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revised Is the use of the word 'veritable' correct?
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comment Need help with Ideas for an essay
Maybe your teacher should learn [or bother] to explain assignments properly before they expect well written essays from the assignees.
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comment Gone are the days
The OP is concerned with the usage, which, for those three variants, is negligible.
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comment Gone are the days
@FumbleFingers - +1 - Using phrases like gone are the days takes deep cultural familiarity to pull off at all naturally.
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comment Using or arguing a biased opinion as fact
Though it's imprecise, arrogant is a catchall for that kind of behavior.
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comment Using or arguing a biased opinion as fact
+1 Prejudicial is a pretty good fit.
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comment Meaning of smah
The word smuh ~ if it even is a word ~ should not be on a child's spelling list ever.
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comment Meaning of smah
Spelling mistakes in the spelling lists given to schoolchildren are worryingly commonplace.
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reviewed Reviewed Using or arguing a biased opinion as fact
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comment Using or arguing a biased opinion as fact
An assertion is not an "opinion dressed up as fact". To assert is to claim that something is true. It may be demonstrably true, and it's still an assertion.
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reviewed Reviewed “She suggested me to go shopping.”
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comment “She suggested me to go shopping.”
The closest, correct phrase would be she suggested that I go shopping or she suggested that we go shopping.
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revised What is a Metaphor for “Being Thrown Into a Completely New Environment”
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comment What is a Metaphor for “Being Thrown Into a Completely New Environment”
We use that in the UK too. We both mentioned it at the same time.
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answered What is a Metaphor for “Being Thrown Into a Completely New Environment”
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comment What is a word that means unforgettable but with a negative connotation?
+1 for haunting. That should just be the answer.
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comment Distress vs anguish
A ship can be in distress, but not in anguish.
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comment Distress vs anguish
Just from personal experience, it feels like the word distress is used to imply that something is the effect of stress and strain, and distress can be serious or minor. This is different from the word anguish, which is always pretty serious, but doesn't imply anything about its cause.
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comment Is it correct to say, “an example for this is . . .”.?
I'm English, and in the UK, it's normal to say "an example of this". I've never heard anyone say "an example for this". I can't comment on how it would translate from German.