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comment “If you put in the work to sharpen the steel, it will eventually turn into needles”; Do you have a similar proverb in English?
Vince Lombardi is said to have said Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.
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reviewed Reviewed How to use 'even so'?
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answered Why is there — and should there be — a comma following a state or country's name?
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reviewed Close Difference between “one of the states” and “the one of states”
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reviewed Close Is there a word for a person who has lost their sibling?
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reviewed Close The word “suck” - why is something widely desired considered a curse?
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reviewed Leave Open What does “why” mean in this sentence?
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reviewed Close About the 't' in 'listener'
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comment What's the difference between “increased” and “increasing”?
It's the difference between algebra and calculus.
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reviewed Close I am looking forward to …? (followed by a Gerund)?
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reviewed Close are “all-male” and “all-female” opposites of androgynous?
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reviewed Leave Open What is the English for the Swedish word 'snippa'?
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reviewed Close Why in some sentences noun comes before adjective?
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reviewed Close “On spring break” or “During spring break”
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comment Referring to people from different parts of United Kingdom
Bold statements like Northern Ireland doesn't have a demonym should be backed up with a full explanation, including appropriate references an examples; otherwise, you are simply giving a personal opinion. Please be sure to take the site tour and review the help center before making any further attempts to contribute.
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comment What are the differences between “manual”, “guide” and “instruction”?
@Pacerier You'll find it in some industries and occupations. It probably isn't a word you would use in anything consumer-facing, except to be humorously pretentious.
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comment How rude is “dude” in online writing?
@michael_timofeev In my circles, dude is almost unisex; much as the guys in you guys are ungendered; arguably, it was gender neutral to begin with. But see What is a feminine version of “dude”? and What is a feminine version of 'guys'?
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reviewed No Action Needed What was the original pronunciation of 'Zounds'?
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reviewed Leave Closed PC:“You are an American”, MSF: “No Sir, I am from Kentucky”, what kind of response is that?
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comment Can “rentee” be used to refer to one who rents an item?
The trick with rent is that its meaning is ambiguous; someone who borrows a car rents it, and the person who lends the car also rents it. It may be better to think of -er as representing a giving party and -ee as a receiving party, e.g. an adviser offers advice, an advisee accepts advice; a licensor grants a license, a licensee takes a license. If we treat rent as an agreed amount of money paid for use of a space (as indeed is its first definition in the dictionaries I checked), renter / rentee works fine.