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I'm in the United Kingdom, and I'm interested in (or amazed at) the differences between "British" English and American English.


3h
comment three sentences in one sentence
Having said the above, the issue is that one clause has "have" and the other needs "are": "trays have ... and are for ..." so you need to mention the second verb.
3h
comment three sentences in one sentence
Welcome to ELU.SE. Unfortunately proof-reading is explicitly off-topic. Proofreading questions can come in many forms: "Help me fix this", "What's wrong with this", "Are there any mistakes", but they all involve reading a specific text and won't really help anyone else. Please identify what you're particularly concerned about, and edit the question to indicate that. It's possible, of course, that there's already a question for it. If the title expresses the actual problem succinctly, you may find suitable existing questions are suggested.
4h
comment Is the sentence below correct
Welcome to ELU.SE. Unfortunately proof-reading is explicitly off-topic. Proofreading questions can come in many forms: "Help me fix this", "What's wrong with this", "Are there any mistakes", but they all involve reading a specific text and won't really help anyone else. Please identify what you're particularly concerned about, and edit the question to indicate that. It's possible, of course, that there's already a question for it. If the title expresses the actual problem succinctly, you may find suitable existing questions are suggested.
7h
comment What is the etymology of “floccinaucinihilipilification”?
You don't even have to go to OED: Etymonline has it (and you can find it with just flocci, you don't even need to spell it!)
1d
comment Proper word for caveats in speech?
You've asked about what a disclaimer statement might be called. It makes no difference whether such a statement precedes "but" or follows "although".
1d
revised “And” vs “as well as”
edited title
Sep
15
comment Is there a single-word synonym for “preserved” as in “Fruits preserved in syrup.”?
What's wrong with the word "preserve"? In BrE, a fruit preserve is basically fruit in sugar syrup.
Sep
15
comment Did Sir Arthur Conan Doyle coin the proverb “A change is as good as a rest”?
@Mari-Lou Private enterprise in the UK always charges. Even the government charges in some instances (although far fewer nowadays than they used to).
Sep
15
comment About the present perfect tense
You've made an edit, but it's the sentences about which you are unclear which need to be included. I would suspect that ELL might be more useful; but you need to be absolutely explicit with detailing what you are actually asking about. Those who read the question only have the words in the question to go on.
Sep
15
comment Please define the correct usage
On-hold allows the asker to update the question (a) to provide further details regarding context; (b) to provide details of any research; (c) to reword the question to pinpoint the particular area of concern so that it isn't a "Which is correct" proof-reading question.
Sep
15
comment What does “ be upon mental” mean?
That is, in this book it's a misspelling.
Sep
15
comment What does “ be upon mental” mean?
It's not mental, it's mettle -- which rhymes with Gretel.
Sep
15
comment The definition for 'onomatopoeia'?
At least one dictionary does have it.
Sep
15
answered Derogatory term for inconcise writing
Sep
15
comment sentences that show correct pronoun agreement
Related: Use of pronoun in neither/nor. What is the issue in your question? "Is it correct?" is proof-reading which is explicitly off-topic. Why are you asking about pronouns?
Sep
15
comment Some of them are requested to vs some of them have requested
Your two alternatives in the question are the same.
Sep
15
comment Does a phrase “I'm gonna raise a whim flag on this one” make any sense?
So, @bigpapa, is this a phrase you have written yourself, or have you come across it somewhere [where was that?]. If it's a phrase you have generated yourself, why did you choose whim? (If that's already in comments, then it needs to be in the question)
Sep
15
comment What does “Shall be” mean?
Dictionary -- shall has a number of meanings, including must.
Sep
15
comment What does “Shall be” mean?
@Mari-LouA That's the whole point of "on-hold".
Sep
15
comment The “explanatory” textually-presented preamble on a film
I think preamble, which you used in the question title, works very well.