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Sep
14
comment Is there such thing as an online preposition dictionary?
Interesting dictionary, but it appears that I could only search for prepositions. Most of the time, I think we are looking for the preposition that fits to another word. It would be great if that dictionary could allow users to search from a word and fit the possible prepositions for that searched word.
Mar
3
comment Using the adjective “expressive” to mean an object allows for expression?
@JohnM.Landsberg Thanks for bringing this up. Yes, the system I'm referring to is a method of expression. Perhaps like writing, films, etc. I'm trying to convey the idea that these are "systems" that allows for expressions. But again, calling them expressive systems would seem to change the actual meanings.
Mar
2
comment Using the adjective “expressive” to mean an object allows for expression?
hmm... You just brought me to one more question: Does Expressive-System mean the same as Expressive System?
Jun
21
comment Referencing problem with the word “which”
Is it right to say that if I have it as "I had taken Course A at School A, which.....", the word "which" in this case refers to School A? And if I have it as what you suggested, "I had taken at School A Course A, which is....", then the word "which" in this case refers to Course A?
Jun
21
comment Referencing problem with the word “which”
So does it mean: when a sentence has two subjects, I cannot assume that the word "which" refers to its nearest subject?
Jun
21
comment Referencing problem with the word “which”
Thanks! I actually created this sentence as an example to demonstrate how confusing I find the word "which" sometimes is when referring to subjects.
May
24
comment An adjective for the word “reference”?
Thanks for the suggestions, Barrie and JR! Really helpful. :)
May
22
comment Emphasising that a date is near
Thanks! I really like the way you put it as looming. Thank you so much! +1!!
May
22
comment Emphasising that a date is near
Yes, this is an example. Perhaps trying an alternative method would be a better way to reach a deadline.
Mar
28
comment Is there such thing as an online preposition dictionary?
It would have been great if the website has a search function. Nevertheless, a very useful list of verbs and prepositions. Thanks!
Mar
28
comment Is there such thing as an online preposition dictionary?
That is a really useful dictionary! Sadly, the system appears to be buggy and unstable. I tried a few searches on the site and the results page doesn't load correctly for certain words. The result page may take a long time to load and then display the page with only the search box.
Mar
26
comment Article word referencing problem
Thanks! It seems to be a very difficult thing to identify the correct reference; just a apostrophe alone is enough to change the reference. The rewrite you suggested really makes the whole thing reads clearer. The only thing though is I wouldn't have thought of phrasing it in this way, with an additional "from that of". The most I may add is simply "from its predecessor", which still doesn't sound as good as your suggestion. What additional meaning does it give to the sentence by adding "from that of"?
Mar
26
comment Is there such thing as an online preposition dictionary?
@Em1 Thanks, I didn't know I could search this way. "interpretation with" returns with no examples. "interpretation on" has only one example but I still don't see the difference in meanings with the different prepositions.
Mar
13
comment What are the references of the words in the paragraph?
I think what you said coheres well with the rest of the meanings in the article. I didn't know "player agency" itself is a term used in the academic area and has its own definition as a two-word term. Thanks a lot! :)
Mar
12
comment “Thank you all” — wrong or right?
Would it be okay to just say "I thank all of you"?
Mar
6
comment A word that describes a smooth and feel-good transition
Thanks! I actually had used the word "sleek" in an earlier sentence and was hoping to find another word to avoid repetition, and possibly a slightly magical feel.
Mar
4
comment Can I say “reduces the proximity to zero” to describe 2 objects being very close?
So does it mean that if I say "increase proximity", it will mean "much more nearer" and "reduce proximity" means "less nearer"?
Feb
25
comment What meaning does the word “remaining” add to a sentence?
So this means that in the second statement, those who received a two-sided message will remain to have the changes from the first message? Also, does the "second message" introduced referring to the counterpropaganda in this context?
Feb
16
comment A word or phrase to say something reminds or hints or brings up another idea
@Mitch Thanks. Then would the sentence "The sorting method used in the application is reminiscent of bubble sort." be correct?
Feb
16
comment A word or phrase to say something reminds or hints or brings up another idea
Thanks! Resembles does tell that it has similarity but does it explicitly give the idea that bubble sort was bring to mind? I mean I know when we say it resembles something, automatically that something has to come into our mind before we resemble it but somehow this whole thing is kind of implicit. It's like reminisce on the other hand tells that "bring to mind" effect more obviously.