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Microsoft MVP - Excel

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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.
Nov
4
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
7
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
13
comment Opposite of change?
Can you explain in more words than one what the opposite would be in your words? Change means what is left over after you subtract what is yours. How can there be an opposite of that?
Aug
13
comment Is it incorrect to say “If you could”?
Could you back up your claim with a source?
Aug
13
answered What would something be which fails to provide traceability?
Jul
19
reviewed Looks OK “One plus years experience in…”
Jul
19
reviewed Looks OK Proverb or expression for a situation with two choices, both leading to a different kind of trouble
Jul
19
comment Proverb or expression for a situation with two choices, both leading to a different kind of trouble
Devils? I know The lesser of two evils. Unless you mean the short film
Jul
1
comment I need one-word expression for “Ignoring someone intentionally”
Hmm, in what way can "ignore" be not intentional? Can you give an example? Happy to widen my horizon. For me, ignoring is something that is done actively, despite circumstances that may be set against my intention to ignore, but not accidentally. The accidental case would be to "miss something happening" or some such. "Ignoring" implies intent, because you can only ignore what you are aware of. If you are not aware of it, you may miss it happening, but in order to ignore something you have to know it exists in the first place.
Jul
1
comment Why is there no comma before “and” before this independent clause?
Jos, do you have a background of German? Because in German, (at least before they Neue Rechtschreibung), two clauses connected with "und" will require a comma before the "und", when both clauses are complete in their own right. This may be a wrong transference to English. Tom fuhr nach Frankreich, und Dick fuhr nach Belgien. The comma is required in German, not in English.