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Contract financial developer at a large bank in Charlotte, NC.


Sep
2
answered What do we call questions which have a definite, known answer?
Aug
29
comment Where an ellipsis exists, is there a term for the missing text?
Other quotes, "The first method is, briefly, to use three dots for any omission, regardless of whether it comes in the middle of a sentence or between sentences" (10.38) "The second method distinguishes between omissions within a sentence and omissions between sentences." (10.39) CMoS seems to be using omission to refer to the missing text, admittedly more for 10.38 than for 10.39.
Aug
28
comment Where an ellipsis exists, is there a term for the missing text?
(I understand that @Malachi offered omission already, but I wanted to add the CMoS reference.)
Aug
28
answered Where an ellipsis exists, is there a term for the missing text?
Aug
24
answered 'from' vs. 'by'
Aug
19
comment Difference between distinctness and distinction
Which do you think is correct and why?
Aug
18
comment If walking across the street unlawfully is jaywalking, is it safe to say biking across the street is jaybiking?
Edwin, that is a rule up with which I shall not put. (No, I don't believe Churchill said that, either.)
Aug
18
answered If walking across the street unlawfully is jaywalking, is it safe to say biking across the street is jaybiking?
Aug
18
answered “Needs cleaned” or “needs to be cleaned”
Aug
13
comment Why are so many important verbs irregular?
Fascinating analysis, @JanusBahsJacquet. Do you have a link that further explains "These verbs were all regular at some point, until their conjugational category was lost or reduced to just a couple of verbs now deemed irregular" ?
Aug
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
24
revised Deriving a word for the activity of using a tool from the tool name (“grep”)
added comic and comment
Jul
24
comment Deriving a word for the activity of using a tool from the tool name (“grep”)
Agreed, Edwin and FumbleFingers; edited to say short e instead of schwa.
Jul
24
revised Deriving a word for the activity of using a tool from the tool name (“grep”)
took at the schwa reference
Jul
24
answered Deriving a word for the activity of using a tool from the tool name (“grep”)
Jul
23
revised Ambiguity in Negation: “John did not come because of the rain”
removed a bad example
Jul
23
comment Ambiguity in Negation: “John did not come because of the rain”
I admit that I had trouble getting the OP's interpretation 2, and was likewise blinded to my first rewrite A with didn't. I'm editing the answer.
Jul
23
answered Ambiguity in Negation: “John did not come because of the rain”
Jun
20
answered A name for the tendency to criticize those who don't succeed
Jun
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Word for biased interpretation of the law?