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Editor for 30 years, mostly for veterinary/medical publications


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comment Should small numbers with a unit after them be spelt out or written in digits?
You may be thinking of Associated Press style, which is (usually) to spell out numbers from one to nine and use numerals after 10. However, when there is a unit of measure following the number, always use the numeral. So, in your example, 5 ms would be preferred.
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answered What is a catalog of images and their description called
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Difference between “accountability” and “responsibility”
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answered Word meaning “likely to cause controversy?”
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comment Is there an adjective beginning with “dis” and connoting non-negative meaning?
Distinctive. Disciplined.
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Aug
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comment What does “bodded ill” mean?
It may be a typo for boded. When I glanced at the page, I noticed other typos.
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comment Is there a slang word for “electronic cigarettes” (e-cigarettes)?
Vape has just been added to the Oxford Dictionaries. The story about the new words was in the news the past week.
Aug
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comment Can I say, “I can answer your apprehensions.”
It sounds like something a non-native English speaker might say. Erik's rewording would be better. Or you could say that you could address any misgivings they might have.
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comment Name for second mail accounts used only for unimportant websites to avoid being spammed
It can also be called a junk email address or a fake email address.
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comment What do you call those fenced grassy areas that people own in the countryside?
In the Midwest of the U.S., a corral or paddock is usually a smaller confinement area, and it doesn't necessarily contain grass. Like in this image: curiousfarmer.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/img_7478.jpg What the OP posted, we would call a pasture.
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comment Expression for a “smiling face tiger”
Related question: english.stackexchange.com/q/42404/18655
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comment “That awkward moment when”
It is, as you stated, a sentence fragment. You could call it an intentional fragment.
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comment Does one include a comma after the last proposition in a list of multiple preposition-verb pairs
I would use the commas. I would also add the word less in front of the word passionate: The developers are less experienced in, or less passionate about, UX.
Jul
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comment What do you call the act of taking science and making it available to the broader public?
In English, we also have the word vulgarization, which has as one of its meanings: n. the act of making something attractive to the general public. The word suffers, however, from its connection to the word vulgar, which has a primary meaning of crudely indecent.
Jul
17
comment Better than expected as an adjective?
@ermanen, I think you would need to qualify surprising if the progress was worse than expected (i.e. The progress was surprisingly poor.); but even without a qualifier, progress is a positive word, a forward or onward movement or betterment. I can't think of a time that someone would actually interpret The progress was surprising. as meaning "The progress was worse than I expected." (Note that the past tense is wanted here.)
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answered Better than expected as an adjective?