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Aug
18
comment A word for the fear that everyone can read your mind?
Rickmanophobia...
Aug
18
answered what is the opposite way of an expression of “win-win situation”?
Aug
17
comment Can “memorable” and “easy to remember” be interchanged?
Facts are easy to remember. Emotional events are memorable.
Aug
13
comment The thing that adds a trait to another thing?
@FumbleFingers I think it's the quality of having been hugged rather than referring to someone as a 'hugged' person. In any case, OP is asking for a word for person A, not adjectives for person B.
Aug
13
comment The thing that adds a trait to another thing?
@FumbleFingers I don't think OP is suggesting it would work with every verb, no need to complicate things!
Aug
13
comment What do you call someone who sends an email?
No, I'd stick with recipient. Phones have receivers (or used to in the old days) - it's more of an electrical word (radios etc), receiving signals.
Aug
13
comment What do you call someone who sends an email?
Programming aps is not my thing, but I think 'sender' would be understood by most people. You send an email, therefore you are the sender.
Aug
13
comment What does the following phrase mean: “pursuing invariably the same Object”
There's no need to be irritable. If someone doesn't understand, they don't understand. Simple as that.
Aug
13
comment What do you call someone who sends an email?
What's wrong with sender?
Aug
13
answered Were or was, and why?
Aug
13
comment Why is it possible to delete “or” in this sentence?
Note that if you omit 'or' it's best to punctuate it differently.
Aug
13
comment Why is it possible to delete “or” in this sentence?
As it's addressed to 'you', it's hard to see when you would be writing it, unless in a letter to someone - in which case it's like a conversation, so you can be as informal as you like, depending on who you are addressing. Or, if you were writing fiction and giving these words to a character, you can write whatever you like. But suppose it was about a 3rd person, eg writing a school report - "He plays it well, or at least better than the other children." It would be best to include 'or' in more formal written work.
Aug
13
comment Why is it possible to delete “or” in this sentence?
In speech it is often missed out, there is the assumption that it is understood. In effect you're saying "He plays it well. At least - better than you." The dash stands in for "he's plays it" - "He plays it well. At least, he plays it better than you." But if in doubt, don't omit it.
Aug
13
answered Sentence with would or used to
Aug
12
comment Is it correct to replace “what does” with “what's”?
@peterG OP also asked if it was 'proper' English, and it's my contention that it is. It is short for 'what does'. The fact that certain expressions, dialects or accents might grate on us personally does not alter that fact that 'what does' is correct grammar.
Aug
12
comment Having problem in a fill in the blank
Fill in the blank.... passes
Aug
12
comment Is it correct to replace “what does” with “what's”?
@peterG If you find it grates, that's a personal thing but it doesn't mean the usage is incorrect.
Aug
12
comment Meaning of “being sold as a silver-bullet”
I bow to your research.
Aug
12
comment Idiom for something that is the best “available” solution
Also, the best of a bad lot.
Aug
12
comment Idiom for something that is the best “available” solution
Hobson's Choice is no choice at all, ie being forced to go with something for lack of alternatives. In the OP there may well be alternatives.