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Jun
29
revised What is the word for a deep desire that was prohibited?
"Tree of Knowledge", not "Tree of Life"
Jun
25
comment Is the question form of a statement truly implicit?
@ClaytonGeist: Nope. If you understood me properly, you wouldn't persist in saying things about "a question form of a 'command/request'". ;-)
Jun
25
answered Is the question form of a statement truly implicit?
Jun
20
reviewed Edit Why is a “Mystery in the Alley” a side of hash?
Jun
20
revised Why is a “Mystery in the Alley” a side of hash?
Corrected quote, improved explanation and formatting
Jun
20
comment Is there a verb form of “Extinct”?
Re: "extincted": Pfft. Swim, swam, swum, sing, sang, sung, sink, sank, sunk, extinct, extanct, extunct. :-)
Jun
9
comment Any rule for using nationality as a noun?
@Kris: I have absolutely no idea what you mean, but whatever. Have a nice day.
Jun
9
comment Any rule for using nationality as a noun?
@Kris: The question was "Are there any rules for deciding if a nationality can be used as a noun?" This answer answers it by . . . well, you can read it for yourself. :-)
Jun
8
answered As vs That in this sentence
Jun
8
answered Any rule for using nationality as a noun?
Jun
2
comment A verb meaning “to look around making sure no one sees you”
-1, sorry. The OP's example situations include furtiveness and glances, but not furtive glances, which (as talmu says) would be if the people were trying to conceal the glances themselves.
May
26
comment “Touched with your fingers” or “touched by your fingers”?
This is a good explanation of the grammatical difference -- +1 -- but it doesn't give a good sense of when someone would actually use one sentence vs. the other. (If ever.)
May
26
reviewed Approve Is “but rather” grammatically correct?
May
20
comment Colloquial English word for: a “Remote control”
Don't worry, I didn't think you did. :-)
May
20
comment Uncountable noun examples
+1, but note that almost all of those words are also sometimes countable, with well-attested plurals. (I don't think I've ever heard rices, knowledges, angers, or evidences, but the rest are unexceptionable.)
May
20
comment Colloquial English word for: a “Remote control”
For what it's worth, I think remote is also the most common in the U.S. (I haven't heard clicker used very often in real life, though there may be regional differences or something.)
May
19
comment Is “whom” correct in “I speak of him, whom is…”
@Catija: If the OP is trying to understand the rules for who vs. whom, then this is a reasonable question to ask. It's true that the sentence could be simplified in such a way as to eliminate the who(m), but then it wouldn't serve the OP's purpose of asking about the distinction.
May
19
answered Why is “grammar” spelt with an “A”?
May
19
comment “You belong to me” or “You belong with me”
@DavidK: Ooh, that's pleasant. "You belong to me" mostly reminds me of the song "Every Breath You Take", which is much darker.
May
16
comment Is there a word to (best) describe someone who sees and remembers every single thing?
From the Wikipedia article, though, it doesn't sound like a hyperthymestic is exactly "someone who sees and remembers every single thing"; for example, it notes that "Hyperthymestic individuals appear to have poorer than average memory for arbitrary information" (as opposed to autobiographical information). (I guess it depends what kind of "every single thing" the OP has in mind.)