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I teach English as a Foreign Language in Japan.


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awarded  grammar
May
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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer
May
13
awarded  Notable Question
May
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Use of “rather” instead of “whether”
Apr
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revised Is Valley Girl speak “like”, entering the language?
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Mar
29
comment Is Valley Girl speak “like”, entering the language?
@cipricus Thanks. You made me notice that I missed the "dramatic portrayal" element from my answer of 18 months ago. I've added to it now.
Mar
29
revised Is Valley Girl speak “like”, entering the language?
My understanding has moved on, so I've added to my answer.
Mar
24
revised Is “Is it a girl or a boy?” really calling the infant an “it”?
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Mar
24
answered Is “Is it a girl or a boy?” really calling the infant an “it”?
Mar
20
answered How to use a the possessive “s” after a dot?
Mar
19
comment How do the tenses and aspects in English correspond temporally to one another?
A little late in my response, I know, but actually you can indicate actions taking place now. "I now pronounce you man and wife." "I write to inform you that ...." (arguably) "[I] Thank you." It's called the performative. Admittedly, it's not very common, but I think it reinforces the point I made in my earlier answer.
Mar
17
comment When to use “me and my __” and “my __ and me”?
@FumbleFingers I guess that's why we should write, "One day, my dog and I went for a walk." :-P
Mar
17
answered What is a good idiom for deceptive smile?
Mar
13
revised What language function does profanity serve?
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Mar
12
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
12
revised What language function does profanity serve?
(over)simplified
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11
revised What language function does profanity serve?
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Mar
11
revised What language function does profanity serve?
Added thoughts on whether we can do without swearing.