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awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
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revised Why do we call snail mail “snail mail”?
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Feb
4
comment Why do we call snail mail “snail mail”?
@SimonWhite And that contradicts my answer how? You're right about the fact that now "mail" can refer to both, but postal mail is the first meaning. I'll correct the answer. However the example "mail.apple.com" proves nothing. It's a name of a server, not regular spoken language. You can't use computer terminology to speak on how a language works, it's totally backwards.
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awarded  Pundit
Oct
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comment Can there be a “100% sale”?
@jsj I get it, but still... :P
Oct
6
comment You ARE not TO be here
Maybe it'd be appropriate to summarise the content from the link here in case it breaks.
Oct
3
comment Is “am” in “I am right” an auxiliary verb?
@GregLee Ok, the fact is that when you only have the verb "to be" in the main clause, it's considered a copula or linking verb. If there is another verb, then it's considered an auxiliary and this is exactly why in "I am right", it's a copula and not an auxiliary. But now we're just repeating ourselves.
Oct
3
comment Is “am” in “I am right” an auxiliary verb?
@Greg Lee also according to Cerberus' answer, a verb cannot be copula and auxiliary at the same time, so if you mean that it's considered an auxiliary in a virtual list of such verbs, then fine, but it's not always so. If we identify a an auxiliary as a verb that helps in complex tenses, then be is not always an auxiliary.
Oct
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comment Is “am” in “I am right” an auxiliary verb?
@Greg Lee how does that contradict what I said? When it's used as auxiliary, it's called as such, if it's not, then it's not called anything except simply verb. Also the term does tell you what it is: it's an auxiliary when it supports ("helps") another verb.
Aug
31
comment How does one correctly use “q.v.”?
@pacerier that's not the literal meaning, but in a sense it's saying something like that. "Compare" and "go to see" are not that far apart.
Aug
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
10
comment How does one correctly use “q.v.”?
Ah, nevermind, I found it. But that's not what I said in the comment.
Aug
10
comment How does one correctly use “q.v.”?
@Pacerier Sorry, I don't think I ever saw your comment. Which comment of mine are you referring to?
Aug
9
comment What is the grammatical function of the word ‘ever’ in this example?
@DominicRodger Fixed answer.
Aug
9
comment What is the grammatical function of the word ‘ever’ in this example?
@chaslyfromUK Fixed answer.
Aug
9
revised What is the grammatical function of the word ‘ever’ in this example?
fixed answer
Aug
8
comment Pronunciation of words ending with “‑ae”
@sumelic I don't see the problem: the question has a latin tag and since the words are clearly latin, my answer is certainly not out of place.
Jul
12
comment What do you call words that look like a negation but are not?
@Pacerier I'm not sure I understand your question. The etymology for "dejected" shows that "de-" comes from the Latin verb dēĭcĕre which can be translated as "throw down". Now, the meaning of the verb is negative, as in, it doesn't portray a good action. This would need research on how it reflects in some of the verbs you listed (although the link is clear), but not all verbs starting with "de-" share the same history just because they have the same syllable, see for example "decimeter" and "dead".
Jun
25
revised English equivalent to “grandecito” in Spanish?
edited title