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How should terminal punctuation work when quoting a Hebrew snippet in English text?

In American English, full stops (periods) and commas are always typeset within quotation marks (that is, before the closing quotation mark). Does this rule still apply when the quoted matter is in a ...
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How can word “and” be deleted in this sentence?

This food looked horrible, (and) even grotesque. In this sentence, do I have to put the word and before phrase even grotesque? And if I don't have to put the word and, what is the rule that allows ...
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Questions about meanings and usage of “deez nuts”

Please note, I did check the Urban Dictionary, and also Stack Exchange. What was meant by the OP in What is the origin of “Best.Boyfriend.Ever”? “What can I say but :/ omg deez nuts.” What ...
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Difference between it's been 2 weeks since I spoke vs since I was speaking

I usually say "It's been two weeks since i spoke with him" to mean that i spoke with him 2 weeks ago. Is it grammatically correct to use the past progressive (I was speaking with him) instead?
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When did initial-origin words (PRONOUNCED AS WORDS) start happening?

Someone was just asking if there were words like lol formed, before, the txtmsg era. Of course there were - for example "laser". However .. in fact what was the earliest example of this in English? ...
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Is this correct to say “a large group of crowd(s)”

Crowd means a large number of persons gathered together, however I've found some examples in which this expression is used "a large group of crowd". In the future, these flying drones may be seen ...