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35 votes
13 answers
394k views

"Washroom", "restroom", "bathroom", "lavatory", "toilet" or "toilet room"

22 votes
2 answers
9k views

Is "soul-to-soul talk" a common expression in English?

21 votes
5 answers
80k views

When would you say "woods", and when would you say "forest"?

19 votes
5 answers
77k views

What's the difference between "to confirm" and "to verify"?

17 votes
5 answers
164k views

In which cases would you say, "I am seeing" instead of "I see"?

17 votes
1 answer
9k views

Could it be correct to have the word "however" flanked by two commas?

17 votes
9 answers
111k views

What's the difference in meaning between "evidence" and "proof"?

15 votes
2 answers
79k views

What is the difference between "that's odd", "that's weird", and "that's strange"?

15 votes
2 answers
2k views

Which form of a verb should I normally use after "what you have done is"?

14 votes
6 answers
34k views

Is there an informal way to describe a woman that can not have a baby?

14 votes
3 answers
75k views

What's the difference between "cabinet" and "cupboard"?

14 votes
5 answers
11k views

The place where the railroad crosses the road

13 votes
3 answers
52k views

What's the difference between "intervene" and "interfere"?

12 votes
3 answers
3k views

"Woman is the 'n-word' of the world"?

12 votes
3 answers
60k views

What's the difference between "rock" and "stone"?

12 votes
3 answers
791 views

Why one place on stack exchange is called "area51"?

11 votes
3 answers
75k views

Would you use the word "swum" these days?

11 votes
4 answers
27k views

What's the difference between "successive" and "consecutive"? [closed]

11 votes
6 answers
22k views

What's the difference between "He dumped her" and "He walked out on her"?

10 votes
4 answers
61k views

Is there any difference in meaning between "She is not around" and "She is not here"?

10 votes
2 answers
590 views

Word order in fractional quantities

10 votes
4 answers
23k views

"Why ...?" vs. "Why is it that ... ?"

9 votes
4 answers
11k views

Phrase or idiom for funnelling efforts in wrong direction

9 votes
2 answers
79k views

What's the difference between "along with" and "together with"?

8 votes
3 answers
3k views

Any idiom in English for a husband who has been betrayed by his wife?

8 votes
3 answers
57k views

"I just ate them" and "I've just eaten them" — What's the difference in American and in British?

8 votes
10 answers
3k views

Would you say "it's impolite" to your kids?

8 votes
3 answers
3k views

What's the difference between "harrowing" and "poignant"?

7 votes
5 answers
14k views

What's the difference between "to frighten" and "to scare"?

7 votes
1 answer
15k views

Children were sitting on their parents' lap or laps?

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