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Apr
17
reviewed Reviewed Pronunciation of “Short-lived”
Apr
17
reviewed Looks OK What's the most common verb to use when you are undergoing medical exams?
Apr
17
reviewed Looks OK Crank call vs Prank Call
Apr
16
reviewed Looks OK Other ways to define a turning point
Apr
16
reviewed Looks OK Pronunciations of different accent
Apr
16
comment Eliminate to be verb
This question is a request for writing advice (off-topic request for opinions). While similar questions may be on-topic here, this one is unlikely to help future readers. Writing advice is sometimes on topic at Writers. General help learning better English is on topic at English Language Learners.
Apr
15
comment When did the word “snafu” enter the colloquial vernacular?
@Pete Thanks for the fix. Is that documented by Google anywhere?
Apr
11
revised Are there metaphoric English expressions meaning “keeping composure at a fatal moment, never panicky”?
added 4 characters in body; added 2 characters in body
Apr
11
answered Are there metaphoric English expressions meaning “keeping composure at a fatal moment, never panicky”?
Apr
11
reviewed Looks OK Term for student who was thrown out of university?
Apr
11
reviewed Reviewed Usage of “?” mid-sentence
Apr
11
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What is a word that means “a person or thing which is small yet capable of defeating big giants”?
Apr
11
reviewed No Action Needed My English translator capitalizes every noun. Is it correct?
Apr
11
comment Looking for a gender neutral equivalent for “dairyman”
+1 Blessed are the cheesemakers.
Apr
11
comment Looking for a gender neutral equivalent for “dairyman”
There is a closely related question “Gender-neutral Forms” that addresses gender neutral terms in general.
Apr
11
revised Plurals of acronyms, letters, numbers — use an apostrophe or not?
eliminate numeric character references
Apr
11
comment “A/An” preceding a parenthetical statement
@Mari-LouA Example (ii) illustrates true parenthesis in the middle of a noun phrase. If I rewrote it to make more sense, then it would no longer serve that purpose. But you are quite correct that one would normally avoid parenthesis in the middle of a noun phrase.
Apr
7
comment regarding “Oriented” vs. “orientated”
This post is not a question, nor is it a duplicate of another question. It appears to be a comment on another question.
Apr
7
reviewed Close Wages and Salaries
Apr
7
comment Wages and Salaries
The answer is covered very well by standard dictionaries available online and should be closed "general reference". Similar questions may be on-topic here, for example when standard references are quite inadequate or when the question goes too deep for a general reference work to answer.