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Mar
20
comment Single word for both inbox and archive
How about folder
Mar
20
comment Looking for a word meaning “where or who it came from”
I like origin too or perhaps source
Mar
20
comment What is the difference about two sentences below?
What's the difference between "Despite a broken leg, he managed to finish the race" AND "Despite being a broken leg, he managed to finish the race."
Mar
20
answered What is a word to describe blatant praise by a shill?
Mar
19
comment “Since” vs “ever since”
I think the sentence with "ever" seems more likely to have come out of a young teenager's mouth.
Mar
14
comment Etymology of Sidesplitting
And in the days when things were carried on cloth/burlap sacks that could burst their seams when jostled the analogy makes perfect sense.
Mar
10
comment The logic behind “better safe than sorry”
IF you are deciding whether to take some action that may or may not be of any consequence where taking the action can provide an increased level of insurance against possible misfortune but the possibility of misfortune is low, such that it is unlikely that the insurance is really required, you might apply the adage "better safe than sorry." In others words, it's better to take the action and know you'll be safe in case misfortune occurs, than to have it occur and be sorry and wish you had.
Mar
9
comment What does the reviewer mean?
I said before your inequality sign is backwards, but so is everything else. It would be easier to fix by saying "A vector ⃗ v dominates ⃗u denoted by..."
Mar
9
awarded  Deputy
Mar
9
comment Another way of saying “to pay close attention to”
This is not a perfunctory guideline. This is a requirement.
Mar
8
comment What is a word that means someone who is involved in the arts without implying a specific type of art?
You might be able to use "artists of every sort" [not just painters] as a noun phrase.
Mar
7
comment A word for sacrificing oneself for a higher cause?
@WS2- My observation is that OP rejected martyr, not because it did not refer to the "right" sort of people, but because it was thought to "imply suffering more than death" I think we are just pointing out that martyrdom does actually require death in all non-figurative usage, and it is therefore applicable in that respect. Whether it is applicable to any particular instance of death for a higher cause is a different matter, but OP seemed to be happy with it apart from the suffering vs death interpretation.
Mar
6
comment In a technical environment what is the correct sentence to use when solving a problem
In that instance I'd use "Your problem has been resolved, please check your PC and let us know if you have any more issues."
Mar
6
comment In a technical environment what is the correct sentence to use when solving a problem
It's impossible to say without more context- each is appropriate in different cases.
Mar
6
comment A word for sacrificing oneself for a higher cause?
@Kris is right. Martyr is exactly the right word. The use of martyr in cases where the person is not actually put to death is simply a figurative usage.
Mar
6
comment Is there a word “issual”?
I hope you're right- it's a terrible word.
Mar
4
comment Are these hyperboles?
Given the definition of hyperbole, what questions do you have about its applicability in these instances?
Mar
3
comment Is it “get” or “gets” in “Nobody move and nobody get(s) hurt”?
The ambiguity in this question makes it slightly interesting because "Nobody get hurt." is a perfectly grammatical command.
Mar
3
comment “Coat” vs. “jacket” in AE
I also tend to differentiate by level of insulation- a coat usually will keep you warmer than a jacket: "How cold is it outside? Do I need my coat? Or can I just wear my jacket?"
Mar
2
comment convert this sentence to “not only but also”
This question appears to be off-topic because it is asking for writing advice.