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Mar
12
comment What does “by way of” mean?
Peter Shor: Thanks! Can you post this as an answer so I can mark it as accepted?
Feb
6
comment What does “O'Doul” refer to in this context?
I don't find all their jokes funny, but I remember there were lots of laughters after this one, and the review I was reading said it was one of the best lines of the show. Weird, but thank you for the explanation!
Feb
12
comment “Criteria” versus “criterion”
+1 for mentioning phenomenon/a before I had the chance to :-)
Feb
5
comment Word for “someone who does the same job as me”
You know what? The quote reminded me of something. I don't have my set of James Bond movies, but I remember that in one of them, M (the female M) says something like "Admiral Something, my THE-WORD-WE-ARE-LOOKING-FOR in Japan, is [...]". There should be the word. I can't remember if it's counterpart or a more specific one, but if anyone can look it up, it be worth the try...
Feb
5
comment Word for “someone who does the same job as me”
I know there is a word beginning with con-. I said it to someone about a year ago, but I'm having troubles remembering it.
Feb
3
comment Using abbreviations incorrectly?
It's mainly because "I do it like this" is an affirmative sentence, while "do I not?" is an interrogative one. Therefore, in the latter, the auxiliary verb has to come first. Now try using the short form. The negation and the auxiliary are united, and the position they occupy is the one of the auxiliary.
Feb
3
comment To put on the thinking cap
I've given it an up vote, but I have a question about the grammar. Shouldn't you have written "[...] IS the cap that [...]" or "[...] was the cap that Gyro WORE when he NEEDED"? I'm asking because I can still improve on how I use the tenses so if I am wrong, I could benefit from a clarification.
Jan
31
comment What is the difference between ‘silviculture’ and ‘forestry’?
Where I checked (the Dashboard Dictionary on a Mac), silviculture was described as meaning "the growing and cultivation of trees" and silva as wood. I do remember silva meaning forest, but I was misled by the dictionary. I apologize!