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Web dev by day, aspiring author by night, and generally interested in (and opinionated about) way too many things.

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comment “Follow close behind” vs “follow closely behind”?
Interesting anecdote, but are you disagreeing with @tchrist's conclusion that "follow close behind" sounds better, or just with the reasoning that it sounds better because close can be used as an adverb?
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comment “Follow close behind” vs “follow closely behind”?
+1 for the note on position/motion; a very good point (which my own dictionary neglected to make). Not quite sure what you mean by the stand closer to you example, though - obviously you wouldn't say "stand closerly to you" - nor by "including that one", since "follow closely behind" sounds ok (doesn't it?). Could you please clarify?
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comment the difference between “really” and “very”
@RandomDuck.NET: I believe you mean non-gradable. I also believe that not all people get irony. And true is only non-gradable in the boolean logic sense. In practice, there are always degrees of truth....
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answered What is an elegant way to refer to a figure displaying an algorithm?
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comment Which is correct: “Filename”, “File Name” or “FileName”?
"Under any circumstances" is a bit extreme. Consider for instance proper nouns such as MacDonald, McAfee, iPad, and iiNet.
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comment Why are there so few English words that begin with the letter X?
@MT_Head: xelactly!
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comment Why are there so few English words that begin with the letter X?
Doesn't anyone play the xylophone anymore?
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