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comment I need an adjective to precede the word “commitment”
@Neon Isn't commitment itself a restraint?
Feb
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comment “I and someone”, “me and someone” or “I and someone we”
@Jay You really think I and a friend is on the level of a racial slur?
Feb
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comment “I and someone”, “me and someone” or “I and someone we”
@Jay Sure, I follow it by default in case someone is deeply offended by their pronoun's ordering. But not treating it as an absolute rule of grammar allows one to avoid awkwardness like other members of JNAS and I or he shot the postman as well and me.
Feb
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comment “I and someone”, “me and someone” or “I and someone we”
That's a silly rule, and it has nothing to do with grammar.
Feb
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answered Vast amount of vocabulary in English books
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comment What's a word that can mean both “good” and “bad”?
Why not shocking?
Feb
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comment A few more “hundred” vs “hundreds”
I'd suggest buy a slightly faster CPU. "A few hundred more MHz for your CPU" sounds like you're taking a CPU to the computer store and asking them to sprinkle on 600 MHz.
Feb
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comment Is the 're' in 'return' and 'repeat' a prefix?
I don't know if re- in return is so clearly a prefix. The Latin tornāre much more strongly implied turning in a circle, to give return a meaning of "come back" which isn't captured by re-turn, "turn again."
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comment In soccer, is there “a goal” or “goals” at each end of the pitch?
@romkyns In cases like scissors where there's no singular form, a dictionary will always note that. Look there when in doubt.
Feb
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answered In soccer, is there “a goal” or “goals” at each end of the pitch?
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comment What does “five O” mean (and why)?
@Malvolio 1990 and later CVPIs had a 4.6 L Modular V8, but in the '80s LTD CVs had a 5.0 L Windsor V8. Regardless, Hawaii Five-O aired 10 years earlier – so it's still the most likely explanation.
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answered “Increasingly XXX” or “increasingly more XXX”
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comment Adverb of “English”
Anglice must be capitalized, and n.b. it's pronounced ANG-li-see.
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answered Asking about the date on which something happens using “effective”