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May
16
comment Dative whom with accusative who
@psmears I would point out that while accusative and dative may not seem to exist, but what user Wes mentions is correct. For example, anytime accusative is used with prepositions in German to show motion/change in state, English compensates by adding the "to" suffix e.g. into, onto, (even: "up to" German "ans"). I would argue that the remnants of accusative and dative constructions exist semantically/mentally, and can be used to explain many phenomena in English (although not explicitly spelled out in every case).
Mar
25
revised Fine semantic differences between “thus” and “therefore”
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Mar
25
comment Fine semantic differences between “thus” and “therefore”
@JanusBahsJacquet First of all, you clearly don't know about Aristotle's syllogism (I suggest you do some reading. Secondly, my examples were minimalistic for the purpose of emphasizing the differences. See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypothetical_syllogism
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25
answered Fine semantic differences between “thus” and “therefore”
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Aug
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comment Fine semantic differences between “thus” and “therefore”
It seems to me that it should be He waved his arms around thusly. Perhaps that is a dialectal difference ´_? Also, what does "thus" mean in thus far`? I would say it means something different than "in this way". Comments?
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Oct
25
comment What does the word “Fresh” mean in everyday conversation in America / UK / Australia? I am confused?
@UtUt frozen means hardening like "ice" (e.g. frozen vegetables). it is possible to keep something at a lower temperature without freezing it (e.g. milk)
Oct
25
revised What does the word “Fresh” mean in everyday conversation in America / UK / Australia? I am confused?
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Oct
25
answered What does the word “Fresh” mean in everyday conversation in America / UK / Australia? I am confused?
Aug
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Aug
12
revised “avocation” vs “hobby”
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12
answered “avocation” vs “hobby”
May
13
comment Which are the word orders that can be found in English?
You might want to check out transformational grammar for English.
May
13
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May
1
comment Did I use “albeit” correctly in this sentence?
albeit is from late Middle English: from the phrase all be it 'although be it (that)' (although it is so that ...)