I cannot find anywhere how to describe this use of "would + have + past participle."
i don't want the grammatical name but how it is functioning.
I think it is certainty in the past, but my grammar book leaves blank the use of will as 100% certainty in the column it has for "the past."
Here is a sample sentence with the clause arrangment in question:
She is certain about it, and if she has a backache, she will take medication.
I believe this sentence to be punctuated correctly.
I need the brilliant and helpful people here to tell me how to explain to someone why a "comma...
Insights into the brains of paralyzed patients are helping to drive the technology as well as leading to new discoveries.
I think "to drive the technology" is an infinitive + object functioning as an adverb.
I think this is so because the infinitive phrase answers the question, "In what way...
How do U.S. writing teachers feel about it?
I don't think they like it.
Meanwhile, there are handouts all over the Internet from U.K. universities exhorting writing students to signpost.
Having examined the role of the liver in breaking down alcohol within the body it...
This place is great. Have to say that right off the bat.
Okay, here's the deal. Sometimes I feel like the "even if" subordinate clause fits less under the category of subordinate clause and more under the category of non-essential element, which we can put a comma in front of.
What say the...
This is confusing:
I have lived in NYC since 2001.
This could mean that since 2001, I moved to NYC and then out of NYC. But it could also mean that I began living in NYC in 2001 and continue to live there.
According to my grammar book, there are certain continuous verbs that can be used in...
I don't understand if the Simple Aspect describes events which are seen to be completed or if it describes events that do not state whether the action is completed or on-going.
I think these two websites are saying conflicting things? Are they?
The Simple Aspect is used to...
Is this correct in American English? (It's an example I made-up in order to understand the rules of quotation marks and commas in this type of situation.)
The "Apple" row intersects with the columns labeled "Orange", "Grape", and "Strawberry".
Or should it be written this way:
The "Apple" row...
Once you have entered the library by walking through what look like metal detectors, follow the wall on your left.
(There are two metal detectors; you can walk through either one.)
This comes up for me a lot, but I've never asked about it. I always want to use a singular verb with what...