Could you share please your steps in finding a certain (grammar) information online
Sorry for a bit strange question
I've been asking a lot of grammatical questions recently that even feel shame.
So this is my chance for further rehabilitation:)
How do you find out what a part of speech can be used in a pattern or after some words? ( in case you have nobody to ask).
For example, despite/despite the fact: We can use nouns or gerund and not a verb.
My steps are:
1. Look up at Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.
2. Googling ( despite grammar/ rules, etc)
3. Making a kind of analysis using http://context.reverso.net https://fraze.it
The last strategy often doesn’t work while the second is time-consuming.
Could you please share your strategy.
Maybe you can recommend really reliable web sources ( for example, some teachers wrote that bbc is doubtable).
Or how do you form your seach requests?
I remember when I asked for help in PTE exam, one of my friend said simply but geniusly that I would need to look for time management. So can you give an example for searching "despite grammar"