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comment Distinguishing Australian, English, South African accents
Not to be closed; should be migrated to meta.
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comment Word meaning 'To be pulled'
NoBrand, I am not sure I get the question right. How about a usage example?
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comment Word meaning 'To be pulled'
Why not traction itself?
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comment Word meaning 'To be pulled'
@JohnLawler Traction is popular, (ODO, "The action of drawing or pulling a thing over a surface, especially a road or track")
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comment Is “allied topics” a term reserved for the Academia?
Check the definitions of both in a good dictionary, and usage from literature, though gut feeling could be more correct at times with things like this.
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comment Is a syllable defined phonetically or etymologically?
@GregLee You can say "church" with two syllables, or three (/chu'|rr|ch(ə)/) if you please :P though neither would be the "normal" pronunciation /CHərCH/ oxforddictionaries.com/definition/american_english/church /
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comment Is a syllable defined phonetically or etymologically?
oxforddictionaries.com/definition/american_english/syllable
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comment Understanding Until , Not Until
Not even of logic.
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comment Understanding Until , Not Until
The issue is not so much about grammar as with the meaning of the word until -- "until it is not" does not make a semantic element -- "so long as it is not" does.
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comment In winter, the wind can be as cold as ice
Folks, maybe we ought not to down vote new members' questions.
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comment In winter, the wind can be as cold as ice
Please visit English Language Learners Also see the FAQ at english.stackexchange.com/help/asking Good Luck.
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comment Is “allied topics” a term reserved for the Academia?
See also: Writers and Academia
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comment Is “allied topics” a term reserved for the Academia?
Why would you consider allied a better fit in the context?
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answered Is “allied topics” a term reserved for the Academia?
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comment Choice of words
Homework? Could be OT.
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revised Distinguishing Australian, English, South African accents
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comment Distinguishing Australian, English, South African accents
accent.gmu.edu See also (Related Qs on ELU): english.stackexchange.com/questions/39190/… english.stackexchange.com/questions/1976/… english.stackexchange.com/questions/38224/…
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comment What do we call the light disturbance around a lamp?
This questions belongs on Physics. Suggesting migration.
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comment The meaning of “own a room”
The phrase has largely been picked up from the title of a popular book. AFAIK, it's neither a recognized idiom nor a catchphrase.
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comment The meaning of “own a room”
The question relates to literary interpretation -- voting to close.