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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
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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”
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Sep
7
answered “a high enough” vs. “high enough a”
Sep
4
revised Why is the pronunciation of 'ch' different in chamber and chameleon?
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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
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Aug
5
answered Translation of « débrayable » for camera modes and automatic software processing
Aug
4
answered A word that means that when two elements are mixed they become stronger
Jul
28
comment Why is bread uncountable? How do you describe the “three breads” in the picture?
I think you could say there are three breads: something like poppy-seed bread, plain white bread, and sesame-seed bread.