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Sep
29
comment Can I say a spirit conveyed by something?
The fact that it is a teaching of Confucius I would think this may belong elsewhere because it is ancient text which has with great effort been translated into English. Often any rules to English are thrown out so as to keep the meaning as unadulterated as possible. Maybe I am not understanding the question.
Jul
30
comment The meaning of “I can't agree with you enough”
@TrevorD I appreciate your critique. You were too kind in not voting me down for my unsupported claim which Phil pointed out pretty well. I probably deserved a down vote. The fact that you made no mention of the poor grammar used in my hastily written second sentence was either an oversight on your part or you were feeling quite generous;-) I hope my edit clarified & corrected my answer. Superlative was the word that eluded me at 2 a.m. Kudos to John Lawler.
Jul
30
comment The meaning of “I can't agree with you enough”
@Phil spot-on in your assessment as I am from the states & not the UK. Interesting because I usually feel the UK English sounds 'more' proper for lack of a better term.
Jun
26
comment 1 or 2 words for 'completed on our own accord, without said individual's request/expectation'
well done. You were correct, I had not read the question thoroughly enough. I appreciate the apology. Is there a civility badge for you or something;-)
Jun
26
comment What meter is best for songs, especially hymns?
I was surprised this has lasted so long in English language and usage. I don't know enough about writing poetry or music but when I hear 3/4 time or similar I immediately think back to my Music Course I took in college. Does this fall in this SE Q & A for lack of a better fitting Q & A?
Jun
22
comment 1 or 2 words for 'completed on our own accord, without said individual's request/expectation'
I second that notion as does Nate Eldridge whom I believe I can speak for after almost coming to blows over our differing interpretations of the Title/question LOL (jjk)
Jun
22
comment What does the word “practical ” mean in “Old Possum's book of practical cats”?
Interesting factoid on Cat's and the question piqued my curiosity. Authors being creative as they are (Silverstein, Seuss, Burgess, Friedman, etc.) can leave one wondering how they come up with some of the titles they do, even after reading the book.
Jun
22
comment What's a good expression for “too much information”?
@Tobias Kienzler Should we tidy these comments up?
Jun
11
comment What's a good expression for “too much information”?
@tobias thank you very much. I randomly stumbled upon this site andreally think it's a great idea. I have yet to explore the many other categories. Well I did get into the philosophy page and then realized if I sit and philosophize I will never find a job!! great site, great idea for a community driven Q & A that seems to attract a more intelligent and conscientious group than you would on most areas of the good ol World Wide Web ;-)
Jun
11
comment What's a good expression for “too much information”?
@tobias - are you adding answers to the question you had originally asked? I recently found this site so maybe I'm looking at it wrong but it looks like you asked the question above. Then it looks like you gave the last answer above (regarding wiki or something). Not that I take issue with that; I'm a live and let live kind of fellow. Best of Luck! THanks My First Best Answer - that I've seen:-)
Jun
10
comment I am looking for a word that is the same as “aspiration” but it's done
JIC you are using this in anything that may be graded "I already learned playing the piano" should be "I have already learned to play the piano"
Jun
9
comment “Choose from” vs. “choose of”
I first thought your Title should have stated "choose from" vs. "choice of". Now that I have looked at your question, I don't know if either Title accurately fits the question? 40 views make me feel I am incorrect.
Jun
9
comment Are the expressions: “You needn't” and “You don't need to” different in meaning?
Oh here it is. I hope that makes more sense. I have a penchant for being a smart a**. No offense. I looked at your page & noticed you were from across the pond. I play words w/friends with someone in England and constantly inform him he has an advantage because I am an American and therefore brutalize the English language ;-)