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comment Name for Method/Style of Writing
It's not quite epistolary but surely there's no reason it could not be called conversational.
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revised Is “my class” generally understood as “the class I'm attending” or “the class I'm teaching”?
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comment “Play” as a linking verb?
Play is not like was because your sister was not Tiny Tim. She was an actress. Play here is an ordinary transitive verb and Tiny Tim is an example of metonymy (for "the part called Tiny Tim")
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comment Usage of face, confront and encounter
Encounter means "come across, find" whereas confront means "address"; it's a bit more aggressive than face. It would be interesting to see in your question which dictionaries you consulted, what your found and why the entries are confusing.
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comment Starting a sentence with, “For reasons unknown”
Research: what have you already done to answer the question? Where have you looked, and what is still unclear? (There's no point in anyone else presenting as the answer what you have already found to be insufficient.) However, the sentences you quote are exactly the same, just in a different order. There may be issues with introducing the concept of "this document" in the second sentence.
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revised How do you spell explicitly my last name (Musiał)?
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comment How do you spell explicitly my last name (Musiał)?
Mike, Uniform, Sierra, India, Alpha, Lima-with-bar. NATO Alphabet
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comment Starting a sentence with, “For reasons unknown”
Welcome to ELU.SE. Could you make clear what your question is, please, along with the research you have already done? Thanks.
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comment Can't understand a 'but' word usage [Daniel Defoe]
@Taras Please consider the accessibility of your question and actually type out the part which is in doubt. Screen-reading software doesn't generally do OCR on photographs.
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comment Can foreign words be reduced into English morphemes?
This photo is what I think of with panniers. I had thought that it illustrated the etymology -- perhaps with horses rather than bikes -- but maybe not.
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comment What's wrong with “sale of 100% of”
If I use Google and search for that phrase, with its quotes, I get "About 176,000,000 results (0.96 seconds)".
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revised “Log in” or “Log on”?
Made title more explicit
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comment Is there a word for the payment to someone who attends a meeting?
I thought of honorarium too, but found (as you did in your research) that it's an ex-gratia payment paid as a favour, whereas the question actually uses the word "entitled".
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comment Can proper nouns such as Canada possess abilities?
This is either synecdoche or metonymy: see an earlier closely-related question.
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comment Question tags — “did you” vs. “didn't you”
While I appreciate how early this answer was in your career on ELU.SE, and that rules have only been codified since then, it appears to be plagiarised and is liable to deletion. Please attribute and link the text.
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revised What's the usage of “Unlike like, say …, …”?
Made link work, plus a little formatting
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revised What's the usage of “Unlike like, say …, …”?
Made link work
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comment Manage+simple present from of verb
It's grammatically correct (apart from the idiosyncratic use of extend as a noun), but it almost certainly doesn't mean what you want it to mean. (a) What is it in particular that you are concerned about in that sentence; (b) if you had to say it another way, how would you put it?
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comment I need help with selecting correct title for technical article
Variable here is a noun functioning as an adjective. Adjectives do not inflect for number.
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revised To or Towards…?
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