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comment gerund or infinitive
I don't even think the second one is considered correct grammatically because the tense is wrong.
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revised About or around when referring to approximate age?
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answered About or around when referring to approximate age?
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comment How best to use the word “best”?
Best can be based on subjective or objective criteria. One is an opinion. The other is a fact.
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comment what to ask after “how are you”?
This question is extremely broad. Please see What types of questions should I avoid asking?
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
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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.