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revised Origin of the exclamation “Jeannie (Genie?) Martins”
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asked Origin of the exclamation “Jeannie (Genie?) Martins”
Feb
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comment Term for: Simultaneous rare experience/occurrence
I think I would use "pure coincidence" to emphasise the rarity, though I'm not sure if others do this.
Feb
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comment Is “proximity” a real grammatical rule?
You've assumed the colonel is a man ;)
Feb
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comment An adjective for the condition of a used brush
I'd probably just use "worn"
Jan
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comment Phrase when you offer someone something but it's really them who are paying for it
.. with "lunch" acting as a metaphor for practically anything else
Jan
19
comment Phrase when you offer someone something but it's really them who are paying for it
I've always understood "There's no such thing as a free lunch" to mean that even if somebody is paying (it costs me no currency, ergo it is free), they want something from it, whether it be my advice, a favour at a later date, a date. (It costs me in another way, ergo it is not free)
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comment Which is more wet: ‘moist’ or ‘damp’?
@BlessedGeek. Thanks. Thanks for that 😷
Nov
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accepted Is “A Spanish Learning Grammar” grammatical?
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comment Is “A Spanish Learning Grammar” grammatical?
I've never seen that definition of "grammar" so no wonder I was a bit put off.
Nov
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revised Is “A Spanish Learning Grammar” grammatical?
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Nov
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asked Is “A Spanish Learning Grammar” grammatical?
Nov
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comment A word for an intentional error or absurdity inserted to check whether audience read an entire passage
Carefully checks question for examples of this.
Nov
2
comment “Let me know it” or “Let me know”
This question is probably better suited to English Language Learners.
Nov
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comment Is “data” considered singular or plural?
@kappamaki, It seems that it's regional. Both sound natural to me.
Nov
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comment Usage of without in conjunction with within
In context I understand this usage, but it still sounds very strange to me. Curiously, I also found myself pronouncing it slightly differently, introducing a slight pause before with and stressing out slightly more.
Oct
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accepted Is mum/mam/mom etc ever capitalised?