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reviewed Close “By clicking submit you agree…” or “By clicking submit you are agreeing…”
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reviewed Close What would you call a collection of different types of software and hardware components?
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reviewed Close What does 'Apply yourself' really mean?
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reviewed Close Introductory phrases and restrictive clauses
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comment “Queuing twice for a cup of coffee is once too many.” Is this correct?
@Graffito Mixing twice and one time too many breaks parallelism. You want twice and once to match up.
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reviewed Leave Closed How to notify Merriam-Webster of errors in their dictionary?
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answered “Queuing twice for a cup of coffee is once too many.” Is this correct?
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revised What does it mean to be a sharp cookie?
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comment Maxims that have to do with persistence?
You are the one who is spamming by supplying not just more than one answer per question, but indeed more than one non-answer. The general principle is one question, one answer — and make it a real one, not these impoverished one-liners of no substantive quality. Since you refuse to accept constructive advice and have become contumacious in the face of people attempting to help you, you no longer have the excuse to pretend that you were not warned as matters run their course here.
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comment Maxims that have to do with persistence?
Enough: You need to step back and look at what you're doing wrong, not argue about it. Your ad hominem attacks upon established users for carrying out the tasks they are supposed to be carrying out serve no constructive purpose; there is no such thing as "points to be gamed" by carrying out those activities. Your contributions which are not up to site standards will be dealt with accordingly. If you continue to produce low quality non-answers, you may be banned from making further answers. We don't want a bunch of thoughtless one-liners; those are not useful contributions.
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comment Maxims that have to do with persistence?
A non-answer will not become an answer simply for having aged three days. Please fix this.
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comment Isn't the phrase “sleeveless vest” redundant?
@DanBron Honestly, that it might be sex-linked for some speakers never occurred to me, since in the western Great Lakes region (MN, WI, MI, IL), tank-top is the normal word for it no matter the gender wearing it. I think the term is in broader usage than that, since it is also usedout West. On the other hand, singlet is common in Canada, such as in Vancouver for example.
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comment Maxims that have to do with persistence?
Your so-called answer is a link only, containing no words of your own. Link-only answers are not answers. Furthermore, we are looking for more substantial here that five little words. If you wish to improve your answers, merge these into just one, write in complete paragraphs using your own words, and make sure to summarize external content for that inevitable day when your link becomes useless.
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comment Isn't the phrase “sleeveless vest” redundant?
@DanBron Calling slim-shouldered sleeveless t-shirts wife-beaters — rather than tank-tops or singlets — might come off as urban ghetto jargon. That may be good or it may be bad: it all depends what one is trying to convey or imply. I have yet to see such a label on the packaging for underwear sold in pedestrian department stores to a broad audience.
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reviewed Reviewed Why are “colleagues” becoming “work colleagues”?
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comment Slashes for hyphens in compound modifiers
Yes, the “relationships and connections” use of the en dash is not universally accepted, nor perhaps always entirely clear. I’m most careful of it for ranges myself. I try to use it if there is a published, established preference as with Bose–Einstein condensate, but sometimes it is less than clear. See the Wikipedia link I just gave.
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comment Slashes for hyphens in compound modifiers
The en dash is preferred for things of, um, equal standing, like a Bose–Einstein condensate or a London–New York flight. Ug sorry, that’s not the best way to phrase it. I think we have questions about that here somewhere though.
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