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comment odd taxonomy of English
Cows and oxen were probably very important for spearkers of the English language. Similarly, Arabic has dozens of words for camels.
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comment “I kindly ask to” vs “I ask to kindly”
It could have had a different meaning if language was something exact and formulated, like mathematics. You're right in your syntactic analysis, and yet the semantics don't follow the syntax. This is how languages work, they don't normally adhere to rules that we try to formulate :)
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answered Is the tense in the sentence correct?
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comment When do we use “went bowling,” and when do we use “go bowling”?
This is not subjunctive, this is second conditional.
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comment Adjective + “of them”
What about "I want 5 of them new"? Like "I want my food dead".
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comment Correct usage of Infinitive
This has nothing to do with infinitives. In an infinitive, the "to" is placed before the verb, not after the verb.
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comment “S'il vous plaît” = “If you please”?
Thanks, I changed it to "objective case".
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revised “S'il vous plaît” = “If you please”?
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comment What is “long” doing in “all (time-period) long”?
Long seems similar to old as in 3 years old.
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comment English word for the comma between three digits
In some languages the thousands are separated by a space.
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revised “S'il vous plaît” = “If you please”?
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answered “S'il vous plaît” = “If you please”?
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comment Usage of “matter” and “substance”
Your answer is very enlightening, thank you very much! While reading your examples another way of phrasing the distinction came to my mind: Could it be that "matter" is used when the actual substance doesn't matter, and "substance" is used when the actual substance matters?
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asked Usage of “matter” and “substance”
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comment “Overseas” vs. “abroad”
@alcas And what about Guatemala, Costa Rica and Argentina?