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comment Is there a word (or phrase) that describe a series of mishaps/misfortunes in one's life?
"Life" is how I tend to describe it.
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answered What’s a word for someone who dislikes language change?
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comment Can we authenticate the claim that “grungy” was used to mean “envious or jealous” in 1920s slang?
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comment “More acrid than” but “stupider than” Why is that?
@tchrist I'll cite my source when I am able to later, this was taken from my textbook from the course Morphology & Syntax of the English Language.
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answered “More acrid than” but “stupider than” Why is that?
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comment How to understand this “I not only” structure
@ColinFine Just, in this scenario, works when used with the meaning of only, and requires a subordinate clause. I not quite understand [x] is something I hear not too infrequently, but I suppose it could be a bastardization of I do not quite understand.
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comment A word or phrase for “The problem solved itself”
I think here the best response would just be "problem cannot be replicated."
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comment How to understand this “I not only” structure
@ColinFine It works with just and quite, too, off the top of my head. Perhaps there is some constraint where it only works with quantitative adverbs? I want to say monosyllabic as well, but only defies that.
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comment How to understand this “I not only” structure
@ColinFine It's a logical negation of only... there's nothing anomalous about this construct. As well, the question isn't about that, it's about explaining what's going on.
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answered How to understand this “I not only” structure
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answered English idiom related to time