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Sep
24
comment Difference between “commit suicide” and “suicide”
They don't say anything, except "verb; intentionally kill oneself: she suicided in a very ugly manner."
Sep
22
comment “Easy” vs. “simple”
Did you look at the common-available resources? What exactly is not clear, to you?
Sep
22
comment “team of engineers IS standing by” or “team of engineers ARE standing by”?
@PeterShor I was trying to give a summary of what I recall said in that other question.
Sep
22
comment When is the present perfect tense used instead of the past tense?
@Mari-LouA And please, let's stay on facts, not opinions. As for merging, just vote to close the newer question and flag it for moderation attention when it is closed.
Sep
22
comment When is the present perfect tense used instead of the past tense?
@Mari-LouA Sorry, but newer questions that duplicate older questions are closed in favor of older questions, and for a good reason. Let's not go into silly arguments: The other question didn't get any answers after 2011! Are you hoping for new answers on that question? Do you want to work together? Fine, then close the other question and merge it with this.
Sep
22
comment “team of engineers IS standing by” or “team of engineers ARE standing by”?
I think there is already a question about words like team being plural or singular. It depends from the language you are using: American English and British English consider them differently.
Sep
22
comment Must present perfect tense be used if the action takes place more than once?
possible duplicate of When is the present perfect tense used instead of the past tense?
Sep
22
comment When is the present perfect tense used instead of the past tense?
Also, this question has been asked one year earlier. It is the other question that duplicates this one.
Sep
22
comment When is the present perfect tense used instead of the past tense?
@Mari-LouA Did you look at the edit? It doesn't seem so.
Apr
11
comment What differentiates an abstract noun with a concrete noun?
@Pacerier You see people dancing, not the dance. So it's abstract like democracy.
Sep
23
comment Is there a difference in meaning when pronouncing paytronizing or pahtronizing?
That is what I said: The pronunciation I reported for American English is /ˈpeɪtrəˌnaɪz/, /ˈpætrəˌnaɪz/.
Apr
20
comment I want to refer to Bill Gates on his blog with respect in the comments section
I was addressed as sir at the JFK airport. I take American English uses sir differently.
Mar
22
comment What the gesture of sticking out the tongue signify as a body language among native English speakers?
I have never heard somebody understanding the gesture this way. I am sure my American friend would disagree with you. (I could even test it without telling her what I am testing, but I am sure she would not kiss me.)
Mar
22
comment What does “With a team” mean?
If you are asking for more details, then you are not writing an answer; it is rather a comment.
Mar
16
comment Switching pronouns mid-sentence
@PeterShor My comment was more a comment for the comment before mine. I agree there is no need to use it, in the second example made from the OP.
Feb
15
comment Correct plural form of a zero quantified noun
I would say "you need 0.5 kilograms of beans", rather than "0.5 kilogram of bean." It's half kilogram, that is true. Anyway, the question is about days, which normally is an integer value.
Oct
6
comment “Maybe” versus “perhaps”
A set phrase is "an unvarying phrase having a specific meaning, such as raining cats and dogs, or being the only context in which a word appears, e.g., aback in take aback."
Oct
2
comment A couple of quick questions related to “Messrs”
It's the New Oxford American Dictionary, the Oxford dictionary for American.
Sep
26
comment Are the names of these metrics proper nouns?
Do you mean appropriate nouns or proper nouns?
Jun
4
comment “Place the pot somewhere where it is 20–22 degrees warm.”
@SȱɳɨȼƮħeǶḝÐɠḝħȱɠ Probably it is, even if I would not call that warm, if not when the external temperature is 5 °C.