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comment Can I use “scheme” when referring to electronic drawings?
In general, "scheme" means "plan", but not "plan" in the sense of a "blueprint."
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comment “The machine” when referring to vending machine as source of candy
Since "the machine" can be used for all kinds of things, it's the context that tells Jerry what Kramer is talking about. It would make no sense to consider "the machine" to be "the political machine", "the music business machine", "the education system machine", or any of hundreds of other types of machines that have no business dispensing Junior Mints. Also, we know that Jerry only asked with a passing interest and probably didn't really care where Kramer got the candy.
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comment On the use of “technique” as a mass noun
You hear it all the time when watching the Olympics. The talking heads often describe a gymnast as, "She has great technique."
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comment Should the phrase “Man up” be considered offensive?
Apparently the synonymous phrase "Grow a pair!" is still acceptable.
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comment Should the phrase “Man up” be considered offensive?
Is it still OK to say "That's ghey", as in "Liverpool Football Club's list of banned phrases is ghey"?
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comment Comma or no comma before “only”?
In spoken form you may want to pause before "only" for dramatic effect and to emphasize the restriction. In that case you would probably use an ellipsis when writing, "Use the item for those purposes…only!"
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answered A peek into the sausage factory
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comment Usage of the word “commuted”?
<en.wiktionary.org/wiki/commute#English>;
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comment Usage of verb “sounds” in written text, when not referring to an actual sound or sounds
It also wouldn't be completely wrong to say/write "That smells right."