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I teach English as a Foreign Language in Japan.


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revised Is Valley Girl speak “like”, entering the language?
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Mar
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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 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
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Mar
12
revised What language function does profanity serve?
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Mar
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.
Mar
11
answered What language function does profanity serve?
Mar
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What's the difference between “percent of” and “percentage of”?
Mar
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on check point, checkpoint or check-point
Mar
11
comment Which one is grammatically correct?
Ask at English Language and Learners (ell.stackexchange.com)
Mar
9
reviewed Reject suggested edit on “This cake, what is my favorite, makes me happy”
Mar
6
comment Should I use a hyphen after -ly when modifying a verb in the past participle verb?
@FummbleFingers I've expanded on it, rather than reverted. Thanks.