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Sep
10
comment Starting a sentence with “In Winter 2010,”
Should "winter" be capitalised?
Sep
10
comment Grammar analysis of this sentence from a magazine
Should it be tagged with "grammaticality"?
Sep
4
comment Why does American English pluralize certain singular nouns?
"reasult" -> "result"
Aug
30
comment Why are some adjectives placed after a noun?
@simchona: this may be historical: The Department became known as Revenue Canada in the 1970s. In the 1990s the department became the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency. In 2003 the department was split into the Canada Revenue Agency and the Canada Border Services Agency with the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness taking responsibility for the latter agency. Ref.
Aug
26
comment Are particular seasons proper nouns?
Is the converse true? Never capitalised when not in a title?
Aug
26
comment Are particular seasons proper nouns?
I think this is clear from the other question, "Should the names of seasons be capitalized?". But what about a particular summer, say the one in 2012? Is it "The UEFA European Football Championship is held in Summer 2012" or "The UEFA European Football Championship is held in summer 2012"?
Aug
26
comment Why are days of the week proper nouns?
What are the 4-5 columns in the table? The third seems to be English. Is the first Spanish? And what are the others?
Aug
24
comment Use of “it” before “sufficeth to say”
Yes, suffice it to say is an adverb.
Aug
23
comment 'Questions' vs. 'Concerns' vs. 'Doubts'
Related: Can "doubt" sometimes mean "question"?
Jul
30
comment Does “anything man” exist?
I think factotum comes closest, given the context. However Wiktionary says "dated".
Jul
30
comment Does “anything man” exist?
@JSBangs: what is the correct term then? Compound word? Compound noun? Idiom?
Jul
27
comment Why is 'that' sometimes optional before dependent clauses?
Embedded clause or dependent clause?
Jul
22
comment Is there a better way to write 'pre processing and post processing'?
pre processing and post processing do not exist. It is preprocessing and postprocessing (with pre-processing and post-processing listed as alternative spellings).
Jul
21
comment “Whole day” or “all day”?
misho, when do you sleep?
Jul
20
comment When is the correct time to use 'granter' or 'grantor'
@Scott: can you elaborate on "your are a '?'"
Jul
3
comment What is the word of Spanish or Portuguese origin starting with “a” and meaning enthusiast?
Yes, that's it. Thanks! I have now increased the world's knowledge by adding it to Wiktionary (as a synomym of enthusiast).
Jul
3
comment What is the word of Spanish or Portuguese origin starting with “a” and meaning enthusiast?
@mplungjan 3: you can always assume I have googled before asking such a question. It goes without saying.
Jul
1
comment What are comparative strong points of online dictionaries and other useful reference sites?
I don't agree with statement "Wiktionary is little better than Urban Dictionary". They are two very different things.
Jun
30
comment What is meant by “pun intended”?
It may not mean anything, but Wiktionary has an entry for "no pun intended", but none for "pun intended".
Jun
30
comment Do we compile the source or the binaries?
"its the context" -> "it's the context"