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English is my native language. I edit theses, dissertations and journal articles.


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Mar
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revised “I can't confirm all what he said” versus “I can't confirm all of what he said”
revised sentence structure
Mar
16
asked “I can't confirm all what he said” versus “I can't confirm all of what he said”
Feb
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answered Is there a good substitute for the word “scarper” in American English?
Feb
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answered What does “putting someone on” mean?
Feb
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revised Recommended books on writing well in English?
corrected spelling of Wilbers
Feb
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accepted Meaning of “triple witching hour”
Feb
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answered What does it mean to mind your P's and Q's?
Feb
7
comment Pluralization of currencies like the baht and the ringgit
Does Malay recognise ringgits? You may be understood, but is it correct to use the plural form? If it is not acceptable usage, I can imagine the titters if someone were to say "ringgits."
Feb
7
comment Pluralization of currencies like the baht and the ringgit
I've come across foreigners who use bahts and ringgits, and staunchly maintain that they are right because that's how it's done in their language. Is there a whiff of linguistic ethnocentrism going on here?
Feb
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comment Pluralization of currencies like the baht and the ringgit
Is it possible to have both the singular and plural forms, or should there be only one?
Feb
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comment Pluralization of currencies like the baht and the ringgit
Yes, you're right; I haven't heard that either. If the singular functions as the plural, why do you think M_W offers the plural form, too? Mind you, they list the singular first.
Feb
7
comment “I'm having” - an illness?
@Tragicomic: Thanks for the upvote and the link, good one. I like the section for kids.
Feb
7
revised “I'm having” - an illness?
corrected grammar twice
Feb
7
comment Hardest tongue twister seen
Nice. This one is so hard, most people trip the second time they say it.