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3h
revised “All you should do is [infinitive]” vs “All you should do is to [infinitive]”
deleted 112 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
4h
comment Google the true meaning
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not a question.
5h
comment Drink Different / Drink Differently?
There is no grammatical explanation. It's just marketing speak, which is mimicking Apple's "think different".
7h
revised “Amazed by how” vs “amazed how”
added 45 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
2d
revised “As you mentioned” vs “as you said”
deleted 23 characters in body; edited title
Dec
23
reviewed Approve Synonym for wow
Dec
23
revised Is majoritively a word?
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Dec
22
revised Attempt or try? Which word
added 15 characters in body
Dec
22
revised Concept of “none” in the English language
added 11 characters in body
Dec
22
revised Concept of “none” in the English language
added 2 characters in body; edited title
Dec
21
revised “Foxen” versus “oxes”
deleted 112 characters in body
Dec
19
revised Using “one” in a sentence multiple times, does it sound right?
edited tags
Dec
19
comment Resource planning or resources planning
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about naming.
Dec
19
comment A word for “intimate friends” without any kind of romance?
Don't ask us "why not?"; explain to us why it should be so.
Dec
19
revised Word for the inability to do simple things when you don't look at it
edited body
Dec
18
comment Why do we have two words to describe post-mortem medical examination?
Weird that auto means self in this context. You can't look at your own dead body.
Dec
18
comment How long can you say “the late so and so”?
@Josh61 please use English Language & Usage Chat for chatting. I'm in chat.
Dec
17
revised A word for 'related in managerial way'
edited title
Dec
17
comment What’s a “handegg”?
I wasn't serious. We're not annoyed that football has been co-opted. I have heard handegg be used for a long while, but I don't know if it originated in the UK.
Dec
17
awarded  Sportsmanship