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revised What is a good word for “best example”?
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comment Can 'revert' be used as a synonym of 'reply'?
Online reference here: google.com.sg/search?q=revert+site%3Agoodenglish.org.sg
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comment Can 'revert' be used as a synonym of 'reply'?
@Mawg, Where do you live in?
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comment Can 'revert' be used as a synonym of 'reply'?
@PLL, Why do you say "it doesn’t seem to function as an exact synonym for ‘reply’"? Doesn't your answer sort of explain that they are actually synonyms?
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comment Can 'revert' be used as a synonym of 'reply'?
@FaheemMitha, Amazing, I have just heard this term used by a non-Indian. Looks like the usage is spreading like zombies.
Apr
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comment Synonym request: “paint into a corner”
This answer is wrong/inaccurate. "Burning bridges" have a completely different meaning than "painting oneself to a corner". "burning bridges" doesn't merely imply "will" but explicitly indicates it. Cutoff the way back to where you came from, making it impossible to retreat, is done on purpose.
Apr
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comment What does “too on the nose” mean?
Related: slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2015/11/…
Apr
23
comment Word for partner you are living with but not married to
@Brendon, "SO" is also used for "significant other" when 6 syllables is too long.
Apr
23
comment Ambiguous (and maybe euphemistic) word or phrase for romantic partner
@tog22, Instead of using "friend" which suggests "just a friend", you can instead opt for equivocation to keep the possibility open.
Apr
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comment Ambiguous (and maybe euphemistic) word or phrase for romantic partner
@TimRomano, So is the word "a ffable" ambiguous or euphemistic or both?
Apr
23
comment How to pronounce GUID
@Mitch , ? How do you try not to pronounce it in a speech?
Apr
23
comment How to pronounce GUID
@user1951, The accuracy of Wikipedia can be either very good or very bad. Always click on the WP talk page to see relevant discussion.
Apr
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comment How to pronounce GUID
@HotLicks, I pronounce it as "Goood"; or "Good" when lazy.
Apr
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Apr
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comment Is “would” the past future tense of “will” or just a modal verb?
There's a thread elaborating on the politeness level of each construction: englishtips.quora.com/If-+-Would-vs-Will-vs-Would-Have
Apr
19
revised “Will have” vs. “Would have”
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Apr
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Apr
14
comment Can I “wear an umbrella”?
He meant in typical parlance do a significant amount of people (say >5% of population) say that.
Apr
14
comment Can I “wear an umbrella”?
@earthmeLon, Actually that doesn't make it any better. It's just as weird to use "don" for umbrellas.