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comment Name for a groom, in relation to the best man
Yep, he’s the groom and, typically, your best friend or brother etc.
3h
comment What do you think about this character flaw?
That person is materialistic and is just in it for the money.
4h
comment “Try to open the car” vs. “Try opening the car”
Idiomatically one does not ‘open a car” but we could change the sentence to “open the jar” and then talk about the rest of the grammar.
4h
comment They don't like I spend time alone vs they don't like me spending time alone
It could also be, “They don’t like that I spend time alone.
16h
comment Difference of “I visited / have visited the museum many times when I was a university student.”
“a” is a good sentence. “b” is a horrible mixture of tenses.
16h
comment Meaning of the phrase: “I am but one.”
Here but = only
1d
comment Are there English equivalents to “Samurai uses (show off) a toothpick, even he hasn’t eaten anything (for a day)”?
Don't let'em see you sweat might be applicable.
1d
comment What's the word to describe someone who is trying to appear dumber than they actually are?
How about Columbo?
2d
comment Word choice for a comparison of different amounts
Really you are simply reporting the minimum frequency for the two articles and the difference between min and max. “For each listed animal, the minimum frequncy of occurrence in the two articles is reported along with the delta between the minimum and the maximum.
2d
comment Are there English equivalents to “Samurai uses (show off) a toothpick, even he hasn’t eaten anything (for a day)”?
There is the phrase "keeping up appearances" But this has the connotation of being too proud to admit to your bad fortune.
2d
comment Is “cemetery gaits” grammatically correct?
Sounds like zombies to me.
2d
comment Can I use meet for an online meeting?
Just call it a "Skype meeting" if you want to be specific. Or "Lync meeting" or "Webex" or ... whatever you use.
2d
comment Salary Increment, Revise Email to HR
Typically HR doesn't do this in a vacuum. Your boss is the one you should be approaching.
2d
comment English reference to a work colleague
A control freak
Feb
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comment Basic question about way to open and write a letter or query to a person
This is not prescribed by the English language. It is prescribed by etiquette and style guides.
Feb
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Feb
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comment What do you call a person who makes easy things difficult?
That’s called a manager I think.
Feb
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comment Was “sexting” an Australian slang term originally?
@Josh61 - highly doubtful. They had to have used an existing well-known term. I’m surprised we’re talking about 2005 here. I’m sure I heard of this before then (in the US) but I don’t have any evidence.
Feb
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comment Why does “alcohol” end with /ɔl/ for some American speakers? Which ones?
I would have characterized it just the opposite: “for American speakers the ”-ol” in alcohol rhymes with all- where do some Americans rhyme it with old instead. Is this a regional thing?
Feb
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comment when I have to use phrasal verbs
I would recommend that you think about phrasal verbs as just “verbs” learn the meanings of all verbs you intend to use. Learn the nuances between similar verbs. Then always use the correct verb for your intended meaning- whether that’s a phrasal verb or not.