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Aug
24
comment “Firstly” or “first”?
In fact this is a great question! I remember having wondered about this too.
Aug
24
comment “Firstly” or “first”?
This is not a duplicate of that; you can't really deduct from a discussion on "fast" as an adverb whether to prefer "first" or "firstly".
Aug
24
comment When is it OK to use OK?
There's a separate question here on the etymology of "OK": english.stackexchange.com/questions/17/…
Aug
23
revised Formal way to wish good morning
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Aug
22
comment Which is more correct: “Plug-in” or “plugin”?
Yes. I think it's a common phenomenon that hyphens eventually get dropped when a word becomes more commonplace. Compare with electronic mail -> e-mail -> email (nowadays perfectly acceptable form).
Aug
22
revised “To call” vs. “to ring”
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Aug
22
comment Are there any differences between “I believe” vs “I think” vs “I reckon”?
I reckon the phrase is quite common in Australian usage (at least my Australian gf used to use it commonly), whereas in America it may sound somewhat "hillbilly". :)
Aug
22
revised Is it correct to use “their” instead of “his or her”?
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Aug
20
comment “just because… doesn't mean…”
I tend to agree with Steve. Another nice way would be to replace "just because" with "the fact that": "The fact that I'm inexperienced doesn't mean that I lack perception"
Aug
20
revised How should one answer a business phone?
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Aug
19
comment Should “Project Manager” be capitalized?
Yes. And of course there are other contexts where a title like "Project Manager" would typically be capitalised, such as one's business card, CV, or LinkedIn profile.
Aug
19
revised 'to check' versus 'to verify'
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Aug
19
revised When is the present perfect tense used instead of the past tense?
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Aug
19
revised When should one use the comma versus the semicolon, and vice versa?
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Aug
19
revised How is the jussive mood rendered in English?
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Aug
19
revised “did shoot” vs “shot”
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Aug
19
revised “May” & “Might”: What's the right context?
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Aug
19
revised When is it appropriate to use “titled” vs. “entitled”?
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Aug
19
comment When should one use the comma versus the semicolon, and vice versa?
Similar yeah, in that semicolons are involved, but an exact duplicate (as someone has stated as his vote-to-close reason)? Hardly.
Aug
19
comment Proper usage of “since” and “from” with regard to duration of time
If OP's native language is Italian, I guess the misunderstanding might stem from there. (Spanish, relatively close to Italian, at least has a construct like "desde hace 10 minutos", literally "since 10 minutes ago"...)