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comment sink and sing…not rhyming but what is it called for rhyming the end of two words
@JohnLawler There seems to be more than one definition of 'assonance' and those are not even closely related. google.com/webhp?tab=ww#q=define+assonance
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comment sink and sing…not rhyming but what is it called for rhyming the end of two words
Some may not understand the question, which does not mean they should vote to close!
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comment Tense in clauses and how tense operates in my head
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comment What is the word for the study of witches and witchcraft?
Hypernyms, study of paranormal phenomena, metascience.
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comment What is the word for the study of witches and witchcraft?
"Witchcraft" is the theory and practice of black magic, casting spells and invocation of spirits. Agreed, an academic study of the same as distinct from the belief in and practice of, could be a different 'ology,' though.
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comment When to use named and called?
@J.R. Pray, why?
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comment Past Simple vs. Past Progressive
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Dec
26
comment Syntactic pattern of “to feel love spent”
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about song lyrics.
Dec
26
comment Syntactic pattern of “to feel love spent”
Let's ask Madonna metrolyrics.com/love-spent-lyrics-madonna.html :)
Dec
26
comment Is “diplomations” a coined word possibly used in journalism or in politics?
See also, diplomation in esperanto here: en.wiktionary.org/wiki/diplomation
Dec
26
comment Is “diplomations” a coined word possibly used in journalism or in politics?
diplomations: ? Portmanteau, diplomatic + relations
Dec
26
comment Using “for” when talking about continuous actions
The preposition for is required per grammar. However, it may be elided, especially in conversational use, without change or loss of meaning.
Dec
26
revised Word for a statement that embodies its own 'theme'?
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Dec
26
comment Word for a statement that embodies its own 'theme'?
@BrianDonovan "autological appears applicable to single words only, not phrases:" because you looked up "autological word" -- what else would you expect? Lol.
Dec
25
answered Word for a statement that embodies its own 'theme'?
Dec
25
comment Question about phrasal verbs
A phrasal verb has a meaning of its own, usually at variance with that of the constituting verb. In the extent examples, bow still means the same as the basic verb. cf. Phrasal verb: bow out 1 Withdraw or retire from an activity or role. (ODO) oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/bow
Dec
25
comment How many types of errors are there in English language?
The uppercase W in While is the error, not a missing period. "... objects and then the derived class one while the destructor works ...." In any case, I serious doubt if any one has counted and documented the exact number of "possible error classes" in English.
Dec
25
answered What single noun denotes a person who is interested in something?
Dec
24
comment A word for 'scared' in this context
Scared is fine. "She fears math." might do as well. Some notes on usage: oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/scared and about math-fear: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematical_anxiety
Dec
24
comment What single noun denotes a person who is interested in something?
Also, perhaps, enthusiast.