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Jan
23
comment Past Simple or Present Perfect with “Never”?
Could you explain why you think we have to use present perfect with "never"?
Jan
19
comment Using “so isn't” or “so can't” instead of “so is” or “so can”?
If I heard that exchange, I would take it that the speaker was assuming (or suggesting) a negative response and agreeing with it. In the first example he assumes you can't touch the rim, and agrees with it. And in example two he assumes that Dave isn't feeling sick and responds that Mark too isn't sick.
Jan
19
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Jan
18
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Jan
18
comment What preposition is used with Weekend
In my part of England - Yorkshire - 'on the weekend' is used. It appears (as in I have done no research) that 'on' is used usually when speaking in general terms "He likes to go drinking on the weekend" while 'at' is used for more specific statements "I am visiting my parents at the weekend".
Jan
18
comment Is there a word for someone who will fairly evaluate points of view that conflict with his own?
FYI it is not my question, and everybody thinks everybody else is brainwashed but never themselves. My point, however, is that not all influence is objective. Do you prefer tea or coffee? Why? Was it an objective choice you made after looking at facts, or is the result of your family or cultures influence? It the latter, then couldn't you argue that you have been open to somebody else's point of view, but not objective? Or choosing colours. You may decide to agree with your wife's choice instead of your own, but there are no objective facts to point to.
Jan
18
comment Is there a word for someone who will fairly evaluate points of view that conflict with his own?
This was my first thought too. My second thought was whether all influence is objective - is it possible to influence another person without being objective? Likes, preferences, and propaganda would seem to do that. I am not saying the answer is wrong by any means, but I am very curious what others think.
Jan
18
answered Is there a word for someone who will fairly evaluate points of view that conflict with his own?
Jan
4
comment To share something without giving it away physically?
@tmh ~ yes, there is a word - share. Why are you so opposed to using it? The reason I say your premise is wrong is that share says nothing about losing or not losing anything. There is simply no need to coin a new word - share already covers it.
Jan
3
comment To share something without giving it away physically?
The premise here is false. Sharing does not imply the sharer having less than before. People have always shared ideas, knowledge, information, stories, experiences, etc. without losing anything.
Jan
2
comment Participles that are active or seem active
Your premise is wrong because you are asking a question based on a sentence that is wrong.
Jan
2
comment Participles that are active or seem active
You're welcome.
Jan
2
comment Participles that are active or seem active
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because the premise of the question is false.
Jan
2
comment Using commas just whenever it helps
Writing meaningless sentences, putting in random commas, and then asking for opinions on the punctuation is clearly off topic. Voting to close.
Jan
2
answered Five types of order vs Five types of orders?
Jan
2
comment Five types of order vs Five types of orders?
... plus one secret order type?
Jan
2
reviewed Leave Open Using 'Present Perfect' with 'in the past'
Jan
2
reviewed Close One translating Problem?
Jan
2
reviewed Close What is “large sort”?
Jan
2
reviewed Leave Open Humans or people?