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Apr
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comment What is the word for “other people's thinking”?
I made up a word for exactly this during a magic mushroom trip :D
Apr
25
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
25
revised Is it all right to end this sentence with a question mark?
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Apr
20
asked Do neither and nor ever switch places for literary effect?
Apr
2
comment What. or What? is the question
You should put an exclamation mark (!), since it's not a question, but an exclamation. What a wonderful world!
Mar
30
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Mar
23
comment Though we use adjectives before nouns normally, why are some words exceptions like 'something'? Why do we use the adjectives after them?
I believe it is an ellipsis of something/someone/etc (that/which is) special/etc
Mar
18
comment Is there an online dictionary listing words spelled in reverse?
"A final "s" in a word is usually pronounced /z/". Not really, though...
Mar
7
comment Are bilingual and fluent synonymous?
@Rathony: I don't really believe you can become indistinguishable from a native speaker unless you learn the language from childhood. But if I am wrong and that is indeed possible, then I can agree with you.
Mar
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revised Are bilingual and fluent synonymous?
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revised Are bilingual and fluent synonymous?
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Mar
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comment Are bilingual and fluent synonymous?
@HotLicks: The US department of state disagrees with you and agrees with me: careers.state.gov/gateway/lang_prof_def.html
Mar
7
comment Are bilingual and fluent synonymous?
@Josh61: "Bilingual proficiency in a language" is a legitimate term used in many application forms. Google it. And I suspect the original question is asked with exactly that context in mind.
Mar
7
comment Are bilingual and fluent synonymous?
@Josh61: My native language is Armenian, but I consider myself bilingual because Russian was also spoken in the family when I was growing up. Russian is not my first language, but it's not a "foreign" language I've had to consciously learn. So I have bilingual proficiency in Russian. And I am fluent in English. So, would you consider me monolingual, bilingual, or trilingual? If bilingual, then my answer has a point.
Mar
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answered Are bilingual and fluent synonymous?
Mar
5
revised What do you call two consecutive months; a sixth of a year?
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Mar
1
comment Is there any word in English where “th” sounds like “t+h”?
There's also the name Thomas... :)
Mar
1
answered “If, however in advance one has knowledge…” vs “However, if in advance one has knowledge…”
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