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I have worked in commercial IT, academia, the voluntary sector and the performing arts. All of thise informs my attitude to language.


Aug
5
answered to finish vs. to have finished
Jul
16
comment Difference between 'awarding marks' and 'rewarding marks'
No, @EdwinAshworth, I'm not ignoring it at all. I suspect Indian.student's question is unintentionally ambiguous and am asking for clarification. Since the potential for ambiguity clearly exists, I think this is being helpful.
Jul
16
comment Difference between 'awarding marks' and 'rewarding marks'
"Grammatical meaning?" Are you asking if her answer is grammatical English? (It is, although your punctuation is suspect). If you mean "Does her answer make logical sense?", that has nothing to do with grammar. An illogical answer can be grammatical and a logical one ungrammatical.
Jul
15
comment Using two and’s in one sentence, and starting a sentence with “To”
"To the victor the spoils!", "To each his own.", "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.", "From where the sun now stands, I shall fight no more forever.", "Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart", "Unto us a boy is born, king of all creation..." - all perfectly good sentences. Whence springs your objection to them?
Jul
15
comment English approximations of Spanish pronouns
This is not an answer to the question. It should just be a comment.
Jul
9
revised The verb associated with 'payment': come through or gone through?
Expanded on my answer
Jul
9
answered The verb associated with 'payment': come through or gone through?
Jan
9
reviewed Reviewed What's the verb in this sentence?
Nov
19
reviewed No Action Needed How would you call a word that doesn't exist or translate well into another language?
Nov
11
reviewed Reviewed Is it “peek”, “peak” or “pique”?
Nov
11
comment Is it “peek”, “peak” or “pique”?
This seems to be the stream of thoughts triggered in your mind by the question, rather than an actual answer.
Nov
11
reviewed No Action Needed “She has put on some weight.” vs “She put on some weight.”
Nov
11
reviewed Reviewed Single word for “going along with the crowd”
Nov
11
comment Single word for “going along with the crowd”
"Sheep" is a word to describe people who display this behaviour, not a word that actually describes the behaviour itself.
Oct
5
awarded  Yearling
Sep
24
awarded  Informed
Aug
25
reviewed Reviewed What does “In any sort of time” mean here?
Aug
25
reviewed Reviewed Is there a rule prescribing the absence of the -eth third person ending in late middle English?
Aug
25
reviewed Reviewed What is the origin of the term “Couch Potato”?
Aug
25
comment What is the origin of the term “Couch Potato”?
With out a single reference to back this up and the most tenuous of links, this hardly qualifies as an answer ;)