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Sep
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comment How do native English speakers respond to “Thank you”?
Why is it unnecessary to reply to "thank you"? Not on a grammar level, but a manners level.
Sep
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Sep
4
comment Is it proper usage to replace a comma in a list with a semi-colon in this situation (see details)?
"With standard punctuation this could get confusing"--in what way? It seems perfectly clear.
Sep
4
answered What are the meanings of ' and beyond' in 'beyond' in 'Building forms and beyond'?
Sep
4
answered What does “I know, right?” mean?
Sep
4
comment What are some examples of awkward sounding but grammatically correct sentences?
What does this mean?
Sep
4
comment What are some examples of awkward sounding but grammatically correct sentences?
@moioci--If you're going to point out an error, please provide evidence that it's incorrect. I found this link: wsu.edu/~brians/errors/churchill.html
Sep
3
answered What are some examples of awkward sounding but grammatically correct sentences?
Sep
3
revised A list with only one item
corrected typo
Sep
2
answered A list with only one item
Sep
2
comment Is “laid down” a proper term?
"You may think of it as the fever forced him to lay down in bed and rest." -- wouldn't that be 'lie down'?
Sep
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revised Which preposition should be used after the verb “request”?
corrected typo
Aug
30
answered Which preposition should be used after the verb “request”?
Aug
30
comment What is the distinction between “among” and “amongst”?
As a transplant to an area near the Appalachian region (which is inhabited by descendants of British immigrants), I've learned that "amongst" and the like actually have a less-distinguished connotation because of perceptions about people from Appalachia.
Aug
29
comment Should I write “comma/period” or “comma / period”?
RegDwight is correct about removing the spaces. I would make one exception: if the extra space improves readability. This, however, is rare, and the only situation I've seen it used is in computer code that is non-white-space sensitive.
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answered When did presidents start using their middle initial (e.g. JFK)? Was that common of the general population?