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Apr
3
comment the … assembly
Some people will see assembly in the sense of the ​process of putting together the ​parts of a ​structure, and may wonder whether they have to construct the goods themselves or whether you are offering to do so for them.
Apr
2
comment Can singular verbs be used with a plural possessive?
Related: english.stackexchange.com/questions/39838/…
Apr
2
comment Can singular verbs be used with a plural possessive?
Some might accept "The group of students do their work well" but, as @zondo says, does would clash with their
Mar
13
comment Evaluation Method or Evaluation Methodology
related: english.stackexchange.com/questions/23673/…
Mar
5
comment What is the plural of Mrs?
Mary Reynolds, Shirley MacLean Beaty, and Joan Collins, though all later married, each had those names from birth.
Mar
1
comment What is the word origin for “ortho-,” “meta-,” and “para-” in chemistry?
The linguistic origin is Greek. The use in chemistry might be better questioned at hsm.stackexchange (History of Science and Mathematics) or chemistry.stackexchange
Feb
25
comment Idiom: Unknown, hidden problems
Making it hidden reefs could clarify the metaphor in English, approaching an island but not knowing whether a submerged coral reef would wreck the ship
Feb
21
comment I sightsaw London. Is this correct?
sightsaw appears to have been used rarely, with many of the uses saying that the tensed forms sightsaw, sightsees and sightseen are not used.
Feb
20
comment What is compared in ''than I thought''?
@Lambie More "The game was funnier than I thought [it would be]"
Feb
11
comment Single word for “Someone who's in on a secret”
There is a spelling issue
Feb
9
comment Who is Charlie Hustle?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Rose or articles.philly.com/2013-04-13/sports/… or espn.go.com/classic/biography/s/rosepete000824.html
Feb
9
comment What was the usage of EModE’s four-form system for answering yes–no questions?
There is also aye: the British House of Commons votes Ayes and Noes while the US House of Representatives votes Yeas and Nays
Feb
4
comment Colon advice for introducing horizontal list in scientific abstract
In this example, I personally would put a comma before e.g. but not after it, and I would take the same approach if I had written for example instead.
Feb
4
comment The use of “that of” and an apostrophe
You could say Julia's experience is similar to Robert's
Feb
3
comment must vs have to: British usage and academic rules
must can mean obligatory as a result of a law in British English, for example in the Highway Code
Jan
26
comment When did the phrase “eat sh*t” enter the English Language?
@SvenYargs: I found This House Against this House, Vincent Sheean, p 317, Random House, 1946 with ("What can you do with a people who eat shit?" the American soldier says; and the habits of the Hindus with cow dung are perhaps the most specific shock of all these I am enumerating.)
Jan
20
comment How to make clear the difference between 0 and O?
India Alfa Two Oscar
Jan
20
comment How to make clear the difference between 0 and O?
There are typefaces which make the distinction clearer, such as oO0 and Il1
Jan
13
comment What is the figurative meaning of “cold pizza”?
A study suggested that cold pizza from the night before tastes better than cold cheese-on-toast: perhaps with the tomato layer preventing certain chemical reactions
Jan
12
comment Isn't “birthed” wrong?
If birther is a word then birthed seems plausible. Indeed my spell-checker prefers the latter.