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Mar
24
answered Is it correct to say “he tells me” in the following:
Mar
24
comment Opposite of “dive deeper”
Resurface - sorry it's only one word.
Mar
24
comment Types of things vs. types of thing
@psmears: I'm sorry too. I thought it was pretty obvious that I was comparing the grammar and not the meanings and trying to make the point that 'Fifty breeds of dogs' sounds just as ridicolous as 'Fifty shades of greys'. Bye.
Mar
23
comment Present instead of future?
It's as if words like 'tomorrow' take us into a future context from which we are able to use the present tense.
Mar
23
comment Types of things vs. types of thing
There is no difference and also no punchline. Now what's the difference between a circus and a brothel?
Mar
23
comment Types of things vs. types of thing
You may get more accurate results if you put the word these in front, since 'this types of things' is never said whereas 'this type of thing' is. It does go to show what confusion there is out there though.
Mar
23
comment Types of things vs. types of thing
@psmears: If you're so keen on comparisons answer me this; What's the difference between 'Fifty shades of grey' and 'Fifty breeds of dog'?
Mar
5
comment Word for “other people who have the same issue/problem as I have”?
Shouldn't that be instances rather than incidences? Incidences is a very rarely used word that is used when comparing multiple incident rates.
Jan
20
comment What is the difference between “to oblige” and “to obligate”?
I agree that they mean the same thing, but it seems to me that just as we could either say oriented or orientated we can use obliged or obligated. For some reason though, while "oriented" is more widely used in the U.S., "obliged" is more commonly used in some other English speaking countries.
Jan
18
comment Is there an idiom about “dying monkey”?
Probably a reference to the idom to have a monkey on one's back - meaning to have a problem that can't be shaken off. I'm assuming he means that making the girl his will relieve his tensions (aka his monkey).
Jan
18
comment “I” or “me” after “for”
It should be "... my boyfriend and myself" because if you take your boyfriend out it still sounds correct.
Jan
10
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Jan
9
answered Is there a word for “not greedy”?
Jan
2
comment Types of things vs. types of thing
@Kosmonaut - I don't buy it. When we talk about types/kinds/sorts of things we are referring to multiple specializations of a single generic noun. Your example introduced a verb and is not relevant.
Nov
3
comment Types of things vs. types of thing
@Kosmonaut - Seriously though, my point is that there is no apparent reason for changing the plurality of the key words.
Nov
3
comment Types of things vs. types of thing
@Kosmonaut - I'll rephrase that to 'the rest of the clause has remained unchanged' just so you don't think I'm trying to lay down the law to you.
Oct
15
comment Types of things vs. types of thing
Would you talk about apple types or apples types? Types of apple is just another way of saying apple types using an extra word and changing the word order. The rest of the clause should remain unchanged.
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10
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