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Sep
11
revised Where does the expression “triple-A” come from?
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Sep
2
comment Different past tense for various *et words
NB "spit" inflects to "spat", at least where I come from :)
Aug
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
18
awarded  Good Answer
Jul
18
comment A verb to describe specific positioning of three layers
"Sandwiched between" sounds much more natural to me than "sandwiched by", and is a lot more common, too :)
Jun
18
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Jun
3
revised What are the words for people who cause trouble believing they know better?
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Apr
11
revised The phrase “to the numbers born”?
Improve wording and grammar; improve formatting
Mar
27
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Mar
27
revised What you call an animal whose main food is fruits?
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Mar
21
revised What is the English pronunciation of “pain au chocolat”?
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Jan
21
revised Is there a word used to describe a weekend plus a one-day holiday?
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Jan
16
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Jan
9
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Jan
8
revised Word for when we accidentally invert the syllabic utterances of words?
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2018
Sep
11
revised Better alternatives to “Save me!” - meaning to save electricity
Improve wording and grammar
Sep
4
comment Verb tense following “could have” in future
As a BrE speaker, I'm inclined to agree with @Lambie: the issue the speaker is complaining about is "I had to wait", not "I had to have waited", so it becomes "I would have had to wait". The other form would be appropriate in a context such as "I tried to get a refund for my ticket, but to be eligible I would have had to have waited over an hour for the train".
Aug
24
revised “In” (the works of) a poet
Fix typo in name of "Shelley"
Aug
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
8
comment Starting a sentence with And?
@J... I'm not sure how the sentence can parse unless there is a comma and verb clause after what's quoted? (That's why I say it "must" continue that way - otherwise I can't see any way it can make sense!) But yes, I fully agree that the two-sentence example is superior, and for exactly the reason you mention :)