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comment Have you seen or did you see?
"Have you seen Michael today?" or "Did you see Michael today?" are both right.
Jun
26
comment Words for a garbage man who takes waste material to throw away and the one who takes them to sell?
Sending trash to be re-used is called "recycling" in the US. I do not recall a special term for the intermediary like "the recycling man" however.
Jun
25
comment Let not A nor B or Let neither A nor B?
Some languages (not English) do use the "nor A nor B" type of construction. I guess user126724 speaks one of those languages.
Jun
25
comment How do they express the time, in American and British English?
These days when digital clocks are so common, some of the old ways of talking are going out. Instead just say "six fifteen" because that is what the digits on the clock say.
Jun
19
comment Everyday English usage - for a little way
"Little way" seems fine to me. And the Webster 1828 even uses it as an example.
Jun
19
comment Is there a verb form of “Extinct”?
When Europeans with firearms arrived, they soon *extincted the great auk.
Jun
19
comment Do we plan a strategy?
It is not enough to plan the plan: you also have to walk the walk and talk the talk.
Jun
18
comment Past Participle as Adverb
I also find coordinatedly better than "coordinated" in this example.
Jun
17
comment Universe or universe?
It seems fine to me. why no leave this up to the author?
Jun
17
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Jun
16
comment What is the sponsored party called?
Especially if the sponsorship involves financial support.
Jun
16
comment Who were the 'pros from Dover'?
Notice people trying to type the name M*A*S*H of the book in comments here? Those stars mess it up! Comments seem to be different than questions or answers for the mark-down.
Jun
16
comment What is the difference between zero, nought and null?
"Null" is the German word for zero.. If your teacher, or his teacher, was Germain, you may use "null" for zero. "Nought" used for zero is more common in the UK than in the US.
Jun
16
comment A more formal English expression for K-12 (in the US)?
I think "K-12" itself is quite formal.
Jun
14
comment What does “can/could shake a baguette at” mean?
I wonder if the second quote was a description of a French book or movie. That would make the "baguette" phrase more natural.
Jun
12
comment How do you punctuate the end of a quote within a quote: “Billy said, 'This is acceptable.' ”
Putting a space in authorizes the word processor to start a new line just before the " which is not desired at all! So use a non-breaking space or (as lefthander said) a thinspace.
Jun
11
comment What's the difference between “requester” and “requestor”?
The spelling "requestor" should only be used by a programmor. :)
Jun
11
answered What Defines a Utah Accent?
Jun
10
comment Why is an application called an application?
Seems far-fetched. Needs reference!
Jun
10
comment Why is “our today's meeting” wrong?
So, by convoluted reasoning, we can say "our today's meeting", if "our" modifies "today". For example: our company has offices all over the world. When it is "today" here it may be yesterday or tomorrow at some other office. So when you refer to a meeting as "today's meeting" they may ask "which 'today'?" and you can say "our today". Convoluted as I said.