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I'm a native English speaker.

At school, we were not taught grammar or parts of speech very formally or rigorously. So I don't know this as well as I would like.

I enjoy reading well-written English.


Aug
5
comment Why do people support/oppose the death penalty (with article), but oppose/support abortion (no article)
It would have been better to contrast "the death penalty" with "execution".
Jul
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
15
answered “I would like that he was normal”; is this sentence correct?
Jun
15
comment Is there a word for someone born in the UK?
@Martin: Don't worry about disagreeing with me :-). The terms are somewhat poorly defined. Many would say the UK is a state, not a nation. Regarding legal status of UK as nation, is that Scottish law or the Law of England and Wales, or elsewhere? ;) Which acts of law define nation?
Jun
15
answered Is there a way to praise the action rather than the intelligence or strength?
Jun
15
revised Is there a word for someone born in the UK?
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Jun
15
revised Is there a word for someone born in the UK?
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Jun
15
revised Is there a word for someone born in the UK?
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Jun
15
answered Is there a word for someone born in the UK?
Jun
15
answered What does ranked two places below mean?
Jun
15
answered What is the difference between saying “I wasn't knowing” and “I didn't know”?
May
14
comment Is a snake's venom poisonous?
This answer seems to make a muddled distinction between animals and non-animals. Some animals are venomous (some snakes, some spiders) but some animals are poisonous (some frogs, Some fish). The puffer-fish is poisonous, the stonefish is venomous.
May
13
answered Better way to say “at first sight”?
May
13
comment How to change the following sentence to reported speech?
+1 but a construction that is more acceptable spoken than written?
May
13
comment How to change the following sentence to reported speech?
Since this is ELU, please forgive a nit-picking digression. You should note that two adjacent question marks are incorrect. I'm a bit uncomfortable about that comma too. Maybe someone else can help.
May
13
answered Rules for three sets of quotation marks
May
13
answered Is switching between first, second and third person in this context OK?
May
13
answered Formal word for “Home Made”
May
13
comment I need a verb to replace “to know” in this sentence
Perpetuate or perpetrate?
May
13
revised Which sentence is correct to say?
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