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answered Does this sentence need a comma?
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comment Can a clause have more than one (in)direct object?
I was confused at first because I thought you were talking about sentences and not clauses. Be sure to reword your first sentence as "...any English clause... can only contain..."
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answered Which sentence is better?
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comment What's the word describing a person who's multi-racial?
Interesting point, about language following history. This helps explain why there's no elegant term for it yet, as you point out. It's a shame...
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asked What's the word describing a person who's multi-racial?
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comment Idiom for magic object (or idea) that fixes everything
Right, that word came to mind, but unfortunately it's not it!
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asked Idiom for magic object (or idea) that fixes everything
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comment Is the phrase “congenital birth defect” redundant?
@batpigandme Hey again, thank you for your research! The WHO is a great reference. It's always nice to pick out the redundant phrases in common usage.
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accepted Is the phrase “congenital birth defect” redundant?
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comment Is the phrase “congenital birth defect” redundant?
@batpigandme: That's an interesting hypothesis, that "congenital" is a label applied to birth defects with known causes. I would have to see a reference, though. For one thing, the website toxipedia.org/display/toxipedia/Teratogens seems to use "congenital malformations" and "birth defects" interchangeably. Maybe the phrase is just simply redundant, but has a nice ring to it so people use it anyway?
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comment Is the phrase “congenital birth defect” redundant?
Good idea to check the medical dictionary. Looks like something that's "congenital" doesn't imply heredity one way or the other.
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asked Is the phrase “congenital birth defect” redundant?
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accepted How to write out numbers in compliance with British usage?