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comment Help with wording of a sentence
But if the you isn't appropriate, for example, if it was said yesterday, but I wasn't present. The meaning id that it was announced at the meeting, with the underlining assumption that if something is said in the meeting, then everyone should be aware of it, even if they weren't present at the time.
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accepted Help with wording of a sentence
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comment Help with wording of a sentence
So how would you rephrase the 3rd sentence to not have two unrelated clauses connected?
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comment Help with wording of a sentence
@RegDwigнt, wouldn't there be too many "is"s there?
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comment Why is there an 'a' at the end of “Crimea”?
The (at least) Russian pronunciation of the name have a hard /i/ sound in it represented by the letter ы, so it doesn't sound like the word cream. And it didn't stop the English language to use words like ship and sheep, meat and meet, and dear and deer, so why start now?
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asked Why is there an 'a' at the end of “Crimea”?
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accepted Is there a way to indicate that the errors in a quote are in the source material without using many '[sic]'s?
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asked Is there a way to indicate that the errors in a quote are in the source material without using many '[sic]'s?
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awarded  Nice Question
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accepted Who invented “dooblidoo”?
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revised Who invented “dooblidoo”?
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asked Who invented “dooblidoo”?
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accepted When and why did the N-word and “negro” go apart?
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comment When and why did the N-word and “negro” go apart?
But there is still no comparison between nigger and negro, which is what I'm asking about.
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comment When and why did the N-word and “negro” go apart?
I think that you missed the question. I didn't ask why the words have racist connotation, but why 2 very similar words have such diffrent racial connotation? I don't ask for a comparison between black and nigger but between nigger and negro.
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comment When and why did the N-word and “negro” go apart?
@Mari-LouA, both terms are considered disrespectful now, but negro was not considered disrespectful until the recent 40 years, before it it was the prefered term, see the examples in the question. While nigger was considered a racial slur even then and the attitude toward it is much harsher than negro.