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comment “Firstly” or “first”?
The same question, with more quotations: When enumerating motivations, is it correct to write firstly, secondly, …, or first, second, …?
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answered Term between 'mentoring' & 'rubber ducking'
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comment Comma placement between two clauses
@tchrist: Do you? I'll admit I often vacillate between not and its absence. But I think it is OK, even more precise? See also examples from here: books.google.com/ngrams/…
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answered Comma placement between two clauses
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Jul
23
comment Why was Zormpa changed to Zorba?
The letter beta in Ancient Greek was pronounced like the sound /b/. In New Greek, it is pronounced like the sound /v/. Whenever they want to render the sound /b/ in New Greek, they write μπ. So μπ is more or less pronounced like /b/ in New Greek.
Jul
19
comment What does “Essential Travels” mean?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a message written in Hebrew, translated by the OP, that we are supposed to interpret.
Jul
19
comment What does “Essential Travels” mean?
Welcome to the site! Was this message originally in Hebrew? If so, does it make sense to try and interpret the translation?
Jul
18
comment Why do so many people use a preposition with which to end a sentence?
@EdwinAshworth: Thank you. You too, when you're in the mood.
Jul
17
comment Should there be a comma after this adverbial phrase?
@eveline: Oh, haha, well, it doesn't matter anyway. Thanks for trying!
Jul
17
comment Should there be a comma after this adverbial phrase?
@EdwinAshworth: Great! I would indeed treat after... as an adverbial clause, pace H&P.
Jul
17
comment Should there be a comma after this adverbial phrase?
@EdwinAshworth: It is not a clause: it merely contains a clause. Conversely, when she appeared from the palace is not a prepositional phrase, even though the most salient information arguably comes from the embedded prepositional phrase..
Jul
17
comment Help me identify the structure of this excerpt
@tchrist: So they always say...
Jul
17
comment Help me identify the structure of this excerpt
@EdwinAshworth: I suppose they might. But length can also be a valid reason, I'd say.
Jul
17
comment Should there be a comma after this adverbial phrase?
@eveline: Thanks for accepting my answer! And welcome to the site. P.S. You could also vote my answer up, if you think it is right...it's the round grey arrow above the number "0".
Jul
17
revised Should there be a comma after this adverbial phrase?
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Jul
17
comment Help me identify the structure of this excerpt
@EdwinAshworth: Style guides permit such semicola if the (non-clausal) elements of an enumeration are very long.
Jul
17
comment Help me identify the structure of this excerpt
@AndrewLeach: +1 That, or an absolute construction.
Jul
16
answered Should there be a comma after this adverbial phrase?
Jul
14
comment What's the word for a sportsperson who always makes his team win?
How about top scorer? James Rodriguez wins Golden Boot as top scorer If there is no score, top player.