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comment Word referring to the structure and shape of leaves
A quick google search reveals nothing for 'phyllomorphology' (which is definitely the first choice if one were to coin it), and many appropriate references for 'leaf morphology'.
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comment Single-word or multiword term for a grammatical tense marking another tense
Can you give an explicit example (by editing your question)?
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comment american english phrase request grammar
Good question, but it might be closed because it is a possible duplicate of Should I put a comma before the last item in a list?. The Oxford comma (or its absence) was the direct cause of military deaths in the War of 1812.
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comment american english phrase request grammar
@JohnLawler There is surely a serious part to many religious ceremonies, but I think there is some leeway for levity. Man, best party ever for 13 year olds!
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comment Word for speaking over others
What's wrong with 'speaking over'?
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comment Why is the word 'always' written with only one 'L'?
How about 'already"? How about 'all right'?
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comment Meaning of the phrase “empty your pipe against the heel of your boot”
That's not a well known idiom or proverb. So presumably the first meaning is literal. From the source, a chapter on making conversation, the prior example is to use trigger words to connect to your prepared talking point, eg, "the chuckwalla lizard never needs to drink", just something that will start a conversation. Both, a lizard's water needs and emptying your pipe, seem pretty bizarre conversation topics.
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comment Are there words with positive connotations used to describe atheists or other non-religious people?
Isn't the historically accepted term 'secular humanist'? Which supposedly is a positive name for those in the group but cause for spitting by those outside, (just like 'fundamentalist').
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comment Why “thanks” Can Never Be Singular as a Noun?
I don't think you want 1 half of a pair of pants.
Apr
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answered Is “I like dogs but cats” a valid sentence?
Apr
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comment Want to know the components in a sentence, clause, and phrase
'Apples are red in color': syntax and semantics interact, the choice of word affects syntax. So both rules work, but depend on the words used.
Apr
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revised Informal way of saying “on the contrary”?
changed punctuation
Apr
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comment Is there a word that means “having to do with genre” or “with respect to genre”?
'Genric'? Sounds wrong before and after hearing what it is intended for. And it will be jarring even if you define it explicitly.
Apr
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comment Is there a word that means “having to do with genre” or “with respect to genre”?
Are you looking for 'specific to a genre' (without having to say which genre it is) or do you want a word/term for all genres in the abstract (as opposed to non-genre writing)?
Apr
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comment A verb for “letting one be in some mental state”
You have some very specific conditions. Why must it be a single word? Why must it use a preposition? Isn't your situation more like a person takes a particular medication and what follows is a change in mental... something (reduces anxiety, causes tinnitus, removes pain)? How about this as a generic example: "The drug Amphilaxinib induces euphoria". Does that fit your desired pattern?
Apr
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comment How to pronounce the polish name “Aronszajn”
Ask the moderator of your section. Or pick one and be confident with it and then ask in discussion afterwards. It'll be good food for discussion that will make the talk memorable.
Apr
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answered Informal way of saying “on the contrary”?
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comment Informal way of saying “on the contrary”?
I agree with @speedyGonzales, 'bullshit' means something very different than 'on the contrary'. 'Bullshit means that you think they are intentionally saying things you know are not the case. 'on the contrary' just registers a difference of opinion.
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comment Is there a word for ordinal numbers which enumerate non-overlapping periods of time?
I don't think I understand. Do you have exactly one sequence of in-out times? <0,1>, <5,19>,<20,23>,... where the pairs are never overlapping? Do you want to label the time spans with an ordinal or what?