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May
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comment Is there any evidence to suggest that P.G. Wodehouse was an influence on the works of Douglas Adams?
Thanks @Mitch - that's really helpful. If anyone can point to any other literary devices that are in common between the two authors, that would be much appreciated.
May
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asked Is there any evidence to suggest that P.G. Wodehouse was an influence on the works of Douglas Adams?
May
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accepted What is the name of the grammatical device where 18th and 19th Century sentences started with 'which'?
May
10
comment What is the name of the grammatical device where 18th and 19th Century sentences started with 'which'?
Agree Peter. A counterpoint is that the books have won awards for historic accuracy and several published sources have considered the historic research to be well regarded.
May
10
asked What is the name of the grammatical device where 18th and 19th Century sentences started with 'which'?
May
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accepted “There were lots to do” vs “There was lots to do…”: is the backward existential still used?
May
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revised “There were lots to do” vs “There was lots to do…”: is the backward existential still used?
added 9 characters in body
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May
6
revised “There were lots to do” vs “There was lots to do…”: is the backward existential still used?
changed from subjunctive to backward existential
May
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asked “There were lots to do” vs “There was lots to do…”: is the backward existential still used?
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Mar
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accepted Does our word for [wrist] watch come from the 1735 English Longitude Prize?
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asked Does our word for [wrist] watch come from the 1735 English Longitude Prize?
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Feb
16
accepted Is the phrase “Next waiting!” by retail staff incorrect grammar?
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asked Is the phrase “Next waiting!” by retail staff incorrect grammar?
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Feb
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accepted What is the correct term in English prose for HTML page or html page?
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asked What is the correct term in English prose for HTML page or html page?
Jan
24
answered What's the difference between “adviser” and “advisor” — are both interchangeable?