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comment Proper use of 'aspects' in a descriptive sentence
"During a state" is also peculiar, perhaps bad enough to be wrong.
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comment Can “shrugging” only be done with shoulders?
Sorry I was too elliptical. The first half of the answer is good enough to upvote, but the hard work you put into investigating shrugged off is something OP explicitly did not want.
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comment Can “shrugging” only be done with shoulders?
Like the first half, but for the second: " I'm aware of constructs like "He shrugged it off." but that's not what I'm interested in, "
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comment How would you paraphrase “have sth before sb” in the given context?
@Reactor4: Why, if you want to translate Hegel into Turkish, are you looking at an English translation rather than the German?
1d
revised Should “ we studied it both on- and off-site” have both hyphens?
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comment Quintessential vs essential?
@LawArea51Proposal-Commit: No, proof is not the unit but the description of the scale. It would be incorrect to say "It's a hundred Fahrenheits out there".
1d
comment How to frame a sentence which means that someone has passed the day idly lying back on the couch?
Related: word meaning 'intending to do nothing'.
1d
comment What is the correct plural form of “offspring”?
Related: Can 'progeny' take the plural form?.
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comment “Now it only requests once” vs. “Now it only request once”
I think you are confused between active and passive: in any case your first sentence is almost impenetrable. You might like to look at ell.stackexchange.com.
May
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answered Unclear grammar of present continuous — is it present continuous?
May
25
reviewed Reject “Were gone” vs. “had gone”
May
25
reviewed Reject If you can be “discombobulated”, is it possible to be “combobulated”?
May
25
comment I can say: “You shouldn't have done this!” Can I say: “You had better not have done this!”?
I think your proviso needs better (i.e. some) justification.
May
25
answered Infinitive in complex sentence: 'we will do your best in order to ensure the debate be vivid and fruitful.'
May
23
answered A generic word for any 'specialized genre'
May
23
comment A generic word for any 'specialized genre'
@Brian: Pretentious? Moi?
May
23
reviewed Close Chinny chin chin
May
23
reviewed Close Should I use “been correctly recorded” or “correctly been recorded”?
May
23
reviewed Close Em dashes or ellipsis over multiple paragraphs
May
23
reviewed Leave Open What is a good antonym for “redundant” (engineering)?