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comment Are there rules to determine whether a musician's title will end with “-er” or “-ist”?
Wouldn't a drummer also be a percussionist?
Jan
15
comment “Go to the bank” in a where question
That depends on which country you live in. In a lot of countries (the UK, for example) if you want to use an ATM you can go to any bank, so questions like "I want to go to the bank" make sense. No need to specify which bank if all you want is basic services.
Jan
14
reviewed Approve sort-ordering tag wiki
Jan
14
reviewed Approve insular-english tag wiki excerpt
Jan
14
reviewed Approve English simple past “did” in an affirmative statement
Jan
12
comment Why is money called “rhino”?
Dead URL fixed.
Jan
12
revised Why is money called “rhino”?
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Jan
8
comment Where did the usage of “Uncle” to refer to unrelated individuals come from?
@andy256 ~ it is not the age itself, it is the age difference - at least in Singapore usage. Teenagers call me 'uncle', but people of my generation don't. There is a generic element to the usage too. Taxis are driven by the 'taxi uncle' regardless of age or age difference. Though to be honest, I have never seen a young taxi driver.
Jan
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
7
reviewed Reject What do you call someone who is easy to relate to?
Jan
6
comment Noun form of “scared” for “feeling of [blank] ”
Could it be fear?
Jan
5
revised Semantic role of “the coat” in “the coat lay on the bed”?
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Jan
5
revised Semantic role of “the coat” in “the coat lay on the bed”?
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Jan
5
answered Semantic role of “the coat” in “the coat lay on the bed”?
Jan
4
reviewed Approve The difference between a sentence starting with 'to' + verb and starting with a gerund
Jan
4
comment singular plural and word order
Appears is correct because the subject of the verb is to the left - the main cause of which there is only one. The word order depends on what you want to emphasise. If you are discussing the cause of a problem, leave it as it is. If you are discussing the gases, change it as you suggest.
Jan
4
comment Passive voice of intransitive verbs
@shopDada14 "He fell on the ground" -> "The ground was fallen on"; "He is playing with me" -> "I am being played with"; "you can sit by me" -> "I can be sat by". Where there is no active object, the complement of the prep. phrase can be promoted to the subject of the passive construction.
Jan
3
reviewed Approve How to use 'could'
Jan
3
reviewed Approve when to use have been
Jan
3
reviewed Approve Syllable — Phonetic Online List/Dictionary with word examples