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comment “Wrote it I did” Is this grammatical?
I can find examples of structures like “(I was) right chuffed/pissed I was”, but this seems to be restricted to certain dialects, such as South London or the East End, so make of it what you will.
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comment “Wrote it I did” Is this grammatical?
I misunderstood you. I agree with your correction of example #1, but while your correction for #2 is valid, it is not necessary.
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comment 'Male'/'female' is to 'gender' as 'left-handed'/'right-handed 'is to…?
Handedness is the right word, and I think it doesn’t sound bad at all. It’s often used in a technical sense, as in the handedness of a coordinate system.
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answered “I, (any name), am here to… ” is this correct?
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comment “Wrote it I did” Is this grammatical?
The note that it’s technically incorrect is misleading, since you go on to say (rightly) that it’s correct in poetic register.
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comment Name for balls of dirt made by rubbing hands
@ParthianShot: Mine too! I think it’s very likely that I’m misremembering or confabulating, but I want to make sure in case someone says to themselves “what an idiot, that’s obviously —!”.
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comment Name for balls of dirt made by rubbing hands
@Mike: Yep. When your hands don’t have anything on them (other than dead skin of course) you can still do this for that very reason.
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asked Name for balls of dirt made by rubbing hands
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comment Single word for generic human “body parts”
“Organs” technically denotes all organs of the body, not just the internal organs. For example, the skin is an organ, as are the eyes. But the connotation is of the internal organs only.
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comment Origin of phrase “I slept at”
@DCShannon: I keep odd hours. And I agree that there are situations where it’s ambiguous or doesn’t convey the intended meaning, and those are “incorrect” in some sense, but there are also situations in which it’s totally cromulent.
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answered Can “paraxial” mean “axis-parallel”?
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answered I hope I don't regret this vs I hope I won't regret this
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comment Is “a half dozen” necessarily 6, or can it be 5-7?
@JonStory: I always understood it to be “throwing in a little extra”—a lagniappe.
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revised Is /æ/ sound always same?
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comment Is /æ/ sound always same?
@JanusBahsJacquet: I thought of that—honestly I would guess it’s both. Removing that bit.
Feb
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answered Is /æ/ sound always same?
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