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I moderate here. I'm in chat during reasonable hours GMT. I look scary, but don't let that stop you asking me questions.

British English is my native language.

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comment What does “The city (Ferguson) learned too late that the well was dry” mean?
It could be. I would certainly call here and interjection when responding to a roll call.
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comment What does “The city (Ferguson) learned too late that the well was dry” mean?
For me it's analagous to saying "Yes."
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comment What does “The city (Ferguson) learned too late that the well was dry” mean?
I don't think it's a noun, but I agree otherwise. I think it's fairer to call it an interjection.
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answered What does “The city (Ferguson) learned too late that the well was dry” mean?
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reviewed Looks OK Terminology for a word containing a prefix/suffix or neither
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comment Terminology for a word containing a prefix/suffix or neither
Please explain why you think this.
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reviewed Leave Closed What do you call the protruding square structures on the top of a tower?
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reviewed Reviewed How might I correctly place the commas in these sentences?
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comment How might I correctly place the commas in these sentences?
Hi Makala. That is a lot of text to ask people to read through and look for punctuation issues. Questions asked at Stack Exchange should be applicable to a wider audience. It seems if we go through and mark up where you've put commas in the wrong place we're only helping you. A better question would be about how to tell if commas are in the right place, and that would probably be better asked at English Language Learners.
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comment To give someone the 411
This answer is lacking in quality. If you note: other answers provide various sources to back up their claims. This essentially just restates the question.
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comment Antonym of “deepen”
I'm guess you're looking for "flatten".
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comment How is that correct: “speed is faster” or “prices are cheaper”
How is it incorrect?
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comment What is the difference between “rate” and “grade”?
"All that associated with tests" — what does this mean?
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comment Is there a word for a driver who changes lanes often?
There is a reason for the character limit. Please try and make your answer more than just some words without context. Also consider that the questioner has asked for the name of the driver not the action.
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comment Word for “sitting down heavily?”
Thanks, but this answer is already suggested.