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comment Is it alright to use lowercase “i” or should you always use “I” (uppercase)?
I almost always capitalize "I", myself. But my general guideline is to write for your audience. If you think readers of SO will be annoyed with lowercase i, then that would be a good reason to capitalize it.
Aug
6
comment Difference between “ability” and “capability”
From the OED entry for able, note the last word used in the definition: "b. In predicative use, with infinitive or without complement: having the means, capacity, or qualifications to do something; having sufficient power; in such a position that a particular action is possible; worthy, qualified, competent, capable."
Aug
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answered Is it alright to use lowercase “i” or should you always use “I” (uppercase)?
Aug
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revised When to use “that” and when to use “which”?
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Aug
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comment Difference between “ability” and “capability”
The etymology of a word does not necessarily have anything to do with its modern meaning. Again, saying that someone is capable of x does not imply that they cannot do x right now. That is simply false.
Aug
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answered Difference between “ability” and “capability”
Aug
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comment Difference between “ability” and “capability”
I disagree. "John is capable of reading" does not imply that John can't read at the moment.
Aug
5
answered When referring to a noun, when does the gender matter?
Aug
5
answered “May” & “Might”: What's the right context?
Aug
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comment “May” & “Might”: What's the right context?
See comment above.
Aug
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revised When to use “that” and when to use “which”?
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Aug
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revised When to use “that” and when to use “which”?
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Aug
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comment Is it appropriate to use short form of “have” ('ve) when it means possession?
As demonstrated in your second sentence!
Aug
5
comment When is it appropriate to end a sentence in a preposition?
This rule has no basis. See several posts above for information.
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Aug
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comment Can a word be contracted twice (e.g. “I'ven't”)?
Yes, nohat is right here.
Aug
5
comment Can a word be contracted twice (e.g. “I'ven't”)?
It is not true that contractions should be avoided in formal writing. I'd challenge anyone to find a decent, lengthy piece of formal writing which doesn't use contractions.
Aug
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answered Is it acceptable to start a sentence with “however”?