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I have a degree in Linguistics, but I work as a programmer. Most of my expertise about English is self-taught, plus lots of random trivia I've acquired here and there.

This is my favorite EL&U comment ever:

This isn't really a question about English so much as a question about hugs. Source


Jun
27
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
11
awarded  Caucus
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4
awarded  Nice Answer
May
16
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
30
revised Verb “to be” agreement
formatted and clarified
Apr
30
comment Verb “to be” agreement
This is the correct answer. Why the downvote?
Apr
25
comment How many tenses are there in English?
@PatrickM, must have (been) is present tense, perfective aspect.
Mar
15
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
13
revised Indefinite article before country name
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Mar
13
revised have gone to or have been to?
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Mar
13
answered Is “did you thought” a valid expression?
Mar
13
revised Is “did you thought” a valid expression?
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Mar
13
revised Land cover, land-cover, or landcover?
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Mar
12
revised Best way to phrase “{x and y} and z”?
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Mar
12
revised When to use is or are in a sentence listing items
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Mar
12
revised Is “Yelp review” a phrase that's current, or just one-off?
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Mar
12
answered Is “Yelp review” a phrase that's current, or just one-off?