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Jan
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comment Is an adjective/noun adjunct carried by reference with the word “another”
@EdwinAshworth Great illustration.
Jan
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accepted Is an adjective/noun adjunct carried by reference with the word “another”
Jan
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asked Is an adjective/noun adjunct carried by reference with the word “another”
Dec
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answered A single word meaning 'absolute control over something'
Oct
25
comment Correct usage of “persons” (vs. “people”)
@FrustratedWithFormsDesigner At law, people is a set of humans, but a person is a legal status – so "persons" is a set of individuals who all have the legal status of being a person. Hence a set of corporations may be referred to as persons, but not as people.
Oct
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Sep
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comment How do I interpret “emissions of car operated over” in this sentence?
Ty — good edit!
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Apr
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accepted A word for advantages gained by sabotaging competitors
Apr
26
comment What's the difference between a picture and an image?
I now have an image of how this works in my brain. I'm just trying to picture it in practice. :)
Apr
26
asked A word for advantages gained by sabotaging competitors
Jan
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Jan
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comment Is there any valid rule discouraging the use of a certain word to start a sentence?
Some verbs do. "Twisted by the dark side, young Skywalker has become." - Yoda :)
Nov
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accepted The word for “?!” or “!?”
Nov
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asked The word for “?!” or “!?”
Oct
18
comment What term to use instead of “Company” to represent, well, a company
Thoughts: Business, Company, Corporation, Firm, Organization, Entity, Person, Incorporation. I tend towards Firm or Organization, as they are more generic (both can include other business arrangements such as partnerships, the latter can include government entities).
Oct
17
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Oct
17
comment History of “Asian American” / “African American” nomenclature
In addition to "African American" being overly precise (i.e. excluding black people from other continents), equating African American with black is also less accurate: There are millions of caucasians in Africa (around 5 million in South Africa alone), and many have moved to America. Thus the etymology of "African American" is, as you suggest, a euphemism serving political correctness, and not – as with the others – place of origin.