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Jun
8
comment Connotation of term autodidact
Why is a "neurosurgeon who is an autodidact" bad?
Jun
4
comment Is “there're” (similar to “there's”) a correct contraction?
"research tab"? What do you mean by a "tab"?
Jun
4
comment Is “there're” (similar to “there's”) a correct contraction?
@GEdgar, Any links/citations?
Jun
2
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May
26
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May
26
comment When to write the word “parenthetically”
@HaL, Your explanation in the answer is bad. Readers would think that there's a difference in spelling between the two concepts, but no, the two concepts are spelled identically.
May
26
comment When to write the word “parenthetically”
Exactly.
May
26
comment When to write the word “parenthetically”
@TomAnderson, To be fair, that's the original meaning of parenthesis. The ( and ) are called brackets. They're so often used to signify parenthesis to the extent that now people even call them that.
May
25
comment “drop the penny”
[ citation needed ]
May
24
comment When should I use an em-dash, an en-dash, and a hyphen?
@WalterTross, Hmm, reason don't much exist in language, usually it's a matter of majority wins.
May
24
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May
24
revised “parentheses” vs “parenthesis”
deleted 59 characters in body; edited title
May
24
comment When should I use an em-dash, an en-dash, and a hyphen?
@WalterTross, Is there even an official spelling for that? I'd thought it's a matter of opinion and writing style.
May
24
comment Difference between “full professional proficiency” and “native or bilingual proficiency”
See ILR scale en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
May
23
comment A single word meaning to abide in a place for a long time
@nicholas, I'm rotting here.
May
23
comment People can ‘abide by’ the law, but can the law ‘abide people’?
Shouldn't there be a by after "abide" in "some citizens the law can abide"?
May
20
comment What's the origin of the idiom “to cut your teeth on something”?
@FumbleFingers, It has always been "cut his teeth". Indeed, "cut his cloth" doesn't even seem to appear much on Google. Where do you come from?
May
19
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May
17
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May
17
comment When should I use an em-dash, an en-dash, and a hyphen?
@WalterTross, Meaning?