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comment What manual of style should I use for technical writing for US Federal Government documents?
could you use @Lord or similar in the future? @Torg doesn't trigger the notification system. I asked the meta question per your request, it's at meta.english.stackexchange.com/questions/35/…
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comment Is there a correct gender-neutral, singular pronoun (“his” versus “her” versus “their”)?
I agree with @njd (reverse elitism is common in the US as well) but +1 anyways because the wording of this answer takes that into account.
Aug
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comment What manual of style should I use for technical writing for US Federal Government documents?
Interesting question, but this is really about government work, not English language usage. You could just as easily ask which brand of pen to use while doing government work, or what make of car to lease.
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comment What’s the rule for using “who” and “whom” correctly?
These sorts of tests work because "who" is for subjects and "whom" is for objects.
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revised How much punctuation is appropriate when ending a sentence with a full-sentence quotation?
capitalized "do"
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comment What is the correct spelling of “buyer* remorse”?
Wikipedia aside, the reasoning -- based on the purpose of apostrophes -- is perfect. +1 @nohat
Aug
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comment Are actors taught to roll their “r”'s?
An interesting question, but ultimately about acting, not English usage. Voting to close.
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asked How much punctuation is appropriate when ending a sentence with a full-sentence quotation?
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comment Should I use a semicolon or a dash to connect two closely related sentences?
@Jared, that grief I referred to was suffered when I was a copy editor, so I know exactly what you mean.
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comment When should “into” be used rather than “in to,” and vice versa?
+1 for the "in order" trick
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comment Should I use a semicolon or a dash to connect two closely related sentences?
+1 just for mentioning en and em; correcting others' dashes used to be a not insignificant source of grief for me.
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answered When to use “that” and when to use “which”?
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answered When is it appropriate to end a sentence in a preposition?
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comment What is the proper plural of the word “freshman”?
@moioci: this is entirely a matter of personal preference, but I think "freshpersons" sounds weird. I prefer "first-years." There's a bit more of a risk of sounding pretentious, but that hasn't been a big problem for me.
Aug
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comment Are “betwixt”, “trebble”, etc., acceptable in American English?
I've lived in the US all my life, and never heard of "trebble." I've rarely if ever heard of "treble" used in the non-musical sense.