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comment Are there diagnostic tests to distinguish between proper and common nouns?
These look like exceptions... #1. the elves. (or elves) #2. father. (or my father)
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asked Are there diagnostic tests to distinguish between proper and common nouns?
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accepted What manual of style should I use for technical writing for US Federal Government documents?
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accepted Why does “orange” rhyme with (almost) nothing in English?
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asked Why does “orange” rhyme with (almost) nothing in English?
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accepted In what ways is Appalachian speech closer to Elizabethan English than contemporary British?
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comment In what ways is Appalachian speech closer to Elizabethan English than contemporary British?
Ah, another factoid that was too fun to be completely true.
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answered What manual of style should I use for technical writing for US Federal Government documents?
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comment What manual of style should I use for technical writing for US Federal Government documents?
Shoot, I can't edit comments. Anyhow factual error in my comment. Chicago Style is a tool of the trade of a University Press in Chicago. Associated Press Stylebook is the tool of trade of journalists in the US.
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comment What manual of style should I use for technical writing for US Federal Government documents?
@Torgamus. I disagree, your comment would make a good meta question though. Someday someone is going to ask a question about the Chicago Style Guide or try to answer a question by appeal to it. Should we close those for being related to the tools of the trade of a journalist?
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asked In what ways is Appalachian speech closer to Elizabethan English than contemporary British?
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asked What manual of style should I use for technical writing for US Federal Government documents?
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accepted Can a word be contracted twice (e.g. “I'ven't”)?
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asked Can a word be contracted twice (e.g. “I'ven't”)?
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comment When is it appropriate to end a sentence in a preposition?
Interesting, looks like the result of topic fronting. Topic fronting causes all sort of weird sentences, e.g. "Now beans, I like."