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Aug
27
comment “Your interview with him.” Who is the interviewer?
@LessPop_MoreFizz: Point taken. That point should be made to a larger audience, which could also benefit from knowing why the downvoter did downvote.
Aug
25
comment What does the phrase “Vast majority of people live in the world without” mean?
Edited @StoneyB
Aug
25
revised What does the phrase “Vast majority of people live in the world without” mean?
OP added more context, updating accordingly
Aug
25
comment Mixing adjectives and nouns in scientific writing
@JohnLawler Do you want to qualify that statement? Setting aside the dismissive tone I may be incorrectly interpreting, English does have ways to indicate the grammatical function of a word beyond position. Not all words can be used in all grammatical contexts. For example, why aren't 'good' and 'well' interchangeable?
Aug
25
comment Mixing adjectives and nouns in scientific writing
@JohnLawler: Ah, so you parse "monkey cortex" as a compound noun, similar to "distance learning", instead of and adjective preceding a noun.
Aug
25
revised Mixing adjectives and nouns in scientific writing
Responded to comments for more examples and show my prior queries
Aug
25
asked Mixing adjectives and nouns in scientific writing
Aug
25
comment A word for being troubled at others' potential schadenfreude against me
BTW there is a Greek cognate: epicaricacy
Aug
25
comment A word for being troubled at others' potential schadenfreude against me
It depends on what troubles the "object" is having. I can't think of something better than the periphrastic "happy at my expense."
Aug
25
comment “Blow your heads off ” or “blow your head off ”
Or, there could be many people with one head. Many people seem to share one brain.
Aug
25
comment Words that end with “mt”
Although a little crass language here's the wiki answer: wiki.answers.com/Q/…
Aug
25
comment Words that end with “mt”
Also posted here: funtrivia.com/askft/Question98856.html
Aug
25
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Aug
25
comment What does the phrase “Vast majority of people live in the world without” mean?
@MerianosNikos- at the risk of being persnickety, the word is "phrase" not "phraze", even though the sound is certainly /z/, a voiced silibant.
Aug
25
answered What does the phrase “Vast majority of people live in the world without” mean?
Aug
24
comment “Enthused” vs. “enthusiastic”
A participle can be part of a verb phrase. It is derived from a verb but not one itself. You may even say that both act as nouns in your sentences because of the copulative verb. Back-formation: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back-formation
Aug
22
answered “Enthused” vs. “enthusiastic”
Aug
21
comment “You have successfully registered and logged in.” vs “You have been successfully registered and logged in.”
It is grammar-by-edict for sure. To me, it does have a stylistic use. One can deliberately adhere to it or break it for effect, or, at least, variety.
Aug
21
comment “You have successfully registered and logged in.” vs “You have been successfully registered and logged in.”
@Barrie, surely the smiley gave the topical humor away.
Aug
21
reviewed Edit “You have successfully registered and logged in.” vs “You have been successfully registered and logged in.”