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Aug
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answered When should “into” be used rather than “in to,” and vice versa?
Aug
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comment Are “betwixt”, “trebble”, etc., acceptable in American English?
I'm an American just out of high school, and I would recognize "treble." I think I've heard it used, but it is incredibly uncommon here.
Aug
5
answered Where did the term “OK/Okay” come from?
Aug
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awarded  Commentator
Aug
5
comment Is it appropriate to use short form of “have” ('ve) when it means possession?
Any chance of an explanation. I'm not sure what exactly is wrong with my answer, and I'd like to.
Aug
5
answered When should I use “shall” versus “will”?
Aug
5
comment When is it appropriate to end a sentence in a preposition?
I was just about to leave that as a comment when I decided to read the other answers first. I'm glad I did. :)
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awarded  Supporter
Aug
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revised When do I use “can” or “could”?
mowed-->mown
Aug
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comment When do I use “can” or “could”?
I see your point...Not 100% sure though. I need to look it up. Regardless, that "mowed" should be "mown"...
Aug
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awarded  Editor
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revised Is it ever acceptable for a period to come after a quote at the end of a sentence?
added 4 characters in body
Aug
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comment Is it ever acceptable for a period to come after a quote at the end of a sentence?
Yeah. Whoops! Editing...Thanks...
Aug
5
comment Can a word be contracted twice (e.g. “I'ven't”)?
I think it's generally because I talk too quickly and mumble a lot. :)
Aug
5
answered Can a word be contracted twice (e.g. “I'ven't”)?
Aug
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comment Can a word be contracted twice (e.g. “I'ven't”)?
No one's called me on saying "I've not" or "I'ven't" yet...
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awarded  Teacher
Aug
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answered Is it ever acceptable for a period to come after a quote at the end of a sentence?
Aug
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answered Is it appropriate to use short form of “have” ('ve) when it means possession?
Aug
5
comment Where does the “quint” in “quintessential” come from?
The other posters have defined it well enough, but here's an etymology, if that's what you're after. etymonline.com/index.php?term=quintessence