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Nov
3
comment What's the meaning of “pence” in this context?
There are typos on english.stackexchange and there are typos on reddit, where this particular quote comes from
Nov
3
comment Semicolon use in statement-questions?
@WS2: presumably you would be happier with "will you ship it by Monday?"
Oct
27
comment Lady Chatterley's Lover: “as rotten as high game”
See Wikipedia "Traditionally, game meat used to be hung until "high", i.e. approaching a state of decomposition. The term 'gamey', 'gamy' refers to this usually desirable taste (haut goût)"
Oct
26
answered Adverbial clause of concession in brackets?
Oct
26
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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”
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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?