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Lapsed linguist and language lover.


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comment Sentences ending with something that already contains a period/full-stop
Possible duplicate of The Use of e.g. at the end of a sentence" (english.stackexchange.com/questions/42326/…) and When “etc.” is at the end of a phrase, do you place a period after it? (english.stackexchange.com/questions/8382/…)
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Jan
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accepted When did “consumption” become “tuberculosis”?
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asked When did “consumption” become “tuberculosis”?
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comment Incorrect personal pronoun case in “I Wonder as I Wander”
Great answer - great context. Thanks
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comment Incorrect personal pronoun case in “I Wonder as I Wander”
Now I'm curious as to what on'ry means...
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comment Incorrect personal pronoun case in “I Wonder as I Wander”
Hi @bib! I do agree with you, but I could never have persuaded my primary school teacher that 'I' was acceptable in a similar sentence of my own composition.
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answered Incorrect personal pronoun case in “I Wonder as I Wander”
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comment What's the word for withholding medicine from a sick person?
'Malevolent' is far more general than what OP is asking about.
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comment Why are almost all vowels pronounced “i” in New Zealand English?
This is very interesting (re: Maori influence). Do you have any references?
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comment Is there a word for the action of lifting the mouse to go further?
But it's sort of a backwards circular motion, making it more like backpedalling -- but that gives the wrong idea altogether.
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