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revised Is “since-folded (TV network)” an accustomed English word?
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reviewed Leave Closed Usage of “Only when X will Y and then only when Z”
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reviewed Leave Closed Acronym for ACRONYM describing acronyms as being numerous and/or overwhelming?
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reviewed Leave Closed What's the meaning of “stand” in this context?
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revised Does a word rhyme with itself?
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comment Listening Question in IELTS
Have you visited our site for English Language Learners?
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comment A word or phrase for 'Holy grail' (a goal impossible to achieve)
But they found the Higgs particle (statistically speaking)
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comment Is the sentence “How is <name>” localised to game-specific forums?
I think this question is better suited to English Language Learners. I will migrate it there.
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comment Is the sentence “How is <name>” localised to game-specific forums?
"How's your hamburger" is the same construction as "how's his hamburger" just asking about a different person (second person vs third person).
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comment Is there a verb meaning “to make similar”?
While this is a valid interpretation, it would make the answer better if you acknowledge that this is only one possible interpretation and give an example use.
Jul
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comment Past Perfect vs. Simple Past Usage
This doesn't add anything in a constructive sense. Please give reasons people can use to learn about English. If all you are doing is agreeing with other answers you don't need to post.
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comment Past simple vs. past perfect
that's not true. the way it is phrase in the question is fine.
Jul
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Does one capitalize “Portuguese” when used in a hyphenated adjective?
Jul
24
comment Preposition with word “interest”
I don't quite understand your question. Please can you add an example sentence where you want to use a preposition with interest.
Jul
24
comment Why “go to the movies” and not “go to a movie”
@Ann I disagree with your etymology of going to the movies
Jul
24
comment Why “go to the movies” and not “go to a movie”
Where do you use that turn of phrase, @curiousdannii?
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24
comment Words describing extent/ degree of 'jeopardy?'
extent
Jul
24
revised What does “If wishes were fishes we'd all swim in riches” mean?
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revised What is the part of speech for words suffixed with “ity”?
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23
revised What is the part of speech for words suffixed with “ity”?
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