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revised What is the best salutation to use in cover letter when I don't have contact information?
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comment On the usage of “etcetera”
@XavierVidalHernández: The three dots are often used when quoting a text, and you leave out a part of the original text that are not relevant in your context.
Sep
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revised Is it acceptable to nest parentheses?
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Aug
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comment When did the term “Jay” come to mean an “unintelligent person”?
Your reference say: "Applied to humans in sense of "impertinent chatterer, flashy dresser" from 1620s." I would say this is not entirely the same as what is asked in the question. I would say it needs other answers for when this was taken further to mean "unintelligent person".
Jun
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answered Is there a usage of “the” that indicates one out of a group of many?
Jun
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comment Difference in usage of “regular”, “usual”, “ordinary”, “normal”, “common”
@mfe: I would not use tap water. In many places tap water is not clean enough to drink, so sill water would be better (as in bottled water than comes from a clean source).
Jun
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answered Difference in usage of “regular”, “usual”, “ordinary”, “normal”, “common”
Jun
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comment What is the Tacoma Narrows bridge doing in this picture?
@Mechanicalsnail: My thoughts excactly when I was reading the definition in this answer.
May
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comment Is it acceptable to nest parentheses?
@T.Webster: Yes, that is exactly why you should use it with care as I said in my answer. A good advice would be to look quickly over what you have written, and see if it is easy to spot the matched parenthese pairs (without the aid of a programming IDE...).
Mar
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comment “Your” vs. “you're”: Why the confusion?
@DanielHanly: I often have to read it twice when "you're" is misspelled as "your" because I the meaning of the two is in my head very different.
Mar
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comment Is “Don't you know? ” the same as “Do not you know?”?
Strictly speaking, the extraction of "Aren't I?" should be "Are not I" to follow the same "rules" as the OP use in the question, but the logic still stands.
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Mar
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answered Why is “Why don't you like ___?” okay, but “Why do not you like?” ___?“ isn't?”
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comment Meaning of “know life for what it is”
@jwpat7: The question you linked to as a possible duplicate, is now closed as "Not a real question", of which I agree. I'm not sure I agree that this question here sould be closed though, as beyond clarifying the meaning of the phrace, it would be interresting to also get some historic background on how this kind of wording originated. Maybe it would be better to expand the question to include this.
Mar
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answered How do I make correct referencing?
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answered Meaning of “know life for what it is”
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