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Feb
20
comment A word for a book or list of people that you need to contact
Woops! So I should. Short explanation and link added.
Feb
20
revised A word for a book or list of people that you need to contact
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Feb
18
awarded  Critic
Feb
18
answered A word for a book or list of people that you need to contact
Feb
18
answered “In case” or “in cases”?
Feb
13
comment Use of plural pronoun to avoid mentioning of gender
And despite the "meaning" of the word "they" being singular, it is a plural syntactically, so it requires a matching plural verb - "they get", not "they gets".
Feb
13
comment Use of plural pronoun to avoid mentioning of gender
It's amazing how complex the concepts these words actually hide! The ambiguity comes from misinterpreting the "they" of the "what they get" as referring to "everybody" as a whole; this is a singular "they", meaning it applies to a single person - one member of the set "everybody". "Pays" is plural, because the number of members of the set named "everybody" is assumed to be at least two. So the final meaning is "each member of the set "everybody" pays (note the plural, we assume more than one element in this set by definition) the appropriate amount for whatever that person (singular) gets".
Feb
8
awarded  Commentator
Feb
8
comment Use of plural pronoun to avoid mentioning of gender
They are not the same actor. "Everybody" is "each individual member of the set of all people" and "they" is "every member of the set of persons who get something".
Feb
4
answered Use of plural pronoun to avoid mentioning of gender
Aug
5
comment Usage of verb “sounds” in written text, when not referring to an actual sound or sounds
I agree with FumbleFingers - with the one note that if you're writing to someone who knows you well, and you tend to prefer a particular sensorial mode, use that one, as it will read more like you writing = so I very often will say something like "Sounds great - see you at 7."
Jul
31
answered Usage of verb “sounds” in written text, when not referring to an actual sound or sounds
Jun
17
awarded  Yearling
May
1
answered Where does the “I brake for” idiom come from?
Oct
16
answered Word or expression for comments that are technically correct but unhelpful
Oct
16
comment Word or expression for comments that are technically correct but unhelpful
From "periphery", the outer part or edge - essentially, "out on the edge", so a very good choice here.
Jun
29
comment Give Signs Of Uncertainty
Or "There are too many uncertainties in this project."
Jun
29
answered “Style Cream”: what is it?
Jun
17
awarded  Yearling
Apr
14
answered Difference between “purpose” and “goal”