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Aug
5
comment What do you call the fire that is built outdoors and for cooking only (not for camping)?
Hmm... I also used to always watch the discovery channel survival shows and still the word to me isn't one I recognize.
Aug
4
comment What do you call the fire that is built outdoors and for cooking only (not for camping)?
As an American living in the Midwest, I've never heard the term "cook fire."
Feb
18
comment What is the difference between following 2 sentences?
Both mean the same thing. The first is more formal. The second is more conversational. Most people wouldn't say the first one.
Jan
14
comment I thought blah blah blah, and I was right. Is the comma correct?
@DanielHarbour Independent clauses need to be separated by commas. "I just knew it." and "I was right." can stand independently.
Dec
21
comment help with the verb “is”
Formally, you should really be saying "which season is it?" You can also say "which name is his?" just as you can say "what is the season?"
Dec
21
comment One word synonym for “easy to follow”
Coherence maybe?
Jul
8
comment Is there a way to refer to the biblical state of Israel in another name?
Land of Canaan or Palestine? Promise land
Jul
8
comment Why this phrase “When your program breaks, you get to keep both pieces.” is used in the warning?
It's like: when you ruin the program, you keep the program. We're not fixing it... it's yours now. You can keep both pieces (i.e., you broke it in half, so it's not ours anymore).
Mar
29
comment Is there a correct grammatical way to state computer model number in plural form?
That actually sounds awful =/
Mar
29
comment Tense agreement after “if it means that”
I think "I won't write you if it means that I won't need to miss you" sounds best
Feb
28
comment When would I use “once” versus “nonce”?
Nonce is an adjective, once is an adverb
Jan
21
comment When to use “this" and when to use “that”?
This refers to a primary matter. That refers to something secondary or external. For a tertiary aspect, you may use "the other." For example, say you were visiting colleges and you were currently at "this" school (as in the one that you're in). You're also currently talking about another school ("that" school). But there's another school not part of the conversation. You may say: this school, that school, and the other school are all really great options.
Jan
6
comment Is there a word to describe an offensive term reclaimed by the offended group
Double standard?
Jan
6
comment Meaning and sentence structure of “Why would we have thought otherwise?”
"Why did we thought otherwise" is grammatically incorrect. Another way to say "Why would we have thought otherwise" is "Why would we think otherwise."
Jan
5
comment Can “in” be replaced by “with”?
Well, to be honest, nobody says "I'm covered with mud!" But you can say "He's all covered with mud" and that seems pretty synonymous to using in
Jan
2
comment “Does he go bowling?” or “Doesn't he go bowling?”
I think the OP isn't as interested in the usage as much as why the response to both is yes when one is negated.
Jan
2
comment Is “an archives” correct? If so, is it an exception or are there others like it?
Yes, they're correct. The word chamber apparently works the same way.
Jan
2
comment “Favored” vs. “favorited”
Maybe "Jack added Jill's video to his favorites," is better.