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reviewed No Action Needed Is “mother tongue” exactly the same as “native language”?
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reviewed No Action Needed How do I greet someone in a different timezone when my morning is his evening?
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reviewed No Action Needed A simple question about syntax
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reviewed Reviewed Is the sentence “How is <name>” localised to game-specific forums?
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comment Is the sentence “How is <name>” localised to game-specific forums?
... or even "How are you?"
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comment Is there a verb meaning “to make similar”?
As I said, the question isn’t about changing two or more things in relation to one another.
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comment Is the word language in this context a proper noun?
YPCrumble: I think I understand what "expenditure" means. I may have misunderstood what you mean by "Spanish language TV spend". It sounds to me like "The money Company X spent on Spanish language TV ads". Since I'm not in advertising, I guess I'm just proving @John's point: "most people outside of advertising [won't] understand it (the word spend as a noun)."
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comment Is there a verb meaning “to make similar”?
@pimlottc: The question isn’t about changing two or more things in relation to one another. The question says, “I'm attempting to document a change that will make two things more congruent.” ISTM that this could include changing one thing to conform to a standard that another already conforms to (as with my example; converting the weight in pounds to the metric system) or, arguably, making two things conform to a common standard.
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reviewed Reviewed Is there a word for the status of a team being 'home' or 'away'
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reviewed No Action Needed Difference between “Warm regards” and “Best regards”
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comment Is there a verb meaning “to make similar”?
I agree that likens does not fit. I also dispute mirror. One item can mirror another – as a trivial example, body parts (my left eye mirrors my right eye, etc.) You could build two houses that mirror each other; you can remodel one house so that it mirrors the other. But you wouldn’t say, “The remodeling effort mirrors the houses.”
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reviewed Reviewed Noun to describe a “typo-filled” letter
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answered Is there a verb meaning “to make similar”?
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comment Should an apostrophe be used with a z at the end of a word?
Related: Which singular names ending in “s” form possessives with only a bare apostrophe?
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comment Should an apostrophe be used with a z at the end of a word?
“… if a word ends with an s then it should be made plural … by use of an apostrophe with no extra s ….” This is wrong. For most cases, you add es (e.g., atlases, classes, guesses). If the singular noun ends with is, you sometimes change is to es (axis -> axes, crisis -> crises, parenthesis -> parentheses) or sometimes add es (iris -> irises, trellis -> trellises). If the word is “already plural” (e.g., means, headquarters) the plural may be the same (“All my pants are blue”). There may be other rules, but you never form a plural by adding an apostrophe.
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comment Is the word language in this context a proper noun?
Following up on @JohnLawler's comment: I suspect that more people will understand you if you replace "spend" with "expenditure". Other options: "expense", "cost", and "outlay".
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reviewed No Action Needed Pertaining to “Analog(ue)”
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comment Is there a word or phrase meaning to plant my idea in someone else’s mind?
I appreciate the acknowledgement, but – really? If you suggest that we go to the store, I’m not going to think it was my idea, unless I’m in an altered state of consciousness, e.g., hypnotized or drunk.
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revised What does “balls” mean as a reply word or interjection?
Fixed quoting style (you don’t need an opening quote at the beginning of a blockquote, but you do need a close quote **at the end of a quote**), capitalization, wording (reworded “The heroine of the novel” and “taking place of Thomas”, deleted “the” before “Jeffery”, added “Journal”) and added link.