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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 is Synonyms of rich or wealthy?
Then you need to tell us what you found and why it isn't what you want.
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comment Word that describes exploration coupled with transformation?
Welcome to Stack Exchange. Answers given should give some rationale.
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comment Marriage between close relatives
Please give a rationale for your answer.
1d
comment Subject of investigation vs. Object of investigation?
What do you want to mean? Betterness can only be judged if we know what you're trying to say.
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comment When saying “this one” when referring to yourself, is it first or third person?
"We" is first person
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revised Is “in an utter attempt” correct?
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revised Is “this thing/topic is pretty high crossing on that website” a valid phrase?
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18
revised is this the correct form of the usage each and every?
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18
comment Word meaning “to walk clumsily among many obstacles”?
Please expand your answer with rationale and examples.
Oct
18
comment Is “not worth to do” an acceptable alternative to “not worth doing”?
Please consider expanding you answer to include some reasoning.
Oct
16
comment In the recent years
Remove the. Just in recent years.
Oct
16
revised “cross this line” versus “cross the line”
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revised “cross this line” versus “cross the line”
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revised Do onomatopoeic words lose their onomatopoeic character?
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Oct
16
revised What is the better way to say, “I will wait until you ask me to start off”?
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Oct
16
comment The basic or the main component
Single word request answers need to be more than just a list of words. The most helpful of this type of answer gives a rationale and examples for the choices.
Oct
16
revised two sentences, which is better?
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Oct
16
comment Should you capitalize mom or dad when you say, Susie's mom and dad?
As Andrew told you earlier, @Nathan, do not insult others. This kind of behaviour is not tolerated on Stack Exchange.
Oct
16
comment Is this sentence grammatically correct? from non-native
Hi, foxx kim. We're not really here for checking sentences as such. We like to be able to answer questions with a broader application. If you could find a way to make your question applicable to more people, e.g. by specifying what you're unsure about, that would be great. Please use the edit facility to do this.
Oct
15
revised Is “fresher” really a “proper” English word?
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