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Jul
23
comment How can “ A smell leapt out so horrid that it seemed to colour the air ” be correct?
It looks like a poorly written mixed metaphor. Horror and color aren't generally used together, even in figurative expressions.
Jul
21
revised What's the name of the buildings/infrastructure collecting raw resources?
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Jul
21
answered What's the name of the buildings/infrastructure collecting raw resources?
Jul
20
answered What would you call an entity that is indestructible, but harmless to others?(read statement)
Jul
18
answered Noun or phrase similar to clone with positive connotation?
Jul
17
comment What images evoke the concept of “skin in the game”, commitment, investment, and accountability?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this site is concerned with the English language, not visual metaphors
Jul
17
comment Neutral word for half-hearted
You need to provide context and/or examples for this sort of request. Allow us to understand why "half-hearted" doesn't work for you.
Jul
16
answered Numerate versus Enumerate
Jul
16
answered *A neutral alternative to “notable”
Jul
15
answered A word that fits the concept of “only do something once, and only when it is needed”
Jul
15
comment Framing a question whose answer is an ordinal number
@Mari-LouA I have to disagree. The word "which" focuses on the question of ordinality better than "what" does. An answer to the question "what are you" might very reasonably be something like "(I'm not the first, but) I am the brightest!" I am an American speaker.
Jul
15
revised Framing a question whose answer is an ordinal number
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Jul
15
revised Framing a question whose answer is an ordinal number
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Jul
15
answered Framing a question whose answer is an ordinal number
Jul
13
comment what does the preposition “up” mean in “He got beaten up by other kids in school”?
This is a very good and authoritative answer. It adds a dimension to the meaning that one might not otherwise be consciously aware of. Might I say "Work was punishing today" is atelic and "I was punished at work today" is telic? On the other hand, does "thoroughly" (as StoneyB mentions) imply telicity? To be beaten up today does not necessarily mean tomorrow will be any different. (And many of us in the corporate world are familiar with the phrase the beatings will continue until morale improves.)
Jul
11
reviewed Approve Is there an English equivalant to the Russian saying “the baker never buys his bread”?
Jul
10
comment Expression meaning crying in reaction to beauty
In a question worded in terms of cause and effect, the question was about effect. You worded the title to ask about cause.
Jul
9
comment Expression meaning crying in reaction to beauty
Edited to resolve conflict introduced in first edit.
Jul
9
revised Expression meaning crying in reaction to beauty
First edit changed the apparent meaning of the question as written in the body by providing a conflicting question in the title.
Jul
9
comment Expression meaning crying in reaction to beauty
It is unclear whether you want to know an expression for the beauty that causes the crying or an expression that means "crying because of beauty" Your subject title does not match your question.