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Dec
11
comment definition of 'but until'
First, I'm not sure where you mean to insert "are." You should put it in a separate answer. Second, I am not judging the sentiment, only its expression. When I said "this doesn't make a lot of sense," I meant it's literally non-sense, an accumulation of disconnected phrases.
Oct
1
comment Sentence improvement
Ah, I see what you mean.
Oct
1
comment Sentence improvement
The subject is 'sentence improvement', the question is 'what is wrong?'. I gave an example of how it might be improved, and explained what I felt was wrong.
Oct
1
comment What is the opposite of “black mark”?
'Gold star' implies something outstanding, rather than another incremental credit. Merely attending a meeting is not outstanding.
Sep
30
comment Preposition to use with the phrase “come to an understanding”
Yes, I agree that "succeeded" emphasizes that there was some labor in the negotiation.
May
22
comment What do you call someone who is always asking for favours?
Some of the answers (mooch, sponger) are really only about money. leech is correct, but very harsh and insulting. Schnorrer is the best match so far, but not actually English.
May
7
comment Single word to describe “make something worse”
Doesn't quite fit the question: "Hitting the machine with a hammer impaired the problem." is incorrect.
Sep
24
comment Paraphrasing a context
Downvotes without alternative suggestions? Sheesh, tough crowd.
Sep
23
comment Is there any difference on the use of I'm and I am?
Why the downvote?
Sep
3
comment Does “This blows!” (it's bad) derive from “This sucks!”?
@Cyberherbalist: While there may be cases as you describe, the meaning of this particular instance is not ambiguous; so there's really nothing to disagree with here. The name of the revue was "Off the Wall (or Did I Put My Foot in Your Mouth?)"
Sep
3
comment Does “This blows!” (it's bad) derive from “This sucks!”?
I used it earlier myself (I was in that revue), but I figure citations are better than anecdotes.