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comment Expression for internal struggle
break one's chains?
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comment Name for a groom, in relation to the best man
Maybe we should coin the term "best groom". I don't think there is a specific term for this currently because there wasn't much need for it. P.S. You can ask the same question for the chief bridesmaid.
Feb
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comment Word for confusing two objects & their respective uses
In psychology, it is called substitution error (or more specifically object substitution error). Here is an article that uses the term: blogs.bbk.ac.uk/events/2014/07/08/…
Feb
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Feb
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comment A word/phrase for someone who changes the world
@KRyan: I think "world-changer" is the only word that doesn't depend on a context. I just offered some common terms that are associated with people who changed the world. Did you choose a word yet?
Feb
5
comment Is there an English equivalent to the Indian proverb-“If you have the ability, even grass can be your weapon”?
@BiscuitBoy: The word "English" beside the proverb indicates that it is originated in English language. There are other proverbs in English but with different languages given beside them.
Feb
4
answered Is there an English equivalent to the Indian proverb-“If you have the ability, even grass can be your weapon”?
Feb
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comment A word/phrase for someone who changes the world
@Jony: Depends. A great mind might change the world in a negative way.
Feb
3
comment What is a word for someone who tends not to think too much about life?
Please see: english.stackexchange.com/tags/single-word-requests/info
Feb
3
comment Is there a word or phrase for something that one might wish exists, but most certainly doesn't?
Another possible dupe: english.stackexchange.com/questions/62299/…
Feb
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comment Is there a word or phrase for something that one might wish exists, but most certainly doesn't?
Dupe? english.stackexchange.com/questions/262415/…
Feb
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revised A word/phrase for someone who changes the world
edited tags; edited title
Feb
2
answered A word/phrase for someone who changes the world
Feb
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comment What do you call a person who makes easy things difficult?
Please see: english.stackexchange.com/tags/single-word-requests/info
Feb
2
comment English equivalent for “Don't burn your house to smoke out a rat!”
@NVZ: You can close-vote as duplicate.
Feb
2
comment English equivalent for “Don't burn your house to smoke out a rat!”
We get this question quite a lot: 1, 2, 3, 4
Jan
31
comment Is “times” really a plural noun?
@curiousdannii: or covering all the bases. It is a grammar term and this is not the only source mentioning it.
Jan
31
comment Is there a linguistic term the type of solecism of using “more X” when “Xer” is the established comparative?
Not specific to comparative errors but the general term for the errors where irregular forms are replaced with regular forms is overregularization. I'm not sure if there is a specific term for comparative errors. You might say "comparative overregularization". You can see a study here where the term overregularization is used for comparative errors: lingref.com/cpp/mcd/2009/paper2349.pdf
Jan
31
reviewed Close Safety First or Safety's first?
Jan
31
reviewed Leave Open Ambiguous meaning of NAmEng sense of “skill” in Harrap's English-French Dictionary