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Dec
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comment When is it right to use 'to' and 'through'?
It's 'to', but I'm curous as to why you thought it might be 'through'?
Dec
1
comment What is the proper structure for the sentence “Whose dog does this ball belong to?”
@Hugh Is that relevant to the question?
Aug
7
comment How to interpret confusing statements involving either/or/not?
@JohnLawler Honestly, it seems to be the exact opposite answer because of the negation in the phrase. OR usually means XOR, but in this case it definitely means inclusive or.
Aug
7
comment How to interpret confusing statements involving either/or/not?
Both. Any of those phrases would imply both. If you wanted to say one of them, you'd have to say something like 'M (and N, who reads the newspaper) are not sitting together'. If you said it out loud, that answer may vary.
Aug
7
answered How to interpret confusing statements involving either/or/not?
Jul
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Jul
22
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Jul
19
accepted A word that means that a germ or disease can affect a species
Jul
19
asked A word that means that a germ or disease can affect a species
Jul
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Apr
14
comment “…as interesting as you think” vs “…as interesting as you'd think”?
Robusto is exactly right, but it also bears mentioning that the common phrase is definitely "as you'd think"
Apr
14
comment Better names for single component and composite component
Not a very helpful answer, but the composite design pattern uses the term "component" for what you are describing: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Composite_pattern#Structure When it's a component that has sub-components, it's called a "composite". That's definitely not intuitive, though.
Feb
26
comment Arguing the moral point with no evidence but ideas
Let's say you were to use the word evidence. What would the sentence you write look like? I'm not really getting what you want a word like this for.
Feb
26
answered “Nothing but” + adjective?
Feb
12
comment Meaning of “So yeah”
In my personal experience, it's more than "over". It's more like saying "QED" or "I've finished making my point". I've also used it as in "Everything is ready for tonight. So, yeah, I don't think we'll have a problem."
Feb
4
comment “I love it that”, or “I love that”
Good question. "I love it that X" is definitely something you can say in spoken AE, but I don't think I've seen a construct like that for any other verb.
Feb
3
asked Where did the idea of using X to mean 'Extra' first start?
Dec
2
comment What's a synonym for “ready to ship”
I'm an Amazon employee who works with packaging and think about these distinctions a lot. Is this product ready to ship in the sense that I could throw it into a UPS truck immediately, or is it simply available to be ordered?
Oct
29
comment Using article “the” when addressing a general category in an article
I definitely agree that your way sounds fine too for exactly that reason.
Oct
29
answered Using article “the” when addressing a general category in an article