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comment “did shoot” vs “shot”
At the time I hadn't realised the significance of the previous paragraph. I was so stuck on the (to me) odd "did" that I wasn't reading it in context. It took this question to go back and see it in the correct light.
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comment “did shoot” vs “shot”
Good answer. For some reason I have trouble reading the "do" as adding emphasis but I (do?) understand the logic. Thanks!
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comment When is it acceptable to use Internet abbreviations such as “u” or “r”?
I think this question is a bit subjective. From the FAQ: "This is not a discussion board, this is a place for questions that can be answered!" "U" and "r" aren't English words and whether they're acceptable or should be avoided is context-dependent. You might not want to use them in your business plan but might feel comfortable sending an IM asking "r u hungry?" to a colleague. I don't think there's really a question to be answered here.
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comment What alternative would you suggest to “in/with regard(s?) to”?
Regarding is good. Orwell's rule no. 3: "If it is possible to cut out a word, always cut it out."
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revised Is it ever acceptable for a period to come after a quote at the end of a sentence?
Answer not quite correct
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answered Is it ever acceptable for a period to come after a quote at the end of a sentence?