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Aug
20
comment Proper Usage of gerund form of the verb
I agree, you don't "solve" paradigms. Apparently you aren't saying what you want to say.
Aug
20
revised “Do it” versus “do that”
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20
comment “Do it” versus “do that”
"Do" here is what you might call a proverb, it stands in for the verb in the antecedent clause. This is definitely a type of verb phrase ellipsis. I can recommend some reading for you if you doubt that.
Aug
20
answered “Fill out a form” or “fill in a form”
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Aug
20
answered “Do it” versus “do that”
Aug
20
comment “Do it” versus “do that”
Both of those sound awkward. I would normally say: "...it doesn't do so in this case."
Aug
19
comment Are collective nouns always plural, or are certain ones singular?
Yes, but if you take a look at that language log article, you'll see that it's not quite as clear cut as that. But basically, it's just a dialect difference.
Aug
19
revised When is the present perfect tense used instead of the past tense?
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revised When is the present perfect tense used instead of the past tense?
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answered When is the present perfect tense used instead of the past tense?
Aug
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revised Are collective nouns always plural, or are certain ones singular?
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answered Are collective nouns always plural, or are certain ones singular?
Aug
18
comment Difference between “ability” and “capability”
But it does not follow that "capable" implies the lack of present ability. Rather that "able" does imply this, whereas "capable" does not. This is not the same thing as saying that "capable" actually means "not presently able".
Aug
18
comment Why is “ain't” not listed in dictionaries?
I don't understand this question. Which dictionary, exactly, doesn't define "ain't"?
Aug
18
comment Why is “ain't” not listed in dictionaries?
What I'm wondering is, what dictionary doesn't list ain't?
Aug
18
comment “Intents and purposes” versus “intensive purposes”
Both of these are stock expressions that don't mean much of anything anymore. That's probably one reason why people can use them interchangeably without noticing it.
Aug
18
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Aug
17
comment When referring to a noun, when does the gender matter?
Yup, that's true.