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accepted Whether an omitted “that” should be replaced with a comma in certain situations
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asked Whether an omitted “that” should be replaced with a comma in certain situations
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comment What does this mean: “I'll be with you in a minute”?
It seems to me it can almost be interpreted literally, so long as you substitute for "one minute" an indefinite but short period of time.
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comment What are the rules on when to use commas, colons, semicolons and dashes?
Well, all I know is that when I studied grammar in high school I would have definitely lost points if I had written something like your suggested example. At least the following webpage agrees with me: wikihow.com/Use-a-Colon-in-a-Sentence
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comment Is pronouncing “The” as in “Thee” still correct in titles?
I would say "thuh apple." In fact, in casual speech I would always use "thuh" unless I was emphasizing the article.
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revised What are the rules on when to use commas, colons, semicolons and dashes?
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answered What words are commonly mispronounced by literate people who read them before they heard them?
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revised What are the rules on when to use commas, colons, semicolons and dashes?
I didn't see the question also asked about dashes.
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answered What are the rules on when to use commas, colons, semicolons and dashes?
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comment Which native English speakers are linguistically the most “germanic”?
I'm not convinced this approach of looking at the number of forks in the family tree is reliable. For instance, it could be that a dialect outside the British Isles underwent less change than British Isles English itself. The fundamental issue, more generally, is that if dialect B is derived from dialect A but A is not extinct, then it could easily happen that A subsequently changes more rapidly than B and in fact the modern form of B could be much closer to the original form of A than the modern form of A.