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4h
comment Using the word “foible”, and its interpretation
Wordnik is often a good place to go to get examples of a word in use.
6h
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.
6h
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.
1d
comment Did the author of the Hunger Games make a mistake here?
Do you mean first person or present tense?
2d
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.
Apr
16
comment Do I take a small nap or a light nap?
Also a cat nap ;-)
Apr
16
comment “It was turning out the dining-room done it.”
It's colloquial quoted speech- not intended to match textbook English. However without more context I can't tell whether the intended meaning is: It was the "turning out" of the dining-room that had done it OR It was turning out that the dining-room had done it
Apr
15
comment people that will laugh at anything
Wow! Very nice.
Apr
15
comment Is “womb owners” an accepted word?
That's two separate words- each of which is in the dictionary.
Apr
13
answered Out - usage, meaning
Apr
13
comment A Simile for a Strenuous activity
trying to push a camel through the eye of a needle.
Apr
11
answered What is the word for act of monotonously demanding for something (many be a toy) repeatedly?
Apr
11
revised Term for student who was thrown out of university?
added definition and link to source