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"Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler." – Albert Einstein

"The cheapest, fastest, and most reliable components are those that aren't there." – Gordon Bell

"A designer knows when he has reached perfection, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away." – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

"In Jeet Kune Do, one does not accumulate but eliminate. It is not daily increase but daily decrease. The height of cultivation always runs to simplicity." – Bruce Lee

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." – Aristotle


Jun
26
comment Is “Saffer” an offensive term for a South African?
There is a saying: "If you don't want to Saffer, avoid the suffer", lol... oh, wait... maybe the other way around...
Jun
26
comment Is “Saffer” an offensive term for a South African?
Even though you don't answer the question or go into the details of etymology, your point is a useful rule of thumb, and very welcome.
May
19
comment Which one is correct? “has been taken already” or “has already been taken”
+1 for the great references ;)
May
14
comment One word for an unforeseen bad dream
unaccounted is not a good synonym for unforeseen. The first means "Something, after it happened, can not be explained" while the second is for "Not felt or realized beforehand".
May
14
comment One word for an unforeseen bad dream
How about unsuspected instead: "not known or thought to exist or be present; not imagined possible." The word unexpected does not resonate with the moral aspect, as it is more related to likelihood and probability, making it neutral.
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Mar
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answered “Already” at the beginning of a sentence
Mar
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revised What is the correct word order between “have/had”, “been”, and “already” in statements?
modified the example sentences in response to comments
Feb
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Jan
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comment Is it correct that “etc.” can not be used together in a sentence with “for example” and “such as”?
Since the question is tagged with grammar and the like, I thought to mention that the sentence does not have its problems in grammar, but — as indicated by the other answers — rather in semantics.
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Mar
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comment What is the correct word order between “have/had”, “been”, and “already” in statements?
The first and the third are indeed grammatically correct, but the second is plain wrong, not just in the UK. On the other hand, AFAIK, "in written English, emphasis is largely a matter of controlling the way a sentence ends. The last words of English sentences carry the strongest degree of emphasis", and it is exactly the case with this example. So I would say the third is the best. What do you think?
Mar
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comment What is the correct word order between “have/had”, “been”, and “already” in statements?
That wasn't so convincing. Please give a reference to some authoritative source to verify your opinion.
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asked What is the correct word order between “have/had”, “been”, and “already” in statements?