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answered “Discover” or “invent” in mathematics context
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comment Is there a more fancy name for a “kitchen hole”?
I clicked this question wondering what in the world a "kitchen hole" could be.
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comment What is the difference between illegal and unlawful?
+1 for the Grammar Girl article. Very interesting.
Feb
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answered What is the difference between illegal and unlawful?
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comment Quotations that skip paragraphs
Doing this will definitely make your writing much more readable.
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answered What's the difference between 'resolve' and 'solve'?
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asked What's the recommended way to refer to the September 11 attacks in formal writing?
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comment Is it correct to say “cold temperature”?
Temperatures, prices, speeds, volumes, etc are all things that we measure, so we tend to think of them in terms of numbers. Thus why we say "high" or "low" when describing them. A temperature of 0 is colder than a temperature of 100, and 0 is lower than 100. All of the examples you listed sound natural to my ear. The only times when it doesn't work to say "high" or "low" is when the metaphor could be taken literally. You wouldn't say "the size of the house is really high" because it's unclear whether you mean the house is tall or not.
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comment Is it correct to say “cold temperature”?
Temperature is a property of a beverage. Just as it may have a large volume and a dark color, it can have a cold temperature. Saying "the beverage is cold" has the same meaning as "the beverage has a cold temperature," it's just a matter of diction.
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comment What does ‘government shutdown’ mean exactly?
Well, it is supposed to have a negative implication. A "government shut down" is a bad thing. In political discussion it's common to even hear people refer to it as an offensive tactic: "they're threatening to cause a government shutdown"
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answered What does ‘government shutdown’ mean exactly?
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