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Long-time Informix user and developer, experienced in C and Unix (many variants). Email: jonathan.leffler@gmail.com

Jan
17
answered Use like something in a sentence
Jan
16
answered Why is it “on *the* one hand”?
Jan
16
answered Were contractions less common in olden days?
Jan
16
answered What does “the D word” mean in the context of discussing the pros and cons of marriage over co-habitation?
Jan
15
revised “Forgot” vs “Forget”
Fix I/you confusion
Jan
15
answered “Forgot” vs “Forget”
Jan
14
revised What's the difference between “yet another” and “another”?
Add to info
Jan
14
answered What's the difference between “yet another” and “another”?
Jan
9
answered What's the difference between “You have my word” and “I promise”?
Jan
9
answered What is the difference between “that's odd”, “that' s weird”, and “that's strange”?
Jan
8
answered Is there a hypernym for debit/credit?
Jan
6
comment “Between A and B” or “from A to B”
As written, 'between 1 and 10, exclusive' would exclude both end values (and would be better written as 'between 2 and 9' or '2 to 9'. 'More than one, up to ten' and 'One or more, but less than ten' would cover the two half-open ranges reasonably unambiguously, as would '2 to 10' and '1 to 9'. I've mixed numbers and words horribly in the answer -- oops!
Jan
5
revised Difference between “abase” and “abash”
Quote from Chambers, and pontificate...
Jan
5
answered Difference between “abase” and “abash”
Jan
5
answered Is it proper grammar to refer to four digit number in hundreds?
Jan
4
comment “Proportion of IPOs in France”?
What about "the proportion (by value) of IPOs in France", possibly augmented with "compared to the worldwide total"?
Jan
3
answered “Between A and B” or “from A to B”
Jan
3
answered What's the difference between a tune and a melody?
Jan
2
answered Different size or different sizes?
Jan
1
answered Is “it is no calculus” correct grammar?