Is it “query on ….” or “query about ….”

Which is grammatically correct? Query on Physics Final Query about Physics Final Say if this was a subject field in an email you’re about to send to a teacher. Which would be better English, or are they both acceptable? The meaning of the word “query” here is question or enquiry, not doubt. Answer Both prepositions … Read more

Why would you call “before” a preposition when it precedes a clause?

I’m new here & don’t know all the etiquette & ins & outs, but I have a question about something posted in another thread. Modern grammar, however, recognises that prepositions can take many different types of complement, or may take none at all. In the following examples we see prepositions which are taking different types … Read more

Are the phrases “both in water and land” and “for the loss and damage to” grammatical?

I have asked this question in a linguistics forum, but as I was not getting answers I decided to ask it here. A. Consider the phrase that is boldfaced in sentence (1): “It can live both in water and land.” Is the phrase grammatical as it is, with no preposition before “land”? Or should the … Read more

Similarities and differences: ‘in + VERBing’ vs ‘VERBing’ alone

Source: p 145, Frederick Schauer’s Thinking Like a Lawyer In being an empirical response to an empirical claim, this explanation engages Realism on its own terms, and so little can be said here other than that if Realism is empirically correct for much of law, then the fact that Realism may now be substantially disregarded … Read more

Is it recommended to include a preposition when listing several components of a sentence in parallel?

Consider the sample sentence below (quoted from a manual Here): When you evaluate a list, the Lisp interpreter looks at the first symbol in the list and then at the function definition bound to that symbol. Then the instructions in the function definition are carried out. My question is: is it recommended to keep the … Read more

“Attendant with” vs. “attendant to” vs. “attendant of”

Can the adjective attendant be used with the prepositions with, to, or of, and, if so, which is preferable? For example, I could say, “This manual describes the operation of the product and its attendant risks,” but could I also say, “This manual describes risks that are attendant with the operation of the product”? Answer … Read more

Difference between prep. at/by [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 6 years ago. Improve this question What’s the difference and what’s more appropriate in following cases: We had a romantic dinner at the lake yesterday. … Read more