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comment Overuse of “however” in my scientific writing?
@stoneyB fair point, added, thanks.
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revised Overuse of “however” in my scientific writing?
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revised Overuse of “however” in my scientific writing?
typo, I guess
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answered Overuse of “however” in my scientific writing?
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answered Do parentheses need spaces either side?
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answered What do you call an object inserted between two pieces (of bone)
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answered Adjective describing a person who has lots of children, not “fertile”
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revised How does 'on' + 'against, toward' mean 'again'?
clarified
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reviewed Close Is this citation proper MLA?
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reviewed Close “Meandered about” or “meandered around”?
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reviewed Close Is statusing a word?
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reviewed Close Which word can describe programmer, coder and developer in computer science?
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comment specific term for words that imitate sounds
@Flater precisely. That's why word is not the right word here.
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comment specific term for words that imitate sounds
@Flater not for me, no. A word is anything used as such. "I flangered the flizzes floutlessly" is a sentence with 5 words, despite only two of them existing in any dictionary. For example, I could make a word of your name and say "He was flatered". How could you describe that if not as a word? Actually, linguists don't even use the term word since its definition is so fuzzy. Also consider how many words is bow? Would you count each of its meanings separately?
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comment specific term for words that imitate sounds
@Flater that's precisely what the definition I cited states. Zoooommmm! is a word the moment you utter it, and so falls into the second sense.
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revised It's too cute! But what is “it”?
missing comma
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answered What a word for “navigate” that's more commonly associated with land?
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reviewed Reject pronunciation tag wiki excerpt
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reviewed Approve What does it mean when someone says “noted” to you?
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reviewed Reject pronunciation tag wiki