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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
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
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
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
comment “Hardware-counter-based tools” or “hardware-counter based tools”?
@Julian that's answered in the answer to this question... I think...
Jun
8
comment Is it “close-minded” or “closed-minded”?
@TRiG thanks for the correction
Jun
8
comment “Hardware-counter-based tools” or “hardware-counter based tools”?
The answers for both questions linked by @MrHen suggest that there needs to be a dash before based
Jun
8
comment “Hardware-counter-based tools” or “hardware-counter based tools”?
I may be mistaken here, but would you not say hardware-based tool or counter-based tool? Besides, in the article you and the OP provided hardware counter does not have a dash.
Jun
8
comment “Hardware-counter-based tools” or “hardware-counter based tools”?
@Julian could you help by explaining exactly what a hardware-counter (-) based tool is?
Jun
8
comment Standard format for phone numbers?
@MT_Head I work for a company that does business cards and letterheads (in the US). The standard we see most often is 000.000.0000 (there's no need for the 1 at the beginning, as any person dialing would know whether or not they should use it). Feel free to add this to your answer.
Jun
8
comment Is it appropriate to use 'eagerly' while ending a formal e-mail
Do you really eagerly await a response to every formal email you send? I know I sure don't.
Jun
7
comment Why does “is” replace “has”?
I must strongly disagree, since in AmE, we often do what @Peter Shor mentioned about dropping the h from has. When we do this, song has is clearly not contracted to song's, as we do pronounce the second syllable. The simple dropping of the h is far more likely to cause @Raj's confusion, since he probably heard song 'as (which could be easily mistaken for with song is), not song's.