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comment Should I use the subjunctive mood in these sentence?
Why isn't would subjunctive?
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answered Should I use the subjunctive mood in these sentence?
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comment Should I use the subjunctive mood in these sentence?
Are you asking about common usage or strict grammatical structure?
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comment Why do we say “right-hand side”?
@endolith That's very interesting. Which cultures? And what happens when you are facing north or south?
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comment What is a wrong?
@tchrist Doh! And I am so comforted that the series preconjunction comma has returned to favor (or favour, as some of our friends would say). Shame on me for defaulting to the old-school form that I detested.
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revised What is a wrong?
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comment Email of replay to some one ask about me
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about personal message, not the English language
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answered What is a wrong?
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comment Transcription of pronunctiation
What do you mean by How do I get something like this ...?
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comment Word for someone who has a fear for not getting what he believes he's due?
Frustratophobia?
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comment An expression meaning the feeling you get seeing something so beautiful it hurts
Why not achingly beautiful?
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comment Where does “flying in the face” come from?
The source you offer gives no other source or quote for his knowledge and doesn't seem to carry much weight.
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comment Word a male can use to refer to a female that is not old or young (girl/lady/woman)
There is some historic baggage with lady, often associating the term with being ladylike. The term was often used to try to put women *in their place. In the mid 20th century, you might hear. Stop demonstrating. Be more ladylike!
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comment Where does “flying in the face” come from?
If nature fly in my face first? Then nature's the aggressor. John Dryden, The Spanish Friar, 1681.
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comment Term for competitor that is not the favourite
+1 for long shot
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answered Use of “crack” in this statement?
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comment Is there any slang word for somebody who doesn't show up for a date?
@JanusBahsJacquet Probably the most common use of stand-up (at least in the US) is to refer to a stand-up comic.
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answered Words or phrases for 'credit takers'
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comment Is there any slang word for somebody who doesn't show up for a date?
But only for no-show, not stand-up.
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comment Is there any slang word for somebody who doesn't show up for a date?
@JanusBahsJacquet I'm okay with the other two, but I wouldn't call him or her a stand-up unless she or he were very funny.