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“I'd done…” vs “I had done…”

Is the former less common for native English speakers because it kinda sound like I done? I'm basing this assumption on Ngrams. But I may be wrong. Example sentences: Plus, I was ashamed to ...
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Do people in Colorado typically say “attorney” or “lawyer?”

I'm interested to know if people in the Colorado area say attorney or lawyer more frequently.
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Is knowledge of the meaning of the word “ubiquity” ubiquitously considered to be ubiquitous? [closed]

Please pardon the pun. I was in a conversation on a game’s online chat, talking about how common an item was, and used the word “ubiquitous” to describe it. But, much to my surprise, the point of ...
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Is there a more general word for velocitized?

Velocitized, meaning being accustomed to high driving speeds and feeling like normal speeds are slower than they actually are afterwards, seems like such a useful word to apply in different ...
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Is there a common word for floor and ceiling?

Walls divide rooms but what do you call what divides stories? Looking from below it would be the ceiling, looking from above it would be the floor. But when looking at it from the outside? Is there a ...
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Gill or Branchia

I am writing a dialog and I need to mention Gills (or Branchias), the respiratory organ of animals like fish. I was wondering which one would be more common or casual in English speech (say, in the ...
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Correct use of year/years old [closed]

On my profile I wrote: I'm 19 years old developer. my friend respectfully corrected me and said that this is correct form: I'm 19 year old developer. Why is that so?
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Synonym for the word “time card”

I'm looking for a synonym for the word "time card" or "clock card". I try to find a word for a card with which you can track your work times on a certain device your employe installs for its workers. ...
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Is there a word or an expression that describes the bad mood caused by bad weather?

"Gloomy" comes to my mind naturally for God knows what reason. I'm not sure it's appropriate or not. Maybe some even better words or expressions?
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Is the phrase “the subcontinent” well understood?

In the past, I have used the phrase "the subcontinent" in conversations but it has not always been clear if people know what I'm talking about. I find it a useful term as it covers (amongst others) ...
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Correct usage of FAQ

FAQ stands for 'Frequently asked questions', with the plural being implicit in the acronym FAQ. But it is common to see the word 'FAQs' being used, which treat the word FAQ as an object in itself, and ...
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How common is “fugly”?

"Fugly" is a vulgar slang adjective as far as I know, and I wonder how common it is, and how do people react when they hear that word. Native speakers are appreciated if they share their opinions.
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How well known is the word “butler”? [closed]

I'm about to launch a new web service, and currently we're still looking for a name. I thought it would be nice to call it a "digital butler" - my collaborator from Dubai, however, pointed out, that a ...