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Aug
25
comment English Word Bank for list comments/conversation verbs
Can you add some examples that you're struggling with? What is involved in the POS tagging? I assume POS is part of speech?
Aug
19
comment Plural of “Mechanism of Action”
Those are two commonly used phrases which have different meanings and are both correct in their own respects. It is a simple question of how many actions there are. What is increasing? The mechanisms, the actions, or both?
Aug
11
comment Repetition of indefinite article with several adjectives
Do you have an authoritative source that supports one or the other? I'm not really sure which one you're advocating, after you said "On second thought...".
Aug
10
answered when you say “throw back” some drinks, is the word replaceable with “gulp”?
Aug
7
revised Something that makes you feel better, not when you are sad?
Cleaned up formatting and fixed grammar
Aug
7
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Aug
6
comment Can you interpret “Waltz for Venus” differently?
Accomplishing something with little to no effort is not conveyed in that phrase. If it is, then it's an idiom I'm not familiar with.
Aug
6
comment What does “xxi” mean?
I think we need some more context. Where were these excerpts taken from? Was this an online text where this could be a consequence of some character encoding issue? It may refer to a footnote or appendix entry.
Aug
6
answered A eulogy for someone who isn't dead?
Aug
6
answered Word for someone who is jovial, but malicious?
Jul
23
comment When someone accuses you of wrong doing after you had accused them of something what do you call that or them?
Is that called hypocrisy, in layman's terms?
Jul
23
comment Etiquette in diplomatic use of the English language (pronunciation of names)
There's not really a rule on this. His name is Italian so it would be correct to pronounce it the way it is pronounced in Italian. Conversely, if your audience is English, and you want them to understand you, you should cater to their pronunciation.
Jul
22
comment What's a negative word for “subtle”?
I think gradual seems strange, when discussing software bugs in an objective context. It only makes sense if there is some kind of version control and the bugs are making the software progressively worse.
Jul
22
comment is vs. are… which is correct?
Is this a case of subject-verb inversion?
Jul
21
comment The deletion in sentences
The first examples are separated by commas. Wouldn't that make them independent clauses which require a subject and predicate? If that's the case, then I would say that the second example could not be considered grammatical.
Jul
20
comment The deletion in sentences
At least with the omission of the pronouns, I think this is relevant.
Jul
17
comment Noun for something that is randomly chosen?
+1 for happenstance.
Jul
17
comment Colloquial meaning of 'exponential decrease'
Colloquially, it just means the number of fish decreased drastically. It does allude to the fact that the decrease is trending in an almost exponential fashion. However, It doesn't mean we are trying to quantify exactly how many fish have disappeared.
Jul
16
comment Better of or better off?
I expect better off you is not an idiom I have ever heard.
Jul
16
answered Name for someone whose interest might be to discredit one's results by trying to find hypothetical mistakes?