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comment One word to refer to live streams and videos?
"content" may encompass more than you intend; "streamed content" would hit the mark.
Jan
31
comment How to punctuate a sentence starting with “what.”
I'd add that the editors @Ricky is talking about are the ones who have an actual preference, and are not merely enforcing their publication's style guide. If you are writing for a magazine or newspaper, check the style guide. No one cares if you spell it élite or elite, but a publication should pick one spelling and require it consistently.
Jan
25
comment Meaning of the phrase “Relax Into The Pain”
to respond to @FumbleFingers I'd say that language in use is only as exact as it needs to be. if as one of the responses notes, this is the kind of thing that's said during a certain gym exercise, it doesn't need to be that exact at all since the context is very particular.
Jan
24
answered Meaning of the phrase “Relax Into The Pain”
Jan
13
comment The name of this grammar structure
@cityofunited most words in English can be coordinated with "and". English is said to be "head-initial," meaning that the modifying portion of a phrase tends to come after. I have provided you with a technical term. you can probably find others in the literature. consider reading further in Huddleston&Pullum
Jan
13
answered The name of this grammar structure
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answered Is there an English word to describe a group of refrain words composed of two syllables e.g. pera-pera, meaning fluently, iki-iki meaning vividly?
Dec
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answered How do Americans pronounce the 't' in “romantic”, “countable”, etc?
Dec
15
comment Use of aux. “be” with “got” for passive?
I agree that be sounds odd. A bit better if you use get as the auxiliary. Don't get gotten! Full marks got gotten by Thomas. I would like to think why that is so but it's an interesting question.
Dec
5
comment Why do we say “it's not even funny” after something that is not funny at all?
you seem to know how to use the expression. it's a multi-word expression. so think about all the occasions when you'd use it. that's what it means. don't worry about the words.
Dec
2
comment What does this phrase mean: “they just can't keep their hands off the cookie jar”?
american schoolchildren used to be (maybe still are?) taught a song to help them learn the names of their classmates and learn to play together: "Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar? #1 stole the cookie from the cookie jar. Who me? Yes you! Couldn't be! Then who? #2 stole the cookie from..."
Nov
29
comment When does /tjʊ/ (Ex: Nice to meet you /miːt jʊ/) turn to /tʃʊ/ & /ʔjʊ/?
when syllabified as mee.tyou, you get variant with the affricate. when syllabified as meet.you, you get the variant with the glide.
Nov
28
answered Is a sentence that is basically made of two sentences that only share an introductory element a run-on?
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answered Does “Mafia” come from Sicilian meaning “death to the French”?
Sep
18
comment Correct adjective for “Cannot be ordered according to (criterion) A”
arxiv.org/pdf/0906.2621.pdf
Aug
14
comment Can I omit “to” in front of every verb in a series connected by “and”?
Yes, you can do it, but stylistically it can make your writing more difficult to read.
Aug
2
comment how to pronounce “t's” sound, as in “it's” or “that's”
ts will make a hissing sound, and ch a hushing sound. it will be hard to feel where your tongue is.
Jul
28
comment Name for someone who believes that sciences is more than just descriptive
Laudan's book Science and Relativism caricatures four types of philosophers of science: pragmatist, relativist, realist and positivist. The book is a quick read if you are interested in the topic.