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answered “Football” and “Soccer”
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comment Is there any difference between “color” and “colour”?
@Edward. I think American English is so clearly the native language & lingua franca of computer programming that I don't find it particularly surprising that he chose to use "color". It only makes sense.
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comment Is there any difference between “color” and “colour”?
@Vaibhav, favor/favour is exactly analogous to color/colour. Being American, mac9416 quite naturally favoured "favor". :-)
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comment “did shoot” vs “shot”
+1, good explanation. In the case of this article, the previous paragraph talks about the seeming inability of Egypt’s security forces to control the border zone; "did shoot" draws contrast with that.
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revised Which expressions can be used to close an email?
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revised “Certainly” and “Of course”: what is the difference?
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revised When is “L” doubled?
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revised When is “L” doubled?
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answered When is “L” doubled?
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answered “Certainly” and “Of course”: what is the difference?
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comment What’s the rule for using “who” and “whom” correctly?
+1. Great answer, and much more useful than the currently top-voted, accepted one. Just stating the traditional grammar rule is far less interesting than explaining how the language is nowadays used and what is considered correct and "natural".
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comment Contemporary written usage of “whom” in objective case
Ah, it seems that english.stackexchange.com/questions/56/using-who-and-whom contains some good answers (by nohat and ShreevatsaR) which address my question to some extent
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answered Which expressions can be used to close an email?
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asked Contemporary written usage of “whom” in objective case
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