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Apr
5
comment Correct usage of “will be” vs. “will”
Do you have a source or citation for this?
Apr
5
comment Correct usage of “will be” vs. “will”
Hmm, "It will rain all day." sounds grammatical... is there a citation or source for its invalidness?
Apr
5
comment Correct usage of “will be” vs. “will”
@FumbleFingers, Hmm, both "You will regret it." and "You will be regretting it." sound perfectly grammatical.... is there a source or citation for the ungrammaticality of the latter?
Apr
5
comment “Will be doing” vs. “will do”
Please demonstrate the distinction. And are you talking about Tursagen's distinction or Monica's distinction?
Apr
5
comment “Will be doing” vs. “will do”
@Monica, So who is right? Doesn't this contradict Thursagen's answer? Do you have sources for this?
Apr
5
comment “Will be doing” vs. “will do”
@Thursagen, Hmm, what about "I will be being good"? Grammatical?
Apr
4
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Apr
3
comment Use of capitals and full stops in bullet points
@Lynn, Btw this answer could be improved by explicitly clarifying that the Chicago Manual of Style is but just one of the many styles in the publishing industry. There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of official styles out there.
Apr
1
comment When should 'viz.' be followed by a comma?
Also see grammarphobia.com/blog/2013/04/ie-vs-viz.html
Apr
1
revised When should 'viz.' be followed by a comma?
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Mar
31
comment What is the cutoff between the word banned and suspended?
@HotLicks, The word "banned" when used without context does not suggest a permanent state of affairs. The word "unban" is not utter nonsense. Neither is the phrase "still banned"
Mar
31
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Mar
29
comment Equivalent of “both” when referring to three or more items?
What about "threeoth"? A is good, both in X and in Y. B is good, threeoth in X, in Y, and in Z.
Mar
28
comment Difference between “commentor” and “commentator”
@tchrist, ? google.com/search?q=define+commentate
Mar
28
comment Difference between “commentor” and “commentator”
@ShreevatsaR, Commentators commentate, not comment. If not, every visitor to the stadium would be considered a commentator.
Mar
28
comment Why are the United States often referred to as America?
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇, Now their fighting on Urban Dictionary (urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=America) 9k ups vs 4k downs.
Mar
26
comment Is “research” singular or plural?
@Brian, So "..further research needs to be done.." or "..further research need to be done.."?
Mar
20
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Mar
18
comment What's the most common way to say “male chauvinist?”
@janoChen, retrosexual means "cow boy style". Retro = past
Mar
10
comment What is a trope, and how does it differ from a metaphor?
vocabulary.com/dictionary/trope has many example usages of "trope" drawn from recent newspapers and articles. (see the right hand side bar on the page)