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comment Can we use “morning” to describe half a day? How to say half a day using an adjective?
I don't know anyone who says "pre-noon" or "pre-midnight"
14h
comment Phrase to tell, that you have written a fast note
These kinds of ideas are usually described as having been written on the back of a napkin
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comment Can we use “morning” to describe half a day? How to say half a day using an adjective?
I did it all this morning is a natural thing to say. It's not clear what you are asking though. Can you give us a sentence with a blank where you'd like to insert the word you're looking for?
1d
comment Indian English use of “only” for emphasis
It can also be used to mean except. E.g., I finished the project, only when I pulled the trunk the light didn't go on. It seems to me that your usages are along these lines only they've inverted the word order.
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comment How do bare clauses beginning with “in which” work?
I take it you've never read A.A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh) You should read these as an ellipsis of [A chapter or story or tale] in which... E.g., In which Pooh and Piglet Go Hunting and Nearly Catch a Woozle
2d
comment Is there a word to describe someone who is always defeated at my hand?
continual annoyance.
Apr
22
comment …if to a reduced degree - meaning, usage
albeit changes the meaning. The use of if connotes a possibility, changing to albeit drops the possibility and replaces it with admittedly
Apr
21
comment Is “In such case” wrong?
If you are talking about a single case then you must use a if you are talking about multiple cases then you use the plural: in such cases. But it will be one of those two.
Apr
20
comment Using the word “foible”, and its interpretation
Wordnik is often a good place to go to get examples of a word in use.
Apr
20
comment “Sonata of…” or “The sonata of…”?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is asking for opinions on naming of musical compositions.
Apr
20
comment “Sonata of…” or “The sonata of…”?
Look at the names here:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonata#Famous_sonatas To stick with traditional naming practices you ought to name it along the lines of: Sonata in <your key> for <your instrument> OR <your instrument> Sonata No. 1 OR Awakening (Sonata in <your key>) But I think this is off-topic on ELU.
Apr
19
comment Did the author of the Hunger Games make a mistake here?
Do you mean first person or present tense?
Apr
18
comment Using the word “lagniappe”
I'd never heard the word before, but every dictionary I consult (that has it) states clearly that it is a gift given to a customer by a merchant at the time of a purchase and therefore should only be used in that exact context. I, however, would stay away from it entirely unless you want to try to intimidate people with your sesquipedalianism. It's not likely to be understood by the public at large.
Apr
17
comment What are some words that start with DL?
DLephant ate de peanut. Poker? DL me in. DL train goes right past my apartment window. Need one more
Apr
17
comment What are some words that start with DL?
Tell your teacher, "What DL do you mean by asking that?!" ;-)
Apr
17
comment using the word “croesus”
Capitalization of proper names is important.
Apr
16
comment Good word for something physical that's inexplicable
I can explain static electricity.
Apr
16
comment Good word for something physical that's inexplicable
@user867- Yes, but I can easily explain that kind of thing. OP says it can't be explained.
Apr
16
comment Good word for something physical that's inexplicable
@user3002473- I agree, but you would have to agree that whatever it is you want to describe, would have to be invisible among other things. Perhaps a better description of what you are trying to describe is in order.
Apr
16
comment Good word for something physical that's inexplicable
Well I certainly couldn't explain how something could be invisible even though I could feel it. And of course you can't be talking about things like wind or heat because those can be explained.