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Oct
8
comment Is the sentence “Success is determined by how you are determined to succeed” wrong?
Enormous differences in meaning, yes. The sentence you've written can't be read as inspiring or encouraging; it sounds like an easy falsifiable assertion.
Oct
6
answered what is it called when someone talks about something they dont know about
Sep
23
comment Is a “Tale” less factual than a “Story”?
I'm rather shocked that in none of the answers has anyone brought up "The Canterbury Tales", certainly an early and famous use of the word -- and one in which "tale" is used to connote fiction.
Sep
22
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Sep
22
answered ON or AT the surface of the shell?
Sep
22
comment Is this correct use of 'respectively'?
Nonidiomatic, but surely not wrong. It's perfectly comprehensible to a native speaker.
Sep
22
answered What is the difference between 'outstrip' and 'outrun'?
Sep
22
answered A word that describes telling someone you are not going to tell them something but inadvertently telling them
Sep
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
7
answered A noun for “phony” or an alternative to “phoniness”
Sep
7
answered Correct term for a group of thirty-two things (or the general rule for anything over twenty) - duotrigectet?
Sep
5
awarded  Enlightened
Sep
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
15
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
30
answered When did the phrase “first moon party” come about?
Apr
22
comment Is there a word to describe someone who is always defeated at my hand?
Biyatch? (Sorry)
Apr
19
comment How many of the “Top 10 favorite British words” are understood by Americans?
"Plonk" was used quite a bit in the dark comedy hit movie "sideways" a few years ago. The characters were wine experts. Ordinary Americans might say swill, Thunderbird, Boone's Farm, or rotgut.
Mar
17
awarded  Yearling
Feb
23
comment Grammar query - is vs. are
Do not look to Microsoft as an authority on... anything.
Nov
27
awarded  Nice Answer