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Apr
6
comment Using “And” at the beginning of a sentence
@ahnbizcad there is no rule that you can't start a sentence with "and", "but", "so" or any other conjunction. Some such sentences are not well written and would be better if you rewrote them a little. That does not mean the rule sometimes applies. The rule doesn't exist. Many great sentences start with conjunctions. (To be fair, so do some horrible ones.) Many people (such as the person who asked this question) believe the rule exists. My answer explains both that it does not exist, and a typical mechanism that causes people to believe it exists. I am not sure I can do more than that.
Apr
6
comment Using “And” at the beginning of a sentence
@ahnbizcad of what?
Jan
22
awarded  Yearling
Dec
26
comment I make decisions every day
See also english.stackexchange.com/questions/6431/…
Dec
15
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
6
comment What happened to “You're welcome?”
Related: english.stackexchange.com/q/2516/3946 which shows there are many polite responses to "thank you"
Dec
2
revised Does “would” indicate intent but not possibility?
edited title
Nov
28
comment Is there a word or phrase for someone who strongly disapproves of smoking, drinking and gambling?
It does not mean what the OP is asking. My son and many of his friends are straight edge. They don't disapprove of these behaviours by others and regularly attend and host events where others drink alcohol, for example.
Nov
25
comment Equivalent of “Excuse me” for “you're not in my way”? Pedestrian bump avoidance
neat! Canadians are famous for this (What does a Canadian say when you step on their foot? Sorry!) and it's true, so it's nice to hear that it is true of others too.
Nov
11
comment How do Torontonians pronounce the name of their hometown?
Either Tronna or Toronna. Americans are easily spotted with the -toe thing.
Oct
23
revised To the point of my knowledge
edited tags
Oct
20
answered Do I need an apostrophe in this title?
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Aug
26
revised What is the name of the profession “creating layouts for web sites and CSS and HTML” in English?
better title, gender neutral, removed meta talk, tags
Aug
6
comment Differentiating homographs
you are supposed to know that the first word is "60 seconds" not "extremely tiny". The pun/play may be on maid/made but the question is about "minute"
Jul
2
answered How are these two sentences connected?
Jul
1
revised Does the word “umpty” have two different meanings?
added examples
Jul
1
answered Does the word “umpty” have two different meanings?
Jun
28
awarded  Guru