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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?
Jan
20
awarded  Quorum
Jan
20
awarded  Convention
Nov
2
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
13
comment When is it appropriate to end a sentence in a preposition?
@Gurzo, yeah, it's a good one.
Sep
20
comment How do you decide which phrase to use when asking people to repeat what they said?
-1 for a subjective, list-y question
Sep
11
comment Is the meaning of the acronym “FAQ” generally understood?
not that I don't believe you, but... could you cite your source?
Sep
11
comment Are the acronyms FYI, BTW, LOL, WTF now considered “normal” words?
@Tal, this website is explicitly not for gathering opinions; it is a place for questions that can be answered. (And since @Shinto's effort to close was not successful, -1.)
Sep
6
awarded  Good Question
Sep
5
comment How many spaces should come after a period/full stop?
FWIW I have no problem with typing entities in per se. I do — for em dashes so often it barely me takes longer than a single regular keystroke does.
Sep
5
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
5
awarded  Nice Question