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Mar
20
accepted Are all these prepositional phrases equally correct?
Mar
20
asked What word means “the ability to read more than one form of writing”?
Mar
2
awarded  Yearling
Jan
6
comment What does “tell us know what you think” mean?
When I search it verbatim now, this page is the second rank.
Jan
4
comment Why “Speak of the devil”?
@nitech of course, the devil, a.k.a. Lucifer a.k.a. Morning Star is the fallen angel of light, so shining might be an attribute associated with him, too. And so it comes full circle.
Jan
4
comment How do you properly follow a subjunctive with a related statement?
Any way you slice it, "originally" is confusing. If I really meant it in the sense described in this answer, I probably should've written "…even if the story were true in any form…" or some such. But that's a different english.stackexchange.com question.
Jan
4
comment How do you properly follow a subjunctive with a related statement?
Seems folks are interested in the context. You'll see why I avoided it at first. There's this tale of a professor who taught his class about socialism by failing them that has been appearing on my Facebook stream. The particular edition that I've gotten twice now has explicitly stated that the socialism in question is "Obama's socialism". I looked the story up and found out that it's unlikely this story started the rounds while Obama was PoTUS.
Jan
4
comment How do you properly follow a subjunctive with a related statement?
+1. I have to like this answer because it solidly defends my originally improper use of "originally".
Jan
4
accepted What do you call a disk drive that is not solid state?
Jan
4
accepted How do you properly follow a subjunctive with a related statement?
Jan
4
comment How do you properly follow a subjunctive with a related statement?
Thank you for letting my use of originally pass. I think I meant to say actually.
Jan
3
asked How do you properly follow a subjunctive with a related statement?
Dec
27
comment Is the sentence “We're done” grammatically correct?
We've done is the indicative past perfect of We do. Used in this way it must be transitive, so you can say, We've done it!, which indicates you achieved something more extraordinary than making it all the way through a single lecture. Anyway, We did it! is more common than We've done it!. Save it for when you graduate.
Dec
14
asked Are all these prepositional phrases equally correct?
Dec
9
awarded  Quorum
Dec
9
comment Alternative term to “Blacklist” and “Whitelist”
I agree! I think it darkens the language when people try to discolor it with their hue-bris.
Dec
9
awarded  Cleanup
Dec
9
revised Alternative term to “Blacklist” and “Whitelist”
rolled back to a previous revision
Dec
9
answered Alternative term to “Blacklist” and “Whitelist”
Dec
6
comment “How are you” in America
When folks say I'm fine I assume they're commenting on how sexy they are.