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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.
Jul
21
comment How is the noun 'mosaic' being used in this sentence?
It is a mass noun in the walls and vaults are decorated by marble and mosaic
Jul
20
comment Describing the type of family a person belongs to
I worked abroad for a number of years and people kept asking if I had brought my family with me. As a single person at that stage, I understood my family to mean my parents and siblings, while they had intended it to mean my spouse and children.
Jul
19
comment “It isn't” vs “It is not” (Google suggestion) - which one is more common?
@Peter - Sometimes spoken stress may not help: "That's not my problem" and "That's not my problem" seem clearer to me than "That's not my problem"
Jul
19
comment Are there counterpart English expressions to Japanese proverb, "the nail that pops up is always hammered down?
The reponse to "It is better to be a hammer than a nail" is "if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail"
Jul
19
answered “It isn't” vs “It is not” (Google suggestion) - which one is more common?
Jul
18
answered What is the difference between “meat” and “flesh”?
Jul
15
answered Usage of the word 'from' and 'between' in the sentence
Jul
7
comment Pronunciation of foreign words in American vs. British English?
Wikipedia offers [vɑŋ ˈɣɔχ]
Jun
22
answered “Between a mother and daughter” vs. “between a mother and a daughter”
Jun
22
answered Is it correct to say 'children 12 and under'?
Jun
9
comment English pronuciation of proper Roman names
It depends whether you are aiming at Classical (t is /t/, c is /k/), Traditional English (more /s/ and /ʃ/ in your examples) or Catholic (more [ts] and [tʃ])
Jun
6
revised “The above technique is a double-edged sword”
it's/its pedantry
Mar
31
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
17
comment What is the etymology of “todger”?
I would have guessed todger was in part a play on roger/rodger both for nicknames and other uses
Mar
2
awarded  Nice Answer