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revised Is “I like dogs but cats” a valid sentence?
Fix typo: "much short that" for "much shorter than"
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comment Is “I like dogs but cats” a valid sentence?
I don't think this tells the whole story. The sentence "I like dogs except puppies" sounds right to me, but "I like dogs but puppies" doesn't; it would have to be "I like all dogs but puppies". I think using "but" to mean "except" requires also using "all".
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comment A more formal word for 'Screwed.'
Note that if you're quoting an online source, you should leave the phrase exactly as it is. "In this story, Alice says to Bob, 'You're screwed.'"
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comment “How to..”, “How do you..” or “How do I..” when asking a practical question
I don't think I've ever heard the phrasing "How to serialize an object?" in spoken English. The phrase "how to serialize an object" is a valid phrase in some contexts, but it's not a valid question all by itself.
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comment Is there one word for both horizontal or vertical, but not diagonal, adjacency?
I don't think this is the correct usage of "coterminous". Regions that border have part of a boundary in common, but I think "coterminous" means that the entire border is the same; that is, the two entities comprise the same region. Queens (the borough of New York City) is coterminous with Queens County (a county in New York); they're arguably not the same thing, but they have the same borders and they comprise the same region.
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comment “If I would have lost you” vs “If I had lost you”
I'm in the Midwestern US as well, and I hear people say "If you would have…" pretty frequently, with the word "would" fully pronounced: /ˌɪfjəˈwʊdə/.
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answered How do you describe the feeling you get when you've almost dropped something but caught it in time?
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comment Does “girlfriend” or “boyfriend” always indicate partnership?
I've heard the term guy-friend used to refer to a platonic male friend.
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answered Is “so” always accompanied by “that”?