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May
13
comment Mnemonic for remembering how to spell “Guarantee”
what part do you have trouble with? "Two A's two 'E's" or "G-U-A"?
May
12
comment Word for something that doesn't kill you but makes you stronger
These were the "turning points" / "cross-roads" / "watershed events" / "crisis points" in my life.
May
12
comment Word for something that doesn't kill you but makes you stronger
influences? formative experiences? motivators?
May
12
comment “The whole market doesn't know” versus “Not all of the market knows”
It all depends on where the emphasis is placed: "The whole market doesn't know" intimates that some of the market does know. "The whole market doesn't know." implies that while no one in the market knows, others outside the market do know.
May
11
comment Lowercase “moon”, “sun” and “solar system”?
I don't see anything wrong with saying, "The Earth takes..." as opposed to "It takes the Earth..."
May
11
comment Does “Wand” mean wall? [I think they call it a wand.]?
No. wand does not mean wall. A dictionary should tell you what a wand is, but this is a joke full of sexual innuendo. Try looking up shower wand in Google.
May
11
answered What is the proper word for “man boobs?”
May
11
comment Word for the “life/world” outside phone calls, text messages, and the Internet?
I'm with @Josh61- "As for the rest of her life she also seemed to have taken measures..."
May
10
comment meaning of “grant”
@LittleEva- yes, I agree that careless can mean "without care" but it cannot be applied in OP's situation. There is a difference between "he was careless" and "he no longer cared/" A native speaker will easily discern what was intended, but its use in this way is non-standard at best.
May
10
comment meaning of “grant”
Also note, that careless doesn't mean what you think it means. careless means "prone to making mistakes because the will to avoid such mistakes is lacking"
May
10
comment Does MEMO mean memory?
But the use of of is suspect. It probably ought to be on. Memos or memorandums are written on a topic. Or they are from a person or office.
May
10
comment Why do they use “are born” instead of “were born” in this sentence?
This may be a case of using the historical present
May
10
answered How to understand “something agrees with someone”?
May
9
comment How to respond to “I'm sorry” appropriately
Just say, "Thank you [for your apology]"
May
9
comment How to respond to “I'm sorry” appropriately
Politeness is all about small lies to preserve the peace.
May
9
comment How to respond to “I'm sorry” appropriately
Then smile and say, "Good. I hope that means you won't do it again." and walk off.
May
9
comment is there a name for the concept of repetitive writing to improve handwriting?
Wow. As my wife would say, "Just how old are you?!" ;-) Everest is growing at a rate of 2.4 inches per year which puts the date at which it was 3000 feet tall about 130,175 years ago. ;-)
May
8
comment What is the process of going to the reception at a hospital and telling them you've arrived called?
You’ve checked in.
May
7
comment What's the meaning of “line up”?
It's a reference to slot machines where you win when each of the spinning wheels in the machine slow down and stop such that the same image is displayed on each- i.e., the images are all in a line. media.salon.com/2013/07/shutterstock_100557667.jpg
May
6
comment Words describing relation to scope
@FumbleFingers- yeah good.