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comment “Come through with” for “come up with” in AE
"Come through with" is an idiom that would be used under difficult conditions. "Come up with" does not imply difficult conditions.
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comment Free stuff - “swag” or “schwag”?
I had never heard of a swag bag until you mentioned it here. Then I saw it in a web comic today: explosm.net/comics/3196
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accepted Why is a vehicle's empty weight called its “curb weight”?
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comment Why is a vehicle's empty weight called its “curb weight”?
@AlexFeinman Hah! You're right - I read the definition wrong. Then this does make sense.
Jan
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comment Why is a vehicle's empty weight called its “curb weight”?
I'm curious how the car got to the curb without fuel, oil, and coolant. :)
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asked Why is a vehicle's empty weight called its “curb weight”?
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accepted Is “They all had 15 minutes waits” grammatically correct?
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comment Is “They all had 15 minutes waits” grammatically correct?
@Caleb While you're correct about the adjective use, I think there's more to this. Is it ever acceptable to say "15 minutes waits"? I've edited the question to be more clear, I'm talking about "Every one of them had a 15-minute wait."
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revised Is “They all had 15 minutes waits” grammatically correct?
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comment Is “They all had 15 minutes waits” grammatically correct?
@Paola Thank you for pointing out a simple mistake that was caused by a last minute rearrangement of my question. I greatly appreciate your help.
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comment Is “They all had 15 minutes waits” grammatically correct?
@StoneyB that's exactly what it's supposed to mean - so why isn't it formally correct? And would "15 minutes waits" be correct in that case?
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revised Is “They all had 15 minutes waits” grammatically correct?
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