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bio website drom.ru
location Vladivostok, Russia
age 27
visits member for 3 years, 4 months
seen Jan 14 at 9:17

Apr
11
comment “In school” vs “at school”
So, does it hurt your ears if you hear "Children were at school" or you wouldn't really notice the oversight?
Oct
21
comment “Kvell” word usage
Sounds good :) +1
Oct
21
comment “Kvell” word usage
Very robust answer! thank you.
Oct
7
comment I used to have been born and never grown up since then
Thank you for the answer! And... I've learned a new word - "gobbledygook" :)
Oct
7
comment I used to have been born and never grown up since then
I wasn't sure about how it sounds to native-speakers. In this case, the question is self-descriptive. "Proofreading questions are generally off topic" - ok, got it, will never do this again.
Oct
7
comment I used to have been born and never grown up since then
"You likely meant this". Not quite true :) I've deliberately corrupted this sentence in order to make it sound like it is said by non-planet-earth-creature (one from Betelgeuse, maybe) trying to learn our language (funny enough, in this case, not even MY native language :) ). So, it was corrupted for purpose and hadn't meant to be well-formed English sentence, that's why it was interesting what kind of sense it makes because I had a feeling (which is confirmed now) it won't make any. So, thank you for the answer!
May
23
comment Was I correct to use the word “establish” in my tweet? Should I have included adverbial “as”?
@Tim I did not asked for "proofread my document". I did not provide the quotation and placed link instead. Someone edited my question and added the actual quote from twitter. I don't know why it does bother you anyway. But what do you mean be "too localized"? I think "establish" word is widespread and means what it means and used where it used. I just asked if I use it properly. Thus, I consider your post and -1 as "trolling".
May
23
comment Was I correct to use the word “establish” in my tweet? Should I have included adverbial “as”?
Thanks, @FumbleFingers for corrections :) BTW, I thought British people shorten everything more than Americans. Like "I've couldn't if he'd" etc. Aren't they? E.g. Americans don't usually shorten "would" word whilst British people does all the time. Is there some kind of rule when I can use shortened form and when it would be inappropriate (probably I should start a new question on this one)?
May
23
comment Was I correct to use the word “establish” in my tweet? Should I have included adverbial “as”?
I would lend a helping hand only if this person would even try to google just a little bit. It's a really most common problem and the solution is described literary on thousandths of resources. I don't know... maybe I'm such a bad person...
May
23
comment Was I correct to use the word “establish” in my tweet? Should I have included adverbial “as”?
Claim - this word is totally dropped out from my head and it fits perfectly... I mean this is exactly what I implied. So, can you tell is "establish" any good here anyway?
May
23
comment Meaning of “magazine” from 1845
In Russian "magazine" sounds exactly like "store" or "warehouse". And we call what english-speakers call "magazine" a "Journal" or "Gazette".
May
23
comment Was I correct to use the word “establish” in my tweet? Should I have included adverbial “as”?
@Alain Pannetier , well, if it is not understood what I meant, then probably mine :)
May
23
comment Was I correct to use the word “establish” in my tweet? Should I have included adverbial “as”?
Consider would fit here, but it seems to be a little "soft". I want to say that person should not even dare to think he is a web-developer. "Consider" assumes he can think of it, right? :)
May
23
comment Was I correct to use the word “establish” in my tweet? Should I have included adverbial “as”?
@Alain Pannetier, nope :)
May
23
comment Was I correct to use the word “establish” in my tweet? Should I have included adverbial “as”?
It sounds strange to me either. That's why I've asked for help here :)
May
23
comment Was I correct to use the word “establish” in my tweet? Should I have included adverbial “as”?
Exactly. Yes... Or shouldn't call himself a "web-developer"