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comment What is the etymology of “run like a dog”?
Apologies that it's taken so long to give the tick! :-)
Dec
24
comment What does “…you would rather we have the meeting…” mean?
I use that form all the time. Your example sounds more like "Let us know if you would especially like use to have a meeting..." which has a completely different connotation.
Dec
2
comment “Prefer to” vs “prefer than”
Are you confusing it with "different to" vs "different than" ??
Dec
2
comment “I know right” what can I use instead of that phrase
My daughter would say: "IKR!" ;-)
Nov
28
comment What do you call a person who prevents his/her own progress?
It's funny: people on this site quote low appearance in Google searches as a reason for down voting an answer... And yet when (IMO) the best answer is somewhat esoteric, but easily Googlable, they also dismiss it. 😂
Nov
27
comment What is the right word to use in this sentence: “start looking at things beyond the ( ) of judgement/criticism”?
Works for me as is; YMMV.
Nov
27
comment Can an adjective be converted into a noun by '-s'?
@MattSamuel nice!
Nov
27
comment Should I describe a book I've read in the past or present tense?
When in doubt, use the present tense. Do not mix tenses, unless you have a specific reason to.
Nov
27
comment What is a specific word for someone who can't feel any emotions and can't understand emotions or more specifically love?
Can you provide some context? How do you want to use the word? It could be as a medical diagnosis or describing a character in a work of fiction. Each of those would probably lead to different words.
Oct
22
comment What does this expression mean?
I always think of this cartoon when I hear "outside the box"
Sep
30
comment Easy and hard are at opposite ends of the scale. What is in the middle?
Tedious. ;-)
Sep
4
comment Should there be a comma after No in “No thank you.”
Or it's a manga title.
Jul
9
comment Politer word to refer to a 'cleaner'
@Cerberus: Doubleplusgood! ;-)
Jul
7
comment Politer word to refer to a 'cleaner'
Can you give a reference to "less polite"? Why would job sites use it if it were?
Jul
7
comment How to read “BSON”?
@piffy Hey! I answered first! Can I at least get an upvote!!??! ;-)
Mar
9
comment What is the plural of “Starbucks”?
The trouble I have with this answer is that "blue" is an adjective, but "Starbucks" is generally used as a noun, so I don't think your analogy quite works. I don't think I've ever heard anyone refer to a "Starbucks store" just a "Starbucks". No vote, just comment.
Mar
5
comment What is the plural of “Starbucks”?
Thanks! Good answer. That sounds equivocal, but understandable. I'll wait a bit more before giving a tick.
Mar
5
comment What is the plural of “Starbucks”?
@Kris: Yes, I linked to that in my original question.
Mar
4
comment What is the plural of “Starbucks”?
Thanks @Kris & Araucaria. I suspect this might be a AE vs BE divide. To my (Australian) ear, it sounds awkward... and my (American) hearing aid isn't doing the translation properly. :-)
Dec
1
comment I recommend vs. I would recommend
@stewSquared: Agreed! I thought it was looking like 2.2 here: en.wiktionary.org/wiki/would "Warnock admitted it would be the ideal scenario if he received a Carling Cup winners' medal as well as an England call-up"