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I like to write code and solve problems. I'm not an expert yet, but I hope to be one, one day.


Jul
13
comment What's the usage difference between 'quarter' and 'quadrant'?
So you're saying that if the building is known for being divided in 4 equal parts (like NW, NE, SE, SW), then it would make sense to hear "quadrant"? That is my case.
Jul
13
comment What's the usage difference between 'quarter' and 'quadrant'?
Imaging it's an engineering company, and the building is divided equally in 4 parts (like a Cartesian plane). Then can you imagine someone saying "quadrant of the building"?
Jul
13
asked What's the usage difference between 'quarter' and 'quadrant'?
May
31
answered Does one use 'a' or 'an' before the word X-Ray?
Apr
8
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
15
accepted The opposite of “crash” for a stock?
Nov
15
comment The opposite of “crash” for a stock?
@jprete I've added details to clarify. Yes, in my situation, people do crash stocks.
Nov
15
revised The opposite of “crash” for a stock?
details, clarification
Nov
15
comment The opposite of “crash” for a stock?
In my question I clearly say "word that describes that action of making a stock price go up." I don't mean the stock rising, but the act of causing the stock to rise.
Nov
15
comment The opposite of “crash” for a stock?
I am looking for the verb about causing it. I'm making a game and the admin needs to be able to "crash" or "___" each stock.
Nov
14
asked The opposite of “crash” for a stock?
Nov
2
answered Word/phrase to mean something that just happens once
Sep
29
awarded  Yearling
Sep
26
accepted What is a word for someone who wants to preserve others' cultures?
Sep
15
comment What is a word for someone who wants to preserve others' cultures?
Culturalist came to mind, but MSWord spellcheck didn't like it, so I thought maybe it was a word that I made up on my own.
Sep
15
asked What is a word for someone who wants to preserve others' cultures?
May
31
comment What does “Per [person's name]” mean?
I've always read it as "on behalf of." "According to," works most of the time, but "as laid down by," seems to translate better as "on behalf of."
May
26
comment What is the plural of “BlackBerry” (as in the handheld device)
-1 The reason people post questions here is that they are trying to understand the proper grammar. Simply "getting away with" a grammatically vague or incorrect usage is the antithesis of this site. Additionally, there's no room for mudslinging in answers, in my opinion. Leave that out, or in the comments.
May
26
comment “People like you” versus “people like yourself”?
Personally, I'd use "you" when discussing my perspective of the person, and "yourself" when discussing the person's perspective of his or her self. i.e., "I am comfortable around people like you." vs "You are comfortable around people like yourself."