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Jun
12
awarded  Popular Question
May
14
comment “Infer” vs. “imply” — can “infer” imply “imply”?
@KyleStrand: That's fair enough. ;-)
May
14
comment “Infer” vs. “imply” — can “infer” imply “imply”?
@KyleStrand: I agree that natural languages are moving targets that change continuously and therefore cannot be completely determined by rules (your words). But between this and never having been subject to any codified set of rules (again your words) there is a huge distance. Spanish and French, to use my examples, are both subject to many codified rules and still not completely determined by them.
May
14
comment “Infer” vs. “imply” — can “infer” imply “imply”?
You say natural languages are not and have never been subject to any codified set of rules. Some are, such as Spanish or French. Descriptivism is big in the anglosphere, but not that big outside it.
May
9
revised Difference between ‘“folder” and “directory”
Removed reference to Windows as superfluous and contradictory with ref to Apple
Apr
26
awarded  Excavator
Apr
26
revised Objects with no name, like “the Sun”
Fixed grammar.
Mar
14
revised usage of i.e in a sentence
Fixed typo.
Feb
5
reviewed Satisfactory Developing a crush or infatuation
Feb
5
reviewed Excellent Better term to put on a label of a bottle of milk to describe that it's 'made' in a particular geographic location
Feb
5
reviewed Satisfactory I am “friends” with John, then John is “x” to me
Feb
5
awarded  Custodian
Feb
5
reviewed Satisfactory Is there a name for adjectives like “beautiful”, “incredible”, “amazing”, etc.?
Feb
5
reviewed No Action Needed Why do prehistoric animals seem to lack articles?
Feb
5
reviewed Reviewed “Most” vs. “most of”
Feb
5
comment “Most” vs. “most of”
What about mass nouns? They surely behave differently to countable nouns.
Feb
3
comment What is the synonym/antonym for “feminist”/“feminism”?
+1, and +10 if I could. This is the only answer that makes sense here.
Jan
19
comment What's the difference between 'just' and 'fair'?
This is a great answer. Others say similar things, but this summarises the gist of the difference into a couple of simple and clear phrases. Thanks!
Jan
19
accepted What's the difference between 'just' and 'fair'?
Jan
19
awarded  Nice Question