Reputation
434
Top tag
Next privilege 500 Rep.
Access review queues
Badges
2 12
Impact
~27k people reached

  • 0 posts edited
  • 0 helpful flags
  • 67 votes cast
Apr
7
comment Is using “he” for a gender-neutral third-person correct?
The downvotes make my point regarding the question's political entanglement. The answer is downvoted not because it is incorrect or misleading, but precisely because it is correct and informative. Go figure. The downvotes say more about the downvoters than about the merits of the answer.
Apr
7
accepted What is the word for “technical usurpation of an old word”?
Apr
7
accepted Is it “set A or B” or “sets A or B”?
Apr
5
comment First strike vs. first-strike
Question regarding your answer: "The capabilities damaged were first strike." Okay, that is an odd sentence, I admit, but since a verb of being separates the compound adjective from the noun it modifies, would the hyphen then disappear? Or would you have to say that the sentence is really, "The capabilities damaged were first-strike [ones]," with the pronoun ones omitted and implied?
Apr
5
comment Is it “set A or B” or “sets A or B”?
Now I regret the sharp comment I have recently added to your answer to someone else's question. It is true that I did not care for your answer over there, but your answer here helps.
Apr
5
comment Is it “set A or B” or “sets A or B”?
I do not know who has edited my question's title, but thanks. The title now asks what I meant.
Apr
5
revised Is it “set A or B” or “sets A or B”?
added 4 characters in body
Apr
5
comment Is “their futures” acceptable?
I like your technique. I am curious: can one apply the technique to this question? english.stackexchange.com/q/237679/25823
Apr
5
comment Is “their futures” acceptable?
Well, @MariusHancu's answer probably supersedes my comment. Thanks, Marius. Good point.
Apr
5
comment Preposition before noun phrases
@garrett: But your answer does not answer the question asked, does it? It only offers advice as to how to evade the question asked. The question is reasonable. The question is interesting. The answer is dull.
Apr
5
revised Is it “set A or B” or “sets A or B”?
Added a third example.
Apr
5
comment Is “their futures” acceptable?
The phrase is perfect, with each word ideally placed and inflected. Whether you need the adverb successfully (which seems redundant) or can upgrade the Latinate prepare to the Saxon ready, is another question. Good luck.
Apr
5
comment Problem with sentences structures
If something like this helps, feel free to use it: "Widely skilled in design, implementation, management and maintenance, he possesses specialized knowledge of the architecture of fully redundant, highly available, fault-tolerant production networks, of both the wired and wireless types." Too many matters of translation are there to detail in a comment, and of course one can word the sentence other ways to emphasize other points, but I will note one item: the hyphen. The English construct "adverb adjective noun" is usually styled "adverb-adjective noun" if the adverb does not end in -ly.
Apr
5
revised Preposition before noun phrases
Admitted that the answer has probably been proved wrong.
Apr
5
comment Preposition before noun phrases
I fail to see any logic in the distinction, but idiomatically somehow, the distinction persists. Excellent point.
Apr
5
comment Preposition before noun phrases
That is a good question. I don't know.
Apr
5
revised Is it “set A or B” or “sets A or B”?
Got faster to the point.
Apr
5
answered Preposition before noun phrases
Apr
5
asked Is it “set A or B” or “sets A or B”?
Mar
10
awarded  Popular Question