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reviewed Leave Open “I am seeing” or “I am going to see”?
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reviewed No Action Needed One in fifty “is” or “are”?
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comment A word that means 'language and usage'
Btw, EL&U started in Aug 2010 when in the third quarter alone there were 8.5 million iPhones sold.
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comment Can One Jump To Good Conclusions?
I don't quite understand your question. A conclusion is only good if it is correct. If the conclusion I draw turns out to be incorrect then that is a bad conclusion.
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comment need a word FAST because i am writing a story!
And if we change Joe to Tom then that opens up a whole lot more options. "You have the ability to fly?" asked Tom plainly.
Nov
25
comment need a word FAST because i am writing a story!
IF I interpret this correctly, the word you are looking for fits in a sentence like: "You have an ability to fly and your never told us!?!", said Joe, <insert adverb here>. But of course, the word describes how Joe was feeling about the discovery and not so much about his transition from unknowing to knowing. We don't have enough information to suggest any words for how he felt about it. It might be excitedly or it might be dejectedly or any other number of words.
Nov
23
comment Can “barge in” be used as an informal and quirky way of saying “come in” and “come on in”?
There's (said with a tone of resignation), "Alright, get your sorry ass inside. You can sleep on the sofa." (This would be said if your friend knocked on your door.) If he called you on the phone it might be, "Alright. Get your sorry ass over here..."
Nov
23
comment What is the American word for 'tea-towel'?
@JanusBahsJacquet- How do you define towel? To me it's a piece of cloth (or more generally material) that's absorbent used to dry things. In this case dishes.
Nov
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comment What is the American word for 'tea-towel'?
@JamesWebster- We just call those paper towels
Nov
23
comment Are there any famous English poems that every British-raised or American-raised person knows?
How about Carroll's Jabberwocky?
Nov
23
comment Fruitful? Fruitless? Fruitempty? Fruitmore?
English is not logical. It is what it is. I might similarly argue that it should be fruitsome to match toothless, toothsome
Nov
21
comment Is it clear what “it” is referring to in the following sentence?
But if that is omitted, I'd probably use a comma after smile.
Nov
20
comment Word for something so obvious there is no need to state it
But my best answer is so obvious I decided not to post it.
Nov
20
comment Word for something so obvious there is no need to state it
I'd suggest self-evident but it doesn't fit in your sentence.
Nov
20
comment “X used to be Y”
Note that in speech used to be gets run together as "youstabee"
Nov
19
comment Tense about tenses
Perhaps it's something nobody really needs to know. I know I have been speaking English my whole life and have never even stopped to try and count.
Nov
19
comment “warmth of one another” or “one another's warmth”
The first option also requires a the: ...from the warmth of one another...
Nov
18
comment Word for “partially buried”?
This question is funny to me because it seems akin to: The man lay sprawled on the ground [...]. The word dead would imply that his life had ended. Is there a word to show that his life had only partially ended (e.g., his knee was scraped up)?
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comment Word for “partially buried”?
+1 for nestled.
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comment What is a word that means unforgettable but with a negative connotation?
People often say, "That's something I'll never be able to forget." I.e., I'd like to forget it, but it won't be possible.