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Apr
22
comment That-clause(content clause) as an adjunct?
I can't offer anything particularly helpful, but I will say that as a British English speaker, I am perfectly comfortable with this usage but realise that it would not commonly be used in every day speech by the majority.
Apr
17
comment Does one consider “vs.” or “versus” when alphabetizing?
It's a good job we're working by album and not having to discuss where to put the artist formerly known as Prince!
Apr
5
comment What is the origin of the phrase “inconvenient knowledge”
turtles all the way down
Apr
5
comment What is the origin of the phrase “inconvenient knowledge”
@Drew, What is the origin of the phrase, "what is the origin of the phrase, "what is the origin..."?
Apr
4
comment What is the origin of the phrase “inconvenient knowledge”
It doesn't seem necessary to discuss an origin of such word choice. It seems to me that there is really no new coining here, just the use of an adjective (inconvenient) to modify a noun (knowledge). While it might be a nice bit of prose, it's nothing particularly remarkable...
Apr
3
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Mar
26
comment Phrase to describe the “act of sharing an opinion”
+1 EdwinAshworth; hope you don't mind my simplifying your comment for a non-native reader...
Mar
26
comment Phrase to describe the “act of sharing an opinion”
As StevieV said in his answer, this is an idiomatic phrase and is really too informal for the sentence you are writing, which seems very formal otherwise.
Mar
23
comment Word for stealing an item then returning it without the owner's knowledge?
@FumbleFingers, I believe you have just conceived a fantastic screenplay!
Mar
23
comment Word for stealing an item then returning it without the owner's knowledge?
@FumbleFingers, like "Borrowing" a key so that I could open your safe and take the money out of it. You have the key back, so everything is fine,,, right?
Mar
23
comment “I want this so bad I'll do anything for it!”
Excellent, @NVZ. You're making me look very good! I gather you used the built in list function for that part? I had hoped to keep my own numbering format, however, the trade-off is worth it as this looks much better. Thanks a lot.
Mar
23
comment “I want this so bad I'll do anything for it!”
Thanks, @NVZ... Can you also make my lists fall on single-space lines, rather than having paragraph spacing? Is there a line-break command, for example? Cheeky to ask, I know...
Mar
23
answered Using “Prescience”
Mar
23
comment Using “Prescience”
I think premonition has the same problem as prescience. Both mean an advanced knowledge of something that cannot be known from the available evidence. The only difference is that premonition is not a certain as prescience suggests.
Mar
23
comment Using “Prescience”
"prescience" is to know something in advance without relying on evidence. The use of evidence makes it a prediction. Prescience is "magic" knowledge that you cannot learn from the facts around you.
Mar
23
comment “I want this so bad I'll do anything for it!”
It might be my poor formatting. I should learn some commands and edit, perhaps.
Mar
23
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Mar
23
revised “I want this so bad I'll do anything for it!”
Incorrect use of the verb "to be".
Mar
23
comment “I want this so bad I'll do anything for it!”
Okay, @NVZ . What is confusing you? Then I can edit my answer to make it clearer, if necessary.
Mar
23
answered “I want this so bad I'll do anything for it!”