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Sep
4
comment 'computer programming is quite literally black and white'
say Unlike law, there are no gray areas in computer programmaing, no areas open for interpretation.
Sep
4
comment Is “which I thought was strange that” incorrect grammar?
@Araucaria I guess I can see the interpretation and bracketing you are suggesting. the fact that the family agrees with the statement is part of the child's influence. if you squint as you suggest, i could see the sentence becoming passable.
Sep
3
comment Is “which I thought was strange that” incorrect grammar?
@Araucaria also you don't see which being used to introduce a non-subordinate clause in standard written English. and if you do (in casual speech and dialect), the clause is a complete clause, not a relative clause with a "gap" in it, as in the OP's sentence.
Sep
3
comment Is “which I thought was strange that” incorrect grammar?
@Araucaria I don't think so. it is not going to be grammatical unless the reader can know what is supposed to be strange: the family's agreement with the therapist's statement, or the child's influence.
Sep
3
answered Is “which I thought was strange that” incorrect grammar?
Sep
2
comment Does my sentence require a question mark?
@Kris if you please: You must write down two things: first, the capital of Syria. Second, what you ate for breakfast. putting in ...did you eat... in the second sentence is non-standard.
Sep
2
revised Does my sentence require a question mark?
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Sep
2
comment Does my sentence require a question mark?
@Kris it's not true that the second sentence consists of only secondly and a noun phrase. a free relative clause does not have auxiliary inversion, which is seen in the op's example. e.g., you can say what you have done with my book is steal it, but not *what have you done with my book is steal it.
Sep
1
answered Does my sentence require a question mark?
Aug
20
comment What do I call it when a word is “with the”?
@Supuhstar yeah, that's my answer. the term is more general than the specific case you bring up. 'context' in linguistics usually means the words, word-parts, sounds, etc., that reliably appear with some target usage.
Aug
20
answered What do I call it when a word is “with the”?
Aug
19
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Aug
18
awarded  Good Answer
Aug
17
comment “Females under the age of…” instead of “Women under the age of…” Is that offensive?
@Mynamite yes, used by both men and women. You can also find night clubs where motherfucker is a neutral word meaning 'person'. For the record I call women women.
Aug
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
16
answered “Females under the age of…” instead of “Women under the age of…” Is that offensive?
Aug
16
answered You “show” someone a picture. You “---” someone a song?
Aug
15
answered Is the phrase “Infinitely more efficient” possible?
Aug
2
comment Dishes 3 part job or not?
This is solidly within [linguistics](linguistics.stackexchange.com)... but my native speaker intuition is that Lambda(x): do dishes is true for any x who has hand-washed the dishes, rinsed them, and put them on a drying rack. whoever dries them with a towel put up the dishes, and if there is a dedicated rinser they help do the dishes.
Jul
13
revised Is there a word for a comment which makes no sense or adds nothing to the current discussion?
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