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Mar
5
comment Is there a secular, non vulgar alternative to “for heaven's sake”?
you could channel Pooh, and use 'bother!' ( or 'botheration!' if greater emphasis is needed).
Apr
8
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Feb
7
comment “Please advise” — why is this a common turn of phrase for foreign speakers of English?
While I agree with your contention that the phrase is telegraphic, I must disagree that it has fallen out of favour. It is very common in business correspondence.
Feb
7
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Feb
7
comment Alphabetizing List of Mixed Words and Acronyms
I prefer the NSIO method. When I look up 'LOL', I expect to find it next to 'lolly' not 'laughing'. If I already knew it meant 'laughing...' I wouldn't need to look it up.
Feb
5
comment What's a word for avoiding a question with a generic (fake) answer?
It's common usage in Canada as well.
Feb
1
answered Multiple people but a singular object?
Feb
1
comment Multiple people but a singular object?
You all is a regionalism. It should be avoided in formal English.
Jan
31
comment How to stress any word properly?
well, you really don't want to put the acCENT on the wrong sylLABle. Not only will you sound silly but people won't likely understand you.
Jan
30
comment What's the preferred style for a résumé?
It depends on what field you're in. An accountant's resumé looks very different from a teacher's.
Jan
30
comment Female equivalent of “bachelor”?
Bachelor does not mean never married. It just means single.
Jan
29
answered “as far as” vs. “to”
Jan
28
answered Is there a UK/US difference in the usage of in/to + verb (for example, “this tool helps in dealing with this/to deal with this”)?
Jan
28
comment What is the best answer to the question “How are you” in business meetings?
@Warlock: you're welcome to your opinion, of course. But it's very common usage. "How are you?" is not usually an actual question, but more a substitute for "Hello". As such it doesn't require too much in the way of response. The friendliness (or lack thereof) is in the delivery.
Jan
28
answered What is the best answer to the question “How are you” in business meetings?
Dec
12
comment Which of these sentences is better?
arch is not an abbreviation. If you want a fight go elsewhere.
Dec
12
comment Which of these sentences is better?
@Kris: no need to be arch. Just edit it.
Nov
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Aug
4
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Apr
14
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