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I'm a freelance editor and avid reader. I love the English language despite it's maddeningly illogical grammar and syntax.


Aug
23
comment “Drupal Planet” versus “Planet Drupal”
Planet Drupal also sounds like Planet Hollywood.
Aug
23
answered “I have blocked the user account” versus “I blocked the user account”
Aug
23
awarded  Organizer
Aug
23
revised What should I use instead of “prefixed with”?
edited tags
Aug
23
comment What should I use instead of “prefixed with”?
@kiamlaluno: The only way for you to avoid passive voice here would be a clumsy construction like "The writer must use prefix [x] before function [y]." Sometimes passive voice is the most elegant solution.
Aug
23
comment What do you call the word used in prose to describe the surroundings to make prose richer?
Descriptive terms: -Sight -- Visual description -Sound -- Auditory or aural description -Smell -- Olfactory description
Aug
23
comment What do you call the word used in prose to describe the surroundings to make prose richer?
This is part of the answer, but not all of it. The question asks about "sight, sounds, smells, ect (sic)".
Aug
23
answered What are the possible words for a task?
Aug
22
awarded  Commentator
Aug
22
comment Why do you say “friend of mine” instead of “friend of me”?
@Shinto Sherlock -- Yes, it does answer the question. The question includes "Is there a specific situation when you use one or the other?" Please explain how providing examples (which I did) does not fulfill that aspect of the question.
Aug
20
answered Why do you say “friend of mine” instead of “friend of me”?
Aug
20
answered Can one be *highly* ambivalent?
Aug
19
comment When should one use the comma versus the semicolon, and vice versa?
Similar to this question.
Aug
19
answered Is “fastly” a correct word?
Aug
18
comment How should one answer a business phone?
This is a good answer, but I'd also suggest that Alex inquire if there are any guidelines at his work about this. Local rules would take priority. Some employee handbooks address this issue. At smaller companies, it makes sense to see how others answer the phone for external calls, and to be consistent as an organization.
Aug
17
comment In what contexts is it important to maintain your accent or dialect?
Great question. Perhaps it should have the pronunciation tag?
Aug
17
revised Is there a more modern way to say “it's a pity”?
added 3 characters in body
Aug
16
awarded  Critic
Aug
16
comment What are some good books on articulation?
Community wiki?
Aug
16
comment Is using the possessive 's correct in “the car's antenna”?
"The town's hall" implies "town hall", a common phrase in the US, and there would indeed be only one.