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reviewed Leave Open Is written “Canadian English” closer to “American English” or “British English”?
Jul
27
comment Who knocks at the door? Who does knock at the door?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it has been posted on ELL.SE, which it is better suited for.
Jul
27
comment Confused about vowel diagram (Vowel chart)! Can you clarify & explain how to read it?
I feel this question is more appropriate for Linguistics, since it is not specifically related to English pronunciation.
Jul
21
comment This is right. Or that is right?
@Tommy opinion questions are off-topic everywhere, I believe. That said, I believe also there is a canonical question on English.SE that addresses the "this/that" distinction.
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Jul
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comment What is a blanket term for a legal system based on evangelical Christian law?
I can't respond to comment flags directly, but so you know, there are not sufficient comments here for me to move the rest of the comment chain to the chat room. I think what's here is a sufficient teaser to get people to go to the chat room if they are interested in the discussion.
Jul
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Jul
9
comment What's an expression for a cunningly-fake friend?
Foxes are not always underhanded.
Jul
9
comment Correct usage of semicolon?
I wouldn't use a colon or semi-colon. "My research focuses on pulsars, which are exotic remnants of dead stars." Or more scientific: "My research focuses on exotic remnants of dead stars, which are called 'quasars'." Those sentences express the idea more clearly and sound less chatty.
Jun
29
comment “Come out with your hands up… and something with coconut”
It's not so much that it is a silly shopping list, but rather that the cop is listing (silly) demands, rather than the criminal.
Jun
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comment What do you call call a female philosopher?
@Tonepoet What are the gendered words for 'male nurse', 'male teacher', 'male daycare provider', or 'male secretary'? Men are just as capable of holding those jobs and nobody seems to be concerned that we need to be reminded of that. It's not about gendered terms. It's about marked versus unmarked.
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Apr
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revised How did “lobster” mean two different species?
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Apr
27
comment A more elegant way of writing “attempt to replicate them” for Teaching Statement
Emulate is a more appropriate word here than replicate.
Apr
27
reviewed Approve Difference between “aim” and “purpose”
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reviewed Close Word meaning “someone who does all the work”