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comment Instantiate a Video Player?
It depends on the audience. I'm a technical writer and I use the word "instantiate" if I'm writing for, say, Java programmers, because it's technically correct. But if I were writing end-user doc for non-programmers I probably wouldn't.
Jul
16
comment Instantiate a Video Player?
We've had other questions here about words that have a precise technical meaning, I thought. I don't think this is off-topic.
Jul
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comment Is it weird to use “this” in past tense narrative?
This is a good answer. Why did you delete it?
Jun
11
comment What's the difference between “requester” and “requestor”?
@likethesky thanks for finding and editing!
Jun
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reviewed Approve What's the difference between “requester” and “requestor”?
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revised Is there a difference between “holiday” and “vacation”?
added info from a comment
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reviewed Close Should I be putting the quote symbol every time someone is saying something?
Apr
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reviewed Leave Open Formal alternatives for: “There is not a need”
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reviewed Close What word would best represent a combination of being alive, thinking differently, and having atmosphere
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reviewed Close Should the footnote be capitalized?
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revised Is “sans” a drop-in replacement for “without”?
I meant single as in unmodified, not single as in count -- clarified
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comment What's the difference between “requester” and “requestor”?
Sigh. And the site disabled robots so isn't available in the Wayback Machine. Googling an excerpt of the quote turns up only other pages that quoted this page. I did have a credible source when I wrote this answer in 2011, but I don't now know how to produce it. :-(
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comment Am I using the subjunctive mood correctly?
@EdwinAshworth I don't understand the connection between your comment and my post.
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