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Apr
25
comment Am I RICEing my injury?
@ChrisH: In fact, Navy Seal is well-attested. (Incidentally, the official capitalization is SEALs rather than SEALS.) And I don't understand your second point; it doesn't seem related at all.
Apr
25
comment Am I RICEing my injury?
+1. But note that true acronyms frequently lose their all-caps spelling -- for example, light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation is commonly known as laser, not LASER -- and if that happens with RICE, then the -ing form will almost certainly be ricing, not riceing. (Cf. lasing.)
Apr
18
comment Why do we use singular form, “a mood” , not “mood”
Sure, but that doesn't really explain why we say in a good mood as opposed to in good mood. (Cf. in good company, in good standing, in good time, in good conscience, in good condition, in good stead.)
Apr
17
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Apr
17
comment Words comprising the 322 most frequent syllables?
As CandiedOrange says, those "syllables" were clearly taken from written words rather than spoken words. (For example, #322 <writ> is pronounced differently in write as in written, but in both cases the <w> is silent.)
Apr
17
answered “And I you” with “you” as an indirect object
Apr
16
answered Felicitous use of the definite article with the referent being familiar within the discourse (to the hearer?)
Apr
15
comment Does racism include both race and gender, or just race?
@Mari-LouA: I didn't have any specific reference in mind, but Google turns up e.g. www8.gsb.columbia.edu/newsroom/newsn/2214/… and contemporaryfamilies.org/the-unfeminine-mystique.
Apr
15
answered Does racism include both race and gender, or just race?
Apr
10
comment Are pronouns nouns?
@rogermue: I disagree with both of your sentences: CGEL does not claim that this is a new find, and pronouns do not exactly replace nouns. (Contrast "the girl" with *"the her"; "tall man" with *"tall him"; and "college admissions" with *"it admissions".)
Apr
10
comment Holy holy=Holy s###?
@FumbleFingers: Could you post that as an answer?
Apr
10
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Apr
10
comment Is this the right usage of respectively? Is this sentence clear?
While I appreciate that you marked my answer as accepted, you might want to wait a bit longer. That gives a chance for other possible answers to be posted; it gives a chance to see if other people agree or disagree with this answer; etc.
Apr
9
revised Is there a word that means 'boring to death'?
move question into question
Apr
9
answered Is this the right usage of respectively? Is this sentence clear?
Apr
9
revised Is this the right usage of respectively? Is this sentence clear?
improved formatting and spelling, added tag
Apr
8
comment “a great deal” vs. “considerably”
@Chosky: Yes, exactly.
Apr
3
revised Is lexical stress mostly consistent across accents of Standard English?
fix secondary-stress symbol
Apr
3
answered Is lexical stress mostly consistent across accents of Standard English?
Apr
3
answered Are pronouns nouns?