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revised How is the spelling of a hyphenated word read?
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accepted How is the spelling of a hyphenated word read?
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revised How is the spelling of a hyphenated word read?
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comment How is the spelling of a hyphenated word read?
@RegDwigнt, Because /dæʃ/ and /ˈhaɪ.fən/ is pure-greek to me. I don't assume the average user would know how to pronounce /tɛkst/ or even /huːs/. This question is not of "do I pronounce car as 'automobile' or 'korr'", but more of "according to description, is the letter A pronounced as /eɪnt/ or /ɑː/ by the average british/american—when they are telling people how to spell a word containing that letter?".
Aug
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comment How is the spelling of a hyphenated word read?
@Sam, If there a general preference (by majority count or style guides) on top of this "personal preference"?
Aug
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revised How is the spelling of a hyphenated word read?
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Aug
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comment How is the spelling of a hyphenated word read?
@RegDwigнt, I'm trying to write out sounds without using IPA... That aside, is it common practice to pronounce a "hyphen" as DASH?
Aug
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asked How is the spelling of a hyphenated word read?
Aug
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comment What do we call the GUI “box” which groups elements together?
@Tristanr, Edited.
Aug
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revised What do we call the GUI “box” which groups elements together?
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Aug
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awarded  Popular Question
Aug
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comment What term describes workers that are not “knowledge workers”?
@Kris, But non-knowledge workers are considered "general".
Aug
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awarded  Notable Question
Aug
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comment How does one correctly use “q.v.”?
Per your comment in another answer, Why can't c.f. be used in these cases?
Aug
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comment How does one correctly use “q.v.”?
Is cf accepted usage here? Eg. "Discussion of the Magi begins in the previous commentary (c.f.)."
Aug
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comment How does one correctly use “q.v.”?
@Alenanno, Shouldn't q.v. be used to reference articles instead of cf., since cf. is ambiguous as it could mean "compare/contrast" instead of "refer"?
Jul
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comment Replacement for “God forbid”
We use "touch wood" here. (singapore)
Jul
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revised What phrase is “o'clock” contracting?
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Jul
17
comment Difference between “whereby” and “in which”?
@Anonym, But conversion is the cause of "value of one type is transformed into a value of another" isn't it?
Jul
17
comment Use of capitals and full stops in bullet points
@Lynn, Shouldn't the "etc" be capitalized in the last sentence?