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Jun
29
comment “when it's snowing and when it isn't” vs “when it's snowing and when it isn't snowing”
Fine either way. First way is most common, second is wordy but could be used for emphasis.
Jun
29
comment Repeated usage of “can”
"A shop can be up- or downgraded or the user credentials changed."
Jun
29
comment Can you “do” an action?
My point is that "do no harm" is a familiar enough phrase in English, whatever its provenance.
Jun
29
comment Can you “do” an action?
Also, in the physician's oath: "First, do no harm."
Jun
29
comment What does “delinquent” mean in this context?
I suggest you become more aware of the meaning of delinquent as a noun.
Jun
29
comment Can you “do” an action?
Do it. Do that. Do me. Do something. Do nothing. No problems at all with these. And don't fear for English grammar. It's survived worse.
Jun
29
comment Request to cross / Request crossing
This is what's known as jargon, specialized language used by a trade or profession. Normal grammatical and syntactical rules do not apply.
Jun
28
comment Meaning of word “nicy”
Never heard of it.
Jun
28
answered What counts as a polearm?
Jun
28
revised Bill reading Shakespeare and Maureen singing Schubert satisfy/satisfies me
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Jun
27
answered Bill reading Shakespeare and Maureen singing Schubert satisfy/satisfies me
Jun
27
comment “I consider that …” in place of “I think that…”
Granted, but we must allow for healthy variety lest our prose wander into formulaic rigidity.
Jun
27
revised “I consider that …” in place of “I think that…”
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Jun
27
answered “I consider that …” in place of “I think that…”
Jun
27
comment SAT grammar question
First, try neither/nor instead of neither/or. Second, if you can identify reasons why someone could make a case for using so in that context you're smart enough to know that it's futile to try to make that case in an SAT test. Third, this question is probably going to get closed anyway.
Jun
26
comment Every once in a while
That's fine. Try "once in a while" by itself to be less specific.
Jun
26
comment Words for a garbage man who takes waste material to throw away and the one who takes them to sell?
I care nothing for what happens to garbage once it leaves my residence.
Jun
26
comment Comma before a conjunction that precedes an infinitive phrase?
+1: Right on both counts. I feel that the addition of to after and probably makes the clarity issue a moot point, though.
Jun
26
comment Non-gendered collective title for a group of people in a business context
Related: Is guy gender neutral?.
Jun
26
comment Verb meaning “giving people sh*t”
In some senses, it could be describing philanthropy. ^_^