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awarded  Good Answer
Apr
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revised What did 'make love' mean in the '60s?
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revised What did 'make love' mean in the '60s?
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Apr
15
answered What did 'make love' mean in the '60s?
Apr
15
comment How long has the f-word been in use as an abusive term?
Could this word be in any way related to "pluck"?
Apr
14
accepted What is the difference between “compound” and “complex” sentences?
Apr
12
revised What is the difference between “compound” and “complex” sentences?
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revised What is the difference between “compound” and “complex” sentences?
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Apr
12
comment What is the difference between “compound” and “complex” sentences?
OK, it seems like my basic idea was right. "Coordinate" =compound, "subordinate = complex, and those are the ways you make sentences out of clauses. The examples were helpful. +1 possibly an acceptance, but I like to wait a day or two for the latter.
Apr
12
comment What is the difference between “compound” and “complex” sentences?
@KitFox: Are coordinating/subordinating conjunctions used in compound/complex sentences or clauses? Do I have my terms "backward?" Examples? Sorry for the "matrix" format of this question but I think in those terms.
Apr
12
asked What is the difference between “compound” and “complex” sentences?
Apr
11
revised Is describing someone as “higher-educated” awkward?
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Apr
11
comment Is describing someone as “higher-educated” awkward?
I said that "highLY educated" was "smoother" than the other term. I did NOT say that it was a "good" term. It's not great, but apparently it was "good enough" for the OP (as of his first comment).
Apr
9
comment Are alpha and omega common abbreviations for birth and death?
If you spelled out the symbols using an "English" alphabet, "alpha" and "omega," instead of Greek letters, this question would be on topic IMHO. I have made this change, and nominat the question for reopeoning in its current form
Apr
9
revised Are alpha and omega common abbreviations for birth and death?
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Jan
19
answered Word/phrase for something that succeeds in first attempt
Jan
19
answered Why is the feminine equivalent of an earl a countess rather than an earless?
Nov
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answered What's the inverse of “scalable” — capable to be broken down further and further?