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Jul
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comment Adjective for the adverb “soon”
merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forthcoming "appearing, happening, or arriving soon"
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Jan
22
comment Is “May I have some drink?” incorrect?
@Steven I think "having some drink with that ice" requires the uncountable drink. I agree with spiceyokooko's comment and it probably is grammatical but sounds archaic to most ears.
Jan
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Jan
22
comment Is “May I have some drink?” incorrect?
@Steven "have some X with that Y" is an idiomatic pattern in itself, but does not have the meaning you were originally intending.
Nov
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comment Adjective for “terrified yet calm and capable”
while "cold blood" means something different, "coolheaded" has the correct meaning.
Oct
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comment What is the opposite of “skyrocket”?
Headline: "The price of fuel tanks" Reader:"The price of fuel tanks does WHAT?!?!"
Aug
15
comment What's the double hyphen after greetings in emails?
@tchrist: Word autocorrects "--" (hyphen hyphen) to "—" (emdash).
Aug
15
comment What's the double hyphen after greetings in emails?
double-hyphen is also the easiest way to type a dash in Word on Windows.
Aug
9
answered “To go” in the meaning of “to poop”
Aug
3
answered Is there a single word for 'beyond the hype'?
Aug
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Aug
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revised Is answering a question with “Why, ” rude?
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Aug
3
answered Is answering a question with “Why, ” rude?
Jul
22
comment Please, don't - I'm not
@MrLister I assume there is a bit of missing context. You'd likely see this exchange as A:"<compliment> B:"please don't mock me" A:"I am not mocking you, that compliment was earnest" where person A uses "I am not" to refer to the specific statement.
Jul
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Jul
20
answered Please, don't - I'm not