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7h
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.
20h
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
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
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
11
comment What's the word for “running with your arms outstretched as though flying”?
Yes, this was the one I was trying to think of when I saw this question. I don't know if it is the right answer, but it does seem to fit in that it is an odd usage of a relatively uncommon word.
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
9
comment How does the apostrophe work?
The mods on ELL thought this would be a good fit for their site, so I'm unduplicating it and sending it over there.
Sep
8
comment One word for “lack of exercise”
This answer would be improved with a definition and an explanation of how this is different from sedentary, which is already given.
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.
Sep
1
comment Is there any reason for saying “he is good-looking”, instead of “he is well-looking”?
Your parallel isn't quite right. It ought to be "good looks" to "well-looked" if you followed the same conversion. In fact, that might tell us something very interesting, as good + complement seems to take a gerund, where well + complement seems to take a past participle. I don't have any idea if that's true or not though.
Aug
31
comment Where does the word “sh**” come from?
OP prefers to leave the title censored and there is no compelling reason not to.
Aug
25
comment Is a 'peeve' the same thing as a 'gripe'?
@WS2 It can include those actions, but doesn't necessarily so. Peeving can get heated, but is often simply grumbly.
Aug
25
comment What does “bodded ill” mean?
@Josh61 If you put quotes around the phrases, the results flip.
Aug
25
comment Word request: Generalization of “spike” and “scuttle” and “slight”
Since it's military jargon, it's probably either based on the form that needs to be filled out (1206) or it's a call sign like Tango Uniform, or an acronym like dampeu.
Aug
24
comment Is the word “colic” a right word in this context?
Sometimes, you get a stitch in your side when you've been exercising vigorously. You'll know the sensation if you've had it. This is a good idiomatic expression.
Aug
23
comment What's the US slang term for “following someone in a car”?
The mad in mad-dogging is an intensifier, like mad money to mean lots of cash and mad love to mean a deep sense of connection. A cop dogging you isn't good; it means he's been following you for a little while. A cop mad-dogging you means that you believe the cop is no only tailing you, but intent on following you until you screw up so that he can bust you.
Aug
23
comment Existential sentence…in the passive voice?
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Aug
23
comment Interpretation of “which must be widely open to tourist visits”
Crossposting is discouraged on SE. You should choose between posting on EL&U and ELL, and delete the other question, or we can migrate and merge them if there are useful answers on both.