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May
21
comment Would it be correct to say that negative five is less than positive two?
@jwpat7 as an engineering student who has taken a lot of math courses, I can tell you that this expression is used quite often.
Apr
18
comment Word for someone who overly nurtures their online image
+1 I know exactly what you're talking about. It's a phenomenon that only exists on the net because of how easily one can edit their image (like deleting unflattering posts).
Apr
18
comment Word for someone who overly nurtures their online image
@Neo As good a question as this is, I don't think there is a legitimate word for it. This is a relatively obscure phenomenon, that isn't really spoken of often enough to warrant its own word.
Apr
17
comment Is “to fight with” ambiguous?
As you can see, most prepositions are by nature quite ambiguous, and usually require a certain degree of context to discern their meaning.
Apr
16
comment A word for the beginning of a street?
@PeterShor The numbering has to start somewhere though right?
Mar
2
comment Antedecent of “which” in “A man coming out of the backdoor of his house which is facing east”
To me this seems entirely ambiguous. Just a poorly worded sentence.
Feb
28
comment Why does the “e” in judge vanish in the word “judgment”?
Related question: english.stackexchange.com/questions/1623/…
Feb
19
comment “How did you know?” vs. “how do you know?” distinction
Great answer,thank you!
Nov
8
comment What's the meaning of 'ever'?
Hagrid! I miss those books.
Nov
8
comment When to put a verb ahead of its doer?
The verb first actually sounds better to me, unfortunately I'm not really able to describe why.
Nov
7
comment word for racial polarization (similar to “partisanship”)
@Mitch it might be hard to understand if you're not familiar with the term "partisanship". I would look up the term and how it's used in political discourse--it's essentially that, but with race instead of party.
Nov
7
comment word for racial polarization (similar to “partisanship”)
@Mitch Not racism, just race.
Nov
5
comment Is this usage of 'for which' correct?
It wasn't when I posted this.
Nov
3
comment Should simple present “get” be used here, and why?
That second sentence doesn't make sense. More context is needed.
Nov
2
comment What's the meaning of boilerplate in programming?
@Em1 I would tend to disagree, since it is purely a question on English terminology. "How do you write boilerplate code?" is more like something that belongs on SO.
Oct
30
comment Question regarding usage of “but”
The second one is correct, but I can't give an explanation as to why, so I'll leave this as a comment.
Oct
30
comment Best choice of word for the opposite of acknowledge
Sure, but as I said, disregarding requires some form of acknowledgement.
Oct
29
comment Term for period between vernal and autumnal equinox
spring and summer
Oct
29
comment Correct? “We make no prescriptions …”
I don't see any medical jargon in the definition...
Oct
29
comment What is the verb for removing spaces from a sentence?
Yea, as long as the spaces are at the end.