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Mar
16
answered 'Boring' is to 'bores' as 'tedious' is to what?
Mar
16
comment What are some alternative words for an item that casts magic spells?
I think Dumbo had a magic feather.
Mar
15
comment A question on the use of 'since'.
And even ten seasons after learning to hunt he was still unable to catch any deer.
Mar
14
comment Does vacillation imply intention or a mind? Can non-intelligent things vacillate?
People vacillate, things oscillate. If you want to anthropomorphize then maybe you could say that a thing was vacillating.
Mar
14
answered Single word: “for its own sake”
Mar
14
comment Syntax of They're memories made
They are memories [that have been] made.
Mar
13
comment Is the statement grammatically correct?
but are lengths really congruent or are they just equal?
Mar
13
comment What is the opposite of a sunk cost? (A sunk gain?)
shortsighted.
Mar
12
comment Word for a person who brings a guest
@KristinaLopez- I was just typing, "Bob is Carol's ticket in [to the event]"
Mar
12
comment 'suffuse': How can you pour something (from) below?
Did I say it was in a vacuum?
Mar
12
comment 'suffuse': How can you pour something (from) below?
What If I have an upside down cup of helium and I tip it, the helium will pour "up" right?
Mar
11
comment In what situations would a native English speaker omit the last g in an -ing verb?
The short answer is, whenever they feel like it. There are lots of reasons and a lot of them can't be guessed by an outside observer. If they wanted to enunciate clearly they might be more likely to leave it in, but even then a given regional dialect might be more likely to leave it off or vice versa.
Mar
10
comment Is “manually talented” a thing, linguistically-speaking?
While "good with his hands" is probably the most common, the phrase "manually adept" does have some frequency: google.com.my/…
Mar
10
comment “ain’t got the brains God gave a squirrel” - a (few) simpler alternative(s)
The guy couldn't pour water out of a boot if the instructions were written on the heel.
Mar
9
comment Why multiple length dashes (em, en, hyphen)?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's not about the English language specifically.
Mar
9
comment Why multiple length dashes (em, en, hyphen)?
Unfortunately I don't think this is a question about the English language- I think these characters are used in other languages besides English.
Mar
9
comment Why multiple length dashes (em, en, hyphen)?
I think OP's question is not, "what are each of them for", but why does it make a difference? I.e., if everyone used a hyphen for everything, what confusion would it cause?
Mar
8
comment Difference between Brand (noun) and Branding (gerund?)
+1 Nice!
Mar
8
comment usage of adverb never
Good point @PeterShor
Mar
8
comment usage of adverb never
If you are suggesting that, "We had a fight and never speak again." might be correct the answer is. "No." You might use the historical present and say, "[In 1980] we have a fight and never speak again." "We had a fight and never spoke again." might be used when the person has died and there is no more chance of speaking. "We had a fight and have never spoken again." might be used when the person is still living and a chance remains for speaking in the future.