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Mar
20
comment Are there any rules/patterns for selecting “ish” vs “like” as a suffix?
@martha When I load the "like" file, Chrome tells me it's in Afrikaans and asks if I want to translate ;). But I think these lists could be really helpful to look at for the purposes of this question!
Mar
20
comment Are there any rules/patterns for selecting “ish” vs “like” as a suffix?
This is a fascinating thought process! It hadn't occurred to me before, but it makes a lot of sense. Thank you! +1 :)
Mar
20
awarded  Student
Mar
20
asked Are there any rules/patterns for selecting “ish” vs “like” as a suffix?
Dec
13
comment Why doesn't blood sound like \ˈblüd\?
Yeah, this is a great answer (+1!) but I agree with @Hellion that I've never heard hood and foot pronounced with a different vowel sound.
Oct
12
comment What is the origin & meaning of “It used to drive me spare”?
Hi GreaseMonkey! This is a great question, but unfortunately origin/etymology questions are off topic on ELL. They are accepted over on ELU, though, so I'm going to migrate this over there. :)
Oct
7
awarded  Quorum
Oct
4
revised “equally skilled as X” or “equally skilled to X”?
improved formatting, made title easier to understand
Oct
4
suggested suggested edit on “equally skilled as X” or “equally skilled to X”?
Oct
3
comment What's the term for introducing an error when you edit a sentence?
I don't have an answer for you, but I do this a lot. Often in answers to English questions, which is quite regrettable. (At least the fact that I know I do it often means I also fix it often!)
Sep
24
revised Are “steer away from” and “steer clear of” interchangable?
improved formatting and typos
Sep
24
suggested suggested edit on Are “steer away from” and “steer clear of” interchangable?
Sep
20
revised What do you call a heterosexual who wonders what it would be like to have a relationship with a gay person?
improved wording so as not to cause unintended insult
Sep
20
suggested suggested edit on What do you call a heterosexual who wonders what it would be like to have a relationship with a gay person?
Sep
8
comment Punctuation for a non-question question
Completely agree, +1. Another way to determine this is how you would speak the sentence aloud: if you'd ask it like a question, it needs a question mark.
Sep
8
comment Punctuation for a non-question question
I agree that it's not a usual question which would expect a yes or no answer (they've already made the recommendation, so whether or not the customer would have liked them to do so is irrelevant) but I'd still use question mark. The question mark is appropriate when the sentence is spoken as a question; that is, with a lifting note on the last word. I would speak "May I suggest that you try the soup?" as a question, and therefore I would punctuate it as a question.
Aug
16
awarded  Excavator
Aug
15
revised Boilt or boiled
the answer was 99% copied from a blog. added link and formatting so that the answer is still copied, but no longer plagiarized. also reset the couple minor changes the answerer made so that it was a legitimate quotation.
Aug
15
suggested suggested edit on Boilt or boiled
Aug
4
comment What’s the male equivalent of “menopause”?
@FumbleFingers I was just joking, since you said there was no male equivalent to pregnancy and there is something sort of similar-ish. The intent was to make readers laugh (and to contribute something sort of related to the conversation) but it seems I have again failed at being funny on the internet ;)