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comment How to complete the Following statement?
Please edit the question to include your own research into what the words mean and how/whether they might or might not fit.
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comment Meaning of “all shelves about me towards the worse”?
@LittleEva In the 17th century miserable meant "capable of being shown mercy" or pitiable -- "Have mercy upon us miserable sinners," as the Book of Common Prayer has it. The meaning has morphed into dejected. There may be a question about miserable, misery [state], misery [person], especially when miser=hoarder of money is thrown into the mix.
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answered What is the word for the hole/cup at the top of a knight's helmet from which a plume streams?
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comment What kind of words is called extreme or moderate?
I'm afraid the very question itself invites opinion with "or with their own parameters". There are questions in the tone tag which may help, at least to show the use of the tag and how difficult it is not to be opinion-based.. Do edit the question to make it less dependent on individual opinion.
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revised What kind of words is called extreme or moderate?
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revised “Decides that” or “Decide that” - which is correct and why?
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Jun
24
comment What is the difference between “over the sky” and “ above the sky”
Over can mean "covering", particularly when used as "all over". All over the sky means "distributed across the sky." A dictionary would have helped with this.
Jun
24
comment “Thirsty, we drank.”
For it to be an absolute adjectival construction, the adjective should not describe the main noun. See slu.edu/colleges/AS/languages/classical/latin/tchmat/grammar/… I'm not convinced that this answer is correct, I'm afraid -- although I'm prepared to be persuaded before downvoting.
Jun
24
comment optional backshifting
I'm closing this as a duplicate of your later question because that one has an answer. Please do not repeat questions: wait for an answer. Or you could offer a bounty to increase its exposure.
Jun
24
comment Is “geniuses” or “genii” the correct plural of genius?
Both are possible according to ODO but the different forms indicate different meanings.
Jun
24
comment I'm including a photograph of myself
Including doesn't mean the same thing as taking or capturing. There's nothing grammatically wrong with the original sentence, but we don't do proof-reading.
Jun
22
comment Swear words in common usage by educated people in 1916
You could probably get an idea from Sean O'Casey's work like Juno and the Paycock, which was written and set in Dublin in the early 1920s.
Jun
22
comment What is the word for a dead skin on the upper layer of healed wound?
Health professionals tend to hang out on Health.SE.
Jun
22
comment What is the word for a dead skin on the upper layer of healed wound?
A scab isn't dead skin. Hang on, there's a better site...
Jun
22
comment To be In It's bad
In that case, please give the full context of what you're asking about. Bear in mind that we don't actually answer homework questions, but asking the right question will allow the community to help. You might also find that ell.stackechange.com is a good site.
Jun
22
comment substitute phrase/word for “if you need”
Please edit the question to define "better". Do read the tag information, which provides help on how to ask this sort of question. (Basically, provide as much information as possible about your criteria for choosing the best answer.)
Jun
22
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Jun
21
comment Would the word “tween” be considered a portmanteau or is it just a truncation?
Holy thread resurrection, Batman! @Pacerier: if one can be more precise about how a particular portmanteau word is formed, why not be?
Jun
21
comment Origin of “sitting there like Lord Fermoy”
There have been six Barons Fermoy so far, so it may be possible to guess at which is referred to and why, if it's known when the phrase originated -- even despite its limited usage.