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Jul
3
comment Why is “idea” sometimes pronounced as “idear”?
Is this anything more than just repeating the observation that prompted the question?
Apr
11
comment Why is “liquorice” pronounced (or spelt) so strangely?
I've heard "vestige" as both /vɛstɪdʒ/ and /vɛstiʒ/, the last rhyming with "prestige". Admittedly, the former greatly dominates.
Apr
11
comment Are “should” and “if” interchangeable at the beginning of a sentence?
Marking the subjective in the first example would also be acceptable ("If the sky be blue"), but convey a much more formal, even archaic tone.
Apr
11
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Apr
11
comment Are “like” and “such as” completely synonymous?
In the cookie example, "such as" scans perfectly fine. The "no one cares" example feels wrong solely because of the elision. "no one cares such as you care" is clunky, but not wrong.
Apr
11
comment Is it wrong to use the word “codes” in a programming context?
It's certainly true that some scientific communities use the plural like this. Whether that community is "correct" to do so is a different matter...
Apr
11
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