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comment A number between 0 and 1 - like a percentage but expressed as a decimal
Ratio might also be appropriate.
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comment How do you refer to a 'they' character in a poem in a possessive sense?
I wonder if it would help you to capitalize 'They' so that it feel more like a named entity, which I think is what your prof is getting at by suggesting that you treat it like 'I' is treated in literary criticism. Basically, treat it as though 'They' is the same as 'Bob'. It's the name of a thing, not a referent.
Jan
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reviewed Approve How do you refer to a 'they' character in a poem in a possessive sense?
Jan
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comment a nonrestrictive appositive with a restrictive clause
Is this meant to be an edit of your original question?
Dec
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comment What does “yo-ho-ho” mean?
@malvolio Yargh, that I shall. Many thanks to you.
Dec
24
revised Till death do WE part
added 201 characters in body
Dec
21
comment How do I address an envelope to a married couple, who are respectively Professor and Dr?
I imagine it's official title (Princess), then degree (Reverend), then rank (Professor), then gendered term (Mrs), so you'd address it as Dr and Professor or Dr and Mr, as a degree outweighs a rank and should be listed first. If they share a surname, you might avoid it altogether by using The Stones, The Stone Family, or House Stone. I have no reference for this guess, alas.
Dec
19
comment Does “last July” refer to July 2013 or July 2014?
I think you're the only one who can answer the question of what you are referring to. Perhaps you mean to ask what the listener is most likely to infer?
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revised Polite name for a prostitute
removed slut shaming bit
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Nov
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comment Should there be a comma in “You again?”?
Related and possibly of interest: english.stackexchange.com/questions/87564/…, english.stackexchange.com/questions/4590/…, english.stackexchange.com/questions/206310/hello-comma-john, english.stackexchange.com/questions/1025/…
Nov
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revised Is there a slang word or phrase for someone who is always playing dirty tricks or unpleasant practical jokes on his friends and acquaintances?
Handbags are not limited to women, please don't call women "females", and also the gender of the person receiving the frog is unimportant.
Nov
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reviewed Reject Words: paucity vs scarcity vs dearth
Nov
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comment What's an evidential basis for discussing gender-neutrality of terms?
There's been a request to move this question to Meta. I support this idea, but I'm ambivalent enough to leave it to the community to decide. I think there is something to be said for having clearer standards or at least an agreement about how to make these kind of judgments.
Oct
28
comment Use of Comma with Clauses
@SrJoven Delay isn't necessarily transitive. If that were the case though, the sentence ought to be "Anna delayed, but it did not prevent the rise of the Borg."
Oct
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revised Do submarines float?
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