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Mar
4
comment “These include” or “This includes”
What's the sentence that comes before? That would indicate these or this.
Mar
4
answered How should I understand “the one lab bench”?
Mar
4
comment What is meant by the “benefit of the doubt”?
Evenly balanced or entirely absent.
Mar
4
comment tailored to someone needs VS tailor-made
@Hellion, you hit it with altered.
Mar
4
answered A word for “to claim a position or place above something or someone else”
Mar
4
comment A word for “to claim a position or place above something or someone else”
A boat displaces water.
Mar
4
comment Word for 'so simple you'd think it's obvious but it's not'
This question reminds of the bit about the cat flap from Dirk Gently.
Mar
4
comment Word for 'so simple you'd think it's obvious but it's not'
Seems similar to this question. There might be some useful answers.
Mar
4
answered If conditional “didn't” vs “hadn't”
Mar
4
comment What's the phrase for things that get better with age?
I think you're examples are unclear as there might be some difference of opinion (in both examples) as to which one is better.
Mar
4
answered What's the phrase for things that get better with age?
Feb
26
accepted Can you be literal about non-literal things?
Feb
26
comment Why there is “the” before some names but not others
@PeterShor It might be The Brooklyn Bridge, but aren't there technically three Brooklyn bridges? Williamsburg and Manhattan?
Feb
26
comment Expression to say that you did something better than before
Seems like 'surpassed' would seem a very vain thing to say about oneself. It works nicely as a compliment about someone else though.
Feb
25
comment What word describes a house without anyone inside?
ripe for the picking?
Feb
25
answered Listing two opposite opinions in an academic paper
Feb
25
revised Charles Dickens' “for good and for evil” and “superlative degree of comparison”
added 414 characters in body
Feb
25
answered Charles Dickens' “for good and for evil” and “superlative degree of comparison”
Feb
24
comment Verb+ing as a verb beginning a sentence
I want to edit your answer to remove the 'Yes'.
Feb
24
comment Term for measuring in fractions of 1
Also, in case you're interested, fractions represented as one over some number (1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, etc.) are called "unit fractions".