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Sep
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comment Is the acronym “PET” only used in some countries?
In the US, we'd refer to it as "plastic" and use the PETE number if relevant. Most people probably recognize "PETE" from the mark on the item, but probably don't know what it stands for. If they recycle, they will probably know about the mark. Where I live, we can only recycle #2 plastic at the facility, in contrast to where I used to live, where they took all kinds of PETE plastic.
Sep
17
comment Can a sentence start with verb?
@Reg Well, the answer to the title question is in the title. The body of the question asks something else entirely.
Sep
16
comment Word for someone that doesn't like to pause while talking
I'm not sure whether to take this answer seriously, which determines whether it is an answer or a comment. Surely this behavior is seen outside of ADHD? What is the word that describes this particular symptom of ADHD?
Sep
15
revised What is the origin of “in a jiffy”?
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Sep
12
reviewed Approve When you have a sentence containing a list separated by commas, do you need to repeat the verb before a preposition?
Sep
12
revised Concepts figuratively unable to be pulled apart?
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Sep
11
comment Confusing rule about subject-verb agreement
You might be interested in this question: english.stackexchange.com/questions/171703/there-is-there-are and the questions that are linked from it.
Sep
11
revised Confusing rule about subject-verb agreement
added a comma and broke up the text a little to make it easier to read.
Sep
11
comment Is there an umbrella word for cancer treatment?
I agree. Oncology is too broad; it covers much more than treatment and is more likely interpreted as cancer research than treatment.
Sep
10
awarded  Necromancer
Sep
10
comment Is there an adjective for having and spitting lots of saliva, especially in a state of wild, raging abandon?
You should feel free to join the Meta discussion about using dictionaries to answer questions.
Sep
10
comment Is there an adjective for having and spitting lots of saliva, especially in a state of wild, raging abandon?
This answer would be improved with a dictionary citation and definition.
Sep
10
comment Is there an adjective for having and spitting lots of saliva, especially in a state of wild, raging abandon?
This answer would be improved with a dictionary citation and definition.
Sep
8
revised One word for “lack of exercise”
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Sep
8
revised One word for “lack of exercise”
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Sep
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
5
revised “Will arrive” vs. “does arrive”—which of these two sentences is correct or more usually used?
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revised -phobia word for fear of hearing speeches
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Sep
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revised -phobia word for fear of hearing speeches
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Sep
4
comment “No, faith, not a jot, but to follow him thither with modesty enough, and likelihood to lead it.”
I think it might help if you explained how but is used in the phrase. That might be the OP's sticking point. But that he understood that construction, he might well grasp its meaning.