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Apr
21
comment Another way to say “it never hurts”
What exactly do you mean by "in a little bit less strict context?"
Sep
11
comment What is an antonym for the term “straight-A student?”
@FumbleFingers, I ended up using dunce. If you'll make it into an answer (perhaps including an analysis of how it does and doesn't fit the requirements), I will accept it.
Sep
11
comment What is an antonym for the term “straight-A student?”
@Tommy, good analysis. I'm not sure if there is a word that fits the bill perfectly.
Sep
8
comment What is an antonym for the term “straight-A student?”
My bad, and guilty as charged. Editing now. =)
Jun
6
comment Punctuating a Question Ending with an Exclamatory Quotation in American Style
Wonderful answer! Well-researched and thoughtful. Thank you, and accepting.
May
20
comment Punctuating a Question Ending with an Exclamatory Quotation in American Style
@EdwinAshworth: Hmm. Are you referring to between the quotation and the previous word? ("...screamed, 'Help!'?")
May
20
comment Punctuating a Question Ending with an Exclamatory Quotation in American Style
@EdwinAshworth: +1 for suggesting rewording the sentence.
Apr
23
comment What types of sounds do cars make?
Good catch! Perhaps another category could be "Abnormal?" (Backfiring, car without a muffler, the squeal of a belt slipping, etc)
Mar
27
comment What types of sounds do cars make?
Thank you for the thoughtful explanation! +1
Mar
27
comment What types of sounds do cars make?
I absolutely love this list! Amazing! +1 and accepted.
Dec
9
comment Capitalizing quotations with initial omission?
That is indeed a legitimate concern. Perhaps the ethical side of this question deserves more thought than I had first anticipated.
Dec
9
comment Capitalizing quotations with initial omission?
Great answer, thank you so much! I'll award you the bounty tomorrow, assuming no better answers have emerged. Thanks again! =) Accepted and up-voted.
Dec
5
comment Capitalizing quotations with initial omission?
Understandable. =) However, I'm really looking for what is "correct," or at least widely accepted, so it would be really nice to have a reference to some sort of authority on the topic. It's very likely that I will accept your answer if such a reference is provided.
Dec
5
comment Capitalizing quotations with initial omission?
Great answer! Could you possibly include some backing for your answer? Major names that use this approach, perhaps?
Dec
5
comment Capitalizing quotations with initial omission?
I apologize for the poor example. You are indeed correct that removing the first four words in my example does remove some of the original richness of the quotation. +1 on your comment. There are, however, many times when I have wanted to nondestructively remove an initial clause in, for instance, a compound sentence, and found myself at a loss as to how to capitalize the remaining quotation.
Nov
8
comment “Email” or “e-mail”?
@Hugo Thanks for pointing me to that discussion. Point well taken. =)
Nov
7
comment “Email” or “e-mail”?
@Hugo You could have simply added the summary yourself. Contributing is always better than a slap in the face.
Oct
21
comment Article usage in compound predicate nouns
Great answer! Thanks! And that "Ngram" tool looks to be extremely useful... =)