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comment “Quyer” When and why did the spelling change so drastically?
@oerkelens That's true. However, a deeper research into it would have got an "answer," not a "comment" to post here (with maybe a PhD to boot?)
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comment “Quyer” When and why did the spelling change so drastically?
Please see the nGram I cited at OP. HTH.
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comment “Quyer” When and why did the spelling change so drastically?
See the nGram (link corrected by moderator) books.google.com/ngrams/…
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comment “Quyer” When and why did the spelling change so drastically?
But, "When did the present day spelling choir supersede that of quyer ?"
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comment “Quyer” When and why did the spelling change so drastically?
"When did the present day spelling choir supersede that of quyer ?" It did? No. nGram cited by Josh demonstrates that choir always was dominant, while quyer lived a secondary existence until c.1825, when it pretty much disappeared.
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comment I don't know Who there is with him or Who is with him
See also, English Language Learners
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comment What's the most common name for “Vaccinium corymbosum”?
Peter, you already know what the scientists call it, look up for the common name in the appropriate place.
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comment What's the most common name for “Vaccinium corymbosum”?
Just Google the Linn., or ask on a related Q&A site (botany, agriculture, horticulture, taxonomy).
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comment What's the most common name for “Vaccinium corymbosum”?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about botanical taxonomy.
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comment Apostrophe in “At one's wits' end”
See also, Wiktionary: "The form wits' end is preferred nearly 3 to 1 in the UK (BNC). The form wit's end is preferred more than 2 to 1 in the US (COCA)." en.wiktionary.org/wiki/wits%27_end
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comment Meaning of the sentance
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comment Is it right to say works such as i have lot of home works?
@tchrist You could do that for homework. :)
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comment Apostrophe in “At one's wits' end”
TFD: at one's wit's or wits' end, thefreedictionary.com/at+%28one%27s%29+wits%27+end to ODO: be at one's wits end ne plus savoir quoi faire oxforddictionaries.com/translate/english-french/wits
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comment Is it right to say works such as i have lot of home works?
Please visit English Language Learners Good Luck.
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comment Is it right to say works such as i have lot of home works?
Works is indeed a word. However, 'homework' is a mass noun, so that it should not be pluralized (except in a rare case where the reference is the homework of different kinds, etc.) The correct way to say would be "I have a lot of things to do in homework."
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comment Showing possession when the noun is defined by a word in parentheses
@TimLymington That certainly holds, only if one would imagine it in an adjectival sense. However, it doesn't look like that to me at all.
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comment Showing possession when the noun is defined by a word in parentheses
It's not a good idea to suggest rephrasing, which would circumvent the essential question of the post. The example sentence is just that, an example. The real question is about correct apostrophe use in a generic situation. I would say "this is not an answer."
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comment Showing possession when the noun is defined by a word in parentheses
@Robusto At least in "Lester Burnham's (Kevin Spacey) job," the possessive applies to the character and not at all to the actor, so there's no question of an apostrophe on Kevin Spacey at all.
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comment Should “building blocks” be hyphenated?
Why would you need a hyphen? Building is a standalone adjective to the noun blocks, it's not necessary to have 'building-blocks' as a compound noun.
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comment What is the meaning of the terms: brown meat, black meat, white meat and red meat?
Homework? Have you looked for answers anywhere?