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revised Origin of “to be in fat city”?
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revised Origin of “to be in fat city”?
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answered Origin of “to be in fat city”?
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comment use of “everything” or “anything” in positive and negative sentences?
Suggesting migrating the question to English Language Learners
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comment What are some words that start with DL?
Apparently, considering the capitalization, the teacher meant some phrase (of grammar?) of which DL is an abbreviation. Have you asked about the possibility?
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comment Use of preposition “with” after the word “marry”
@Tristanr Does that add anything to your previous comment?
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comment What term describes workers that are not “knowledge workers”?
Which is precisely what I meant to say.
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answered Good word for something physical that's inexplicable
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comment Do I take a small nap or a light nap?
No nap can involve deep sleep. No nap can be otherwise than short and light.
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comment Do I take a small nap or a light nap?
Say what you like, after all, a nap is sleep lightly or briefly, esp. during the day, all adjectives are superfluous.
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comment “that is” or “which is”
And nTuplicate of several other earlier posts.
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comment What exactly is the difference between “misinformation” and “disinformation”?
@KyleStrand & up voter: disinformation (n.) 1955, from Russian dezinformatsiya (1949), which is said to be from French; see dis- + information. etymonline.com/index.php?term=disinformation
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comment Use of preposition “with” after the word “marry”
@Tristanr Being awkward or unnatural is all about culture in this context, not grammar. I will be editing in more later on.
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revised Use of preposition “with” after the word “marry”
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answered Use of preposition “with” after the word “marry”
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comment What exactly is the difference between “misinformation” and “disinformation”?
I do not see an intentionality difference.
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comment What exactly is the difference between “misinformation” and “disinformation”?
I see it this way: misinformation is to give out incorrect information; on the other hand, disinformation is to provide contrary information with a view to 'remove' (dis-) the existing information possessed by the receiver, i.e., make people believe something that is contrary to what they had (correctly) believed so far.
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comment Is “final intention” a pleonasm?
intention; noun: 1. a thing intended; an aim or plan. -- Nothing final about it. Furthermore, there's also the concept of an "author's final intention" with a rather different meaning, widely used by editors.
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comment Is “final intention” a pleonasm?
Thinking alike. Ten seconds apart.
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comment Is “final intention” a pleonasm?
Not necessarily at all. What makes you think so?