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Dec
16
comment 1 % of (the) GDP - with or without the article?
On its own, I would use "1% of GDP" or "1% of US GDP" but in context "1% of the GDP of the United States"
Dec
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
15
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
15
answered Person whose recorded voice announces upcoming content on radio
Dec
15
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Dec
12
comment Is there a saying or proverb for a situation where the weakest party will always lose?
That is not a quote from the book. The nearest is "For once Benjamin consented to break his rule, and he read out to her what was written on the wall. There was nothing there now except a single Commandment. It ran: ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS"
Dec
11
comment What does “and counting” in “Bits of plastic in oceans: 5.25 trillion and counting” mean?
The number is not being counted: instead a recent PLoS article based it on the estimated amount of plastic in the oceans and the estimated sizes. Some pieces are bigger such as some netting shown here where some netting is providing a marine habitat
Dec
7
comment The Equivalent Term for Pharmacy in the UK
In the 19th century there was a difference between a pharmacy and a chemist and druggist's shop. The later term became shortened to a chemist's, often with a pharmacy counter within it. Sir Richard Robinson was an example of a chemist and druggist who owned pharmacies and employed pharmacists
Dec
4
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Nov
27
comment What's a common phrase that means “To put it simply though not 100% correctly”?
Handwaving might fit this list
Nov
17
comment Pronunciation of “I'd like” and “You've got”
For some readers, gotta (as opposed to the more careful got to) would be pronounced with a glottal stop.
Nov
16
answered Genre restrictions
Nov
15
comment 'The Underlying Ethos'
I suspect you are correct, but it also conveys an impression of unstated, as any attempt to describe what lay behind Thatcherism tended to be superficial or incomplete.
Nov
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
3
answered How did 'undertake' evolve to mean 'take on'?
Oct
31
comment A one-off action or a series of actions in the past?
Think about "When Jack finished all the shopping, he went to the café" and whether it suggests a single event
Oct
12
answered Why does U sound like W in words like “penguin”?
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
30
answered “You and me against the world” vs “You and I against the world”
Sep
30
comment practice vs practise sentence question
So for example "She needs more English practice" and "He needs to practise English more"