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accepted Is English “genderless” or are inanimate nouns just neuter by default?
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comment Is English “genderless” or are inanimate nouns just neuter by default?
@SF. By "my assertion" you mean the one that states that English nouns are neuter by default and not gender-less?
Mar
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comment Is English “genderless” or are inanimate nouns just neuter by default?
@Anonym I'm aware of that, hence the question. (Contemporary French, German, Dutch ... still have grammatical gender.)
Mar
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comment Is English “genderless” or are inanimate nouns just neuter by default?
@JohnLawler and the others, please see the added last paragraph. I'm not talking about word-specific cases but rather about English as a whole.
Mar
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revised Is English “genderless” or are inanimate nouns just neuter by default?
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asked Is English “genderless” or are inanimate nouns just neuter by default?
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accepted Is “that few” a correct expression?
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asked Is “that few” a correct expression?
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accepted Are sentences starting with “that” (conjunction) standard English
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comment Are sentences starting with “that” (conjunction) standard English
Very nicely written answer. Thank you. In third person singular, would one say "How dares he?" / "How doe she dare?" It sounds rather archaic to my non-native ears.
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asked Are sentences starting with “that” (conjunction) standard English
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accepted Place of an adverb in the passive present perfect progressive
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comment Is the phrase “I just sucked it out of my thumb” used in American English?
I can confirm it is almost identical in Dutch 'iets uit zijn duim zuigen'.
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accepted When to use “nude” and when “naked”