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Feb
17
comment Name for an electrical element to use multiple appliances on the same plug
Power bars in Canada.
Feb
17
revised Name for an electrical element to use multiple appliances on the same plug
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Feb
17
comment Name for an electrical element to use multiple appliances on the same plug
@advs89 it's true the energy bar has usurped the phrase. However, up here in the Great White North, power bar is not an uncommon term. :) canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/7/Electronics/TVsAccessories/…
Feb
17
revised What would be a a linguistic term for those nouns ending with -ing?
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Feb
17
comment What would be a a linguistic term for those nouns ending with -ing?
@Kosmonaut I had just updated the answer as you were adding that comment, thanks. :)
Feb
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Feb
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comment What would be a a linguistic term for those nouns ending with -ing?
@Ben "Fencing" when referring to the sporting activity is indeed a Gerund. "Fencing" as in the white picket fence surrounding a house, is not. I like building bridges is a gerund. The Empire State Building is not. Same holds for scaffolding, and ending. I guess I just assumed that was what the question was pointing towards…
Feb
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answered Name for an electrical element to use multiple appliances on the same plug
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Feb
17
answered What would be a a linguistic term for those nouns ending with -ing?
Feb
16
answered Are the speakers in this video speaking standard American English?
Feb
16
answered Odd use of agnostic
Feb
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answered “Maybe” versus “perhaps”
Feb
16
answered Is it OK to drop the periods in abbreviations?
Feb
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answered Meaning of “things are swept under the rug”
Feb
14
comment How does “if you must know” differ from “you may (might) know”?
I think this is the best explanation. The writer is being dismissive of the straw poll by using the phrase if you must know.
Feb
14
answered How to understand the word cascade in CSS?
Feb
14
answered Why does “tanking” at something mean failing at it?
Feb
14
revised Who is ‘Sarah Palin impersonator’?
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Feb
14
answered Who is ‘Sarah Palin impersonator’?