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asked Using the word “deadbeat” as an adjective
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awarded  Student
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asked Meaning of 'I get wrong'
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revised What word means “the sights, things, and activities that are special” in a place?
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answered What word means “the sights, things, and activities that are special” in a place?
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answered term for people who lack empathy, bikeshed, are overly idealistic, impractical
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comment Can “casted” be the past tense of “cast”?
@Kris Thanks. I guess, 'The Hindu' got it right, then. As I look at this thread and the other thread started by B E, it appears to me that perhaps we are in the cusp; the seemingly incorrect usage of 'casted' is giving way to its acceptability.
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comment Can “casted” be the past tense of “cast”?
@Kris: Thanks for the detailed explanation. I was wondering when did the cut off happen. Starting when did the grammarist mark casted as acceptable? For the year 2000, Google ngram from its American English corpus gives the ratio of usage of cast versus casted as 0.000364573% to 0.000007096% That's a huge gap in usage pattern. With such a gap can we still say that casted is back in vogue?
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asked Can “casted” be the past tense of “cast”?
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revised If not directions, what are items in the set {northbound, eastbound, southbound, westbound}?
gave an example of Westbound, Eastbound from a reputed source
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comment If not directions, what are items in the set {northbound, eastbound, southbound, westbound}?
@ MετάEd: Here is a quote from a NY Times report of an accident: An investigator for the railroad, Chuck Randolph, said the corners of the two lead cars ripped each other, and the steel side of the eastbound train seven seats back. The side of the westbound train was ripped back five seats deep. Thirty-five passengers were in the three-car eastbound train, while 100 were in the two-car westbound one. nytimes.com/1993/01/19/us/…
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answered If not directions, what are items in the set {northbound, eastbound, southbound, westbound}?