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Apr
8
comment Why do we say 'commentator' instead of 'commenter'?
My guess on commentator is that it is originated from French or some other language. There is no verb 'commentate', but there might be a suffix '-ator'. In Russian there is a word with '-ator' for almost every English word with '-er'. For example, we have transformator, ammortizator, stabilizator etc. But I feel these words are borrowed words hence my guess they are from French.
Mar
28
accepted What's the proper way to dedicate a paper with a “to the memory of”?
Mar
26
asked What's the proper way to dedicate a paper with a “to the memory of”?
Mar
24
comment Pronunciation of 'cos' (as in the mathematical term)
@Ankur What about tanh?
Mar
23
accepted How to pronounce to differ spatial from special?
Mar
21
comment What does “No Thanks!” mean?
Oui, s'il vous plaît?
Mar
20
comment What is the grammatical difference behind “is interesting” and “is interested”?
@Jason: Yes, the parallel you mentioned seems to be causing the confusion.
Mar
18
comment Is there a word for a person who doesn't think the rules apply to him?
Wannabe prisoner?
Mar
18
comment What is the grammatical difference behind “is interesting” and “is interested”?
I think the confusion is because you think "interesting" is a verb, while actually it is an adjective.
Mar
18
comment Is there a word for a person who doesn't think the rules apply to him?
Prospective criminal, soon-to-be jail resident?
Mar
18
comment Pronunciation of 'cos' (as in the mathematical term)
I like cinch for sinh, and kosh for cosh. By the way, how do you pronounce tan? Tangent or tangens? In Russian, it is tangens.
Mar
18
asked How to pronounce to differ spatial from special?
Feb
4
accepted Are you well? Happy New Year's Eve!
Feb
3
awarded  Commentator
Feb
3
comment Are you well? Happy New Year's Eve!
Thanks a lot! For 1, could you please give another example that is more formal? Imagine you are in 15-th century and talking to a king or something.
Feb
3
comment When did it become correct to add an “s” to a singular possessive already ending in “‑s”?
How can I get data on Gauss' vs Gauss's?
Feb
3
asked Are you well? Happy New Year's Eve!
Jan
30
awarded  Critic
Jan
29
accepted Old times or old time?
Jan
29
comment What is the difference between a “part” and a “segment”
Very nice answer!