12,005 reputation
22033
bio website
location
age 50
visits member for 3 years, 2 months
seen 8 hours ago

Oct
26
awarded  Populist
Oct
20
comment Which valediction should I use with my boss?
If you usually use "Regards" there is no reason to stop unless you want to mirror
Oct
15
comment “a” or “an” for words that don't start with vowels but sound like they're starting with a vowel
Many Spaniards speaking English say "an (e)student"
Oct
15
comment Is the word European the only word that doesn't go after “an?”
A ewe is a female sheep
Oct
12
answered What is an English word which means 'bêtement'?
Oct
12
answered Word for desire to be recognized as super productive by others?
Oct
10
comment What is the meaning of “casting a blind eye”?
This was Parker's intention, as he had no idea what was happening and he wanted to give Nelson the choice of withdrawing or not. The Royal Navy had a habit of executing admirals who withdrew without good reason
Oct
9
comment Ambiguous? “someone lives between place A and place B”
@Andrew: Just guessing, but I suspect the question might be whether "She lives between New York and Miami" could mean that she lives in those two cities at different times of year, or that she lives in Washington D.C.?
Oct
3
comment How is “æ” supposed to be pronounced?
I pronounce alumni to rhyme with knee, and alumnae to rhyme with nigh, as do most of the British people I know.
Sep
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
30
comment Meaning of verb in infinitive phrases
I would guess check and tell were subjunctives here. Personally, I would start the second with "Watching Uncle Billy tell..."
Sep
12
answered Past - past perfect
Sep
7
revised “a high enough” vs. “high enough a”
added 64 characters in body
Sep
7
answered “a high enough” vs. “high enough a”
Sep
4
revised Why is the pronunciation of 'ch' different in chamber and chameleon?
added 496 characters in body
Sep
4
answered Why is the pronunciation of 'ch' different in chamber and chameleon?
Sep
4
comment What is a “Victorian audience”?
I doubt it - much more likely to be a reconstruction for a late 19th century audience who had seen more accurate contemporary world maps.
Aug
28
answered Capo = Cheerleader?
Aug
24
comment “Out of the” versus “off”
I might prefer "the spacecraft flies from the planet" and "there is a bear outside the house" though it depends on the contexts.
Aug
5
revised Translation of « débrayable » for camera modes and automatic software processing
added 178 characters in body