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Tech writer and editor with a master's degree in English, formerly a middle school English teacher.


Aug
29
awarded  Yearling
Mar
15
answered What is the proper way to spell “inspiraysh”?
Dec
10
comment Number agreement when using “(s)” for optional plural
Are you asking whether the singular or plural should be used or whether or not to use the article when using (s)?
Oct
30
comment Why is a black eye called a “shiner”?
Could it simply be that a big black, blue, or purple mark around your eye looks shiny? (Edit, I noticed you mentioned that as a possibility and that you hadn't noticed the skin as shiny. Looking at a couple pictures of black eyes online, the light does seem to reflect a little differently than off unbruised skin, giving a little bit of a shine. (It might also be that it's not actually shinier, but the color contrast draws your eye to it.)
Oct
3
answered What's wrong with this sentence?
Sep
26
revised “To support”, “in support of” and “in support for”
Updated to add mention of the 3rd possibility & give a clear choice.
Sep
26
comment “To support”, “in support of” and “in support for”
I don't think your final examples quite work. It's not using "in support for" as a phrase the same way "in support of" is used. Instead "support" is the object of the preposition "in" with a second prepositional phrase, "for the war," modifying "support."
Sep
26
awarded  Commentator
Sep
26
comment Compound adjectives functioning as adverbs modifying other adjectives; is it possible and grammatical?
Downvoted because it's incorrect. Yes, flat adverbs exist, but that doesn't mean every adjective can be used as an adverb. Breathtaking isn't used as an adverb in any source I can find.
Sep
26
awarded  Critic
Sep
24
answered Compound adjectives functioning as adverbs modifying other adjectives; is it possible and grammatical?
Sep
21
answered Perspired as a passive verb?
Sep
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
19
answered “To support”, “in support of” and “in support for”
Sep
17
comment Is it correct to change the common structure in these phrasal verbs?
@FumbleFingers, good point.
Sep
17
answered “I see someone every two days”
Sep
17
answered When is it appropriate to use 'the' instead of a possessive determiner?
Sep
14
answered Word for getting service from friends/family unofficially
Sep
7
revised “thanks to (command)”
Caps & punctuation. Put "for" and "to" in quotes for clarity & consistency.
Sep
7
suggested suggested edit on “thanks to (command)”