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Aug
23
comment Do I use a comma before “that” or “which” here?
Shouldn't the first sentence be "He is reading articles and is summarising them in his blog." (independent clause + dependent clause)?
Aug
23
comment Using a comma before “but”
Sadly, the source is gone. I will see if it can be establised somewhere else.
May
26
comment Is it ever correct to have a space before a question or exclamation mark?
@user36421: most interesting!
May
1
comment Is there a word or an idiom for people who only spend their families' money and fool around?
Related: Natalia Nezvanova's piece
Apr
23
comment Is the lowercase pronoun “i” a feature of Indian English?
This is not restricted to India. It is (unfortunately) also, for whatever reason, very common in central Europe: southern Germany, Belgium, northern part of Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, and Poland. And they are all very stubborn about it. They even use it in business emails.
Jan
2
comment Asking female employees to come to my room
Regarding "Messenger": is it Yahoo Messenger or Windows Live Messenger?
Dec
15
comment What is it called when someone says “like” or “alright”
Regarding "meta-information about the speaker": From Like, section As a discourse particle, filler, hedge, or speech disfluency: "In pop culture, such colloquial applications of like (especially in verbal excess) are commonly and often comedically associated with Valley girls"
Aug
26
comment What is the plural of “BlackBerry” (as in the handheld device)
Related: An answer to Pluralization of proper nouns: regular or irregular?.
Mar
16
comment The name given to the trail of afterburn (of a jet perhaps?)
What is the source for that last picture?
Mar
9
comment Is 'my wife and I' correct English?
How is such a simple question not a duplicate 3 years after this site was launched?
Feb
28
comment What is wrong in “Please don't pluck the flowers” and other phrases used in the Indian subcontinent?
See also Can “doubt” sometimes mean “question”?.
May
30
comment Are “w/o”, “w/”, “b/c” common abbreviations in the US?
Other variations for because observed in the wild are: "cuz", "bc", "cos", "cause", "coz", "b'caz", "bec.", "bcoz" and "bec".
Apr
7
comment What is the correct way to refer to a web page that is part of the same website?
Wikipedia does not use title case, it uses sentence case (reference).
Jan
3
comment 'and to' quagmire
@Andrew Leach: yes, that would probably change the meaning, given the context.
Jan
3
comment 'and to' quagmire
Feel free to edit if I have made some incorrect statements in the question.
Jan
3
comment 'and to' quagmire
The title could be more... inspired!
Feb
9
comment Is Addenbrooke's site/Site a proper noun?
The house standard on Wikipedia is to use sentence casing in section titles; from MOS:HEAD: "The provisions in Article titles (above) generally apply to section headings as well (for example, headings are in sentence case, not title case).". The current content of the Wikipedia article is inconsistent, hence the question.
Dec
27
comment Are particular seasons proper nouns?
@Brett Reynolds: yes, for instance the Wikipedia manual of style states "As the seasons are reversed in the northern and southern hemispheres ..., neutral wording (in early 1990, in the second quarter of 2003, around September) is usually preferable to a "seasonal" reference (summer 1918, spring 1995). Even when the season reference is unambiguous (for instance when a particular location is clearly involved) a date or month may be preferable to a season name ...".
Nov
4
comment “Documents” or “document”
Perhaps the OP was thinking of documentation rather than document.
Sep
16
comment What is the correct way to pluralize an acronym?
ATM: "Noun. ATM (plural ATMs). 1. (banking) Initialism of automated teller machine."