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comment Is it ever correct to have a space before a question or exclamation mark?
It is not now, nor has it ever been, proper to use two spaces after a sentence in the English language in handwriting or typography (magazines, newspapers, etc). For a brief period it was accepted from typewriter written material because typewriters had an interesting quirk that they had to use a fixed width font so they wouldn't jam. Fixed-width fonts looked awkward without the extra space. Unfortunately, those that learned to type during this era mistakenly thought that was proper English.
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comment Is there a single word that expresses “music end-users / enthusiasts”?
Fans was the first word I thought of. I second musicfans.stackexchange.com.
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accepted Is it proper to use ordinal suffixes on fractions?
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revised Is it proper to use ordinal suffixes on fractions?
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comment Is it proper to use ordinal suffixes on fractions?
I realize that Google returns 2/3 as well as 2/3rds, but eight of the ten results on the first page are 2/3rds and all of the related searches at the bottom are 2/3rds. Second page is mostly 2/3rds as well. It certainly seems to be common. Books would more often use the two-thirds variety (over 400k for "up to two-thirds of").
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asked Is it proper to use ordinal suffixes on fractions?
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comment Positive euphemisms for desert?
Yes. It would need to be used in context to make sense.
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answered Positive euphemisms for desert?
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revised What is the equivalent of “dead tree copy” for CDs?
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answered What is the equivalent of “dead tree copy” for CDs?
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comment What is the equivalent of “dead tree copy” for CDs?
You mean digital copies vs CDs/DVDs/etc, where CDs/DVDs/etc would be the equivalent of the dead trees, right? You're not looking for CDs/DVDs/etc vs something older. The first answer made me wonder.
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comment What does the most common usage of 'Korea' mean in modern-day English-speaking world?
When talking to other travelers about my travels to Korea, I've never been asked which; it's understood. But when talking to non-travelers, I frequently get the question (as other commenters have mentioned). It always surprises me, but I think it's just a way for them to relate to what I'm talking about ("Hey, I know a little about Korea."). My dad, a US citizen, has lived there 20 years and always just says "Korea".