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Microsoft MVP - Excel

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Apr
11
answered Is “a ten-minutes of a song” right?
Apr
11
answered Is this right: “the whole France”?
Apr
10
comment What does “to give up someone ” mean?
Why the downvote? If you downvote, please post a comment with your rationale.
Mar
27
comment Gender neutral term for “maiden name”?
@WS2: it's not the OP who posted that racial slur, but David M. in the comment.
Mar
27
comment Gender neutral term for “maiden name”?
@WS2, actually, I object to the assumption that Americans are ignorant per se and that a wrong application of a French word is OK because Americans won't be able to tell the difference.
Mar
27
answered Another Achievement Verbs with the Progressive Aspect
Mar
27
comment Another Achievement Verbs with the Progressive Aspect
Please edit your question. The quoted sentence from the book is not correct English. Achievement verbs are usually cannot occur with stop or start. If this is indeed what is written in the book, then please throw the book away. Otherwise, please post the correct sentence here.
Mar
27
reviewed Looks Good What is the “thirsty” equivalent of “ravenously”?
Mar
27
comment Gender neutral term for “maiden name”?
The question does not state that it is geared just at Americans, though, does it? I am German and live in New Zealand. To me and many others (Americans, British, second language English speakers and anyone else) the use of née is definitely bound to the female gender. You can't just say that it will work because most Americans cannot tell the difference. That's rather racist, IMHO.
Mar
22
awarded  Yearling
Mar
19
answered Is there a word for someone who has others do all their work for them?
Mar
10
comment How to pronounce “80x86”, “Linux 2.6”, and “Figure 3-1”?
What I said. It depends on the context. If you discuss the architecture, the wording will be different than if you discuss the processor. So, you need to be clear about the context that is discussed. You cannot expect one correct answer for a phrase that can be either X or Y. You need to provide the context for a correct answer.
Mar
10
answered Touch vs Tap (button)
Mar
10
answered Mnemonic for spelling 'anonymous'?
Mar
10
revised Mnemonic for 'onomatopoeia'?
added 68 characters in body
Mar
10
answered How to pronounce “80x86”, “Linux 2.6”, and “Figure 3-1”?
Mar
10
comment What is the difference between “a” and “per”?
the first (an hour) is English wording and the second (per hour) is using Latin. What's the problem?
Mar
10
answered Mnemonic for 'onomatopoeia'?
Feb
12
comment Why does “quadratic” describe second power while “quad” usually describes “four”?
I'm very bad with math. if we have an integer, and construct a square with that number of items on each side, the total number will be its second power. I don't get how this works. If I have a square and each side is the number 2, the total is 8, not 2^2 = 4. If I have a square and each side is the number 3, the total is 12, not 3^2 = 9. How exactly does that number of items on each side get applied?
Jan
9
comment Why does the pronunciation of “U” vary in English?
Reminds me of: "Dearest Creature in Creation, study English pronunciation. I will teach you in my verse sounds like corpse, corps, horse and worse." Goes on for several pages, too.