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Jun
13
revised 'Calm, cool and collective' vs 'calm, cool and collected'
added 4 characters in body
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”
edited tags
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”?
added 26 characters in body
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
Jun
10
answered What's the difference between the adjectives “strategic” and “tactical”?
Jun
10
revised Why use “need not” instead of “do not need to”?
deleted 14 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
Jun
10
comment Why does “is” replace “has”?
@Cerberus, my apologies. I must have misunderstood the difference between answering a question and leaving a comment.
Jun
9
comment What are the possible meanings of positive “any more”?
I've never of the use in the final quote (Pantyhose are so expensive anymore). Can anyone verify this use?
Jun
9
comment What should I call this kind of animation?
@mysterious the closest I can think of is pulse.
Jun
9
comment “Hardware-counter-based tools” or “hardware-counter based tools”?
I'm afraid I find Raven's and Doug's answers far more plausible.
Jun
8
comment Why does “is” replace “has”?
So why did so many upvote @Peter's comment without deeming his answer worthy of such?
Jun
8
comment Why does “is” replace “has”?
@Rhodri all I know is that when I say this song has been written by... and this song's written by... they sound very different (there is enough space that the 'as sounds like a separate word)
Jun
8
comment Why does “is” replace “has”?
Welcome to Stack Exchange. Please note that your response isn't really directed at answering the question asked by the original poster. While a good insight, you may want to save it for comments or to share in chat.
Jun
8
accepted “Ironic” vs. “ironical”
Jun
8
comment “Hardware-counter-based tools” or “hardware-counter based tools”?
@Julian that's answered in the answer to this question... I think...
Jun
8
revised “Hardware-counter-based tools” or “hardware-counter based tools”?
edited tags