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This tag is for questions about choosing the best word FROM A GIVEN SELECTION for a particular context or meaning. The selection to choose from must appear in the question. If you do not know the word already, use single-word-requests.

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Assuming the author & likely reader lives and works in Great Britain, this country probably refers to Great Britain. If they had written in that country blah blah blah or There blah blah blah I'd thi …
answered Aug 18 '10 by Chris
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Neither term is more technical. There are certain contexts where there is a difference between the two words. COCA is a good resource for answering such questions in the future. Yes there are objec …
answered Aug 17 '10 by Chris
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Of the choices provided, the best way to refer to a company that hosts your website is your third option web hosting service. Based on a COCA[1] query web hosting 6 times more common that web host, a …
answered Aug 17 '10 by Chris
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In addition to the prefix/suffix duplication, irregardless is used rarely. A COCA query shows 11189 hits for regardless and only 36 for irregardless. That's a reason for it to not be considered a pr …
answered Aug 18 '10 by Chris
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All three are essentially interchangeable, but many think I believe reflects uncertainty on the part of the speaker.
answered Aug 17 '10 by Chris