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Jun
14
comment Should anti- and counterclockwise be hyphenated?
sorry to break it to you, but dashes break nGrams. Any hyphenated word will give you 0 results
Jun
14
revised 'Run' or 'Operate' for a business related sentence
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Jun
14
revised It's a little low on grist
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Jun
14
revised What is implied in calling someone “Citizen”?
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Jun
13
comment Explain the choice of the verb “dip” in “dip your lights”
@Joe... Finally, I would like to encourage you to be a little less scathing of fellow-users in your answers/comments.
Jun
13
comment Explain the choice of the verb “dip” in “dip your lights”
@Joe You may want to note that on many vehicles, when the "high beams" are lit, they are lit in addition to the "low beams," thus earning them the commonly used title (in the US) of brights (as opposed to dims, which would indicate that only a single filament is lit). A simple Google search should show its prominent use. Furthermore, I question your assertion that the ability to drive and a technical comprehension of illumination technology are directly related.
Jun
13
comment Where is the root morpheme in Modern English ambassador, embassy?
You've asked 6 questions and gotten (fairly good) answers for most/all of them. Might I encourage you to mark some as accepted?
Jun
13
revised In the sentence “Each time you sleep with someone, you also sleep with his past,” what does “past” mean?
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Jun
13
comment Is this dash correct?
I would suggest just replacing the dash with a comma. Oh, and I think you mean a mobile version that allows rather than a mobile version which allows.
Jun
13
answered Using “actual” to signify “current”
Jun
13
comment Term meaning 'with written words'
NB: while verbally can mean with spoken words, it can also mean with words (whether spoken or not). Some situations will warrant the use of orally to avoid ambiguity.
Jun
13
revised Term meaning 'with written words'
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Jun
13
revised 'Calm, cool and collective' vs 'calm, cool and collected'
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Jun
12
comment “Can hardly wait” versus “can't hardly wait”
Care to share a link to your note about can hardly's being obsolete?
Jun
11
revised Can I use “I have asked something”
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Jun
10
answered Can an image be redacted, or just text?
Jun
10
revised Is it correct to say “the bird is in the tree” or “on the tree”?
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Jun
10
comment The wild flowers looked like a soft orange blanket _______ the desert
covering is a present participle, denoting continuous (not necessarily present) action/state. Covered is the past participle of cover.
Jun
10
comment “Shopping basket” or “shopping cart”
@Peter just buggy (we also say shopping cart). Shopping buggy sounds funny, even to a Southerner ;)
Jun
10
comment What's the difference between the adjectives “strategic” and “tactical”?
@harithski I imagine from the other answers that they contrast similarly in all contexts