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comment A word for 'a person of integrity'
I'm with @jxh - The other question has the answer to this one. Any minor discrepancies can be easily ironed out with an edit to the older question to make it more generic.
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comment What is the adjective form for the word “integrity?”
Yay, my votes made this the top answer :)
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comment “We invite you…” versus We are inviting you
You can do We offer an invitation too. There's no best way to put it. Your reviewer has a preference, I don't know why, each choice seems about equal. I'd just keep the reviewer happy.
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comment Meaning of “barrer” (noun) in W. Henley's poem “'Liza”
It'd be pronounced ba-ra. Common English speakers often do that with words that end with ow, pronouncing window as windah and so on.
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comment Dictionary of English constructions
Formal English isn't stuffy at all. It's just more proper. There's lots of good reasons to use formal English.
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comment Is it correct to use the verb 'land' in the passive form?
@Denis - Please don't say thanks in the comments to each answer. Just upvote good answers, and always remember to tick one if it's correct and the best answer given. I know every community say to, but really read the guidelines. Cheers.
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comment Word meaning “to sort again”
Cool. This is probably another whole question on the semantics of 'collate'.
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comment Word meaning “to sort again”
Besides, the OP needs to know how to handle the fact that resort in the context they wish to use it will be naturally read in the wrong context, so our discussion is off topic. We should agree to disagree for now.
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comment Word meaning “to sort again”
Not really. If I collate a list of kung fu movies, I may recollate it later and have different movies. If I have a collection of kung fu movies sorted alphabetically, and resort them chronologically, it's the same collection.
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comment Interesting contains a meaning of “surprising”?
These terms are not mutually exclusive. Things can be interesting and surprising, and just be described as interesting. I don't get the question??
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comment Word meaning “to sort again”
Good point, I didn't think that bit through. Collate is not a perfect synonym of sort though. If you recollate, you may end up with a different collection.
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comment Word meaning “to sort again”
They could just use reshuffle if a synonym would work, but they want to use sort. In some situations you must use the same root word. If a program has a sort button, you can't reshuffle by pressing it twice.
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comment Word meaning “to sort again”
The fact that two or more words have the same spelling doesn't make any difference. People will read it as resort, as in 'to fall back on', only because they're unfamiliar with resort as meaning re-sort.
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comment Where do we get the word “peanut”?
This community really doesn't appreciate stuff like that. Cheers.
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comment doing things is vs are
You should use learning verbs is, because learning verbs is a singular thing to do. This question may be a better fit for English Language Learners.
May
29
comment Does “so called” have a negative connotation in English?
+1 To say "so called" implies, at least in modern usage, that the thing is called that, but it's not exactly accurate.
Apr
2
comment Why do I want to say “the iPhone” instead of just “iPhone”?
Without Jobs, you'd be lucky to find an iPhone 6 up their sleeve.
Apr
2
comment What would be a word for describing a tendency to take the literal meaning of words above the accepted meaning?
A phobia is an irrational fear or dislike. You don't need to fear homosexuals to hate them.
Mar
27
comment Is “jipped” a politically incorrect word?
I added a comment to the question, so wont repeat it here, but jipped and jewwed have totally different meanings.
Mar
27
comment Is “jipped” a politically incorrect word?
Jip, in the UK, generally means to antagonise, as in "He gave the police some jip". It doesn't mean to rip somebody off, so it isn't equivalent to "Jewwed".