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I was a nontraditional student at the University of Kentucky. I just graduated but the economy is interfering with my career change. However, that means I'll have lots of time to pursue all the good ideas on SO!

Sep
18
revised Expressing an opinion: to me or for me?
added missing comma; clarified example
Sep
17
comment Alternatives to “computationally expensive”?
It is spending time (cycles) and/or money (memory, albeit a stretch).
Sep
17
comment What is the difference between 'Muslim" and 'Islamic'?
Should be "Now that I have written..."
Sep
17
comment “Bring” vs. “take” in American English
A kid in my second grade class (approx. age 7) was referred for remedial speech therapy because he couldn't correctly use 'bring' and 'take'. Granted, this was a few decades ago, but to say American English doesn't differentiate is patently wrong.
Sep
16
comment Expressing an opinion: to me or for me?
In your second pair, consider the case of one supervisor talking to another about a float employee. He may be fine working in one situation, but not another. Is this too contrived a counter-example?
Sep
16
answered Expressing an opinion: to me or for me?
Sep
16
comment “In order to…”, “To…” or “For…”
It is also more concise to say "must" instead of "have to".
Sep
15
comment What are direct and indirect objects to “provide”?
example of 2: My dad provided me a car. Perfectly correct (if not the typical way this is expressed, e.g., My dad gave me a car.).
Sep
14
comment Alternatives to “computationally expensive”?
Why does this sound informal to you? It's technical jargon (as e.James says) and it not a term commonly heard on the street, for instance.
Sep
11
answered Better phrasing for “year we started working with [them]”?
Sep
11
comment Short alternatives of the word Authentication and the word Authorisation
And only 1 character is different between the two, and a middle one at that.
Sep
11
comment Short alternatives of the word Authentication and the word Authorisation
'credentials' might work as a synonym, too.
Sep
11
answered “Get out of your own head”
Sep
10
comment How can I structure this sentence correctly?
I couldn't have been happier...
Sep
7
answered How can I structure this sentence correctly?
Sep
7
answered What does “had had” mean? How does this differ from “had”?
Sep
6
comment Why is “can I get” replacing “could I have”?
The question is actually asking about "get" vs. "have", not "can" vs. "may".
Sep
6
comment Order of sentence and using 's
"...the Restaurant's doing." --This is exactly the way to figure out what is correct. Add the missing/implied word(s) and see what would be correct. And I'm with Shinto Sherlock: no capitalization of restaurant.
Sep
4
comment Regarding Re: ; what is the correct usage in an email subject line?
The accepted usage is that "Re:" means "this is a reply to your email of the same subject".
Sep
4
answered Regarding Re: ; what is the correct usage in an email subject line?