590 reputation
711
bio website
location
age
visits member for 2 years, 6 months
seen Sep 29 at 21:16

May
14
comment Should I put a comma before the last item in a list?
Can you please expound on your last point? I don't understand why placement of the comma implies equal versus unfair division of the estate. Is it because leaving out the comma seems to group Jane and Carol together?
May
14
comment Correct use of “but”, “however” and “although”
In this case, the same way but and although need to be preceeded by a comma, however can stay if it's preceeded by a semicolon.
May
14
answered Usage and correctness of the term “Better than Best”
May
14
answered “lives of people have remained a mystery” …weird?
May
14
comment Can Apple spell correctly?
@Jim - NYC area. Nope, I definitely don't say it. The example sentences here sound slangy to my ears - if I heard someone speak such a way I'd understand what they're saying but think it improper.
May
14
comment Can Apple spell correctly?
Born and bred in the US: I've never heard "What's..." used as a contraction for "What does..."
May
14
comment Group difference or Group Differences
@Kris - the question is quite clear, using simple words, and proper grammar. What's wrong with it?
May
11
awarded  Commentator
May
11
comment How can I fix the passive voice error in this sentence?
+1 for the astute analysis of when passive voice is called for.
May
10
comment What is a word that means “To modify the format of something so that it conforms to a standard?”
+1 Especially in a coding context, format is exactly it.
May
10
comment Can one meet criteria, or satisfy requirements?
+1 for the NGram
May
9
awarded  Analytical
May
9
comment You can contact John, Jane or me (myself) for more information
+1 for the simple test. Works well for me vs. I, too.
May
1
comment “Skipping rope” vs. “jump rope”
There are similar examples of using jump idiomatically, such as jump the turnstile, jump the line (i.e. "jump over" the rest of the people in the line).
May
1
comment Which is the correct spelling: “grey” or “gray”?
+1 for the stats.
May
1
comment Difference between “she cut her hair” and “she cut her hair off”?
+1 for the related example.
Apr
30
comment Why does legal English continue to remain archaic?
@Joachim - As TimLymington says: The archaic terms ... had clear definitions, partly because they had been hammered out over generations. So the answer to your question is, in part, yes.
Apr
30
comment Why does legal English continue to remain archaic?
+1 for the debugging analogy
Apr
26
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
25
awarded  Good Answer