“Location” vs. “locality” [closed]

This question is too basic; it can be definitively and permanently answered by a single link to a standard internet reference source designed specifically to find that type of information. Closed 10 years ago. I can’t seem to find a good explanation of what the differences are between the words location and locality. Are they … Read more

When and why can you omit “when” (or other conjunctions or prepositions) before a gerund clause that’s used adverbially?

I had a bad experience working there. Is that sentence correct, or must I write: I had a bad experience when working there. I had a bad experience while working there. or even: I had a bad experience while I was working there. I had a bad experience when I worked there. It seems like … Read more

Somewhere, somewhat, somehow, some…day?

While talking to myself the other day, I noticed something odd. We have the five W words and the H: What When Where Who Why How I’ve heard three of these words said with “some” at the start: Somewhat Somewhere Somehow But I’ve never heard “somewhen”, “somewho” or “somewhy”. If when, why, and who, are … Read more

Is this “When doing something” sentence correct?

I was wondering if this sentence is okay: The algorithm is inspired by the indirect local communication among the individuals of a population of ants when (they are) searching for food resources. If I omit ‘they are’, does it remains correct? Can I replace ‘when’ with ‘while’ or ‘whereas’? Answer Yes, it’s correct after you … Read more