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5h
comment Is “Positions will be filled starting from August 1st, 2015.” unambiguous?
Probably written by a non-native speaker of English. I can imagine it meaning either that the positions start August 1st, or that the filling starts August 1st.
6h
comment Spelling vs. Pronunciation of “hawk” and “walk”
Does Christopher Walken pronounce the L in his name?
6h
comment Where does this “Barriers To Communication” quote from Reuel Howe come from?
That first Google link seems to be to Letters on the West Indies - Page 262, but it is a quotation from "James Walker (of the Berbice Commission.) - 1818"
2d
comment 4 tables or 4 table?
The "tables" answers are probably right. But I can imagine there is a table called "the 4 table" (because this table is somehow based on the number or shape "4"). Then you could, indeed, deal with the 4 table.
Mar
26
comment Working with a group that uses acronym for title, is it standard to place a superscript or subscript “2” to indicate double letters?
In a group consisting of math-oriented people, go ahead and write W³ or 3W. Maybe in a group consisting of chemistry-oriented people, try W₃ . But there is no "standard". These are all "nonstandard".
Mar
25
comment Why don't we say: “The shop is opened”?
"The shop is opened by Tom" is the passive version of "Tom opens the shop".
Mar
23
comment Name for something that is being advertised
or maybe 'advertand'. But that would mean "that which is to be adverted".
Mar
22
comment Is it rude to call a Lord, sir?
Here en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forms_of_address_in_the_United_Kingdom we find that a Scottish baron may be addressed "Sir". But an English baron should be addressed "My Lord" or "Your Lordship".
Mar
22
comment Grandmother / Grandma
Unless that grandma objects. In any case, it is not up to you to call him "abnormal".
Mar
22
comment A word to describe a person who loves to perform
A show-off.
Mar
19
comment What comes after the ducentiquinquagintasexions?
Any of these beyond octonions are so rarely used that,even if they have names, those names would not be used in mathematical writing about them.
Mar
19
comment “Table of Contents” vs. “Table of Content”
I wonder if you have seen "Table of Content" in a book published by a major UK or US or Canadian or Australian publisher.
Mar
19
comment Genitive: with or without “the”
And always avoid "The Malmstein's integral". (See the title of this question.)
Mar
19
comment Genitive: with or without “the”
I choose: "The decimal expansion of the first generalized Euler constant."
Mar
17
comment Milliseconds or milliseconds?
So the unit is hertz even though the abbreviation is Hz.
Mar
17
answered Why do people say “Cut and paste” instead of “Copy and paste”?
Mar
13
answered Is the statement grammatically correct?
Mar
13
comment Words Starting with Double Consonants
Mmbatho ... a city in South Africa, near the border with Botswana
Mar
13
comment Words Starting with Double Consonants
Llywelyn, Llewelyn
Mar
13
comment Words Starting with Double Consonants
There are surnames, like Ffolkes.