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Oct
17
comment How to read “A = (πr)²” so as not to mistake it for “A = πr²”
If it's regional, and the region isn't specified in the question, it isn't usefully standardized. Besides, I don't see the question limiting the scope to teaching.
Sep
30
comment Why is it a “gene pool”?
"genetic heritage ... essential resource for human life.". I took this, along with the TFD quote, to be suggesting some kind of intentional collaboration. That has nothing to do with gene pools.
Sep
30
comment Why is it a “gene pool”?
You're confusing, IMO, the noun with the intent of the verb example. Some pools may be created deliberately with collaborative intent, but that isn't intrinsic to all pools. You could more accurately say that all human life is an accidental by-product of natural selection operating on a gene pool.
Jul
24
comment A general word for weapons which are not considered firearms
Since none of the article's sources are from natively English-speaking regions, and I've never seen or heard this term used before, I caution against assuming it is idiomatic English just because it's on Wikipedia.
May
19
awarded  Critic
May
19
comment Idiom for the phrase “someone who gets what he deserved”
And the related, informal, comeuppance.
May
19
comment This rule admits/allows no exceptions. Which do you use
@Elian - I'd agree it's probably more common, but that's very different to saying the suggested form is possibly incorrect ... which is factually is not.
May
19
revised This rule admits/allows no exceptions. Which do you use
fewer words, hopefully clearer punctuation
May
19
comment This rule admits/allows no exceptions. Which do you use
It sounds slightly old-fashioned to me, but not odd, and it definitely isn't incorrect.
May
19
answered This rule admits/allows no exceptions. Which do you use
Apr
28
answered “He is loved”, is 'loved' an adjective or a verb?
Mar
21
comment A shorter phrase for “is a poor predictor of”
In that case, it will probably be easier for your audience to parse the standard phrase they're already familiar with, than any substitute you find (even if the replacement is shorter or otherwise better).
Mar
21
comment A shorter phrase for “is a poor predictor of”
is a poor predictor of is a standard phrase in the jargon of science writing. Are you addressing a lay or professional audience?
Dec
16
awarded  Yearling
Oct
25
answered What is the meaning of “public sphere” and “public space”?
Aug
23
comment Noun form of primary
The noun is primacy, like I said. It's defined, in each of those three links, as a noun. Is there something I missed?
Aug
22
awarded  Editor
Aug
22
revised To download something ON or ONTO a device?
added 256 characters in body
Aug
22
answered To download something ON or ONTO a device?
Aug
22
answered Noun form of primary