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Oct
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comment singular and collective noun for included computer source code
True, but applets and classes are not necessarily in separate files (albeit they usually are). I interpreted the OP as referring to the more specific matter of one source code file that is loaded into another file via something like an include function.
Oct
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answered singular and collective noun for included computer source code
Oct
2
revised Can the word 'loo' mean bathroom (with bath and shower and all)
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Oct
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answered Can the word 'loo' mean bathroom (with bath and shower and all)
Sep
27
comment Incorrectly transliterated foreign words that have been improved
Not an answer but a qualification. Peking was a 'romanisation' of how Beijing was pronounced in southern provinces of China (which itself reflected an older pronunciation of the name), so was not 'spelled/pronounced' incorrectly. The name Peking was used by the Qing Dynasty and for decades by the People's Republic of China as its standard 'postal map romanisation'. Beijing is a romanisation of the Standard Mandarin pronunciation. Bombay is arguably not a mistransliteration of Mumbai, but a name arising from Old Portugese 'bom baim' (good little bay).
Sep
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revised A pack of wolves run through the woods
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Sep
27
revised A pack of wolves run through the woods
Changed my mind
Sep
27
comment A pack of wolves run through the woods
Ok, please see edit to my original post, above.
Sep
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Sep
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comment A pack of wolves run through the woods
@Mari-LouA You do realise I'm using deliberately ungrammatical examples? How about "The street of houses are beautiful". In each case the subject is a singular subject, and should take a singular verb. Regardless of how you surround it with things suggesting number, the subject remains singular.
Sep
27
comment A pack of wolves run through the woods
Mari-Lou. You haven't seen my shopping bags then! I could have said 'The cup full of beads overflow' as an obviously wrong example. I am trying to make the point that just because something contains several items, the 'thing' should still be treated as singular. Whether many-windowed is an adjective or noun is also irrelevant. I could equally have said "The building with many windows are beautiful". They are clearly not grammatical. I take your point that in the case of sports teams there is a special case where it is acceptable to say "Liverpool are raring to go".
Sep
27
comment A pack of wolves run through the woods
@PeterShor I'd say it is the same. What is overflowing? The bag. What is running through the woods? The pack.
Sep
27
answered Calque pairs like 'praeternatural/metaphysical'
Sep
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answered A pack of wolves run through the woods
Sep
26
answered “Choose among” vs. “choose from”
Sep
26
comment May be not and may not be
This is an ell.stackexchange.com question, but you definitely want to avoid 'A', for what it's worth.
Sep
26
answered What's another way to say “Keep it on the horizon”?
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Sep
25
revised Why doesn't the silent “e” work on “infinite”?
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