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reviewed Reviewed Is this sentence necessarily too long
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comment “Is been”: grammatical or not?
Where have you seen or heard is been used? Is it by people whose first language is English? You may have misheard someone saying is being or has been; is been is ungrammatical in standard English.
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comment Is “grammar nazi” politically correct?
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reviewed Looks OK What would you call a person who shares every thought they have?
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comment What would you call a person who shares every thought they have?
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comment Is “German measles” regarded as offensive?
@medica I haven't come across liberty fries; surely you mean Freedom Fries — a name that demonstrates that even redneck owners of Inner Banks diners can appreciate alliteration.
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reviewed Reviewed What would you call a person who shares every thought they have?
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revised What would you call a person who shares every thought they have?
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comment What would you call a person who shares every thought they have?
I wouldn't use oversharer myself for this scenario. To me, an oversharer over-shares personal information, either in excessive quantity or in contravention of social norms about matters that should be kept private and offline. Oversharers tweet every meal they consume, or post photos from their sexual encounters on Facebook. Someone who tirelessly interjects trivial facts I would call a Brainy Smurf, though that's probably just showing my age.
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reviewed No Action Needed Over half our board and staff [are/is] people of color?
Oct
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comment Using word “hate” in American English
This is the exact counterpart to love, with probably the same answer: these words are used very casually and informally, especially by younger people. If someone says I hate Mondays, no, it does not mean they expend emotional energy directing hatred at Monday, which after all is just a day of the week; it simply means someone dislikes that it is Monday. If the English are known for understatement, Americans are known for hyperbole.
Oct
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reviewed Close What are the possible figurative synonyms for “compound”?
Oct
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reviewed Close “There is the people” vs “there are the people”
Oct
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reviewed Leave Open “Slice” vs “Piece”: when to use which?
Oct
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reviewed Looks OK A word for “mapping existing steps into a larger future plan that commences now”
Oct
16
reviewed Looks OK A single word which means to start a company or business
Oct
16
comment A single word which means to start a company or business
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Oct
16
reviewed Close I thorougly enjoy _____
Oct
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comment I thorougly enjoy _____
It is impossible to say, because you have not given us the full context, and because you have not identified what your actual question or concern is— why do you think it wouldn't be appropriate? Please take the site tour and read through the help center for guidance on how to use this site. Our sister site for English Language Learners may also be of interest.
Oct
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reviewed Reviewed Is “misogyny” only applicable to men? What is the antonym of misogyny?