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awarded  Popular Question
Apr
15
comment Would VS Would Have PP
@ZhanlongZheng - Those are equivalent IMHO, and both describe expectations in the past. The 'had' is redundant.
Apr
15
comment Is the “to” required in “the person (to) whom I granted freedom”?
@FumbleFingers - I don't think he's asking about who/whom but about whether it's OK to omit the "to". I agree that one would normally expect "to" to be present.
Apr
15
answered A word similar to pride (without it's troublesome patronizing connotations)
Apr
1
answered Using “them” instead of “those”
Mar
20
comment 'How dared you?' versus 'How dare you?'
@MatthewH - I was viewing it as an ellipsis of 'How did you dare'. But I would be happy to see a more authoritative grammatical reason as an answer.
Mar
20
comment 'How dared you?' versus 'How dare you?'
I appreciate the link but I stand by my comment. Compare the usage to "How dare" and it seems like a comparatively tiny amount of uses. I liken it to comparing: "You climbed the mountain!" and "How climbed you the mountain?" Grammatically it "should" be: "How did you climb the mountain?"
Mar
20
comment 'How dared you?' versus 'How dare you?'
If you wrote it as a statement you would be correct, but flipping it around as a question I believe invalidates that usage.
Feb
23
answered “on” that isn't “on top of”
Feb
17
answered “Much obliged” — old-fashioned? Polite? Pedantic?
Jan
4
comment Pretentious Language Part 2
I would expand #2 to apply to corporations as well. "The Google" sounds just as goofy as "The Tom Riddle", though both could be used for various ironic/humorous/pretentions reasons in certain situations.
Nov
8
awarded  Electorate
Nov
6
answered What does Tutankhamen “died on his knees” mean?
Nov
2
revised Meaning of “You might want to sit down for this”
used quote tag for the quote
Nov
2
answered Meaning of “You might want to sit down for this”
Nov
2
reviewed Approve suggested edit on I don't understand the connection in the following sentence
Nov
2
answered Why is “thought” (verb III) a noun in “Nice thought”?
Oct
28
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
20
answered How to punctuate math fractions?
Oct
7
comment Exclusive “from” or “to”
This question appears to be off-topic because it is asking for contract legalese wording, which is beyond the scope of this site.