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Mar
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Mar
14
reviewed No Action Needed Meaning of 'I don't swing at soft balls'
Jan
21
revised Acceptability and use of “to got”
Removed an ambiguity. "Native American English speakers" could mean "Native Americans who speak English" or "native speakers of American English". Since the question does not pertain to Native Americans, the latter is better.
Jan
21
suggested suggested edit on Acceptability and use of “to got”
Dec
16
comment What is the term for when one letter is lowercased when a name is in all caps?
Since we are on this subject, it may help to know that the prepositions inserted between first and last name are called tussenvoegsels in Dutch. I don't know if similar words exist in any other languages.
Dec
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comment Hyphenation or blending
@EdwinAshworth Good point! I had not considered that different English dialects might handle this differently.
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Dec
2
revised Hyphenation or blending
Tagged with: compounds
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2
suggested suggested edit on Hyphenation or blending
Dec
2
answered Hyphenation or blending
Nov
24
comment Term for written paralanguage?
@5arx Yes, that is the classical definition. The age of internet chat has morphed it a bit.
Nov
23
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Nov
22
awarded  Teacher
Nov
22
comment Can you use an article in front of the word “software”?
@Lynn Yes, I completely agree. While the usage is very rare, I wanted to make the point that when an uncountable noun acts countable, it is typically done by leaving out a word that would have made the noun phrase countable. Beer was the best way I could think to lead into this as it is considered both countable and uncountable based on usage for this very reason. See the usage note here: en.wiktionary.org/wiki/beers
Nov
22
answered Term for written paralanguage?
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22
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Nov
22
comment Equivalent expression to Spanish “cutting by the healthy part”
I have heard this referred to as "fighting fire with fire" but that phrases has now come to have 2 meanings. One being the practice of a controlled burn and the other meaning responding to aggression with an act of aggression.
Nov
22
revised Can you use an article in front of the word “software”?
Added Wikipedia link for uncountable/mass noun description. Added an example about "beer" acting as both countable and uncountable.
Nov
22
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