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I like programming, astronomy, history, language, and music.

Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me for I am meek and lowly in heart and ye shall find rest unto your soul. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.


Sep
23
comment Why Is “You did well.” Even Grammatically Correct (American English)?
Once again, the meaning requires the absence of the object in some cases and in others has an implied object in the context. If he did as he was told, it is synonymous to "he carried out the order". Once again the focus is on the action, this time with a conjunction.
Sep
21
comment Why Is “You did well.” Even Grammatically Correct (American English)?
OK, I've added to my answer.
Feb
14
comment Does a gerund always end with -ing? If so, why?
A past participle isn't necessarily a gerund, the two are brothers but the one isn't a subset of the other.
Jan
1
comment Synonym for “engrooved”
@Synhelp, I've edited my answer. "Broken in" is the closest thing I can think of. It basically has that idea.
Jan
1
comment “May I know your good name?”
Yeah, definitely :)
Dec
22
comment Etymology of “history” and why the “hi-” prefix?
Sorry, here's a link to the Google Dictionary. Story: goo.gl/60Nhl, History: goo.gl/uO8Nz
Dec
22
comment Etymology of “history” and why the “hi-” prefix?
Story = fictional narrative? According to Google, a story is an account of something (real, imagined, or false), whereas history is the events behind a story. War stories are history, but war history is not stories, it is hate, blood, and killing (with a few exceptions).
Nov
13
comment Does a gerund always end with -ing? If so, why?
Excellent! Well answered.
Nov
13
comment Does a gerund always end with -ing? If so, why?
As this only answers the bounty question, not my original question, I won't mark it as the accepted answer (not sure if I still can either), but +1 for the detailed answer.
Nov
10
comment Origin of “-ing”
So it should be "Talking is fun. So I am talkin."
Aug
10
comment Meaning of “long gone”
I have a hunch that this is talking about Stonehenge, am I correct?
Aug
9
comment Shortest complete sentence in English
@Picturepocket, one way to check is determine which is correct in a group, and vice versa. So "It is Joe and I" is the correct form, therefore "It is I" is correct. No, as correct as it sounds, you don't say "It is Joe and me".
Aug
9
comment Shortest complete sentence in English
How utterly profound!
Aug
8
comment Is “They all had 15 minutes waits” grammatically correct?
Also, your math seems to be a bit in error. 11,300 is much less than 157,000.
Aug
8
comment Difference between “synopsis” and “plot”
Sorry, I meant a condensed version of the movie/etc. in question.
Aug
7
comment Full stop, double stop, period and colon
I'm not sure I can now (1300), probably this evening.
Aug
3
comment What is this piece of children's playground apparatus called?
In the US we call the bigger version you mentioned a "merry-go-round".
Aug
3
comment Is the phrase “then too” incorrect?
Did the teacher say what was correct?
Aug
3
comment What is the etymology of the word teeter totter?
Seesaw is southern? I'm from PA and I always called it a seesaw. It could be a local thing too...
Aug
3
comment Something simple and yet complex…
Or "harder than it sounds" depending on the context :)