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Manager/managee - role word question

Many are opposed to the idea that "if it's not in the OED, it doesn't exist." Because, you see, words are being added to the OED every day. The "ee" suffix can be added to pretty ...
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Is "me's" a word?

Sure, you can have a clitic form of is or has at the end of a subject ending in me. It is oral English mostly. Why didn't you just ignore me? Ignoring me's fine. (Interview with Ridley Scott, Den of ...
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Which sentence is most correct?

The second. The non-finite phrase "coming from you" is not the subject of the sentence. It is not the thing that means a lot. It a supplement, adding extra information to the sentence. So ...
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Is it correct to use "as quickly as he never had....."?

With {do something} as quickly as, both comparands must have a degree of quickness. Hence, "never had [done something]" is ungrammatical as complement there since a non-existent action ...
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Is it correct to use "as quickly as he never had....."?

its grammatically incorrect. The problem lies in the double negative. "Never" is a negative word. "Had" is used in the past perfect tense, which implies something that happened ...
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"I give Salle a pocket watch" or "I gave Salle a pocket watch"

The issue lies in the tense used. "I give..." is present simple, while "I gave..." is past simple. If you want to describe Receiptify an action happening regularly or as a habit, ...
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This is relating to a number of posts from a few years ago that I have just stumbled upon

food (n.) An item of food; a particular kind of food. Chiefly in plural. 1923 If she had knocked off starchy foods and done Swedish exercises for a bit, she might have been quite tolerable. P. G. ...
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This is relating to a number of posts from a few years ago that I have just stumbled upon

The claim that foods was never used in the UK is false. The Hansard Corpus, detailing speech in British parliament, has 9182 hits dating back to the 19th century. A sample: Our imports of foods of ...
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On team, in team, or from team?

All three prepositions are in use... ...and I can't see any reason to suppose they aren't all completely interchangeable in any given context. Prepositions are often flexible in English. Asking which ...
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Comparative, superlative using "one of"

It is very simple. With the comparative, you are splitting the group (days this month) into two subsets: the subset of days warmer than average on one side (A) and those cooler than average on the ...
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