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Dec
8
comment Should I prefer “asker” or “questioner” for a person who asked a question?
@EdwinAshworth, Don't read into it. It's likely just coincidence. HP series didn't really get famous until many years later.
Nov
29
comment Is there a word for a person who gives out too many extraneous details?
@n0nChun, This kind of people are called "Too Much Details".
Nov
17
comment Difference between 'decided on' and 'decided to'?
Shouldn't the question be "decide on" vs "decide upon"?
Nov
17
comment “Decide on” vs. “decide”
@user1873,"They will show sometime after lunch" sounds... odd.
Nov
17
comment “Decide on” vs. “decide”
@J.R., Is there such a thing as "I saw him jump off of the bed"?
Nov
17
comment “Decide on” vs. “decide”
@JLG, And why is "decide on what" is considered to be "poor grammar"?
Nov
16
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Nov
13
comment Is there an expression that means something bad as a precursor to something good?
@Wayne, Hmm, something close is "good medicine tastes bitter" or "no pain no gain".
Nov
9
comment “Instable” or “unstable”?
@MετάEd, @​asymptotically. Well, maybe it's because someone in the past had decided to make the noun form of "unstable" a bit unstable ;)
Nov
7
comment What does 'sucker for' mean?
@AndrewLeach, How does this match up with Xantix's answer ("young mammal") below?
Nov
7
comment What does 'sucker for' mean?
@alcas, What would "a sucker for punishment" mean?
Nov
5
comment Is it appropriate to use short form of “have” ('ve) when it means possession?
Hm, I don't quite see where's the authority behind the assertion in this answer.
Nov
5
comment Can a word be contracted twice (e.g. “I'ven't”)?
What is 'tweren't short for?
Nov
5
comment Can a word be contracted twice (e.g. “I'ven't”)?
I don't think "a professor would not allow you to use them in an essay" is good enough. Professors aren't necessary experts in English.
Nov
5
comment Is it appropriate to use short form of “have” ('ve) when it means possession?
@PeterEisentraut, Is "I have got a small dog" is valid and fully grammatical?
Nov
5
comment Is it appropriate to use short form of “have” ('ve) when it means possession?
@FumbleFingers, ? What were you talking about?
Nov
5
comment Is it appropriate to use short form of “have” ('ve) when it means possession?
@JoeD, Well, depends on context and the aural tone used by the speaker.
Nov
3
comment Wishing someone good luck in continuing something without yourself without sounding hypocritical or sarcastic
27k views and only 1 upvote? What's wrong with people these days.
Nov
3
comment Wishing someone good luck in continuing something without yourself without sounding hypocritical or sarcastic
"all the best" can be seen as boilerplatey and insincere....
Nov
3
comment Is it “Yours faithfully” or “Yours sincerely”?
Sure it's a modern era, but is "Best," what you'd use for a formal letter (like resignation letter etc)?