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Jun
24
awarded  Constituent
Jun
19
awarded  Caucus
Apr
9
comment It never rains but it pours
It looks like I'm the odd one out, but I've used and heard "When it rains, it pours" for both positive and negative sitations.
Apr
5
awarded  Yearling
Mar
13
comment Tom, Jake and Jenny aren't looking forward to Thanksgiving. Why?
+1 for answering the question straight and to the point
Mar
6
comment Word or term for an argument that is inherently true
+1 for "truism"
Dec
12
comment Antonym for “exceed”
From a strict mathematical perspective, "not more than" would be the more correct opposite. But in casual conversation "less than" would also be understood.
Dec
12
comment Antonym for “exceed”
@JDB - If "exceed" is "more than" (>) then the opposite can be defined as either "less than" (<) or "not more than / less than or equal to" (<=). When using the second definition, "maintain" fits well.
Apr
5
awarded  Yearling
Feb
21
comment Is this a proper use of a semicolon and the word “whom”?
@TimLymington - "I wonder if it is formal enough to need with whom they work" - see the answers to this question.
Feb
21
comment Confirmation that someone is listening to another person's speech
Though the eye contact and occasional nod convey interest more strongly than any of the verbal interjections. One can say "uh-huh" while being completely preoccupied with some other task.
Jan
21
comment Adjective for something that can be responded to
+1 for explaining the "why"
Oct
15
comment How should I phrase a question that must be answered with an ordinal number (e.g., the third prime)?
But the answer will not be given in ordinal form.
Sep
3
comment “How” vs. “that” in “You know how we have pizza on Thursdays, right?”
Sentences ending with "right?" are usually rhetorical. The speaker is more likely to be reminding the listener of a fact, rather than asking if he knows it.
Aug
31
awarded  Civic Duty
Aug
7
comment A word to describe setting-up (or preparing) the basic attributes of something
By "set up" do you mean to find and gather the materials, or that work has to be done to the items to make them usable?
Aug
7
comment What does “you will want to” mean?
+1 You explained very well how the idiomatic meaning fits with the literal meaning.
Aug
6
revised What is the antonym of “dependent”?
Qualified answer
Aug
6
comment What is the antonym of “dependent”?
@tchrist - good point. Will qualify my answer.
Aug
5
answered What is the antonym of “dependent”?