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Jun
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May
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comment Why is the letter “w” not pronounced “double v”?
As Elliott has already answered that U and V were the same in Latin, I'll just add that the French went the other way after the split: they do pronounce 'W' as double-V.
Apr
22
comment It will be the first time I have flown to America - why not just present simple?
@Dusty You're right, of course. I meant it in the informal sense of being closely related to the Romance languages but realised how it would look after posting.
Apr
22
answered It will be the first time I have flown to America - why not just present simple?
Apr
16
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Apr
16
revised “It was turning out the dining-room done it.”
added 9 characters in body
Apr
16
comment “It was turning out the dining-room done it.”
Oh? I haven't read the story so I don't know the context. It read to me that the 'problem' was restlessness. No matter! Either way, a thing was did by turning out the dining room ;)
Apr
16
answered “It was turning out the dining-room done it.”
Apr
16
comment A word for old-fashioned, dirty bar/place (spit-and-sawdust)
+1, As an Australian I'd definitely describe such a place as a dive.
Apr
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Mar
28
answered Two kinds of “borrow”