How is it … Read more

Difference between Coordinating conjunction and correlative conjunction

What is the difference between coordinating conjunction and correlative conjunction? Because they both used to connect two parts of a sentence with equal value Answer Correlative conjunctions occur in pairs, for example, either/or, both/and. Coordinating conjunctions appear singly, for example, and, or, but. Here is a short article about the differences: coordinating and correlative … Read more

using whenever for a routine

A. Whenever you become angry, make a habit to drink water. By this your anger will be removed. There seem to be 2 problems in this sentence: i. ‘make a habit’ should be followed by ‘of+ing’ ii. It sounds as if you will try to make a habit at the time you are angry. i.e. … Read more