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comment Antonym of 'Cascade'
Ascent comes to mind.
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revised Is it necessary to begin a new paragraph after a person speaks?
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comment “have been working” vs. “have worked”
The only difference I see is that if someone were to insert a phrase such as 'on and off' into the sentence, #2 would be a more common phrasing.
Mar
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comment Redneck and usage
@user36922: Did you try perusing Google Books? That's where I find most of my etymology and usage information.
Mar
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comment Redneck and usage
@Lynn: Having spent a great deal of time living in the country, I've found that I can call virtually any of my neighbors a redneck without them minding. I, however, am certainly not a redneck, and everyone I live around knows it. I imagine that the difference is either one of perceived intent (as they know I mean no harm by the phrase) or inclusion by proxy.
Mar
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comment Possessive Ambiguity: sharing a house
That's true in American English as well, though without context, the possessive should probably be used to assume ownership. (Even in your example, I'd argue that ownership is still being claimed, but at an emotional, rather than legal, level.) You bring up an interesting point.
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revised Which pronoun should be used to refer back to actions?
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comment Which pronoun should be used to refer back to actions?
I apologize. I'd forgotten that.
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revised Possessive Ambiguity: sharing a house
Edited the title to better reflect the question. Still not perfect, but it's a bit better. Anyone want to make it even better?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Possessive Ambiguity: sharing a house
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comment Possessive Ambiguity: sharing a house
As I said, though correct, it is ambiguous. Your version, however, is probably the best, as it contains all the relevant information without any ambiguity or verbiage.
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comment Which pronoun should be used to refer back to actions?
You're quite welcome, @HighAley . Also, since I notice you're new here, if you like someone's answer (or dislike it), you can click the arrows to give or take away votes. Also, if you decide an answer fits your needs, you can click the checkmark to mark the matter closed in your book.
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comment Which pronoun should be used to refer back to actions?
Yes, it was a silly brain fart. I changed my reasoning to be more appropriate. And here I was hoping that with only five views, no one saw that.
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suggested suggested edit on Which pronoun should be used to refer back to actions?
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answered Which pronoun should be used to refer back to actions?
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answered Is there a name for the game where you can ask a question only after answering one?