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I would write lookup table, since lookup is a term accepted by computer people. For example: ... the lookup table creation. ... building the lookup table. ... create the lookup table. depending on context.


As words or phrases enter the language, they tend to steadily migrate from separate (look up), to hyphenated (look-up), to one word (lookup). I would be of the view that lookup has been around long enough to be one word (as "instore" now seems to be). However I don't think followup is one word - it looks odd, so follow-up would be my preference. And "the ...


The word programming is a Greek word. In Greek the word is "προγραμματισμός" (programmatismos). It refers basically to words united together. The first word is the pro or in Greek "προ" and it means first or front or before. The second word is the gramming or in Greek "γραμματισμος" (grammatismos). "γραμμα" (gramma) means letter. So if in Greek the word ...


"Stronger" results from a morphological process which adds an ending to the stem "strong". "Singer results from a syntactic process which adds an ending to the word "sing". "G" is lost at the end of a word after velar nasal, but this does not happen at the end of a stem which is not also the end of a word. In standard generative phonology (e.g., SPE), the ...


In both Southern Standard British English and General American, there is indeed a phonological generalisation that can be made such that adjectives ending in /ŋ/ have comparative forms ending in /gə/ (or /gər/ in Gen Am). The phoneme /ŋ/ in English is phonologically interesting in its own right. For a start in English there are no words that begin with ...


While many on both sides of the Atlantic don't make a distinction for the context, you're certainly not alone in making that distinction. For example, see http://grammarist.com/spelling/analog-analogue/ As a fellow Canadian, I have to make decisions about when to use British and when to use US spellings, due to the fact that we're relatively free to ...


Maybe the software was written by a Dutch person. You'll sometimes see Dutch native speakers making this mistake in English because an apostrophe is how you add the plural 's' in Dutch. So URL's would be the correct form in a Dutch text documentation.


If you wanted to coin a new word, I would be okay with heterographs.


The Writer's Almanac is a daily radio segment/podcast which features Garrison Keillor in 5 minutes of talk and poetry. There is not a literal transcript for the entire program, but there is a "set of notes", so to speak, which can used to help interpret what is said, and there is an exact copy of the poem featured in each segment. Keillor is a good source ...


Check this link on meta ELL. This meta post on ELL lists many resources, one of which relates to pronunciations. The other resources are quite useful as well.


The letters we think of as vowels 'a, e, i, o, u' are commonly associated with (at least) two different actual vowel sounds. These are so deeply embedded into the minds of English speakers that most speakers won't stop to think that in contemporary English there is no phonetic relationship between these vowels at all. In British English RP we can observe ...


Use lower case with a few exceptions: At the beginning of a sentence or quotation or as part of a title "I titled my paper 'Crime Science' because ..." As the name of a specific course: Crime Science 101 (but "I took a course on crime science.") As part of an industry-wide standard: Boston Crime Science is unique because ... Or, as part of an ...

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