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bio website exterraexpeditions.blogspot.c…
location Sacramento, CA
age 59
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seen Oct 28 '13 at 22:19

Having been raised by a pair of school teachers, I really enjoy helping others learn. Give me a topic, and I can research and expound for hours. :-)

I've been working with a group of local authors, both in proofreading and critiquing their works, as well as getting help from them on mine.


Nov
5
awarded  Yearling
Nov
5
awarded  Yearling
Apr
20
answered How to write numbers one after the other in different context
Apr
20
answered “Henceforth” vs. “hereinafter”
Dec
28
comment “Plan not to retire” or “Plan to not retire”?
@Tao, you're right about "Plan not to retire" not being the same as the implied "Not plan to retire". Thanks for pointing it out. The "doing something NOT" form is often expressed using an opposite form of the word instead of an actual negative. Instead of "doing something good" someone could be "doing something NOT good", mostly expressed as "doing something bad". Make sense?
Dec
28
comment Is it more correct to say “repeat”, or “resay”?
Thanks for bringing this up. I was looking forward to explaining, but you beat me to it. :-)
Dec
27
answered “Plan not to retire” or “Plan to not retire”?
Dec
23
comment How to pronounce “s” at end of word when next word starts with “s”
I find that the /s/ at the beginning of the following word to disappear, and the /z/ ending the first word is extended to take both parts.
Dec
23
comment Should I capitalize a contraction at the beginning of a sentence?
I wouldn't call that an abbreviation. It is a contraction, right?
Nov
25
awarded  Autobiographer
Nov
25
answered Are there any online dictionaries that allow you to link to a single specific definition of a word?
Nov
25
answered When should I use “corpuses” over “corpora”?
Nov
23
answered An alternative to quotation marks
Nov
23
comment An alternative to quotation marks
As the OP specifically stated that he can't use text formatting, once the italics are removed, the examples might be confusing, though the parentheses help.
Nov
21
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
20
answered Can the “don't” contraction be expanded when used as a command?
Nov
20
answered Do I need to add “to” in every clause in a this sentence?
Nov
7
answered What is the correct punctuation when quoting a question in the middle of a larger sentence?
Nov
6
awarded  Supporter