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revised What does “Shall be” mean?
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revised What does “Shall be” mean?
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comment Where do accents and dialects come from?
Please edit your answer to format it readably.
Sep
11
revised What's the difference between the universe and the cosmos?
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Sep
11
revised “My work has done” vs “my work has been done”
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Sep
11
comment “My work has done” vs “my work has been done”
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Sep
11
comment “That might even could happen” be considered incorrect?
Related Is “might could” a correct construct
Sep
10
comment Difference between “I am really sorry” and “I really am sorry”
They are both grammatically correct.
Sep
10
comment Does order matter when writing a sentence including aunt and uncle?
As can be seen by Mari-Lou A's chart, the switch to "aunt and uncle" is relatively recent, in the last 50 years.
Sep
10
revised Is “far from the end” correct?
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Sep
9
comment Is there an adjective for having and spitting lots of saliva, especially in a state of wild, raging abandon?
thanks @choster
Sep
9
comment Is there an adjective for having and spitting lots of saliva, especially in a state of wild, raging abandon?
@JanusBahsJacquet the server itself is owned by Google, and is used for photo storage. Still, not being a regular image link is annoying. Firefox asks me to download something called unnamed.webp, which doesn't seem legit.
Sep
9
comment What's the matter?
People usually say "the thing is", "the question is" or, if it's a problem, "the problem is". "The matter is" very old fashioned. But if that's where you're coming from then "what" becomes a subject-complement.
Sep
9
revised Is there a phrase to describe a ready-to-throw-away phone?
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Sep
9
comment “Are you hurt” vs. “Did you get hurt”
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Sep
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revised What's the matter?
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comment BrEng: “pull your finger out”, “cock up” and “stuff it” What do they mean?
It does not, in this context.
Sep
9
answered What's the matter?