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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 Spelling History: Dying vs Diing
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revised Spelling History: Dying vs Diing
added 3 characters in body; edited tags
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revised Can more options use “is”
We don't discuss; we answer questions. Added a question.
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revised Usage of “Only when X will Y and then only when Z”
Formatting, mainly; and mention the second "only when" explicitly
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comment What's a British equivalent to the more American expression 'Kiss my ass'?
@GeorgeCapote Well, I certainly don't. And just because media companies seem to use it doesn't mean that they (or I, or anyone else) knows how it is used in the US and what a "native" expression might be.
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comment What's a British equivalent to the more American expression 'Kiss my ass'?
If you're asking Brits to provide a "translation" which doesn't include ass/arse then some indication of how the expression is used in its original American English would definitely be beneficial. Currently, the question assumes the expression is well-known, and yet acknowledges that it might not be in its target audience.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What's a British equivalent to the more American expression 'Kiss my ass'?
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comment Plural noun to refer to a list of types for it?
Thanks for the edit. This may be a duplicate of this question: english.stackexchange.com/questions/43567/… -- but it may depend on exactly how "planning and play stage[s]" is to be used.
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revised Plural noun to refer to a list of types for it?
Formatted example; remove thanks
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comment What is the origin, and correct spelling of, “shtook”?
It's highly unlikely, surely, that a word beginning /ʃ-/ would be replaced with one beginning /ʃt-/.
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revised What does “reclusion” mean specifically?
Fixed title and quote
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comment helping me with a few questions or help?
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", Is this correct", 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, which searching the site may well find.
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comment One who never attends public meetings
Its existence is acknowledged in an English/Spanish dictionary: thefreedictionary.com/publicity-shy
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comment What is the correct way of mentioning project experience in CV?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about writing a CV.
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comment What is the correct way of mentioning project experience in CV?
Since you believe the question to be more on-topic on Workplace, it must be off-topic here. So I'm closing it here. If you would like to ask about the specifics of the language, rather than how to write a particular phrase, do edit the question.
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comment “They are willing” for future tense (and other queries)
It's possible that you will need to split this into separate queries, but this seems a better fit on ELL.
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revised “They are willing” for future tense (and other queries)
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comment Using “the/a/an” with “and” and “or”
You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. This question does depend entirely on context, so for the moment I'm voting for that duplicate. Please edit the question with full details of what you're asking about, and then it can be re-opened if there is enough to go on.
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comment Using “the/a/an” with “and” and “or”
This depends entirely on context. There is no hard-and-fast "rule" about articles with conjunctions. It's quite likely that our existing question will answer this one, but nobody can tell without the sentence you're asking about.
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reviewed Edit suggested edit on “it seems” vs. “it seems that”