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Sep
16
comment A word for when a word is used incorrectly (grammatically) but can still be parsed in a grammatically correct way?
I realize, it was purely an example. Where I live it's more common to hear good as adverb than to hear "well" at all.
Sep
16
awarded  Student
Sep
16
asked A word for when a word is used incorrectly (grammatically) but can still be parsed in a grammatically correct way?
Sep
16
awarded  Critic
Sep
16
comment What do you call “gift CDs” that you select music for manually?
Oh, I apologize. I see now what you meant.
Sep
16
comment On Saturday afternoon or in the Saturday afternoon?
This doesn't seem stupid. It seems like a different preposition for three different types of temporal distinctions, which makes sense.
Sep
16
comment What do you call “gift CDs” that you select music for manually?
I've never heard of a commercial compilation being called a 'mix CD'. And the ambiguity is resolved by saying something like "Here, I made you this mix CD."
Sep
12
comment Is “what’s” a correct short form of “what does”?
A mildly interesting interjection: In spoken English (around me, at least) most people add a vowel sound between the word and the 's. So "What's she do?" would be pronounced "What-is she do?" (But not for other 's contractions: "What's she in for?" would be pronounced as written.)
Sep
12
awarded  Supporter
Sep
12
comment Is there any adjective synonymous to “to the point”?
@brilliant You're right, but as I said, I wouldn't use "to the point"ness to describe the progression of the students' answers. I offered two words: one for what I thought you meant and one for what you said. I would say that the last student's answer is the "most accurate", but I would also say that the best one-word replacement for "to the point" is "succinct". Does that help?
Sep
12
answered Is there an idiom for people who boast too much?
Sep
12
awarded  Teacher
Sep
12
answered Is there any adjective synonymous to “to the point”?
Sep
9
awarded  Autobiographer