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Feb
10
comment Mobile vs cell vs phone
John Clifford has addressed point 3... re point 2, I'm curious if you can cite examples of "mobile phone" and "cell phone" not being synonyms. Besides sat phones, what other kinds of non-cellular mobile phones are there, and how many of them are common in English-speaking places?
Feb
10
answered Mobile vs cell vs phone
Feb
10
comment Mobile vs cell vs phone
Possible duplicate of "Mobile" vs. "cellphone" in AE
Feb
10
comment Mobile vs cell vs phone
Third, if you want to be very precise, there are many cell phones which cannot install apps, and there are many devices which can install apps which are not cell phones.
Feb
10
comment Mobile vs cell vs phone
Second, in modern phone lingo, "mobile phone" and "cell phone" are equivalent. Technically, there are other kinds of phones that are mobile, such as satellite phones, but they are so rare that nobody considers them. So your example sentence of "any mobile phone such as a cell phone" is very odd-sounding because your example is a synonym of your category.
Feb
10
comment Mobile vs cell vs phone
Three things. First, you don't need to cite all the irrelevant definitions a word has, it just clutters up your answer and makes it difficult to find the important things.
Jan
19
comment Is this correct: “Our listeners are what make X”?
Well, they use make because it agrees with the plural subject.
Jan
19
comment Is this correct: “Our listeners are what make X”?
@sumelic Well, if they're grammatical, then it undermines your case for strictly using "makes".
Jan
19
comment Is this correct: “Our listeners are what make X”?
"Our listeners" is definitely plural and would always use "are".
Jan
19
comment Is this correct: “Our listeners are what make X”?
There are countless examples of sentences on the web that use plural "what" in the construction "make X possible". I don't find these sentences ungrammatical: "Proteins are what make life possible." "They are what make this possible." "stories are what make life possible".
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Dec
24
comment Indian English: What usage is allowed for “doubt” (meaning “question”)?
Can you edit your answer and expand on why the spy scenario is illogical? Is it because doubt is only used when your question is regarding a detail you're uncertain about, rather than a wholly unknown subject? What about a scenario like "I cornered my chemistry professor after class and asked him many doubts."?
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revised Indian English: What usage is allowed for “doubt” (meaning “question”)?
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