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Apr
7
asked How is “e.g.” pluralized?
Mar
9
comment How should wireless technology names be hyphenated and capitalized?
This is not, in fact, what I was looking for, but +1.
Mar
8
comment How should wireless technology names be hyphenated and capitalized?
@psmears, since you mention it, I was editing this question and didn't know whether to change the last sentence, or what to change it to.
Mar
8
asked How should wireless technology names be hyphenated and capitalized?
Feb
13
comment Appropriateness of two spaces inbetween words
Related: english.stackexchange.com/questions/2544/…
Feb
10
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
7
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
4
comment When a sentence uses an optional plural, should the rest of the sentence treat it as singular or plural?
Also, I have no idea if there's an official term for what I'm calling the "optional plural." Please comment or edit if there is.
Feb
4
asked When a sentence uses an optional plural, should the rest of the sentence treat it as singular or plural?
Feb
4
comment What is the best way to track down the origin and grammar of this quote?
Wow, looks like it was Handey. You deduced that from the style alone? Nice.
Feb
4
revised What is the best way to track down the origin and grammar of this quote?
fixed grammar error in title by rewording it
Feb
4
suggested suggested edit on What is the best way to track down the origin and grammar of this quote?
Feb
4
comment grammar rule for prepositions
Welcome to English SE, @teacher! I'm not sure what you're asking here; why "impurities" is plural but "charge" is not, when following "free of"?
Jan
29
revised What does “BlackBerry-ing during a gorgeous party” mean?
linked to article, removed unnecessary and/or incorrect sections, fixed grammar
Jan
29
suggested suggested edit on What does “BlackBerry-ing during a gorgeous party” mean?
Jan
29
accepted What is the demonym for Norfolk, Virginia?
Jan
29
accepted “Dear Sir or Madam” versus “To whom it may concern”
Jan
29
accepted How many spaces should come after a period/full stop?
Jan
27
asked What is the demonym for Norfolk, Virginia?
Jan
26
answered Is “What is bounty?” grammatically correct?