Ending a sentence with “however” [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 & Usage Stack Exchange. Closed 4 years ago. Improve this question today I got into a discussion with a colleague of mine about if it’s correct to end a sentence … Read more

Subject/object in this sentence: “Against no one was feeling more bitter than against Rhett Butler”

From Gone with the Wind, Chapter 16, by Margaret Mitchell, 1936: Against no one was feeling more bitter than against Rhett Butler. I understand what it means, but I don’t understand how this sentence works grammatically. I am confused about what the subject and object of this sentence are. To me, it seems like either … Read more

“I enjoy frequently writing” or “I frequently enjoy writing” or “I enjoy writing frequently”?

I have a quick question about grammar within a sentence. I’d also like to know why it is like that if someone could provide an answer. Which of these are correct? Along with fishing, I enjoy frequently writing. Along with fishing, I frequently enjoy writing. Along with fishing, I enjoy writing frequently. Answer It’s not … Read more

How to phrase “my time and Bob’s time” more succinctly?

I can say “Bob and I are going” instead of “I’m going and Bob is going.” I want to say something like “This is a waste of my time and Bob’s time,” but only saying “time” once. I can’t say “our” because I’m introducing the other person’s name in this sentence. The best I can … Read more

Defining profit loss in laymans terms – without using loss in the explanation

I’m updating a training manual and need to define loss (in the context of a business) in a simple sentence. Currently it reads as (previous author): Loss: Loss is profit loss due to product theft, damage, or sold at the incorrect price I’m not sold on the overall wording, thinking along the lines of: Loss: … Read more

“To enable him to escape” vs. “to enable him escape”

I have been coming across this kind of sentence more and more: She gave him a key to enable him to escape capture. She gave him a key to enable him escape capture. Which sentence is correct? My understanding is that the preposition should be repeated as both enable and escape are verbs. Answer “To” … Read more

Difference between “can” and “may”

Which is correct if I want to request for a pen? Can I have your pen please? May I have your pen please? Answer Can primarily expresses possibility and ability and, secondarily, permission. May expresses primarily possibility and, secondarily, permision and volition. In seeking permission, as in your examples, the use of may is much … Read more

Which is correct: “another think coming” or “another thing coming”? [duplicate]

This question already has answers here: Closed 9 years ago. Possible Duplicate: What is the origin of the phrase “you’ve got another thing/think coming”? Which is correct: “another think coming” or “another thing coming”? I have seen/heard both. Is one correct or more common? Answer The full phrase is if you think x, you’ve got … Read more