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I am the typical "computer nerd", with skills in a number of programming languages and a wide range of computer hardware and software.

May
22
comment There is/are for multiple subjects
@RegDwighт I'm not telling him to rearrange the sentence. I am pointing out that the answer to his question about verbe selection is more apparent in the rearranged sentence. rearrange -> choose verb -> unrearrange with chosen verb.
May
21
comment There is/are for multiple subjects
@RegDwighт the meaning of the sentence isn't changed by the rearrangement. Both orderings indicate "those fruit exist [in that place]".
May
13
comment who or whom in this context?
@RegDwighт John got the joke...
May
13
comment who or whom in this context?
Prepositions are never good words to end sentences with.
Apr
16
comment Why is there a comma in “Man discusses his, wife's experience”
@TimLymington ahh, you mean the difference in "his, his wife's" and "his, wife's". I thought you meant the still-there "his" could also be removed.
Apr
16
comment Why is there a comma in “Man discusses his, wife's experience”
his can't ever be omitted without losing information, in this type of sentence (fragment)
Nov
9
comment What is the role of the single quote sign in Hebrew transliteration?
I'm not posting an answer since I don't know the terminology, but it indicates a break in pronunciation. Shva has one syllable, Sh'va has two.
Oct
8
comment Word suggests “advice” in place of “advise”
Does it make this as a spelling (red underline) or grammar (green underline) suggestion?
Dec
24
comment Which is the correct idiom: “First thing's first” or “First things first”?
A quick survey of Google for words with apostrophes that do not have common non-apostrophe counterparts (such as "don't" and "shouldn't") shows that there are many incorrect omissions of the apostrophe in those words. You should perform a survey of such words and adjust your findings based on the results :)
Dec
15
comment Is there a word for four times as much, analogous to once, twice, and thrice?
@RegDwight so would Dusty :)
Dec
1
comment BBC: “Man convicted of murdering his girlfriend and their 10-month-old daughter at Winchester Crown Court”
But that puts "murder", an even better attention grabber than "convicted", farther from the beginning of the page. Grammar loses to marketing.