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Busy pensioner who favours multilingualism.


Retraitée active en faveur du pluriliguisme.


Aug
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Word for region between waist and hips
Aug
11
comment Etymology of English “Achoo” relative to other sneezing onomatopoeiae
To be mentioned French atchoum pronounced /a.tʃum/ very close to the English /əˈʃtuː/.
Jul
24
comment ''We average 8 hours’ work a day.'' Is this a correct sentence?
Yes, and the sentence "We average 8 hours’ work a day." is correct.
Jul
24
comment ''We average 8 hours’ work a day.'' Is this a correct sentence?
Nothing wrong with the word order of "We average 8 hours’ work a day." where average is a verb.
Jul
13
comment Where does the expression “carrot and stick” come from?
Answer is here
Jul
10
comment “Prefer to” vs “prefer than”
If you look at TrevorD's answer that was given last year, an answer that is correct, as well as the comments on that page you'll see why yours is wrong. As TrevorD says "That's just the way it is - that's the way the language has developed."
Jul
8
comment What is the difference between “Computer science” and “Informatics”?
The same question was asked on ELL where it got what I think is a very good answer.
Jul
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Send money / Request money
Jul
7
comment “Which do you like best?” or “Which do you like most?”
I find it hair splitting. I'd be interested in how "which do you like the most" fit in all that. @Mitch said on chat it's OK, but how does it compare to the two others?
Jul
7
comment “Which do you like best?” or “Which do you like most?”
Left a question about your answer on chat but I'm afraid it's not getting any attention...
Jul
7
comment “Prefer to” vs “prefer than”
Your last sentence is wrong. Like does not express comparison. If you want to express comparison with an infinitive, then you could use "would rather": I'd rather play than read. But that's not what OP's question is about since they're asking about prefer and not about comparisons.
Jul
3
awarded  Famous Question
Jul
3
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Why is “taking a biscuit” a bad thing in the UK?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
27
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What does “rooster tail”(ing) mean?
Jun
23
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What would be a word for describing a tendency to take the literal meaning of words above the accepted meaning?
Jun
17
awarded  Constituent
Jun
10
awarded  Caucus
May
5
comment Whistle-stop tour
Looking at these might help: Freedictionary; wikipedia; World Wide words, etc.
May
4
comment Can I use 'I wish I were there' in this situation?
"I wish I had been there" because the event has already taken place and is over. Saying "I wish I were there" would imply the event is still in progress.