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Nov
10
comment “I wish that” - does it make any sense?
Incidentally what I like least about these sentences is the "I wish that you find" I'd prefer either, "I wish that you would find" or "I wish for you to find" or "I wish you to find"
Nov
10
comment “I wish that” - does it make any sense?
This seems to be the difference between wish and hope- please share what you find for the dictionary definitions for these words and what you find confusing in them.
Nov
9
comment Origin of terms Passed Away and Deceased
The majority probably thinks otherwise. "Passed away" is viewed as a gentler euphemism and derives from the notion that it is comforting to think of the person as not having died and ceased to exist but to have "passed on" or away to a different place (heaven for example).
Nov
8
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Nov
7
comment Can “probability” be used interchangeably with “rate”?
Probability and rate are probably closely related in that the faster you try to scan the lower your probability of a correct scan becomes.
Nov
7
comment Adjective after instead
Then they should take out the first use of dynamic: "that implementation of LED boards doesn't ..."
Nov
7
comment Word for the sentiment or behaviour of extra people putting the boot in once a momentum of social opprobrium has been reached?
+1 Good one.
Nov
7
comment Word for the sentiment or behaviour of extra people putting the boot in once a momentum of social opprobrium has been reached?
What about "ganging up" : To join together in opposition or attack
Nov
7
comment Adjective after instead
It's an odd sentence semantically though, because they are called "dynamic LED boards" in the first part, but then it says they only display static information in the second part.
Nov
7
comment Adjective after instead
Yes it is the proper way. You could substitute as opposed to if you wanted.
Nov
7
comment Word for the sentiment or behaviour of extra people putting the boot in once a momentum of social opprobrium has been reached?
So a word for the idea that "even though I know it's wrong, it's okay if I do it as long as I do it as part of a sufficiently large group"?
Nov
7
answered Word for the sentiment or behaviour of extra people putting the boot in once a momentum of social opprobrium has been reached?
Nov
7
comment Word for the sentiment or behaviour of extra people putting the boot in once a momentum of social opprobrium has been reached?
Do you mean Herd/crowd/mob mentality or behavior?
Nov
7
comment Meaning of “a cockle of adventurers”?
I can't find any suitable definition either, but it's clear from context that it means "a small handful"
Nov
7
comment speech balloon vs speech bubble usage and meaning
@WS2- it depends on what they're used for. IF they are on a diagram and are calling out or making specific note of a feature then they're a call out if they are in a comic containing spoken dialog then they are not a call out but rather a "speech balloon" or "speech bubble". I might make a distinction between bubble and balloon based on the type of connector between the person and the speech. if the connector is a series of small (or progressively larger bubbles) then I'd call it a bubble. If it's a thin line like the string of a balloon, then I'd call it a balloon.
Nov
7
comment What is the word for when someone gives you something for free instead of charging you for it?
+1 for on the house
Nov
7
comment “Him” or “his” used with “resulted”
On the other hand, the result we are talking about is "He became a great tennis player" If I showed you a picture of him practicing as he was honing his skills, I might say, "This is him becoming a great tennis player."
Nov
6
comment Ability vs. General Ability in the Past
I don't think there is such a rule. How do you explain the sentence, "When I was in 11th grade I could run 2 miles in 12 minutes."
Nov
3
comment “Leave” doing sth meaning stop / give up
@diverger- You can always take it again next semester. But you typically can't re-enroll for the same class in the same semester in which you dropped it.
Nov
3
comment How do you say an IP address?
In this specific instance I typically say, one twenty seven zero zero one or just localhost or the loopback address whichever makes sense in context. In general I never say "hundred" and I skip saying dot whenever it is unambiguous- I.e., I would say one ninety two one sixty eight but I would say thirty dot seven.