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Busy pensioner who favours multilingualism.


Retraitée active en faveur du pluriliguisme.


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awarded  Good Answer
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on What does “I got a bee up my ass about you two” mean?
Sep
20
revised About the phrase “ pick someone brain”
missing apostrophe
Sep
12
awarded  Yearling
Sep
8
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Expression: Bag of hammers
Sep
7
comment Is “bitten” the correct word choice in the following sentences?
@AndrewLeach I'm quoting you in my answer here but not sure I'm not mis quoting you (i.e. out of context)
Aug
20
awarded  Excavator
Aug
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Single word for “time of the day”
Aug
20
revised “Your order has shipped”
formatting of weblink
Aug
20
comment “Your order has shipped”
To corroborate your analysis. One of the examples for transitive/intransitive use of ship in Macmillan's dictionary is: Version 4.0 should ship in a week or two. And a page on Macmillan's website. Your very good answer was written prior to this, so of course you couldn't find it in your research. A very late upvote from me, but I've just hit on this question/answer.
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.