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comment Difference between “strong reaction of relief” and “lassitude”
When one expresses relief one is expressing satisfaction at knowing that the burden (whatever it was has passed). An expression of lassitude expresses weariness or lack of energy. While it may be the case that one may feel tired after taking on a heavy burden and carrying it to completion, and afterwards one may sigh with relief or sigh due to weariness, they express completely different sentiments.
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comment “You will love him to ruins.”
Please check that you’ve spelled everything correctly.
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comment “offered by him” or “he offers”?
“cos” is cosine, the word is because and is sometimes shortened very informally to ’cuz. But your sentence doesn’t seem to be a case where this level of informality is warranted. Also offers is probably not the right verb. Maybe *requested, specified, demanded”
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comment I _____ a work of fiction. (Fill in the blank.)
OP says, "I'm looking for a single verb y" such that it means for novels, movies songs and games respectively- *read, watch, listen to, and play"
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comment I _____ a work of fiction. (Fill in the blank.)
You might just drop the verb altogether: "I enjoys works of fictions". "I like fantasy" "Keep an open mind with works of fictions"
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comment I _____ a work of fiction. (Fill in the blank.)
"Keep an open mind when you inhabit a work of fiction"?!? I don't think this answer makes sense.
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comment Does English have an expression like “nth day”?
We can also just use the absolute dates: "I'll meet you on the 8th" which refers to the day of the month. @Lavya, your example is a little ambiguous. if today was July 16th and a Sunday and you wanted to meet someone on Tuesday the 18th would you say "the 18th day from today" or would you say, "the 2nd day from today" or would you say, "the 3rd day from today"?
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comment Does English have an expression like “nth day”?
We typically say, "n days from today". And since "1 day from today" can't mean today (that would be 0 days from today) we'd say "2 days from now" or "2 days from today" to mean Tuesday if today was Sunday.
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revised A word for evidence used to tell if someone has been in your room
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answered A word for evidence used to tell if someone has been in your room
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comment How should I call “summer prepared” for a car?
Yeah, when I lived in New York we did winterize things. But even now that I live in Arizona we never summer-ize anything. Summer just doesn’t require special treatment like winter does.
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comment Is there a word for a group of software programmers?
@HotLicks - Ah. I see :-) Yeah I find I’m much happier if I don’t look at SO at all. I see enough bad code at work...
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comment Is there a word for a group of software programmers?
@HotLicks of course they don’t produce it they just collect it ;-)
Jul
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comment Is there a word for a group of software programmers?
All groups of musicians are not an orchestra nor even a band. They might just be a bunch of like-minded individuals at a party. A group of programmers working together on the same project is generally called a team but a group of programmers at a party might be called a geek squad ;-)
Jul
30
comment What to call an area or territory without government control?
+1 for no man’s land
Jul
30
comment Is there a standard ordering for the question mark and the exclamation mark used together?
The interrobang just looks messy to me- like my carriage got stuck and started printing without advancing. I’d be more inclined to use it if there was a cleanly merged glyph. But even then I like the explicit ordering I get when I use the two characters separately.
Jul
30
comment Exclamation mark and question mark
This is not standard punctuation. But I use it often in informal communications. I look at it this way: a punctuation mark punctuates what precedes it. A question mark marks something as a question and an exclamation mark makes something emphatic. So if you wish to question an emphatic statement then use !? if you wish to make an emphatic question use ?!
Jul
30
comment What is the scientific name to humour that is based on surprise
I'd call it a joke, and further, a one-liner
Jul
30
comment Word meaning “to make more accurate”?
@SarahofGaia- The point is we don't really have such a word. We may have a context-specific word but you haven't given us a specific context. For example in some contexts calibrate could be used to improve accuracy. And a while a refinement does represent an improvement it is not always an improvement in accuracy.
Jul
29
comment Future Tense Help
Use of should here is a ok, but a little stiff/dated. Most people nowadays would say, "If I don't receive my letter by the end of the week, I will pay my bill."