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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.


Oct
19
answered Should it be “Happy Birthday!” or “Happy birthday!” when used as a two word sentence?
Oct
18
comment Trouble coming up with a good starting sentence for an essay
@JAM - You point out the problem: Stack Exchange sites are not meant for discussion, they're question and answer sites, not discussion forums.
Oct
18
comment Trouble coming up with a good starting sentence for an essay
@JAM - This was closed there; rephrasing requests are off-topic there, since there cannot possibly be a single correct answer. Longer critique questions, however, are fine, although there are guidelines even for those.
Oct
11
awarded  Taxonomist
Oct
5
comment Sentence completion question
@Kris - The way this question is structured makes it a bad fit for any SE site, I think. It would probably get closed on Writers, or at least downvoted. I think question would be more answerable here if it were concerned with grammatical solutions.
Aug
18
comment How do native English speakers respond to “Thank you”?
@Chan-HoSuh - A smile, or perhaps some other non-verbal acknowledgement. (A polite nod, or bowing one's head, etc; they all mean, more or less, "I heard you and send nice happy nonverbal thoughts in your general direction.")
Aug
16
answered “Antarctic climate” or “antarctic climate”?
Aug
16
answered Comma or semicolon after “No” when responding to a question
Aug
12
awarded  Yearling
Jul
23
awarded  Caucus
Jun
27
awarded  Cleanup
Jun
27
revised “I have blocked the user account” versus “I blocked the user account”
rolled back to a previous revision
Jun
25
awarded  Guru
Jun
24
answered What words should be capitalized in “to whom it may concern”?
Jun
14
awarded  Guru
Jun
8
awarded  Constituent
Jun
8
awarded  Caucus
Apr
26
comment What does “Barack Obama, circa 2008, may have just clinched the Republican nomination for President in 2012” mean?
It's confusing me as well! Can you point me at the original source? Maybe that would help.
Apr
26
comment What does “Barack Obama, circa 2008, may have just clinched the Republican nomination for President in 2012” mean?
It's not you, this is confusingly written.
Apr
26
comment Is there a term for named chapters in a work of fiction?
Is my clarification to the first sentence in-line with your intent?