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Aug
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answered English term for a word that differs from another one by just one letter
Aug
21
comment How should one answer a business phone?
Do you really not know what "Doctor's office" means? Medical practices often have rather long official names. Callers don't need to hear all that; they want to know they didn't dial the gas station or Jones residence by mistake.
Aug
21
answered What does aw mean?
Aug
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comment Proper Usage of gerund form of the verb
Agree. It seems to me that the most common time you have a noun infinitive combination is when the noun is really the object of the verb: "miles to go", "heck to pay", "mountain to climb". In this sense, a pilot might speak of an approach to fly, which is very different from an approach to flying.
Aug
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answered When ending a list with “etc”, should there be a comma before “etc”?
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answered What words are commonly mispronounced by literate people who read them before they heard them?
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answered What is the longest word you can come up with that the letters are all in alphabetical order?
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comment What is the longest word you can come up with that the letters are all in alphabetical order?
I'm pretty sure abcess is a misspelling of abscess.
Aug
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comment What is the rule for adjective order?
Note that the purpose words above (riding, beer, and flower) are not strictly adjectives. Even "riding", which as a participle is adjective-ish, is really more of a gerund: the boots are not actually riding; they are for riding, which is an activity. So perhaps a modification of the rule is that descriptive nouns follow all the true adjectives.
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Aug
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comment Shortest complete sentence in English
@ShreevatsaR: "You" is the understood subject of imperatives.
Aug
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answered When do I use “I” instead of “me?”
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answered Where did the term “OK/Okay” come from?
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answered Can a word be contracted twice (e.g. “I'ven't”)?
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answered What's wrong in this question?
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answered What’s the rule for using “who” and “whom” correctly?
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