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comment Modern replacement for checking frequency tables?
Right. The other major problem that came to mind is that Google isn't counting words (even in their now-unpublished estimates of indexed pages). They are only counting pages, which may or may not be a useful denominator.
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comment Easy interrogative garden path prevention
I agree that they are certainly awkward out of context. They might not be the greatest examples, but the problem of unexpected '?'s definitely exists in some contexts. The question is really whether there is a good way to avoid this problem without forming the sentence as a "who", "where", or other standard question word sentence. Thanks!
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comment Easy interrogative garden path prevention
Sorry about that. Deleted the Japanese example. @RedDwight, yes. I was implying in the second example that adding words to a sentence often lessens its impact.
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revised Easy interrogative garden path prevention
Omitted Japanese mistake.; added 38 characters in body
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asked Modern replacement for checking frequency tables?
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asked Easy interrogative garden path prevention
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comment Is “a total of 10 payments” singular or plural?
This looks like a potential duplicate of this discussion: english.stackexchange.com/questions/5378/…
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answered “How come” vs “Why?”
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answered different usage of the word “only”