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Jul
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comment A different translation of a quotation by Mevlânâ Rûmî
"You can't pour the whole pot of coffee into one cup."
Jul
29
comment Are there linguistic markers that indicate to subordinates a desire to be addressed less formally
You're right, this question probably will be closed as too broad. You can come and chat with us, though. You're likely to get better answers to more specific questions there.
Jul
28
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Jul
28
comment use of full stop at the end of incomplete sentence fragment?
At the end of a sentence fragment? Yes.
Jul
28
comment What is a word for a person being “crossways”?
I don't think you're right about that.
Jul
28
comment A grammar question
Voting to close as off topic. This is a style question, not a grammar one, and in any case it doesn't identify a specific source of concern.
Jul
28
comment How do the tenses and aspects in English correspond temporally to one another?
What grammar board would that be? Not on the StackExchange network, surely.
Jul
28
comment Single word for a self-confessed traveler who constantly talks about his travels regardless of the audience interest, circumstance or relevence?
+1 “Bore, n.: A person who talks when you wish him to listen.”—Ambrose Bierce
Jul
28
revised What is the significance of “it did” at the end of a sentence?
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Jul
28
comment What is the origin of the association of animals to things that are a source of annoyance (major or minor) to people?
This is an interesting question, but I'm voting to close it as off-topic because it's really about human communication in general, perhaps even more about human psychology. In any case, it's not strictly about English.
Jul
28
revised What is the significance of “it did” at the end of a sentence?
added 4 characters in body
Jul
28
comment How do the tenses and aspects in English correspond temporally to one another?
+1 and welcome to the site. This is a good answer, enough so that it probably deserves its own venue. I think you should maybe ask a separate question about perfect tenses, to which you would supply this answer. Yeah, you can do that.
Jul
27
comment Term for self-serving behavior disguised as altruism?
I'm not as sensitive as you are to such accusations. My concern is only to answer the question as precisely as I know how.
Jul
27
comment Term for self-serving behavior disguised as altruism?
@talrnu: Then how do you explain ". . . in a way that made it clear that he was glad I was having a hard time because it gave him the opportunity to pray for me and feel good about himself"?
Jul
27
comment Term for self-serving behavior disguised as altruism?
@talrnu: OP said the person said he was sorry but was actually glad. That is hypocrisy.
Jul
27
comment Can I say “where I expect to use them for certain”?
Normally you could just substitute sure for certain there. The way you have it is more colloquial and may be too informal for your document.
Jul
27
answered Term for self-serving behavior disguised as altruism?
Jul
27
comment Colloquial definitions of 'nice', possible alternatives?
You are reading a lot into your idiosyncratic version of nice. Nothing wrong with that, but don't expect strangers to share your special understanding.
Jul
27
comment Is there a single word for describing a person as unbiased in self judgement?
That has too specific a meaning for what the OP is requesting. You can't be nonpartisan about yourself unless you have Multiple Personality Disorder.
Jul
27
comment Is there any difference between 'artfully' and 'artistically'?
Why are you singling me out?