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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.


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answered “greater”, or “greater than”, in a dropdown?
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comment Looking for a shorter term for “Preferred places to meet”
@AndySemyonov No, it wouldn't. Stamping ground is a habitual locality (not specific place). "Hackney? That was my old stamping ground!"
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comment what will be a good artistic world or phrase for close cooperation for mutual success
What's wrong with cooperation? You've tagged this "idiom"; is that right? (Did you read the tag excerpt and the tag wiki?). What sort of thing are you actually looking for? Could you edit in an example sentence of how such a word is to be used?
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comment “To include” vs. “including”
The amount of research here is impressive, but you appear to have lost sight of the question, "To include? What happened to including?" This answer appears to provide supporting documentation for the question, not for an answer.
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comment How is 's/he' pronounced? Do we say 'She or he should …“ or ”He or she should …"?
Again, show your research, since a dictionary is easy to look up. ODO on s/he: "A written representation of ‘he or she’ used as a neutral alternative to indicate someone of either sex" (my emphasis). How does that not answer the question?
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comment Is it acceptable to lowercase 'google' in all verb forms?
This isn't a [punctuation] question, and it shows no research at all
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comment “Myriad” for describing unquantifiable things?
What do dictionary definitions and examples show? Please include your own research in your question.
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revised perfect infinitives
added 8 characters in body
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comment “You will die” vs “You shall die?”
(Following the edit) I know people -- British, admittedly, and in their eighties -- who really do differentiate between will and shall, and would and should similarly. It's endearingly quaint.
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comment Where would J. D. Salinger publish today?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's not about the English language per se, but about publishing.
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comment Is “He should be consequenced” an error?
As an addendum to the question, OED hasn't yet reached consequence in its revision progress, but OED1 had its intransitive verb sense as obsolete and didn't mention a transitive use. I certainly didn't realise Asimov had used it.
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comment “You will die” vs “You shall die?”
However -- for completeness -- note that in the first person, the imputation is reversed. I/We will implies intent or desire; I/We shall implies futurity.
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comment “I want all your presence” a valid sentence?
If the original does not have a comma, then it doesn't mean the same thing as the sentence with a comma. It's also rather ridiculous because someone is either present or not; they can't "give" only part of their presence. Please rework the question; "Is it a valid sentence" is proof-reading and off-topic, and it doesn't match the body of the question.
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comment Grammar Question: Much, Many, More, Less, Some and A Few
For example, many online dictionaries will explain what the words mean and provide examples.
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revised What does “double pump” mean in basketball?
edited tags
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revised what is the correct answer choice and why?
edited tags
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comment what does “fine-grained” mean in cloud computing?
Please edit the question to include all relevant information, and please do a spelling check. And please include the research you've done, what you found and what you still are unsure about. You aren't really asking about "fine-grained" in cloud computing; you are asking about "fine-grained authorisation": perhaps that will help.
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comment Should there be commas before sentence-ending words such as 'too', 'either', 'apparently', 'obviously' and 'respectively'?
You seem to be re-asking questions from around a year ago; this isn't the first of your own questions you have repeated. Please do search the site before asking, and review the questions suggested by the system when you enter your own question title.
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revised Should there be commas before sentence-ending words such as 'too', 'either', 'apparently', 'obviously' and 'respectively'?
Substitute fairly objective question for proof-reading/opinion.
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comment Correct use of “immaculate” in a compliment
Please show your research. What do you think immaculate means?