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comment Most number of items vs Most items
meh, 'the most number' is not particularly felicitous or common, but isn't totally a clunker and wouldn't be out of the ordinary in regular informal speech. But, yes, the first one is much better.
1d
comment Any single word synonym for “fawn over”?
What words in a thesaurus were not the right ones?
1d
comment When and why did the N-word and “negro” go apart?
@martinf: The accepted culture on ELU is that taboo words (define how you like) are fair game in content (at least when quoted), but should be partially redacted in titles because titles are more visible to the general public (presumably including children and non-intellectuals). There has been much discussion and meta discussion about this topic, and that is the resulting practice here.
2d
comment “unconservative” or “inconservative”?
Is it 'not illiberal'?
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Aug
26
comment Interpretation of a quote from “Easy A” (the 2010 film)
Can you give more details? Your title doesn't seem to have anything to do with the contents.
Aug
25
comment “Please, cut the apple in halves.” or “Please, cut it in half.”?
'in half' seems to be more popular
Aug
25
comment What does “bodded ill” mean?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a typo.
Aug
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
24
comment Adding a suffix and a prefix to the word “ocean”
@EdwinAshworth You've piqued my interest. Is it riddle? How can the first one be on- and the second off-topic? how is prefix OK but suffix not?
Aug
23
comment How do I say “every three hours” in one word?
I can see the need for 113 hours, but 15227? That is over the top.
Aug
19
reviewed No Action Needed Difference between distinctness and distinction
Aug
19
reviewed Close Does “Can I have lunch with you?” imply I have something to talk about with that person?
Aug
19
reviewed Leave Open Can “a person” be used as plural?
Aug
19
reviewed Close What does “biased in your favour” mean in this sentence?
Aug
19
reviewed Leave Open Can I say, “I can answer your apprehensions.”
Aug
19
reviewed Close Can something be *slightly* critical?
Aug
19
reviewed Close Is there a more formal word for 'ratting'?
Aug
19
reviewed Close Is “recordee” a word?
Aug
19
reviewed Close “I” or “me” in one word question