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English is one of my first languages. Versed in the nuances of a few major native dialects of the language, I hope to learn and share my knowledge on this forum.


I majored in physics and music at Williams College, MA, and taught math at The Pennington School, NJ, for two years. Currently a PhD student in civil engineering at Johns Hopkins University, MD.


New blog: Brutally Frugal


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Oct
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revised Difference between “to foot the bill” and “to fill the bill”
omission of "One" at beginning of second sentence
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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Good Answer
Jul
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comment “A total of 10 babies is…” vs. “a total of 10 babies are…” vs. “Ten babies in total are…”
@CoolHandLouis: Thanks! Fixed!
Jul
17
revised “A total of 10 babies is…” vs. “a total of 10 babies are…” vs. “Ten babies in total are…”
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Jul
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awarded  grammaticality
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awarded  Enlightened
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Jun
11
comment When to use point vs dot?
Yeah same question as @Frank's.
Jun
11
comment A 'polite' way to say that someone is fat
Is this really an EL&U question or more to do with etiquette?
Jun
9
revised A single word name for the “I don't know” gesture
edited tags
Jun
9
comment A single word name for the “I don't know” gesture
@GMB: I agree. My first comment was made tongue-in-cheek. Mini-rant well taken.
Jun
9
comment A single word name for the “I don't know” gesture
But a moue is essentially a pout, and it also indicates annoyance, not ignorance.
Jun
9
comment A single word name for the “I don't know” gesture
But it would definitely be a fun exercise to document the gestures conveying ignorance across various cultures.