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Feb
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comment Foreshadow vs Adumbrate
@aparente001 thanks for letting me know! I won't edit the question, though, because I think it's alright :)
Feb
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comment Does “world's largest” require a “the”?
Nice answer, but this does not explain why we use the word "the" in such cases, though I will still give you an upvote ;)
Feb
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comment Foreshadow vs Adumbrate
@aparente001 yeah, I believe there is a "rollback" feature or something. I am aware of how to edit a question nonetheless, and I appreciate your edit. In my future questions, my made up words will just go in a comment, so thanks for your edit actually :P
Feb
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comment Should there be an apostrophe if not why?
@Lordology no problemo :D
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comment Should there be an apostrophe if not why?
@Lordology does have a point. The main reason he/she has flagged the question is so you could edit it and make the site look better. Hey, perhaps give some background info so we could answer your question better! (I will use the term "they" to refer to the gender of Lordology, hereafter.) Being flagged isn't too big of a deal, but only allows moderators to examine your question in particular, I believe. So, if you edit your question to meet with the criteria of this site, which I believe is reasonable, then the moderators won't put your question on hold or close it or anything :)
Feb
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answered Should there be an apostrophe if not why?
Feb
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comment Should there be an apostrophe if not why?
@Lordology I see... well, with that being said, apologies if my previous comment to you came across as rude. There might be severe issues that the user is unaware of, however I am now just making assumptions here.
Feb
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comment Should there be an apostrophe if not why?
@Lordology the user is new; give him a bit of time to get used to this and be a little more welcoming.
Feb
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comment Should there be an apostrophe if not why?
@john in both cases, there is an apostrophe, but it is placed differently: one before the last "s" in "Sisters" and one after it ;)
Feb
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comment Should there be an apostrophe if not why?
Are you referring to one sister or more than one sister? (I believe you are talking about the former, since you have capitalised the S in "Sister" which should not generally be capitalised if it follows a word, in this case, the word being "My".)
Feb
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comment Why has the word “discombobulate” stuck around?
@JanusBahsJacquet so my question is why the word "discombobulated" is an exception :P
Feb
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comment Why has the word “discombobulate” stuck around?
@JanusBahsJacquet "They stick around because people continue to use them…" Are you saying that people continue to use them, because people continue to use them? Words come and go because of convenience: for example, people say "sleepwalker" and not noctambulist anymore (though some experts of somnology say "somnambulist" which means the same thing, but that's rare); people say "tears" instead of eyewater (in fact, that's not even considered a word by this very comment); "yesteryear" is not said much, especially yesternight. These rare words have but one thing in common: they are long ;)
Feb
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comment Why has the word “discombobulate” stuck around?
Just to point out, "discomfoozle" probably comes from the old english dumfoozle, but apart from that, thanks for the answer! :D
Feb
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comment Why has the word “discombobulate” stuck around?
New made-up word of the day! Thinkambulist noun: 1. one who walks around thinking about stuff.
Feb
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asked Why has the word “discombobulate” stuck around?
Feb
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comment Foreshadow vs Adumbrate
@Mitch Sorry about the poor sample sentence... I was kind of using an ironic sentence to precisely grasp the meaning of the two words. But most of all, apologies for the poor question.
Feb
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comment Foreshadow vs Adumbrate
@NigelJ The best lexicological comment ever xD