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awarded  Good Answer
Dec
27
revised Meaning and usage of “a bull in a china shop”
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Dec
17
comment Indian spelling: -ize or -ise?
corpus.byu.edu/glowbe/?c=glowbe&q=43857802
Dec
17
comment Night rain vs Night train, gemination?
An answer could discuss whether gemination refers to a phonological or phonetic concept, or whether it depends on context.
Dec
15
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
15
comment What is the overlap between “Y” and “I”?
@Mitch Actually, ‹y› can represent /ɪ/, too. The ‹y› in crystal corresponds to the same vowel sound that the ‹i› in bit does.
Dec
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
14
revised If there are two tenses in my sentence, should I repeat the subject?
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Dec
14
revised 'I think' and 'I would think' difference
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Dec
14
comment So, “carrots too” (/ˈkærəts tuː/) can sound like “Carrot Sue” (/ˈkærət suː/), right?
@Cargill But there are plenty of similar rules for consonant cluster reduction.
Dec
14
answered What's the name of these “banners” used in Japanese restaurants?
Dec
13
comment A is as good as if not better than B
This sort of ambiguity is why I usually avoid if not – I'm never sure if I'll communicate what I meant to! (That said, many fine writers don't avoid this ambiguity, and they seem to do fine.) But I agree with ruakh and user867 that in this particular string it seems unambiguous.
Dec
13
revised How widespread is labialization of [ʃ] and [ʒ] in 'dish' and 'beige'?
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Dec
12
revised Single auxilliary verb before conjunction “and” vs. two auxilliary verbs around it
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Dec
1
comment What's the deciding factor for which form of a word you choose before the word “skill”?
I think this question is fine on ELL :-)
Dec
1
comment I vs Me from SAT question
@dngr193 What are the choices the question gives?
Dec
1
comment I vs Me from SAT question
@sumelic They appear to be saying that me is an incorrect choice, but of course it's fine. Maybe I read too much into the question . . . ?
Dec
1
comment I vs Me from SAT question
It's due to inadequate analysis on the part of whoever came up with the question.
Nov
24
comment What is a better word than “track” for a piece of music?
That's okay, though. Terms don't have to mean what they used to mean. They mean whatever we use them to mean. See etymological fallacy on Wikipedia.
Nov
24
comment What is a better word than “track” for a piece of music?
Track is fine for MP3s and the like.