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Aug
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comment “Reserved SQL words are written in uppercase” or “reserved SQL words are written in uppercase letters”?
"Would the first sentence understood?" Everyone knows what you mean, but that sentence cries out for a verb.
Aug
24
answered Answering the question: Do you mind if…?
Aug
24
answered “Subject, verb, direct object, object complement” versus “subject, verb, indirect object, direct object”
Aug
22
comment “I'm well” vs. “I'm good” vs. “I'm doing well”, etc
This is how people talk; they are not "getting it wrong." Others telling them they are getting their native language wrong are themselves in error, IMO.
Aug
22
answered What does “educated” mean in “educated guess”?
Aug
22
comment “To call” vs. “to ring”
Never ever heard an American say this, unless they affected a goofy British accent and ended with "Cheerio!"
Aug
21
comment English term for a word that differs from another one by just one letter
Well, it meant something different before his time, too. I think it's not a very good name for this; word ladders is much better.
Aug
21
answered Which is correct: “could care less” or “couldn't care less”?
Aug
21
answered How should I punctuate around quotes?
Aug
21
answered What does “about now” mean?
Aug
21
answered What mnemonics help solve common linguistic issues?
Aug
21
answered What part of speech is “on” in “on fire”?
Aug
21
comment When can “have” be used without “got”?
One tiny exception: You have GOT to be kidding! Doesn't work without the got, in my book.
Aug
21
answered What is the origin of “bouillon cubes”?
Aug
21
answered “Aaron is a genius boy”
Aug
21
comment Why do you say “friend of mine” instead of “friend of me”?
I'm saying it's a shorter linguistic distance from "mine enemy" to "enemy of mine" than to "enemy of me."
Aug
21
comment How is the jussive mood rendered in English?
Agreed. I always thought "Let's go" was hortatory subjunctive.
Aug
21
comment Why are days of the week proper nouns?
red, green, and blue are members of the group of colors, but they're not proper nouns. I find this rule insufficient.
Aug
21
answered Why do you say “friend of mine” instead of “friend of me”?
Aug
21
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