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Apr
13
comment Is it better to say Aye instead of Yes when committing to something?
Oh, but Aye is being heard in churches around the world?
Apr
13
comment Is it better to say Aye instead of Yes when committing to something?
"Yes" is formal. "Yeah", "Yah" are casual/informal. "Aye" is outdated in everyday English and unless you are trying to be funny or are a sailor responding to a captain's orders, don't use it.
Apr
12
comment What is the difference between “scold” and “criticize”?
You should cover the to someone nature of scold. I can criticize you while talking about you to someone else, but I can only scold you when I’m speaking to you.
Apr
12
comment What is the difference between “scold” and “criticize”?
It’s buried in the definitions. “to scold” has “to someone” whereas “to criticize” can just be “of” or “about” someone.
Apr
12
comment Is there anything wrong with my interpretation of this sentence?
More importantly "Jet Green Air" is not just a company it is an airline. They have many flights arriving- some have been delayed, some have not.
Apr
12
comment Does the word “findability” exist in English?
@ChrisBergin- I'd suggest that findability can refer to the ability to locate something previously known to the finder while discoverability seems only to refer to the ability to become aware of the existence of something.
Apr
11
comment What does 'hush your mouth' mean when Elton John says it?
It could be that it is being used in place of (to cover up or censor) the real, but inappropriate, word in that line of thought.
Apr
11
comment Why does “keep tabs on” mean what it means
@DanBron - exactly my thoughts as well.
Apr
11
comment “May I know what the status of my application is” or “May I know what is the status of my application?”
It is: “May I know what the status of my application is?
Apr
11
comment “May I know what the status of my application is” or “May I know what is the status of my application?”
Again, “May I know your name?”
Apr
11
comment “May I know what the status of my application is” or “May I know what is the status of my application?”
The whole “May I know” thing may be a bit overly formal, but if I were to use it, I’d say, “May I know the status of my application?” you don’t need the “what is” construction at all.
Apr
11
comment word(s) to describe someone judge others by one tiny detail
“Unsympathetic” or “overly critical”
Apr
11
comment Can all dynamic (action) verbs be paired up with all existing prepositions to form compound verbs?, ie. “Throw- out,off,in, up, etc.”
Pick some action verbs and try them with this list. For example, note 'worth' is a preposition.
Apr
9
comment An adjective that says “which are very scarce to begin with”
I see nothing wrong with this answer. +1
Apr
9
revised An adjective that says “which are very scarce to begin with”
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Apr
9
answered An adjective that says “which are very scarce to begin with”
Apr
9
comment correct the error in the below sentence
There’s three “sentences” there all of which are grammatically correct.
Apr
9
comment What is the idiom for “throne always succeed by their sons only”?
There’s my newly coined. “If you don’t have an in, you’re out.” don’t know if anyone has said this before, it’d be astounding if they hadn’t but who knows.
Apr
8
comment What does “dangling off turrets” mean here?
“dangling off” here is probably a bit of hyperbole, but all the words have their usual meaning. Probably more literally described as “leaning dangerously far over the side of a turret with our butterfly nets in our outstretched hands”
Apr
8
comment Is there a better word than “vendor”
service provider??