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Aug
25
comment What is the correct term for paper that has become wet and deformed as it dried out?
If it were actually creased, I'd probably say wrinkled, but yeah, good point.
Aug
24
comment Can you leave a hyphen hanging when there is more than one adjective?
Yes. That is the correct way to handle that. Welcome to the site.
Aug
24
comment What is the correct term for paper that has become wet and deformed as it dried out?
Upvoted cockled, but +1 for crinkled too. That's the word that most people would understand.
Aug
24
comment How to concisely handle words that don't have an antonym
Making up new words is fun. JS just got thenable.
Aug
23
comment I work “at” registrar's office or “in” registrar's office?
To be honest @sumelic, I think you were a little bit rude here today. Not in a serious way, but enough to annoy. I only suggested the other site, and you dismissed me in two words, then accused the OP of expecting a proof reading service. +1 for the duplicate, but -1 for manners.
Aug
23
comment I work “at” registrar's office or “in” registrar's office?
+1 I take back the bit about it being a better fit for ELL.
Aug
23
comment I work “at” registrar's office or “in” registrar's office?
@sumelic -- The part the OP is unsure about is clear: Should they say they work at or in the registrar's office, which seems like a bad fit for this site to me.
Aug
23
comment I work “at” registrar's office or “in” registrar's office?
You can say that you work in the registrar's office or at the registrar's office.
Aug
23
comment I work “at” registrar's office or “in” registrar's office?
Welcome to the site. You would likely find English Language Learners a better fit for this question.
Aug
23
comment How to say thank you for someone tried but could not help me?
Yes, that is a perfectly natural and appropriate thing to say. You can also use thanks all the same, which no one has mentioned in the answers yet.
Aug
23
comment Use of “don't mention it” for “you're welcome”?
Minor gripe: It doesn't make sense to distinguish between Black teens and young people.
Aug
23
comment Use of “don't mention it” for “you're welcome”?
There are also no worries, no problem and it was nothing. These are all used in the UK too.
Aug
23
comment “page has not updated” or “page has not been updated”
Both are equally valid and correct: The page has not updated. The page has not been updated. -- Welcome to the site.
Aug
23
comment Phrase meaning keeping faithful during painful trials and tribulations
The OP is looking for phrases, but +1 anyway -- endure is a good word here.
Aug
23
comment Phrase meaning keeping faithful during painful trials and tribulations
Welcome to the site. Your title asks about keeping faith, but your question asks about being courageous. Could you please edit the question to make it more precise? Thanks.
Aug
19
comment Parenthetical elements
I always thought a colon was only for setting something up, like Consider this: or Answer the following questions: or The Ten Commandments are:.
Aug
19
comment Parenthetical elements
A colon could not replace the em dash or fix the comma-splice. It would need to be a semi-colon.
Aug
19
comment Explanation of the word “Populism”
I don't think popularism can ever be a good thing. It's always derogatory.
Aug
19
comment What is a single word for “wandering around a mall or a market”?
The word meander means to weave left and right sporadically. If you meandered through the mall, you'd look like you were drunk.
Aug
18
comment A word for reading something thoroughly until one understands it well?
"to read something thoroughly until one understands it well" -- You could just use analyse.