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I don't think there's a set answer to this question, partly because the usages tend to evolve over time. For example, you can look up "he was over-dressed" on Google books. You'll find several hits, although many (yet not all) of them are from works written in the 19th century. Perhaps unsurprisingly, changing the search to "he was overdressed" returns ...


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There is nothing grammatically wrong with your sentence, except a bit of possible ambiguity: it's not completely clear whether you mean My pet dog died last summer; she was the only one I had, but I was sure that after a year I would get over it. or My pet dog died last summer; she was the only one I had, but after a year, I was sure that [at some ...


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The examples you give have the answer. Where it is a matter of a name (e.g. of a species or product) use the noun construction: bottle-nose dolphin. When it is not, use the verb construction: red-haired girl.


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I have often used the phrase 'Some people think, and some people thunk.' where thunk is a verb with synonyms such as flunk (which, co-incidentally, rhymes with thunk), fail etc. This usage also makes a witty double pun with thunk ( flunk,fail ) in reference to thunk ( a flat hollow sound ). Thunking could therefore be defined as not thinking. Language is ...


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There really is a significant difference, and I have had to learn this in order to do my job marking metal tools. Read how they describe these differences at the following site - there are no "opinions", just technical explanations: http://www.pannier.com/learning/about-laser-marking/laser-marking-methods.html [BTW: this is not my brand of laser equipment, ...


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Having grown up in the UK, but now live in Canada, I have to say that I have never used the word "gotten" other than in words such as forgotten or ill-gotten. I used to find it hard to listen to but it no longer bothers me and seems to make sense when I hear others use it. Languages evolve and this is one of those words which has evolved differently on ...



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