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Jan
8
awarded  Teacher
Jan
8
answered Is “grown not made” correct English and can it have a totally opposite, to the intended, meaning?
Oct
22
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
29
comment Banking meaning of “held”
@jwpat7 That's exactly what I suspected, that there was an alternative meaning of this exact sentence.
Jun
28
comment Banking meaning of “held”
@FumbleFingers Do you think it should be migrated to ELL then? I thought about asking there first, but I don't usually have problems with English legalese.
Jun
28
comment Banking meaning of “held”
@Cyberherbalist It's actually a housing application, not for a bank. And I don't have a UK bank account.
Jun
28
asked Banking meaning of “held”
May
14
comment What kind of noun is a picture?
I would expect that "a picture of Bill's" can not mean "a picture that shows Bill," except accidentally (that is, a picture which is explicitly owned/made by Bill and, coincidentally, shows Bill). Is @JohnLawler's description of "a picture of Bill's" correct?
May
3
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
7
awarded  Critic
Dec
6
comment Do you use “a” or “an” before acronyms?
@VincentMcNabb CD-ROM is an initalism followed by an acronym, so the article should be "a".
Dec
6
asked Why ‘a great green dragon’ but not ‘a green great dragon’?
Oct
18
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
11
comment “Postfix” or “suffix”?
+1 That Ngram certainly gives a good indication which to use.
Sep
11
awarded  Student
Sep
11
asked “Postfix” or “suffix”?
Dec
21
awarded  Supporter