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revised What do you call a person who does not take risks (or who does not like taking risks)?
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Feb
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comment What do you call a person who does not take risks (or who does not like taking risks)?
Changed "adverse" to "averse".
Jan
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comment 'Sort out' or 'sought out', which one is correct?
In this case the multi-hyphenated strings are purposefully "OTT" and are intended to create a desired effect. I think they do a good job of doing so in this sort of context. It's not so much as case of the writer belonging to the "hyphens-are-good-so-I'll-use-more" school as aiming at setting up encapsulated scenarios that are each visually and mentally identifiable as such by dint of the hyphens. Perhaps :-).
Jan
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answered Is it appropriate to state a mathematical fact with the word “whenever”?
Jan
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revised Do these adjectives refer to ice?
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Jan
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comment Do these adjectives refer to ice?
@user36521 - I had no problem philosophically with the original quote not being attributed. The question being asked made it obvious that it was not his material There was no plagiarism. However, attribution would have been useful, along with a link tp the specific passage, so that it could be read in context more easily.
Jan
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answered Do these adjectives refer to ice?
Jan
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comment What term describes “a loss of immersion” while reading?
Distracted, Brought back to reality,
Jan
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comment Using an adjective to describe something that is already intended
Similar to "eponymous".
Jan
27
comment Does a pedestrian walk 'in' the road, or 'on' the road (both are correct, but which is right?)
@JonHanna - we don't have any worth mentioning. We have two main political parties National & Labour, which very very roughly align with Republican and Democrat. And we have a number of smaller parties who are represented in parliament under our proportional voting system. All our politicians speak New-Zealand-speak BUT the general public perception is that they tend to talk it out of the side of their mouths. That may or may not be unfair, but it's how it is seen to be.
Jan
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comment “Scheduled to” vs. “scheduled for”
@BarrieEngland - Your concern understood. I'm all too aware of the depravity of these sumbags than most (as part of a much greater subject area). I'd not wish to give them any sort of traction in people's minds. But the term is so common in the sort of context that I used it, that to consciously not use it may give the scum more power just ignoring them. You'd have a vast task ahead of you if you sought to eliminate the term from the language. eg "Grammar N'" manages 3.2M Google hits and 20+ pages on every single hit is still relevant.ie it is absolutely embedded as part of common language.
Jan
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comment What do you call people who are constantly moving [i.e., “in motion”]?
+1 FOR THE -1. ______________
Jan
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answered Is there a word for numbers between 10 and 99?
Jan
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comment How to properly say that a given day/date does not exist?
Accepting an answer about 20 minutes after you have asked a question may decrease the chance of you getting the best possible answer or of getting a wide range of useful information. I care not personally, but some people are influenced by an answer having been accepted.
Jan
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answered How to properly say that a given day/date does not exist?
Jan
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comment “Scheduled to” vs. “scheduled for”
@BarrieEngland - The following is put poorly with bad terminology - some linguistic Nazi (they have their place :-) ) may wish to suggest a properly worded version. | Even "Scheduled to" in the example you give seems to obey the "rule" that I suggest in my answer. In your example "scheduled" is, very unusually, a verb in isolation its own right, so the "to" form applies. Usually you get "scheduled to 'verb' ". Here the scheduling is its own subject. The scheduling is what its about.
Jan
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revised One word for “any way around it”
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Jan
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answered “Scheduled to” vs. “scheduled for”
Jan
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comment Does a pedestrian walk 'in' the road, or 'on' the road (both are correct, but which is right?)
@BarrieEngland - QE is a good enough term for we non-serious linguists. Few would not know what it meant with some precision in this context. We know what we speak and what those US fellows speak, and it's not the same (in part), whereas NZ English is very very largely indistinguishable from English English. We have some additional words due to different culturual inputs but no spellings are NZ specific or other than you'd find in England AFAIK. (I say England to be safe - I'll not guarantee our conformance with Welsh or scottish or Irish (either part) local practice).
Jan
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answered One word for “any way around it”