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reviewed Approve Not a duplicate - Different question altogether regarding comma placement inside/outside of quote marks in BE
Jan
19
revised “She is at the dentist's now”
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Jan
15
revised Etymology of “a pride of lions”
Link the image to its own enlargement
Jan
14
revised Eve-teasing… are such words used only in the country of origin
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Jan
13
revised why we don't use “s” when we question
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Jan
13
comment English word that means “a process that does not teach you anything”?
The title of the question does not match the body (Rev 4). The title says "a process that does not teach you anything", but the body says that you learn the root cause of Failure A and new skills when fixing Failure B. So, the question is self-contradictory. Therefore, I have voted to close it as "unclear what you are asking.
Jan
11
comment Opposite of “out of date”?
The banana situation and the car part situation are sufficiently different that most good terms won't work for both. They aren't analogous either — the banana will be fine when it eventually ripens, but the car part will still be incompatible.
Jan
10
revised Difference between 'to the left' and 'on the left'
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Jan
10
revised “Happy Birthday sir!” or “Happy Birthday, sir!”?
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Jan
10
comment What do you call the point at which an individual water supply line enters a building?
In telecommunications, the connection point is called a demarcation point, or "demarc". I don't know if it applies to water service, though.
Jan
10
reviewed Approve What do you call the point at which an individual water supply line enters a building?
Jan
10
revised Word for deliberately taking the literal rather than implied message
edited tags; edited title
Jan
10
revised Pronunciation of “compact” across English dialects, when used as different parts of speech
Removed inappropriate use of monospace font
Jan
10
answered Opposite of “to put off”
Jan
10
comment Is there a word for “not greedy”?
Yes, but you might also feel "satisfied" after stuffing yourself with a huge meal.
Jan
9
reviewed Approve Which expressions can be used to close an email?
Jan
8
comment “Sometimes”, “oftentimes” — is there a -times word for “very rarely”?
@RegDwigнt Changing the title narrowed the question. Why did you do that?
Jan
8
comment Is the “female” in “female cousin” redundant here?
@user51369 Are you sure that delaying gender information by a few words would make a Chinese audience uneasy? Spoken Chinese is basically gender-neutral when it comes to personal pronouns (他/她 sound the same), and that doesn't cause discomfort. The same goes for Chinese personal names — they are less easily gendered than most English names.
Jan
8
revised Is the “female” in “female cousin” redundant here?
added 1 character in body
Jan
8
answered Is the “female” in “female cousin” redundant here?