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I’m a cognitive scientist, specializing in language, at Queen Mary University of London. I teach an Intro to Latex course each year from incoming graduate students. I’ve undertaken several substantial editorial jobs in latex and am always looking to improve my tex skills.


Jun
14
awarded  Yearling
May
26
revised A phrase for something that is beyond our reach or unattainable
Added quotations, paragraphation, and consistent italics.
May
26
comment A phrase for something that is beyond our reach or unattainable
Some broader stylistic suggestions. I'm not sure what you're aiming for, but I find the phrase his other circumnavigating counterparts (unintentionally) comical. How about, less verbosely, other circumnavigators or his rival circumnavigators. (Also, out of context, it is hard to judge whether the shift to narrative present flows naturally. It risks sounding clunky.)
Mar
28
comment Word for feeding poultry?
Thanks, didn't think to do an ngram check. "scattering" it is, then.
Mar
28
accepted Word for feeding poultry?
Mar
28
asked Word for feeding poultry?
Mar
28
comment A noun adjunct / the possessive case
Thanks Joe: I don't move in the right circles to know about boaty jargon.
Mar
4
comment All of us, including “me” or “I”
No harm in covering all bases though, @Kris. It is more to the point than mention of myself: me was at least in the question.
Mar
4
revised Are there any terms equivalent to 'Americana' for other cultures?
added comments about personal names
Mar
3
answered Are there any terms equivalent to 'Americana' for other cultures?
Mar
3
comment All of us, including “me” or “I”
Can you supply some modern precedents for including I? I looked through google books and didn't find any. The phrase sounds hypercorrected to me and I think a native speaker's proper reaction on hearing it would be to guffaw. I agree with Kris’ answer that including must be followed by the accusative (which is the default form of the pronoun in contemporary English — Me is the answer to Who's coming?, ousting erstwhile I), irrespective of the case of the argument to which it is an adjunct.
Mar
3
comment All of us, including “me” or “I”
I would also be happy with me included.
Mar
1
comment Assuming answer to be true
True! That's now fixed
Mar
1
revised Assuming answer to be true
Added actual answer to the question!
Feb
27
comment Assuming answer to be true
I think you’re right that the last line wasn’t quite right. Surely it should be: “Hence g.f is an isomorphism”.
Feb
27
answered Assuming answer to be true
Feb
26
answered The Interrupting Colon – ie a colon after a verb
Feb
26
comment Predicative Position of Adjectives: Do We Hyphenate after the Verb?
@rhetorician: Your comment says everything I would put in an answer. If you posted it, I'd upvote it. (Well, maybe throw in a reference to a sensible style manual, like The Economist’s—and unless Edwin is implying that this is a duplicate question.)
Feb
23
comment What's the function of this “as”?
Perhaps you could expand a bit. A relative pronoun is simply an item with a particular grammatical function. So, it isn’t obvious what it means that as “works like a relative pronoun but not so in its grammatical function”. Or maybe you can articulate what’s “very special” about this usage of as?
Feb
20
comment Does the word “master” denote masculinity?
@ŁukaszL: can you give us some examples of newly feminized words?