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-Charles Babbage


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awarded  Quorum
Jan
20
awarded  Convention
Nov
2
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
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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
Sep
4
asked How many spaces should come after a period/full stop?
Aug
28
awarded  Scholar
Aug
28
accepted What part of speech is “on” in “on fire”?
Aug
28
comment What part of speech is “on” in “on fire”?
Hm... Merriam-Webster agrees. I suppose I'll accept this despite my English geek friends' protestations that this is a bastardization of the word.
Aug
28
comment What part of speech is “on” in “on fire”?
@Atomix, who the heck is Alec Trebec?
Aug
28
accepted When should “into” be used rather than “in to,” and vice versa?
Aug
28
asked “Dear Sir or Madam” versus “To whom it may concern”
Aug
24
comment How much punctuation is appropriate when ending a sentence with a full-sentence quotation?
Just to be clear, it was very much intentional that "[my] question is specific to when the outer sentence ends at the same place as the quoted sentence."
Aug
17
awarded  Teacher