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Jan
23
comment “The die were cast.”
This doesn't really address OP's question about using die as a plural form.
Jan
23
comment What verbs can you use in a sentence “The movie ”Boyhood“ runs for three hours”?
Boyhood is three hours long.
Jan
23
comment Are these things rude?
Whether it’s rude or just informal depends on the relationship between the speaker and the recipient.
Jan
23
comment How do I ask a question and make a comment in the same sentence?
Why am I asking you- what could an idiot possibly know about grammar?
Jan
23
comment “Down by a point” meaning
@Lawrence - what is this then? ecb.co.uk/news/domestic/lv-county-championship/…
Jan
23
comment “Down by a point” meaning
The reference is probably to cricket not baseball because baseball uses runs not points
Jan
23
comment “Down by a point” meaning
To be even more confusing it is context dependent - you could be “1 down” if one player is in the penalty box.
Jan
22
comment Is it proper to say, “This is my Uncle Archie's current wife.”
“current” in this case would sound condescending- as if to say “and she won’t be the last”
Jan
22
comment Is it proper to say, “This is my Uncle Archie's current wife.”
“current” is unnecessary; it’s just “wife”. Any previous wives are ex-wives
Jan
22
comment Is this grammatically correct/sound ok? “I hope you live your life in the very heart of your ignorance. ”
As @ab2 points out, this is an insult or a "curse". You are saying, "You are an stupid, ignorant person and I hope you never get any wiser; I hope you're stuck with your ignorance for the rest of your life."
Jan
22
comment An idiom for “Do I have the job?”
Did I get the job? Or a bit more playfully: “So, when do I start?”
Jan
21
comment Term for doing something little by little?
+1 Good one...
Jan
21
comment Allow introducing myself vs. allow me introducing myself
@ab2 No, he's gotta guess his name. ;-)
Jan
20
comment What are the most popular meanings for 'stall'
First, please tell us what you think the definition of completely means.
Jan
20
comment What does he mean by “You'll never see my shade”?
@Ricky- Well... then he's used it correctly. "You'll never see my <pos>" calls for a noun and shade is a noun.
Jan
19
comment What does he mean by “You'll never see my shade”?
@Ricky- not trying to be silly, but unless there’s some “behind the scenes commentary” on “the writing of MoBS” in which Sting discusses the lyrics and his intent, how could any know why he chose one word over another?
Jan
19
comment Words that are spoken one way but written another
I think this mainly comes from people trying to use words they aren’t “qualified” to use.
Jan
19
comment Words that are spoken one way but written another
I don’t know anyone who says “re noom er ay shun” when they mean “re muner ay shun”
Jan
19
comment What does he mean by “You'll never see my shade”?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because interpretation of song lyrics is off topic here. a definitive answer would ultimately have to come from the author- everything else would just be guesses.
Jan
19
comment A Term for a Location Where a Person has Stopped or Idled for an allocated length of time
loiter location for alliteration, or loiter point for something that trips off the tongue a little easier.